Report: NJPW To Return To MSG By End Of 2020, Targeting August Date

New Japan Pro-Wrestling will reportedly return to Madison Square Garden at some point in 2020.

According to Mike Killam at ProWrestling.com, NJPW is targetting August for its return to MSG. Super J-Cast reports that the most common date relayed to them was Saturday, Aug. 22 with Killam noting that is the weekend NJPW officials have been pushing for, but as of now nothing is set in stone.

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Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer also reported that NJPW returning to MSG in August "is close, but you still have the WWE component."

NJPW has not announced any date or show at MSG. 

Alongside Ring of Honor, NJPW sold out Madison Square Garden in April 2019 as part of WrestleMania weekend. The co-promoted event was headlined by Kazuchika Okada winning the IWGP Heavyweight Championship from Jay White. WWE reportedly blocked ROH/NJPW from running the venue at first, but the event went ahead as scheduled.

It is unknown if ROH will be involved should NJPW return to MSG in 2020.

NJPW typically holds its annual G1 Climax tournament during the first weeks of August and then takes a few weeks off before beginning the Road To Destruction tour in September. The tournament has been pushed back this year to account for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The G1 Climax will now take place in the fall with the final nights being in the middle of October.

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