NJPW Wrestlers Who Can Win the G1 Climax (2017)


The Top Ten

1 Tetsuya Naito

After dropping the I.C. title, it seems big things are coming for Naito, but is it in the form of a G1 win? I could be. He was somewhat robbed of a win last year, so a win here could be a bit of justice. - CDShark

2 Kenny Omega Kenny Omega Tyson Smith, better known by his ring name Kenny Omega, is a Canadian professional wrestler with Japanese citizenship currently signed to New Japan Pro-Wrestling, where he is the current IWGP Heavyweight Champion in his first reign.

While his contract is running out, I do see him and Okada running the gauntlet. I see Omega picking up a victory of Okada in the G1 Climax evening up the series to 1-1-1, then having their tie-breaker at the Tokyo Dome - CDShark

3 Kota Ibushi

I'll admit, his return is the only reason I see him winning. He is a phenomenal talent but the fan support could push him to victory. - CDShark

4 Minoru Suzuki

When I was looking up previous winners of the G1 Climax, I was shocked to see Suzuki was not a part of that list. He has a slimmer chance this year it appears, but he is a credible threat. - CDShark

5 Juice Robinson

Again, WWE slips on letting go this talent. While he is entering his first tournament, and I don't exactly see him winning, I wouldn't be shocked if the dark horse formerly known as C.J. Parker get a nice showing. - CDShark

6 Hiroshi Tanahashi Hiroshi Tanahashi Hiroshi Tanahashi is a Japanese professional wrestler who works primarily for New Japan Pro-Wrestling, where he is a former two time IWGP Intercontinental Champion, while also being a former seven-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion, two-time IWGP Tag Team Champion and three-time NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag ...read more.

The ACE would be a nice pick if he didn't have that I.C. title around his waist. - CDShark

7 Okada

Okada's run has been one of the best I have seen. But he is the champion so he does not need this tournament. - CDShark

8 Hirooki Goto
9 Zack Sabre Jr.

A bit too early for him as he just broke into Japan, but with his talent, you never know. - CDShark

10 Michael Elgin

Elgin seems to have found his footing in New Japan, with his war with Naito over, he could be a strong contender for the Rainmaker. - CDShark

The Contenders

11 Roman Reigns Roman Reigns Leati Joseph "Joe" Anoa'i (Roman Reigns) was born on May 25, 1985. He is an American professional wrestler and former professional Canadian football player. ...read more.
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