NJPW reveals participants for both blocks of the G1 Climax

The participants have been revealed for NJPW’s annual G1 Climax tournament, which is set to begin later this month.

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The participants have been revealed for NJPW’s annual G1 Climax tournament, which is set to begin later this month.

During the second night of Wrestle Grand Slam, the promotion revealed the members of both blocks for the 31st version of the tournament that began in 1991.

BLOCK A
– Kota Ibushi
– Tetsuya Naito
– Shingo Takagi
– Zack Sabre Jr.
– Toru Yano
– Tomohiro Ishii
– Yujiro
– KENTA
– Tanga Loa
– Great O-Khan

BLOCK B
– SANADA
– Taichi
– YOSHI-HASHI
– Hirooki Goto
– Jeff Cobb
– EVIL
– Tama Tonga
– Chase Owens
– Kazuchika Okada
– Hiroshi Tanahashi

This year, the tournament is notable for the many absences among the foreigners including former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay, who stated at the Resurgence event in Los Angeles that he would not be in the G1 this year.

The G1 begins on September 18th and runs until October 21st with the final two nights taking place at Budokan Hall.

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