Ring of Honor Wrestling (ROH) arrives at Madison Square Garden. The company of Sinclair Broadcasting Group (SBG), in collaboration with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), will offer the largest event in its history on Friday, April 6, 2019. During the weekend festivities of WWE WrestleMania 35, ROH will present an evening under the name of G1 Supercard.
The American company has made the news official through a promotional video on its official YouTube page. Tickets for the event will go on sale on August 8 for members of the Honor Club and August 10 for the general public. The Madison Square Garden has an approximate capacity for 20,000 viewers.
For the moment, ROH has confirmed the presence of its starfighters, as well as the Japanese Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Tetsuya Naito. The undercard, in addition, will have defenders holders of championships of both companies. “We hope April 6 will be a memorable new wrestling night at the World’s Most Famous Pavilion,” said the Executive Vice President of Madison Square Garden.
Over the past two years, ROH has broken attendance records over the weekend with Supercard of Honor. The most recent, last April, attracting a total of 6,000 people in the city of New Orleans. For the weekend of WrestleMania 35, ROH and NJPW aim to celebrate the non-WWE event with more assistance than we have been for the last century.
The news that ROH had in mind going to Madison Square Garden over the WrestleMania weekend was confirmed a few weeks ago by Sinclair’s board. However, a few days later, ROH’s own Operations Director, Joe Koff, confirmed that WWE had impeded the movement. The final motive that has caused the change of decision on the part of the Garden is not known.