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NJPW Power Struggle 2019 Results and Coverage

New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Power Struggle 2019 event took place at the EDION Arena in Osaka, Japan on November 3. This event can be watched live on NJPW World. Power Struggle 2019 Results Titán, Volador Jr., TJP & Clark Connors def. Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV, Ryusuke Taguchi & Yuya Uemura (5:43)...

Katsuyori Shibata Talks NJPW’s Young Lion Cup

Katsuyori Shibata is the head trainer at NJPW's LA Dojo. He has also recently been involved in an angle where KENTA turned his back on him and the rest of the LA Dojo after training him to get ready for the G1. The students from the LA Dojo will...

Katsuyori Shibata Hoping To Get Cleared To Wrestle

While Katsuyori Shibata has not been given medical clearance to resume his pro-wrestling career, it is believed he is hoping that will happen eventually. His status was addressed recently in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. "(Shibata) hasn't been cleared, but he will be attempting to get cleared," wrote Dave Meltzer....

Update On Katsuyori Shibata’s Status

On the final night of New Japan's G1 Climax 29, KENTA joined Bullet Club, turning his back on Katsuyori Shibata and the LA Dojo which had trained him for his NJPW debut in the tournament this year. Shibata himself came out to confront KENTA and his new stablemates but...

NJPW Announces LA Dojo Camp Dates

New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced the dates for their upcoming camp at the LA Dojo. The company has also confirmed that "NJPW LA Dojo head coach Katsuyori Shibata is opening up the LA Dojo to aspiring wrestlers who want to learn wrestling basics and techniques from The Wrestler...

Katsuyori Shibata To Attend ROH’s Texas ‘Road To G1 Supercard’ Events

Ring Of Honor has announced that popular New Japan Pro Westling star, Katsuyori Shibata, will be in attendance for all three nights of their Texas ‘Road to G1 Supercard’ events this January. Shibata will be in attendance in order to sign autographs and take photos with fans as part of...

NJPW Releases Part One Of “California Dreaming” Documentary

New Japan Pro Wrestling has posted a new video to their YouTube channel. Documenting “The Wrestler” Katsuyori Shibata’s journey segueing into his new role as NJPW LA Dojo’s head coach, it is the first of a two part series and features English subtitles, running for just over 21 minutes. NJPW visited...

Katsuyori Shibata To Be Head Coach of New Japan Dojo in Los Angeles

New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced that Katsuyori Shibata will be the Head Coach of their new Dojo in Los Angeles. New Japan recently revealed that they will be running a camp on March 19th to scout for future talent in the United States and now 'The Wrestler' has...

NJPW Provides Health Updates For Shibata & Honma

Early today, NJPW posted health updates for both Katsuyori Shibata, and Tomaki Honma. Honma was injured in a match on March 3rd, after taking a DDT. He experienced temporary paralysis in both arms and legs. It is believed he injured his cervical vertebrae. Shibata collapsed backstage after his April 9th IWGP...

Shibata Injury Worse than Originally Feared, May Never Wrestle Again. Nakamura Weighs in on Dangers of Current New Japan Style

After his show stealing bout against Kazuchika Okada at New Japan's Sakura Genesis event last weekend Katsuyori Shibata was rushed to hospital with what was reported as a subdural hematoma. This is an extremely serious injury where blood builds up between the skull and brain. Several reports from Dave Meltzer...

Zack Sabre Jr Debuts in NJPW and Joins Suzuki-Gun

Zack Sabre Jr made his debut appearance for New Japan Pro Wrestling at today's 45th Anniversary event in Tokyo, where he faced Katsuyori Shibata for Revolution Pro Wrestling's British Heavyweight Championship. During the match Minoru Suzuki interfered on Sabre Jr's behalf and used a Gotch style Piledriver on Shibata, giving Sabre...

NJPW Announces Matches for 45th Anniversary Show

New Japan Pro Wrestling have announced that several title matches will take place on March 6th 2017. The event is to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the promotion and will air live on New Japan World (5am est.) NJPW 45th Anniversary Show Lineup Jushin Liger and Hirai Kawato vs. Tiger...

Matt Riddle: Independent Wrestling’s New Chris Hero? (Editorial)

When it was announced that Chris Hero had re-signed with WWE and would be returning to NXT it created a chasm across the Independent wrestling scene, both in the United States and Europe. After his original departure from WWE back in 2013, Hero toured the world performing for numerous promotions...

NJPW ‘The New Beginning’ in Osaka Results

Here are the results from New Japan Pro Wrestling's 'The New Beginning' event that took place in Osaka, Japan to a gate of around 5,500 people: TAKA Michinoku b. Henare - TAKA took the win in just under 5 minutes after hitting the Heavy Killer Number 1 Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi...

NJPW ‘The New Beginning’ in Sapporo Results

Here are the results from New Japan Pro Wrestling's 'The New Beginning' show that took place in Sapporo, Japan: Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado b KUSHIDA & Hirai Kawato - Desperado hit the Guitara de Angel on Kawato to take the win for his team. He now looks set to...