We are a little over halfway through the 2018 G1 Climax tournament, and I’ve already got a list of more than two dozen recommended matches. I’m exhausted all the time, and my sleeping schedule is basically non-existent, but it’s 100% worth it. With three rounds left in the A Block and four rounds left in the B Block, we’ve still got plenty of action still to play out in what’s shaping up to be one of the best heavyweight wrestling tournaments ever.
On the next few pages I’ve compiled my top THIRTEEN favorite matches of the 2018 G1 so far. I’ve been keeping a running collection of my personal ratings for each match of the tournament, which I tweeted out after day ten this past weekend if you’re interested in a more comprehensive look. The next thirteen matches all received a personal score of four-and-a-half stars (basically a 90% or an A-), with the Top 3 being some of the best matches I’ve ever seen.
Here are all my match ratings for the G1 so far. 10 nights in with 8 more to go before the finals.
Ibushi is doing some SERIOUS heavy lifting this year with Ishii and Omega close behind. Hangman has been very solid. White's been all over the place, but I blame BC OGz for that. pic.twitter.com/CJeUg4CX6I
— Michael Killam (@MikeKillam) July 29, 2018