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New Japan G1 Climax 31 results for Thursday, Oct. 14: Okada vs. Tonga, Cobb vs. EVIL, and more

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Match lineup for night sixteen 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

12 Points

  • KENTA (6-2)
  • Kota Ibushi (6-2)
  • Shingo Takagi (6-2)
  • Zack Sabre, Jr. (6-2)

10 Points

  • Tomohiro Ishii (5-3)

8 Points

  • Great-O-Khan (4-5)
  • Toru Yano (4-4)

4 Points

  • Tanga Loa (2-6)
  • Yujiro Takahashi (2-6)

0 Points

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

B Block

14 Points

  • Jeff Cobb (7-0)
  • Kazuchika Okada (7-0)

12 Points

  • EVIL (6-1)

6 Points

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi (3-4)
  • SANADA (3-4)

4 Points

  • Hirooki Goto (2-5)
  • Taichi (2-5)
  • Tama Tonga (2-5)
  • YOSHI-HASHI (2-5)

2 Points

  • Chase Owens (1-6)

Today’s action takes place in Yamagata’s Yamagata General City Sports Center, 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.

Chase Owens over Taichi by pinfall with the package piledriver.

SANADA over Hirooki Goto by pinfall with a bridging O’Connor roll.

Hiroshi Tanahashi over YOSHI-HASHI by pinfall with High Fly Flow.

Jeff Cobb over EVIL by pinfall with Tour of the Islands.

Tama Tonga over Kazuchika Okada by pinfall with a Jay Driller.

Enjoy the show!