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New Japan reveals schedule of key matches for G1 Climax 27, including Omega/Okada, Tanahashi/Naito and Sabre/Ibushi

One day after revealing the block assignments for G1 Climax 27, the 2017 version of New Japan’s signature Summer event, the company today let us know when many of the key matches will be taking place - including the most anticipated showdowns of the round robin tourney.

In revealing when we’ll be getting showdowns between IWGP Heavyweight champion Hiroshi Tanahashi and Los Ingobernables de Japon head Tetsuya Naito and the third match of the year between IWGP Heavyweight champ Kazuchika Okada and Bullet Club leader Kenny Omega (Aug. 11 and 12 at Tokyo’s Ryōgoku Sumo Hall, the last days of action in their respective blocks), the announcements shed some light on who will be competing for a spot in the final and a main event booking at New Japan’s Tokyo Dome show next January 4.

The full schedule will be revealed soon, but in the meantime, let us know what matches you’re looking forward to - or changes to your predictions you’re making - based on the bouts we know about now...

July 17

Kota Ibushi vs. Tetsuya Naito
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

July 20

Minoru Suzuki vs. Kenny Omega

July 21

YOSHI-HASHI vs. Tetsuya Naito
Kota Ibushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

July 22

Kenny Omega vs. Tama Tonga
Minoru Suzuki vs. SANADA

July 23

Togi Makabe vs. Hirooki Goto
Kota Ibushi vs. Tomohiro Ishii

July 25

Toru Yano vs. Kenny Omega
Kazuchika Okada vs. SANADA

July 26

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Hirooki Goto
Togi Makabe vs. Kota Ibushi

July 27

Minoru Suzuki vs. EVIL
Michael Elgin vs. Kenny Omega

July 29

Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tetsuya Naito
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. YOSHI-HASHI

July 30

Satoshi Kojima vs. Kenny Omega
Juice Robinson vs. Kazuchika Okada

August 1

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kota Ibushi
Yuji Nagata vs. Tomohiro Ishii

August 2

Kenny Omega vs. EVIL
Satoshi Kojima vs. Minoru Suzuki

August 4

Tetsuya Naito vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Togi Makabe

August 5

Kazuchika Okada vs. EVIL
Satoshi Kojima vs. SANADA

August 6

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tomohiro Ishii
Togi Makabe vs. Tetsuya Naito

August 8

Kenny Omega vs. SANADA
Kazuchika Okada vs. Minoru Suzuki

August 11

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tetsuya Naito
Kota Ibushi vs. Hirooki Goto

August 12

Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega
Toru Yano vs. Minoru Suzuki

August 13

Winner of A Block vs. Winner of B Block in the tournament finals

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