“Rainmakers” and “High Fly Flows” abound as AXS TV’s coverage of NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING’s biggest tournament of the year—the G1 CLIMAX 27—charges into its final stretch with four episodes featuring the most important matches from the final three nights of the event.
Coverage of the final weekend kicks off Friday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT as WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross and Josh Barnett call the action for the “A Block” final match between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tetsuya Naito.
Then, one of wrestling’s most exciting rivalries enters its third installment on Oct. 20 as IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega battles IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada in the “B Block” finale.
The epic, 19-event tournament reaches a crescendo on Oct. 27 as the “A” and “B Block” winners battle for the G1 CLIMAX 27 championship, featuring exclusive interviews with both competitors.
AXS TV’s coverage of the event concludes with a bonus episode Nov. 3 from the tournament’s final night featuring two tag team championship matches. IWGP Tag Team Champions War Machine (Hanson and Raymond Rowe) face Cody and Hangman Page, and IWGP Jr. Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) take on Funky Future (Ryusuke Taguchi and Ricochet).
The line-ups for the final four episodes of AXS TV’s G1 CLIMAX 27 coverage are as follows:
Oct. 13 – A Block Finals – Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tetsuya Naito, plus Bad Luck Fale vs. Yuji Nagata
Oct. 20 – B Block Finals – Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada, plus Michael Elgin vs. Juice Robinson
Oct. 27 – G1 CLIMAX 27 Finals – “A Block” Winner vs. “B Block” Winner
Nov. 3 – G1 CLIMAX 27 Finals – Hanson/Raymond Rowe vs. Cody/Hangman Page, Ryusuke Taguchi/Ricochet vs. Matt Jackson/Nick Jackson
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