New Japan Pro Wrestling hosted a press conference for media and fans for the G1 Special on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA.
Complete line-up and tickets can be found here:
Among the championship matches happening, contracts were signed between:
IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships: The Young Bucks [c] vs Los Ingobernables de Japon’s EVIL and SANADA.
EVIL and SANADA accepts the challenge to face the top tag team in the world, The Young Bucks. The Young Bucks are not worried about their match, and are more concerned about grinding through their business ventures.
IWGP United States Championship: “Switchblade” Jay White [c] vs Juice Robinson.
Jay White provokes Juice Robinson by mentioning Robinson’s shortcomings, while emphasizing his own rise to being a champion. Robinson responds with enthusiasm of beating up White.
IWGP Heavyweight Championship: Kenny Omega vs “American Nightmare” Cody.
Omega and Cody are both on the same page with their eyes set on the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, en route of delivering a fight of a lifetime in the main event of the G1 Special.
Interviews were conducted by media. Highlights include:
Kenny Omega mentions sponsorships to expand the reach of professional wrestling, and the uniqueness of each performer in the business.
The Young Bucks open up about the details put in the create a television show.
Cody and Brandi gets to know the San Francisco media. He mentions why it’s important for each individual to create their own body of work, and pushes all of us to succeed in the pressure of current day social media.
Jay White relays how important New Japan Pro Wrestling is as a company, and how to carry the business with confidence.
Juice Robinson reminds us to have fun during our grind in the wrestling business.
EVIL and SANADA are tranquil throughout their ventures in the United States. Los Ingobernables de Japon mentions they are not worried of a part time Chris Jericho to interfere in their business. They hope to take their steps to superstardom one step at a time, starting with the IWGP Heavyweight Championships.