'New Japan Pro Wrestling: G1 Special' LIVE Saturday July 1 at 8/7c on AXS TV

New Japan Pro Wrestling

New Japan Pro Wrestling presents the biggest stars and best matches from the premier wrestling organization in Japan and the second largest and fastest growing wrestling promotion in the world. WWE Hall of Fame commentator Jim Ross and former UFC Heavyweight champion and NJPW veteran Josh Barnett provide English language commentary for the series.
 

AXS TV’s upcoming NJPW schedule (subject to change):

May 26 | 7/6c – “Wrestle Kingdom 11” 4-Part Marathon
June 2 | 7/6c & 8/7c – “New Beginning in Sapporo”
June 9 | 7/6c & 8/7c – “New Beginning in Osaka”
June 16 | 7/6c, 8/7c & 9/8c – “New Japan Cup” & “Sakura Genesis”
June 23 | 7/6c & 8/7c – “Wrestling Toyo” & “Wrestling Dontaku”
June 30 | 2 Hour Special 7/6c – “Dominion 2017 Special Edition”
LIVE July 1 | 8/7c – “G1 Special in the USA Night 1”
July 7 | 8/7c – “G1 Special in the USA Night 2”
 

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Schedule

  • Tue, Jun 27th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    A Block action from G1 CLIMAX 26 featuring Tenzan vs. SANADA, Makabe vs. Ishii, and Goto vs. Marufuji from Ryogoku Kokugikan.
  • Wed, Jun 28th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kazuchika Okada renew their rivalry in the final A Block match G1 CLIMAX 26 at Ryogoku Kokugikan.
  • Thu, Jun 29th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    B Block action from G1 CLIMAX 26 featuring Tetsuya Naito vs. Kenny Omega and Katsuyori Shibata vs. EVIL from Ryogoku Kokugikan.
  • Fri, Jun 30th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Hirooki Goto faces Kenny Omega in the G1 CLIMAX 26 tournament final form Ryogoku Kokugikan.
  • Premiere Fri, Jun 30th 7:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Dominion 2017 Special Edition
    Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Kenny Omega, and Hiroshi Tanahashi challenges Tetsuya Naito for the Intercontinental Championship in two Wrestle Kingdom 11 rematches.
  • Fri, Jun 30th 11:30 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Dominion 2017 Special Edition
    Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Kenny Omega, and Hiroshi Tanahashi challenges Tetsuya Naito for the Intercontinental Championship in two Wrestle Kingdom 11 rematches.
  • Sat, Jul 1st 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    BUSHI challenges KUSHIDA for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship. Katsuyori Shibata defends the NEVER Openweight Championship against Bobby Fish.
  • Sat, Jul 1st 8:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Wrestle Kingdom 11 IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championhsip against G1 CLIMAX 26 winner Kenny Omega in the main event at Wrestle Kingdom 11 at the Tokyo Dome.
  • Sat, Jul 1st 9:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - The New Beginning in Sapporo Part 1
    Hirooki Goto defends the NEVER Openweight Championship against Juice Robinson. Plus, Suzuki-gun returns to NJPW and challenges for both the IWGP Tag Team and Jr. Team titles.
  • Sat, Jul 1st 10:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - The New Beginning in Sapporo Part 2
    Minoru Suzuki makes his NJPW return by challenging Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
  • Sat, Jul 1st 11:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - The New Beginning in Osaka Part 1
    Hiromu Takahashi faces Dragon Lee for the IWGP Jr. Tag Championship. Chaos defends the IWGP Tag Team title against G.B.H. and Suzuki-gun. Los Ingobernables de Japon defend the NEVER 6-Man Tag title against Taguchi Japan.
  • Sat, Jul 1st 12:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - The New Beginning in Osaka Part 2
    Michael Elgin challenges Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship in Osaka.
  • Sat, Jul 1st 1:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - New Japan Cup 2017
    The semi-final and final matches of 2017 New Japan Cup featuring Bad Luck Fale, Evil, Katsuyori Shibata and Tomohiro Ishii.
  • Sat, Jul 1st 2:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Sakura Genesis Part 1
  • Sat, Jul 1st 3:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Sakura Genesis Part 2
  • Sat, Jul 1st 4:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Wrestling Toyo
    Tetsuya Naito defends the IWGP Intercontinental Championship against Juice Robinson. Ricochet challenges Hiromu Takahashi for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship.
  • Sat, Jul 1st 5:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Wrestling Dontaku 2017
    Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Bad Luck Fale. Plus, Kenny Omega faces off against Tomohiro Ishii.
  • Sat, Jul 1st 6:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Dominion 2017 Special Edition
    Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Kenny Omega, and Hiroshi Tanahashi challenges Tetsuya Naito for the Intercontinental Championship in two Wrestle Kingdom 11 rematches.
  • LIVE! Sat, Jul 1st 8:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - G1 Special USA - Night 1
    Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Cody, plus, first round tournament action to determine the inaugural IWGP US Heavyweight Champion. Participants include Kenny Omega, Tetsuya Naito, Michael Elgin and Tomohiro Ishii.
  • Sun, Jul 2nd 12:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Wrestle Kingdom 11 IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championhsip against G1 CLIMAX 26 winner Kenny Omega in the main event at Wrestle Kingdom 11 at the Tokyo Dome.
  • Sun, Jul 2nd 1:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - G1 Special USA - Night 1
    Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Cody, plus, first round tournament action to determine the inaugural IWGP US Heavyweight Champion. Participants include Kenny Omega, Tetsuya Naito, Michael Elgin and Tomohiro Ishii.
  • Tue, Jul 4th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Kenny Omega defends his Tokyo Dome challenge rights against YOSHI-HASHI. The Young Bucks challenge the Briscoes for the IWGP Tag Team Championship.
  • Wed, Jul 5th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Michael Elgin challenges Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship at Kobe World Memorial Hall.
  • Thu, Jul 6th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Hirooki Goto challenges Kenny Omega for his Wrestle Kingdom challenging rights. Katsuyori Shibata defends the NEVER Openweight Championship against Kyle O'Reilly.
  • Fri, Jul 7th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Naomichi Marufuji. The anniversary of hit anime series Tiger Mask W is celebrated with a live action match against Red Death Mask.
  • Premiere Fri, Jul 7th 7:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Cody in the main event of G1 Special in USA Night 1.
  • Premiere Fri, Jul 7th 8:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - G1 Special in USA - Night 2
    Hiroshi Tanahashi defends the IWGP Intercontinental Championship against Billy Gunn, plus, the semi-finals and final of the tournament to crown the inaugural IWGP US Heavyweight Champion.
  • Sat, Jul 8th 1:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Cody in the main event of G1 Special in USA Night 1.
  • Sat, Jul 8th 2:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - G1 Special in USA - Night 2
    Hiroshi Tanahashi defends the IWGP Intercontinental Championship against Billy Gunn, plus, the semi-finals and final of the tournament to crown the inaugural IWGP US Heavyweight Champion.
  • Sat, Jul 8th 10:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - IWGP Heavyweight Championship
    Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Cody in the main event of G1 Special in USA Night 1.

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