NJPW Announces Full G1 Climax 31 Schedule

NJPW Announces Full G1 Climax 31 Schedule

New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) has announced the full line-ups for the upcoming G1 Climax 31 tournament, beginning on September 18.

The tournament has a round-robin format, so each competitor faces every other wrestler in their block for points. The two block leaders will meet in the tournament finals on October 21. The full list of participants for each block was previously announced.

Here is the full tournament schedule:

September 18: Osaka

  • Shingo Takagi vs. Tomohiro Ishii
  • Toru Yano vs. KENTA
  • Great-O-Khan vs. Tanga Loa
  • Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Tetsuya Naito
  • Kota Ibushi vs. Yujiro Takahashi

September 19: Osaka

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada
  • SANADA vs. Tama Tonga
  • Jeff Cobb vs. Chase Owens
  • Hirooki Goto vs. Taichi

September 23, Ota

  • Shingo Takagi vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Kota Ibushi vs. Tomohiro Ishii
  • Tetsuya Naito vs. Tanga Loa
  • KENTA vs. Yujiro Takahashi
  • Toru Yano vs. Great-O-Khan,

September 24, Ota

  • Kazuchika Okada vs. EVIL
  • SANADA vs. Taichi
  • YOSHI-HASHI vs. Jeff Cobb
  • Tama Tonga vs. Chase Owens
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Hirooki Goto

September 26, Kobe

  • Shingo Takagi vs. Tetsuya Naito
  • Kota Ibushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Tomohiro Ishii vs. KENTA
  • Toru Yano vs. Tanga Loa
  • Great-O-Khan vs. Yujiro Takahashi

September 29, Korakuen Hall

  • Kazuchika Okada vs. YOSHI-HASHI
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tama Tonga
  • Hirooki Goto vs. Jeff Cobb
  • SANADA vs. Chase Owens
  • Taichi vs. EVIL

September 30, Korakuen Hall

  • Shingo Takagi vs. KENTA
  • Tetsuya Natio vs. Yujiro Takahashi
  • Kota Ibushi vs. Toru Yano
  • Zack Sabre Jr. vs. The Great-O-Khan
  • Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tanga Loa

October 1, Shizuoka

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. SANADA
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Hirooki Goto
  • YOSHI-HASHI vs. Taichi
  • EVIL vs. Chase Owens
  • Jeff Cobb vs. Tama Tonga

October 3, Nagoya

  • Kota Ibushi vs. Shingo Takagi
  • Tomohiro Ishii vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Tetsuya Naito vs. Toru Yano
  • Tanga Loa vs. Yujiro Takahashi
  • Great-O-Khan vs. KENTA

October 4, Korakuen

  • Kazuchika Okada vs. SANADA
  • Hirooki Goto vs. YOSHI-HASHI
  • Jeff Cobb vs. Taichi
  • EVIL vs. Tama Tonga
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Chase Owens

October 7, Hiroshima

  • Tetsuya Naito vs. KENTA
  • Tomohiro Ishii vs. The Great-O-Khan
  • Toru Yano vs. Shingo Takagi
  • Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Yujiro Takahashi
  • Kota Ibushi vs. Tanga Loa

October 8, Kochi

  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Taichi
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. EVIL
  • SANADA vs. Jeff Cobb
  • Hirooki Goto vs. Chase Owens
  • YOSHI-HASHI vs. Tama Tonga

October 9, Osaka

  • Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tetsuya Naito
  • Kota Ibushi vs. Great-O-Khan
  • Shingo Takagi vs. Tanga Loa
  • Yujiro Takahashi vs. Toru Tano
  • Zack Sabre Jr. vs. KENTA

October 12, Sendai

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jeff Cobb
  • Hirooki Goto vs. EVIL
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Chase Owens
  • Taichi vs. Tanga Tonga

October 13, Sendai

  • Kota Ibushi vs. Tetsuya Naito
  • Shingo Takagi vs. The Great-O-Khan
  • Toru Yano vs. Zack Sabre Jr.,
  • KENTA vs. Tanga Loa
  • Yujrio Takahashi vs. Tomohiro Ishii

October 14, Yamagata

  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Tama Tonga
  • Jeff Cobb vs. EVIL
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. YOSHI-HASHI
  • Hirooki Goto vs. SANADA
  • Taichi vs. Chase Owens

October 18, Yokohama

  • Kota Ibushi vs. KENTA
  • Tomohiro Ishii vs. Toru Yano
  • Shingo Takagi vs. Yujiro Takahashi
  • Tetsuya Natio vs. Great-O-Khan
  • Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Tanga Loa

October 20, Budokan Hall

  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Taichi
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Jeff Cobb
  • Hirooki Goto vs. Tama Tonga
  • YOSHI-HASHI vs. Chase Owens

Kota Ibushi has won the last two G1 Climax tournaments, defeating Jay White in the 2019 finals, and SANADA to be crowned the 2020 winner. Ibushi won the IWGP Intercontinental and Heavyweight Championships at Wrestle Kingdom 15, before the titles were unified into the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship in March.

The winner of the tournament typically receives a contract for a title match at Wrestle Kingdom, which they have to defend on the road to the January event. NJPW have revealed that Wrestle Kingdom 16 in 2022 will be a three-night event.

Via F4WOnline.

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