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New Japan Pro Wrestling have announced this morning that two wrestlers on their roster have tested Positive for COVID-19. This news comes just 24 hours after Kazuchika Okada, YOH, Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Yoshiobu Kanemaru and SHO were taken off night Two of the Wrestling Dontaku event, after two wrestlers, who were involved in a tag match containing the previously mentioned wrestlers the night before, had high temperatures and were set to undergo further testing. This meant that the highly anticipated IWGP JR Heavyweight Title Defence between the champion El Desperado and and challenger Yoh, had to be cancelled to…

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A decent Day 1 happened yesterday with an emotional moment from Suzuki Gun and an amazing Never Openweight Showdown. NJPW continued their tour called Wrestling Dontaku 2021 in a rough start. They announced a couple changes for the show. They pulled the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Bout and a 6 Men Tag between members of Suzuki Gun and a couple members of CHAOS. However, NJPW is ready to give the wrestling fans a guaranteed bangers in the main event where Will Ospreay defended his IWGP World Heavyweight Title against The Dragon, Shingo Takagi. AVERAGE: We started the show with a…

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A new NEVER Openweight Champion was crown last night at Wrestling Dontaku 2021 after a perfect storytelling match between Jay White and Hiroshi Tanahashi. Jay White won his first NEVER Openweight Title after he delivered a brutal Blade Runner to won the match, beating Tanahashi who previously held the title for 93 days, making one successful defense against Great O’Khan. Jay White becomes the first person in NJPW History to become quadruple crown champion after he hold IWGP Heavyweight, IWGP Intercontinental, IWGP United States, NEVER Openweight Title in his career. https://twitter.com/TangaloaNJPW/status/1389187973388722178?s=20 Jay White told the crowd that he’s the real…

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On Night Two of NJPW’s Wrestling Dontaku show, Will Ospreay retained his IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, against rival Shingo Takagi, in an instant classic which has been universally praised across social media this morning. The two previously met in the Best Of Super Jr Final back in 2019 in an encounter which to many people was the best NJPW match of the entire year, however some fans are already claiming this mornings battle surpassed that! More recently the two met in the G1 Climax last year, which saw Shingo take the victory, as well as in the NJ Cup earlier…

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NJPW announced that the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title Match between El Desperado & YOH has been pulled out from NJPW Wrestling Dontaku Day 2. Changes also has been made to several matches on the show. It was announced that wrestlers in question are currently undergoing thorough examination and PCR and antibody testing, but the wrestlers were not named in the announcement. Here’s a statement from NJPW about the changes: “Thank you for supporting New Japan Pro-Wrestling.One wrestler who was scheduled to appear on today’s Wrestling Dontaku Day 2 card presented with a fever this morning. This individual is currently undergoing…

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After a really good build of Wrestling Dontaku 2021 from their Road to PPV shows, and their mini ppv called “Satsuma no Kuni” last week. NJPW started their steps with their historical PPV, Wrestling Dontaku, with two singles matches in the tag team scene, and an anticipated NEVER Openweight showdown between the two biggest superstars in their division. AVERAGE: In the first match of the night, we got an 8 men tag team showdown between the team of Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Master Wato, Tiger Mask IV & the KOPW 2021 Trophy Holder, Toru Yano and the Bullet Club (EVIL, Dick Togo,…

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