NJPW 2020 G1 Climax Is "Still On The Calendar" Says President Harold Meij

Though questions remain about how it will be presented...

The planned 2020 G1 Climax had already been moved from summer to autumn this year, in order to accommodate the Olympics taking place in Tokyo. 

Those Olympics have since been postponed to 2021 due to the pandemic, but the G1 looks to still be on, as New Japan has since begun running shows again. How the tournament presented, however, is dependent on conditions at the time.

NJPW President Harold Meij spoke with Sports Illustrated about the annual tournament, which is scheduled to begin on September 19, lasting through October 18, but questions still remain about how it will be handled.

"It is still on the calendar, although again, venues and crowd capacity will be dependent on both our own and the local governments' guidelines," said Meij.

"As for our previously scheduled tours like Best of the Super Juniors, both fans and wrestlers alike were disappointed at their cancellation. All of those voices will be taken into account in the second half of the year as we look to present something to fans that matches, or even surpasses, our initial plans."

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