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Yet another big NJPW Star is heading to the IMPACT Zone next week. On last night’s episode of IMPACT Wrestling, it was announced that Satoshi Kojima would be appearing on the show next week. Satoshi Kojima is a former 2-time IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, AJPW Triple Crown Champion & NWA World Champion. In the last few months alone, we’ve seen NJPW Talents such as El Phantasmo, David Finlay & Juice Robinson have arrived in IMPACT, with FinJuice being the current IMPACT Tag Team Champions & El Phantasmo challenging Josh Alexander for the X-Division Title unsuccessfully. It is unknown what the…

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Photo Credit – TaigaPhotoPW New Japan Pro Wrestling has been riddled with yet another unfortunate situation as the IWGP World Heavyweight Title is now vacated. NJPW announced that Will Ospreay suffered a neck injury at NJPW Wrestling Dontaku and must vacate the IWGP World Heavyweight Title as a result. Will Ospreay made 1 Successful Defense of the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against Shingo Takagi at Wrestling Dontaku, and was set to defend the gold against Kazuchika Okada at Wrestle Grand Slam had it not been postponed. As of this writing, there is no timetable for Ospreay’s return. NJPW will make an…

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Early this morning, NOAH took to their Social Media’s to confirm that they have cancelled the Mitsuharu Misawa Memorial Show on May 30th in Ota Ward General Gymnasium due to the extension of the state of emergency in 4 Japan Prefecters. It is unknown at this time whether or not they will switch to an Empty Venue as they have for many previous shows since the Pandemic. NOAH issued the following statement: Due to the extension of the state of emergency due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the venue side announced the suspension of facility use, and…

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New Japan Pro Wrestling have released a statement this morning revealing that seven members of their roster have tested positive for COVID-19. NJPW did not name these stars or give any hints towards who they are, but did note these were additions to the two stars who tested positive last week, meaning a total of nine wrestlers on their roster have now tested positive for the virus. Late last week NJPW made the decision to postpone both their upcoming Wrestle Grand Slam shows, that were set to take place in Yokohama Stadium and the Tokyo Dome later this month. This…

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In the past few minutes NJPW have confirmed that both nights Wrestle-Grand Slam event have been postponed due to Japan’s State Of Emergency being extended. No new date has been set as of this time. Night One of the event was set to take place in Yokohama Stadium on May 15th, while Night Two was set to take place on May 29th and be headlined by Will Ospreay defending his IWGP World Heavyweight Title against Kazuchika Okada. NJPW have released the following statement: Tank you for your support of New Japan Pro-Wrestling. On Friday May 7, the Japanese government announced…

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The most Extreme Promotion in the History of Pro Wrestling is back, and under Onita’s Rules, the “E” in the Company’s name stands for explosion as it’s main focus will be on exploding deathmatches. FMWE’s debut show will take place on July 4 at the Tsurumi Fruit & Vegetable Market in Yokohama. Atushi Onita has stated that Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega’s exploding barbed wire deathmatch at AEW’s Revolution pay-per-view was the catalyst for the company’s birth. Hidetaka Kajiki, the man holding a director post position next to Onita, has already Announced that the pay-per-view will cost just 1,000 Yen…

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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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