G1 Climax 34 participants announced: Konosuke Takeshita & Jake Lee set for debuts

During NJPW’s first date of its New Japan Soul tour on Sunday, 18 of the 20 competitors for this year’s G1 Climax tournament were revealed.

The entrants include AEW’s Konosuke Takeshita and NOAH’s Jake Lee.

A BLOCK:

  • Tetsuya Naito
  • Shota Umino
  • Shingo Takagi
  • SANADA
  • Great-O-Khan
  • Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Gabe Kidd
  • EVIL
  • Jake Lee (NOAH)
  • [A Block Qualifier Winner]

B BLOCK:

  • Hirooki Goto
  • El Phantasmo
  • Yota Tsuji
  • Jeff Cobb
  • HENARE
  • David Finlay
  • Ren Narita
  • Yuya Uemura
  • Konosuke Takeshita (AEW/DDT)
  • [B Block Qualifier Winner]

The two vacant spots will be filled via “play-in” mini-tournaments that begin on June 22nd. The play-ins will take place throughout the NJPW Soul tour, culminating on July 5th when the final two spots will be filled.

Competing for the final A Block spot:
  • Tomohiro Ishii
  • Yoshi-Hashi
  • Callum Newman
  • KENTA
  • Chase Owens
  • Yujiro Takahashi
Competing for the final B Block spot:
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • Toru Yano
  • Boltin Oleg
  • Satoshi Kojima
  • TAICHI
  • TJP

The G1 begins on July 20th and runs until August 18th. Click here for a full schedule.

NJPW G1 Climax 34 full schedule announced

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