Just like his song says, Mega Ran is going to the Garden.
The popular rapper and huge pro wrestling fan, who debuted his new, original song, “Going to the Garden,” at ROH’s 17th Anniversary pay-per-view recently, will give a special live performance at G1 Supercard Festival of Honor on Friday, April 5 at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater in New York City.
“Fans can expect a high-energy performance, some fun freestyles and an overall great time,” said Mega Ran, whose performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. “I’m really looking forward to being back in front of the ROH fans.”
The last time Mega Ran was in front of ROH fans ended up being a harrowing experience for him, although things started off really well.
“It was incredible, really was,” he said of his appearance at 17th Anniversary. “Felt awesome meeting the guys, shaking hands with folks I’d been watching on TV for so long. The fans were also super-welcoming and amazing, as was the talent.”
Well, most of the talent, anyway. The notable exception was Bully Ray, who interrupted Mega Ran’s musical performance and proceeded to shove him down and order him to leave the ring.
“I’ve never been through such a range of emotions so fast in my life,” Mega Ran said. “To go from elated to be performing in a wrestling ring on a live pay-per-view, to astonished seeing a wrestler you looked up to approach ringside, to afraid for my life when he tossed a chair in the ring, to purely, emotionally driven when I got to stand in the ring with him. What a moment.
“I felt embarrassed, ashamed, hurt. He caught me by surprise, but that hopefully won’t be the last time we’re in the same room.”
Bully Ray has issued an open challenge for a New York City Street Fight at G1 Supercard on April 6 at sold-out Madison Square Garden. Mega Ran isn’t about to answer the challenge himself, but he said he will be in attendance rooting for whoever does.
“I want to see him get his comeuppance real bad,” Mega Ran said of Bully Ray. “I don't know who he’s got in mind for that matchup, but I hope it’s a complete and total shock, and whoever it is kicks his butt.”
Bully Ray’s open challenge isn’t the only match Mega Ran is looking forward to seeing at the Garden.
“I think the Honor Rumble is gonna be sweet,” he said. “I can't wait to see who competes and who comes out of that. I’m also really looking forward to seeing who Jay White gets to defend his [IWGP Heavyweight] title against. RUSH and Dalton Castle is gonna be great, the ladder match -- so many dream matches!”
When asked to pick a winner in the ladder match for the ROH World Title between champion Jay Lethal, Matt Taven and “The Villain” Marty Scurll, Mega Ran did not hesitate.
“I like the champion. I feel like Jay Lethal has the experience, the pedigree and the intangibles to come out of this match on top,” he said. “I think this is gonna be a spectacular match. I can’t believe I get to see it up close and personal.
“I think the real winner here is the fans that will be in attendance at this historic show.”
Mega Ran performs at the G1 Supercard Festival of Honor on Friday, April 5 at the Hulu Theater at MSG.