• TAKASHI SUGIURA - G1 And Only: Episode 17

    On today’s episode, we are looking at the career and the G1 Climax run of a wrestler who is well known for being in a promotion outside of New Japan. Some would even call him a NOAH legend in his own right. A multi-time GHC Heavyweight Champion and tag team champion. Has held every title in the promotion and beat Kenta Kobashi’s record for most successful defenses. He is the killing machine, Takashi Sugiura!


    The G1 Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling's elite summer tournament. Not everyone gets an opportunity to compete in the G1 Climax. Some wrestlers never appear, while some compete year in and year out. Every other week, host Ryan Neitzey will discuss the run of those wrestlers that have only competed in this exclusive tournament only once.


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    35m | Jun 21, 2021
  • SHINJIRO OTANI - G1 And Only: Episode 16

    On today’s episode, we are looking at the career and the G1 Climax run of someone who has a solid beginning with New Japan as a junior but has since travel the rest of the japan, running a prominent minor promotion and still working into today at the age of 48. He’s a former Junior Heavyweight Champion in New Japan, has a historic feud with Jushin Thunder Liger, he’s synonymous with Zero 1. Today we are looking at this wrestler’s appearance in the 2008 G1 Climax as his one and only run. Today we are talking about Shinjiro Otani!


    The G1 Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling's elite summer tournament. Not everyone gets an opportunity to compete in the G1 Climax. Some wrestlers never appear, while some compete year in and year out. Every other week, host Ryan Neitzey will discuss the run of those wrestlers that have only competed in this exclusive tournament only once.


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    35m | Jun 7, 2021
  • AKEBONO - G1 And Only: Episode 15

    On today’s episode, we are talking about someone who is quite possibly the largest wrestler that has been in any G1 CLimax in the history of G1 Climaxes. Standing at 6 foot 8, 500+ pounds, this man was a former yokozuna in sumo wrestling, competed at Wrestlemania 21, in kickboxing, in MMA, he’s done everything. Today will be looking into the career and the one and only G1 Climax appearance of Akebono!


    The G1 Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling's elite summer tournament. Not everyone gets an opportunity to compete in the G1 Climax. Some wrestlers never appear, while some compete year in and year out. Every other week, host Ryan Neitzey will discuss the run of those wrestlers that have only competed in this exclusive tournament only once.


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    30m | May 24, 2021
  • MILANO COLLECTION A.T. - G1 And Only: Episode 14

    On today’s episode, we are talking about someone, who many people call, one of the most innovative wrestlers of the early 2000s. A trainee of Ultimo Dragon, this quirky Italian model turned wrestler was a fan favorite from the start along with his invisible dog. You know him today as one of the voices of the New Japan Pro Wrestling commentary team. Today we are talking about Milano Collection A.T.!


    The G1 Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling's elite summer tournament. Not everyone gets an opportunity to compete in the G1 Climax. Some wrestlers never appear, while some compete year in and year out. Every other week, host Ryan Neitzey will discuss the run of those wrestlers that have only competed in this exclusive tournament only once.


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    31m | May 10, 2021
  • YOSHI TATSU - G1 And Only: Episode 13

    On today’s episode, we are discussing one of the baddest beasts in all of New Japan history. Oh, wait that was last episode. Today we are discussing a guy that competed in the 2006 G1 Climax. He never really made a positive name for himself in New Japan but was able to compete in WWE for a number of years. Look, guys, I’m trying my best to hype everyone up, but let’s just get to the goddam show. Let’s talk about the man we all know and love as Yoshi Tatsu. That’s right, let’s look at Naofumi Yamamoto!


    The G1 Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling's elite summer tournament. Not everyone gets an opportunity to compete in the G1 Climax. Some wrestlers never appear, while some compete year in and year out. Every other week, host Ryan Neitzey will discuss the run of those wrestlers that have only competed in this exclusive tournament only once.


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    23m | Apr 26, 2021
  • KAZUYUKI FUJITA - G1 And Only: Episode 12

    On today’s episode, we are discussing one of the baddest beasts in all of New Japan history. He was a mixed martial artist and wrestling standout. A 3 time IWGP Heavyweight Champion. 18 and 14 in MMA. Ol Ironhead himself, Kazuyuki Fujita!


    The G1 Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling's elite summer tournament. Not everyone gets an opportunity to compete in the G1 Climax. Some wrestlers never appear, while some compete year in and year out. Every other week, host Ryan Neitzey will discuss the run of those wrestlers that have only competed in this exclusive tournament only once.


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    36m | Apr 12, 2021
  • KEDNO KASHIN - G1 And Only: Episode 11

    On today’s episode, we are discussing a man that well, honestly I don’t know where to go with. He’s a shoot fighter that bounced all around Japan, He’s won the Best of the Super Jr.s and the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship twice. He’s even won a Best of the American Super Jrs in Ring Of Honor. And he’s competed in MMA which at our point in 2005, he had a decent 1-1-1 record. But in all of that, I would argue he is one of the last attempts for Inokism to try and stay before it was gone for good, which definitely says a lot. Right now, we are talking about Kendo Kashin!


    The G1 Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling's elite summer tournament. Not everyone gets an opportunity to compete in the G1 Climax. Some wrestlers never appear, while some compete year in and year out. Every other week, host Ryan Neitzey will discuss the run of those wrestlers that have only competed in this exclusive tournament only once.


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    33m | Mar 29, 2021
  • BLUE WOLF - G1 And Only: Episode 10

    On today’s episode, we are discussing a that truly has a blink and you miss it career in wrestling. Only wrestling for 3 years before arriving in the G1 Climax, this man is little well known I would guess to even those New Japan historians out there. Today we are talking about the Mongolian wrestler, Blue Wolf!


    The G1 Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling's elite summer tournament. Not everyone gets an opportunity to compete in the G1 Climax. Some wrestlers never appear, while some compete year in and year out. Every other week, host Ryan Neitzey will discuss the run of those wrestlers that have only competed in this exclusive tournament only once.


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    30m | Mar 15, 2021
  • JUN AKIYAMA - G1 And Only: Episode 9

    On today’s episode, we are discussing a man that has little association with New Japan Pro Wrestling. In fact, there was never a time where this man was contracted with New Japan. We are talking about one man who was with All Japan Pro Wrestling from 1992 to 2000, then joined Pro Wrestling Noah where he still competes. By 2003 he was a 5-time tag team champion and a one-time GHC Heavyweight Champion. In our present day, he’s the current KO-D Openweight Champion for DDT. It’s Mr. Blue and White, Mr. Christmas himself, Jun Akiyama.


    The G1 Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling's elite summer tournament. Not everyone gets an opportunity to compete in the G1 Climax. Some wrestlers never appear, while some compete year in and year out. Every other week, host Ryan Neitzey will discuss the run of those wrestlers that have only competed in this exclusive tournament only once.


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    1h 2m | Mar 1, 2021
  • MURAKAMI & TANAKA - G1 And Only: Episode 8

    On today’s episode, we are officially back to not only watching wrestling matches but the round-robin tournament itself. And we have returned even more so to look at the careers and the G1 Climax appearances of two men, one heavyweight, and one junior. And those men were Kazunari Murakami and Minoru Tanaka!


    The G1 Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling's elite summer tournament. Not everyone gets an opportunity to compete in the G1 Climax. Some wrestlers never appear, while some compete year in and year out. Every other week, host Ryan Neitzey will discuss the run of those wrestlers that have only competed in this exclusive tournament only once.


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    23m | Feb 15, 2021
  • THE 2000 G1 CLIMAX - G1 And Only: Episode 7

    On today’s episode, we will be discussing 3 more wrestlers one and only G1 Climax appearances. At the beginning of Inokism in New Japan, the G1 Climax started to take a turn in the kind of competition that took place in the ring. Plus we have a ginormous tournament with 4 blocks now with juniors mixing it up with heavyweights. But for our sake’s, we are focused on 3 wrestlers, MMA fighter Brian Johnston, NWO Japan member Hiro Saito, and jr. heavyweight champion Tatsuhito Takaiwa!


    The G1 Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling's elite summer tournament. Not everyone gets an opportunity to compete in the G1 Climax. Some wrestlers never appear, while some compete year in and year out. Every other week, host Ryan Neitzey will discuss the run of those wrestlers that have only competed in this exclusive tournament only once.


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    22m | Feb 1, 2021
  • REGAL, TITAN & BAGWELL - G1 And Only: Episode 6

    In today’s episode, we will be discussing 3 wrestlers' one and only G1 Climax appearances across two tournaments. We discussed your Austins, your Flairs, but today we will discuss 3 wild new entries into the G1 And Only list. First in 1997, as a part of WCW, we will look at the G1 appearances of Lord Steven Regal and NWO’s Buff Bagwell. And then, in the 1998 G1 Climax, you may remember him better as Fake Razor Ramon, but we will look at NWO’s Big Titan!


    The G1 Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling's elite summer tournament. Not everyone gets an opportunity to compete in the G1 Climax. Some wrestlers never appear, while some compete year in and year out. Every other week, host Ryan Neitzey will discuss the run of those wrestlers that have only competed in this exclusive tournament only once.


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    22m | Jan 18, 2021
  • RIC FLAIR - G1 And Only: Episode 5

    In today's episode, we look at a true legend in professional wrestling. Despite having an illustrious career, winning 15 World Championships across several promotions, this man only competed in the great G1 Climax once. And that man is the Nature Boy himself, Ric Flair! Let's review his matches and see how he did!


    The G1 Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling's elite summer tournament. Not everyone gets an opportunity to compete in the G1 Climax. Some wrestlers never appear, while some compete year in and year out. Every other week, host Ryan Neitzey will discuss the run of those wrestlers that have only competed in this exclusive tournament only once.


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    33m | Jan 4, 2021
  • YOSHIAKI YATSU - G1 And Only: Episode 4

    The G1 Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling's elite summer tournament. Not everyone gets an opportunity to compete in the G1 Climax. Some wrestlers never appear, while some compete year in and year out. Every other week, host Ryan Neitzey will discuss the run of those wrestlers that have only competed in this exclusive tournament only once.


    In today's episode, we look at the only G1 Climax performance of a 7-time tag team champion, a former Olympian, and a one-time challenger against Hogan for the WWF Championship, Yoshiaki Yatsu. Yatsu was part of Block A with 5 other wrestlers: Kido, Choshu, Fujiwara, Chono & Mutoh. Let's review his matches and see how he did!


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    35m | Dec 21, 2020
  • THE 1993 G1 CLIMAX - G1 And Only: Episode 3

    The G1 Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling's elite summer tournament. Not everyone gets an opportunity to compete in the G1 Climax. Some wrestlers never appear, while some compete year in and year out. Every other week, host Ryan Neitzey will discuss the run of those wrestlers that have only competed in this exclusive tournament only once.


    On today's episode, we discuss the matches & performance from 5 of the participants in 1993 G1 Climax, which included wrestlers from outside promotions Wrestle and Romance and Pro Wrestling Fujiwara Group. On today’s episode, we will review the performance of all the wrestlers from Wrestle and Romance and one more wrestler from New Japan itself. Listen along to see who did well.


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    30m | Dec 7, 2020
  • THE 1992 G1 CLIMAX - G1 And Only: Episode 2

    The G1 Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling's elite summer tournament. Not everyone gets an opportunity to compete in the G1 Climax. Some wrestlers never appear, while some compete year in and year out. Every other week, host Ryan Neitzey will discuss the run of those wrestlers that have only competed in this exclusive tournament only once.


    On today's episode, we discuss the matches & performance of HALF of the 1992 G1 Climax participants, who made their one and only G1 Climax appearance that year. This tournament was in conjunction with WCW and for the Vacant NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship. Lots of great matches, and lots of bad matches. Listen along to see who did well.


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    55m | Nov 9, 2020
  • BIG VAN VADER - G1 And Only: Episode 1

    The G1 Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling's elite summer tournament. Not everyone gets an opportunity to compete in the G1 Climax. Some wrestlers never appear, while some compete year in and year out. Every other week, host Ryan Neitzey will discuss the run of those wrestlers that have only competed in this exclusive tournament only once.


    On today's episode, we look at the only G1 Climax performance of the defeater of the great idol and multi-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Big Van Vader. Vader was part of Block A with 3 other wrestlers: Fujinami, Norton & Mutoh. Let's review his matches and see how he did!


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    29m | Oct 26, 2020
  • G1 And Only Announcement Trailer!

    The G1 Climax is New Japan Pro Wrestling's elite summer tournament. Not everyone gets an opportunity to compete in the G1 Climax. Some wrestlers never appear, while some compete year in and year out. Every other week, host Ryan Neitzey will discuss the run of those wrestlers that have only competed in this exclusive tournament only once.



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    2m | Oct 20, 2020
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