All 18 nights of tournament action set, plus non G1 action sees new Young Lions tested
The full cards have been finalised for G1 Climax 31’s league phase, kicking off Saturday September 18 in Osaka and running through to Wednesday October 20 in the famed Nippon Budokan before the final on Thursday October 21. In addition, certain events will also feature special tests for new Young Lions Ryohei Oiwa and Kosei Fujita against established names!
September 18, Osaka
Shingo Takagi takes on Tomohiro Ishii in what is sure to be one of the hardest hitting matches of the whole tournament! Tetsuya Naito takes on Zack Sabre Jr! Toru Yano faces KENTA, Great-O-Khan meets Tanga Loa and Kota Ibushi meets Yujiro Takahashi! Plus, Ryohei Oiwa attempts to survive against SHO!
September 19, Osaka
Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kazuchika Okada one on one for the first time in over two years! Hirooki Goto takes on Taichi! SANADA faces Tama Tonga, Jeff Cobb meets Chase Owens, YOSHI-HASHI takes on EVIL and it’s Kosei Fujita’s turn to be tested by SHO!
September 23, Ota
Shingo Takagi versus Zack Sabre Jr. for the first time in NJPW! Ibushi vs Ishii! Naito takes on Tanga Loa, KENTA versus Yujiro Takahashi and Yano vs O-Khan!
September 24, Ota
Kazuchika Okada takes on King of Darkness, EVIL! SANADA takes on Taichi! Cobb vs YOSHI-HASHI, Tama vs Chase and Tanahashi vs Goto!
September 26, Kobe
The LIJ derby sees Tetsuya Naito take on Shingo Takagi! Kota Ibushi battles Zack Sabre Jr.! Ishii vs KENTA, Yano vs Tanga Loa, O-Khan vs Yujiro! Plus, Kosei Fujita will be tested by Master Wato!
September 29, Korakuen
All CHAOS as Kazuchika Okada faces YOSHI-HASHI! Hiroshi Tanahashi battles Tama Tonga! Goto vs Cobb, SANADA vs Chase, Taichi vs EVIL!
September 30, Korakuen
Shingo Takagi faces KENTA! Former partners collide when Tetsuya Naito meets Yujiro Takahashi! Ibushi vs Yano, ZSJ vs O-Khan and Ishii faces Tanga Loa!
October 1, Shizuoka
Hiroshi Tanahashi takes on SANADA in a classical war! Kazuchika Okada faces Hirooki Goto in another CHAOS derby! YOSHI-HASHI vs Taichi, EVIL vs Chase and Cobb vs Tama! Plus, Ryohei Oiwa takes on Yoshinobu Kanemaru!
October 3, Nagoya
From a scheduled Tokyo Dome main event to a headline in Nagoya- Kota Ibushi meets Shingo Takagi! Tomohiro Ishii versus Zack Sabre Jr.! Yano vs Naito, Tanga Loa vs Yujiro, O-Khan vs KENTA! Plus it’s Kosei Fujita’s turn to mix it up with Yoshinobu Kanemaru!
October 4, Korakuen
Rivals Kazuchika Okada and SANADA face off! Tag partners Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI do battle! Taichi vs Cobb, EVIL vs Tama, Tanahashi vs Owens!
October 7, Hiroshima
No love lost as Tetsuya Naito takes on KENTA! Tomohiro Ishii battles Great-O-Khan! Yano vs Shingo, ZSJ vs Yujiro, Ibushi vs Tanga Loa! Plus, Ryohei Oiwa meets El Desperado!
October 8, Kochi
Kazuchika Okada takes on Taichi! The ultimate of good and evil, Hiroshi Tanahashi vs EVIL! SANADA vs Cobb, Goto vs Owens, YOSHI-HASHI vs Tama Tonga! Plus Kosei Fujita battles El Desperado!
October 9, Osaka
Tomohiro Ishii will face Tetsuya Naito! Kota Ibushi takes on Great-O-Khan! Shingo vs Tanga Loa, Yano vs Yujiro, KENTA vs ZSJ! Plus Fujita and Oiwa team up against IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champions Desperado and Kanemaru in non-title action!
October 12, Sendai
Hiroshi Tanahashi versus Jeff Cobb! Hirooki Goto battles EVIL! Okada vs Owens, YOSHI-HASHI vs SANADA, Taichi vs Tama! Plus, Ryohei Oiwa meets Hiromu Takahashi!
October 13, Sendai
Kota Ibushi vs Tetsuya Naito for the first time since January 4! Shingo Takagi versus Great-O-Khan! Yano vs ZSJ, KENTA vs Tanga Loa, Ishii vs Yujiro! Plus Kosei Fujita takes on Hiromu Takahashi!
October 14, Yamagata
Kazuchika Okada faces Tama Tonga! Jeff Cobb meets EVIL! Tanahashi vs YOSHI-HASHI, Goto vs SANADA, Taichi vs Chase! Plus, Oiwa and Fujita will face BUSHI and Hiromu!
October 18, Yokohama
With match order determined by points standings, Kota Ibushi will battle KENTA! Tetsuya Naito meets Great-O-Khan! Ishii vs Yano, Shingo vs Yujiro, ZSJ vs Tanga Loa!
October 20, Nippon Budokan
With match order determined by points standings, Kazuchika Okada takes on Jeff Cobb! SANADA faces EVIL! Tanahashi vs Taichi, Chase vs YOSHI-HASHI, Goto vs Tama Tonga! Plus Fujita and Oiwa will take on Hiromu and BUSHI in an early kick-off match!
It all heads towards the climax of G1 Climax on October 21 in the Budokan! Who will max the max and leave with the trophy this year?