NJPW has recently revealed the official blocks for the upcoming G1 Climax 33, which will feature 4 groups of 8 wrestlers battling across July and August.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling is perhaps preparing for one of their most interesting times of the year. With Forbidden Door getting closer every day that passes, the company is also preparing to host the 33rd edition of their most prestigious tournament of the year, the G1 Climax.
However, through a press release made earlier today, NJPW has finally revealed the official blocks for the G1 Climax 33. About this, the company announced that the tournament will feature four blocks (A, B, C & D) with eight wrestlers each that promises to deliver more interesting and thrilling matches.
The four blocks and its participants are read as follows:
G1 CLIMAX 33 – A BLOCK:
- SANADA – 8th Consecutive Appearance, Current IWGP World Heavyweight Champion.
- Chase Owens – 3rd Consecutive Appearance.
- Hikuleo – 1st Appearance.
- Ren Narita – 1st Appearance.
- Shota Umino – 1st Appearance.
- Yota Tsuji – 1st Appearance.
- Gabriel Kidd – 1st Appearance.
- Kaito Kiyomiya – 1st Appearance, former Pro Wrestling NOAH GHC Heavyweight Champion.
G1 CLIMAX 33 – B BLOCK
- Kazuchika Okada – 12th Consecutive Appearance, 4 Time Winner (2012, 2014, 2021 & 2022) & Current NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Champion.
- YOSHI-HASHI – 7th Appearance, 4th Consecutive & Current IWGP & STRONG Openweight Tag Team Champion.
- Taichi – 5th Consecutive Apperance, Current KOPW 2023 Champion.
- KENTA – 5th Consecutive Appearance, Current NJPW STRONG Openweight Champion.
- Great-O-Khan – 3rd Consecutive Appearance, Current RPW Britigh Heavyweight Champion.
- Will Ospreay – 4th Appearance, 2nd Consecutive.
- Tanga Loa – 2nd Appearance, 1st in Two Years.
- El Phantasmo – 2nd Consecutive Appearance.
G1 CLIMAX 33 – C BLOCK:
- David Finlay – 2nd Consecutive Appearance, Current NEVER Openweight Champion.
- Tomohiro Ishii – 11th Consecutive Appearance, Current NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Champion.
- EVIL – 8th Consecutive Appearance.
- Tama Tonga – 6th Appearance, 3rd Consecutive.
- Shingo Takagi – 5th Consecutive Appearance.
- Aaron Henare – 2nd Consecutive Appearance.
- Eddie Kingston – 1st Appearance.
- Mikey Nicholls – 1st Appearance.
G1 CLIMAX 33 – D BLOCK:
- Hiroshi Tanahashi – 22nd Consecutive Appearance, 3 Time Winner (2007, 2015 & 2018) & Current NEVER Openweight 6 Man Tag Team Champion.
- Tetsuya Naito – 14th Consecutive Appearance, 2 Time Winner (2013 & 2017)
- Hirooki Goto – 16th Consecutive Appearance, Winner in 2008 & Current IWGP & NJPW STRONG Openweight Tag Team Champion.
- Zack Sabre Jr – 7th Consecutive Appearance & Current NJPW World Television Champion.
- Toru Yano – 18th Appearance, 17th Consecutive.
- Jeff Cobb – 5th Consecutive Appearance.
- Shane Haste – 1st Appearance.
- Alex Coughlin – 1st Appearance.
The G1 CLIMAX 33 will begin this upcoming July 15th in Hokkaido and is scheduled to reach its finals on August 13th, from the iconic Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo. The fans will be able to follow all the action live and on-demand from NJPW World and FiteTV.
Please make sure to stay tuned to Wrestling Republic, since we’ll be covering the G1 Climax 33 and keeping you updated with everything that happens in the world of pro wrestling.
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