11 Things We Learned From The 2018 NJPW G1 Climax

The 2018 G1 Climax was another incredible tournament, but what lessons were learned?

G1 Climax 2018

Another G1 Climax is in the books, and what a tournament it was. Not a night seemed to pass without a five star classic, with B Block in particular providing some of the finest professional wrestling of the past few years. We are truly living in magnificent times.

Hiroshi Tanahashi prevailed over Kota Ibushi in the final, but there was a lot more to the tournament than the final throw of the dice from one of the all-time greats. All 20 individuals involved in the tournament faced a different challenge, and everyone responded in different ways.

What did we learn from the 28th edition of the famous G1 Climax? Was Tanahashi a worthy winner? What is going on with Kazuchika Okada? Whose stock improved by the end of the tournament, and who went backwards? Why was YOSHI-HASHI even there? Let's have a gander.


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