NJPW G1 Climax 33 – Night Nine
Date: July 27, 2023
Venue: Ota City General Gymnasium
Time: 6:30 pm JST

G1 Climax 33 is back from Ota City General Gymnasium with blocks A and B in action on NJPWWorld on July 27th with a card headlined by the biggest main event of the tournament, Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay.

The team at Voices of Wrestling has done a phenomenal job previewing 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.

PDF Stats & Info Packet: Sport of Pro Wrestling

Match One
G1 Climax 33 A Block Match
Shota Umino [4] vs. Chase Owens [4]

G1 Climax 33 – Tournament To Date

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Head To Head History

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

History in Ota City General Gymnasium

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G1 Climax – All Time

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Match Two
G1 Climax 33 B Block Tournament Match
YOSHI-HASHI [4] vs. Taichi [4]

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Match Three
G1 Climax 33 A Block Tournament Match
Kaito Kiyomiya [5] vs. Gabe Kidd [4]

G1 Climax 33 – Tournament To Date

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Recent History – 2023 Year To Date – Singles – Includes All Companies

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Head To Head History

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

History in Ota City General Gymnasium

This will be the first singles match in Ota City General Gymnasium for both of these wrestlers.

G1 Climax – All Time

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Match Four
G1 Climax 33 B Block Tournament Match
Tanga Loa [2] vs. Great-O-Khan [2]

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  • Great-O-Khan’s 48 wins are the second-most in NJPW this year. His .857 overall winning percentage is also the second-best in NJPW.

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Match Five
G1 Climax 33 A Block Tournament Match
Hikuleo [2] vs. Yota Tsuji [3]

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Head To Head History

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G1 Climax – All Time

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Match Six
G1 Climax 33 B Block Tournament Match
El Phantasmo [2] vs. KENTA [4]

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  • KENTA has wrestled in the most NJPW singles matches in the last 365 days (25).

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Head To Head History

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Match Seven
G1 Climax 33 A Block Tournament Match
SANADA [8] vs. Ren Narita [2]

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  • SANADA is on a 13-match winning streak. This is the longest singles winning streak of his career.

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  • SANADA’s 17 singles wins in the last 365 days are the most in NJPW. His .810 winning percentage is the best in NJPW in that time.

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Match Eight
G1 Climax 33 B Block Tournament Match
Kazuchika Okada vs. [8] vs. Will Ospreay [6]

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  • Kazuchika Okada is the only wrestler in the B block who has surpassed the one-hour mark of Total Match Length.

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  • Kazuchika Okada and Will Ospreay’s average singles match length in the last 365 days is nearly identical.

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  • Will Ospreay’s .880 Overall Winning Percentage is the highest in NJPW this year.

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  • Kazuchika Okada’s lone G1 Climax loss in Ota City General Gymnasium occurred on night 1 of G1 Climax 28 in 2018, when Jay White defeated Okada in 25:36.
  • Ota City General Gymnasium was the site of Kazuchika Okada and Will Ospreay’s first NJPW match in March 2018.

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  • Will Ospreay is just 1-6 in G1 Climax Main Events, and his .143 Main Event winning percentage is the lowest among wrestlers with three or more G1 Climax Main Events.
  • Kazuchika Okada has spent 66% of his Total G1 Climax Match Length in Main Events. No surprise that is the highest all-time.

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