Preview for Thursday’s G1 Climax Event in Niigata, Masa Saito Faces WWE Hall of Famer in Free Match (Video)


The following is the match card for this Thursday’s NJPW G1 Climax event (day 8) in Niigata, Japan. The show will air live on New Japan World starting at 5:30am ET featuring English commentary from Kevin Kelly and Rocky Romero.


— Michael Elgin & Ren Narita vs. Minoru Suzuki & El Desperado

— EVIL & BUSHIi vs. Hangman Page & Chase Owens

— Jay White & YOH vs. Bad Luck Fale & Tanga Loa

— Hiroshi Tanahashi & Jay White vs. Togi Makabe & Toa Henare

— Kazichika Okada & Gedo vs. Yoshi-Hashi & SHO

A Block Matches

— Hirooki Goto vs. Toru Yano

— Tetsuya Naito vs. Tama Tonga

— Tomhiro Ishii vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

— Juice Robinson vs. Kenny Omega

— Sanada vs. Kota Ibushi

Free Match: Masa Saito vs. Larry Zbysko

This week’s NJPW free match of the week features the late Masa Saito, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 76. In the video below, the Japanese legend faces off against WWE Hall of Famer Larry Zbyszko in a battle between two former AWA World Heavyweight Champions.