By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
New Japan Pro Wrestling “G1 Climax Tournament Day 17”
October 16, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan at Ryogoku Kokugikan
Streamed live on New Japan World
1. Yota Tsuji beat Gabriel Kidd.
2. Yujiro Takahashi over Jeff Cobb in an A-Block tournament match.
3. Shingo Takagi beat Minoru Suzuki in an A-Block tournament match.
4. Will Ospreay beat Kazuchika Okada in an A-Block tournament match. Ospreay received help from Bea Priestly and Great O-Kharn (Tomoyuki Oka).
5. Kota Ibushi defeated Taichi in an A-Block tournament match.
6. Tomohiro Ishii pinned Jay White in an A-Block tournament match.
Powell’s POV: The scoring for the round robin tournament is two points for a victory, one point for a draw, and no points for a loss.
The final A-Block standings are Kota Ibushi with 14 points, Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay, and Jay White with 12 points, Taichi Jeff Cobb, Shingo Takagi, and Tomohiro Ishii with eight points, Minoru Suzuki with six points, and Yujiro Takahashi with two points.
The current B-Block leaders are Tetsuya Naito and Evil with 12 points, Zack Sabre Jr. and Sanada with 10 points, Hirooki Goto and Kenta with eight points, Juice Robinson, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Toru Yano with six points, and Yoshi-Hashi with two points.
The B-Block continues Saturday in Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan with the following matches: Sanada vs. Evil, Tetsuya Naito vs. Kenta, Toru Yano vs. Yoshi-Hashi, Juice Robinson vs. Hirooki Goto, Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
The finals will be held on Sunday in Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan with A-Block winner Kota Ibushi facing the B-Block winner.
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