G1 sells out Madison Square Garden.
By now we all know that Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling’s G1 at Madison Square Garden next April has sold out of tickets.
While I didn’t get a ticket myself (and I am very sad about it), one can’t help but to be impressed by ROH and NJPW’s emerging dominance in the wrestling landscape. It took only 19 minutes for all of the tickets to sell out completely once they went up for general sale.
In the past year it’s become clear that ROH and NJPW are headed in the right direction.
Is Vince McMahon Worried?
With the dominate popularity of The Bullet Club, Vince McMahon is likely worried about what this means for WWE. The fact that a non WWE wrestling promotion managed to sell out MSG in record time proves that wrestling is changing–especially given that WWE tried to strong arm MSG into blocking the show from happening there.
Coupled with that G1 is Wrestlemania weekend and will compete with and NXT Takeover, and you have something that seemed almost impossible to do.
Fans Want More Options
It’s clear to me that fans want options, they want stronger and consistent storylines, and in my opinion ROH/NJPW is giving them just that. I’ve been to a handful of ROH shows, and I absolutely love them. I am a huge Cody fan, but I also love Kenny Omega.
Seeing what they’ve done to the wrestling landscape has been inspiring and almost heroic, and I sincerely wish them nothing but the best. Did you get tickets to All In or G1? Let me know in the comments below so I can tell you how extremely jealous (yet happy) I am!
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