New Japan Pro Wrestling will be heading to Dallas later this year to kickstart the G1 Climax tournament. The annual extravaganza takes place throughout the summer and is regarded as the premier tournament in Japanese (and beyond) wrestling. The winner of the tournament typically goes on to challenge for the IWGP Heavyweight Champion at the next year’s Wrestle Kingdom event in the Tokyo Dome.
AXS TV recently announced that Night 1 of the tournament will air live on the channel. The company confirmed the news through Sports Illustrated (the full announcement can be found via the tweet below).
The channel recently featured the IWGP Heavyweight Championship match from the New Beginning in Osaka 2019. This match saw Jay White defeat Hiroshi Tanahashi in an unexpected fashion.
New Japan will soon be holding their 32-man New Japan Cup tournament. The winner of which will go on to face White at the G1 Supercard event on WrestleMania weekend. The sold out show will be taking place from Madison Square Garden and is being co-promoted alongside Ring of Honor. No matches have been confirmed aside from the title bout for White.
New Japan Pro Wrestling airs every Friday at 8 p.m. ET on AXS.
— AXS TV PR (@AXSTV_PR) March 1, 2019