NJPW G1 Climax 33 – Night Seven
Date: July 25, 2023
Venue: Korakuen Hall
Time: 6:30 pm JST

G1 Climax 33 continues with the A and B Blocks back in action on July 25 on NJPWWorld with a stacked card, fit for Korakuen Hall, including an opening match of Will Ospreay vs. Great-O-Khan and a Main Event of SANADA vs. Kaito Kiyomiya.

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.

Match One
G1 Climax 33 B Block Match
Will Ospreay [4] vs. Great-O-Khan [2]

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  • Even while averaging less than 15 minutes per match in this year’s G1, Will Ospreay’s 2023 average is still over 20 minutes, and it is the fourth-highest in NJPW this year.

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Head To Head History

This will be the first NJPW singles match between these two wrestlers

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Match Two
G1 Climax 33 A Block Tournament Match
Shota Umino [2] vs. Gabe Kidd [4]

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Match Three
G1 Climax 33 B Block Tournament Match
Taichi [4] vs. KENTA [2]

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  • Taichi’s 22:55 average singles match length is the second-highest in NJPW this year.

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  • In the last 365 days, KENTA has wrestled in more NJPW singles matches than any other wrestler.

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History in Korakuen Hall

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  • Taichi’s G1 Climax matches in Korakuen Hall include losses to Shingo Takagi, Kazuchika Okada, EVIL, and Jeff Cobb.
  • KENTA won his first three G1 Climax matches in Korakuen Hall (Archer-’19, EVIL-’19, Zack Sabre Jr. – ’20) but enters his match with Taichi with a two-match G1 losing streak in Korakuen. (Shingo Takagi-’21, EVIL-’22)

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Match Four
G1 Climax 33 A Block Tournament Match
Yota Tsuji [1] vs. Chase Owens [4]

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Match Five
G1 Climax 33 B Block Tournament Match
Tanga Loa [2] vs. El Phantasmo [0]

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Match Six
G1 Climax 33 A Block Tournament Match
Ren Narita [2] vs. Hikuleo [0]

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Match Seven
G1 Climax 33 B Block Tournament Match
Kazuchika Okada [6] vs. YOSHI-HASHI [4]

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  • Kazuchika Okada leads the all-time series in singles matches against YOSHI-HASHI 13-0.

History in Korakuen Hall

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  • Kazuchika Okada’s 12 G1 Climax victories in Korakuen Hall are the most in tournament history.
  • In his career, Kazuchika Okada has wrestled in 308 NJPW-sanctioned matches in Korakuen Hall, the 16th most all-time.
  • In his career, YOSHI-HASHI has wrestled in 305 NJPW-sanctioned matches in Korakuen Hall, the 15th most all-time.
  • Kazuchika Okada and YOSHI-HASHI have wrestled in the same match in Korakuen Hall 78 times, but just once in a singles match. Okada defeated YOSHI-HASHI here during the 2021 G1 Climax.

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Match Eight
G1 Climax 33 A Block Tournament Match
SANADA [6] vs. Kaito Kiyomiya [5]

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  • SANADA enters with a twelve match winning streak in singles matches.

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Head To Head History

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History in Korakuen Hall

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  • 20 of SANADA’s 61 singles matches at Korakuen Hall have occurred in an NJPW ring. 9 of those happened in the G1 Climax.
  • SANADA enters with a two-match singles winning streak in Korakuen and has won four of his last five.
  • Kaito Kiyomiya enters tonight’s match with SANADA on a seven-match winning streak in Korakuen Hall Singles Matches. Kiyomiya has won twelve of his last fourteen singles matches at Korakuen, and he is 20-4 in Korakuen Hall Singles Matches in the last five years.

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