After spending most of the year in Ring of Honor, Eddie Kingston is set to receive a significant opportunity this summer as he enters his first NJPW G1 Climax tournament.

The official lineup for this year’s tournament was unveiled on the NJPW website, featuring a mix of seasoned veterans like Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Tetsuya Naito, as well as newcomers including Kingston, Shota Umino, and Hikuleo.

Spanning 19 events, the tournament is scheduled to begin on Saturday, July 15 in Sapporo and will conclude on Sunday, August 13 in Ryogoku.

The full 32-man lineup for the tournament is as follows:


Kazuchika Okada
Tetsuya Naito
Will Ospreay
Hiroshi Tanahashi
David Finlay
Shota Umino
Shingo Takagi
Tomohiro Ishii
Tama Tonga
Tanga Loa
Hirooki Goto
Toru Yano
Zack Sabre Jr.
Eddie Kingston
El Phantasmo
Ren Narita
Chase Owens
Jeff Cobb
Aaron Henare
Gabriel Kidd
Alex Coughlin
Shane Haste
Mikey Nicholls
Yota Tsuji
Kaito Kiyomiya

With his inclusion in the G1 Climax, Eddie Kingston will have the opportunity to showcase his skills on a larger stage and compete against some of the top talent in NJPW.

How do you think Eddie Kingston’s participation in the NJPW G1 Climax tournament will impact his career? Leave a comment.

Steve Carrier

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