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

New Japan Pro Wrestling Cancels Three Events Due To State of Emergency

It was reported last week that a state of emergency was declared in Japan due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and now it seems it will force changes for New Japan Pro Wrestling. NJPW’s English-language website has announced that the company has cancelled three events in Korakuen Hall next month. The shows that were cancelled were set for May 8,… Read More New Japan Pro Wrestling Cancels Three Events Due To State of Emergency

NJPW Sakura Genesis 4/4/21

DATE: April 4, 2021 4:00 amLOCATION: Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo, JapanAVAILABLE ON:NJPW World CARD IWGP WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPKota Ibushi (c) vs. Will Ospreay IWGP JR. HEAVYWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPEl Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru (c) vs. SHO and YOH DOUKI, Zack Sabre Jr., and Taichi vs. Jado, Tango Loa, and Tama Tonga YOSHI-HASHI, Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto, Toru Yano,… Read More NJPW Sakura Genesis 4/4/21

NJPW Announces Big Events, 49th Anniversary Show Results

Earlier today, NJPW held its 49th Anniversary Show with Kota Ibushi defeating El Desperado to retain his IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships. As noted, NJPW is going to unify the two titles into one IWGP World Heavyweight Championship going forward. The opening round of the New Japan Cup also began with Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb each moving forward. Below… Read More NJPW Announces Big Events, 49th Anniversary Show Results

NJPW Officially Unifies IWGP Heavyweight & Intercontinental Championships

New Japan Pro Wrestling has officially unified the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships to create the new IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, reports PWInsider.  New Japan chairman Naoki Sugabayashi had confirmed the news to Tokyo Sports.  PWInsider also reports that Kota Ibushi’s first defense of the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship will be against the winner of the New Japan… Read More NJPW Officially Unifies IWGP Heavyweight & Intercontinental Championships

Top NJPW Star Hiromu Takahashi Out For Six Months

NJPW announced earlier today IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Hiromu Takahashi is out for six months due to a torn left pectoral. “After medical assessment, Hiromu Takahashi’s left pectoral injury will leave him out of action for an estimated six months. More information will follow.” Takahashi last wrestled on February 19 at a Road to Castle Attack event… Read More Top NJPW Star Hiromu Takahashi Out For Six Months