NJPW The 1st MSG Series Finals was a Special Event and Tournament produced by New Japan Pro Wrestling, which took place on May 30, 1978 , at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium in Osaka, Japan.

It's the 5° edition of the G1 Climax / IWGP League / MSG League / World League event series, after NJPW 4th World League Finals.

The main event of the show was Antonio Inoki vs. André the Giant.

Below you can find the full match card and results of NJPW The 1st MSG Series Finals, and more information about the event.

Event Info

  • Event Name NJPW The 1st MSG Series Finals

NJPW The 1st MSG Series Finals Results

  • Kengo Kimura defeats Kuniaki Kobayashi
  • Ray Steele defeats Makoto Arakawa
  • Osamu Kido defeats Bugsy McGraw
  • Buffalo Allen defeats Nikolai Volkoff via DQ
  • Willem Ruska defeats Yoshiaki Fujiwara
  • Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Umanosuke Ueda ends in a No Contest via Double Count-out
  • 2 out of 3 Falls Match

    Bob Backlund & Tony Garea defeat Tatsumi Fujinami & Riki Choshu [2-1]
  • First MSG Series - Final

    Antonio Inoki defeats André the Giant via Count-out


  • André the Giant [37]
    Antonio Inoki [29]
    Seiji Sakaguchi [28]
    Tatsumi Fujinami [25]
    Bugsy McGraw [15]
    Nikolai Volkoff [14]
    Riki Choshu [9]
    Umanosuke Ueda [5]
    Chief Jay Strongbow [0]
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