The stage is now set for the finals, as Tetsuya Naito and Kazuchika Okada have advanced to the finals of the NJPW G1 Climax 33 tournament.
The semi-final match from G1 Climax 33 took place on night 18 of August 12 in Sumo Hall in Japan. Okada is now ready to face Naito in the final.
During the semi-finals, Okada emerged victorious over Evil by executing Rainmaker in the co-main event. Whereas in the main event, Tetsuya Naito defeated Will Ospreay by executing Destino.
Okada secured the top position in B Block with an impressive 6-1 record. In the quarterfinals, Okada defeated Zack Sabre Jr. The win signifies Okada’s third consecutive appearance in the G1 Climax finals as he won the tournament in the past two years
Okada has maintained an undefeated streak in finals with four tournament wins. If he wins the tournament for the fifth time, he will tie with Mashahiro Chono for the most G1 Climax tournament wins. Legend Antonio Inoki is the only wrestler to win the tournament on more occasions with 10 wins, but the tournament was known as World League, MSG and IWGP League during that time.
Naito secured the top position in D Block with a 5-2 record. In the quarterfinals, Naito defeated Hikuleo. Naito last went to the final in 2017, and in that year he won the final by defeating Kenny Omega for the second time. His first G1 Climax tournament win came in 2013.
The ultimate showdown of the tournament is set for tomorrow, August 13 at Sumo Hall(Korukean Hall) in Tokyo, Japan.