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NJPW announces G1 Osaka dates, TV slot for World Pro Wrestling Returns


NJPW announced several news items during tonight’s New Beginning in Osaka event.

The first announcement pertained to the upcoming G1 Climax 30 tournament, which will start in September due to the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The tournament will begin on September 19 and will run the following day on September 20 at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium. They will return to the same venue on October 10.

The finals have previously been announced for October 16, 17 and 18 at Sumo Hall.

The second announcement was related to a new event taking place on August 22, Wrestle Dynasty, at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The final announcement revolved around one of their television shows, World Pro Wrestling Returns. It was announced starting in April that it will air at 8 p.m. on Friday nights on satellite station BS Asahi. This is not to be confused with its sister station, the mainstream broadcast network TV Asahi. No specific date was given for when this will start.