Cards set for the tournament of tournaments
The summer heatwave that is G1 Climax 33 is nearly upon us, and with 32 set to compete across the four blocks, the tournament of tournaments is set for a whole month of stunning matchups. This year will see the top two entrants from each block move into an elimination phase of quarter, semi and finals, and with just 20 minutes on the clock for block matches, the competition will be encouraged to move faster and with more intensity than ever before.
Night 1: Saturday July 15- HOKKAIDO
A and B Block are in action! Shota Umino vs Ren Narita, Will Ospreay vs Taichi the featured matchups!
Night 2: Sunday July 16- HOKKAIDO
C and D Block kick off! Tetsuya Naito vs Jeff Cobb! Tomohiro Ishii vs David Finlay!
Night 3: Tuesday, July 18- YAMAGATA
A and B Block! Kazuchika Okada vs El Phantasmo a first time ever main event! Shota Umino vs SANADA!
Night 4: Wednesday, July 19- SENDAI
Eddie Kingston vs EVIL! Hirooki Goto vs Tetsuya Naito in C and D Block action!
Night 5: Friday, July 21- NAGAOKA
SANADA makes a homecoming return against Yota Tsuji in a main event rematch of Dominion! Kazuchika Okada vs Taichi!
Night 6: Sunday July 23- NAGANO
Ishii vs Takagi! Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Jeff Cobb as C and D Block go to battle!
Night 7: Tuesday July 25- KORAKUEN
Kaito Kiyomiya vs SANADA in the main event! Kazcuhika Okada vs YOSHI-HASHI, Ospreay vs O-Khan in faction derbies!
Night 8- Wednesday July 28- KORAKUEN
Zack Sabre Jr. vs Jeff Cobb! Tama Tonga vs David Finlay in heated battles from C and D Block!
Night 9- Thursday July 27- OTA
Kazuchika Okada vs Will Ospreay a massive main event! SANADA vs Ren Narita as A and B Block do battle!
Night 10- Sunday July 30- NAGOYA
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Hirooki Goto! Tama Tonga vs Shingo Takagi!
Night 11: Tuesday August 1- TAKAMATSU
A and B Block are up! Kazuchika Okada vs KENTA, and Yota Tsuji vs Shota Umino your featured bouts!
Night 12: Wednesday August 2- HIROSHIMA
Shingo Takagi vs David Finlay! Zack Sabre Jr. vs Tetsuya Naito in C and D Block action!
Night 13: Saturday, August 5- OSAKA
The final A Block matches! SANADA meets Chase Owens, Kaito Kiyomiya faces Ren Narita, Shota Umino vs Hikuleo and Yota Tsuji takes on Gabriel Kidd!
Night 14: Sunday, August 6- OSAKA
The last matches from B Block! Taichi vs Great-O-Khan, El Phantasmo vs Will Ospreay, Kazuchika Okada takes on Tanga Loa, and KENTA meets YOSHI-HASHI!
Night 15- Tuesday August 8- YOKOHAMA
C Block is determined! Tomohiro Ishii vs Mikey Nicholls, Tama Tonga vs Aaron Henare, EVIL faces Shingo Takagi and Eddie Kingston takes on David Finlay!
Night 16- Wednesday August 9- HAMAMATSU
D Block gets decided! Hirooki Goto vs Zack Sabre Jr, Jeff Cobb vs Shane Haste, Tetsuya Naito ties up with Hiroshi Tanahshi, and Toru Yano takes on Alex Coughlin!
Night 17- Thursday August 10, FUNABASHI
The start of the elimination phase, with quarterfinal action seeing A Block’s top seed versus the C Block runner up, B number one versus D number 2, C Block number one versus B number two and D Block’s first place versus A Block’s second.
Night 18- Saturday August 12- RYOGOKU
Semifinalists collide in Ryogoku! Who will make it to the final?
Night 19- Sunday August 13- RYOGOKU
A stunning night will see the G1 Climax 33 winner determined!