The G1 Climax tournament this year will begin on September 19th, 2020 in Osaka. New Japan Pro Wrestling has just released the list of participants for the tournament this year. Fortunately, it appears many of the wrestlers who had to miss the New Japan Cup and other events, are now able to perform in the upcoming tournament.
The list of participants is below:
G1 Climax 30 A Block:
- Kota Ibushi (2019 G1 Winner)
- Jeff Cobb
- Kazuchika Okada (2012, 2014 G1 Winner)
- Tomohiro Ishii
- Will Ospreay
- Shingo Takagi
- Minoru Suzuki
- Jay White
- Yujiro Takahashi
G1 Climax 30 B Block:
- Hiroshi Tanahashi (2007, 2015, 2018 G1 Winner)
- Juice Robinson
- Hirooki Goto
- Toru Yano
- Tetsuya Naito (2013, 2017 G1 Winner)
- Zack Sabre Jr.
Wrestlers entered into last year’s tournament that aren’t included this year include AEW World Champion Jon Moxley, Lance Archer, and Bad Luck Fale.
The tournament will conclude with three straight nights at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Sumida, Tokyo from October 16-18.
While the tournament normally takes place during the summer months, it was always meant to be pushed back to the fall this year. The schedule change this year was due to the 2020 Olympic Games that were ultimately postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.