New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) confirmed today the full card that will make up the show of the G1 Special in San Francisco which will take place in the United States on July 7 from Cow Palace.
Previously announced several struggles as the defense of the IWGP Heavyweight Championship between Kenny Omega and Cody . In addition, it has been revealed that Hiroshi Tanahashi, KUSHIDA and King Haku will be present, among others, in pairs to fill the lower area of the card. Minoru Suzuki will have Zack Saber Jr. to face Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano, continuing tensions between Ishii and Suzuki in recent days.
In the new title defenses included, there is the challenge of Jeff Cobb against Hirooki Goto for the NEVER Openweight Championship. Goto won the belt last Sunday on Kizuna Road, ending the 6-day reign of Michael Elgin. Cobb who was also working on the tour, came out to help Elgin and incidentally challenged Goto to a fight for the title.
Hiromu Takahashi will defend the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship against Dragon Lee. Hiromu will fulfill his second title defense against his archenemy. After defeating The Desperado on Kizuna Road, Hiromu called Lee, saying he wanted to face him again. The CMLL talent accepted the duel on Twitter, confirming that both would face each other again. It should be remembered that Lee has a victory over Hiromu at the Best of The Super Juniors.
Below is the full card:
CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI, Gedo, Rocky Romero, SHO, and YOH) vs. Bullet Club (Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, King Haku, Yujiro Takahashi and Chase Owens)
CHAOS (Toru Yano and Tomohiro Ishii) vs. Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki and Zack Saber Jr.)
Hiroshi Tanahashi and KUSHIDA vs. Bullet Club (Hangman Page and Marty Scurll)
NEVER Openweight Championship: Hirooki Goto (c) vs. Jeff Cobb
IWGP Tag team Championship: The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) (c) vs. The Ungovernables of Japan (EVIL and SANADA)
CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada and Will Ospreay) vs. The Ungovernables of Japan (Tetsuya Naito and BUSHI)
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship: Hiromu Takahashi (c) vs. Dragon Lee
IWGP United States Championship: Jay White (c) vs. Juice Robinson
IWGP Heavyweight Championship: Kenny Omega (c) vs. Cody
This will be the second edition of the G1 Special in the United States, which the previous year served to crown the first champion of the United States with a brief tournament obtained by Kenny Omega, who defeated Tomohiro Ishii in the final. On that occasion the event was held in 2 days while this time it will only take place in one night. In addition, the G1 Special in San Francisco will be broadcast live on AXS TV and on the New Japan World platform for the rest of the world, just as it happened the previous year.