This week on Wrestling Omakase it’s time to finally put a wrap on the 29th G1 Climax! John is joined by returning guests Andy and Sean to break down the final five nights of the G1 and then talk macro thoughts on the entire tournament.
This includes of course much talk of Tetsuya Naito coming up short yet again, and John gives a passionate defense of Naito fans from the many people attacking the group. We talk lots of other stuff too, including: Jay White’s last few matches and what issues we may still have with him, Kota Ibushi’s G1 triumph, Taichi finally breaking out with the masses, Shingo Takagi wrapping up his own amazing tournament, the incredible KENTA turn and emotional return of Katsuyori Shibata, and much more! We also give our overall top 10 match of the tournament rankings, as well as rank every wrestler in the tournament by average star rating (yes, some real nerd shit), and talk where things might go from here leading into the first-ever two night Wrestle Kingdom with Ibushi dropping hints that things might get weird this year. Finally we wrap things up with a spirited mailbag including many questions on Naito, White, Ibushi and more! Say goodbye to an awesome G1 with us, this week!