By Erik Beaston – JUNE 8, 2018
An epic power struggle over control of Bullet Club led to an irreparable schism between Kenny Omega and “The American Nightmare” Cody, and Saturday night in San Francisco’s historic Cow Palace at New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s G1 Special, they wrote the latest chapter of their story, as The Cleaner defended his newly won IWGP Heavyweight Championship against the second-generation competitor.
The match headlined a live AXS TV event featuring the most renowned talent in NJPW, including “The Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada, Tetsuya Naito, IWGP tag team champions The Young Bucks and IWGP junior heavyweight champion Hiromu Takahashi.
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NEW JAPAN G1 Special – July 7, 2018 – THE COW PALACE – SAN FRANCISCO, CA:
CARD RESULTS (winners in bold)
YOSHI-HASHI, Gedo, Rocky Romero, SHO, & YOH vs. Haku, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Yujiro Takahashi, & Chase Owens
Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano vs. Minoru Suzuki & Zack Sabre Jr.
Hiroshi Tanahashi & KUSHIDA vs. Hangman Page & Marty Scurll
NEVER Openweight Title Match: Champion Hirooki Goto vs. Jeff Cobb
IWGP Tag Team Title Match: Champions The Young Bucks vs. EVIL & SANADA
Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay vs. Tetsuya Naito & BUSHI
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match: Champion Hiromu Takahashi vs. Dragon Lee
IWGP US Title Match: Champion Jay White vs. Juice Robinson
IWGP Heavyweight Title Match: Champion Kenny Omega vs. Cody Rhodes