The full lineup has been released for the Ring of Honor and New Japan G1 Supercard show on April 8th at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Thanks to ROHWrestling for the lineup. From ROH:
For 16 years, Ring of Honor Wrestling has created some of the top stars in professional wrestling, and for nearly 50 years, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has brought Japanese Strong Style to the world. Together, these two companies have delivered world class shows such as “War of the Worlds,” “Strong Style Evolved,” “Global Wars,” “Honor Rising,” and the “G1 Special,” which NJPW has launched as a special kickoff in the United States to their annual “G1 Climax,” known as one of the most elite tournaments in professional wrestling.
ROH and NJPW are proud to announce that on April 6th, 2019, the companies will join forces to present the ultimate wrestling event, “G1 Supercard,” to fans from around the world, LIVE from Madison Square Garden in New York City!
Here are the matches that are set to take place.
IWGP Heavyweight Championship: Jay White (c) vs. Kazuchika Okada
ROH World Championship Ladder Match: Jay Lethal (c) vs. Marty Scurll vs. Matt Taven
IWGP Intercontinental Championship: Tetsuya Naito (c) vs. Kota Ibushi
RevPro British Heavyweight Championship: Zack Sabre Jr. (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
Title vs. Title Four Corner Survival Match: IWGP Tag Team Champions Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs. ROH Tag Team Champions PCO & Brody King vs. The Briscoes vs. EVIL & SANADA
Title vs. Title Match: NEVER Openweight Champion Will Ospreay vs. ROH TV Champion Jeff Cobb
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: Taiji Ishimori (c) vs. Dragon Lee vs. Bandido
Bully Ray will issue a New York City Street Fight open challenge
Women of Honor World Championship: Mayu Iwatani (c) vs. Kelly Klein
Rush vs. Dalton Castle
30 Entrant Honor Rumble match on the pre-show (Jushin Thunder Liger is the first announced participant)
How can you watch the show? Here’s some info on that from ROH:
Ring of Honor Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling are happy to announce that G1 Supercard will air LIVE on pay-per-view via cable and satellite, as well as on pay-per-view via FITE TV for $39.99.
In addition, G1 Supercard will stream LIVE for HonorClub and NJPW World, and is INCLUDED with ALL subscriptions. For HonorClub members, this is a huge bonus since normally monthly subscribers would receive the PPV at a 50% discount.
There’s never been a better time to become an HonorClub member with big shows such as 17th Anniversary from Las Vegas, Road to G1 Supercard from Baltimore, and G1 Supercard from Madison Square Garden in New York, on the horizon. Other membership benefits include a 15% discount off all merchandise in the ROH Pro Shop, priority ticket selection to upcoming shows, and access to the ROH VOD Vault and TV Archive!
The “can’t miss“ G1 Supercard begins at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on all platforms.
In addition to that, AXS TV sent out a press release yesterday with information on their broadcast of the ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard event.
AXS TV PRESENTS RING OF HONOR AND NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING’S HISTORIC ‘G1 SUPERCARD’ AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN IN A TWO-PART SPECIAL PREMIERING FRIDAY, APRIL 12 AND FRIDAY, APRIL 19 AT 8pE
Los Angeles (March 27, 2019) – AXS TV—the exclusive U.S. broadcast home for New Japan Pro Wrestling—is proud to announce it will premiere a two-part special from the sold-out G1 SUPERCARD, a co-promotion between Ring of Honor and NJPW at Madison Square Garden, on Friday, April 12 and Friday, April 19 at 8pE/5pP.
The G1 SUPERCARD, which takes place on April 6, features many of NJPW’s biggest stars including IWGP Heavyweight Champion Jay White in his first career defense of the title against 2019 New Japan Cup winner and four-time champion Kazuchika Okada. Also scheduled for the event, IWGP Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito takes on Kota Ibushi, ROH World Champion Jay Lethal puts his title on the line in a three-way match with Matt Taven and Marty Scurll.
Full match listings are available here. The match schedule for AXS TV’s two-part special is forthcoming.
“This is a historic day for professional wrestling at Madison Square Garden and we are excited to bring it to our viewers on AXS TV,” said AXS TV FIGHTS CEO Andrew Simon. “Thank you to the great team at ROH for working with us to bring milestone event to all the fans that watch NJPW weekly on AXS TV.”
“G1 Supercard will be an epic event for Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling and we are thrilled that wrestling fans across America will get to experience it on AXS TV,” said Joe Koff. Chief Operating Officer Ring of Honor Wrestling.
NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING airs every Friday night at 8pE on AXS TV.
The card is awesome and if you’re going to the show or watching it at home, you’ll enjoy a great night of wrestling action.