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Live English Commentary To Return For Final NJPW G1 Climax 30 Shows

Kevin Kelly sits at the NJPW English Commentary desk

NJPW commentator Kevin Kelly revealed on Twitter that the final three nights of G1 Climax 30 will be broadcast with live English commentary.

Kelly was letting people know that he and his broadcast partner Rocky Romero had recorded commentary for the first two nights of the G1 following a delay of two days. He then said that, “We will be recording commentary until the final 3 nights when we’ll do it live, pal.”

Kelly also said that he and Romero would be recording commentary on show days going forward. This should mean less of a delay between the live shows and the English versions going up on NJPW World.

The regular English broadcast team is made of Kevin Kelly, Rocky Romero, Chris Charlton, and Gino Gambino. When asked if Gambino would be on hand for the shows with live English commentary, Kelly said “Unsure. Schedule makers keep me guessing”.

English commentary has only been available for shows on delay since NJPW returned to action in June. This followed a four month break due to COVID-19 restrictions in Japan. The exception to this was the Summer Struggle in Jingu stadium show on August 29 which featured live commentary from Kelly and Chris Charlton.

We will be posting full results for G1 Climax 30 every day throughout the tournament, so make sure to check back regularly for news, results and analysis.