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.
Ring of Honor’s website states, “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!”
As you may recall, a Sinclair higher-up revealed the show was in the works last month. ROH COO Joe Koff, however, told PWInsider that the date was pulled after MSG execs spoke with WWE officials.
Koff is quoted in today’s release saying: “This is destined to join a long list of historical wrestling moments and where better to hold it than at Madison Square Garden. I am extremely proud of what we have been able to achieve as a company and am very appreciative of how great our relationship with New Japan Pro-Wrestling has become. However, none of this would be possible without our fans, who are truly the best in the world. Madison Square Garden would not be possible without them and for that I am most grateful.”
Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tetsuya Naito are already confirmed for the event, with more to be announced as the show nears.
Tickets go on sale August 8 for Honor Club members and August 10 for everyone else.