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New Japan Pro Wrestling

The greatest hour of professional wrestling on television. The biggest matches between the best wrestlers from the critically acclaimed New Japan Pro Wrestling promotion. Featuring Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tetsuya Naito, Kenny Omega, and Jay White.


 

From the New Japan Pro Wrestling blog:

Ring of Honor takes over Friday Night with a Championship Bout

“Switchblade” Jay White defends his title against New Japan Cup 2019 winner Kazuchika Okada! Read more...

IWGP Heavyweight Championship Bout in Madison Square Garden

“Switchblade” Jay White defends his title against New Japan Cup 2019 winner Kazuchika Okada! Read more...

The Road To The G1 Supercard in MSG Concludes Friday

This Friday We find Out Who Faces Jay White for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. Read more...

Schedule

  • Tue, Apr 23rd 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Highlights of the Best of the Super Jr. XXII tournament featuring Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Gedo, KUSHIDA vs. Mascara Dorada, and Jushin Liger vs. Yohei Komatsu.
  • Wed, Apr 24th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    KUSHIDA and Kyle O'Reilly meet in the final of the Best of the Super Jr. XXII tournament.
  • Thu, Apr 25th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Hiroshi Tanahashi faces Toru Yano. The Kingdom defend the IWGP Tag Championship against the Bullet Club. The Young Bucks defend the IWGP Jr. Tag Championship against reDRagon and Roppongi Vice.
  • Fri, Apr 26th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Katsuyori Shibata meets Kazushi Sakuraba. Togi Makabe defends the NEVER Openweight Championship against Tomohiro Ishii.
  • Premiere Fri, Apr 26th 8:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Sengoku Lord: Ibushi vs. Sabre Jr.
    Kota Ibushi defends the IWGP Intercontinental Championship against Zack Sabre Jr. Bad Luck Fale challenges Juice Robinson for the IWGP United States Championship.
  • Fri, Apr 26th 11:30 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Sengoku Lord: Ibushi vs. Sabre Jr.
    Kota Ibushi defends the IWGP Intercontinental Championship against Zack Sabre Jr. Bad Luck Fale challenges Juice Robinson for the IWGP United States Championship.
  • Sat, Apr 27th 3:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - The New Beginning in Sapporo 2018 Part 1
    Minoru Suzuki challenges Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship at the Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center.
  • Sat, Apr 27th 4:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - The New Beginning in Sapporo 2018 Part 2
    Roppongi 3K challenges The Young Bucks for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship. Plus, tensions rise between Chaos and Los Ingobernables de Japon in a special 10-man tag team bout.
  • Sat, Apr 27th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Hirooki Goto defends the IWGP Intercontinential Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura. KUSHIDA battles Kenny Omega for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship.
  • Tue, Apr 30th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    A.J. Styles defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against "The Rainmaker" Kazuchika Okada.
  • Wed, May 1st 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Coverage of the 25th annual G1 Climax tournament featuring Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kota Ibushi, Katsuyori Shibata vs. A.J. Styles, and Tetsuya Naito vs. Bad Luck Fale.
  • Thu, May 2nd 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Coverage of G1 Climax 25 featuring Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tetsuya Naito, Kota Ibushi vs. A.J. Styles, and Togi Makabe vs. Katsuyori Shibata.
  • Fri, May 3rd 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Coverage of G1 Climax 25 continues, featuring Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Michael Elgin vs. Tomaki Honma, and Karl Anderson vs. Yuji Nagata.
  • Premiere Fri, May 3rd 8:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Hi No Kuni: Goto vs. White
    Jay White faces Hirooki Goto. GOD defends the IWGP Tag Championship against Toru Yano and Togi Makabe.
  • Fri, May 3rd 11:30 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Hi No Kuni: Goto vs. White
    Jay White faces Hirooki Goto. GOD defends the IWGP Tag Championship against Toru Yano and Togi Makabe.
  • Sat, May 4th 3:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - The New Beginning in Sapporo 2018 Part 3
    Kenny Omega defends the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship against newly minted Chaos member Jay White, who refused an invitation to join The Bullet Club this past January.
  • Sat, May 4th 4:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - The New Beginning in Osaka 2018 Part 1
    Hirooki Goto defends the NEVER Openweight Championship against EVIL. Hiromu Takahashi challenges Will Ospreay for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship.
  • Sat, May 4th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Coverage of G1 Climax 25 continues as Kazuchika Okada meets Hirooki Goto and Satoshi Kojima faces Yujiro Takahashi.
  • Tue, May 7th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Coverage of G1 Climax 25 continues as Hiroyoshi Tenzan meets Tetsuya Naito, Kota Ibushi faces Togi Makabe, and Katsuyori Shibata squares off with Doc Gallows.
  • Wed, May 8th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Hiroshi Tanahashi faces A.J. Styles in a classic bout with the winner advancing to the G1 Climax 25 Final.
  • Thu, May 9th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Coverage of G1 Climax 25 continues as Tomohiro Ishii faces Michael Elgin, Satoshi Karl Anderson battles Satoshi Kojima, and Yuji Nagata meets Hirooki Goto.
  • Fri, May 10th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Shinsuke Nakamura meets Kazuchika Okada with a trip to the G1 Climax 25 Final on the line.
  • Premiere Fri, May 10th 8:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Dontaku 19: Lee vs. Ishimori
    Dragon Lee defends the IWGP Jr Heavyweight Championship against former champion Taiji Ishimori. Kazuchika Okada and Tomohiro Ishii meet SANADA and EVIL.
  • Fri, May 10th 11:30 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Dontaku 19: Lee vs. Ishimori
    Dragon Lee defends the IWGP Jr Heavyweight Championship against former champion Taiji Ishimori. Kazuchika Okada and Tomohiro Ishii meet SANADA and EVIL.
  • Sat, May 11th 3:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - The New Beginning in Osaka 2018 Part 2
    Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against SANADA at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium.
  • Sat, May 11th 4:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Honor Rising: Japan 2018
    The Bullet Club rivalry escalates as Golden Lovers Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi face Cody and Marty Scurll. Plus, The Young Bucks and Hangman Page square off against Jay White, YOSHI-HASHI and Chuckie T.
  • Sat, May 11th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    KUSHIDA defends the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship against Ricochet. Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish meet Matt and Nick Jackson for the IWGP Jr. Tag Championship.
  • Tue, May 14th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Hiroshi Tanahashi and Shinsuke Nakamura renew their epic rivlary in the final of the 25th annual G1 Climax tournament.
  • Wed, May 15th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Togi Makabe defends the NEVER Openweight Championship against Kota Ibushi. KUSHIDA defends the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship against Kenny Omega.
  • Thu, May 16th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Shinsuke Nakamura challenges Hirooki Goto for the IWGP Intercontinential Championship. Tetsuya Naito faces Katsuyori Shibata.
  • Fri, May 17th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Hiroshi Tanahashi meets Bad Luck Fale for the right to challenge the IWGP Heavyweight Champion. reDRagon defends the IWGP Jr. Tag Championship against the Time Splitters.
  • Premiere Fri, May 17th 8:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Dontaku 19: Okada vs. SANADA
    Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against SANADA. Taichi challenges Jeff Cobb for NEVER Openweight Championship.
  • Fri, May 17th 10:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Wrestling Dontaku 2018 Part 3
    Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Hiroshi Tanahashi. If Okada wins, he will surpass Tanahashi's record for most title defenses in a single reign.
  • Fri, May 17th 11:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Dontaku 19: Okada vs. SANADA
    Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against SANADA. Taichi challenges Jeff Cobb for NEVER Openweight Championship.
  • Sat, May 18th 1:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - 46th Anniversary Event Part 1
    Togi Makabe challenges Minoru Suzuki for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship. Roppongi 3K defend the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship in a 3-Way match against teams from LIJ and Suzuki-gun.
  • Sat, May 18th 2:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - 46th Anniversary Event Part 2
    IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada faces IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay in a special single match. Plus, Tetsuya Naito takes on Taichi.
  • Sat, May 18th 3:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - New Japan Cup 2018 Quarterfinals
    The quarterfinals of the 2018 New Japan Cup featuring Kota Ibushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr. and Toru Yano vs. SANADA.
  • Sat, May 18th 4:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - New Japan Cup 2018 Semifinals
    The semifinals of the 2018 New Japan Cup featuring Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Juice Robinson and Zack Sabre Jr. vs. SANADA.
  • Sat, May 18th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Togi Makabe battles Tomohiro Ishii for the NEVER Openweight Championship. 6-man tag action pits Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, and Bad Luck Fale against Kazushi Sakuraba, Toru Yano, and Shinsuke Nakamura.

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