Saturday, August 11, 2018

Random Thoughts On... The ROH/NJPW MSG G1 Supershow Sell Out


So Ring Of Honor tried to get a show at Madison Square Garden and then were told they couldn't get a show, blaming WWE for the cockblock of sorts. But then things smoothed out and we got the announcement that Ring Of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling are holding their G1 Supershow at the Garden on Wrestlemania Weekend.

And then tickets went on sale and sold out almost immediately. So Ring of Honor and New Japan did what WWE couldn't do in three years: they sold out the Garden.

You know, I thought the All In show selling out in 30 minutes was probably the most mind-blowing thing I've seen this past year and I'm happy that it's going to be available for public consumption on a broadcast level via PPV and various streaming formats... but then two of the biggest wrestling entities not named WWE not only were able to secure a date for an arena that had been almost exclusively McMahon territory for well over half a century, but to sell the place out when WWE couldn't do that with a house show that featured the likes of Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey?

Actually, reading that last bit out loud sounded far more impressive than it actually was, if at all.

So you know what? Good for ROH and New Japan. I'm really thrilled that they were able to make this happen and their efforts were rewarded with a quick sell-out. Here's hoping that when bell time comes along next year, they pull off a phenomenal showing that would be worthy of the Garden.

Anyone got a Vince McMahon sad face I could post on here?

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