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 Miyagi's Sendai Sunplaza, kicking off at a ripe 5:30AM Eastern / 2:30AM Pacific, and it's all about A Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals.
Here are our current standings for A Block going into tonight’s show, broken down by point totals first and their tournament record in parentheses after—
- Bad Luck Fale (2-1)
- Hirooki Goto (2-0)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi (2-1)
- Kota Ibushi (2-1)
- Tetsuya Naito (2-1)
- Zack Sabre, Jr. (2-1)
- Togi Makabe (1-2)
- Tomohiro Ishii (1-2)
- YOSHI-HASHI (1-2)
- Yuji Nagata (0-3)
Tomohiro Ishii over YOSHI-HASHI
Zack Sabre, Jr. over Bad Luck Fale
Togi Makabe over Kota Ibushi
Tetsuya Naito over Yuji Nagata
Hiroshi Tanahashi over Hirooki Goto
Enjoy the show!