On April 6, 2019, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Ring Of Honor held the G1 Supercard in a sold-out Madison Square Garden. The New Japan part of the card was widely praised by fans as Taiji Ishimori defended the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship against Dragon Lee and Bandido, Kota Ibushi defeated Tetsuya Naito to win the IWGP Intercontinental title, and Kazuchika Okada reached the top of the mountain once again as he vanquished "Switchblade" Jay White to become a five-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion.
NJPW planned to return to Madison Square Garden on August 22, 2020 for Wrestle Dynasty but the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced the promotion to postpone the show until 2021. The Japanese promotion hoped to turn Wrestle Dynasty into an annual event on the level of Wrestle Kingdom, but they will now have to put their plans in motion next year.
NJPW released the following statement:
"In response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, and its continued effect on social gatherings all over the world, NJPW has arrived at the decision to postpone Wrestle Dynasty, which was scheduled to take place on August 22 2020, to a date in 2021 to be announced.
"We will announce the new ticket information and event date in the future. In the meantime, pre-sale registration will continue; fans can still sign up to our pre-sale list to be informed of the new date for Wrestle Dynasty the moment details are confirmed, and will still be able to get early access to tickets.
"You can sign up for pre-sale here: https://willap.jp/p/acc_2374/W...
"If you are already registered, you do not need to register again.
"New Japan Pro-Wrestling remains extremely appreciative of all our great fans worldwide. While this postponement is unfortunate, the health and safety of wrestlers, staff, fans and society at large is our utmost priority. NJPW wrestlers and staff are coming together under the NJPW Together project to continue to do what we can to bring content to fans on NJPW World, and we hope to be back in the ring in the near future."