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 28th annual, will feature 20 men competing across 19 dates for a spot in the finals on August 12. Each show will be broadcast worldwide on New Japan's streaming service, NJPW World.
We'll have open threads & results for each show (past results can be found here) 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?
- Hiroshi Tanahashi (A Block, 5-1)
- Kenny Omega (B Block, 5-0)
- EVIL (A Block, 4-2)
- “Switchblade” Jay White (A Block, 4-2)
- Kazuchika Okada (A Block, 4-2)
- Minoru Suzuki (A Block, 4-2)
- Tetsuya Naito (B Block, 4-1)
- Kota Ibushi (B Block, 3-2)
- SANADA (B Block, 3-2)
- Zack Sabre, Jr. (B Block, 3-2)
- Bad Luck Fale (A Block, 2-4)
- Michael Elgin (A Block, 2-4)
- Togi Makabe (A Block, 2-4)
- Hirooki Goto (B Block, 2-3)
- Tomohiro Ishii (B Block, 2-3)
- Hangman Page (A Block, 1-5)
- YOSHI-HASHI (A Block, 1-5)
- Juice Robinson (B Block, 1-4)
- Tama Tonga (B Block, 1-4)
- Toru Yano (B Block, 1-4)
Our twelfth day of action takes place in Kagoshima’s Kagoshima Arena, kicking off at a brisk 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.
Tama Tonga over Tomohiro Ishii by pinfall, reversing a vertical brainbuster into the Gun Stun.
Juice Robinson over SANADA by pinfall with Pulp Friction.
Tetsuya Naito over Toru Yano by pinfall with Destino.
Kenny Omega over Zack Sabre, Jr. by pinfall with a crucifix pin.
Kota Ibushi over Hirooki Goto by pinfall with Kamigoye.
Enjoy the show!