New Japan Pro Wrestling’s G1 Climax comes to, well, a climax on the 12th of August, which means for Western Avocados, sometime in the wee small hours of tonight’s thread: 11pm Pacific, 2pm Eastern, and 7am GMT.
A gruelling four week tournament splits twenty competitors into two blocks, where each wrestler faces off. The winner of each match earns two points, whilst one point is awarded if the fight goes to a time limit draw.
More importantly, he also gets a contract to challenge the IWGP Heavyweight Champion in the main event of NJPW’s biggest show of the year, WrestleKingdom, in January. By now we’ll know who is going to duke it out for that contract, and hopefully one of them will be the True Ace of Japan, Toru Yano.
Enjoy your evening, Avocados!