Quick Review: NJPW G1 Climax 28 Block Matches (July 14-22, 2018)

After last year’s stellar tournament, it’s not too surprising that New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s 2018 G1 Climax is excellent so far, but the B Block in particular has just been amazing. Here are Meatless Rib’s match ratings for the first week or so of action:

July 14 (A Block)

Togi Makabe vs YOSHI-HASHI ***1/2

Bad Luck Fale vs Hangman Page ***1/2

EVIL vs Michael Elgin ***1/4

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Minoru Suzuki ****

Jay White vs Kazuchika Okada ****1/4

July 15 (B Block)

Tomohiro Ishii vs Toru Yano ****1/4

Juice Robinson vs Tama Tonga ***1/2

SANADA vs Hirooki Goto ***1/4

Kota Ibushi vs Zack Sabre Jr. (vegan!) ****3/4

Kenny Omega vs Tetsuya Naito *****

July 16

Hangman Page vs Michael Elgin ***3/4

EVIL vs YOSHI-HASHI ***1/4

Minoru Suzuki vs Togi Makabe ***1/4

Bad Luck Fale vs Kazuchika Okada ***3/4

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Jay White ***3/4

July 19

Tama Tonga vs SANADA ***1/4

Zack Sabre Jr. (vegan!) vs Toru Yano ****

Kota Ibushi vs Juice Robinson ****1/4

Tetsuya Naito vs Tomohiro Ishii ****1/4

Hirooki Goto vs Kenny Omega ****3/4

July 20

Jay White vs Michael Elgin ***3/4

Minoru Suzuki vs YOSHI-HASHI ***1/2

EVIL vs Togi Makabe ***1/4

Bad Luck Fale vs Hiroshi Tanahashi ****

Hangman Page vs Kazuchika Okada ****1/4

July 21

Kota Ibushi vs Toru Yano ****1/4

SANADA vs Zack Sabre Jr. (vegan!) ****1/2

Tetsuya Naito vs Juice Robinson ****

Kenny Omega vs Tama Tonga ***3/4

Hirooki Goto vs Tomohiro Ishii ***3/4

July 22

Michael Elgin vs YOSHI-HASHI ***1/2

Bad Luck Fale vs EVIL ***1/2

Jay White vs Minoru Suzuki ****

Hangman Page vs Hiroshi Tanahashi ***3/4

Kazuchika Okada vs Togi Makabe ***3/4

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