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G1 Climax 31 Results (Sept. 18): Shingo Takagi vs. Tomohiro Ishii

The first night of the G1 Climax tournament has come to an end. Night one was held inside Edion Arena in Osaka on Sept. 18. The card was headlined by an A block match between IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Shingo Takagi and Tomohiro Ishii. Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Tetsuya Naito...

Matches Announced For Will Ospreay & Minoru Suzuki At NJPW Strong Showdown

Matches for Will Ospreay and Minoru Suzuki have been added to the NJPW Strong Showdown tapings. On Oct. 16 and 17, NJPW will be holding its Strong Showdown tapings. The action will take place inside the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA. NJPW has announced that Suzuki and Ospreay will be...

Jon Moxley Out, Will Ospreay In For NJPW Battle In The Valley

Jon Moxley will no longer be featured in NJPW's Battle In The Valley event. Moxley was initially expected to be on the Nov. 13 card but once AEW moved its Full Gear event to that date, many expected him to miss the NJPW show. That hunch ended up being correct. NJPW...

Main Event For Saturday Debut Of NJPW Strong Announced

NJPW Strong is making the jump to Saturday nights and the Sept. 18 card has been revealed. Strong had been airing every Friday night at 10 p.m. ET. Since AEW Rampage has taken that night and time slot, NJPW responded by moving the show to Saturday nights at 8 p.m....

Former NJPW Ring Announcer Recovering From COVID-19

Kero Tanaka, who once served as the NJPW ring announcer, is recovering from a scary battle with COVID-19. The 62-year-old had to be sent to the ICU on Aug. 8. One Color, Tanaka's company, revealed that Tanaka has regained consciousness. He tested positive for COVID-19 back on July 31. Tanaka...

Kenny Omega reportedly wants to face two major NJPW stars

AEW Champion Kenny Omega reportedly wants to face two major New Japan Pro Wrestling stars in Jay White and Will Ospreay. This news was reported in the latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter amid both Ospreay and Omega going back and forth on social media. Although AEW does not actually...

Will Ospreay teases new members of United Empire Faction

IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay has teased that there will potentially be more members added to his United Empire stable. The Revolution Pro Heavyweight Champion appeared on a card today in London for the promotion, teaming with the tag team of the Young Guns to take on Sunshine Machine...

Will Ospreay Teases New United Empire Member

Former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay is teasing a new member of his United Empire faction will debut soon. He teased that his "buddy" will debut on the NJPW shows in Texas on September 25th and 26th. Ospreay is scheduled to face Karl Fredericks on the 25th and...

Lance Archer Talks Importance Of AEW & NJPW Working Together

Lance Archer believes that cross-promotion between AEW and NJPW is healthy for the wrestling business. Archer enjoyed great success during his time with NJPW. Along with Davey Boy Smith Jr. as Killer Elite Squad, Archer became a three-time IWGP Tag Team Champion. When Smith made his exit from the promotion,...

Kenny Omega & Will Ospreay Trash Talk Heating Up

Will Ospreay called out Kenny Omega on Wednesday after the AEW World Champion was named the #1 pro wrestler the world on this year's PWI Top 500 list. Omega topped the list, while Ospreay charted at the #7 spot (behind Roman Reigns, Bobby Lashley, Drew McIntyre, Kota Ibushi and Jon...

Robbie Eagles Set For NJPW Strong Autumn Attack

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Robbie Eagles, is making his way to NJPW Strong Autumn Attack. NJPW has announced that Eagles will be a part of their Autumn Attack shows in Garland, Texas. These shows will be held inside the Curtis Culwell Center on Sept. 25 and 26. Here's what NJPW said...

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 16 To Be A 3-Night Event

New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced that Wrestle Kingdom in January will be a 3-night event next year. The event will take place on January 4th and 5th from the Tokyo Dome and then on January 8th from the Yokohama Arena. The announcement was made during the intermission of...

Will Ospreay Confirms He has Tested Positive for COVID-19

Former IWGP Heavyweight champion WIll Ospreay has confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19 despite being double vaccinated. This will mean Ospreay will not appear at two scheduled Rev Pro events while he recovers.

NJPW Strong Moving To Saturday Nights Starting Sept. 18

NJPW Strong will have a new air date and time. Strong has been airing on Friday nights at 10 p.m. ET. With AEW Rampage being introduced at that night and time slot, it appears NJPW has wasted little time making a move. The company has announced that starting on Sept. 18,...

Shingo Takagi Cleared To Return At NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam

IWGP World Champion Shingo Takagi and Los InGobernables member BUSHI have been cleared to return. Both wrestlers had tested positive for COVID-19 2 weeks ago and were removed from the recent NJPW tour. On August 15th, both Takagi and BUSHI were found to have elevated temperatures and were given...