New Japan Pro Wrestling today announced the field of competitors that will be competing in the 2017 G1 Climax 27 Tournament set to take place across Japan from July 17th-August 13th including for the very first time the UK’s own… ZACK SABRE JR!

Sabre Jr becomes only the 3rd person either the UK or Ireland to enter the tournament following in the footsteps on Steven Regel [William Regal] (1997) and Prince Devitt [Finn Balor] (2010 & 2013), however no competitor from the UK has ever progressed to the finals.

A full list of the announced competitors can be seen in the video below…

Announced Competitors…
IWGP Intercontinental Champion, Hiroshi Tanahashi former 2 time winner
Togi Makabe former 1 time winner
Michael Elgin
IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada former 2 time winner
Tomohiro Ishii
Toru Yano
YOSHI-HASHI
Kenny Omega former 1 time winner
Bad Luck Fale
IWGP Tag Team Champion, Tama Tonga
Tetsuya Naito former 1 time winner
NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Champion, SANADA
NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Champion, EVIL
Satoshi Kojima former 1 time winner
Yuji Nagata former 1 time winner
Juice Robinson
NEVER Openweight Champion, Minoru Suzuki
Zack Sabre Jr
Kota Ibushi

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