Triple H Reportedly Tried To Get NJPW/ROH Kicked Out Of Madison Square Garden
The G1 Supercard in 2019 was the first non-WWE MSG wrestling show since 1960
Triple H reportedly personally called Madison Square Garden in 2019 to try and get them to cancel the booking of the ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard.
The show came when NJPW and ROH were enjoying a hot streak, with the supershow booked for WWE’s spiritual home the same weekend WWE were hosting WrestleMania 35 nearby in New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, with many fans shocked that a non-WWE wrestling show could happen at ‘The Garden’.
“Has WWE worked to keep different wrestling companies out of venues that they run? Absolutely. That’s happened since the beginning of time. It’s one of the reasons why there’s only been two shows scheduled, I believe, for Madison Square Garden – one of them ended up being moved to the Felt Forum which was the AAA show – that they weren’t able to block.
“They did – the Ring Of Honor and New Japan show a couple of years ago, they sold out on the first day and [WWE] did get that blocked. Paul Levesque called up Madison Square Garden and said ‘we don’t want you booking that show.'
“And [MSG] cancelled. Sinclair threatened to sue Madison Square Garden and Madison Square Garden – because they said that they had a deal for the date. So Madison Square Garden backed off and told WWE that ‘we’re giving them the date.’ And they went and sold out which WWE has not been doing in Madison Square Garden.”
H/T: Inside the Ropes