What a night.
After Guerrillas of Destiny won both the IWGP Heavyweight and Ring of Honor Tag Team championship in a Fatal 4Way at G1 Supercard in Madison Square Garden tonight (April 6), a fight broke out at ringside.
New Japan and ROH’s cameras went to the event logo, and then to a shot of the announce team. But fans in attendance were quickly flooding social media with word of what was going - the wrestlers formerly known as Enzo Amore (now Real1) and Big Cass (now Big Cazz, I think?) jumped the barricade and got into it with The Briscoes, who were in the tag fourway, and Bully Ray, who’d worked a long segment/hardcore match earlier in the show.
Fan shot images soon followed:
Ok, @real1 and Big Cass just invaded the wrong show. They tried to keep the off the broadcast but they’re getting tons of internet time. But seriously, they got their asses whooped when they were being kept off screen. #G1Supercard pic.twitter.com/lrG0QVTDWC— Ellis M. @ #Wrestlemania (@EllisMbeh) April 7, 2019
ENZO AMORE AND BIG CASS JUST JUMPED THE BARRICADE AND ATTACKED EVERYONE AT G1 pic.twitter.com/r7eZxZzSpA— luke allen (@LukeAllenFS) April 7, 2019
While the fact it didn’t make it onto the PPV stream (and Enzo’s history) would seem to indicate this was legitimately the former NXT and Raw stars scripting their own invasion angle, fans quickly noticed that security never got involved. Not only that, but Enzo and Cass were lead off through the crowd - not arrested, as they likely would have been if ROH hadn’t been involved of the planning of the whole thing.
This is how we do “worked shoot” angles in 2019, y’all.
If this is indeed a storyline, that it was run just before Hiroshi Tanahashi & Zack Sabre Jr.’s match for the RPW British Heavyweight title pretty clearly illustrates the ROH/New Japan dichotomy which has been present throughout G1 Supercard.
We shall see. In the meantime, follow all the action from MSG in our live blog here.