On Thursday May 18, 2017 New Japan Pro-Wrestling held a press conference in Long Beach, California that featured numerous announcements for the upcoming “G1 Special in the USA”
The first night of these industry changing events, will air live on AXS TV starting at 8pm EST/5pm PST. NJPWWorld subscribers outside of the United States will be able to watch live, while subscribers inside the United States will be able to watch on NJPWWorld ‘On Demand” the following day.
The second night will air live ONLY on NJPWWorld. So you must visit www.njpwworld.com and subscribe now in order to watch Night 2. NJPWWorld has recently updated its format to be more user friendly for our English speaking/reading audience.
As previously announced, the 2 nights will feature a tournament to crown the very first IWGP United States Champion. You will also see defenses of The IWGP Heavyweight Championship, IWGP Intercontinental Championship, The IWGP Heavyweight & IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships.
The press conference featured appearances by members of The Bullet Club, “The Cleaner” Kenny Omega, “The American Nightmare” Cody & ROH World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks.
Kenny Omega vowed to enter Long Beach as the IWGP Heavyweight Champion.
Cody has his eyes on making waves at the G1 Special in the USA,
The Young Bucks proclaimed themselves and the fellow Bullet Club members as the reason these events sold out, the reason every television company wants to air them live. The brash duo held nothing back!
Watch the press conference here:
Press conference for G1 Special is now live! https://t.co/dp4drMIdst
— njpw_global (@njpwglobal) 2017年5月18日
The full roster of talent was revealed. Your will see:
The Bullet Club
“The Cleaner” Kenny Omega
ROH World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks
“The American Nightmare” Cody
“The Villian” Marty Scurll
Bad Luck Fale
Guerrillas of Destiny
Stars of New Japan Pro-Wrestling
Current ROH World Television Champion KUSHIDA
Jushin Thunder Liger
Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu
Current IWGP Heavyweight Champion “Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada
Current IWGP Jr Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Roppongi Vice (Rocky Romero & Barreta)
Los Ingobernables de Japon
Current IWGP Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito
Current IWGP Jr Heavyweight Champion “The Timebomb” Hiromu Takahashi
Current Never Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champions
SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI
Representing Suzuki Gun
Zack Sabre Jr
Stars of Ring of Honor
Current IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions War Machin
There will be a live press conference featuring the stars of New Japan Pro-Wrestling on Friday June 30. This press conference will be open to the press and the public. We will follow up soon with specifics for those looking to attend.
Be sure to visit www.njpw1972.com for frequent updates!