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NJPW to Hold Tournament for IWGP Junior Tag Championships

On a press conference that took place today, New Japan Pro-Wrestling announced that the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships will be vacated. The current champions, Roppongi 3K (SHO and YOH) will be unable to defend them for the foreseeable future, due to an ACL injury that YOH sustained...

Results: NJPW Summer Struggle in Jingu

New Japan Pro-Wrestling returns to Meiji Jingu Stadium for their first outdoor wrestling event in 21 years, as the Summer Struggle 2020 tour comes to a head.Watch on NJPW World with a paid subscription. Live English and Japanese commentary available. This event will have reduced attendance capacity to comply...

YOSHI-HASHI, Ishii, Goto Win NEVER 6-Man Championships

Today, NJPW held one event of their ongoing Summer Struggle tour, at Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan. Today's event was main-evented by the conclusion of the tournament to crown the new NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champions. This was held as a result of EVIL defecting from the Los Ingobernables...

NJPW Vacates NEVER 6-Man Championships, Schedules 8 Team Tournament

New Japan Pro-Wrestling has announced that, following EVIL's defection to Bullet Club from Los Ingobernables de Japon, the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship has been vacated. It was previously held by EVIL, BUSHI, and Shingo Takagi. Their reign lasted 206 days with 2 successful defenses.To determine new champions,...

NJPW Strong to Premiere Friday, August 7th on NJPW World

Today, New Japan Pro-Wrestling released a video announcement made by NJPW of America CEO, Takami Obari. He discussed how NJPW wrestlers based in the United States are not currently able to travel to Japan to partake in NJPW events.In the meantime, NJPW Strong will be a weekly show...

NJPW Announces Top Matches for Summer Struggle in Jingu; Okada Announces New KOPW Championship

New Japan Pro-Wrestling held a press conference today at which they made two major annoucements going forward.The first announcement, made by wrestler Kazuchika Okada, was to announce a new NJPW championship. He referred to it as "KOPW 2020" which is presumably short for "King of Pro-Wrestling 2020." Okada stated...

NJPW To Hold First Outdoor Event in 21 Years

During today's NJPW Sengoku Lord 2020 in Nagoya event, New Japan Pro-wrestling announced during their intermission that they would be holding their first outdoor event in 21 years. The event, named Summer Struggle in Jingu will take place on August 29th, 2020 at Meiji Jingu Stadium, a baseball stadium...

NJPW Announces Cards for New Japan Road and Sengoku Lord 2020

Following the events of yesterday's Dominion 2020 event, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has announced cards for their upcoming events, New Japan Road on July 20th and Sengoku Lord in Nagoya on July 25th.New Japan Road (July 20, 2020)TenKoji (Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) vs. Yota Tsuji & Yuya UemuraTogi Makabe,...

Results: NJPW Dominion 2020

Following the events of yesterday's New Japan Cup Final, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has been shaken up by the betrayal of EVIL, turning his back on Los Ingobernables de Japon and joining Bullet Club after his victory over Kazuchika Okada to win the New Japan Cup. Today, he challenges Tetsuya...

Results: NJPW New Japan Cup 2020 Final

Today, NJPW will hold the ninth and final day of the 2020 New Japan Cup. It is a 32-man single elimination tournament. The winner will challenge Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Championships at NJPW Dominion on July 12. Today's card will hold the final match...

NJPW Announce Marquee Matches for Dominion, New Japan Cup Final

Following the New Japan Cup 2020 Semifinals which took place yesterday, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has revealed matches to take place on their next major events. The New Japan Cup winner will be crowned at the tournament final on July 11th. The next day, Dominion 2020 in Osaka-jo Hall, traditionally...

Results: NJPW New Japan Cup 2020 Day 8

Today, New Japan Pro-Wrestling will hold the eighth day of the 2020 New Japan Cup. The New Japan Cup is NJPW's annual 32-man single elimination tournament, usually scheduled for the Spring. The winner will challenge Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Championships at NJPW Dominion on...

Results: NJPW New Japan Cup 2020 Day 7

Today, New Japan Pro-Wrestling will hold the seventh day of the 2020 New Japan Cup. The New Japan Cup is NJPW's annual 32-man single elimination tournament, usually scheduled for the Spring. The winner will challenge Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Championships at NJPW Dominion on...

Results: NJPW New Japan Cup 2020 Day 6

Today, New Japan Pro-Wrestling will hold the sixth day of the 2020 New Japan Cup. The New Japan Cup is NJPW's annual 32-man single elimination tournament, usually scheduled for the Spring. The winner will challenge Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Championships at NJPW Dominion on...

Results: NJPW New Japan Cup 2020 Day 5

Today, New Japan Pro-Wrestling will hold the fifth day of the 2020 New Japan Cup. The New Japan Cup is NJPW's annual 32-man single elimination tournament, usually scheduled for the Spring. The winner will challenge Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Championships at NJPW Dominion on...