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WWE issue statement on ROH and NJPW show at Madison Square Garden

As reported earlier this week, Ring of Honor and New Japan Professional Wrestling will host a joint show at Madison Square Garden on April 6, the same night WWE will host NXT TakeOver before WrestleMania. It was rumored that the WWE made moves to block ROH’s prior attempts to host a show at MSG, but now they seem to be singing a different tune.

ROH COO Joe Koff stated that the WWE and Vince McMahon tried to prevent their event from ever taking place, but the company made a statement on the issue, seemingly giving their blessing.

MSG is, of course, free to work with ROH however they want.

Madison Square Garden has been considered the WWE’s home for a long time. However, with fewer and fewer shows taking place at the Garden, that feeling has changed amongst the fans. And now, arguably the two companies that could be considered competition for the WWE are walking into their “house” during WrestleMania weekend when they host theĀ G1 Supercard on April 6, 2019.

WrestleMania and NXT TakeOver will be held in Metlife Stadium, 9 miles away from MSG. Therefore, ROH/NJPW could end up taking fans away from NXT that night. With the G1 Supercard officially set for MSG on April 6, this could be a very important night in professional wrestling.


  • Keith Learmonth

    I don’t really think you can call them “Competition” when they’ll straight up admit that they need WWE to draw fans for them. If they were competition, they’d do a show on the west coast during WM weekend. Show that they’re drawing fans away from WWE, not needing WWE to bring the fans to town for them.

  • Seven

    Kristopher you are too niece you know that.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    I’m pretty sure I was just talking to someone on here about this. They told me to stop being so niece, but I said that I thought the WWE wouldn’t care… told ya!

  • CC

    Neither of these promotions could be considered “competition” for WWE.

    I mean, if they think they are competion, they would be holding the event on the Sunday, not Saturday.
    They know full well they cannot compete with WM, so they are holding the same night as the minor league WWE promotion instead.