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 the 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.