The G1 Special in USA, which is both a prelude to the annual G1 Climax, as well as the first independent New Japan Pro Wrestling event ever in the United States, recently released a long list of rules and manners for the fans in attendance. Contrary to popular Ring of Honor tradition, who partners with NJPW, fans will not be allowed to throw streamers during the event.
Here is the full list of NJPW’s expectations during the show.
We request that you please stay to your seating area. Do not stand in the isles or open area’s.
During the events, we encourage you to chant, yell and support your favorites, boo those you don’t like, but please be aware of the language and getting in the way of others also trying to enjoy the spectacle.
For your own safety, please stay behind the railing during wrestler entrances and the match.
There will be no paper tape or streamers allowed in the Long Beach Convention Center. This is a rule set by the LBCC and we must abide by it. All streamers and paper tape will be confiscated by the LBCC staff upon entrance to the arena.
There is no video taping allowed inside the arena. You are not allowed to film with a digital camera, smart phone or cellular device at anytime. Security is trained to recognize this and have been instructed to confiscate equipment and eject you from the arena.
Posting any video of these events online without express written consent is copyright infringement. This is against the law. There are serious fines related to this and we want you to avoid this.
We do support you taking pictures at the events. Please feel free to take as many as you want, share them on social media and your blogs. Be sure to tag @njpwglobal and plug www.njpw1972.com when discussing the event.
Please locate signage or speak with a LBCC staff member to inquire into designated smoking areas.
You can view the video presentation from Roppongi Vice and Will Ospreay below.