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Date for Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega III, NJPW announces key matches for this year’s G1 Climax tournament

As noted, New Japan Pro Wrestling announced the blocks for this year’s G1 Climax tournament on Monday. The promotion announced on Tuesday some of the key matches that will be taking place in the tournament.

Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega are set to turn their rivalry into a trilogy. Both wrestlers are in the B Block and will be wrestling each other at Sumo Hall on August 12th. Okada and Omega faced off in two classic matches at Wrestle Kingdom and Dominion earlier this year.

The tournament is set to begin on July 17th and concludes on August 13th, with the A Block winner facing the B Block winner on the final day. The winner of the tournament will receive a briefcase to challenge for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship at next year’s Tokyo Dome show on January 4th. The full match schedule should be released soon, but you can see some key matches that have been announced below:

July 17th

— Kota Ibushi vs. Tetsuya Naito

— Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

July 20th

— Minoru Suzuki vs. Kenny Omega

— SANADA vs. EVIL

July 21st

— YOSHI-HASHI vs. Tetsuya Naito

— Kota Ibushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

July 22nd

— Minoru Suzuki vs. SANADA

— Kenny Omega vs. Tama Tonga

July 23rd

— Togi Makabe vs. Hirooki Goto

— Kota Ibushi vs. Tomohiro Ishii

July 25th

— Kazuchika Okada vs. SANADA

— Toru Yano vs. Kenny Omega

July 26th

— Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Hirooki Goto

— Togi Makabe vs. Kota Ibushi

July 27th

— Michael Elgin vs. Kenny Omega

— Minoru Suzuki vs. EVIL

July 29th

— Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tetsuya Naito

— Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. YOSHI-HASHI

July 30th

— Juice Robinson vs. Kazuchika Okada

— Satoshi Kojima vs. Kenny Omega

August 1st

— Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kota Ibushi

— Yuji Nagata vs. Tomohiro Ishii

August 2nd

— Kenny Omega vs. EVIL

— Satoshi Kojima vs. Minoru Suzuki

August 4th

— Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Togi Makabe

— Tetsuya Naito vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

August 5th

— Kazuchika Okada vs. EVIL

— Satoshi Kojima vs. SANADA

August 6th

— Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tomohiro Ishii

— Togi Makabe vs. Tetsuya Naito

August 8th

— Kazuchika Okada vs. Minoru Suzuki

— Kenny Omega vs. SANADA

August 11th

— Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tetsuya Naito

— Kota Ibushi vs. Hirooki Goto

August 12th

— Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega

— Toru Yano vs. Minoru Suzuki

August 13th

— A Block winner vs. B Block winner in the tournament finals


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