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, 7-1)
- “Switchblade” Jay White (A Block, 6-2)
- Kazuchika Okada (A Block, 6-2)
- Kenny Omega (B Block, 6-1)
- Kota Ibushi (B Block, 5-2)
- Tetsuya Naito (B Block, 5-2)
- EVIL (A Block, 4-4)
- Minoru Suzuki (A Block, 4-4)
- SANADA (B Block, 4-3)
- Zack Sabre, Jr. (B Block, 4-3)
- Hangman Page (A Block, 3-5)
- Michael Elgin (A Block, 3-5)
- Hirooki Goto (B Block, 3-4)
- Tomohiro Ishii (B Block, 3-4)
- Bad Luck Fale (A Block, 2-6)
- Togi Makabe (A Block, 2-6)
- YOSHI-HASHI (A Block, 2-6)
- Juice Robinson (B Block, 2-5)
- Tama Tonga (B Block, 2-5)
- Toru Yano (B Block, 1-6)
Our sixteenth day of action takes place in Kanagawa’s Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium, kicking off at a brisk 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.
Tomohiro Ishii over Juice Robinson by pinfall with the vertical drop brainbuster.
Zack Sabre, Jr. over Hirooki Goto by pinfall with the European Clutch.
Tama Tonga over Kota Ibushi by pinfall with the Gun Stun.
Toru Yano over Kenny Omega by pinfall with a lateral press after Tama Tonga ran in and hit a Gun Stun, draping Yano on top of Omega.
Tetsuya Naito over SANADA by pinfall with Destino.
Enjoy the show!