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Participants announced for NJPW G1 Climax 30 tournament

The participants and blocks for this year’s G1 Climax tournament has been announced.

The biggest news coming from the announcement is that several wrestlers who have been unable to travel to Japan due to COVID-19 restrictions have made it in for the tournament. The tour will be the first in months for the likes of Will Ospreay, Jeff Cobb, Jay White, KENTA, and Juice Robinson. 

KENTA, Cobb, and White have been working shows for New Japan of America, namely the New Japan Strong shows that have aired over the summer.

It also cements several rematches from recent high profile feuds. EVIL and Tetsuya Naito, who just headlined Summer Struggle in Jingu, share the same block. Kazuchika Okada and Yujiro Takahashi are also in the same block and have been feuding for the last several months.

Here are the blocks and participants in this year’s tournament:

A Block:

  • Kota Ibushi
  • Tomohiro Ishii
  • Kazuchika Okada
  • Shingo Takagi
  • Yujiro Takahashi
  • Taichi
  • Minoru Suzuki
  • Jeff Cobb
  • Will Ospreay
  • Jay White

B Block:

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • Hirooki Goto
  • Toru Yano
  • YOSHI-HASHI
  • SANADA
  • Tetsuya Naito
  • EVIL
  • Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Juice Robinson
  • KENTA

The G1 Climax tournament this year will start on September 19, with the finals taking place at Sumo Hall on October 18.