'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 | 7/6c & 8/7c – “Dominion 2017”
LIVE July 1 | 8/7c – “G1 Special in the USA Night 1”
July 7 | 8/7c – “G1 Special in the USA Night 2”

Schedule

  • Tue, May 23rd 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Mascara Dorada defends the CMLL World Welterweight Championship against BUSHI. Hiroshi Tanahashi and Katsuyori Shibata face Kazuchika Okada and Tomohiro Ishii in tag team action.
  • Wed, May 24th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Kenny Omega defends the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship against KUSHIDA. A.J. Styles challenges Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship.
  • Thu, May 25th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Anderson and Gallows defend the IWGP Tag Championship against World Tag League Champions Makabe and Honma. Plus, the first NEVER Openweight 6-Men Tag Championship with Toru Yano and Briscoe brothers against The Bullet Club.
  • Fri, May 26th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Tomohiro Ishii defends the NEVER Openweight Championship against Katsuyori Shibata. Plus, 4-way tag match action as Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish defend the IWGP Jr. Tag Championship.
  • Fri, May 26th 7:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Wrestle Kingdom 11 Junior Championships
    KUSHIDA defends the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship against Hiromu Takahashi. The Young Bucks defend the IWGP Jr. Tag Championship against Roppongi Vice. The American Nightmare, Cody, makes his New Japan Pro Wrestling debut against Juice Robinson.
  • Fri, May 26th 8:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Wrestle Kingdom 11 NEVER Championships
    Katsuyori Shibata defends the NEVER Openweight Championship against his former tag partner Hirooki Goto. David Finlay, Ricochet and Satoshi Kojima defend the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Championship in a gauntlet match against members of Chaos, The Bullet Club and Los Ingobernables de Japon.
  • Fri, May 26th 9:00 PM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Wrestle Kingdom 11 IWGP Intercontinental Championship
    Hiroshi Tanahashi challenges Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship. The Guerrillas of Destiny, Tama Tonga and Tanga Roa, defend the IWGP Tag Championship against Chaos' Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano and G.B.H.'s Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma.
  • Fri, May 26th 10:00 PM 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, May 27th 12:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Wrestle Kingdom 11 Junior Championships
    KUSHIDA defends the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship against Hiromu Takahashi. The Young Bucks defend the IWGP Jr. Tag Championship against Roppongi Vice. The American Nightmare, Cody, makes his New Japan Pro Wrestling debut against Juice Robinson.
  • Sat, May 27th 1:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Wrestle Kingdom 11 NEVER Championships
    Katsuyori Shibata defends the NEVER Openweight Championship against his former tag partner Hirooki Goto. David Finlay, Ricochet and Satoshi Kojima defend the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Championship in a gauntlet match against members of Chaos, The Bullet Club and Los Ingobernables de Japon.
  • Sat, May 27th 2:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling - Wrestle Kingdom 11 IWGP Intercontinental Championship
    Hiroshi Tanahashi challenges Tetsuya Naito for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship. The Guerrillas of Destiny, Tama Tonga and Tanga Roa, defend the IWGP Tag Championship against Chaos' Tomohiro Ishii and Toru Yano and G.B.H.'s Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma.
  • Sat, May 27th 3:00 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, May 27th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Kazuchika Okada faces Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in the main event at Wrestle Kingdom 10 at the Tokyo Dome.
  • Sat, May 27th 10:00 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.
  • Tue, May 30th 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    A.J. Styles and Kenny Omega face off against CHAOS the day after Wrestle Kingdom 10. Plus, an all-star 6-man tag match marking Shinsuke Nakamura's final match in New Japan Pro Wrestling.
  • Wed, May 31st 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    Kazuchika Okada defends the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Hirooki Goto. Tomohiro Ishii challenges Katsuyori Shibata for the NEVER Openweight Championship.
  • Thu, Jun 1st 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    KUSHIDA defends the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship against BUSHI. Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows challenge Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma for the IWGP Tag Championship.
  • Fri, Jun 2nd 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    KUSHIDA defends the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship against BUSHI. Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows challenge Togi Makabe and Tomoaki Honma for the IWGP Tag Championship.
  • Premiere Fri, Jun 2nd 7:00 PM 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.
  • Premiere Fri, Jun 2nd 8:00 PM 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, Jun 3rd 12:00 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, Jun 3rd 1:00 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, Jun 3rd 5:00 AM ET
    New Japan Pro Wrestling
    New Japan Cup 2016 semi-final and final matches featuring Toru Yano, Tetsuya Naito, Hirooki Goto and Michael Elgin.
  • Sat, Jun 3rd 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.

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