Preview for Thursday’s NJPW G1 Climax Day 4: Kenny Omega Headlines in Champion vs Champion Bout, Naito/Ishii


New Japan Pro Wrestling returns to Korakuen Hall this Thursday for day four of the 2018 G1 Climax tournament. The show will be broadcast live on NJPW World at 5:30AM ET (2:30AM PT) featuring English commentary from Kevin Kelly and Rocky Romero, kicking off four straight days of action.

IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega will headline Thursday’s show against NEVER Openweight Champion Hirooki Goto in a rematch from the 2016 G1 Finals. Both men are currently sitting at one win each, following day two, and will be fighting hard for that early advantage. We’ll also see Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tetsuya Naito in a rematch we’ve seen plenty of times before, and has never once disappointed. Look for El Ingobernable to do anything he has to in order to get on the board.

Here’s the full match card:


— Michael Elgin & Ren Narita vs. Jay White & YOH

— Yoshi-Hashi & SHO vs. Minoru Suzuki & El Desperado

— Togi Makabe & Toa Henare vs. Evil & Bushi

— Hiroshi Tanahashi & David Finlay vs. Bad Luck Fale & Tanga Loa

— Kazuchika Okada & Gedo vs. Hangman Page & Chase Owens

B Block Matches

— Sanada (0) vs. Tama Tonga (2)

— Toru Yano (0) vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (0)

— Juice Robinson (0) vs. Kota Ibushi (2)

— Tomohiro Ishii (2) vs. Tetsuya Naito (0)

— Kenny Omega (2) vs. Hirooki Goto (2)