G1 CLIMAX 26 IN RYOGOKU KOKUGIKAN
The last three days of the G1 in Sumida are sold out and have even more reason for being so (besides it being the G1 with a highly-anticipated final) as New Japan’s announced some undercard and a couple of championship matches.
ROH World Champion Jay Lethal, IWGP Tag Team Champions The Briscoes, and Hangman Page return for the last days of the tournament, starting on August 12 when Lethal reunites with Los Ingobernables de Japon’s BUSHI, EVIL, and Naito to take on The Bullet Club in Hangman Page, Yujiro, Tanga Loa, and Kenny Omega, while The Briscoes face off against Captain New Japan and Yoshitatsu. Also making an appearance is one-half of the GHC Junior Tag Team Champions in Atsushi Kotoge, where he teams with NOAH colleagues Katsuhiko Nakajima and CHAOS’ Toru Yano, along with YOSHI-HASHI, to face KUSHIDA, Satoshi Kojima, Michael Elgin, and Katsuyori Shibata (full card [in Japanese] here).
August 13 sees Lethal team with BUSHI and SANADA as they face KUSHIDA, Satoshi Kojima, and Hiroshi Tanahashi, and The Briscoes meet up with CHAOS members Gedo, Hirooki Goto, and Kazuchika Okada against Hangman Page, Yujiro, Bad Luck Fale, and the Guerrillas of Destiny [Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga] of The Bullet Club (full card [in Japanese] here).
The final day (August 14) will of course bring it on home with the finals for G1 Climax 26, but we’ll also see Jay Lethal defend the ROH World Championship against Satoshi Kojima, while The Briscoes defend the IWGP Tag Team Championship against Hangman Page and Yujiro (partial card [in Japanese] here).