AEW and NJPW have a nice working relationship at this point. Eddie Kingston will take part in the 2023 NJPW G1 Climax tournament, and now we have those matches.

The brackets for the highly anticipated 2023 NJPW G1 Climax tournament have been unveiled, revealing an exciting lineup of matches for the summer.

As previously announced, the tournament will feature the participation of AEW/ROH star Eddie Kingston, adding an international flavor to the Japanese competition. Fans can look forward to witnessing Kingston’s skills on display as he goes head-to-head with some of the top talent in NJPW during the tournament.

A Block 



Shota Umino

Yota Tsuji

Ren Narita

Chase Owens


Gabriel Kidd

Kaito Kiyomiya

B Block

Kazuchika Okada


Tanga Loa

El Phantasmo




Will Ospreay

C Block

Tomohiro Ishii

Tama Tonga

Mikey Nichols

Shingo Takagi

Eddie Kingston

Aaron Henare


David Finlay

D Block

Hiroshi Tanahashi

Hirooki Goto

Toru Yano

Tetsuya Naito

Zack Sabre Jr.

Jeff Cobb

Shane Haste

Alex Coughlin

The G1 Climax 33 tournament will kick off with an exciting round-robin format, where each participating star will have the opportunity to face off against every other competitor in their respective block.

Once the block competition concludes, the four top point leaders, one from each block, will advance to the highly anticipated semi-finals.

The semi-finals will feature two intense matches, determining the two finalists who will go head-to-head in the grand final of the G1 Climax 33 tournament. The ultimate victor will earn the coveted opportunity to challenge for the prestigious IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 18 in January 2024. It’s worth noting that the winner will need to defend their status as the number one contender throughout the journey, adding an additional layer of intensity to their path towards championship glory.

What’s your take on these matches for the G1 Climax this year? Sound off in the comments!

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