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Additional Seating Opens for New Japan Pro Wrestling “G1 Special in the USA”


Additional Seating Opens for New Japan Pro Wrestling “G1 Special in the USA”


Additional seating for the currently sold out New Japan Pro Wrestling event in Long Beach, CA was recently announced. 

For the first time in their 45 year history, New Japan Pro Wrestling is heading to America.  G1 Special in the USA will mark the premier Japanese wrestling organization’s first step into the English market on their own on July 1st & 2nd.

Event tickets went on sale this past April 1st and sold out in “record time” according to the news post on their website. To give more fans the opportunity to watch this unique event in North America, New Japan Pro Wrestling secured additional seating due to the positive fan response.

Tickets for these additional seat will open up on May 8th 2017 at 7:00 pm PST / 11:00 pm EST. For more specific seating information and to purchase tickets, visit their official site:

Unfortunately, all the meet and greet tickets, which were available for $10 each, are sold out as well and there will be no other tickets available.

Tickets start at $30 and run up to $150 for front row at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.

The G1 Special in the USA will be the precursor to the companies huge G1 Climax tournament that will kick off later in July.  Winner of the tournament goes on to face the world champion at New Japan’s biggest show: Wrestle Kingdom live from the Tokyo Dome on January 4th.

The current headliner talents are NJPW main stays, including:

  • IWGP Champion Kazuchika Okada
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • Katsuyori Shibata
  • Kenny Omega
  • IWGP Intercontinental Tetsuya Naito

If you’re in the Southern California area, or are anything remotely resembling a wrestling fan, this is a not to be missed experience.  Japanese pro-wrestling is unlike anything seen in North America.  There are no real story lines, but full feuds– with emphasis on a hard hitting style and technique.

For tokusatsu fans, Hiroshi Tanahashi is also a well-known Kamen Rider fan and made appearances in the 45th anniversary film, Kamen Rider Heisei Generations, GARO: Ashura special, and the Kamen Rider V3 music video from the Kamen Rider Girls idol group.

Source: New Japan Pro Wrestling

Chris Eaton is a writer and co-host for the pop culture site, The Realm Cast, as well as the classic tokusatsu podcast, The Kaiju Kingdom.

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