NJPW G1 Special in California lineup (live coverage): AXS special headlined by Kazuchika Okada vs. Cody for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, and the U.S. Championship tournament

The following matches are advertised for tonight’s NJPW G1 Special, which will be held on Long Beach, California at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.

-Kazuchika Okada vs. Cody for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.

-Kenny Omega vs. Michael Elgin in a U.S. Championship tournament first round match.

-Tetsuya Naito vs. Tomohiro Ishii in a U.S. Championship tournament first round match.

-Juice Robinson vs. Zack Sabre Jr. in a U.S. Championship tournament first round match.

-Jay Lethal vs. Hangman Page in a U.S. Championship tournament first round match.

-Guerrillas of Destiny vs. War Machine for IWGP Tag Team Championship.

-Hiroshi Tanahashi, David Finlay, Jay White, and Kushida vs. Billy Gunn, Sho Tanaka, Yohei Komatsu and Yoshitatsu.

-Dragon Lee, Jushin Thunder Liger, Titán, and Volador Jr. vs. Bushi, Evil, Hiromu Takahashi, and Sanada.

-The Young Bucks, Bad Luck Fale, Marty Scurll, and Yujiro Takahashi) vs. Trent Beretta, Jay Briscoe, Mark Briscoe, Rocky Romero, and Will Ospreay.

Powell’s POV: The second night features the semifinals and finals of the U.S. Championship tournament, Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Billy Gunn for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship, and the Young Bucks vs. Roppongi Vice for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship. Tonight’s show will air as a live special on AXS in the United States and on the Fight Network in Canada. The second night will be available on the New Japan World streaming service. Dot Net’s own Will Pruett will attend both shows. I will provide live coverage of night one, and Will will provide live updates from the building on night two.


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