G1 Special in USA Night 1 Preview



G1 Special in USA Night 1 Preview

G1 Special in USA will feature a historic match as the most prestigious championship in the sport, the IWGP Heavyweight Championship is on the line as “The Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada will defend against the newly crowned Ring of Honor World Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody.
While Cody’s championship isn’t on the line, he has a chance to add the IWGP Heavyweight Championship to not just his legacy, but the legacy of his great family.
Is Okada recovered from his war with Kenny Omega at Dominion? Will Cody’s BULLET CLUB cohorts play a part in shifting the balance of power in pro wrestling?

A rematch from Dominion will see IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions G.O.D. (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) defending against War Machine (Raymond Rowe & Hanson). This is a battle of two teams who love violence. They have waged war in Japan and are now prepared to introduce US fans to a new brand of smash mouth intensity.

You’ll see the first round in the tournament to crown the very first IWGP United States Champion

“The Cleaner” Kenny Omega faces “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin

“Stone Pitbull” Tomohiro Ishii faces Tetsuya Naito

ROH’s Jay Lethal faces The BULLET CLUB’s Hangman Page

Juice Robinson faces Zack Sabre Jr.

This is a stacked tournament which has no obvious favorites. Each man will without a doubt be looking to be the first to put their names in the record books as the very first IWGP United States Champion.

CHAOS vs Bullet Club 10 Man Tag
Roppongi Vice, The Briscoes & Will Ospreay vs IWGP Junior Heavyweight & ROH World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks, “The Villain” Marty Scurll, Bad Luck Fale & “Tokyo Pimps” Yujiro Takahashi

8-Man Tag Team
CMLL’s Titan, Dragon Lee, Volador Jr & NJPW’s Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs Los Ingobernables de Japon’s Hiromu Takahashi, BUSHI, “King of Darkness” Evil & SANADA

8-Man Tag Team
David Finlay, Jay White, IWGP Junior Heavyweight & ROH World Television Champion KUSHIDA & IWGP Intercontinental Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Sho Tanaka, Yohei Komatsu, YOSHITATSU & Billy Gunn

You will be able to watch Night on live on AXS TV in the United States starting at 8pm EST. To confirm if AXS is available in your area, please visit this link:

Fans across Canada and over 30 countries globally will be able to watch on television via The Fight Network. For more information on The Fight Network, please visit