NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 Preview

Happy new year one and all! As most of us emerge blearily from several weeks of excess, New Japan Pro Wrestling prepares for its annual January 4th spectacular from the Tokyo Dome. I’ll be reviewing the show on Thursday, but for those of you interested in watching but unsure as to what to expect, here’s a primer…

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NJPW World Tag League Final 2017

December 11th, 18:30 from Fukuoka Convention Centre, Fukuoka

Today’s final will determine who wins the 2017 World Tag League and goes on to challenge for the tag titles at Wrestle Kingdom. A Block winners and Los Ingobernables de Japón representatives, EVIL & SANADA, face B Block winners and last year’s runners-up, Guerrillas of Destiny, in that match. Elsewhere, the card looks like a fun pick ’n’ mix, with KUSHIDA & Ibushi vs. Cody & Scurll, Roppongi 3K vs. The Elite and Okada & Ospreay vs. Hiromu & Naito among the festive treats on offer. Let’s get to it.

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NJPW Power Struggle 2017

November 5th, 17:00 from Edion Arena, Osaka

Today’s show sees Hiroshi Tanahashi defend his Intercontinental title against Kota Ibushi, Ospreay vs. Scurll for the Junior title, Omega vs. Beretta for the US title and Suzuki vs. Yano for the NEVER title. Oh, and the final of the Super Jr. Tag Tournament. It’s stacked, so let’s get to it.

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NJPW G1 Climax 27: Day 17







August 11th, 18:30 from Ryōgoku Kokugikan, Tokyo

We’ve reached the last round of A Block competition, headlined by Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tetsuya Naito to determine who advances to Sunday’s final. It’s the closing weekend of the G1 Climax and this is the first of three nights at Sumo Hall, so let’s get to it.

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NJPW G1 Climax 27: Day 16






August 8th, 18:30 from Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium, Kanagawa

B Block’s penultimate show takes place in a significant venue and on a significant date for the company, more on which below. After the shocking upsets of Day 14, Okada faces Suzuki, Omega faces SANADA, and EVIL takes on Michael Elgin. Let’s get to it.

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