It’s 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 26th annual, will feature 20 men competing across 19 dates for a spot in the finals August 14. Each show will be broadcast worldwide on New Japan's streaming service, NJPW World.
Check out Rev's list of matches worth checking out from the first five shows here & a quick recommendation on each of the bouts from the next five here, and The Great Wall of Slow's rundown of each of the twenty participants journey through the second third of the tourney here.
We'll have open threads & results for each show (and maybe a few other goodies - stay tuned!), so you can watch along with the best pro wrestling community on the internet.
The fourteenth day of the tourney takes place at Hamamatsu's ACT CITY and we’re back to B Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals.
Toru Yano def. Michael Elgin
Katsuyori Shibata def. YOSHI-HASHI
Katsuhiko Nakajima def. Tomoaki Honma
Kenny Omega def. Yuji Nagata
Tetsuya Naito def. EVIL
Here are the standings heading into these bouts (we’ll update these after the show, which is scheduled to kickoff with undercard action at 3:00AM Eastern):
Kazuchika Okada - 10 Points (5 - 2)
Togi Makabe - 8 Points (4 - 3)
Naomichi Marufuji - 8 Points (4 - 3)
Hirooki Goto - 8 Points (4 - 3)
Hiroshi Tanahashi - 8 Points (4 - 3)
Bad Luck Fale - 8 Points (4 - 3)
Tomohiro Ishii - 6 Points (3 - 4)
Tama Tonga - 6 Points (3 - 4)
Hiroyoshi Tenzan - 4 Points (2 - 5)
SANADA - 4 Points (2 - 5)
B Block (updated!):
Tetsuya Naito - 10 points (5 - 2)
Michael Elgin - 8 points (4 - 3)
Toru Yano - 8 points (4 - 3)
Katsuyori Shibata- 8 points (4 - 3)
Katsuhiko Nakajima - 8 points (4 - 3)
Kenny Omega - 8 points (4 - 3)
YOSHI-HASHI - 6 points (3 - 4)
Yuji Nagata - 6 points (3 - 4)
Tomoaki Honma - 4 points (2 - 5)
EVIL - 4 points (2 - 5)
Enjoy the show!