via WRESTLEPRESSIVE – JULY 12, 2018
A Quick Look at New Japan’s upcoming G1 Climax event, breaking it down from the basics and the Blocks to the eventual crowning of a winner:
What is the G1 Climax?
The G1 (Grade One) Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling’s biggest tournament of the year. Once again, 19 of the world’s best wrestlers and Toru Yano have been divided into two blocks of 10 where they will compete, round-robin style, in singles matches with a 30 minute time limit to be the one who earns the most points in their block. A win gets you two points, a tie means one, and a loss receives nothing. On August 13th the winners of each block will meet in the final a no time limit match for a chance to face the IWGP Heavyweight Champion at Wrestle Kingdom, New Japan’s biggest event of the year (It’s like Wrestlemania, but it clocks in at well under six hours).
Where can I watch it and will I be able to understand the commentary?
You can watch the entire thing streamed or on VOD on New Japan World. A subscription costs 999 Yen per month which at the time of this writing is just over 9 US Dollars. As New Japan is really pushing their English language content this year, every show will have English commentary. The shows are generally uploaded very quickly after the livestream. In addition to letting you watch shows live, your New Japan World subscription will grant you access to much of New Japan’s back catalog including the recommended matches included for this year’s competitors.
Okay, but why should I care?:
Read the Full Breakdown of the G1 Climax HERE