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NJPW G1 Climax 24

Post by Jama7301 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:19 pm

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Block A

Hiroshi Tanahashi
Satoshi Kojima
Yuji Nagata
Kota Ibushi
Katsuyori Shibata
Shinsuke Nakamura
Tomohiro Ishii
Shelton "X" Benjamin
Davey Boy Smith Jr.
Doc Gallows
Bad Luck Fale

Block B

Togi Makabe
Hirooki Goto
Tetsuya Naito
Hiroyoshi Tenzan
Kazuchika Okada
Toru Yano
Minoru Suzuki
Lance Archer
AJ Styles
Yujiro Takahashi
Karl Anderson


7/21 in North Sea Kitaeru

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Bad Luck Fale
(2) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shelton "X" Benjamin vs. Doc Gallows
(3) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Karl Anderson
(4) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Yuji Nagata
(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Toru Yano vs. Minoru Suzuki
(6) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(7) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Hirooki Goto
(8) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Kota Ibushi vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
(9) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
(10) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Kazuchika Okada

7/23 in Aomori Prefecture Budokan

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Tomohiro Ishii
(2) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shelton "X" Benjamin vs. Bad Luck Fale
(3) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(4) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Lance Archer
(5) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Kota Ibushi
(6) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(7) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Toru Yano vs. AJ Styles
(8) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan
(9) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Karl Anderson
(10) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Doc Gallows

7/25 at Yamagata City General Sports Center

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Kota Ibushi vs. Doc Gallows
(2) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Lance Archer vs. Karl Anderson
(3) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(4) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Shelton "X" Benjamin
(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Toru Yano
(6) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(7) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Bad Luck Fale
(8) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Minoru Suzuki
(9) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Satoshi Kojima
(10) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Kazuchika Okada

7/26 at Akita Prefectural Gymnasium

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Bad Luck Fale
(2) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shelton "X" Benjamin vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(3) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Minoru Suzuki
(4) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Toru Tano
(5) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Kota Ibushi
(6) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Lance Archer
(7) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
(8) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Tetsuya Naito
(9) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Kazuchika Okada vs. Karl Anderson
(10) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Katsuyori Shibata

7/28 at Sendai Sun Plaza Hall in Miyagi

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Doc Gallows
(2) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Lance Archer
(3) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(4) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Minoru Suzuki vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Toru Yano vs. Karl Anderson
(6) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Shelton "X" Benjamin
(7) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Hirooki Goto
(8) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Bad Luck Fale
(9) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi
(10) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Kazuchika Okada

7/31 at Shizuoka Act City Hamamatsu

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Doc Gallows vs. Bad Luck Fale
(2) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(3) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(4) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Katsuyori Shibata
(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Karl Anderson
(6) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Minoru Suzuki vs. Lance Archer
(7) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Shelton "X" Benjamin
(8) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan
(9) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Toru Yano vs. Kazuchika Okada
(10) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tomohiro Ishii

8/1 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Shelton "X" Benjamin
(2) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Toru Yano vs. Lance Archer
(3) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Yujiro Takahashi vs. Karl Anderson
(4) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Doc Gallows
(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Hirooki Goto
(6) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Kota Ibushi vs. Bad Luck Fale
(7) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Tetsuya Naito
(8) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki
(9) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Katsuyori Shibata
(10) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Tomohiro Ishii

8/3 at Osaka Bodymaker Colosseum

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(2) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Toru Yano
(3) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Shelton "X" Benjamin
(4) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Doc Gallows
(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Tetsuya Naito
(6) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Lance Archer vs. AJ Styles
(7) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Minoru Suzuki
() G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Kota Ibushi vs. Katsuyori Shibata
() G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Kazuchika Okada vs. Yujiro Takahashi
() G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

8/4 at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Kota Ibushi vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(2) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Lance Archer vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(3) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Doc Gallows
(4) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan
(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Minoru Suzuki
(6) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Bad Luck Fale
(7) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
(8) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Karl Anderson
(9) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shelton "X" Benjamin vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
(10) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Kazuchika Okada

8/6 at Takamatsu City Gymnasium, 1st Stadium in Kagawa

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Kota Ibushi
(2) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Bad Luck Fale
(3) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Tetsuya Naito
(4) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Minoru Suzuki vs. Karl Anderson
(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Toru Yano
(6) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(7) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Kazuchika Okada vs. Lance Archer
(8) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
(9) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Katsuyori Shibata
(10) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Doc Gallows

8/8 at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa (no match order due to uncertainity of participants ranking in the tournament prior to 8/8)

() G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bad Luck Fale
() G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Doc Gallows
() G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Kota Ibushi vs. Shelton "X" Benjamin
() G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
() G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Yuji Nagata
() G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Toru Yano vs. Yujiro Takahashi
() G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Lance Archer
() G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Karl Anderson
() G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Togi Makabe
() G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Minoru Suzuki vs. Kazuchika Okada

8/10 (Finals) at Seibu Dome in Saitama

() Special Single Match: A BLOCK #2 vs. B BLOCK #2

() G1 CLIMAX 24 FINAL: A BLOCK #1 vs. B BLOCK #1


That Day 1. That's got some good shit there. Yano/Suzuki, Styles/AJ, Naito/Takahashi, Ishii/Ibushi, and of course, Tanahashi/Shibata. That's gonna be a hell of a tone setting day.
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Re: NJPW G1 Climax 24

Post by Greg_McNeish » Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:15 pm

Last year also had the first day being big feud redux. Doc Gallows getting two main events is surprising, considering AJ Styles is the only other Bullet Club member closing out a show, and him only once. Stranger things have happened, of course. That's just what jumped out at me as being out of place. Everything else is as expected.
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Re: NJPW G1 Climax 24

Post by Red_And_Yellow » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:38 am

So how are we expecting this to go? I see eight or nine legitimate semifinalists. Should be a great tournament.
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Re: NJPW G1 Climax 24

Post by Red_And_Yellow » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:54 am

I'm curious, are all these shows going to be available on demand at $25? Surely they should have some kind of system where you can pay for access to all of these shows for a one lump sum.
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Re: NJPW G1 Climax 24

Post by GooberBM » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:45 am

Last year, the only option was to buy all 9 shows, for something like $175 or so. I forget the exact details. It will be interesting if they allow an a la carte option for this year's G1 Climax or not
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Re: NJPW G1 Climax 24

Post by Red_And_Yellow » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:21 am

Hmmm, $175 is an interesting option. Though I think that's a bit too rich for my blood I think.
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Re: NJPW G1 Climax 24

Post by jsnnmk » Sun Jun 22, 2014 11:02 am

Will have you guys covered on ways to see the G-1. Planning on recapping every single day of the tournament this year. Day 1 is 3 hours after the Battleground PPV on 7/20.

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Re: NJPW G1 Climax 24

Post by Jama7301 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:22 pm

Yano/Takahashi would've been fun, if Takahashi hadn't joined Bullet Club.
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Post by GooberBM » Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:50 pm

It'll still be fun. You can't wrestle Toru Yano and it not be a Toru Yano match. It'll be fine
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Re: NJPW G1 Climax 24

Post by Greg_McNeish » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:31 pm

Jama, Takahashi & Yano faced off in last year's G1, too.

Also, Red, there are no semi-finals. First place in each group face off in the finals. They're holding a match between the runners up, on the final day, as well, but it's just for fun.
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Post by Jama7301 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:36 pm

I didn't watch all of last year's G1, that was barely 3 months into my "Huh, I guess I'll check out New Japan" phase.

Also, Takahashi at that time wasn't turning into the next Yano.
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Post by Greg_McNeish » Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:37 pm

He had his first glimpses of such during that tournament. Give it a look, if you can find it.
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Re: NJPW G1 Climax 24

Post by Red_And_Yellow » Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:58 am

Ah. I misread the special single to be semifinals. Well I still think there are six or seven worthy finalists with the way NJPW has been booked. Okada, Styles, Tanahashi, Nakamura, Ishii, Anderson seems to do well in tourney and Ibushi could make a good run too.
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Re: NJPW G1 Climax 24

Post by GooberBM » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:02 am

Ishii...in a G1 Climax Final Match....

God, ugh. Take that back
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Post by Red_And_Yellow » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:50 am

He's a contender, brace yourself because it might happen.
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Post by GooberBM » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:56 am

I can definitely see him as needing to win on the last day of the Block phase and getting knocked off, or being someone that knocks off a contender.

Him being in the Finals would make me feel quite less intensely excited for the final match.

Thank god this year is at the Seibu Dome and not the Sumo Hall. Ishii closing out a stadium show is just ridiculous enough for me to dismiss it
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Post by Greg_McNeish » Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:30 pm

Yeah, they're selling a stadium show, with the main event known two days in advance. Tanahashi or Nakamura is winning A Block, to sell as many last-minute tickets as they can. It's B Block that's wide open, with half the block being at least somewhat reasonable possibilities.
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Post by Red_And_Yellow » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:40 pm

Personally, I think looking at the way the matches have been booked, Ishii will be the "start really hot, then choke" guy.

And I think it's a near certainty that Styles will come out of Block B.
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Post by Greg_McNeish » Mon Jun 23, 2014 6:44 pm

He's got Nagata on the last day. That's set up to either be Nagata beating him to keep him out, or for Ishii to go out on a high, after a disappointing run.
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Re: NJPW G1 Climax 24

Post by Red_And_Yellow » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:14 am

I really hope Ibushi gets a good run this year. I would love him in the final, though it seems unlikely.
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