NJPW’s G1 Climax 2015: Participants announced.

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The 25th annual G1 Climax the tournament existed before but under different names) will take place between July 20 and August 16. Last year’s edition was universally acclaimed as the best ever, it wil be interesting to see if they can top those lofty standards. Here is the full list of participants:

Kazuchika Okada
AJ Styles
Hirooki Goto
Togi Makabe
Hiroyoshi Tenzan
Hiroshi Tanahashi
Yuji Nagata
Satoshi Kojima
Tetsuya Naito
Katsuyori Shibata
Shinsuke Nakamura
Toru Yano
Tomohiro Ishii
Yujiro Takahashi
Karl Anderson
Doc Gallows
Bad Luck Fale
Michael Elgin
Kota Ibushi
Tomoaki Honma

Compared to last year, the four members of Suzuki-gun (Davey Boy Smith Junior, Shelton Benjamin, Lance Archer and Minoru Suzuki and others are still helping out Pro Wrestling NOAH with a major invasion angle) are out. The two new names are Kota Ibushi and Michael Elgin, who will both participate in their first G. Much more on this as the event draws closer of course, but I think we can all already agree on one thing. That line-up looks stellar.

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