G1 Climax 29 POST Show: Opening Night – Okada vs. Tanahashi [FREE PREVIEW]

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/07/07/g1-climax-29-post-show-opening-night-okada-vs-tanahashi-free-preview/


John Pollock & Wai Ting review every tournament match from the G1 Climax 29.

Day 1 (July 6) is headlined by Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi and KENTA vs. Kota Ibushi.

Saturday, July 6
Dallas, Texas
American Airlines Center

  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • KENTA vs. Kota Ibushi
  • Sanada vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Bad Luck Fale vs. EVIL
  • Will Ospreay vs. Lance Archer

(Recommended matches in bold)

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Regarding NJPW showing empty seats - it’s not necessarily a lack of production quality.

It is partly a policy, if NJPW broadcast history is to go by.

In their Japanese shows, NJPW typically show empty seats, even whole sections. Go watch their shows from various prefectural or community gymnasiums, even from prior contest series. There are often empty seats in the elevated level and NJPW show them. Also from smaller community gyms, when there are small houses.

And remember Okada calling out the empty seats from last year’s Tokyo Dome.

Part of this philosophy is showing life as it is, rather than pretending that it isn’t.


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I was wondering about that, that maybe they don’t “paper” seats like the WWE does. Regardless, it was still a pretty great house for an all-Japanese main event in Texas.

The shot that kept getting brought up in the show (Tanahashi on the turnbuckle with all the empty seats behind him) was a shot of basically behind the stage where there were no tickets released. So it’s more a matter of bad dressing of the arena for TV that made the arena look even worse than it actually did.