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, 6-1)
- Kenny Omega (B Block, 6-1)
- “Switchblade” Jay White (A Block, 5-2)
- Kazuchika Okada (A Block, 5-2)
- Kota Ibushi (B Block, 5-2)
- Tetsuya Naito (B Block, 5-2)
- EVIL (A Block, 4-3)
- Minoru Suzuki (A Block, 4-3)
- SANADA (B Block, 4-3)
- Zack Sabre, Jr. (B Block, 4-3)
- Michael Elgin (A Block, 3-4)
- Hirooki Goto (B Block, 3-4)
- Tomohiro Ishii (B Block, 3-4)
- Bad Luck Fale (A Block, 2-5)
- Hangman Page (A Block, 2-5)
- Togi Makabe (A Block, 2-5)
- Juice Robinson (B Block, 2-5)
- Tama Tonga (B Block, 2-5)
- YOSHI-HASHI (A Block, 1-6)
- Toru Yano (B Block, 1-6)
Our fifteenth day of action takes place in Osaka’s Edion Arena Osaka, kicking off at a ripe 2AM Eastern / 11PM Pacific, and it's all about A Block, one of two groupings whose winner will go on to a spot in the finals.
YOSHI-HASHI over Bad Luck Fale by disqualification after Tama Tonga ran in with a chair.
Hangman Page over Minoru Suzuki by pinfall with Rite of Passage.
“Switchblade” Jay White over Togi Makabe by pinfall with Blade Runner.
Hiroshi Tanahashi over Michael Elgin by pinfall, reversing the Elgin Bomb into a small package.
Kazuchika Okada over EVIL by pinfall with the Rainmaker.
Enjoy the show!