By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced the following matches for the opening night of the G1 Tournament that will be held on July 6 in Dallas, Texas at American Airlines Center.
-Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi in an A Block tournament match.
-Kota Ibushi vs. Kenta in an A Block tournament match.
-Will Ospreay vs. Lance Archer in an A Block tournament match.
-Evil vs. Bad Luck Fale in an A Block tournament match.
-Sanada vs. Zack Sabre Jr. in an A Block tournament match.
-Jushin Liger, Juice Robinson, and Toru Yano vs. Tetsuya Naito, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi.
-Jay White and Chase Owens vs. Yoshi-Hashi and Hirooki Goto.
-Tomohiro Ishii and Shota Umino vs. Jeff Cobb and Ren Narita.
-Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa vs. Sho and Yoh.
Powell’s POV: NJPW has announced that Jon Moxley will not appear on this show. The company added the remainder of the non-tournament matches on Monday. Join me for live coverage of this show as it airs live on AXS-TV, and Dot Net Members will hear my audio review afterward. Dot Net staffer Nick Perkins will be attending this show and will pass along notable updates beginning with the Friday press conference.
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