NJPW G1 Climax

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  1. Super Dave

    Super Dave In 2019, we're All Elite

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    For those unaware (shame on you, haha) New Japan is currently running its annual G1 tournament.

    20 men are competing in 19 dates for a spot in the finals on August 12th.

    Night five just wrapped.
     
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  3. Super Dave

    Super Dave In 2019, we're All Elite

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    A lot of great match ups have happened and still many to come.

    I highly recommend tuning in for those who aren't already!
     
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  4. Super Dave

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    Remaining schedule

    July 21 (B Block):

    * Tomohiro Ishii versus Hirooki Goto.
    * Kenny Omega versus Tama Tonga.
    * Tetsuya Naito versus Juice Robinson.
    * Zack Sabre Jr. versus SANADA.
    * Kota Ibushi versus Toru Yano.

    July 22 (A Block):
    * Kazuchika Okada versus Togi Makabe.
    * Hiroshi Tanahashi versus Hangman Page.
    * Minoru Suzuki versus Jay White.
    * EVIL versus Bad Luck Fale.
    * Michael Elgin versus YOSHI-HASHI.

    July 26 (B Block):
    * Kota Ibushi versus SANADA.
    * Kenny Omega versus Juice Robinson.
    * Tomohiro Ishii versus Zack Sabre Jr.
    * Tetsuya Naito versus Tama Tonga.
    * Hirooki Goto versus Toru Yano.

    July 27 (A Block):
    * Kazuchika Okada versus YOSHI-HASHI.
    * Hiroshi Tanahashi versus Togi Makabe.
    * Jay White versus Bad Luck Fale.
    * EVIL versus Hangman Page.
    * Minoru Suzuki versus Michael Elgin.

    July 28 (B Block):
    * Kenny Omega versus SANADA.
    * Tetsuya Naito versus Hirooki Goto.
    * Kota Ibushi versus Tomohiro Ishii.
    * Juice Robinson versus Toru Yano.
    * Zack Sabre Jr. versus Tama Tonga.

    July 30 (A Block):
    * Kazuchika Okada versus Michael Elgin.
    * Hiroshi Tanahashi versus YOSHI-HASHI.
    * Minoru Suzuki versus EVIL.
    * Jay White versus Hangman Page.
    * Togi Makabe versus Bad Luck Fale.

    August 1 (B Block):
    * Kota Ibushi versus Hirooki Goto.
    * Kenny Omega versus Zack Sabre Jr.
    * Tetsuya Naito versus Toru Yano.
    * Juice Robinson versus SANADA.
    * Tomohiro Ishii versus Tama Tonga.

    August 2 (A Block):
    * Kazuchika Okada versus Minoru Suzuki.
    * Hiroshi Tanahashi versus EVIL.
    * Jay White versus YOSHI-HASHI.
    * Togi Makabe versus Hangman Page.
    * Michael Elgin versus Bad Luck Fale.

    August 4 (B Block):
    * Tetsuya Naito versus Kota Ibushi.
    * Kenny Omega versus Tomohiro Ishii.
    * Zack Sabre Jr. versus Juice Robinson.
    * Hirooki Goto versus Tama Tonga.
    * SANADA versus Toru Yano.

    August 5 (A Block):
    * Kazuchika Okada versus EVIL.
    * Hiroshi Tanahashi versus Michael Elgin.
    * Jay White versus Togi Makabe.
    * Minoru Suzuki versus Hangman Page.
    * YOSHI-HASHI versus Bad Luck Fale.

    August 8 (B Block):
    * Tetsuya Naito versus SANADA.
    * Kenny Omega versus Toru Yano.
    * Kota Ibushi versus Tama Tonga.
    * Hirooki Goto versus Zack Sabre Jr.
    * Tomohiro Ishii versus Juice Robinson.

    August 10 (A Block):
    * Kazuchika Okada versus Hiroshi Tanahashi.
    * Jay White versus EVIL.
    * Minoru Suzuki versus Bad Luck Fale.
    * Michael Elgin versus Togi Makabe.
    * Hangman Page versus YOSHI-HASHI.

    August 11 (B Block):
    * Kenny Omega versus Kota Ibushi.
    * Tetsuya Naito versus Zack Sabre Jr.
    * Hirooki Goto versus Juice Robinson.
    * Tomohiro Ishii versus SANADA.
    * Toru Yano versus Tama Tonga.

    August 12 (G1 Climax Finals):
    * A Block winner versus B Block winner.
     
  5. Super Dave

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    Okada/Tanahashi and Omega/Ibushi are two I've been excited for since the brackets were announced.
     
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    Current standings not including this morning's results

    4 Points
    • “Switchblade” Jay White (A Block, 2-0)
    • Kenny Omega (B Block, 2-0)
    • Kota Ibushi (B Block, 2-0)
    • Michael Elgin (A Block, 2-0)
    • Togi Makabe (A Block, 2-0)
    2 Points
    • Bad Luck Fale (A Block, 1-1)
    • EVIL (A Block, 1-1)
    • Hangman Page (A Block, 1-1)
    • Hirooki Goto (B Block, 1-1)
    • Hiroshi Tanahashi (A Block, 1-1)
    • SANADA (B Block, 1-1)
    • Tama Tonga (B Block, 1-1)
    • Tetsuya Naito (B Block, 1-1)
    • Tomohiro Ishii (B Block, 1-1)
    • Zack Sabre, Jr. (B Block, 1-1)
    0 Points
    • Juice Robinson (B Block, 0-2)
    • Kazuchika Okada (A Block, 0-2)
    • Minoru Suzuki (A Block, 0-2)
    • Toru Yano (B Block, 0-2)
    • YOSHI-HASHI (A Block, 0-2)
     
  7. ShakaSway

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    I’m looking forward to Tama destroying Omega tonight.

    Then long off hyped for Naito vs Sabre Jr.

    Then just to see Jay White on his current run vs a desperate for points Suzuki.
     
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    Also interesting angle they got going on with Okada, for you all intetested.

    After losing his championship to Kenny Omega, he has gone on a bizarre losing streak. Losing immediately to Zack Sabre Jr at British Strong Style (think that was the card?), he and Will Ospreay won at G1 Special, and as yall see is 0-2 in the G1, albeit, to shenanigans.
    - Jay White used a low blow and a chair to get the win over him
    -Bad Luck Fale got the win after Tama Tonga hit the Gun Stun on Okada.

    Even changed his look a bit.

    In other dominate display is Jay White, who has been cheating his gullies off after losing his US Championship to Juice Robinson. Quite high on his britches, hoping Suzuki slaps him around.
     
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  9. Super Dave

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    Tama and Omega will be good. I don't know about a destruction. Haha
     
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    Nope. Just an absolute mauling.


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    I guess if Omega is going to lose during the tourney it'll be against Tonga
     
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    Bozy OOHH YOU DIDNT KNOW!?

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    I'm hoping for a Huge Tonga Push. The guys is awesome. Especially with the GOD and Fale watching his back.
     
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    The OGs seem to be having a bit of a resurgence which is definitely nice to see.
     
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    Yano!!! And mauling!

    Before we state how Tama might have over reacted a little bit, Red Shoes needed to let that Styles Clash happen.
     
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    Juice vs Yano was a fun one.

    Tama gives zero fucks about this tournament.
     
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    Some great promos cut.

     
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    Ishii/Ibushi is worth watching and "The Best Bout Machine" continues to deliver.
     
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    Meltzer said they are very interested

    They also plan on going after Kenny & Bucks

    Kenny & Bucks contracts with NJPW & ROH are up in Jan (I think)
    So they are not advertised for the big MSG show

    Vince has hundreds of millions to be spiteful & now they are on his radar due to Jericho & MSG plus All In
     
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    I wish he didnt fuck a G1, but can’t dispute an Grindr


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    I'd be sad to see either leave New Japan. I'd much rather see some cross promotion events.
     
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    I think omega will be huge in WWE
    I just worry VKM would treat Bucks like a comedy team
     
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    I would mark out if Omega came out in the Rumble. He's done everything outside of the WWE that he needs to. Go there and make some money.

    But the Bucks. I agree that they'd end up like Breeze and Fandango. They make a fortune on merchandise. Keep cashing checks .
     
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