AXS TV Announces New Japan Pro Wresting’s G1 Climax 24 Tournament Broadcast Schedule

In a press release sent out by AXS TV last evening, the network has released the schedule of broadcast for the New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax 24 Tournament.

For those not familiar, the G1 Climax 24 tournament is a round-robin style tournament that takes place over three weeks each summer, and includes 22 participants.  Talent in this tournament includes AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuchika Okada, and Hiroshi Tanahashi.

The series will start on June 26 at 9PM EST, then run for eight weeks.  Each of the first seven shows will feature one full match and highlights of other matches.  The eighth show will feature the full championship bout.

The full press release can be seen below, with locations and matches to be shown.  The G1 Climax Tournament is a highlight of professional wrestling, so be sure to tune in to your AXS station and check the shows out.

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ROH/NJPW Global Wars Night One Quick Results 05/15/15

Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling teamed up to present Global Wars this past Friday, May 15th, 2015, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Below are the quick results for night one of the two-night event.

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Ring of Honor/New Japan Pro Wrestling “War of the Worlds Night Two” Results 05/13/15

Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling teamed up to present War of the Worlds Night Two in Philadelphia, PA.  Below are the results of the show.

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Ring of Honor/New Japan Pro Wrestling “War of the Worlds Night One” Results 05/12/15

Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling teamed up to present War of the Worlds Night One in Philadelphia, PA.  Below are the results of the show.

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NJPW Results For May 3rd, 2015

NJPW: Wrestling Dontaku

May 3, 2015
Fukuoka Kokusai Center
Fukuoka, Japan

Champions at the time of the event:
IWGP Heavyweight Champion, AJ Styles
IWGP Intercontinental Champion, Shinsuke Nakamura
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, Kenny Omega
IWGP Tag Team Champions, The Kingdom (Matt Taven & Michael Bennett)
IWGP Junior Tag Team Champions, Roppongi Vice (Baretta & Rocky Romero)
NEVER Openweight Champion, Tomohiro Ishii

– Yuji Nagata, Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask & Mascara Dorada defeated Manabu Nakanishi, Captain New Japan, Ryusuke Taguchi & Kushida.
– Kota Ibushi & Yohei Komatsu defeated Tetsuya Naito & Sho Tanaka.
– NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Tomoaki Honma defeated Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Cody Hall).
– IWGP Junior Tag Team Championship:
The Young Bucks (Nick Jackson & Matt Jackson) defeated Roppongi Vice (c) (Baretta & Rocky Romero) to win the titles.
– IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship:
Kenny Omega (c) defeated Alex Shelley to retain the title.
– IWGP Tag Team Champions, Kingdom (Michael Bennett, Matt Taven & Maria Kanellis) defeated Bullet Club (Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows & Amber O’Neal).
– Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe & Katsuyori Shibata defeated Toru Yano, Kazushi Sakuraba & NEVER Openweight Champion, Tomohiro Ishii.
– Bullet Club (IWGP Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles & Yujiro Takahashi) defeated Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI.
– IWGP Intercontinental Championship:
Hirooki Goto defeated Shinsuke Nakamura (c) to win the title.



Ring Rap Audio: 04/21/15 – WWE Extreme Rules Preview and Predictions, Taz Leaves TNA, Daniel Bryan Removed from European Tour, The Briscoe Brothers, ROH War of the Worlds, Raw, Jericho Podcast w/ Stephanie McMahon, and more!

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WWE’s Extreme Rules is just a few days away.  Get the toys ready, because it’s gonna be a party!  But despite the jokes, how is the show shaping up?  How is the card looking on paper, and will it deliver?  And, how effective was Raw in building up this show?  Bill and Drew take a look.

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AXS Announces NJPW Television Show’s First Season Will Be Extended

AXS announced yesterday that they are extending the first season of New Japan Pro Wrestling for an additional 12 episodes, starting May 22nd, 2015.  The original run ends on April 10th.

The one-hour show will continue hosted by Mauro Ranallo and Josh Barnett.

Below is the full press release, available at AXS.tv.

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Ring of Honor Announces Additional Philadelphia Event with New Japan Pro Wrestling

Ring of Honor recently put tickets on sale for their “War of the Worlds” event, which will take place at the 2300 Arena (formerly the ECW Arena) in Philadelphia, PA on May 13, 2015.  In an email to fans, as well as on their site, ROH has now announced that there is going to be an additional Philadelphia event due to “record breaking demand.”  The announcement that appears on ROHWrestling.com appears below:


Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 – 2300 (ECW) Arena


Due to record-breaking demand, Ring of Honor Wrestling® (“ROH”) is happy to announce that we will be adding an additional WAR OF THE WORLDS ’15 event on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Tickets for this additional event will go on sale Monday, March 9th @ 10am Est to the general public.

All ROH & NJPW stars, and matches will be announced at a later date.

Follow ROH on Twitter: @RingofHonor
Like ROH on Facebook: FB.com/RingofHonor

Watch and learn about ROH: www.ROHWrestling.com

Learn more about New Japan Pro-Wrestling: http://www.njpw.co.jp/english/

Previously announced events

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 – WAR OF THE WORLDS ’15

Friday, May 15th, 2015 GLOBAL WARS ’15 Night #1 – click here to purchase tickets

Saturday, May 16th, 2015 GLOBAL WARS ’15 Night #2 – click here to purchase tickets


Samoa Joe Reportedly to Sign with WWE

PWTorch.com columnist Sean Radican is reporting that Samoa Joe is expected to sign with WWE and report to NXT as early as late April, 2015.

Joe parted ways with TNA just last week, and has already made an appearance with Ring of Honor, announcing his intentions for the Ring of Honor World Championship this past Sunday at the 13th Anniversary Show.

While his start date is unconfirmed, Joe is booked with Ring of Honor through the April 25th show in Minnesota.  If Joe reports to WWE Developmental after this date, he would not be participating in the War of the World co-events with New Japan Pro Wrestling.

More details as they develop.

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New Japan Pro Wrestling “The New Beginning” Sendai Results, with Two Championships Changing Hands

New Japan Pro Wrestling put on their “New Beginning” event in Sandai, Japan on February 14 at Sendai Sun Plaza.  The event was attended by 2900 fans and four titles were defended on the show.  Notable was that the NEVER Openweight Championship, which we saw Togi Makabe win at Wrestle Kingdom 9, was vacated when Makabe couldn’t make the show due to the flu.  So the title was put on the line tonight.

The following are the full results of the show, courtesy Wrestling Inc.

Captain New Japan and Manabu Nakanishi def. Satoshi Kojima and Yohei Komatsu by pinfall

rEDragon (Bobby Fish and Kyle O’Reilly) def. Tiger Mask IV and Jay White by pinfall

Time Splitters (Alex Shelley and Kushida) and Mascara Dorada def. Bullet Club (Young Bucks and Kenny Omega) by pinfall

Kota Ibushi and Tetsuya Naito def. Kazushi Sakuraba and Toru Yano by pinfall

Kazuchika Okada and YOSHIoHASI def. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale and Yujiro Takahashi) by pinfall

Meiyu Tag (Hirooki Goto and Katsuyori Shibata) and Hiroshi Tanahashi def. Bullet Club (Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson, and Tama Tonga) by pinfall

NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship Match
Jushin “Thunder” Liger (c) def. Chase Owens by pinfall to retain the NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship

NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match

Hiroyoshi Tenzan def. Rob Conway (c, w/Bruce Tharpe) to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship

NEVER Openweight Championship Match, title vacated by Makabe due to flu

Tomohiro Ishii def. Tomoaki Honma by pinfall to win the NEVER Openweight Championship

IWGP Intercontinental Championship

Shinsuke Nakamura (c) def. Yuji Nagata by pinfall to retain the IWGP Intercontinental Championship