Adam Page thinks highly of the G1.
The G1 Climax tournament is one of New Japan Pro Wrestling's biggest tournaments of the year alongside their Best Of The Super Juniors, World Tag League and the Super Junior Tag Team Tournament. The B.O.S.J. is currently on-going and next up will be the G1 Climax that kicks off in Dallas. One of the competitors in last year's G1 and current AEW star Adam "Hangman" Page praised the tournament during Brian Campbell's 'State Of Combat' podcast. Page said the G1 is arguably the most grueling, trying and prestigious thing in professional wrestling and detailed the schedule that comes with being a participant in the tournament.
“Oh man, that’s a tough one, and you know what? I’d agree with you." Page said about the trying G1 Climax. "I feel that, and I don’t wanna say the G1 has something over on All Elite Wrestling because All Elite Wrestling hasn’t had a show yet so, there’s really not much I can compare to there. But I would say in wrestling right now, that tournament, that series is kind of the most grueling, the most trying, and honestly for me, kind of the most prestigious thing in wrestling right now. It’s tough. It was a long month-and-a-half and I know fans who watched it, I know that’s tough doing that but just imagine that and soon as you’re done, you go hop on a train, hop on a plane, hop on a whatever, there’s rarely a day off. Thinking back, I don’t think there was more than one or two days off that we weren’t at least having an eight or nine hour train ride or something. So even those aren’t really days off. It was grueling, but I enjoyed it. You get away from everything else in your life and you got a month, a month-and-a-half to just focus on wrestling and it was kinda nice.”
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