NJPW The 1st MSG Series Finals
Promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling
Event Type Special EventTournament
Event Date May 30, 1978
Year 1978
Event Series G1 Climax / IWGP League / MSG League / World League
Country Japan
Location Osaka, Japan
Arena Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium
Network TV Asahi
Main Event Antonio Inoki vs. André the Giant


  • 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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