New Japan News: G1 CLIMAX Blocks Set
New Japan today announced the 2 blocks and matchups for this year’s G1 CLIMAX 21 tournament. The 2 blocks are as follows:
Block A: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Makabe, Yuji Nagata, Tetsuya Naito, Giant Bernard, Toru Yano, Yujiro Takahashi, Hideo Saito, Lance Archer, Yoshihiro Takayama
Block B: Hirooki Goto, Wataru Inoue, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Karl Anderson, Satoshi Kojima, MVP, Strong Man, La Sombra, Shinsuke Nakamura, Minoru Suzuki
The finals will be on 8/14 after the final prelim matches. Only the winner of each block will advance.
The tournament begins on 8/1 at Fukuoka International Center and concludes 8/14 at Ryogoku. Every event will air on TV-8/1 & 8/14 will be PPVs, 8/2, 8/5 & 8/10-13 will air on Samurai! TV, 8/6-8/8 will air on J SPORTS.
As far as predictions, it’s a very strong and unpredictable field this year…I’m going to go with a final of Takayama vs. Kojima.