Things are heating up as New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) heads towards their annual summer G1 Climax tournament.
In recent weeks, Suzuki-Gun member, Zack Sabre Jr., has developed a rivalry with CHAOS’ YOSHI-HASHI. They have been having a series of escalating encounters during NJPW’s current Kizuna Road tour.
This feud will come to a head at the end of the tour, as Zack Sabre Jr. puts his G1 Climax spot on the line against YOSHI-HASHI.
After declining the initial challenge set to him by YOSHI-HASHI, Sabre Jr. would eventually agree to put his RPW British Heavyweight Championship on the line, adding further stakes to their clash.
Their matchup takes place on the last night of Kizuna Road on Tuesday, June 25th in Sendai Sunplaza Hall.
If he is successful, Zack Sabre Jr. will stay scheduled to take part in the G1 Climax’s A Block. He will be facing stiff competition on the first night against Los Ingobernables de Japon member, SANADA.
YOSHI-HASHI is also booked to appear during the G1 Climax and is actually scheduled for the same days ZSJ is. So, if he emerges victorious, he will be able to compete in the A Block without any issue.
The tournament begins in Dallas, Texas on July 6th. This will be the first time that G1 Climax has been held, let alone started, outside of NJPW’s native Japan.