Impact Wrestling Preview 7/29/21, Jay White Makes In-ring Debut

With Impact Wrestling’s Homecoming just around the corner this Saturday, anything can happen before this exclusive event. Tonight, on the go-home show leading into Homecoming, New Japan Pro Wrestling’s top star Jay White will make his in-ring debut. White and Chris Bey will take on the Impact World Tag Team Champions The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows and Karl… Read More Impact Wrestling Preview 7/29/21, Jay White Makes In-ring Debut

Hiroshi Tanahashi Issues Challenge For IWGP US Title On Dynamite

NJPW star Hiroshi Tanahashi appeared via video on tonight’s AEW Dynamite: Fight for the Fallen. Tanahashi said he’s won many championships in his career, but the IWGP US Championship has thus eluded him. Tanahashi said the winner of the match between the current champion, Lance Archer, and NJPW star Hikuleo will face him next. A date… Read More Hiroshi Tanahashi Issues Challenge For IWGP US Title On Dynamite

NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam Results 7/25/2021

KOPW 2021 CHAMPIONSHIP (RANBO MATCH – PRE-SHOW)Chase Owens wins and becomes the provisional KOPW 2021 Champion IWGP JR. HEAVYWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPTaiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo (c) defeated Rocky Romero and Ryusuke Taguchi IWGP JR. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPRobbie Eagles defeated El Desperado (c) to win the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Kazuchika Okada defeated Jeff Cobb IWGP… Read More NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam Results 7/25/2021

NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam 7/25/2021

DATE: July 25, 2021 3:00 amLOCATION: Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, JapanAVAILABLE ON:NJPW World CARD IWGP WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPShingo Takagi (c) vs. Kota Ibushi IWGP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPTetsuya Naito and SANADA (c) vs. Taichi and Zack Sabre Jr. Kazuchika Okada vs. Jeff Cobb IWGP JR. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPEl Desperado (c) vs. Robbie Eagles IWGP JR. HEAVYWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPTaiji Ishimori… Read More NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam 7/25/2021

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”