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October 12th, 16:00 from Ryogoku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall), Tokyo

Strong card today. No less than four championship matches, the biggest of which is the Heavyweight title rematch between Kazuchika Okada and A.J. Styles. It’s worth noting that this is the first event on New Japan World to feature English commentary, provided by Matt Striker and Kevin Kelly, so if the language barrier has been getting in the way this would a good show to jump on with.

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NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 18

NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 18

August 15th, 18:30 from Ryogoku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall), Tokyo

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One day late, but worth the wait. B Block’s penultimate show on Wednesday was really something special and it looks like they’ll finish strongly too, with a brain-freezing number of possible outcomes. Also on the card, a promising-looking Elgin vs. Ishii bout and maybe Honma will finally win a match in the G1 Climax continue his winning streak!

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NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 17

NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 17

August 14th, 18:30 from Ryogoku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall), Tokyo

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A Block’s day of reckoning has arrived! Only A.J. Styles or Hiroshi Tanahashi can win the block and, would you believe it, they’re facing each other today! Fale and Naito will be looking to rebound from their losses on  Day 15 as either one of them could get into the third place match on Sunday if the main event goes their way. 

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NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 16

NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 16

August 12th, 18:30 from Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

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The penultimate B Block show – the last of three in a row at Korakuen – is headlined by Honma vs. Ishii. Honma can’t win the tournament, Ishii won’t win the tournament, and yet – because of the overness of both men – they headline this crucial card. Every other one of the matches has a potential block-winner in it and, especially after yesterday’s results, we know that upsets are possible (if not likely).

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NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 15

NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 15

August 11th, 18:30 from Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

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We’ve reached the penultimate night of A Block matches and although none of the matches are particularly promising from a quality perspective, this is the time when results matter most. Kenta Kobashi joins the commentary team, but only for the benefit of Samurai TV viewers. We New Japan World streamers must suffer in silence.

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NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 12

NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 12

August 7th, 18:30 from Act City Hamamatsu, Shizuoka

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Today’s B Block show is topped by a huge main event: Ishii vs. Okada. This would be an excellent prospect at any stage, but with both men on eight points at the top of the leaderboard, the stakes are even higher. A few matches with sleeper potential round out the tournament portion of Day 12.

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NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 11

NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 11

August 5th, 18:30 from APIO Cultural Centre, Itawe

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Today’s show is topped by a very promising Ibushi vs. Naito match. The rest aren’t so great, but Shibata, Styles and Tanahashi have been doing a sterling job all tournament at carrying their opponents and I expect that’ll continue. This is A Block’s first single-camera show.

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NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 10

NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 10

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August 4th, 18:30 from Sendai Sun Plaza Hall, Miyagi

No commentary on the New Japan World stream today, but it’s a strong B Block card topped by Goto/Nakamura. If you have the time or the inclination, the undercards of these shows are usually pretty fun. You get to see the likes of the recently-signed young lion David Finlay (Fit’s son) and CMLL’s jaw-dropping luchador Mascara Dorada, also Tama Tonga and Yoshi-Hashi, both of whom deserved a G1 spot.

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