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NJPW News: NJPW announced 2016 G1 Cimax tournament

The 2016 G1 Climax Tournament is almost here.

NJPW has just announced the competitors for the 2016 G1 Climax Tournament

New Japan Pro Wrestling holds the G1 Climax tournament every summer. For one month, wrestlers get in the squared circle to earn a place in the winner-take-all final.

Wrestlers are divided into two groups and are awarded points (two for a win, one for a draw and ,obviously, zero for a loss) with the winners of the two groups taking on one another in the final.

The winner gets an IWGP Heavyweight Title shot at Wrestle Kingdom 11 in January.

NJPW announced the list of competitors and the blocks they’d been divided into yesterday, as the wrestling world awaits the beginning of the 2016 G1 Climax Tournament.

Block A

Togi Makabe
Satoshi Kojima
Tomohiro Ishii
Hirooki Goto
Bad Luck Fale
Tama Tonga
SANADA
Naomichi Marufuji
Kazuchika Okada
Hiroshi Tanahashi

Block B

Katsuyori Shibata
Yuji Nagata
Tomoaki Honma
Michal Elgin
Toru Yano
Tetsuya Naito
EVIL
Kenny Omega
Yoshihashi
Katsuhuko Nakajima

 

The early front runners for the tournament are Tetsuya Naito, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kenny Omega.

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