By JUSTIN BARRASSO – SI.COM – AUGUST 12, 2018
Long known as the “Ace” of the company, Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Kota Ibushi at Tokyo’s historic Nippon Budokan to win the grueling G1 Climax
TOKYO — New Japan Pro Wrestling has re-entered the Ace Age.
Long known as the “Ace” of the company, Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated Kota Ibushi in front of over 12,000 fans at Tokyo’s historic Nippon Budokan to win the grueling G1 Climax tournament and restore his place atop the New Japan hierarchy.
Tanahashi celebrated in a manner that those who have followed the former seven-time IWGP heavyweight champ know well: he played air guitar in the ring much to the delight of the crowd.
“I was a bit rusty, I haven’t been playing air guitar for a while,” said Tanahashi, who has dealt with nagging injuries … Read the Full Story HERE