New Japan G-1 Special airs tonight at 8:00 PM ET on AXS TV live from the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California. Commentary will be done by NJPW on AXS TV team of WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross and former UFC fighter Josh Barnett.
The card for tonight is as follows:
* IWGP Championship:Kenny Omega (c) vs. Cody
* IWGP Tag Team Championships: The Young Bucks (c’s) vs. EVIL and SANADA
* IWGP US Championship, If Robinson uses his cast he will be DQ’d: “Switchblade” Jay White (c) vs. Juice Robinson
* IWGP Jr. Championship: Hiromu Takahashi (c) vs. Dragon Lee
* NEVER Openweight Championship: Hirooki Goto (c) vs. Jeff Cobb
* Kazuchika Okada and Will Ospreay vs. Tetsuya Naito and BUSHI
* Hiroshi Tanahashi and KUSHIDA vs. Marty Scurll and Hangman Page
* RevPro Tag Team Champions Minoru Suzuki and Zack Sabre Jr. vs. RevPro Champion Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano
* Roppongi 3K, YOSHI-HASHI, Rocky Romero and Gedo vs. The Guerrillas of Destiny, King Haku (Meng), Yujiro Takahashi and Chase Owens
New Japan released the following pre-match comments from the performers in the top matches during their press conference held on Friday.
One thing of note is that Cody has gone back to his dark hair, revealing during the press conference that it is for an acting gig he is taking that prevented him from being in this year’s G-1 Climax tournament.
Wrestleview.com will have results from the NJPW G-1 Special later tonight.