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NJPW notes: Jr. title match set for MSG, G1 schedule announced


NJPW is planning out its next few months as a Jr. title match has been set for the MSG show while releasing their schedule for this summer's G1 Climax 29 tournament.

After retaining the IWGP Jr. title at last night’s anniversary show, Taiji Ishimori called out anyone from ROH for a match at the G1 Supercard. Dragon Lee, who appeared earlier in the show as part of a undercard tag match, came out and accepted the challenge, saying that while he is not part of New Japan or Ring of Honor, he will represent CMLL at Madison Square Garden. The match hasn’t been made official by New Japan, but that will likely change in the next few days.

The anniversary show also had a segment showing dates for this summer’s G1 Climax. The tour will start on July 6 in Dallas, Texas with the last three nights taking place at Budokan Hall. Here is the complete list:

  • July 6: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas
  • July 13, 14: Ota City General Gymnasium in Tokyo
  • July 15: Hokkai Kitayell in Hokkaido
  • July 18, 19, 20: Korakuen Hall in Tokyo
  • July 24: Hiroshima Sun Plaza Hall in Hiroshima
  • July 27, 28: Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in Aichi
  • July 30: Takamatsu City General Gymnasium in Kagawa
  • August 1: Fukuoka Citizen Gymnasium in Fukuoka
  • August 3, 4: Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium in Osaka
  • August 7: Hamamatsu Arena in Shizuoka
  • August 8: Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa
  • August 10, 11, 12: Budokan Hall in Tokyo