As first reported by the Wrestling Observer website, the news expected to break today is that the 7/1 New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 special from Long Beach, CA will air live on AXS TV. The 7/2 G1 special will likely air on tape delay, possibly a week later. There were different ideas batted around including airing both shows live.
Jim Ross and Josh Barnett will be doing commentary for both of the G1 specials. This is all part of NJPW’s plans to expand in the United States. The Long Beach shows sold out within just a couple of minutes and the feeling is that they could have sold several more thousand tickets in a larger venue if they chose to go that route.
A press conference with official details will take place on New Japan Pro Wrestling’s English Facebook page. Follow them by clicking here.
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