NJPW’s weekly TV show in the United States will no longer air every Friday night come next month.
On Tuesday, AXS TV issued a press release to announce that its NJPW and WOW television series will be moving to Saturday nights in primetime starting on July 13 at 9 PM EST.
There were other announcements made in this release. The television network will present a special live broadcast of Night 1 of the promotion’s G1 Climax 29 Tournament in Dallas on July 6 at 6pE/3pP. The event kicks a six-week stretch of same-day, near-live coverage of the tournament.
It was hyped that “the tournament is expected to include thrilling matches” featuring IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada; “The Golden Star” Kota Ibushi; Los Ingobernables de Japón trio Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, and SANADA; “The Master of The Century” Hiroshi Tanahashi and Bullet Club leader Jay White.
Starting next month, AXS TV will deliver two hours of NJPW’s G1 Climax events that will have same-day coverage continue through the tournament’s A Block Final on August 10, followed by special presentations of the B Block Final on August 17 and Tournament Final on August 24.
As of this writing, the blocks of matches for the tournament have yet to be announced.