Sakura Events On the Mat FAQ

The stars of New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) descend on New Zealand for Sakura Events On the Mat this Saturday, November 12. NZPWI has compiled a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section to bring you up to speed on everything you need to know ahead of tomorrow’s historic show.

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Where can I get tickets to On the Mat?
What matches are happening at On the Mat?
Which New Zealanders are wrestling at On the Mat?
How do I get to The Trusts Arena?
What time do doors open?
Can I arrive after the event has started?
Are personal cameras allowed?
Is Eftpos available at the venue?
What merchandise will be available at On the Mat?

How do I order On the Mat on iPPV?
What does the iPPV cost?
Can I skip back to the start of the iPPV if I tune in late?
I can’t watch On the Mat live, is there a replay?
Will there be commentary for the iPPV broadcast of On the Mat?
Will On the Mat be available on DVD or as a digital download?

 

Where can I get tickets to On the Mat?
Tickets to Sakura Events On the Mat are available from Eventfinda. Adult tickets range in price from $20 to $299 NZD, with children’s tickets starting from $10. Click here to order.

What matches are happening at On the Mat?
There are nine matches on the card for Sakura Events On the Mat:

  • Kazuchika Okada, Rocky Romero & Trent Baretta vs. Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson
  • Hirooki Goto vs. “That Young Warrior” Paul Sayers
  • Jay White vs. RJ Brewer [Special Referee: Brown Buttabean]
  • Haku Dynasty (Haku, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) vs. Juice Robinson, “Hooligan” Marcus Kool & Nasty Nate
  • Dalton Castle vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • ROH Television Championship:
    Bobby Fish (c) vs. David Finlay vs. Kushida
  • El Terrible w/ Ashley Tonga vs. Jon Strongman w/ Princess of Flowers
  • Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi vs. Gedo & Yoshi-Hashi
  • Henare vs. Hikule’o

Which New Zealanders are wrestling at On the Mat?
Both “Hooligan” Marcus Kool and “That Young Warrior” Paul Sayers are wrestling at On the Mat, in addition to NJPW contracted stars Bad Luck Fale, Henare and Jay White.

How do I get to The Trusts Arena?
The Trusts Arena is located at 65-67 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland. There are 380 free carparks on site, and over 1,800 in surrounding streets. Check out the AT journey planner for public transport information. The nearest bus stop is located on Lincoln Road, 750 metres from the venue.

What time do doors open?
Fans can purchase merchandise from 12pm at The Trusts Arena (cash only). Arena doors will be open from 1pm for seating. Backstage pass holders can enter The Trusts Arena from 11.30am.

Can I arrive after the event has started?
Ticketholders can arrive up until 3.30pm, approximately halfway through On the Mat. After this time, both the box office and arena doors will be closed.

Are personal cameras allowed?
Smartphones and personal cameras are permitted for still photography only. No video recording is allowed.

Is Eftpos available at the venue?
No, there are no Eftpos facilities available at The Trusts Arena. Bring cash for all purchases, including merchandise and food.

What merchandise will be available at On the Mat
Expect t-shirts and accessories, but we don’t yet know what merchandise will be available at On the Mat. The wrestlers and NJPW will be providing their own merchandise.

How do I order On the Mat on iPPV?
On the Mat can be ordered from Natano. The live video stream is powered by Cleeng. Click here to order.

What does the iPPV cost?
On the Mat costs $24.99 NZD to order, or roughly $18 USD. Use a currency converter, like xe.com, for other other conversions.


No, viewers will not be able to skip back in the live video stream of On the Mat. However, the event will be available to view on-demand moments after the live feed concludes at approximately 5pm NZDT.

I can’t watch On the Mat live, is there a replay?
Yes, there will be on-demand access to On the Mat for approximately 24 hours after the live iPPV broadcast.

Will there be commentary for the iPPV broadcast of On the Mat?
Yes, there will be commentary from Kevin Kelly, commentator for Ring of Honor and English language broadcasts on NJPW World.

Will On the Mat be available on DVD or as a digital download?
No, there are no current plans for On the Mat to be made available on DVD or for digital download. The event will be available to view on-demand for approximately 24 hours after it concludes.

 

More questions? Comment below and we’ll update our FAQ as necessary!