It looks like the 2019 G1 Climax roster may not be quite as set in stone as previously thought.
New Japan Pro-Wrestling has added an additional stipulation to the main event of the 6/25 Kizuna Road finale at Sendai Sunplaza Hall, where Zack Sabre Jr. will be defending his RPW British Heavyweight Championship against Yoshi-Hashi. The Suzuki-Gun star’s spot in the G1 has now also been put on the line, meaning that if Yoshi-Hashi is able to defeat Sabre Jr., he will replace the British star in this year’s tournament.
Below is the updated match card for the show, which will air live on NJPW World next Tuesday at 5:30AM ET. Outside of two shows in Australia next weekend, the Kizuna Road finale will be the final event for New Japan before the G1 Climax kicks off in Dallas, TX on July 6th.
- RPW British Heavyweight Championship: Zack Sabre Jr. (c) vs. Yoshi-Hashi
- RPW British Cruiserweight Championship: El Phantasmo (c) vs. Ryusuke Taguchi
- Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask vs. Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & DOUKI
- Hiroshi Tanahashi, Toa Henare & Roppongi 3K vs. Jay White, Yujiro Takahashi, Chase Owens & Taiji Ishimori
- Juice Robinson & Mikey Nicholls vs. Guerrillas of Destiny
- Kota Ibushi, Togi Makabe, Tomoaki Honma, Shota Umino & Ren Narita vs. Tetsuya Naito, Evil, Sanada, Shingo Takagi & Bushi
- Tencozy vs. Yuji Nagata & Yota Tsuji