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G1 Supercard’s Honor Rumble built to a great ending... then screwed it up

Like any self-respecting wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event these days, New Japan and Ring of Honor’s G1 Supercard show on Sat., April 6 featured a free internet streaming pre-show. They went with a crowd-pleasing match for the sold out Madison Square Garden, a Rumble-style battle royal which featured a mix of stars and legends.

Going into the match, most folks were focused on an announced entrant. Jushin Liger was making his MSG debut shortly after announcing he would retire at next year’s Tokyo Dome shows. After three decades of innovating & influencing the business & artform, the greatest junior heavyweight of all-time would hang up the boots.

What better way to honor him than a win at the Garden? But wait...

One of the three muskateers of NJPW, The Great Muta was the surprise 30th entrant!

And after ousting The Kingdom’s TK O’Ryan and TK O’Ryan & Vinny Marseglia, the crowd was on fire for either of these legends to win the match.

So, I bet you’re on the edge of your seat... what happened?

Turns out Kenny King hadn’t been eliminated, slide in and won the thing to what was supposed to be a big heat moment that fell really flat.

The veterans ended his celebration quickly thereafter, and Muta left Liger to soak up the fans’ appreciation. But, this was not a great booking decision.

Follow all the action from G1 Supercard in our live blog here.

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