ROH and NJPW Announce Madison Square Garden Event

Lewis Collier
July 13, 2018

Madison Square Garden has famously been WWE's home territory for decades, but now that's changing - as ROH and NJPW have announced an event at MSG in 2019. WWE's NXT TakeOver will be taking place the same night as G1 Supercard at Barclays Center. ROH chief operating officer Joe Koff said in a news release. However, none of this would be possible without our fans, who are truly the best in the world. No wrestling company other than WWE has held a show at the Garden in more than 50 years.

Madison Square Garden also confirmed to PWInsider that AAA has also been in talks about hosting an event at the venue on either september 16 or september 23, but nothing has been set.

Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tetsuya Naito of NJPW are already officially set to take part in G1 Supercard along with "all of the top ROH stars". WCW held an event at the Paramount Theater (now the Hulu Theater) in 1996, a 5,000 seat venue underneath the Garden, but not the arena itself.

So apparently, Ring of Honor chose to team up with its pals from New Japan Pro Wrestling to get a deal done with Madison Square Garden. "We expect April 6 to be another memorable night of wrestling at 'The World's Most Famous Arena'".

G1 Supercard is sure to be a historical event in New York City that promises to exceed all expectations. Tickets will go on sale August 8 at 10 a.m. ET for HonorClub members and August 10 for the general public.

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- Several wrestlers took to Twitter to comment on the ROH / NJPW at the Garden.

It was reported a few weeks back that WWE was looking to put an end to ROH booking the venue during WrestleMania weekend. The first WrestleMania happened at MSG, as have numerous other major pay-per-views and major moments for the company.

One week after Chris Ripley, CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., which owns ROH, told that ROH would run a show at the Garden in 2019, Koff said that ROH had lost the date and claimed WWE had played a role.

NJPW is the largest wrestling organization outside of the United States of America, with over four decades of decorated history, and their most recent Wrestle Kingdom event in Tokyo was presented in front of over 40,000 fans. NJPW is unquestionably the second biggest wrestling company in the world, so adding them to the billing unquestionably makes the upcoming show all the more appealing for fans and promoters alike.

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