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NJPW announces lineups for next month’s G1 Special

New Japan Pro Wrestling will be holding their G1 Special in Long Beach, California on July 1st and July 2nd. NJPW will debut the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship, and the first champion will be crowned at the G1 Special. The July 1st show will air live on AXS TV at 8 pm, and the July 2nd show will air on AXS TV on Friday, July 7 at 8 pm ET. WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross and Josh Barnett will be doing commentary for both shows. The July 2nd show will air live on NJPW World. Here are the lineups:

July 1

— Ten-Man Tag Team Match: Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Marty Scurll, Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson and Yujiro Takahashi) vs. Chaos (Beretta, Jay Briscoe, Mark Briscoe, Rocky Romero and Will Ospreay)

— Eight-Man Man Tag Team Match: Dragon Lee, Jushin Thunder Liger, Titán & Volador Jr. vs. Bushi, Evil, Hiromu Takahashi & Sanada

— 1st Round of IWGP US Heavyweight Championship Tournament: Hangman Page vs. Jay Lethal

— 1st Round of IWGP US Heavyweight Championship Tournament: Juice Robinson vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

— Eight-Man Man Tag Team Match: David Finlay, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Jay White and Kushida vs. Billy Gunn, Sho Tanaka, Yohei Komatsu and Yos–tatsu

— IWGP Tag Team Championship Match: Guerrillas of Destiny (c) vs. War Machine

— 1st Round of IWGP US Heavyweight Championship Tournament: Tetsuya Naito vs. Tomohiro Ishii

— 1st Round of IWGP US Heavyweight Championship Tournament: Kenny Omega vs. Michael Elgin

— IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Cody Rhodes

July 2

— IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match: The Young Bucks (c) vs. Roppongi Vice

— IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. Billy Gunn

— Semifinals of IWGP US Heavyweight Championship Tournament: Winner of Kenny Omega/Michael Elgin vs. winner of Jay Lethal/Hangman Page

— Semifinals of IWGP US Heavyweight Championship Tournament: Winner of Juice Robinson/Zack Sabre Jr. vs. winner of Tetsuya Naito/Tomohiro Ishii

— Finals for the IWGP US Heavyweight Championship: Winner of Semis #1 vs. Winner of Semis #2






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