Bullet Club Member Hikuleo Appears At AEW Fyter Fest Night Two

NJPW star and Bullet Club member Hikuleo made a suprise appearance during night two of AEW Fyter Fest and laid down a championship challenge for Fight For The Fallen! During Orange Cassidy’s clash with The Blade, New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Hikuleo appeared at ringside to take in the action. Later, the 30-year-old was shown at ringside… Read More Bullet Club Member Hikuleo Appears At AEW Fyter Fest Night Two

NJPW Star Kota Ibushi Diagnosed With Aspiration Pneumonia

Former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kota Ibushi has been diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia and will continue to miss upcoming NJPW events, the company announced Wednesday. Ibushi has been out of action in recent weeks due to an illness. Prior to being pulled from the July 19 Summer Struggle card, Ibushi had missed the previous two events due to side… Read More NJPW Star Kota Ibushi Diagnosed With Aspiration Pneumonia

Big NJPW Show To Be Delayed Again?, G1 Climax Dates Announced

The Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a new state of emergency (due to rising COVID infections) in Tokyo that begins on July 12 and runs through August 22. NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam in the Tokyo Dome is scheduled for July 25, but may yet again be postponed. The first show was scheduled for May 29, but was also postponed due… Read More Big NJPW Show To Be Delayed Again?, G1 Climax Dates Announced

“NJPW Strong” Set To Have First Live Audience This Summer

New Japan Pro-Wrestling has announced NJPW Strong will have its first matches ever in front of a live audience on Monday, August 16. NJPW announced the Fighting Spirits Unleashed 2021 series will see fans welcomed to the Thunder Studio in Long Beach, California. Nine matches are planned to take place at the event. Limited tickets will be on sale,… Read More “NJPW Strong” Set To Have First Live Audience This Summer

WWE Reportedly In Talks With New Japan To Be Its “Exclusive American Partner”

WWE is apparently in talks with New Japan with a view to becoming the promotion’s exclusive American partner. If there has been a buzzphrase in wrestling so far in 2021, then it is almost definitely forbidden door. The make-believe barrier that previously prevented major companies from working together. AEW proverbially kicked it open by working… Read More WWE Reportedly In Talks With New Japan To Be Its “Exclusive American Partner”

NJPW Cancels Wrestle Grand Slam Yokohama And Tokyo Dome Shows

NJPW announced today that the Wrestle Grand Slam shows in Yokohama and Tokyo Dome shows have been cancelled. The show were originally scheduled on May 15 and May 29, respectively. The decision comes after the Japanese government announced an extension to the state of emergency currently in place in Tokyo and other prefectures. The state of… Read More NJPW Cancels Wrestle Grand Slam Yokohama And Tokyo Dome Shows

NJPW Wrestling Dontaku (Night Two) Results 5/4/21

NJPW Wrestling Dontaku (Night Two) was earlier today. As noted, six wrestlers (Kazuchika Okada, Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, SHO, and YOH) were held off today’s show due to COVID-19 concerns. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion El Desperado was scheduled to wrestle YOH, but the title match was taken completely off the event. Below are the results: * Taichi,… Read More NJPW Wrestling Dontaku (Night Two) Results 5/4/21

Multiple NJPW Stars Removed From Show Over COVID Concerns

Kazuchika Okada, Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, SHO, and YOH were taken off today’s NJPW Wrestling Dontaku (Night Two) card due to COVID-19 concerns. NJPW announced a wrestler scheduled to appear on today’s show had a fever and was undergoing evaluation (including PCR and antibody testing). Another wrestler who has been involved in events since May 1 also… Read More Multiple NJPW Stars Removed From Show Over COVID Concerns

NJPW Wrestling Dontaku (Night 1) Results 5/3/21

NJPW Wrestling Dontaku (Night One) took place earlier today in Fukoka. * EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi, Taiji Ishimori, and Dick Togo defeated Toru Yano, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Tiger Mask, and Master Wato* Kazuchika Okada, SHO, and YOH defeated Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru* Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, and BUSHI defeated Will Ospreay, Great-O-Khan, Jeff Cobb, and… Read More NJPW Wrestling Dontaku (Night 1) Results 5/3/21