NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 5
July 26th, 18:00 from Green Arena, Hiroshima
Multi-camera and commentary – what a treat! I felt yesterday’s B Block show was the best so far, but today’s card has serious potential (SPOILER: It’s a hell of a show).
NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 4
July 25th, 18:00 from Takamatsu Gymnasium, Kagawa
Yesterday’s A Block show was headlined by an enjoyable Tenzan vs. Tanahashi match. We’re back with B Block today and a promising card is headlined by Honma vs. Okada. We’re back, too, with the single-camera set up and no commentary. It’s the last one, I’m assured. Poor B Block.
NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 3
July 24th, 18:30 from Budo Centre, Kyoto City
We’re back to multi-camera today, you’ll pleased to know, after yesterday’s solid but unremarkable B Block show. No commentary though, presumably for TV rights reasons. Thanks for the positive comments so far, it’s good to see there are others on the blog following this mammoth G1 Climax, and Lord knows I’ll need some moral support to get through all these.
NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 2
July 23rd, 18:30 from Twin Mess, Shizuoka
Day 1 brought the goods in the form of Shibata/Styles and Ibushi/Tanahashi, and although I don’t see any of today’s matches reaching those highs, this is a more balanced card with the potential for surprises. It’s worth noting that this is a single-camera show with no commentary, so even if the matches do compare with the best of Day 1 they’ll have a tough time being perceived as such.
NJPW G1 Climax 25: Day 1
July 20th, 15:00 from Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Centre, Hokkaido
A bit of background information: G1 Climax 25 is a round-robin tournament split into two blocks of ten wrestlers. The winners of these blocks will then face each other in the final to determine who is the Ultimate Climaxer* (*may not be exact title). This person, assuming they are not already the champion, gets a title shot at Wrestle Kingdom in January. Every match has a 30-minute time limit with two points for a victory, one point for a draw, zero points for a loss. Here are the blocks: