The G1 Climax is now over and we've been gifted a scintillating few weeks of professional wrestling. It is the first tour since the start of the pandemic to truly capture the feeling of wrestling before everything hit, and has provided an indescribable comfort for fans everywhere. While it wasn't perfect, with some wrestlers slightly disappointing and a few big rematches not living up to expectations, there was plenty of absolutely magnificent contests to celebrate and praise.
Some veterans proved why they were still so essential in the tournaments like Hiroshi Tanahashi and Minoru Suzuki, some undercard wrestlers truly came into their own with stellar runs like Taichi and YOSHI-HASHI, and we got consistent greatness from Tetsuya Naito and Tomohiro Ishii, among others.
Including the finals match between SANADA and Kota Ibushi, there were 91 tournament matches this year, meaning that not every great contest can be included. Yet, these 10 are a brilliant encapsulation of this year's tournament for fans old and new, matches that told beautiful stories and that will hold up for years to come. It was so special in a time of chaos to have such a wonderful G1 Climax