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 27th annual, will feature 20 men competing across 19 dates for a spot in the finals August 13. Each show will be broadcast worldwide on New Japan's streaming service, NJPW World.
We'll have open threads & results for each show as well as the standard match recommendation posts at regular intervals throughout the tournament, so why not watch along with the best pro wrestling community on the internet?
Today’s action takes place in Tokyo's Korakuen Hall kicking off at a ripe 5:30AM Eastern / 2:30AM Pacific, and it's all about B Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals.
Juice Robinson over Satoshi Kojima by pinfall with Pulp Friction.
Tama Tonga over Michael Elgin by pinfall with a Gun Stun, countering a second rope Death Valley Driver.
SANADA over EVIL by pinfall with a moonsault.
Kazuchika Okada over Toru Yano by submission with Red Ink.
Kenny Omega over Minoru Suzuki by pinfall with One-Winged Angel.
Moving forward, we'll post records and standings. This being the first night of B Block action, all competitors start on even ground!
Enjoy the show!