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New Japan G1 Climax 31 results for Friday, Sept. 24: Okada vs. EVIL, SANADA vs. Taichi, and more

Match lineup for night four 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

6 Points

  • Great-O-Khan (3-0)

4 Points

  • KENTA (2-1)
  • Kota Ibushi (2-1)
  • Shingo Takagi (2-1)
  • Toru Yano (2-1)
  • Yujiro Takahashi (2-1)
  • Zack Sabre, Jr. (2-0)

2 Points

  • Tanga Loa (1-1)
  • Tomohiro Ishii (1-2)

0 Points

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

B Block

2 Points

  • EVIL (1-0)
  • Jeff Cobb (1-0)
  • Kazuchika Okada (1-0)
  • SANADA (1-0)
  • Taichi (1-0)

0 Points

  • Chase Owens (0-1)
  • Hirooki Goto (0-1)
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi (0-1)
  • Tama Tonga (0-1)
  • YOSHI-HASHI (0-1)

Today’s action takes place in Tokyo’s Ota City General Gymnasium, 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.

Hiroshi Tanahashi over Hirooki Goto by pinfall with a small package.

Tama Tonga over Chase Owens by pinfall with the Gun Stun.

Jeff Cobb over YOSHI-HASHI by pinfall with Tour of the Islands.

Taichi over SANADA by pinfall with Black Mephisto.

Kazuchika Okada over EVIL by pinfall with the Rainmaker.

Enjoy the show!