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.
-Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Billy Gunn for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship
-The Young Bucks vs. Roppongi Vice for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship.
-Jay Lethal vs. Kenny Omega in a U.S. Championship tournament semifinal match.
-Tomohiro Ishii vs. Zack Sabre Jr. in a U.S. Championship tournament semifinal match.
-Winners of the two previous matches meet in the tournament finals to become the first IWGP U.S. Champion.
-Dragon Lee, Jay White, Juice Robinson, Titán, and Volador Jr. vs. Bushi, Evil, Hiromu Takahashi, Sanada, and Tetsuya Naito.
-Hangman Page, Tama Tonga, and Tanga Roa vs. Michael Elgin and War Machine.
-Bad Luck Fale, Cody, Marty Scurll, and Yujiro Takahashi vs. Jay Briscoe, Mark Briscoe, Kazuchika Okada, and Will Ospreay.
-Jushin Thunder Liger, David Finlay, and Kushida vs. Sho Tanaka, Yohei Komatsu, and Yoshitatsu.
Powell’s POV: This show will be available live on the New Japan World streaming service. It will also be replayed on a four-hour special on Friday night on AXS television. Dot Net’s own Will Pruett will provide live updates from the building tonight as I cover the Slammiversary event, so join us for live coverage of both events. My full review of the first night of NJPW is available on the main page and Dot Net Members have access to my audio review of the show.