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First Non-McMahon Pro-Wrestling Show at MSG in over 58 years!

posted Apr 1, 2019, 7:50 PM by Wrestling Scout
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This weekend 
the most of the pro-wrestling world focuses on the greater New York City area as numerous big events are happening.  While the WWE's Wrestlemania 35 is receiving a most media attention and NXT Takeover is perhaps the one most fans are anticipating.  The historic nature of the G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden cannot be downplayed.  It is the first time in nearly 60 years that a wrestling show is being promoted at the Garden by someone who is not a McMahon.

On November 14th, 1960, promoters Jack Pfefer & Pedro Martinez ran a card at the third incarnation of Madison Square Garden in New York City.  This card drew just under 13,000.

While the card has plenty of notable pro-wrestlers of the day, only two are still alive - Tony Marino and Pampero Firpo.

  1. Tony Marino vs. Miguel Torres
  2. Swede Hanson vs. Red Grupe
  3. Luther Lindsay & Mr. Puerto Rico vs. Dixie Rebels (Mario Galento & Jerry Miller)
  4. Pampero Firpo vs. Haystack Muldoon
  5. P.Y. Chong (Tojo Yamamoto) & Larry Simon (Boris Malenko) vs. Bavarian Boys (Rudy Saturski & Harry Wenzel)
  6. Jerry Graham vs. Karol Krauser (Karl Gotch)
    Ricki Starr & Miguel Perez vs. Jackie Fargo & Sonny Fargo
  7. Antonino Rocca vs. Bruno Sammartino

On April 6th, a joint card using Ring of Honor and New Japan talent will probably have around 20,000 people in attendance and sold out in 19 minutes.
  1. 30-Man Honor Rumble (including Jushin Liger and others)
  2. Will Ospreay vs. Jeff Cobb (NEVER Openweight & ROH World TV Championship Match)
  3. Dalton Castle vs. Rush
  4. Mayu Iwatani vs. Kelly Klein (WOH World Championship Match)
  5. Bully Ray vs. Juice Robinson (NYC Street Fight Open Challenge)
  6. Taiji Ishimori vs. Dragon Lee vs. Bandido (IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match)
  7. Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) vs. Villain Enterprises (PCO & Brody King) vs. The Briscoes vs. LIJ (Evil & Sanada) (IWGP Tag & ROH World Tag Team Championship Match)
  8. Zack Sabre Jr. (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (British Heavyweight Championship Match)
  9. Tetsuya Naito vs. Kota Ibushi (IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match)
  10. Jay Lethal vs. Matt Taven vs. Marty Scurll (ROH World Championship Ladder Match)
  11. Jay White vs. Kazuchika Okada (IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match)