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G1 Climax 2015 Winner Crowned, New #1 Contender for IWGP Heavyweight Title.

  Often times, I find myself being let down when I expect a wrestling match to be great. Then, I’m reminded that the big events of New Japan Pro Wrestling delivers the goods on a consistent basis. That tradition continued on Sunday as Hiroshi Tanahashi squared off against Shinsuke Nakamura in the finals of the G1 Climax tournament.  The word “great” fails to describe...
Via In The Neutral Zone
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NJPW G1 Climax 2015 Final Recap

NJPW G1 Climax 2015: Final Watch on: NJPW World Well, here it is, the final showdown.  Nineteen 3 plus hour shows, extending over a month and a half–A daunting task for even the most hardcore wrestling fan. However, this kind of lengthy tournament is best enjoyed by picking and choosing what you watch, following who has a buzz around them, or simply following your favorite wrestlers...
Via Between The Ropes
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kazuchika Okada are coming to Ring of Honor

The “Ace of the Universe” and “the Rainmaker” are coming to Ring of Honor. New Japan Pro Wrestling’s biggest stars not named Shinsuke Nakamura — Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kazuchika Okada — are booked for four Ring of Honor shows in May. Tanahashi and Okada will take part in Ring of Honor’s War of the Worlds on Tuesday, May 12, and Wednesday, May 13, at the 2300 Arena...
Via Between The Ropes
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

A Warm Bath From Afar: Jim Ross Finds An Old Groove In New Japan

For me, Jim Ross doing what he does (or at least, once did) better than anyone else in the wresting world once more was just as enticing as another round of Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kazuchika Okada.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Finally, NJPW is coming to American TV

Here’s some exciting news for American pro wrestling hardcore’s – New Japan Pro Wrestling will finally be broadcast on United States television beginning on January 16, 2015. AXS TV will air one hour long episodes of NJPW with former UFC heavyweight champion and NJPW wrestler Josh Barnett being joined by combat sports announcing legend Mauro Ranallo doing commentary. AXS has...
Via Fight Booth
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Okada to Face Tanahashi in Main Event of NJPW Tokyo Dome Show

NJPW locked in their January Dome Show main event this past weekend when Kazuchika Okada retained his title shot against Tetsuya Naito, and Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated IWGP champion AJ Styles for the strap. Wrestle Kingdom 9 plays host to the best rivalry in professional wrestling. Tanahashi’s victory this past weekend made him the only wrestler to ever hold the IWGP seven times...
Via Between The Ropes
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ring Of Honor Partnering Up With New Japan Pro Wrestling For Two Shows In May (Video)

It was announced over the weekend that Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling will be exchanging talent in the next few months. The first shows involving the companies will take place May 10th in Toronto and May 17th in New York. The Japanese talent coming into the United States are: include IWGP Champion Kazuchika Okada, IWGP Intercontinental Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi, IWGP...
Via Between The Ropes
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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