NJPW Reveals G1 Climax 2023 Dates
New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) has released its schedule for the summer tournament known as the G1 Climax.
It’s a summer tradition for NJPW. The G1 Climax tournament is something the company has been doing since 1991 although they did have other tournaments with different names before that. Some of the all-time NJPW greats that have won the G1 include Masahiro Chono, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tetsuya Naito, Kenny Omega, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi and Kazuchika Okada, who won it last year for the fourth time.
The winner of the G1 Climax tournament gets to challenge for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom in January just as long as they successfully keep the the right to challenge the champion.
Here are the key dates for the NJPW G1 Climax tournament for 2023 from the company’s website.
As summer approaches, so too does the tournament of tournaments. This year, G1 Climax 33 will see 19 events take place over a one month period from July 15 through August 13. With a traditional opening weekend in Hokkaido, and a return to the original final home of Ryogoku, an incredible month will see the best from around the world in a battle to be the one! Stay tuned for more details!
G1 CLIMAX 33 July 15- August 13 2023
Nights 1 & 2 July 15 & 16 Hokkaido: Hokkai Kita-Yell
Night 3 July 18 Yamagata: Yamagata Sports Center
Night 4 July 19 Miyagi: Xebio Arena Sendai
Night 5 July 21 Niigata: Aore Nagaoka
Night 6 July 23 Nagano Big Hat
Nights 7 & 8 July 25 & 26 Korakuen Hall
Night 9 July 27 Tokyo: Ota-Ku Gymnasium
Night 10 July 30 Aichi: Dolphin’s Arena
Night 11 August 1 Takamatsu: Takamatsu Gymnasium
Night 12 August 2 Hiroshima: Sun Plaza
Nights 13 & 14 August 5 & 6 Osaka: EDION Arena
Night 15 August 8 Kanagawa: Yokohama Budokan
Night 16 August 9 Shizuoka: Act City Hamamatsu
Night 17 August 10 Chiba: Funabashi Arena
Nights 18 & 19 (final) August 12 & 13 Ryogoku Sumo Hall
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