REWIND-A-WAI #158: NJPW G1 Climax 23 Day 4 (Aug. 4, 2013)

REWIND-A-WAI #158: NJPW G1 Climax 23 Day 4 (Aug. 4, 2013)

John Pollock and Wai Ting review NJPW G1 Climax 23 (Day 4) from August 4th, 2013 in Osaka featuring Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi in their first encounter and a WON 5-star match between Tomohiro Ishii and Katsuyori Shibata.

One of the best one-night events he had ever seen at the time, John discusses his coverage of the G1 Climax in 2013 made possible by the promotion’s groundbreaking Ustream offering that year, allowing access to the entirety of the tournament to international audiences for the first time. Does John hold this show in the same regard 11 years later?

He and Wai discuss changes in the G1 tournament format through the years and the burgeoning rise of NJPW’s popularity in the 2010s. Featuring a stacked roster consisting of Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kazuchika Okada, Prince Devitt, Tetsuya Naito, Kota Ibushi, Katsuyori Shibata, Satoshi Kojima, Togi Makabe, Shinsuke Nakamura, and more.

This subject was chosen by Espresso Executive Producer, Bruce Lord.

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G1 Climax 23 – Day 4
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Osaka, Japan
Bodymaker Colosseum

  • Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Togi Makabe
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Prince Devitt
  • Tetsuya Naito vs. Minoru Suzuki
  • Lance Archer vs. Hirooki Goto
  • Katsuyori Shibata vs. Tomohiro Ishii
  • Satoshi Kojima vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
  • Yuji Nagata vs. Shelton X Benjamin
  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Karl Anderson
  • Yujiro Takahashi vs. Toru Yano

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