NJPW G1 Climax 31 Participants Announced

It's that time again

NJPW G1 Climax 31 Participants Announced

It's that time of year again, It's time for the NJPW G1 Climax Tournament 31!

For those of you who are unaware the G1 Tournament features 20 wrestlers divided into two blocks. The tournament is a round robin style where you face everyone in your Group once and the top 2 go into the semi finals which is knockout from there on. The winner gets a shot at the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom which is arguably NJPW's biggest event of the year.

For those of you who are aware you know what to expect so without further ado lets introduce the participants for this years tournament.

A Block

Kota Ibushi (2x winner)

Tetsuya Naito (2x winner)

IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Shingo Takagi

IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champion Zack Sabre Jr.

Toru Yano

NEVER Openweight 6-man Tag Champion Tomohiro Ishii

Yujiro Takahashi

KENTA

Tanga Loa (G1 Climax Debut)

Great-O-Khan (G1 Climax Debut)

B Block

Kazuchika Okada (2x winner)

IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi (3x winner)

SANADA

IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champion Taichi

NEVER Openweight 6-man Tag Champion YOSHI-HASHI

NEVER Openweight 6-man Tag Champion Hirooki Goto

Jeff Cobb

EVIL

Tama Tonga

Chase Owens (G1 Climax Debut)

This is one of my favourite events of the year but who do you think will win?

Let us know in the comments.