Wrestle Dynasty was a scheduled professional wrestling supershow produced by New Japan Pro Wrestling's American sub-brand New Japan Pro-Wrestling of America (NJoA). The event was scheduled to take place in 2021, at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. This was set to be the first event NJPW promoted independently in the Madison Square Garden.
On October 21, NJPW chairman Naoki Sugabayashi announced the creation of their American subsidiary named New Japan Pro-Wrestling of America, based in California. NJPW established a plan to expand into the United States and international market, which would include promoting events at the Madison Square Garden. Wrestle Dynasty was announced on February 9, 2020, during The New Beginning in Osaka.
The show would mark the first time NJPW presented a show in the Madison Square Garden independently, as opposed to partnering up with an American promotion. NJPW had previously partnered with Ring of Honor (ROH), for the G1 Supercard, which both co-producing show. Pre-sale tickets for the event went on sale on April 8, while the tickets for the general public went on sale on April 10, costing from $20 to $500. On April 4, it was announced that the pre-sale of the tickets would be postponed until May 13 and May 15, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On May 6, NJPW announced that the event would be postponed to the following year, due to the effects of the 2019-20 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but pre-sale registration for tickets would continue, despite the sale of the general sale of the tickets would be suspended. The event was later postponed to an indefinite date due to the restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wrestle Dynasty featured professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portray villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.
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