It’s almost time for the biggest tournament in New Japan Pro Wrestling once again. The G1 Climax is a massive tournament featuring some of the best in NJPW and worldwide to crown the number one contender for the IWGP Heavyweight Title at Wrestle Kingdom.

This year features some of the best from within the company and afield as Jeff Cobb, KENTA and current US Champion Jon Moxley are all featured in the G1.

The other big difference is that the tournament will be opening outside of Japan. The A Block opening show will be coming to us on July 6th from Dallas, Texas.

Here is the full card for that event:

  • Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH) vs G.O.D (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)
  • Shota Umino & Tomohiro Ishii vs Ren Narita & Jeff Cobb
  • YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto vs Chase Owens & Jay White
  • Jyushin Thunder Liger, Juice Robinson & Toru Yano vs BUSHI, Shingo Takagi & Tetsuya Naito
  • A Block Match: Will Ospreay vs Lance Archer
  • A Block Match: EVIL vs Bad Luck Fale
  • A Block Match: SANADA vs Zack Sabre Jr
  • A Block Match: Kota Ibushi vs KENTA
  • A Block Match: Kazuchika Okada vs Hiroshi Tanahashi

The show will air live on AXS TV for US viewers and on NJPW world for those viewing outside of America.

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