Kenny Omega - Wins The G1

On August 14th, 2016, the trajectory of New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s history changed in a big way as Kenny Omega wins the G1 Climax Tournament.

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The finals of the biggest and most prestigious tournament in modern wrestling saw an unexpected winner rise to the top..

That wrestler went on to become one of the most iconic and controversial wrestlers of the modern landscape. His name is Kenny Omega, and this is the story of his history-changing win.

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Massive roster changes spurred Omega’s rise to the top in New Japan. At  the end of January 2016, NJPW lost Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson, Shinsuke  Nakamura, and AJ Styles..

..with  Styles gone, the Bullet Club needed a new leader, whom they found in Kenny Omega.

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Still, Omega had one factor working against him: he was not Japanese. No gaijin/outsider had ever won the G1 in its current format.

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