NJPW G1 Climax update – Tenzan officially replaces Kojima, full tournament match list
July 10, 2020
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July 4 Update
Tenzan has officially replaced Satoshi Kojima in New Japan’s G1 Climax tournament.
New Japan set up an angle where Tenzan was upset about being excluded from the tournament, so his tag partner Kojima gifted him his spot in the A Block.
NJPW also announced all of the tournament matches running July 18 through August 14. [ Full Tournament List via PuroresuSpirit.net ]
June 27 Announcement
New Japan announced the G1 Climax tournament field Monday night during their latest show at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
The loaded A Block includes Tanahashi coming off an injury situation, NOAH’s ace Naomichi Marufuji, IWGP World Hvt. champion Kazuchika Okada, and former TNA X Division champion Sanada.
The B Block does not have quite the mega-star power, but the possibility of equally great matches. Included is NEVER Openweight champion Shibata, ROH star Michael Elgin for the second consecutive year, fan favorite Honma, Bullet Club’s Kenny Omega, Naito of L.I.J., Yuji Nagata, and Katsuhiko Nakajima from NOAH.