It’s, well... a few months after 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 30th annual, will feature 20 men competing across 19 dates for a spot in the finals on October 18. Each show will be broadcast worldwide on New Japan's streaming service, NJPW World.
Today’s action takes place in Osaka’s Edion Arena Osaka, kicking off at 1AM Eastern / 10PM 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 YOSHI-HASHI by pinfall with Pulp Friction.
Toru Yano over SANADA by count-out.
KENTA over Hirooki Goto by submission with Game Over.
Zack Sabre, Jr. over EVIL by pinfall with the European Clutch.
Tetsuya Naito over Hiroshi Tanahashi by pinfall with Destino.
Moving forward, we'll post records and standings. This being day one of B Block, all competitors start on even ground!
Enjoy the show!