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Original plan for G1 Supercard main event

ROH (Ring of Honor) and NJPW (New Japan Pro Wrestling) have stacked the lineup for their co-promoted G1 Supercard event. When the show was initially announced, many fans expected to see the likes of Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, Cody Rhodes, and Hangman Page work the event. That all changed when they got involved with All Elite Wrestling.

It turns out that the original plan for the main event was to have Kazuchika Okada defeat Omega for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. Dave Meltzer reported the news latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

This match is obviously not happening as things had to be changed due to the departures of the stars mentioned above. Now, Okada will face WGP Heavyweight Champion Jay White in the headliner of the event that takes place this Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Here’s the updated card:

ROH World Title Three-Way Ladder Match
Jay Lethal (Champion) vs. Marty Scurll vs. Matt Taven

IWGP Heavyweight Title Match
Jay White (Champion) vs. Kazuchika Okada

NEVER Openweight and ROH World Television Titles Winner Take All Match
Will Ospreay (NEVER Openweight Champion) vs. Jeff Cobb (ROH TV Champion)

IWGP Tag Team and ROH World Tag Team Titles Winner Take All Match
Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa) (IWGP) vs. Villain Enterprises (PCO and Brody King) (ROH) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Evil and Sanada) vs. The Briscoe Brothers

British Heavyweight Title Match
Zack Sabre Jr. (Champion) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

IWGP Intercontinental Title Match
Tetsuya Naito (Champion) vs. Kota Ibushi

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Three-Way Match
Taiji Ishimori (Champion) vs. Dragon Lee vs. Bandido

New York City Street Fight
Bully Ray vs. Juice Robinson

Singles Match
Rush vs. Dalton Castle

Women of Honor World Title Match
Mayu Iwatani (Champion) vs. Kelly Klein

30-entrant Honor Rumble
Jushin Thunder Liger, Kenny King, PJ Black, Beer City Bruiser, Brian Milonas, Cheeseburger, TBA

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