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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 Results (Day 2)

Today is the second day of New Japan Pro-Wrestling's largest event of the year, Wrestle Kingdom. This event will be streamed live on NJPW's streaming service, NJPW World, and on Fite TV. English and Japanese commentary are available on both platforms. This event will have a reduced attendance capacity to...

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors 27 Cards Announced

New Japan Pro-Wrestling has announced the cards for their upcoming Best of the Super Juniors tournament. Normally taking place in the springtime, this Best of the Super Juniors will take place in the Fall as a result of schedule changes, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Best of the Super...

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...

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,...

Results: NJPW Sengoku Lord 2020

Today, New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Sengoku Lord 2020 event will take place from the Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium in Nagoya, Japan. Watch on NJPW World with Japanese commentary. Start Times: 2AM Pacific, 5AM Eastern, 10AM UK, 6PM Japan, 7PM East Australia An English commentary version will be uploaded later in the week. Note: This...

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...

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...

Results: NJPW New Japan Cup 2020 Day 3

Today, New Japan Pro-Wrestling will hold the third 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 Together Project Special

Today, New Japan Pro-Wrestling will hold their first wrestling event in 110 days. Since late February, the promotion has cancelled all events as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. However, with testing of workers and staff, and approval of the Japanese government, that hiatus ends today. Watch: NJPW World (English...

NJPW Annnounces First Events Post-COVID19 State of Emergency

On May 25th, the Japanese government lifted the nationwide state of emergency caused by the coronavirus pandemic. New Japan Pro-Wrestling has announced their plans to return to conducting live wrestling events over the next month. To ensure minimal risk of virus propagation, NJPW has been conducting antibody testing on...

NJPW The New Beginning in Sapporo 2020 Day 1 Coverage and Results

Today, New Japan Pro-Wrestling will hold the first day of their two-day event, The New Beginning in Sapporo. The event will be held at the Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center in Sapporo City, Japan. This event will be available to watch on their live streaming service, NJPW World. English...

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 Day 2 Coverage and Results

New Japan Pro-Wrestling is kicking off 2020 with their biggest event of the new year, Wrestle Kingdom 14. For the first time ever, Wrestle Kingdom will be a two-day event, with shows in the Tokyo Dome on January 4th and 5th. This event will be available to watch on...

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 Day 1 Coverage and Results

New Japan Pro-Wrestling is kicking off 2020 with their biggest event of the new year, Wrestle Kingdom 14. For the first time ever, Wrestle Kingdom will be a two-day event, with shows in the Tokyo Dome on January 4th and 5th. This event will be available to watch on...

Updated Cards For NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14

Following the events of New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Power Struggle 2019 event on November 3, NJPW has announced updated cards for Wrestle Kingdom 14, their two day event at the Tokyo Dome on January 4 and 5, 2020. NJPW conducted a 24-hour online fan vote on November 4 asking whether the...