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New Japan G1 Climax 31 results for Friday, Oct. 8: Okada vs. Taichi, Tanahashi vs. EVIL, and more

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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

10 Points

  • Kota Ibushi (5-2)
  • Zack Sabre, Jr. (5-1)

8 Points

  • Great-O-Khan (4-3)
  • KENTA (4-2)
  • Shingo Takagi (4-2)
  • Tomohiro Ishii (4-3)

6 Points

  • Toru Yano (3-3)

4 Points

  • Tanga Loa (2-4)
  • Yujiro Takahashi (2-4)

0 Points

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

B Block

10 Points

  • Jeff Cobb (5-0)
  • Kazuchika Okada (5-0)

8 Points

  • EVIL (4-1)

6 Points

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi (3-2)

4 Points

  • SANADA (2-3)
  • Taichi (2-3)

2 Points

  • Chase Owens (1-4)
  • Hirooki Goto (1-4)
  • Tama Tonga (1-4)
  • YOSHI-HASHI (1-4)

Today’s action takes place in Kochi’s Kochi Prefectural Gymnasium, kicking off at 6 am ET / 3 am PT, and it's all about B Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals.

YOSHI-HASHI over Tama Tonga by pinfall with Karma.

Hirooki Goto over Chase Owens by pinfall with GTR.

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

EVIL over Hiroshi Tanahashi by pinfall,

Kazuchika Okada over Taichi by pinfall with the Rainmaker.

Enjoy the show!