Last night at the at the City Hall Plaza Aore Nagaoka in Niigata, Kauzuchika Okada defeated SANADA in the finals to become the winner of the 2019 New Japan Cup.
The main event of the upcoming G1 Supercard is an IWGP Championship match against the current champion Jay White. The winner of the New Japan Cup, Kazuchika Okada, will face White for the title on April 6 at the Madison Square Garden.
This is actually the second time Okada has won the New Japan Cup. He previously won it in 2013, and went on to challenge then IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi at the Invasion Attack 2013 event and won. It would be interesting to see if Okada can manage to do the same this time too.
The “Switchblade” on the other hand has not defended his title since winning it on February 11 at The New Beginning in Osaka event.
Ring of Honor Wrestling (ROH) and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) are co-promoting the G1 Supercard event in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on April 6th during WrestleMania 35 weekend.
The G1 Supercard event will air live on pay-per-view via cable and satellite FITE TV for $39.99 as well as on HonorClub and NJPW World. The two promotions will be announcing more matches for this show in the coming days. Here’s the updated card:
- IWGP Heavyweight Champion Jay White vs. Kazuchika Okada
- ROH World Champion Jay Lethal vs. Marty Scurll vs. Matt Taven – Triple Threat Ladder Match
- IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Taiji Ishimori vs. Dragon Lee and Bandido – Triple Threat Match
- IWGP Tag Team Champions Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs. ROH Tag Team Champions The Briscoes
- NEVER Openweight Champion Will Ospreay vs. ROH World Television Champion Jeff Cobb in a winner takes all match
- Women of Honor World Champion Mayu Iwatani vs. TBA
- RUSH vs. Dalton Castle
- Bully Ray vs. TBA
- Honor Rumble – Pre-show