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New Japan has released the line-ups for the final two G1 Climax tournament shows on Friday and Saturday. The tournament then concludes on Sunday with the final G1 tournament match, an ROH World Title match, and an IWGP Tag Title match.
ROH World champion Jay Lethal and IWGP tag champions The Briscoes are scheduled to join the tour on Friday leading to their big title defenses on Sunday.
Saturday, August 13 – NJPW Card
- (1) Tenzan & Nakanishi & Jushin Thunder Liger & Tiger Mask IV vs. Yoshitatsu & Captain New Japan & Ryusuke Taguchi & David Finlay
- (2) Togi Makabe & Juice Robinson vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Naomichi Marufuji
- (3) Hiroshi Tanahashi & Satoshi Kojima & KUSHIDA vs. Jay Lethal & Sanada & BUSHI
- (4) Kazuchika Okada & Hirooki Goto & Gedo & Jay & Mark Briscoe vs. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale & Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa & Yujiro Takahashi & Hangman Page)
- (5) G1 – B BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Tomoaki Honma
- (6) G1 – B BLOCK: Toru Yano vs. YOSHI-HASHI
- (7) G1 – B BLOCK: Shibata vs. EVIL
- (8) G1 – B BLOCK: Michael Elgin vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima
- (9) G1 – B BLOCK: Naito vs. Kenny Omega
— njpw_global (@njpwglobal) August 13, 2016
Sunday, August 14 – NJPW Card
- Main Event: A Block Winner (Hirooki Goto) vs. B Block Winner in G1 Climax Finals
- ROH World Title match: Jay Lethal vs. Satoshi Kojima
- IWGP World Tag Title match: The Briscoes vs. Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi
- More matches to be added post-tournament.