New Japan’s first two United States shows are already a success. The G1 Special event weekend — which will include a tournament to crown the first IWGP United States Champion — was an instant sellout (twice), and fans are planning on flying in from all over the world to attend. New Japan’s profile has never been higher, and even though some top stars are questionable to compete due to injury, all the pieces are in place to make a big step toward NJPW’s planed California dojo and satellite promotion in 2018.
But New Japan is not holding anything back or pulling any punches for their first show, because they’re bringing pretty damn much everybody for these first two shows.
They’ve announced their full planned roster for these July shows and holy crap, hold on to your butts. (Via F4WOnline.)