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New Japan G1 Climax 27 live results for Friday, Aug. 11: Ibushi vs. Goto, Ishii vs. Sabre, and more

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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 27th annual, will feature 20 men competing across 19 dates for a spot in the finals August 13. Each show will be broadcast worldwide on New Japan's streaming service, NJPW World.

We'll have open threads & results for each show as well as the standard match recommendation posts at regular intervals throughout the tournament, so why not watch along with the best pro wrestling community on the internet?

Today’s action takes place in Tokyo's Ryugoku Sumo Hall, kicking off at a ripe 5:30AM Eastern / 2:30AM Pacific, and it's all about A Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals.

Here are our current standings for A Block going into tonight’s show, broken down by point totals first and their tournament record in parentheses after, but if you’d like a more in-depth look at how we got here, you can find past show results easily, right here.

In any case, now that we’re on the last night of block action, it all comes down to Tanahashi and Naito— the winner of their match will move on to the finals, and everything else is just for bragging rights.


  • Hiroshi Tanahashi (6-2)
  • Tetsuya Naito (6-2)


  • Bad Luck Fale (5-3)
  • Kota Ibushi (5-3)


  • Hirooki Goto (4-4)
  • Tomohiro Ishii (4-4)
  • Zack Sabre, Jr. (4-4)


  • Togi Makabe (3-5)


  • YOSHI-HASHI (2-6)


  • Yuji Nagata (1-7)

Bad Luck Fale over Yuji Nagata by pinfall with Bad Luck Fall.

Togi Makabe over YOSHI-HASHI by pinfall with the King Kong Knee Drop.

Zack Sabre, Jr. over Tomohiro Ishii by referee stoppage after Ishii passed out in a submission hold that started as a wrist-clutch headscissors kneebar and ended with literally every limb locked down.

Hirooki Goto over Kota Ibushi by pinfall with GTR.

Tetsuya Naito over Hiroshi Tanahashi by pinfall with Destino.

Enjoy the show!

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