Tagged: NJPW

Two title matches set for NJPW KOPW

New Japan Pro-Wrestling will hold an historic main event at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall) one week from today. IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega will defend his title in a rare triple threat match against both Cody and Kota Ibushi at King of Pro-Wrestling. Kushida and Marty Scurll will wrestle...

Sabre meets Tanahashi in New Japan Cup final

The 2018 New Japan Cup will be decided tonight when Hiroshi Tanahashi and Zack Sabre Jr meet in the tournament final. Dating back to 2005, the New Japan Cup is an annual, single-elimination tournament held in the first quarter of the year. The winner is able to challenge for his…

NZPWI Roundtable: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12

More than 30,000 fans will pack the Tokyo Dome for Wrestle Kingdom 12, NJPW’s biggest event of the year, this Thursday, January 4. Featuring a “double main event”, Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Tetsuya Naito in the last bout of the night. And in a highly anticipated...

Bullet Club battles Chaos as Okada-Omega rivalry comes to NZ

Bullet Club battles Chaos as Okada-Omega rivalry comes to NZ

Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega bring their rivalry to New Zealand en route to an historic showdown at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom. Okada and Chaos stablemates Roppongi Vice (Beretta and Rocky Romero) will take on Omega and The Young Bucks—representing Bullet Club—in the main event of Sakura Events On the Mat....

Henare debuts at NJPW Lion’s Gate Project

New Zealand’s Henare makes his in-ring debut with New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) tonight. The 23-year-old, formerly known as Aaron Henry, will be part of the Lion’s Gate Project 3 event in Tokyo, Japan. Henare is now one of three Kiwis on the NJPW roster alongside Bad Luck Fale and Jay...

NJPW G1 Climax 26 begins tonight in Tokyo

It’s arguably the most anticipated time of the year for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) fans. The 26th annual G1 Climax begins tonight in Tokyo, Japan. First officially held in 1991, but with a loose history that can be traced back to 1974, the G1 Climax is a round-robin style tournament....

White challenges Marufuji at NJPW LGP2

New Zealand’s Jay White faces the biggest challenge of his career tonight in the form of Japanese legend Naomichi Marufuji. The two meet in a featured bout on the New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) Lion’s Gate Project 2 card. White has asserted himself as one of NJPW’s top rookie competitors in...

NJPW stars coming to New Zealand

Some of the biggest stars of New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) are coming to New Zealand. Bullet Club, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Kazuchika Okada are the first three names announced for a Sakura Events card, in partnership with NJPW, to be held at The Trusts Arena in Auckland on Saturday, November 12....

G5: Conor McGregor, NJPW, Chyna, more

UFC fighter Conor McGregor caused a stir on social media this week when he announced a potential retirement from MMA, and followed several key WWE figures on Twitter shortly after. Is McGregor the right fit for pro-wrestling? How is New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) holding up after losing the likes of...