Ring Of Honor COO Joe Koff Explains How ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard Came Together

Apparently MSG called ROH back to get the G1 Supercard scheduled. 

In June, Ring of Honor CEO Chris Ripley revealed the promotion was looking into a 2019 date at Madison Square Garden in New York. Not too long after, ROH COO Joe Koff made a statement that the event would not be happening and he blamed the venue for listening to a suggestion by WWE. 

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This week, ROH and New Japan Pro Wrestling announced an event at Madison Square Garden called G1 Supercard. The event is scheduled for the night before WrestleMania 35 which is being held in New Jersey. 

In an interview with New York Post, Koff said the event came together after the venue made a phone call to ROH. 

"(Madison Square Garden) did what they had to do as a business and I guess all of a sudden there was a phone call and we were able to work it out. That’s probably their story to tell because they made the call and said let’s get on the phone and see if we can work this out. They wanted us. They knew that we would be good promotion. I think they were just looking for a satisfactory outcome for all parties," said Koff. 

In the rest of the interview, Koff discussed the importance WrestleMania weekend has had for ROH and he spoke about the influence of All In on the G1 Supercard. 

The full interview is available at NYPost.com

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