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Matches Announced For The NJPW 2017 Best Of The Super Juniors Tournament

Here are the announced matches for NJPW 2017 Best Of The Super Juniors tournament.

May 17th in Korakuen Hall

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Taka Michinok
Singles match

Tiger Mask vs. Volador Jr.
Singles Match

Ricochet vs. Taichi
Singles Match

ACH vs. BUSHI
Singles match

KUSHIDA vs. El Desperado
Singles Match

Will Ospreay vs. Marty Scurll
Singles match

Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Singles Match

Hiromu Takahashi vs, Dragon Lee
Singles match


May 18th in Korakuen Hall

Taichi vs. Taka Michinoku
Singles Match

Dragon Lee vs. Marty Scurll
Singles match

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Hiromu Takahashi
Singles Match

Ricochet vs. Will Ospreay
Singles match


May 20th in Mie

ACH vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Singles match

Tiger Mask vs. KUSHIDA
Singles match

El Desperado vs. BUSHI
Singles match

Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Volado Jr.
Singles match


May 21st in Shizuoka

Will Ospreay vs. Taka Michinoku
Singles match

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Marty Scurll
Singles match

Dragon Lee vs. Taichi
Singles match

Ricochet vs. Hiromu Takahashi
Singles match


May 22nd in Korakuen Hall

Volado Jr. vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Singles match

Tiger Mask vs. ACH
Singles match

Ryusuke Taguchi vs. El Desperado
Singles match

KUSHIDA vs. BUSHI
Singles match


May 23rd in Tochigi

Taka Michinoku vs. Marty Scurll
Singles match

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Will Ospreay
Singles match

Taichi vs. Hiromu Takahashi
Singles match

Ricochet vs. Dragon Lee
Singles match


May 25th in Ishikawa

Tiger Mask vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Singles match

Volador Jr. vs. El Desperado
Singles match

Ryusuke Taguchi vs. BUSHI
Singles match

KUSHIDA vs. ACH
Singles match


May 26th in Nagano

Taichi vs. Marty Scurll
Singles match

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Ricochet
Singles match

Taka Michinoku vs. Hiromu Takahashi
Singles match

Dragon Lee vs. Will Ospreay
Singles match


May 27th in Ibaraki

ACH vs. El Desperado
Singles match

Volador Jr. vs. BUSHI
Singles match

Tiger Mask vs. Ryusuke Taguchi
Singles match

KUSHIDA vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Singles match


May 28th in Gunma

Ricochet vs. Taka Michinoku
Singles match

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Dragon Lee
Singles match

Will Ospreay vs. Taichi
Singles match

Marty Scurll vs. Hiromu Takahashi
Singles match


May 29th in Korakuen Hall

Tiger Mask vs. El Desperado
Singles match

BUSHI vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
Singles match

Volador Jr. vs. ACH
Singles match

Ryusuke Taguchi vs. KUSHIDA
Singles match


May 31st in Osaka

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Taichi
Singles match

Ricochet vs. Marty Scurll
Singles match

Dragon Lee vs. Taka Michinoku
Singles match

Will Ospreay vs. Hiromu Takahashi
Singles match


June 1st in Aichi

Tiger Mask vs. BUSHI
Singles match

Ryusuke Taguchi vs. ACH
Singles match

KUSHIDA vs. Volador Jr.
Singles match

Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. El Desperado
Singles match


June 3rd in Sumo Hall

Block A Winners vs. Block B Winners

Katsuyori Shibata Undergoes Surgery Following NJPW Sakura Genesis Show

Based on reports, Katsuyori Shibata suffered an injury during his main event match with Kazuchika Okada at NJPW’s Sakura Genesis over the weekend.

The injury was sustained when Shibata hit Okada with a stiff headbutt, which caused Shibata to start bleeding from the forehead.

NJPW issued a stated on their English website that Shibata was taken to the hospital after the match and that he was diagnosed with a subdural hematoma and underwent successful surgery.

A subdural hematoma is a collection of blood outside the brain and are usually caused by severe head injuries. The bleeding and increased pressure on the brain from a subdural hematoma can be life-threatening. Some subdural hematomas stop and resolve spontaneously; others require surgical drainage which Shibata required.

Here was the head butt in question:

Match Lineup For Upcoming NJPW Sakura Genesis Event

Here are the following matches announced for NJPW Sakura Genesis Show on April 8th from Sumo Hall:

Manaby Nakanishi, David Finlay & Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs. Hirai Kawato, Tomoyuki Oka & Katsuya Kitamura
6-Man Tag Team match

Togi Makabe, Yuji Nagata, Tiger Mask W & Tiger Mask IV vs. Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens
8-man Tag Team match

Yoshi-Hashi, Beretta & Rocky Romero vs. Minoru Suzuki, Taka Michinoku & El Desperado
6-Man Tag Team Match

Taichi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (c) vs. Jado & Gedo
-IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship-
Tag Team Match

Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano vs. Kenny Omega & Bad Luck Fale
Tag Team Match

Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Ryusuke Taguchi & Ricochet vs. Tetsuya Naito, Evil, Sanada & Bushi
8-Man Tag Team Match

Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan (c) vs. Ray Rowe & Hanson
-IWGP Tag Team Championship-
Tag Team Match

Hirooki Goto (c) vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
-NEVER Openweight Championship-
Singles Match

Hiromu Takahashi vs. Kushida
-IWGP Jr Heavyweight Championship-
Singles Match

Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Katsuyori Shibata
-IWGP Heavyweight Championship-
Singles Match

NJPW New Japan Cup 2017 Results March 15, 2017

Here are the results from NJPW New Japan Cup event held on March 15, 2017

El Desperado & Taka Michinoku vs. Hirawi Kawato & Tiger Mask
Tag Team match
Winners: El Desperado & Taka Michinoku

Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Jushin Thunder Liger & Tomoyuki Oka
Tag Team match
Winners: Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima

Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs. Katsuya Kitamura & Yuji Nagata
Tag Team match
Winners: Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa

Gedo, Hirooki Goto, Jado & Toru Yano vs. Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Takashi Iizuka & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
8-Man Tag Team match
Winners: Gedo, Hirooki Goto, Jado & Toru Yano

BUSHI, EVIL, Hiromi Takahashi, SANADA & Tetsuya Naito vs. David Finlay, Hiroshi Tanahashi, KUSHIDA, Michael Elgin & Tyusuke Taguchi
10-Man Tag Team match
Winners: BUSHI, EVIL, Hiromi Takahashi, SANADA & Tetsuya Naito

Katsuyori Shibata vs. Juice Robinson
Second Round New Japan Cup 2017
Winner: Katsuyori Shibata

Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & Yoshi-Hashi vs. Bad Luck Fale, Kenny Omega & Yujiro Takahashi
Six-Man Tag Team match
Winners: Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & Yoshi-Hashi

Tomoaki Honma Injured During NJPW Event

Source: PWinsider.com

Based on reports, during this mornings NJPW event in Owkinawa, Japan, Tomoaki Honma was feared to have suffered a serious injury when he got hit with a DDT from the second rope and become unresponsive. The match was immediately stopped and Honma was stretchered out of the ring and rushed to the hospital.

At this time there is no word on his condition but there is concern over him. MOC wishes him a speedy recovery.

More as we get it.

Preview For Tonight’s NJPW on AXS TV

Here is the synopsis for the show tonight.

Ryusuke Taguchi and Will Ospreay face off in the Best of the Super Jr. XXIII finals. Plus tag team action from Satoshi Kojima, Michael Elgin, Kenny Omega and Bad Luck Fale.

Wrestle Kingdom 11 Results January 4, 2017

Here are your Wrestle Kingdom 11 winners:

New Japan Rumble
Winner: Michael Elgin


Tiger Mask W vs. Tiger Mask Dark
Singles match
Winner: Tiger Mask W


Satoshi Kojima & Ricochet & David Finlay (c) vs. BUSHI & EVIL & SANADA vs. Jado & Will Ospreay & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi & Bad Luck Fale.
-NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championship-
5-Six Man Tag Team Match
Winners: BUSHI, EVIL & SANADA (New NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Champions)


Cody Rhodes vs. Juice Robinson
Singles match
Winner: Cody Rhodes


Kyle O’Reilly (c) vs.Adam Cole
-ROH World Championship-
Singles Match
Winner: Adam Cole (New ROH Champion)


Katsuyori Shibata (c) vs. Hirooki Goto
-NEVER Openweight Championship-
Singles match
Winner: Hirooki Goto (New NEVER Openweight Champion)


The Young Bucks (c) vs. Roppongi Vice
-IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship-
Tag Team Match
Winners: Roppongi Vice (New IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions)


KUSHIDA (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi
-IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship-
Singles Match
Winner: Hiromu Takahashi (New IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion)


Tetsuya Naito (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
-IWGP Intercontinental Championship-
Singles Match
Winner: Tetsuya Naito (Retains)


Guerrillas of Destiny (c) vs. Great Bash Heel vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano
-IWGP Tag Team Championship-
Triple Threat Tag Team Match
Winners: Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano (New IWGP Tag Team Champions)


Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Kenny Omega
-IWGP Heavyweight Championship-
Singles match
Winner: Kazuchika Okada (retains)

 

Final Match Card For NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11

Here is the final card for NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 11 taking place on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan.

Tiger Mask W vs. Tiger Mask Dark
Singles match


Satoshi Kojima & Ricochet & David Finlay (c) vs. BUSHI & EVIL & SANADA vs. Jado & Will Ospreay & YOSHI-HASHI vs. Hangman Page & Yujiro Takahashi & Bad Luck Fale.
-NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championship-
5-Six Man Tag Team Match


Cody Rhodes vs. Juice Robinson
Singles match


Kyle O’Reilly (c) vs.Adam Cole
-ROH World Championship-
Singles Match


The Young Bucks (c) vs. RPG Vice
-IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship-
Tag Team Match


KUSHIDA (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi
-IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship-
Singles Match


Tetsuya Naito (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
-IWGP Intercontinental Championship-
Singles Match


Guerrillas of Destiny (c) vs. Great Bash Heel vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano
-IWGP Tag Team Championship-
Triple Threat Tag Team Match


Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Kenny Omega
-IWGP Heavyweight Championship-
Singles match

AXS TV Details On Wrestle Kingdom 11 Coverage

The following press release was issued:

AXS TV PRESENTS NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING’S ‘WRESTLE KINGDOM 11’ IN A SPECIAL FOUR-PART EVENT STARTING JANUARY 13

AXS TV Also Announces NJPW Has Been Renewed for Over 50 Episodes in 2017 and Will Move to an Hour Earlier at 8pE/5pP on Friday Nights

LOS ANGELES – Dec. 13, 2016 – AXS TV today announced it will present NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING’s biggest show of the year, WRESTLE KINGDOM 11, in a four-part TV event starting Friday, Jan. 13, the week after it takes place at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. In addition to WRESTLE KINGDOM 11, AXS TV also renewed the popular weekly wrestling series for over 50 episodes in 2017 and it will premiere an hour earlier at 8pE/5pP.

AXS TV’s acclaimed commentary duo, WWE Hall-of-Famer Jim Ross and former UFC Heavyweight Champion and NJPW veteran Josh Barnett, will call the action for WRESTLE KINGDOM 11. The first of four Friday night WRESTLE KINGDOM episodes kicks off Jan. 13 with WRESTLE KINGDOM 11’s scheduled main event featuring four-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada, who defends his championship against 2016 G1 Climax Tournament Champion Kenny Omega. The highly anticipated bout is the first meeting between Okada and Omega, who was a breakout star in 2016.

The second episode on Friday, Jan. 20 will feature the scheduled co-main event match between NJPW legend Hiroshi Tanahashi and IWGP Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito. The scheduled matches for the final two episodes from WRESTLE KINGDOM 11 will be announced at a later date.

“The response and critical acclaim for the NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING weekly series has exceeded our wildest expectations and we are looking forward to furthering our relationship in 2017,” said AXS TV FIGHTS CEO Andrew Simon. “We appreciate that TV Asahi and New Japan Pro Wrestling are allowing us to broadcast WRESTLE KINGDOM 11 to their loyal fans in the United States just a week after the event in Japan. This is a huge step for our companies and we hope to offer more events in this timely format in the future.”

“Wrestle Kingdom is a pro wrestling broadcaster’s dream event,” said Ross. “It’s the Japanese equivalent to the Super Bowl. The biggest NJPW stars in the most important bouts on the most lucrative card of the year where everyone brings their ‘A’ game in the Tokyo Dome!”

“Wrestle Kingdom is one of the greatest events in the world of professional wrestling year after year!” said Barnett. “The Tokyo Dome sets the stage for the biggest and best New Japan has to offer.”

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Updated Lineup For Wrestle Kingdom 11 – Cody Rhodes & ROH Title Match Added

NJPW have announced more matches for Wrestle Kingdome 11 set for January 4th 2017.

Here is the updated lineup.

New Japan Rumble
Contestants to be determined


Tiger Mask W vs. Tiger the Dark
TV Anime Special Match
Singles Match


Cody vs. Juice Robinson
Singles Match


Kyle O’Reilly (c) vs. Adam Cole
-ROH World Championship-
Singles Match


Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Kenny Omega
-IWGP Heavyweight Championship-
Singles Match


Tetsuya Naito (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi 
-IWGP Intercontinental Championship-
Singles Match


Katsuyori Shibata (c) vs. Hirooki Goto
-NEVER Openweight Championship-
Singles Match


Guerrillas of Destiny (c) vs. Great Bash Heel
-IWGP Tag Team Championship-
Tag Team Match


Kushida (c) vs. Himoru Takahashi
-IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship-
Singles Match


The Young Bucks (c) vs. Roppongi Vice
-IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championship-
Tag Team Match