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{{Infobox tournament
|name=G1 Climax 30
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|name=New Japan Cup (2020)
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|image=njcup20logo.png
|caption=The 2020 logo of [[G1 Climax]]
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|caption=The 2020 logo of [[New Japan Cup]]
|location=See [[#Dates, Venues and Locations|Dates, Venues and Locations]]
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|location=See [[#Statistics|statistics]]
|start_date=September 19, 2020
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|start_date={{Start date|2020|03|4}}
|end_date=October 18, 2020
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|end_date={{End date|2020|03|21}}
|tournament_format=Two block round robin and final
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|tournament_format=Single elimination tournament for heavyweight wrestlers
|venues=See [[#Dates, Venues and Locations|Dates, Venues and Locations]]
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|venues=See [[#Statistics|statistics]]
|participants=
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|participants=20
|attendance=See [[#Dates, Venues and Locations|Dates, Venues and Locations]]
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|attendance=See [[#Statistics|statistics]]
|website=[https://www.g1climax.jp/en/index.html Official Website]
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|event=[[G1 Climax]]
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|event=[[New Japan Cup]]
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|lastevent=Anniversary Event (2020)
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|nextevent=[[Sakura Genesis 2020]]
|lastevent2=[[G1 Climax 29]]
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|nextevent2=2021
}}The '''G1 Climax 30''' was a professional wrestling tournament promoted by the Japan-based [[New Japan Pro-Wrestling]] (NJPW). The tournament will start on September 19 and will be concluded on October 18, 2020. It is the thirtyth edition of [[G1 Climax]], and forty-sixth edition of the tournament counting its previous forms under different names.<ref name="TakingPlaceStates">{{citeweb|url=https://www.f4wonline.com/new-japan-news/njpw-announces-dates-2020-g1-climax-finals-moved-october-300936|date=January 5, 2020|publisher=Wrestling Observer Newsletter|accessdate=February 25, 2020|title=
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}}'''New Japan Cup (2020)''' was the fourteenth [[Super J-Cup]] professional wrestling single-elimination tournament produced by [[New Japan Pro-Wrestling]] (NJPW). It will be a fourteen-night event that will take place on March 4, 2020 until March 21, 2020. The first round will be held between March 4 and March 9 and will start at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan and will end on March 9 in Kochi, Japan at the Kochi Perfectual Gymnasium, while the next two rounds will take place between March 10 and March 18. The semifinals and the finals will be held between March 20 and 21 at the Ao-re Nagaoka in Niigata, Japan.
NJPW ANNOUNCES DATES FOR 2020, G1 CLIMAX FINALS MOVED TO OCTOBER}}</ref>
 
   
Considered NJPW's most important tournament, the G1 Climax features twenty wrestlers, divided in two blocks of ten ("A" and "B"). Each participant faces all nine other wrestlers within the same block in singles matches. The winner of each block is determined via a point system, with two points for a win, one point for a draw, and no point for a defeat; each night of the event sees the ten members of one block compete for the tournament, while the members of the non-competing block perform in tag team matches that have no influence of the tournament results. On the final day of the event, the winners of both blocks face each other to determine the winner of the G1 Climax, who will gain a future match for the [[IWGP Heavyweight Championship]] at [[Wrestle Kingdom]], NJPW's biggest yearly event.
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Considered one of most important's tournaments, the G1 Climax features thirty-two wrestlers, in a single elimination tournament. Each participant faces all other wrestlers within the same tournament in singles matches. The winner of the tournament is determined via a elimination system; each night of the event sees the eight members of one round compete for the tournament, while the members of the non-competing block perform in tag team matches that have no influence of the tournament results. On the final day of the event, the winners of semifinals face each other to determine the winner of the New Japan Cup, who will gain a future match for the [[IWGP Heavyweight Championship]] and IWGP  at [[Sakura Genesis]].
   
As usual, the tournament took place over several cities and locations; the 2020 edition marked the first time that the G1 Climax tournament is taking place in the fall due to the 2020 Olimpic Games.<ref name="TakingPlaceStates" /><ref name="Fightfulschedule">{{citeweb|url=https://www.fightful.com/wrestling/njpw-g1-climax-30-set-begin-september-30|title=NJPW G1 Climax 30 Set To Begin On September 19|date=February 9, 2020|publisher=Fightful |accessdate=February 25, 2020}}</ref> The event will broadcast live on TV Asahi and Fighting TV Samurai in Japan, and [[New Japan Pro Wrestling World|New Japan Pro-Wrestling World]] worldwide.
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The event saw the New Japan Cup debut of [[Jeff Cobb]], [[KENTA]], [[Shingo Takagi]], [[Will Ospreay]] and David Finlay as well as [[Young Lions]] [[Alex Coughlin]] and [[Karl Fredericks]]. As usual, the tournament takes place over several cities and locations; The event was broadcast live on TV Asahi and Fighting TV Samurai in Japan, and [[New Japan Pro Wrestling World|New Japan Pro-Wrestling World]] worldwide.
   
== Background ==
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==Background==
On January 5, 2019, during [[Wrestle Kingdom 14 in Tokyo Dome]], NJPW officially announced the 2020 edition of the tournament between September 19 and October 18; it was announced that the tournament would be held at in October due to the 2020 Olimpic Games, marking the first time that the tournament would be held in the fall.<ref name=":0">{{cite web|url=https://www.njpw1972.com/69135 |title=First ever autumn G1 announced as 2020 schedule is first revealed|publisher=New Japan Pro-Wrestling |date=2020-01-06 |accessdate=2020-02-25}}</ref>
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On January 5, 2020, during [[Wrestle Kingdom 14 in Tokyo Dome]], NJPW officially announced the 2020 edition of the tournament between March 4 and March 21.
   
== Tournament rules ==
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==Participants==
As per usual G1 Climax tradition, the tournament features twenty wrestlers, divided in two blocks of ten ("A" and "B"). Each participant faces all nine other wrestler within the same block in singles match, with the winner of each block being determined via a point system, gaining two points for a win, one point for a tie, and no point for a defeat; each night of the event sees the ten members of a same block compete for the tournament, while the members of the non-competing block perform in tag team matches that have no influence of the tournament results, typically facing their future tournament opponents. In case of several wrestler sharing the top score, the results of the matches those wrestlers had when facing each others in the tournament act as tiebreaker, with the one having the most wins over the other top-scorers determining the winner of the block.<ref name="MirrorG1Know">{{citeweb|url=https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/wrestling/new-japan-pro-wrestlings-g1-12914722 |title=New Japan Pro Wrestling’s G1 Climax: All you need to know as tournament kicks off |date=July 14, 2018 |publisher=[[Daily Mirror]] |accessdate=July 24, 2019}}</ref><ref name="DeadspinGuideG1">{{citeweb|url=https://deadspin.com/a-guide-to-new-japan-pro-wrestlings-g1-climax-the-best-1835907042 |title=A Guide To New Japan Pro Wrestling's G1 Climax, The Best Wrestling Event In The World |date=July 2, 2019 |publisher=Deadspin |accessdate=July 24, 2019 |first=Luis |last=Paez-Pumar}}</ref>
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It was announced that the tournament would feature participants from promotions around the world; from Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and Ring of Honor (ROH). On July 26, it was announced three participants for the tournament, one from NJPW (with one spot designated to the [[CHAOS]] stable), one from Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and one freelancer, which on July 31, it was also announced three more participants for the tournament, one from CMLL and two from NJPW (with one spot designated to the [[Bullet Club]] stable). On August 8, it was also announced three more participants for the tournament, one from CMLL, one from ROH and two from NJPW (with one spot designated to the [[Young Lions]]). The full list of participants was revealed on August 13.
   
On the final day of the event, the respective winners of both blocks face each other to determine the winner of the G1 Climax, who would gain a future match for the [[IWGP Heavyweight Championship]], NJPW's top championship, at [[Wrestle Kingdom]], NJPW's biggest yearly event; if the IWGP Heavyweight Champion himself wins, he gets to pick his opponent at Wrestle Kingdom. The low-card matches have a twenty-minutes time limit, while the matches of the tournament have a 30-minutes time limit (with the time limit being reached resulting in a tie); the final match between the two block winners has no time limit.<ref name="MirrorG1Know" /><ref name="DeadspinGuideG1" />
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== Statistics ==
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! scope="col" | Dates<ref name=":0">{{cite web|url=https://www.njpw1972.com/69135 |title=First ever autumn G1 announced as 2020 schedule is first revealed|publisher=New Japan Pro-Wrestling |date=2020-01-06 |accessdate=2020-02-25}}</ref>
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|Amazing Red
! scope="col" | Venue<ref name=":0">{{cite web|url=https://www.njpw1972.com/69135 |title=First ever autumn G1 announced as 2020 schedule is first revealed|publisher=New Japan Pro-Wrestling |date=2020-01-06 |accessdate=2020-02-25}}</ref>
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| colspan="2" |<center>New Japan Pro-Wrestling</center>
! scope="col" | Location<ref name=":0">{{cite web|url=https://www.njpw1972.com/69135 |title=First ever autumn G1 announced as 2020 schedule is first revealed|publisher=New Japan Pro-Wrestling |date=2020-01-06 |accessdate=2020-02-25}}</ref>
 
 
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| September 19–20
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|[[BUSHI]]
| Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
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|[[New Japan Pro-Wrestling]]
| Namba, Osaka, Japan
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|''[[Los Ingobernables de Japon]]''
 
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| September 27
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|[[Carístico]]
| Kobe World Memorial Hal
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| colspan="2" |<center>Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre</center>
| Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
 
 
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| October 10
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|[[Clark Connors]]
| Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
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| colspan="2" |<center>New Japan Pro-Wrestling</center>
| Namba, Osaka, Japan
 
 
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| colspan="1" rowspan="3" | October 16–18
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|[[Dragon Lee]]
| colspan="1" rowspan="3" | Nippon Budokan
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| colspan="2" |<center>Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre</center>
| colspan="1" rowspan="3" | Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
 
 
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|[[El Phantasmo]]
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|New Japan Pro-Wrestling
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|[[Bullet Club]]
 
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|[[Jonathan Gresham]]
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| colspan="2" |<center>Ring of Honor</center>
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|-
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|[[Ryusuke Taguchi]]
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| colspan="2" |<center>New Japan Pro-Wrestling</center>
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|[[Robbie Eagles]]
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| rowspan="3" |New Japan Pro-Wrestling
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| rowspan="3" |CHAOS
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|[[Rocky Romero]]
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|[[Sho]]
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|-
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|Soberano Jr.
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| colspan="2" |<center>Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre</center>
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|[[Taiji Ishimori]]
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|New Japan Pro-Wrestling
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|Bullet Club
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|[[TJP]]
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| colspan="2" |<center>New Japan Pro-Wrestling</center>
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|[[Will Ospreay]]
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| rowspan="2" |[[New Japan Pro-Wrestling]]
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| rowspan="2" |CHAOS
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|[[Yoh]]
 
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Latest revision as of 14:41, February 25, 2020

New Japan Cup (2020) was the fourteenth Super J-Cup professional wrestling single-elimination tournament produced by New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). It will be a fourteen-night event that will take place on March 4, 2020 until March 21, 2020. The first round will be held between March 4 and March 9 and will start at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan and will end on March 9 in Kochi, Japan at the Kochi Perfectual Gymnasium, while the next two rounds will take place between March 10 and March 18. The semifinals and the finals will be held between March 20 and 21 at the Ao-re Nagaoka in Niigata, Japan.

Considered one of most important's tournaments, the G1 Climax features thirty-two wrestlers, in a single elimination tournament. Each participant faces all other wrestlers within the same tournament in singles matches. The winner of the tournament is determined via a elimination system; each night of the event sees the eight members of one round compete for the tournament, while the members of the non-competing block perform in tag team matches that have no influence of the tournament results. On the final day of the event, the winners of semifinals face each other to determine the winner of the New Japan Cup, who will gain a future match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship and IWGP  at Sakura Genesis.

The event saw the New Japan Cup debut of Jeff CobbKENTAShingo Takagi, Will Ospreay and David Finlay as well as Young Lions Alex Coughlin and Karl Fredericks. As usual, the tournament takes place over several cities and locations; The event was broadcast live on TV Asahi and Fighting TV Samurai in Japan, and New Japan Pro-Wrestling World worldwide.

BackgroundEdit

On January 5, 2020, during Wrestle Kingdom 14 in Tokyo Dome, NJPW officially announced the 2020 edition of the tournament between March 4 and March 21.

ParticipantsEdit

It was announced that the tournament would feature participants from promotions around the world; from Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and Ring of Honor (ROH). On July 26, it was announced three participants for the tournament, one from NJPW (with one spot designated to the CHAOS stable), one from Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) and one freelancer, which on July 31, it was also announced three more participants for the tournament, one from CMLL and two from NJPW (with one spot designated to the Bullet Club stable). On August 8, it was also announced three more participants for the tournament, one from CMLL, one from ROH and two from NJPW (with one spot designated to the Young Lions). The full list of participants was revealed on August 13.

Name: Promotion: Group:
Amazing Red
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
BUSHI New Japan Pro-Wrestling Los Ingobernables de Japon
Carístico
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Clark Connors
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
Dragon Lee
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
El Phantasmo New Japan Pro-Wrestling Bullet Club
Jonathan Gresham
Ring of Honor
Ryusuke Taguchi
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
Robbie Eagles New Japan Pro-Wrestling CHAOS
Rocky Romero
Sho
Soberano Jr.
Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre
Taiji Ishimori New Japan Pro-Wrestling Bullet Club
TJP
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
Will Ospreay New Japan Pro-Wrestling CHAOS
Yoh
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