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New Japan’s Hiroshi Tanahashi Responds To WWE Poll

WWE recently took to Twitter in order to ask the WWE Universe, who has the best air guitar? The poll featured footage of Undisputed Era’s Kyle O’Reilly and NXT newcomer, Eric Bugenhagen. The two rock out in the video footage, which is accompanied by the statement that they are, supposedly,...

World Tag League Will See Kazuchika Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi Team Up For The First Time Ever

It’s a rivalry that seemed destined to last forever as each man strove to prove they were the dominant competitor in New Japan Pro Wrestling. But now, six years into their historic feud now turned friendly competition, Kazuchika Okada and Hiroshi Tanahashi about to team up together for the...

Harold Meij Comments On Tanahashi vs Omega’s Ideological Feud

Next January’s Wrestle Kingdom 13 event is being pushed as an event headlined by a battle of core ideologies. On one side, you have Hiroshi Tanahashi, who doesn’t believe that New Japan Pro Wrestling should sacrifice the very things that made them so unique. So Japanese. The other side of the...

Tanahashi Voices Concern Over Americanization of NJPW

With Fighting Spirit Unleashed about to take place this Sunday at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California, njpw1972.com have been running a series of interviews with some of their top stars before they arrive on American soil. Today, NJPW has released an informative interview with New Japan’s Ace, and...

NJPW Destruction in Kobe Results (9.23)

The third and final NJPW Destruction show of 2018 took place Sunday, September 23 in Kobe, Japan at the Kobe World Hall. The main event of the show saw Hiroshi Tanahashi defend his Wrestle Kingdom 13 IWGP Championship title shot against Kazuchika Okada. The two wrote another memorable chapter in...

Hiroshi Tanahashi Critical Of Kenny Omega’s In-Ring Style

It appears that NJPW’s Ace, Hiroshi Tanahashi, may already be looking past Kazuchika Okada and Jay White. In an interview with a Japanese radio station, Tanahashi had some harsh words for his future opponent, Kenny Omega. This is assuming he can defend his G1 briefcase against both Chaos members. Translated...

Title Matches Announced for NJPW Power Struggle

New Japan Pro Wrestling are now building up to their biggest show, January's Wrestle Kingdom from the Tokyo Dome. One of the stops on the way to Wrestle Kingdom is Power Struggle, and this year's iteration already has some intriguing titles matches set up: IWGP Intercontinental Championship: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs...

New Japan to post Free Match every Monday on njpwworld.com

New Japan has announced that the njpwworld.com site will post a free match from their archives every Monday. NJPW has been posting several high profile bouts for free over the past couple of months although sporadically, this move appears to be another step in their goal for expansion into the...

Bullet Club Release “Paid Advertisement” For NJPW Los Angeles Shows

In the late 90s, the old NWO faction would release "paid advertisements" on Nitro. Bullet Club is now doing the same in NJPW. The faction has been the focal point of NJPW's marketing strategy for their July 1st and 2nd shows in L.A, and have now released the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpHFn5hV0II&feature=share Bullet Club...

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...

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: New Japan Cup Dates Set, Early Winner Projection

New Japan have announced the dates of this year's New Japan Cup: The First round matches will be taking place on March 11th/12th. The Second round matches will be split between 4 shows from March 13th through to March 17th The Semi-Final bouts will be taking place on March...

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...

CMLL/NJPW Fantasticamania Day 3 Results

Here are the results from the third and final day of the CMLL/NJPW Fantasticamania shows, the event is available to view on the NJPW World service now: Cavernario, Jado & Gedo b. Blue Panther Jr., Soberano Jr. & Henare - Cavernario took the win for his team following the Cavernaria on Blue...

CMLL/NJPW Fantasticamania Day 2 Results

Here are the results from CMLL and New Japan Pro Wrestling's co-branded Fantasticamania show that took place at the world famous Korakuen Hall (01/21- Day 2). If you are unfamiliar with Lucha style wrestling then this show (available on NJPW World) is certainly worth a watch. Ephesto, Raziel, Jado &...