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WEEKLY OVERVIEW – NJPW (thru 1/11): Top stories of week, major show lineups, live event results, schedule of live events, noteworthy social media posts, more

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The next is the newest in a brand new collection of weekly in-depth articles unique to PWTorch which can assist put in perspective major wrestling promotions with a weekly overview, taking a look at information and roster developments, outcomes, future line-ups, social media exercise, key interviews, plus a well timed commentary on the finish. We shall be that includes comparable options on different promotions every week and every can be up to date weekly.


•Top Stories of the Week

  • Within the largest information of the week, former IWGP Heavyweight Champion “The Cleaner” Kenny Omega is stepping away from New Japan Professional-Wrestling. In a article posted on the Tokyo Sports activities web site by way of translation, Omega is quoted as saying, “There is no real place for me to fit, so itís best for me not to be in (NJPW). I canít be there working under Tanahashi. I donít think heís surpassed me, donít think heís better. If we can, I want to face him again. But I need time away, and not just from New Japan.î Omega goes on to further say, “If I go to WWE, the fans there will be pleased, and the fans there will be pleased if I go to AEW. I want to be in a place where Kenny is going to be “happy”. Omega is formally contracted to NJPW by way of the top of January.
  • In different big information, former IGWP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho has formally signed with All Elite Wrestling. Jericho signed his contract in entrance of AEW President Tony Khan on Jan. Eight following the AEW “Double or Nothing” Rally in Jacksonville, Florida. The one major distinction between the information of Omega and Jericho is that media sources have said that Jericho’s AEW contract will permit him to proceed to work with New Japan Professional-Wrestling.
  • Wrestle Kingdom 13 is within the books and as beforehand talked about, “The Cleaner” Kenny Omega is the previous IWGP Heavyweight Champion. Eight championship matches befell at WK13 and eight new champions have been topped! In case you missed Wrestle Kingdom 13, you possibly can take a look at the replay on NJPW World and FITE.
  • Former IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion KUSHIDA will wrestle his remaining match for New Japan Professional-Wrestling on Jan. 29 towards present IWGP Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi in the primary event of NJPW Street to The New Starting – Night time three in Tokyo, Japan. KUSHIDA’s final match for NJPW might be his first ever singles match towards Tanahashi within the eight years he has been half of the corporate. Whereas it’s rumored that KUSHIDA is heading to the WWE by numerous media retailers, at a NJPW convention on Jan. 7, KUSHIDA commented, “As mentioned previously by Mr. Sugabayashi, I will leave New Japan Pro-Wrestling at the end of January. Regarding this choice and decision, it was one made with the full co-operation and understanding of Mr. Kidani, Mr. Meij and Mr. Sugabayashi. It was a very big decision in my life and Iím thankful they understood. As for the future, I would like to see the wide world of professional wrestling with my own eyes, from one end of the earth to the other.”
  • Talking of departures, it was additionally introduced on the Jan. 7 press convention that the “Hatred Monk” Takashi Iizuka will wrestle his last match ever on Feb. 21 at NJPW New Japan Street – Night time 1 in Tokyo, Japan. Whereas he has not held a championship in NJPW in a really very long time, he’s a former three time IWGP Tag Workforce Champion and gained the G1 Tag League in 2000 with “Blue Justice” Yuji Nagata. Iizuka has been a member of the Suzuki-gun secure since 2014 and made his debut with New Japan Professional-Wrestling in 1986.
  • Whereas KUSHIDA, Kenny Omega and Takashi Iizuka are saying “Sayonara” to New Japan Professional-Wrestling, two members of the roster are signing multi-year offers. Present IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Juice Robinson has reportedly signed a three-year cope with the corporate whereas NJPW competitor and commentator Rocky Romero formally introduced on Twitter that he’s signed a brand new multi-year deal.
  • Full schedules for Fantastica Mania 2019, The New Starting in Sapporo, Street to The New Starting and The New Starting in Osaka have been introduced by New Japan Professional-Wrestling. You possibly can examine these out on the official English web site of NJPW at NJPW1972.com.
  • With the fast sellouts of each nights of The New Starting USA, New Japan Professional-Wrestling has added a 3rd show within the collection. On prime of Los Angeles on Jan. 30 and Charlotte on Feb. 1, The New Starting USA – Night time three will happen on Feb. 2 in Nashville, Tennessee. Tickets for the show in Nashville formally go on sale on Jan. 15 at 10:00 a.m.
  • This week’s version of NJPW Lioncast, unique to PWTorch.com, options full critiques of Wrestle Kingdom 13 and New Yr Sprint! You possibly can test it out HERE.
  • This Week in NJPW Historical past noticed Huge Van Vader defeat Tatsumi Fujinami for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship on Jan. 17, 2001 in Yokohama, Japan at NJPW New Yr Sprint 1991.

•Live Event Outcomes

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 Fan Festa 2019 in Tokyo, Japan
Jan. three, 2019
Studio Coast at Tokyo, Japan
Aired on NJPW World

(1) Tiger Masks & Jyushin Thunder Liger defeated Yuya Uemura & Ren Narita by pinfall after Tiger Masks pinned Uemura in Lions Gate Particular I

(2) Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata defeated Toa Henare & Tomoaki Honma by pinfall after Nagata pinned Henare in Lions Gate Particular II

(three) Tencozy (Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan) defeated Shota Umino & Ayato Yoshida by pinfall after Kojima pinned Umino in Lions Gate Particular III

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13
Jan. four, 2019
Tokyo Dome at Tokyo, Japan
Aired on NJPW World & FITE

(1) Ryusuke Taguchi & Toru Yano & Togi Makabe defeated David Finlay & Jeff Cobb & Yuji Nagata & CHAOS (Chuckie T & Beretta & Hirooki Goto) & Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Minoru Suzuki) & “The Villian” Marty Scurll & Yujiro Takahashi & “Hangman” Adam Web page in a No.1 Contender Gauntlet Match for NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Staff Championship (Pre-Show)

Order of Look:

(1) “The Villian” Marty Scurll & Yujiro Takahashi & “Hangman” Adam Web page

(2) David Finlay & Jeff Cobb & Yuji Nagata

(three) CHAOS (Chuckie T & Beretta & Hirooki Goto)

(four) Suzuki-gun (Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Minoru Suzuki)

(5) Ryusuke Taguchi & Toru Yano & Togi Makabe

Order of Elimination:

(1) David Finlay defeated Yujiro Takahashi by pinfall with a roll-up

(2) David Finlay defeated Chuckie T by pinfall with a roll-up

(three) Lance Archer defeated David Finlay by pinfall after hitting the Killer Bomb

(four) Toru Yano pinned Davey Boy Smith Jr. by pinfall with a roll-up

(2) “The Aerial Assassin” Will Ospreay defeated “Golden Star” Kota Ibushi by pinfall with the Storm Breaker to win the NEVER Openweight Championship

(three) Los Ingobernables de Japon (“The Dragon” Shingo Takagi & BUSHI) defeated Suzuki-gun (El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru) & Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH w/Rocky Romero) by pinfall after Takagi hit SHO with the Final of the Dragon to win the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Group Championship

(four) Zack Sabre Jr. (w/Taka Michinoku) defeated “Stone Pitbull” Tomohiro Ishii by submission with the “Hurrah! Another Year, Surely This One Will Be Better Than the Last; The Inexorable March of Progress Will Lead Us All to Happiness” to win the RPW British Heavyweight Championship

(5) Los Ingobernables de Japon (“King of Darkness” EVIL & SANADA) defeated Guerrillas of Future (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa w/Dangerous Luck Fale & “Master Heater” Jado) & The Younger Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) by pinfall after SANADA pinned Matt Jackson with the Moonsault to win the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Staff Championship

(6) “The Flamboyant” Juice Robinson defeated “The American Nightmare” Cody (w/Brandi Rhodes) by pinfall with Pulp Friction to win the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship

(7) “Bone Soldier” Taiji Ishimori defeated KUSHIDA by pinfall with the Bloody Cross to win the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship

(Eight) “Switchblade” Jay White (w/Gedo) defeated “Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada by pinfall with the Blade Runner

(9) Tetsuya Naito defeated Chris Jericho by pinfall with the Destino to win the IWGP Intercontinental Championship

(10) “The Ace” Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated “The Cleaner” Kenny Omega (w/The Younger Bucks) by pinfall with the Excessive Fly Move to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship

NJPW New Yr Sprint
Jan. 5, 2019
Korakuen Corridor at Tokyo, Japan
Aired on NJPW World

(1) Roppongi 3K (SHO & YOH & Rocky Romero) defeated Suzuki-gun (Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Lance Archer & Takashi Iizuka) by pinfall after YOH pinned Iizuka

(2) Bullet Membership OG (Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi) defeated Toa Henare & Tomoaki Honma by pinfall after Owens pinned Henare

(three) FinJuice (David Finlay & Juice Robinson) defeated Greatest Pals (Chuckie T & Beretta) by disqualification

(four) CHAOS (“The Aerial Assassin” Will Ospreay & Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii) defeated KUSHIDA & Jeff Cobb & Yuji Nagata by pinfall after Ospreay pinned KUSHIDA

(5) Bullet Membership OG (Guerrillas of Future (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa & “Bone Soldier” Taiji Ishimori) defeated Ryusuke Taguchi & Toru Yano & Togi Makabe by pinfall after Loa pinned Makabe

(6) Suzuki-gun (El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr. & Minoru Suzuki) defeated Los Ingobernables de Japon (“The Dragon” Shingo Takagi & BUSHI & SANADA & “King of Darkness” EVIL & Tetsuya Naito) by pinfall after Taichi pinned Naito

(7) Bullet Membership OG (Gedo & Dangerous Luck Fale & “Switchblade” Jay White) defeated YOSHI-HASHI & “Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada & “The Ace” Hiroshi Tanahashi by pinfall after White pinned YOSHI-HASHI

NJPW presents CMLL Fantastica Mania 2019 – Night time 1
Jan. 11, 2019
EDION Area at Osaka, Japan
Aired on NJPW World

(1) Bullet Membership OG (Gedo & “Bone Soldier” Taiji Ishimori) & Templarino defeated Tiger Masks & Ryusuke Taguchi & Audaz by pinfall after Templarino pinned Audaz

(2) Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Taichi & Forastero defeated Jyushin Thunder Liger & Flyer & Titan by submission after Forastero made Titan tapout

(three) OKUMURA & Sanson defeated Atlantis Jr. & Atlantis by pinfall after OKUMURA pinned Atlantis Jr.

(four) Cuatrero & Gran Guerrero & Ultimo Guerrero defeated Angel de oro & Dragon Lee & Mistico by pinfall after Cuatrero pinned Angel de oro

(5) Namajague & Barbaro Cavernario & Caristico defeated KUSHIDA & Soberano Jr. & Volador Jr. by pinfall after Caristico pinned Volador Jr.

(6) Los Ingobernables de Japon (“The Dragon” Shingo Takagi & BUSHI & Tetsuya Naito) & Horrible defeated Fujin & Raijin & Toa Henare & Satoshi Kojima by pinfall after BUSHI pinned Fujin


•Upcoming Major Show Line-ups

NJPW presents CMLL Fantastica Mania 2019 – Night time 2
Jan. 12, 2019
Texport Imabari at Ehime, Japan

  • KUSHIDA & Ryusuke Taguchi & Audaz vs. Bullet Membership OG (Gedo & “Bone Soldier” Taiji Ishimori) & Templarino
  • Flyer & Titan vs. Taichi & Forastero
  • Tiger Masks & Atlantis Jr. & Atlantis vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & OKUMURA & Sanson
  • Soberano Jr. & Angel de oro & Mistico vs. Cuatrero & Barbaro Cavernario & Ultimo Guerrero
  • Jyushin Thunder Liger & Dragon Lee & Volador Jr. vs. Namajague & Gran Guerrero & Caristico
  • Fujin & Raijin & Toa Henare & Satoshi Kojima vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (“The Dragon” Shingo Takagi & BUSHI & Tetsuya Naito) & Horrible

NJPW presents CMLL Fantastica Mania 2019 – Night time three
Jan. 13, 2019
KBS Corridor at Kyoto, Japan

  • Jyushin Thunder Liger & Ryusuke Taguchi & Audaz vs. Bullet Membership OG (Gedo & “Bone Soldier” Taiji Ishimori) & Templarino
  • KUSHIDA & Angel de oro vs. Taichi & Cuatrero
  • Atlantis Jr. & Flyer & Atlantis vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & OKUMURA & Sanson
  • Soberano Jr. & Titan & Mistico vs. Forastero & Barbaro Cavernario & Ultimo Guerrero
  • Tiger Masks & Dragon Lee & Volador Jr. vs. Namajague & Gran Guerrero & Caristico
  • Fujin & Raijin & Toa Henare & Satoshi Kojima vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (“The Dragon” Shingo Takagi & BUSHI & Tetsuya Naito) & Horrible

NJPW presents CMLL Fantastica Mania 2019 – Night time four
Jan. 14, 2019
Gifu Industrial Corridor at Gifu, Japan

  • Tiger Masks & Ryusuke Taguchi & Audaz vs. Bullet Membership OG (Gedo & “Bone Soldier” Taiji Ishimori) & Templarino
  • Flyer & Angel de oro vs. Taichi & Cuatrero
  • KUSHIDA & Atlantis Jr. & Atlantis vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & OKUMURA & Sanson
  • Soberano Jr. & Titan & Dragon Lee vs. Forastero & Barbaro Cavernario & Gran Guerrero
  • Jyushin Thunder Liger & Volador Jr. & Mistico vs. Namajague & Caristico & Ultimo Guerrero
  • Fujin & Raijin & Toa Henare & Satoshi Kojima vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (“The Dragon” Shingo Takagi & BUSHI & Tetsuya Naito) & Horrible

NJPW presents CMLL Fantastica Mania 2019 – Night time 5
Jan. 16, 2019
Makuhari Messe at Chiba, Japan
Airs at 5:00 a.m. ET on NJPW World

  • KUSHIDA & Ryusuke Taguchi & Titan vs. Bullet Membership OG (Gedo & “Bone Soldier” Taiji Ishimori) & Forastero
  • Fujin & Raijin vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (“The Dragon” Shingo Takagi & BUSHI)
  • Audaz & Soberano Jr. & Angel de oro vs. Namajague & OKUMURA & Barbaro Cavernario
  • Toa Henare & Satoshi Kojima vs. Tetsuya Naito & Horrible
  • Tiger Masks & Jyushin Thunder Liger & Caristico vs. Templarino & Gran Guerrero & Ultimo Guerrero
  • Atlantis Jr. & Atlantis vs. Cuatrero & Sanson in a CMLL Household Tag Event 2019 1st Spherical Match
  • Dragon Lee & Mistico vs. Flyer & Volador Jr. in a CMLL Household Tag Event 2019 1st Spherical Match

NJPW presents CMLL Fantastica Mania 2019 – Night time 6
Jan. 18, 2019
Korakuen Corridor at Tokyo, Japan
Airs at four:30 a.m. ET on NJPW World

  • 1st Spherical Winner vs. 1st Spherical Winner within the CMLL Household Tag Event 2019 Finals
  • Soberano Jr. vs. Barbaro Cavernario
  • Satoshi Kojima & Toa Henare & Fujin & Raijin vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (“The Dragon” Shingo Takagi & BUSHI & Tetsuya Naito) & Horrible within the “Black Cat Memorial” Match

•Upcoming Occasions

  • 01/12/2019: NJPW presents CMLL Fantastica Mania 2019 – Night time 2 in Ehime, Japan
  • 01/13/2019: NJPW presents CMLL Fantastica Mania 2019 – Night time three in Kyoto, Japan
  • 01/14/2019: NJPW presents CMLL Fantastica Mania 2019 – Night time four in Gifu, Japan
  • 01/16/2019: NJPW presents CMLL Fantastica Mania 2019 – Night time 5 in Chiba, Japan
  • 01/18/2019: NJPW presents CMLL Fantastica Mania 2019 – Night time 6 in Tokyo, Japan
  • 01/20/2019: NJPW presents CMLL Fantastica Mania 2019 – Night time 7 in Tokyo, Japan
  • 01/21/2019: NJPW presents CMLL Fantastica Mania 2019 – Night time Eight in Tokyo, Japan
  • 01/26/2019: NJPW Street to The New Starting – Night time 1 in Saitama, Japan
  • 01/28/2019: NJPW Street to The New Starting – Night time 2 in Tokyo, Japan
  • 01/29/2019: NJPW Street to The New Starting – Night time three in Tokyo, Japan
  • 01/30/2019: NJPW Street to The New Starting – Night time four in Miyagi, Japan
  • 01/30/2019: NJPW The New Starting USA – Night time 1 in Los Angeles, California
  • 02/01/2019: NJPW The New Starting USA – Night time 2 in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 02/02/2019: NJPW The New Starting in Sapporo – Night time 1 in Hokkaido, Japan
  • 02/02/2019: NJPW The New Starting USA – Night time three in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 02/03/2019: NJPW The New Starting in Sapporo – Night time 2 in Hokkaido, Japan
  • 02/06/2019: NJPW Street to The New Starting – Night time 5 in Nagano, Japan
  • 02/07/2019: NJPW Street to The New Starting – Night time 6 in Aichi, Japan
  • 02/08/2019: NJPW Street to The New Starting – Night time 7 in Mie, Japan
  • 02/09/2019: NJPW Street to The New Starting – Night time Eight in Osaka, Japan
  • 02/11/2019: NJPW The New Starting in Osaka in Osaka, Japan
  • 02/21/2019: NJPW New Japan Street – Night time 1 in Tokyo, Japan
  • 02/22/2019: NJPW Honor Rising: Japan 2019 – Night time 1 in Tokyo, Japan
  • 02/23/2019: NJPW Honor Rising: Japan 2019 – Night time 2 in Tokyo, Japan
  • 02/27/2019: NJPW New Japan Street – Night time 2 in Okinawa, Japan
  • 03/01/2019: NJPW Anniversary Tour 2018 – Night time 1 in Saitama, Japan
  • 03/02/2019: NJPW Anniversary Tour 2018 – Night time 2 in Nagano, Japan
  • 03/04/2019: NJPW Anniversary Tour 2018 – Night time three in Fukushima, Japan
  • 03/06/2019: NJPW Anniversary Event in Tokyo, Japan
  • 03/08/2019: NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 – Night time 1 in Tokyo, Japan
  • 03/09/2019: NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 – Night time 2 in Aichi, Japan
  • 03/10/2019: NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 – Night time three in Hyogo, Japan
  • 03/11/2019: NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 – Night time four in Kagawa, Japan
  • 03/13/2019: NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 – Night time 5 in Okayama, Japan
  • 03/14/2019: NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 – Night time 6 in Nara, Japan
  • 03/16/2019: NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 – Night time 7 in Tokyo, Japan
  • 03/17/2019: NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 – Night time Eight in Tokyo, Japan
  • 03/20/2019: NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 – Night time 9 in Shizuoka, Japan
  • 03/21/2019: NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 – Night time 10 in Shizuoka, Japan
  • 03/23/2019: NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 – Night time 11 in Niigata, Japan
  • 03/24/2019: NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 – Night time 12 in Niigata, Japan
  • 04/06/2019: NJPW/ROH G1 Supercard in New York, New York

•Newest TV Highlights: NJPW on AXS TV (01/04/2019)

Wrestle Kingdom 13
Jan. four, 2019
Tokyo Dome at Tokyo, Japan
Initially aired on NJPW World & FITE

  • (1) Tetsuya Naito defeated Chris Jericho by pinfall to win the IWGP Intercontinental Championship
  • (2) “The Ace” Hiroshi Tanahashi defeated “The Cleaner” Kenny Omega (w/The Younger Bucks) by pinfall to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship

•Newest TV Highlights: NJPW on AXS TV (01/11/2019)

Wrestle Kingdom 13
Jan. four, 2019
Tokyo Dome at Tokyo, Japan
Initially aired on NJPW World & FITE

  • (1) “The Aerial Assassin” Will Ospreay defeated “Golden Star” Kota Ibushi by pinfall to win the NEVER Openweight Championship
  • (2) “Switchblade” Jay White (w/Gedo) defeated “Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada by pinfall

•NJPW within the Media

Historical past of CHAOS half four: Top Heavy

Highlights from WRESTLE KINGDOM 13 in TOKYO DOME (January 4th)

WRESTLE KINGDOM 13 in TOKYO DOME (January 4th) – Publish-match Interview [pre-show match]

WRESTLE KINGDOM 13 in TOKYO DOME (January 4th) – Submit-match Interview [1st match]

WRESTLE KINGDOM 13 in TOKYO DOME (January 4th) – Submit-match Interview [2nd match]

WRESTLE KINGDOM 13 in TOKYO DOME (January 4th) – Publish-match Interview [3rd match]

WRESTLE KINGDOM 13 in TOKYO DOME (January 4th) – Submit-match Interview [4th match]

WRESTLE KINGDOM 13 in TOKYO DOME (January 4th) – Publish-match Interview [5th match]

WRESTLE KINGDOM 13 in TOKYO DOME (January 4th) – Submit-match Interview [6th match]

WRESTLE KINGDOM 13 in TOKYO DOME (January 4th) – Submit-match Interview [7th match]

WRESTLE KINGDOM 13 in TOKYO DOME (January 4th) – Publish-match Interview [8th match]

Tanahashi’s WK13 Victory speech – WRESTLE KINGDOM 13 (January 4th) – Submit-match Interview [9th match]

Professional Wrestling Growth Podcast – 01/04 Professional Wrestling Growth Podcast With Jason Powell (Episode 39): NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 evaluation with Will Pruett: LINK

Highlights from NEW YEAR DASH!! (January fifth)

NEW YEAR DASH!! (January fifth) – Publish-match Interview [1st match]

NEW YEAR DASH!! (January fifth) – Submit-match Interview [2nd match]

NEW YEAR DASH!! (January fifth) – Submit-match Interview [3rd match]

NEW YEAR DASH!! (January fifth) – Publish-match Interview [4th match]

Taichi declares conflict on LIJ! – NEW YEAR DASH!! (January fifth) – Publish-match Interview [6th match]

Jay White and BULLET CLUB brutalize Tanahashi! – NEW YEAR DASH!! (January fifth)

Dragon Lee VS Kamaitachi : 2016.1.24 CMLL WORLD SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – Monday Free Match

RADICAN’S 1/four NJPW WRESTLE KINGDOM 13 PPV REPORT – Okada-White, Jericho-Naito, Omega-Tanahashi important event

RADICAN’S 1/four NJPW WRESTLE KINGDOM 13 PPV REPORT – Okada-White, Jericho-Naito, Omega-Tanahashi primary event

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VIP AUDIO 1/6 – Elite Repeat Podcast: Roundtable dialogue of Being the Elite episodes 50-52 and a historical past of Bullet Membership departures (57 min)

Spotlight of NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING 2018

NJPW 2019 Massive Match Schedule!

WRESTLE KINGDOM 13 Press Convention (January seventh)

“No need to worry, Iíve got this!” The brand new IWGP Heavyweight champion Tanahashi is assured about his title protection towards Jay White! Plans to take his tag-team with Okada “One step further”: LINK

Kenny Omega is wrestling’s largest free agent and WWE has a challenger: LINK

Killing The City: Love from Japan at WrestleKingdom with Ted Irvine: LINK

After Wrestle Kingdom – Being The Elite Ep. 133

All Elite Wrestling “Double or Nothing” Rally – Half 1

All Elite Wrestling “Double or Nothing” Rally – Half 2

The Jim Ross Report: AEW breakdown with Professional Wrestling Sheet’s Ryan Satin: LINK

King Of Sports activities – New Japan Podcast – 29: WRESTLE KINGDOM 13 and New Yr Sprint Evaluation: LINK

Historical past of BULLET CLUB Half four: Civil Conflict


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"The End of The Tale"
Kenny can’t struggle The Last boss … Proceed???#NJPWFanart pic.twitter.com/LU1dJcXkPv

— FAT TAPLA [タプラ] (@D_TaPla) January 6, 2019

Consider this.

That is the primary time me & Pac have been in the identical constructing collectively at @RevProUK Cockpit pic.twitter.com/xfFgByrCV6

— “A̶e̶r̶i̶a̶l̶ Assassin” Will Ospreay (@WillOspreay) January 6, 2019

Within the spirit of WrestleKingdom and New Years Sprint…. lets have some enjoyable we could…. go forward and check out to determine why I used to be saying to @WillOspreay and provides it a great caption…… and GO!!!! pic.twitter.com/we2XSZlS5h

— Jeff Cobb (@RealJeffCobb) January 7, 2019

Thanks for the final Eight years @KUSHIDA_0904 We went from rivals to companions. I’ve nothing however respect for you as professional wrestler. And I’m glad to name you my pal. Ganbate kudasai👊🏽 pic.twitter.com/B2QAgsVpLw

— Rocky Romero🇵🇷 (@azucarRoc) January 7, 2019

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This Tuesday – JACKSONVILLE

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Buffalo Brothers Automotive Accident Restoration Fund https://t.co/4vPOWTXYGx

— Switchblade (@JayWhiteNZ) January 7, 2019

“It’s been a crazily fulfilling 8 years” – KUSHIDA pronounces his retirement from NJPW on the finish of January. A query from Tanahashi results in tears.

Learn the complete article on the NJPW official English web site:https://t.co/cliI7hrw76#njpw #njnbg pic.twitter.com/FoXBNGI0BZ

— NJPW International (@njpwglobal) January 7, 2019

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— BUSHI (@BUSHI_njpw) January 7, 2019

Glad to say I got here to phrases with @njpw1972 for a multi-year deal. 🍾RoppongiLights,RoppongiVice🎵 #RPG3k #CelebrateProWrestling pic.twitter.com/fhXrvF5AtB

— Rocky Romero🇵🇷 (@azucarRoc) January 7, 2019

Bummed and pleased on the similar time! @KUSHIDA_0904 is the person! You’re gonna do good wherever you go! Sorry I wasn’t quick sufficient to return in time! Perhaps sooner or later we attempt once more! pic.twitter.com/G82xYI4awP

— Jeff Cobb (@RealJeffCobb) January 7, 2019

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Tomorrow at 5pm…the primary ever AEW @allelitewrestling press convention takes place in Jacksonville FL! Open to the press and public. There shall be key bulletins, particular friends, meet and greets and merch!! Who shall be becoming a member of us or streaming on-line??? * * It’ll stream LIVE right here on my IG in addition to different social retailers!

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#PubertyChallenge 2010 – 2019 pic.twitter.com/FA8KNcZiIA

— “A̶e̶r̶i̶a̶l̶ Assassin” Will Ospreay (@WillOspreay) January Eight, 2019

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What a #toosweet day! Thanks!

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WTF is AEW? #villain ☔

A publish shared by MartyScurll (@martyscurll) on Jan Eight, 2019 at 2:19pm PST

Doesn’t matter what number of of you allow, I’m nonetheless right here. 👋🧹⌚🗡 pic.twitter.com/puhtGe2AcV

— Switchblade (@JayWhiteNZ) January 9, 2019

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たくさんの激励の言葉ありがとうございます。言葉の力で背中押されました。勇気もらえました。プロレスラーKUSHIDAの人生劇場これからも応援して頂けると幸いです。残り数試合、めいっぱい新日本プロレスさせて頂きます。今日は夕陽が綺麗でした。

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Good friend&#Zero39;s Eiichiro Oda painted. #piledriver_harajuku #飾ってあるよ #thankyou #myfriend #onepiece #ありったけの #夢を #かき集め #探しもの #探しに行くのさ #ワハハ

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It’s official… #AEWIsJericho! Get the brand new shirt NOW on @prowrestlingtees! @allelitewrestling

A submit shared by Chris Jericho (@chrisjerichofozzy) on Jan 9, 2019 at 12:48pm PST

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DOUBLE OR NOTHING – Might 25th – LAS VEGAS

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It’s all half of the journey.

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道場は今日まで休みの為、合宿所組も帰省中。 だから、練習後の洗濯もマイセルフ😅 練習して、日焼けして、風呂に浸かった後は… 眠くなる😅 洗濯、乾燥嫌いじゃないけど、ランドリールームがいい感じで眠りに誘ってくれます😴 #タイガーマスク #ランドリールーム #tigermask #njpw #マスクマン #マスクマン男子 #道場

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あと少しゼァ‼ https://t.co/ISrbH3ifza

— 永田裕志 (@nagata769) January 10, 2019

ZACK vs PAC. pic.twitter.com/jXAj76Ku3j

— ZSJ. Ⓥ (@zacksabrejr) January 10, 2019

Always remember @KingRicochet pic.twitter.com/7YEib6mAnG

— “A̶e̶r̶i̶a̶l̶ Assassin” Will Ospreay (@WillOspreay) January 10, 2019

I’m so excited for and proud of everybody concerned in @AEWrestling. Largest change to wrestling since Ted Turner purchased Jim Crockett Promotions, imo. https://t.co/A2o0eWX8t5

— Kevin Kelly (@realkevinkelly) January 10, 2019

Completely! https://t.co/fmrQPMG1KQ

— Kevin Kelly (@realkevinkelly) January 10, 2019

100% facially correct ZSJ plush toys now out there made by pal of animals @superfun5000.

My proceeds are going to @retreatrescue while the remaining are headed to Stray Haven & Rancho Relaxo!https://t.co/4wuRXs4Ysm pic.twitter.com/xRYYensoTN

— ZSJ. Ⓥ (@zacksabrejr) January 10, 2019

Old school NJPW pic.twitter.com/rzi1NUfhCe

— Rocky Romero🇵🇷 (@azucarRoc) January 10, 2019

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#pubertychallenge

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A mans greatest pal 🐶 ❤ #GoodGuyTamaTonga Artist: Ale

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As we speak&#Zero39;s STANCE #stancesocks #stance_japan #なんとなく #新しいの #おろしてみた #シャキーン

A publish shared by MINORU SUZUKI (@suzuki.d.minoru) on Jan 9, 2019 at Eight:12pm PST

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All my pals are lifeless ✍ @johnfmalta #villain ☔

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I name this #ReadyToTakeOnTheWorld…both that or #QuiGonJinnGoesGQ.

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— BUSHI (@BUSHI_njpw) January 11, 2019

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Once we made wrestling cool once more #BulletClub @goodguy_tamatonga @karlandersonwwe @ajstylesp1 @luke_gallowswwe @the_tokyo_pimps

A submit shared by Toks Fale (@toksfale) on Jan 11, 2019 at 9:24am PST

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久々の再会、カリスティコ‼ カリスティコより、やっぱりミスティコの方が馴染みあるんだよな〜😅 まっ、どっちでもいいか🤗 #タイガーマスク #tigermask #njpw #カリスティコ #初代ミスティコ #fantasticamania

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#テレビ朝日 #ビッグスポーツ賞 67th #IWGP #njpw

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•Closing Commentary

Nicely, I didn’t get an ideal 10-Zero with my Wrestle Kingdom 13 predictions, however I did handle to go Eight-2!

WK13 was a completely superior event with over 4 hours of wrestling motion holding my consideration for all the event. Whereas Jericho vs. Naito was a tremendous match, I must say my prime three Wrestle Kingdom 13 matches have been Okada vs. White, Ibushi vs. Ospreay, and Omega vs. Tanahashi. I might put these three matches up towards any three matches for any promotion in all the world for MOTY candidates. In case you haven’t had the prospect to observe the event but, do your self a favor and order the replay.

With Wrestle Kingdom 13 formally within the books, it means large modifications to the NJPW roster. KUSHIDA is on his method out, Iizuka is retiring, Jericho has formally signed with All Elite Wrestling alongside Cody, “Hangman” Web page, and The Younger Bucks. The most important shock of the previous week, nevertheless, has been the information of Kenny Omega “stepping away” from New Japan Professional-Wrestling. Omega, very similar to Jericho, is aware of easy methods to create a buzz on the web. Merely google the final time he was a free agent, his look for PCW in Winnipeg this previous October, or his match towards a nine-year previous woman. I’m 100% assured he’ll signal with All Elite Wrestling when his contract with NJPW expires, and I’m 1000% assured his contract can be just like Jericho’s, the place he’ll be capable of wrestle in NJPW as soon as he indicators with AEW.

So what’s that imply for NJPW and AEW?

On Saturday, April sixth, 2019, NJPW/ROH G1 Supercard will happen at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis that includes expertise from each New Japan Professional-Wrestling and Ring of Honor. The Younger Bucks have publicly said they gained’t be half of the show, whereas members of the ELITE have lately stated their goodbyes to ROH and now seemingly NJPW. All Elite Wrestling is on the verge of turning into the most well liked promotion in Professional-Wrestling in 2019, whereas ALL IN was one of the most well liked exhibits of 2018. It bought out an area with out matches being introduced. Sound acquainted?

Google “ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard” and see what comes up.

New Japan Professional-Wrestling and Ring of Honor bought out the “World’s Most Famous Arena” for G1 Supercard with out matches being introduced. The most important non-WWE wrestling show in trendy historical past happening at MSG and we’re imagined to consider that the ELITE, a gaggle that has been half of the guts and soul of each NJPW and ROH the previous a number of years, gained’t be an element of it? Anticipate the ELITE to invade the ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard show this coming April.

Lastly, I’d wish to take this time to ship my ideas and prayers out to the Buffalo Brothers. Kevin Blackwood, Daniel Garcia, Kevin Bennett, and Puf are unbiased wrestlers that have been touring again from Montreal, Quebec to Buffalo, New York after performing for FLQ Wrestling on Saturday, January fifth. On the morning of Sunday, January sixth, as they have been near residence, their car hit a patch of black ice and the automotive spun out of management and hit a guardrail. After seeing footage of the car after the accident, they’re all fortunate to be alive. I’ve seen all 4 of these guys wrestle numerous occasions, performing for followers that respect every thing they do it doesn’t matter what metropolis they carry out in. Whereas they sacrifice and danger their our bodies contained in the ring, as followers we all know they’re actual human beings outdoors of the ring. They’re sons, nephews, brothers, uncles, husbands, and fathers performing for followers the world over, giving us every part they’ve to supply as a performer.

A GoFundMe account has been set as much as assist help the Buffalo Brothers. Expertise and followers from around the globe, together with former IWGP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho, have donated to the fund. When you have the power to make a donation, please achieve this at https://www.gofundme.com/buffalo-brothers-car-accident-recovery-fund.

#GetWellBuffaloBrothers


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