Zack Sabre Jr. attempts to take back the RPW British Heavyweight Championship from Hiroshi Tanahashi, and Ishii & YOSHI-HASHI attempt to take the IWGP Tag Title from GOD on a good NJPW show from Beppu.
Ryusuke Taguchi challenges El Phantasmo for the RPW British Cruiserweight Title, and YOSHI-HASHI challenges Zack Sabre Jr. for the RPW British Heavyweight Title in a good finale to the Kizuna Road tour.
The NJPW Kizuna Road tour continues with another good show featuring a fun NEVER Openweight Tag Title match as well as a 10-man tag team elimination match pitting Chaos versus Suzuki Gun in the main event!
Roppongi 3K puts their IWGP Jr. Tag Titles on the line against El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori of the Bullet Club in a pretty good night on the NJPW Kizuna Road tour.
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.
Juice Robinson attempts to defeat Michael Elgin and Bad Luck Fale takes in Hiroshi Tanahashi in the first two matches of the quarter finals of NJPW’s New Japan Cup!
SANADA battles Chuckie T and Toru Yano tries to cheat his way to a victory over Davey Boy Smith Jr. in the final night of the first round of NJPW’s New Japan Cup 2018!
Kota Ibushi faces YOSHI-HASHI and Zack Sabre Jr. takes on Tetsuya Naito in two of the better matches so far in this year’s New Japan Cup.
The New Japan Cup continues with another strong show, this one featuring Archer vs Fale and Taichi vs Tanahashi in the first round.
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.
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!
The 2017 G1 Climax started with some good (and some great) matches from A Block and set up the start of B Block in a very nice way with some interesting tag matches!
There were a lot of big expectations going in to many of the matches at Dominion, and I think they were met and in some cases exceeded. This was a great show top to bottom.
Two nights before the big event in Osaka, the Road to Dominion had a lot of fun tag matches and managed to build some solid interest in all of the upcoming title matches.
The Best of the Super Jr. 24 tournament ends with great final match a bunch of fun tag matches in the undercard.
Wrestle Kingdom 10 spilled over into Korakuen Hall the following night! New rivalries emerged and a title was on the line.
New Japan started the wrestling year with a highly entertaining show that all wrestling fans should see. I was lucky enough to be able to be there in person to experience it. Here are my thoughts.
Night four of the World Tag League was capped off with a great tag match that felt like a battle of two generations. Find out who won and where everyone stands!
Night three of the World Tag League saw some strong performances that put a couple of teams in the position to beat. Check out all the results here!