New Japan Pro Wrestling announced earlier that Kenny Omega will defend his IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Cody Rhodes at the G1 Special in San Francisco. This will be the second time Omega and Rhodes face one another, in their previous match Rhodes was able to pick up the victory over Omega.
In addition to Kenny Omega defending against Cody, several other matches were announced for the G1 Special in San Francisco. Also announced for the event are :
- Chaos (Kazuchika Okada and Will Espreay) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (BUSHI and Tetsuya Naito)
- Jay White (c) vs Juice Robinson for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship
- The Young Bucks (c) vs Los Ingobernables de Japon (EVIL and SANADA) for the IWGP Tag Team Championship
— njpw_global (@njpwglobal) June 11, 2018