NJPW G1 Climax 33 – Night Eight
Date: July 26, 2023
Venue: Korakuen Hall
Time: 6:30 pm JST

G1 Climax 33 is back in Korakuen Hall with blocks C and D in action on NJPWWorld on July 26th with a card headlined by Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Jeff Cobb.

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 C Block Match
HENARE [2] vs. EVIL [4]

G1 Climax 33 – Tournament To Date

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  • HENARE’s 43 overall wins this year are the third-most in NJPW.

Head To Head History

History in Korakuen Hall

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  • EVIL has won three straight G1 Climax matches at Korakuen Hall.

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Match Two
G1 Climax 33 D Block Tournament Match
Hirooki Goto [4] vs. Alex Coughlin [0]

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Head To Head History

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

History in Korakuen Hall

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  • Before this year’s G1 Climax, Hirooki Goto was tied with Kazuchika Okada for the most G1 Climax wins at Korakuen Hall with 12. After Okada’s win yesterday, Goto needs a win over Coughlin to tie Okada.

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Match Three
G1 Climax 33 C Block Tournament Match
Shingo Takagi [2] vs. Mikey Nicholls [2]

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

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Match Four
G1 Climax 33 D Block Tournament Match
Hiroshi Tanahashi [2] vs. Toru Yano [0]

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  • Hiroshi Tanahashi leads the all-time series with Toru Yano 15 – 4 – 2.

History in Korakuen Hall

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  • Hiroshi Tanahashi has wrestled in more NJPW-Sanctioned matches at Korakuen Hall than anyone else since 1990 with 421.
  • Toru Yano has wrestled in the fourth-most NJPW-sanctioned matches at Korakuen Hall since 1990 with 389. Yano’s 206 wins in those matches are the second-most, only behind Tetsuya Naito.
  • Toru Yano’s 12 G1 Climax losses at Korakuen Hall are the most all-time.

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Match Five
G1 Climax 33 C Block Tournament Match
Tomohiro Ishii [0] vs. Eddie Kingston [4]

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Head To Head History

  • This will be the first match between Eddie Kingston and Tomohiro Ishii in Japan. They split their two matches in the US.

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Match Six
G1 Climax 33 D Block Tournament Match
Tetsuya Naito [4] vs. Shane Haste [2]

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

History in Korakuen Hall

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  • No active NJPW wrestler has won more overall NJPW-sanctioned matches at Korakuen Hall than Tetsuya Naito. In his career, Naito is 213-131-6 at Korakuen Hall, and he is 26-19 in singles matches.
  • Before his New Japan Cup 2023 loss to SANADA, Tetsuya Naito had won nine straight Korakuen Hall singles matches.
  • Tetsuya Naito has won six straight G1 Climax matches at Korakuen Hall.
  • Tetsuya Naito’s eleven G1 Climax wins at Korakuen Hall are the third-most all-time.

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Match Seven
G1 Climax 33 C Block Tournament Match
Tama Tonga [4] vs. David Finlay [6]

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  • David Finlay is 3-1 in his last four singles matches at Korakuen Hall.
  • Tama Tonga has lost his last six singles matches at Korakuen Hall. Tama Tonga’s latest (and only) singles win at Korakuen Hall occurred during the 2017 G1 Climax tournament when he defeated Michael Elgin.

G1 Climax – All Time

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Match Eight
G1 Climax 33 D Block Tournament Match
Zack Sabre Jr. [6] vs. Jeff Cobb [6]

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  • Zack Sabre Jr. is 2-0 in Korakuen Hall main event singles matches. Both of his Korakuen main event victories occurred during the New Japan Cup (2018 second round v. Ibushi, 2019 second round v. Ibushi)
  • Jeff Cobb is 0-1 in Korakuen Hall main event singles matches. He lost to YOSHI-HASHI during the NJPWWorld Television Title Tournament.

G1 Climax – All Time

  • Zack Sabre Jr. and Jeff Cobb enter their main event match with the same all-time G1 Climax Winning Percentage. Zack Sabre Jr. Has participated in 18 more G1 Climax Matches than Cobb.

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  • Jeff Cobb and Zack Sabre Jr. are both 2-2 in G1 Climax Main Events.

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