New Japan Pro-Wrestling has announced that both Jeff Cobb and the “Stone Pitbull” Tomohiro Ishii will be appearing at the G1 Climax opening event in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, July 6th.
Cobb and Ishii will join IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada, IWGP Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito, “Switchblade” Jay White, EVIL, SANADA and the legendary Jushin Thunder Liger as names confirmed for the event.
It’s worth noting that NJPW has not officially confirmed who will be competing in this year’s G1 Climax tournament. It’s very likely that all of the names above except Jushin Thunder Liger will be competitors, which would mark Cobb’s first appearance in the annual round robin tournament.
Regarding Liger, he has already announced that he will be retiring at Wrestle Kingdom 14 next year, so he has been added to the show as one of his final appearances in front of a U.S. audience. He will likely be working in one of the undercard tag team matches at the G1 event in Dallas.
There are still plenty of tickets available for the show, which is taking place at the American Airlines Center and, at this point, is unlikely to come close to selling out.