It’s that time of year again, and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW)'s G1 Climax tournament is back to ruin sleep schedules all over the globe!
This year's version, the 26th annual, will feature 20 men competing across 19 dates for a spot in the finals August 14. Each show will be broadcast worldwide on New Japan's streaming service, NJPW World.
Check out Rev's list of matches worth checking out from the first five shows here, a quick recommendation on each of the bouts from the next five here & the latest shows here, and The Great Wall of Slow's rundown of each of the twenty participants journey through the second third of the tourney here.
We'll have open threads & results for each show (and maybe a few other goodies - stay tuned!), so you can watch along with the best pro wrestling community on the internet.
The sixteenth day of the tourney takes place at Yamagata City General Sports Center and we’re back to B Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals.
Kenny Omega over Katsuhiko Nakajima by pinfall with One-Winged Angel.
EVIL over Toru Yano by pinfall with EVIL.
Tetsuya Naito over YOSHI-HASHI by pinfall with Destino.
Katsuyori Shibata over Yuji Nagata by submission with a bodyscissors sleeper hold.
Michael Elgin over Tomoaki Honma by pinfall with an Elgin Bomb.
Here are the standings heading into these bouts (we’ll update these after the show, which is scheduled to kickoff with undercard action at 5:30AM Eastern):
Kazuchika Okada - 10 Points (5 - 3)
Naomichi Marufuji - 10 Points (5 - 3)
Hirooki Goto - 10 Points (5 - 3)
Hiroshi Tanahashi - 10 Points (5 - 3)
Bad Luck Fale - 10 Points (5 - 3)
Togi Makabe - 8 Points (4 - 3)
Tomohiro Ishii - 6 Points (3 - 5)
Tama Tonga - 6 Points (3 - 5)
SANADA - 6 Points (3 - 5)
Hiroyoshi Tenzan - 4 Points (2 - 6)
B Block (updated!):
Tetsuya Naito - 12 points (6 - 2)
Michael Elgin - 10 points (5 - 3)
Katsuyori Shibata- 10 points (5 - 3)
Kenny Omega - 10 points (5 - 3)
Toru Yano - 8 points (4 - 4)
Katsuhiko Nakajima - 8 points (4 - 4)
YOSHI-HASHI - 6 points (3 - 5)
Yuji Nagata - 6 points (3 - 5)
EVIL - 6 points (3 - 5)
Tomoaki Honma - 4 points (2 - 6)
Enjoy the show!