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.
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.
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.
NJPW: Wrestling Dontaku
May 3, 2015
Fukuoka Kokusai Center
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.
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.
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.
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:
RING OF HONOR & NEW JAPAN ADD AN ADDITIONAL PHILADELPHIA EVENT
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 – 2300 (ECW) Arena
RING OF HONOR WRESTLING® AND NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING® WILL NOW PRESENT 4 SUPER SHOWS THIS MAY IN NORTH AMERICA
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.
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
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.
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
Japanese wrestling legened Genichiro Tenryu has recently celebrated his 65th birthday, and is still active in the ring with no signs of slowing down. He has had a life-long commitment to wrestling, but today at a press conference he has announced his retirement. His planned retirement date is November 13, 2015, which is exactly to the day he made his debut, November 13, 1976.
At the press conference, Tenryu said that he has had a good life in pro-wrestling, and it was truly most enjoyable. He thanked the late Giant Baba, who he credited with helping him become a pro wrestler. Tenryu recently appeared at an All-Japan show, competing at the 17th death anniversary show for Baba.
When asked why he made the choice to retire, he said that he needs to focus on his family, and his wife who is battling illness. No location has been set for his retirement show, but Tenryu noted at the press conference that the Ryogoku Kokugikan might be a possible venue. The show is being billed as “Genichiro Tenryu Retirement – Revolution Final Tour, 11/13/2015.”
You can read the full announcement on the Puroresu Spirit Facebook page.