New Japan Pro Wrestling rolls into Shizuoka, Japan tonight/early tomorrow morning for night fourteen of the G1 Climax, featuring a battle between the top heel stable in the promotion, Los Ingobernables de Japon. Former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Tetsuya Naito takes on protege “King of Darkness” Evil, while the leader of the Bullet Club Kenny Omega looks to move into the top spot with a win over veteran Yuji Nagata.
Tonight’s show airs a bit earlier than normal, kicking off at 3:00 a.m. EST (midnight PST). Here are tonight’s tournament matches:
- Tetsuya Naito (8) vs. EVIL (4)
- Yuji Nagata (6) vs. Kenny Omega (6)
- Tomoaki Honma (4) vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima (6)
- Katsuyori Shibata (6) vs. Yoshi-Hashi (6)
- Michael Elgin (8) vs. Toru Yano (6)
If you haven’t seen it yet, the Night 13 show that ran very early this morning featured a Match of the Year candidate between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tomohiro Ishii. Go out of your way to see this match.
For the first time all tournament, we will NOT be having live coverage of this show. I’ve been doing all the shows, but I have to wake up and be ready to traverse Chicago, about an hour after this show is supposed to be over. Sorry!