NJPW Worldwide DVD Distribution Deal Announced For The First Time Outside Of Japan

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NJPW sent out the following press release today, announcing that NJPW will be available in English on DVD from March of this year…

New Japan Pro Wrestling Worldwide DVD distribution deal announced for the first time outside of Japan

For the first time in its decorated history, the world’s premier professional wrestling brand will be available in English on DVD from March of this year. WrestlingStore.co.uk in association with TV Asahi, have acquired the distribution rights for all territories excluding Japan for the King Of Sports DVD releases. Now available to pre-order, the first title “An Introduction to NJPW” will see some of the biggest names in Pro Wrestling do battle in this special two disc release

Witness New Japan Pro Wrestling’s biggest stars, “The Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada, Tetsuya Naito and the Ace of New Japan, Hiroshi Tanahashi along with some of the notable past and future stars of NJPW such as “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, The leader and originator of the Bullet Club “The Real Rock ‘N Rolla” Prince Devitt, “King Of Strong Style” Shinsuke Nakamura, Kota Ibushi, The Young Bucks and Kushida in this epic double disc set.

The DVD runtime is nearly four and a half hours with just about every match shown in its entirety. Relive classic matches from Wrestle Kingdom 8 on January 4th 2014, the final of the gruelling G1 Climax 2013 Tournament, AJ Styles first match as a member of the NJPW roster, The Best of the Super Juniors 21 Final and four defences of the prestigious IWGP Heavyweight championship.

Full Match Listing

Disc 1
Kazuchika Okada v Prince Devitt
IWGP Heavyweight Championship – Kizuna Road 2013
July 20 2013 – Akita Municipal gymnasium

Shinsuke Nakamura v Kota Ibushi
G1 Climax 23 Block B – Day 4
August 4, 2013 – Osaka Bodymaker Colosseum

Tetsuya Naito v Hiroshi Tanahashi
G1 Climax 23 Finals
August 11th 2013 – Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo

Tetsuya Naito v Kazuchika Okada
IWGP Heavyweight Championship – Wrestle Kingdom 8
Jan 4 2014 – Tokyo Dome

Shinsuke Nakamura v Hiroshi Tanahashi
IWGP Intercontinental Championship – Wrestle Kingdom 8
Jan 4 2014 – Tokyo Dome

Disc 2
AJ Styles v Kazuchika Okada
IWGP Heavyweight Championship – Wrestling Dotaku
May 3 2014 – Fukuoka Kokusai Center

Ricochet v Kushida
Best of the Super Juniors XXI Final
June 8 2014 – Yoyogi National Gymnasium

The Young Bucks (Nick and Matt Jackson) vs. The Time Splitters (Shelley & KUSHIDA)
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship – Dominion
June 21 2014 – Bodymaker Colosseum
*Match is not shown in it’s entirety.

Kota Ibushi vs. Ricochet
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship – Dominion
June 21 2014 – Bodymaker Colosseum

AJ Styles v Hiroshi Tanahashi
IWGP Heavyweight Championship – King Of Pro-Wrestling 2014
13 October 2014 – Ryogoku Kokugikan

Special Pre-Order Offer.

“An Introduction” to NJPW is available to pre-order now at http://www.wrestlingstore.co.uk, priced at only £19.99 with a scheduled release date of April 2nd. All orders received before the 31st of March will be automatically entered into a draw with FIVE winners picked at random to receive a limited edition signed concept artwork print.

Hand signed by the leader of Los Ingobernables de Japon, Tetsuya Naito, this special artwork was created as a preview piece during the contract process and were later signed by last year’s G1 Climax winner.

The artwork on the final DVD release will differ so these are truly unique pieces and will be sent on the DVD release date.