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New Japan G1 Climax 31 results for Friday, Oct. 1: Tanahashi vs. SANADA, Okada vs. Goto, and more

Match lineup for night eight of NJPW G1 Climax 31 NJPW Global on Twitter

It’s, well... a few months after 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 31st annual, will feature 20 men competing across 19 dates for a spot in the finals on October 21. Each show will be broadcast worldwide on New Japan's streaming service, NJPW World.

Current Standings

A Block

8 Points

  • Great-O-Khan (4-1)
  • Zack Sabre, Jr. (4-0)

6 Points

  • KENTA (3-2)
  • Kota Ibushi (3-2)
  • Shingo Takagi (3-1)
  • Toru Yano (3-2)

4 Points

  • Tomohiro Ishii (2-3)
  • Yujiro Takahashi (2-2)

2 Points

  • Tanga Loa (1-3)

0 Points

  • Tetsuya Naito (0-9 after being injured out and forfeiting his remaining matches)

B Block

6 Points

  • Jeff Cobb (3-0)
  • Kazuchika Okada (3-0)

4 Points

  • EVIL (2-1)
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi (2-1)
  • SANADA (2-1)
  • Taichi (2-1)

2 Points

  • Tama Tonga (1-2)

0 Points

  • Chase Owens (0-3)
  • Hirooki Goto (0-3)
  • YOSHI-HASHI (0-3)

Today’s action takes place in Shizuoka’s Hamamatsu Arena, kicking off at 5:30 am ET / 2:30 am PT, and it's all about B Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals.

Jeff Cobb over Tama Tonga by pinfall with Tour of the Islands.

EVIL over Chase Owens by pinfall with EVIL.

YOSHI-HASHI over Taichi by pinfall with Karma.

Kazuchika Okada over Hirooki Goto by pinfall with a cradle.

Hiroshi Tanahashi over SANADA by pinfall with High Fly Flow.

Enjoy the show!