NJPW News: Ospreay cleared to compete in G1 Climax tomorrow, upcoming schedule of Block matches for G1 Climax 29, how to watch on AXS TV (w/Radican’s Analysis)

By Sean Radican, PWTorch Columnist


-Will Ospreay has been cleared to compete by NJPW. Ospreay is set to face Kota Ibushi in A block action when G1 Climax 29 resumes tomorrow in Tokyo, Japan. NJPW issues the statement below on their website about Ospreay’s condition:

On July 15, Will Ospreay was unable to wrestle in a tag team match in Hokkaido.

After undergoing a thorough examination, he has been cleared to return to the ring, and his match with Kota Ibushi on July 18 in Korakuen Hall will go ahead as scheduled.

Ospreay is excited to return to the ring, and is appreciative of your support.

Radican’s Analysis: I’m glad Ospreay has been cleared to return, but I’m worried about what Ibushi and Ospreay might do in their G1 Climax 29 match tomorrow. Both men are known for their high risk offense and both men are going into the match with injures. The last time they wrestled on Jan. 1 at Wrestle Kingdom, Ibushi suffered a concussion and an injury to his eye.

-The G1 Climax 29 tournament resumes tomorrow in Tokyo, Japan. The next three days of the tournament will take place at the historic Korakuen Hall. After the night 7 event on June 20, NJPW takes three days off before resuming on July 24 in Hiroshima. Here is the schedule for the next three events:

July 18 (A Block, Korakuen Hall, Tokyo) 

  • Kota Ibushi vs. Will Ospreay
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Bad Luck Fale
  • KENTA vs. Lance Archer

July 19 (B Block, Korakuen Hall, Tokyo)

  • Jon Moxley vs. Tomohiro Ishii
  • Shingo Takagi vs. Taichi
  • Tetsuya Naito vs. Hirooki Goto
  • Jay White vs. Toru Yano
  • Juice Robinson vs. Jeff Cobb

July 20 (A Block, Korakuen Hall, Tokyo) 

  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay
  • KENTA vs. EVIL
  • Kota Ibushi vs. SANADA
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Lance Archer
  • Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Bad Luck Fale

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