NJPW News

Jay White Update: Tony Schiavone Throws Cold Water On Him Joining AEW

We have an update on Jay White's status, courtesy of AEW broadcaster Tony Schiavone. Switchblade has been in the news as of late. He recently competed at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15. He challenged Kota Ibushi for the IWGP World & Intercontinental Championships, but came up short. A despondent Jay White...

Don Callis On Why Kota Ibushi Is Not In Kenny Omega’s League

Don Callis says nobody is on Kenny Omega's level, including his "onetime close friend" and former partner, Kota Ibushi. The former Golden Lovers partners sit atop the wrestling world with championship gold to prove their worth. Omega is the reigning AEW World Champion and the AAA Mega champion. Ibushi was...

NJPW The New Beginning: Full Cards Announced For Nagoya & Hiroshima

With Wrestle Kingdom 15 and New Year's Dash!! in the books, we look ahead to New Japan Pro Wrestling's next big events, The New Beginning. You can visit the NPJW website for the Road to The New Beginning tour dates. The New Beginning takes place over three nights from two...

Kota Ibushi Continues Pushing to Unite IWGP Heavyweight & IC Titles

Kota Ibushi holds both the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships. The belts have been defended together since Tetsuya Naito won them at Wrestle Kingdom in 2020. Ibushi reiterated to NJPW1972.com recently, however, that he wants to unify the two title belts. "I said this after the match on the...

Jay White Leaving NJPW A Real Possibility, Interest From WWE (Report)

Jay White could be leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling for real. According to Super J-Cast, a podcast focusing on NJPW, several sources indicate it is unlikely that Switchblade will sign a new contract with the Japanese promotion. His current deal is rumored to be up later this month. He's...

Kota Ibushi Requests NJPW Unify IWGP Heavyweight & Intercontinental Titles

Kota Ibushi defeated Tetsuya Naito to win the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships at Wrestle Kingdom 15 (Day 1). He successfully defended the titles against Jay White at Wrestle Kingdom 15 (Day 2). During a backstage press conference following Day 2, Kota Ibushi requested that NJPW unify the two...

Jay White Says He’s Done With NJPW After New Year’s Dash (Video)

Jay White's days in New Japan Pro Wrestling could be coming to an end. "Switchblade" challenged Kota Ibushi for the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom (Day 2). Unfortunately, he came up short. After the event, he was so distraught that he announced his plans to...

Kota Ibushi Retains IWGP Titles at Wrestle Kingdom 15

New Japan Pro Wrestling hosted Night 2 of their Wrestle Kingdom 15 event earlier today. The two day event would be headlined both nights by the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Double Championship matches. Night 1 would see Tetsuya Naito defend his Championships against Kota Ibushi. The 'Golden Star' had earned...

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 Results (Day 2)

Today is the second day of New Japan Pro-Wrestling's largest event of the year, Wrestle Kingdom. This event will be streamed live on NJPW's streaming service, NJPW World, and on Fite TV. English and Japanese commentary are available on both platforms. This event will have a reduced attendance capacity to...

Jon Moxley Appears At NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 (Video)

IWGP United States Champion Jon Moxley made a surprise appearance at New Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom 15 event. NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 Results (Day 1) Moxley appeared from the NJPW dojo in Los Angeles, California to declare that he is ready to defend his championship. "Many men have vied for...

NJPW Television Deal For US & UK To Be Announced Soon

New Japan Pro Wrestling announced during Wrestle Kingdom 15 that a new English-language television deal in America and the UK will be coming soon. A teaser for the new deal aired during the Tokyo Dome event: https://twitter.com/njpwglobal/status/1346029223991918597 NJPW on US Television New Japan Pro Wrestling has been without an American television deal...

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 Results (Day 1)

Today is the first day of New Japan Pro-Wrestling's largest event of the year, Wrestle Kingdom. The fifteenth annual Wrestle Kingdom will be, as it was last year, a two-day event from the Tokyo Dome. This event will be streamed live on NJPW's streaming service, NJPW World, and on...

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15: Final Card, Results

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 is finally upon us. The two-day event from Japan's Tokyo Dome kicks off in a matter of hours, the threat of a national State of Emergency be damned. Wrestle Kingdom begins at 3AM (Eastern) early Monday and Tuesday morning. You can watch at NJPW World...

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 Will Happen “Even If Japan Calls a State of Emergency”

New Japan Pro Wrestling commentator Kevin Kelly recently appeared on Wrestling Observer Radio. NJPW will be holding their Wrestle Kingdom 15 shows this week, with the traditional January 4th plus the 5th being the dates in the Tokyo Dome. With the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions there have been questions as to...

Kazuchika Okada Proposes Super Show With NJPW, AEW, WWE & More

Kazuchika Okada is busy preparing for his grudge match against Will Ospreay at Night 1 of NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 15. The Rainmaker spoke to Sports Illustrated to promote the event. During the discussion, Okada proposed a wrestling super-show involving all the top promotions across the globe. “Times are tough right now,...