The G1 Climax, started in 1991, is one of the most prestigious annual wrestling tournaments in the world. Wrestlers ranging from Ric Flair to Big Van Vader to Shinya Hashimoto to Steve Austin have participated in the G1 Climax throughout its history. New Japan wrestlers dominate the event but each year there are various freelancers and invaders from other promotions to ensure that the tournament is always different and always unpredictable. Through the years the tournament has changed in the number of participants and style, but since 1999 it has been a round robin tournament with at least two blocks. Below I have listed every G1 Climax with the participants, the Semi Final (if there was one), and the Finals. For each round robin style tournament, the wrestlers are listed by row in their block in the order that they finished. For single elimination tournaments, the wrestlers are lined up over the wrestler that they defeated in the first round.

1991

Participants (Round Robin):


Bam Bam Bigelow

Finals:

Masahiro Chono defeats Keiji Mutoh in 29 minutes, 31 seconds with a Powerbomb


1992

Participants (Single Elimination):

Semi Finals:

Rick Rude defeats Kensuke Sasaki
Masahiro Chono defeats Keiji Mutoh

Finals:

Masahiro Chono defeats Rick Rude in 29 minutes, 44 seconds with a STF


1993

Participants (Single Elimination):

Semi Finals:

   
Tatsumi Fujinami defeats Keiji Mutoh
Hiroshi Hase defeats Masahiro Chono

Finals:

Tatsumi Fujinami defeats Hase in 21 minutes, 49 seconds with a Scorpion Deathlock


1994

Participants (Round Robin):

Finals:

   
Masahiro Chono defeats Power Warrior in 21 minutes, 51 seconds with a STF


1995

Participants (Round Robin):

Semi Finals:

   
   
Keiji Mutoh defeats Scott Norton
Shinya Hashimoto defeats Masa Chono

Finals:

Keiji Mutoh defeats Shinya Hashimoto in 24 minutes, 8 seconds with a Moonsault


1996

Participants (Round Robin):

Finals:

Riki Choshu defeats Masa Chono in 13 minutes, 45 seconds with a Scorpion Deathlock


1997

Participants (Single Elimination):

Semi Finals:

Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeats Hashimoto
Kensuke Sasaki defeats Scott Norton

Finals:

Kensuke Sasaki defeats Tenzan in 8 minutes, 9 seconds with a Northern Lights Bomb


1998

Participants (Single Elimination):

Semi Finals:

Kazuo Yamazaki defeats Masa Chono
Shinya Hashimoto defeats Kojima

Finals:

Shinya Hashimoto defeats Yamazaki in 15 minutes, 34 seconds with a Brainbuster


1999

Participants (Round Robin):

Finals:

   
Nakanishi defeats Mutoh in 14 minutes, 43 seconds with an Argentine Backbreaker


2000

Participants (Round Robin):

Kensuke Sasaki defeats Yuji Nagata
Manabu Nakanishi defeats Masa Chono

Finals:

Kensuke Sasaki defeats Nakanishi in 19 minutes, 42 seconds with a Crab Hold


2001

Participants (Round Robin):

Semi Finals:

Keiji Mutoh defeats Tadao Yasuda
Yuji Nagata defeats Masa Chono

Finals:

Yuji Nagata defeats Keiji Mutoh in 22 minutes, 3 seconds with a Nagata Lock II


2002

Participants (Round Robin):

Semi Finals:

Masa Chono defeats Hiroyoshi Tenzan
Takayama defeats Nishimura

Finals:

Masahiro Chono defeats Takayama in 20 minutes, 23 seconds with a Yakuza Kick


2003

Participants (Round Robin):

Semi Finals:

Jun Akiyama defeats Yuji Nagata
Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeats Takayama

Finals:

Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeats Akiyama in 31 minutes, 43 seconds with an Anaconda Vice


2004

Participants (Round Robin):

Semi Finals:

Hiroshi Tanahashi defeats Tenryu
Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeats Shibata

Finals:

Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeats Tanahashi in 21 minutes, 1 second with a Anaconda Vice


2005

Participants (Round Robin):

Semi Finals:

Masa Chono defeats Shinsuke Nakamura
Kazuyuki Fujita defeats Kawada

Finals:

Masahiro Chono defeats Fujita in 8 minutes, 52 seconds with a Shining Yakuza Kick


2006

Participants (Round Robin):

Semi Finals:

Satoshi Kojima defeats Kanemoto
Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeats Giant Bernard

Finals:

Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeats Kojima in 27 minutes, 36 seconds with the Original TTD


2007

Participants (Round Robin):

Semi Finals:

Hiroshi Tanahashi defeats Makabe
Yuji Nagata defeats Shinsuke Nakamura

Finals:

Hiroshi Tanahashi defeats Yuji Nagata in 19 minutes, 2 seconds with a High Fly Flow


2008

Participants (Round Robin):

Finals:

Hirooki Goto defeats Togi Makabe in 22 minutes, 25 seconds with the Shouten


2009

Participants (Round Robin):

Semi Finals:

Togi Makabe defeats Takashi Sugiura
Shinsuke Nakamura defeats Hiroshi Tanahashi

Finals:

Togi Makabe defeats Shinsuke Nakamura in 18 minutes, 29 seconds with a Top Rope King Kong Kneedrop


2010

Participants (Round Robin):

Finals:

Satoshi Kojima defeats Hiroshi Tanahashi in 21 minutes, 25 seconds with the Lariat


2011

Participants (Round Robin):

Finals:

Shinsuke Nakamura defeats Tetsuya Naito in 20 minutes, 19 seconds with the Boma Ye

2012

Participants (Round Robin):

Finals:

Kazuchika Okada defeats Karl Anderson in 23 minutes, 19 seconds with the Rainmaker


2013

Participants (Round Robin):

Finals:

Tetsuya Naito defeats Hiroshi Tanahashi in 26 minutes, 44 seconds with the Stardust Press


Statistics

Total Wrestlers: 95
Most Tournaments:
16 (Masahiro Chono)
Most Wins:
5 (Masahiro Chono)
Wrestlers that have appeared under two different names:
Keiji Mutoh, Kensuke Sasaki, and Junji Hirata