G1 Climax 33 continues with the A and B Blocks back in action on July 18 on NJPWWorld with a main event of El Phantasmo vs. Kazuchika Okada.

The team at Voices of Wrestling has done a phenomenal job previewing the Block A, Block B, Block C, and Block D, and my good friend J. Michael has written the quintessential guide to New Japan Pro Wrestling, so of course, it only makes sense that the statistics, research, and information that I send to Kevin Kelly and Chris Charlton ahead of every card also finds its home at Voices of Wrestling. I’ll be posting my notes for every card of this year’s G1 Climax. Below, take a look at night one’s packet, and feel free to follow along with me on Twitter when the show is live, as that’s where I’ll be adding any extra bits of info that I pick up along the way.

NJPW G1 Climax 33 – Night Three

Date: July 18, 2023
Venue: Yamagata City General Sports Center
Time: 6:30 pm JST

Match One
G1 Climax 33 A Block Match
Kaito Kiyomiya [2] vs. Chase Owens [2]

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  • Chase Owens has never won two consecutive G1 Climax matches.

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Match Two
G1 Climax 33 B Block Tournament Match
Great-O-Khan [0] vs. KENTA [0]

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  • KENTA’s only singles match in Yamagata occurred on November 8, 2000, when he lost to Naomichi Marufuji.

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Match Three
G1 Climax 33 A Block Tournament Match
Hikuleo [0] vs. Gabe Kidd [0]

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Match Four
G1 Climax 33 B Block Tournament Match
Taichi [2] vs. Tanga Loa [2]

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Match Five
G1 Climax 33 A Block Tournament Match
Ren Narita [1] vs. Yota Tsuji [0]

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  • Ren Narita holds a 5-0 series lead in singles matches against Yota Tsuji.

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Match Six
G1 Climax 33 B Block Tournament Match
YOSHI-HASHI [2] vs. Will Ospreay [0]

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  • Including last year’s final, Will Ospreay has lost two consecutive G1 Climax matches. He has never lost three straight.

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  • Including last year’s final-block-match victory over David Finlay, YOSHI-HASHI has won two consecutive G1 Climax matches. He has never won three straight.
  • Including last year’s final-match loss to Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay has lost two consecutive G1 Climax matches. He has never lost three straight.

Match Seven
G1 Climax 33 A Block Tournament Match
SANADA [2] vs. Shota Umino [1]

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  • Twelve of SANADA’s 62 G1 matches have gone longer than this year’s time limit of 20 minutes. He is 6-6 in those matches.
  • Shota Umino has never wrestled a G1 Climax match under 20 minutes.

Match Eight
G1 Climax 33 B Block Tournament Match
Kazuchika Okada [2] vs. El Phantasmo [0]

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  • Kazuchika Okada’s .716 G1 Climax winning percentage is the highest in tournament history among wrestlers with 20+ G1 Climax matches.
  • Thirty-five of Kazuchika Okada’s 102 G1 Climax matches lasted over 20 minutes (33.66%). The total tournament rate of matches over 20 minutes is 9.36%. Okada is 21-10-4 (.600) in those 35 matches.

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