NJPW News

Hiromu Takahashi Vacates IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship

One of the top IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champions in recent years, Hiromu Takahashi, was forced to vacate the belt this morning. It was announced recently that Takahashi is going to miss 6 months with a torn pec. He appeared on this morning's Road to Castle Attack show and officially...

Update On Marty Scurll Returning To NJPW

Marty Scurll was released from Ring of Honor in early January. After having signed the largest contract in company history, Scurll was let go following a months-long investigation by ROH into accusations made against him as part of the #SpeakingOut movement. It appears Scurll has landed back with NJPW,...

Hiromu Takahashi To Miss 6 Months With Injury

Unfortunately for fans of the popular junior heavyweight, Hiromu Takahashi is going to miss as long as 6 months with a torn pec. NJPW announced the injury today on social media. The company has yet to announce what will happen to Takahashi's IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship in the wake...

NJPW In Talks With AXS TV For A Return To The Network

NJPW and AXS TV are reportedly negotiating for a deal that would see the promotion return to the network. This comes on the heels of Juice Robinson & David Finlay drawing a good rating for their debut on Impact on AXS TV this week, and an Impact in 60...

NJPW Reportedly Turns Down AXS TV Deal for Roku

It was recently confirmed that New Japan Pro Wrestling have signed a television deal with Roku in both the United States and United Kingdom. In an update to that deal, NJPW reportedly turned down a deal from AXS TV and opted to go with Roku. New Japan was previously on...

Huge Name Joining NJPW/IMPACT/AEW Partnership

It was revealed during last night's IMPACT No Surrender event that Juice Robinson and David Finlay would be heading to the promotion this week. Alongside KENTA, that makes three mainstay NJPW stars that have appeared on both AEW/IMPACT programming over the past few weeks. It's now common knowledge that All...

Jon Moxley Comments On Wrestling Minoru Suzuki

A little over a year ago, Jon Moxley faced Minoru Suzuki at NJPW's New Beginning in Osaka. Moxley successfully defended his IWGP United States Championship in the match. In a recent interview, Moxley talked about what the match meant to him. "I just never thought our paths would cross,...

Tama Tonga Says AEW-NJPW “Forbidden Door” Is Not Wide Open

Tama Tonga recently addressed Kenny Omega and the Bullet Club reunion angle in AEW and Impact. Tonga was on his "Tama's Island" podcast and addressed the angle as well as KENTA showing up on Dynamite last week. "I was so surprised, I didn't no nothing, I didn't know anything,"...

Tony Khan: “I Am The Forbidden Door!” Between AEW & NJPW

The "Forbidden Door" is the phrase used to describe the metaphoric barrier between All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling. According to AEW President Tony Khan, he's the forbidden door and that door is now wide open. Fans should expect a lot more crossover in the months ahead. Khan...

Jon Moxley Says Kenta Has To Answer For All Of His Trash Talk

AEW star Jon Moxley and KENTA of New Japan Pro Wrestling will share a ring at least twice this month. According to Moxley, it's almost time for KENTA to pay for all the trash talking he's done. This Wednesday on AEW Dynamite, Moxley and Lance Archer team up against AEW...

NJPW Launching On Roku Channel 2/11: New Weekly Show, On-Demand Content

New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced the launch of new programming on the Roku Channel. It will be available starting next Thursday, February 11th and will be available in the United States, Canada and the UK. "New Japan Pro-Wrestling" is a new one-hour weekly show that premieres Thursdays at...

Jay White Takes Shot At Bullet Club Reunions, Young Bucks Respond

Former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Jay White returned to NJPW at yesterday's Road to New Beginning event in Korakuen Hall. The promotion has recently published White's backstage comments from the event where he takes a shot at recent "Bullet Club reunions" in other promotions. "In case you forgot, in case...

Jay White Returns To NJPW At Road To New Beginning

Despite seemingly having quit the promotion at New Year's Dash, Jay White is back with New Japan Pro Wrestling. He returned last night/this morning at the Road to New Beginning event in Korakuen Hall. White attacked Tomohiro Ishii after a match featuring his Bullet Club stablemates. https://twitter.com/njpwworld/status/1356185433135190018 Shortly after White...

NJPW Confirms Date For Jon Moxley vs. Kenta

NJPW has confirmed that the IWGP US Champion Jon Moxley will be defending his title against the #1 contender Kenta on February 26 at New Beginning USA 2021. This announcement came after the former AEW world champion made his NJPW Strong debut earlier this week and confronted the Bullet...

Hiroshi Tanahashi Wins NEVER Openweight Championship

Hiroshi Tanahashi is the new NEVER Openweight Champion in New Japan Pro Wrestling. He defeated Shingo Takagi today at The New Beginning in Nagoya. Tanahashi becomes the 18th wrestler to ever win the title and begins the 32nd reign in the championship's lineage. Tanahashi was attacked by Great-O-Khan after the...