For the first time in many decades, a professional company other than the WWE will hold an event in the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Ring of Honor Wrestling will team up with New Japan Professional Wrestling to hold their G1 Supercard in Madison Square Garden on April 6, 2019.
This will take place on the weekend of WrestleMania 35, which takes place at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
Not only that, but the G1 Supercard will take place the same night as NXT Takeover, which the WWE will hold at the Barclays Center, which is just 30 minutes from Madison Square Garden.
This show was originally announced in June but the WWE allegedly contacted Madison Square Garden to try to get the show canceled. However, PWInsider reported that Ring of Honor Wrestling COO Joe Koff said their lawyers were working on it.
The official Ring of Honor press release went out today.
Madison Square Garden was reportedly not happy that the WWE took most of their big shows away and were holding them at the Barclays Center instead. The legendary arena wanted to bring a new wrestling company in and now Ring of Honor Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling has stepped up to the plate.
“The G1 Supercard is an event that can only represent the absolute best possible matches with both NJPW and ROH stars, and Madison Square Garden is the perfect venue for them,” ROH general manager Greg Gilleland said in the press statement.
Joel Fisher, the executive vice-president of MSG Marquee Events said that they were thrilled to have both ROH and NJPW holding their show in the arena.
“This is destined to join a long list of historical wrestling moments and where better to hold it than at Madison Square Garden,” Joe Koff said. “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.”
Tickets for the G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden go on sale on August 8 at 10 a.m. EST for HonorClub members and on August 10 for the general public.