G1 Climax 28 – Recommended Matches

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Here is a spoiler-free list of recommended matches from New Japan Pro Wrestling’s 2018 G1 Climax 28 tournament. The star-ratings are my own opinion and are intended as a quick reference as-to the quality of the matches. This article will be updated as the tournament progresses. I hope this helps anyone looking for G1 recommendations, enjoy!

Night 1- July 14, 2018 – A Block

Minoru Suzuki vs Hiroshi Tanahashi ***3/4

Kazuchika Okada vs Jay White ***1/2

 

Night 2- July 15, 2018 – B Block

Kota Ibushi vs ZSJ ****1/2

Tetsuya Naito vs Kenny Omega *****

 

Night 3 – July 16, 2018 – A Block

Minoru Suzuki vs Togi Mackabe ***

 

Night 4 – July 19, 2018 – B Block

Toru Yano vs ZSJ ***1/4

Kota Ibushi vs Juice Robinson *** 3/4

Tetsuya Naito vs Tomohiro Ishii ****1/2

Hirooki Goto vs Kenny Omega ****

 

Night 5 – July 20, 2018 – A Block

Bad Luck Fale vs Hiroshi Tanahashi ***1/2

Kazuchika Okada vs Hangman Page ****1/2

 

Night 6 – July 21, 2018 – B Block

Toru Yano vs Kota Ibushi

ZSJ vs Sanada ***3/4

Juice Robinson vs Tetsuya Naito ****3/4

Tomohiro Ishii vs Hirooki Goto ****3/4

 

Night 7 – July 22, 2018 – A Block

Michael Elgin vs Yoshi-Hashi

 

Night 8 – July 26, 2018 – B Block

ZSJ vs Tomohiro Ishii ****

Juice Robinson vs Kenny Omega *** 1/2

Sanada vs Kota Ibushi ***3/4

 

Night 9 – July 27, 2018 -A Block

Kazuchika Okada vs Yoshi-Hashi ****

 

Night 10 – July 28th, 2018 B Block

Kota Ibushi vs Tomohiro Ishii ****1/2

Kenny Omega vs Sanada ****

 

Night 12 – August 1st, 2018 – B Block

ZSJ vs Kenny Omega ***3/4

Kota Ibushi vs Hirooki Goto ***3/4

 

Night 13 – August 2nd, 2018 – A Block

Minoru Suzuki vs Kazuchika Okada ****1/2

 

Night 14 – August 4th, 2018 – B Block

ZSJ vs Juice Robinson ***1/4

Kenny Omega vs Tomohiro Ishii *****

Kota Ibushi vs Tetsuya Naito ****1/2

 

Night 15 – August 5th, 2018 – A Block

“Hangman” Adam Page vs Minoru Suzuki ***1/2

Kazuchika Okada vs EVIL ****

 

Night 16 – August 8, 2018 – B Block

Tomohiro Ishii vs Juice Robinson ****

Toru Yano vs Kenny Omega **

Tetsuya Naito vs Sanada ****

 

Night 17 – August 10th, 2018 – A Block Final Night

Kazuchika Okada vs Hiroshi Tanahashi ****1/2

 

Night 18 – August 18th, 2018 B Block Final Night

Tetsuya Naito vs ZSJ ****1/2

Kenny Omega vs Kota Ibushi ****3/4

 

G1 Climax 28 Finals – August 12th, 2018

I won’t spoil the final match, but it’s a great, must-watch match *****