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Full details on the 2014 New Japan G-1 Climax tournament

Today, New Japan Pro Wrestling announced the full details of the annual G-1 Climax tournament, the 24th installment in New Japan's history. The tournament will be spread out over 3 weeks this year to keep the participants more rested after last year's grueling tournament. The tournament has increased from 20 to 22 participants and from 9 shows to 12 shows this year.

The participants in A & B Block in this year's 2014 New Japan G-1 Climax tournament are as follows:

A Block: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata, Kota Ibushi, Katsuyori Shibata, Shinsuke Nakamura, Tomohiro Ishii, Shelton "X" Benjamin, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Doc Gallows, Bad Luck Fale

B Block: Togi Makabe, Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Kazuchika Okada, Toru Yano, Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, AJ Styles, Yujiro Takahashi, Karl Anderson

The full line-ups for all 12 shows, running from July 21 to August 10 at the Seibu Dome in Saitama, Japan are as follows:

7/21 in North Sea Kitaeru

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Bad Luck Fale
(2) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shelton "X" Benjamin vs. Doc Gallows
(3) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Karl Anderson
(4) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Yuji Nagata
(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Toru Yano vs. Minoru Suzuki
(6) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(7) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Hirooki Goto
(8) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Kota Ibushi vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
(9) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
(10) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Kazuchika Okada

7/23 in Aomori Prefecture Budokan

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Tomohiro Ishii
(2) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shelton "X" Benjamin vs. Bad Luck Fale
(3) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(4) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Lance Archer
(5) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Kota Ibushi
(6) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(7) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Toru Yano vs. AJ Styles
(8) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan
(9) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Karl Anderson
(10) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Doc Gallows

7/25 at Yamagata City General Sports Center

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Kota Ibushi vs. Doc Gallows
(2) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Lance Archer vs. Karl Anderson
(3) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(4) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Shelton "X" Benjamin
(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Toru Yano
(6) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(7) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Bad Luck Fale
(8) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Minoru Suzuki
(9) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Satoshi Kojima
(10) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Kazuchika Okada

7/26 at Akita Prefectural Gymnasium

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Bad Luck Fale
(2) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shelton "X" Benjamin vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(3) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Minoru Suzuki
(4) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Toru Tano
(5) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Kota Ibushi
(6) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Lance Archer
(7) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
(8) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Tetsuya Naito
(9) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Kazuchika Okada vs. Karl Anderson
(10) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Katsuyori Shibata

7/28 at Sendai Sun Plaza Hall in Miyagi

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Doc Gallows
(2) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK:  Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Lance Archer
(3) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(4) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK:  Minoru Suzuki vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK:  Toru Yano vs. Karl Anderson
(6) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Shelton "X" Benjamin
(7) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK:  AJ Styles vs. Hirooki Goto
(8) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Bad Luck Fale
(9) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi
(10) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Kazuchika Okada

7/31 at Shizuoka Act City Hamamatsu

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Doc Gallows vs. Bad Luck Fale
(2) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(3) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(4) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Katsuyori Shibata
(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Karl Anderson
(6) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Minoru Suzuki vs. Lance Archer
(7) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Shelton "X" Benjamin
(8) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan
(9) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Toru Yano vs. Kazuchika Okada
(10) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tomohiro Ishii

8/1 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Shelton "X" Benjamin
(2) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Toru Yano vs. Lance Archer
(3) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Yujiro Takahashi vs. Karl Anderson
(4) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Doc Gallows
(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Hirooki Goto
(6) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Kota Ibushi vs. Bad Luck Fale
(7) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Tetsuya Naito
(8) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki
(9) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Katsuyori Shibata
(10) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Tomohiro Ishii

8/3 at Osaka Bodymaker Colosseum

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(2) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Toru Yano
(3) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Shelton "X" Benjamin
(4) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Doc Gallows
(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Tetsuya Naito
(6) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Lance Archer vs. AJ Styles
(7) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Minoru Suzuki
() G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Kota Ibushi vs. Katsuyori Shibata
() G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Kazuchika Okada vs. Yujiro Takahashi
() G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

8/4 at Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Kota Ibushi vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
(2) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Lance Archer vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(3) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Doc Gallows
(4) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan
(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Minoru Suzuki
(6) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Bad Luck Fale
(7) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
(8) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Karl Anderson
(9) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shelton "X" Benjamin vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
(10) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Kazuchika Okada

8/6 at Takamatsu City Gymnasium, 1st Stadium in Kagawa

(1) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Kota Ibushi
(2) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Davey Boy Smith Jr. vs. Bad Luck Fale
(3) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Tetsuya Naito
(4) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Minoru Suzuki vs. Karl Anderson
(5) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Toru Yano
(6) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Yujiro Takahashi
(7) G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Kazuchika Okada vs. Lance Archer
(8) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
(9) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Katsuyori Shibata
(10) G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Doc Gallows

8/8 at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa (no match order due to uncertainity of participants ranking in the tournament prior to 8/8)

() G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bad Luck Fale
() G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Doc Gallows
() G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Kota Ibushi vs. Shelton "X" Benjamin
() G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
() G1 CLIMAX A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Yuji Nagata
() G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Toru Yano vs. Yujiro Takahashi
() G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Lance Archer
() G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Karl Anderson
() G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Togi Makabe
() G1 CLIMAX B BLOCK: Minoru Suzuki vs. Kazuchika Okada

8/10 (Finals) at Seibu Dome in Saitama

() Special Single Match: A BLOCK #2 vs. B BLOCK #2

() G1 CLIMAX 24 FINAL: A BLOCK #1 vs. B BLOCK #1

Plus, ROH talent Adam Cole, Bobby Fish, Kyle O'Reilly & Michael Bennett w/Maria Kanellis and a promotional tie-in featuring Jeff Jarrett's Global Force Wrestling. 

Source: Puroresu Spirit