New Japan Pro Wrestling announced the dates to the G1 Climax 28. For those unfamiliar with the G1, it is NJPW’s annual round robin tournament that is divided into two blocks. With the winner of each block going onto the finals to face one another. Then the winner of the tournament gets an IWGP Title match at Wrestle Kingdom 13. The tournament is a 19 show event with the final three nights in Budokan Hall, New Japan hasn’t run an event here in 14 years. Budokan Hall is where the legendary bouts of 1990’s All Japan Pro Wrestling were once held.
Here is the full schedule of events and all shows will be shown live on NJPWWorld.com
Saturday July 14th – Tokyo – Ota General Gymnasium
Sunday July 15th – Tokyo – Ota General Gymnasium
Monday July 16th – Hokkaido – Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center
Thursday July 19th – Tokyo – Korakuen Hall
Friday July 20th – Tokyo – Korakuen Hall
Saturday July 21st – Tokyo – Korakuen Hall
Sunday July 22nd – Tokyo – Hachioji Esforta Arena
Thursday July 26th – Niigata – Aore Nagaoke
Friday July 27th – Shizuoka – Act City Hamamatsu
Saturday July 28th – Aichi – Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium
Monday July 30th – Kagawa- Takamatsu City General Gymnasium Arena 1
Wednesday August 1st – Kagoshima – Kagoshima Arena
Thursday August 2nd – Fukuoka – Fukuoka Public Gymnasium
Saturday August 4th – Osaka – Edion Arena Osaka
Sunday August 5th – Osaka – Edion Arena Osaka
Wednesday August 8th – Kanagawa – Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
Friday August 10th – Tokyo – Nippon Budokan
Saturday August 11th – Tokyo – Nippon Budokan
Sunday August 12th – Tokyo – Nippon Budokan(Finals)
Now that we know the dates, what potential match-up are you looking forward to? What outsiders are you hoping New Japan will bring in? Will we finally see the debut of All Japan ace Kento Miyahara? Will a Jr. Heavyweight be included in the field? Will Cody make his G1 Debut?
So many questions that will be answered in the next few months!