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Participants for this year's NJPW G1 Climax tournament announced


There were no surprises in this year’s G1 Climax 28 announcements.

Twenty names were announced for this year’s tournament, all a member of the New Japan roster. Champions Kenny Omega, Michael Elgin and Jay White will be competing, while top stars like Tetsuya Naito, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kazuchika Okada will also be in action. As far as debuts go, this will be the first tournament for both White and Hangman Page.

Block formatting for this year’s tournament will be revealed on tomorrow’s show, where it’s likely the roster will be split in two. The big matches for each show will be revealed on Tuesday morning’s show. It was also announced that all nineteen shows will feature English commentary.

Here is the full list of participants for this year’s G1 Climax 28 tournament: 

  • Kenny Omega
  • Michael Elgin
  • Jay White
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • Togi Makabe
  • Juice Robinson
  • Kazuchika Okada
  • Hirooki Goto
  • Tomohiro Ishii
  • Toru Yano
  • Bad Luck Fale
  • Tama Tonga
  • Hangman Page
  • Tetsuya Naito
  • EVIL
  • Minoru Suzuki
  • Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Kota Ibushi