New Japan Pro Wrestling’s annual G1 Climax is widely regarded as the greatest tournament in pro wrestling today. Two blocks of competitors are competing in a round robin format to determine the number 1 contender to Kenny Omega’s IWGP Heavyweight Championship at January 4th’s Wrestle Kingdom. The tournament is nearing the later stages and here are the results from Night 17:

Togi Makabe b. Michael Elgin – Makabe took the pinfall win after hitting the King Kong Knee Drop

YOSHI-HASHI b. Hangman Page – YOSHI-HASHI took the pinfall win after hitting the Karma

Minoru Suzuki b. Bad Luck Fale – Suzuki took the DQ win after Tama Tonga interfered and hit the Gun Stun…again

EVIL b. “Switchblade” Jay White – EVIL took the pinfall win after hitting his namesake signature move

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada ended in a Time Limit Draw – Due to this result Tanahashi advances to the final on Sunday 12th August

A Block Winner – Hiroshi Tanahashi