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 29th 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, except for opening night, which was live exclusively on AXS here in the States and uploaded to NJPW World at a later date.
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?
- Kazuchika Okada (4-0)
- KENTA (4-0)
- EVIL (2-2)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi (2-2)
- Kota Ibushi (2-2)
- Lance Archer (2-2)
- Bad Luck Fale (1-3)
- SANADA (1-3)
- Will Ospreay (1-3)
- Zack Sabre, Jr. (1-3)
- Jon Moxley (3-0)
- Juice Robinson (2-1)
- Shingo Takagi (2-1)
- Tomohiro Ishii (2-1)
- Toru Yano (2-1)
- Hirooki Goto (1-2)
- Jeff Cobb (1-2)
- Taichi (1-2)
- Tetsuya Naito (1-2)
- “Switchblade” Jay White (0-3)
Today’s action takes place in Hiroshima’s Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall, 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.
Juice Robinson over Toru Yano via pinfall with Pulp Friction
Taichi over Hirooki Goto via pinfall with a low blow and Gedo Clutch
Jon Moxley over Shingo Takagi via submission with a cloverleaf
“Switchblade” Jay White over Jeff Cobb via pinfall with Bladerunner
Tetsuya Naito over Tomohiro Ishii via pinfall with Destino
Enjoy the show!