The night after Wrestle Kingdom 13 had some good matches, but the night was centered more on setting up new feuds for all the new champs. Some big statements were made tonight, though few real surprises were to be had.
The Golden Lovers team with Yujiro Takahashi to take on Chaos, and the team of Beretta and Kazuchika Okada battle Juice Robinson and Hiroshi Tanahashi in another good show on the Road to DESTRUCTION.
The Golden Lovers take on the Chaos team of Will Ospreay and Tomohiro Ishii in the main event of a good stop on the Road to DESTRUCTION.
B Block put on another set of highly entertaining matches in night four of the 25th Best of the Super Jr. tournament!
The B-Block of the 25th Best of the Super Jr. tournament begins with four matches, highlighted by a very good main event battle between Marty Scurll and Hirmou Takahashi.
The 25th Best of the Super Jr. tournament begins with a series of good matches including ACH vs Flip Gordon and Will Ospreay vs Tiaji Ishimori!
The fourth Stardom Cinderella Tournament was a night filled with fun matches, a little drama, and a very interesting result.
New Japan Cup 2018 Event Date: March 9, 2018 (18:30 JST) aired live on NJPW World City: Bunko, Tokyo, Japan Venue: Korakuen Hall Attendance: 1,719 Series: New Japan Cup 2018 Commentary (English): Kevin Kelly, Chuckie T (matches 3- 7) Commentary (Japanese): Milano Collection AT, Hirooki Goto (matches 3-7) Ring Announcer: Kimihiko Ozaki, Makoto Abe …
Momo Watanabe challenges the leader of Queen’s Quest, Io Shirai, in a match to prove herself. Also, Oedo Tai puts their tag titles up against Tam Nakano and Mayu Iwatani, and Toni Storm takes on the legendary Meiko Satomura in a good Korakuen Hall show for Stardom.
Queen’s Quest battles Queen’s Quest in a tag match and Oedo Tai faces a trio including their former teammate Tam Nakano in a good show from Stardom.
Tam Nakano begins her journey outside of Oedo Tai while her former teammates battle Queen’s Quest for the Artist of Stardom Titles!
Oedo Tai and Queen’s Quest finally battle five-on-five, and one team member will be forced to leave their faction.
The fallout from Tokyo lands at Korakuen Hall, and even though many people are hurting from last night, the beginnings of many new rivalries are formed among the chaos.
Stardom starts of 2018 with a good show and sets up an interesting tag match for Korakuen Hall later in January.
The last big show before Wrestle Kingdom was a good preview of what’s to come with some good matches.
The first of two nights to end the NJPW year at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo serves as a nice preview of things to come at Wrestle Kingdom in a few short weeks.
The second round of A Block matches were consistently very good despite not having the same blockbuster match-ups as the opening night.
B Block of the 2017 G1 Climax starts with a round of great matches featuring, among other things, Juice Robinson getting off to an impressive start, EVIL and SANADA tearing the house down, and Kenny Omega trying to survive against the maniac Minoru Suzuki!
Mayu Iwatani takes on her first challenger for the World of Stardom Title as she battles Yoko Bito in a night of very good matches at Korakuen Hall!
The focus of tonight’s Stardom show at Shinkiba 1st Ring seemed to be to set up the upcoming Korakuen Hall show, but it managed to have some pretty good matches as well.