New Japan Pro Wrestling has released the full match card for their upcoming G1 Special in San Francisco, taking place at the world famous Cow Palace on July 7th.
In addition to Kenny Omega defending his newly won IWGP Heavyweight title against Cody Rhodes, which had been announced previously, they have also added four more championship bouts to the show, suddenly making it one of the most stacked events of the entire year.
Jeff Cobb will get his first shot at NJPW gold when he challenges Hirooki Goto for the NEVER Openweight Championship, plus Evil and Sandada will get their obligatory rematch for the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships when they challenge The Young Bucks. Plus, Hiromu Takahashi defends the juniors title, Jay White defends the IWGP North American Heavyweight title, wrestling legend King Haku in action alongside his sons, and more!
NJPW G1 Special in San Francisco will be broadcast live on AXS TV Saturday, July 7th starting at 8PM ET. While it hasn’t been officially confirmed, it is assumed that commentary will be provided by WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross and Josh Barnett.
Here’s the final match card, in order:
10-Man Tag Team Match
Roppongi 3K, Rocky Romero, Gedo & Yoshi-Hashi vs. Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi, Guerrillas of Destiny & King Haku
Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano vs. Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr.
Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kushida vs. Marty Scurll & Hangman Page
NEVER Openweight Championship
Hirooki Goto (c) vs. Jeff Cobb
IWGP Tag Team Championship
The Young Bucks (c) vs. Sanada & Evil
Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay vs. Tetsuya Naito & Bushi
IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship
Hiromu Takahashi (c) vs. Dragon Lee
IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship
Jay White (c) vs. Juice Robinson
IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Kenny Omega (c) vs. Cody Rhodes