July 28th, 18:30 from Tokorozawa Citizen Gymnasium, Saitama
July 27th, 18:30 from Big Hat, Nagano
A strong card today is headlined by Omega vs. Honma and Shibata vs. Elgin. Let’s get to it.
July 25th, 18:30 from Big Palette, Fukushima
Two for the price of one! Let’s get to it.
July 20th, 18:30 from Korakuen Hall, Tokyo
This show represents the qualifiers for the Super J-Cup proper, the sixth edition of which takes place at the Ariake Coloseum in Tokyo on August 21st. There a couple of matches here that many would’ve expected to take place in later rounds, KUSHIDA vs. Taiji Ishimori and BUSHI vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru in particular, but there are also examples of independent wrestlers receiving wider exposure for the first time.
July 18th, 15:00 from Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Centre, Hokkaido
And we’re off! Today’s show is the first of 19 in the 2016 edition of New Japan’s long-running annual tournament and is headlined Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. SANADA and Kazuchika Okada vs. Naomichi Marufuji of Pro-Wrestling Noah.
New Japan’s famous annual tournament begins on Monday July 18th and provides an excellent jumping on point for those of you who’ve thought about checking out Japan’s biggest wrestling promotion. This is an overview of the Whats, Whos and Hows ahead of the 26th edition of the G1 Climax.
June 19th, 16:00 from Osaka-Jo Hall, Osaka
Today’s show is a stacked card, with all but one of NJPW’s titles being defended. Naito vs. Okada for the IWGP title headlines, while Ospreay will once again try and claim KUSHIDA’s Junior title, Nagata and Shibata face-off for the NEVER belt, and Elgin and Omega fight for the Intercontinental title in New Japan’s first-ever ladder match. Let’s get to it.
June 7th, 18:30 from Sendai Sun Plaza, Miyagi
On this, the fourteenth day of the tournament, we arrive at the final. Ryusuke Taguchi will face Will Ospreay, and the winner will claim the title of Best of the Super Juniors and earn themselves a shot at KUSHIDA’s IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. Elsewhere, a card of mostly tag matches should give us a clearer picture of the upcoming Dominion PPV.
June 6th, 18:30 from Sendai Sun Plaza, Miyagi
The results of today’s matches will determine who wins blocks A and B and advances to tomorrow’s final. A Block is currently a four-way tie, while B Block features three potential winners.
June 5th, 16:00 from New Sunpia Takasaki, Gunma
May 29th, 16:00 from Osaka Municipal Central Gymnasium
Today’s A Block show features Kyle O’Reilly vs. Matt Sydal and is headlined by KUSHIDA vs. Ryusuke Taguchi. Also, BUSHI and David Finlay will be looking to get some points on the board in their respective matches. Let’s get to it.