On Thursday, the G1 Climax featured the B Block tournament matches in Fukuoka with the first set of eliminations in the block.
In the main event, Hirooki Goto defeated Tomohiro Ishii after landing the GTR and placing Goto into a seven-way tie with Ishii, Juice Robinson, Toru Yano, Tetsuya Naito, Jeff Cobb, and Jay White with six points with all of them still alive.
On Thursday, Jon Moxley suffered his first loss of the tournament with a countout loss to Toru Yano that keeps several members of the block alive. If Moxley had won, it would have led to Ishii, Yano, Naito, Cobb, and Taichi being eliminated but they all remain due to Moxley’s loss.
There were two members eliminated in Fukuoka with Taichi and Shingo Takagi mathematically out. Jay White defeated Taichi on the card and Jeff Cobb pinned Takagi leaving them with four points and out of the running.
The G1 is off Friday and resumes this weekend with shows in Osaka on Saturday and Sunday. Below are the tournament matches for each card:
August 3rd in Osaka:
*KENTA vs. Bad Luck Fale
*Lance Archer vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
*Will Ospreay vs. EVIL
*Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kota Ibushi
*Kazuchika Okada vs. Sanada
August 4th in Osaka:
*Tomohiro Ishii vs, Toru Yano
*Taichi vs. Juice Robinson
*Hirooki Goto vs. Jeff Cobb
*Jon Moxley vs. Jay White
*Tetsuya Naito vs. Shingo Takagi
A BLOCK: Kazuchika Okada (12 points), KENTA (8), Hiroshi Tanahashi (8), Kota Ibushi (8), EVIL (6), Lance Archer (4), Will Ospreay (4), Sanada (4), Zack Sabre Jr. (4), and Bad Luck Fale (2)
B BLOCK: Jon Moxley (10 points), Tomohiro Ishii (6), Juice Robinson (6), Hirooki Goto (6), Jay White (6), Jeff Cobb (6), Tetsuya Naito (6), Toru Yano (6), Shingo Takagi (4), Taichi (4)