The Fight Network issued a release Tuesday announcing it will live broadcast New Japan Pro Wrestling’s first ever event in America this Saturday.
Here is the release:
Fight Network to Live Broadcast New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s First-Ever U.S. Event this Saturday, July 1 at 8 p.m. ET
NJPW: G1 Special in USA to Air Live on Fight Network in Canada and Globally in Over 30 Countries Across Europe, Africa and the Middle East
TORONTO – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 multi-platform channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, today announced a live broadcast of NEW JAPAN PRO–WRESTLING’s first-ever U.S. event – the G1 SPECIAL IN USA – this Saturday, July 1 at 8 p.m. ET from the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.
Fight Network will televise the 4+ hour event live in Canada and globally in over 30 countries across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. AXS TV’s NJPW broadcast team – Hall of Famer Jim Ross and former UFC heavyweight champion and NJPW veteran Josh Barnett – will be ringside to call the action.
“Fight Network is the home of NJPW’s weekly English-language series, so our viewers are familiar with the promotion’s exciting talent roster and excellent production value,” said Ariel Shnerer, Director of Programming & Communications for Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., the parent company of Fight Network. “The organization’s inaugural event on U.S. soil is stacked with quality matchups. With Fight Network on free preview across Canada, this is an opportune time to expose our viewers to a historic event on Saturday night.”
Starting at 8 p.m. ET, the G1 SPECIAL IN THE USA will feature the following card:
IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Cody
IWGP Tag-Team Championship
Guerillas of Destiny (c) vs. War Machine
IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship Tournament – Round 1
Kenny Omega vs. Michael Elgin
Tetsuya Naito vs. Tomohiro Ishii
Juice Robinson vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
Hangman Page vs. Jay Lethal
8-Man Tag-Team Match
David Finlay, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jay White & KUSHIDA vs. Billy Gunn, Sho Tanaka, Yohei Komatsu & Yoshi Tatsu
8-Man Tag-Team Match
Dragon Lee, Jyushin Thunder Liger, Titan & Volador Jr. vs. BUSHI, EVIL, Hiromu Takahashi & SANADA
10-Man Tag-Team Match
BULLET CLUB (Bad Luck Fale, Marty Scurll, Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson & Yujiro Takahashi) vs. CHAOS & ROH (Rocky Romero, Beretta, Will Ospreay Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe)
Fight Network is currently available on free preview on cable carriers across Canada.
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