New Japan Pro Wrestling General Manager Michael Craven spoke to FOX Sports Australia to hype NJPW’s upcoming tour in Melboure and Sydney at the end of the month. Craven would be asked about the 2020 G1 Climax, and whether or not the tournament would open overseas like it will this year in Dallas, to which Craven hinted that it might.
The Olympics has provided a lot of inspiration across all of Japanese society. 2020 is being held as a landmark year for many, and NJPW is no exception. Already we’ve announced some major dates for the year, starting with two events back to back January 4 and 5 in the Tokyo Dome. As far as the G1 Climax is concerned, we’ll be keeping that a secret for now. That said, and as you no doubt know, the G1 Climax is starting in Dallas, Texas this year. It’ll be the first time for matches in the tournament to ever take place outside of Japan. That’s really exciting to us, but it also does set a precedent.
As of this writing, the only stars who have declared eligible for the G1 are Shingo Takagi, KENTA, Will Ospreay, and Jon Moxley.