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 Osaka's Osaka Prefectural Gym (Edion Arena Osaka), kicking off at a ripe 4AM Eastern / 1AM Pacific, and it's all about B Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals.
Here are our current standings for B Block going into tonight’s show, broken down by point totals first and their tournament record in parentheses after—
- Kazuchika Okada (6-0)
- Kenny Omega (5-1)
- EVIL (4-2)
- Minoru Suzuki (4-2)
- SANADA (4-2)
- Michael Elgin (2-4)
- Tama Tonga (2-4)
- Toru Yano (2-4)
- Juice Robinson (1-5)
- Satoshi Kojima (0-6)
Toru Yano over Tama Tonga
Satoshi Kojima over SANADA
Michael Elgin over Minoru Suzuki
Juice Robinson over Kenny Omega
EVIL over Kazuchika Okada
Enjoy the show!