NJPW G1 Climax 1996 Finals was a Special Event and Tournament produced by New Japan Pro Wrestling, which took place on August 6, 1996, at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan.

It's the 22° edition of the G1 Climax / IWGP League / MSG League / World League event series, after NJPW G1 Climax 1995 Finals.

The event had an attendance of 11,000 fans. The main event of the show was Riki Choshu vs. Masahiro Chono.

Below you can find the full match card and results of NJPW G1 Climax 1996 Finals, and more information about the event.

Event Info

NJPW G1 Climax 1996 Finals Results

  • Takashi Iizuka, Tadao Yasuda & Tatsuhito Takaiwa Takaiwa defeat Heisei Ishingun (Tatsutoshi Goto, Akira Nogami & Michiyoshi Ohara)
  • Osamu Nishimura & Yuji Nagata defeat Ookami Gundan (Hiro Saito & Hiroyoshi Tenzan)
  • G1 Climax 1996 - Block B

    Satoshi Kojima [2] defeats Shiro Koshinaka [4]
  • G1 Climax 1996 - Block A

    Hiroyoshi Tenzan [4] defeats Junji Hirata [0] via Forfeit
  • G1 Climax 1996 - Block A

    Kensuke Sasaki [6] defeats Shinya Hashimoto [2]
  • G1 Climax 1996 - Block B

    Masahiro Chono [6] defeats Keiji Muto [4]
  • Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Kido defeat Heisei Ishingun (Kengo Kimura & Kuniaki Kobayashi)
  • Shinjiro Otani & Negro Casas defeat Jushin Thunder Liger & El Samurai
  • G1 Climax 1996 - Final

    Riki Choshu defeats Masahiro Chono


  • Block A

    Riki Choshu [8]
    Kensuke Sasaki [6]
    Hiroyoshi Tenzan [4]
    Shinya Hashimoto [2]
    Junji Hirata [0]
  • Block B

    Masahiro Chono [6]
    Shiro Koshinaka [4]
    Keiji Mutoh [4]
    Kazuo Yamazaki [4]
    Satoshi Kojima [2]
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