New Japan’s biggest tournament of the year will be taking place this Summer. The 29th G1 Climax will be starting in Dallas, Texas on July 29th with a tournament day set in the United States for the very first time.
Two of NJPW’s biggest stars Jay White and Kota Ibushi have talked about the upcoming tournament. White stated that the New Japan G1 needs him more than he needs the G1.
Kota Ibushi had some interesting comments regarding his match in the United States. “I want to show my usual wrestling. The same New Japan as we have in Japan” stated Ibushi. “What everyone calls ‘Strong Style’ is now evolving within me. Fans want to see the ‘Strong Style’ and I want to show today’s version of it within NJPW.”
New Japan’s next big show will be Dominion in Osaka, Japan. Three matches have been announced for the first card and they are as follows:
- IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match – Kazuchika Okada (c) vs Chris Jericho
- IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match – Kota Ibushi (c) vs Tetsuya Naito
- NEVER Openweight Championship Match – Taichi (c) vs Tomohiro Ishii
You can check out the full comments from White and Ibushi via the videos below: