Kenny Omega faces Kazuchika Okada in a no time limit two-out-of-three falls match, Chris Jericho battles Tetsuya Naito and Will Ospreay puts his IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship against Best of the Super Juniors winner Hiromu Takahashi. Read our staff preview and predictions for NJPW Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-jo Hall!
It’s that time of year again. The days are getting longer, the temperatures are getting warmer, and all of your favorite junior heavyweight wrestlers are getting ready to participate in the 2018 Best of the Super Juniors tournament!
An epic preview for an epic tour. Eight shows will make tape on New Japan World, six of which will feature title matches. The NJPW Wrestling Dontaku tour is, quite simply, one of the deepest non-tournament tours New Japan has ever run. So keep this tour preview bookmarked if you need a quick and easy way to remember which major matches are taking place on which shows.
The New Japan Cup is New Japan Pro Wrestling’s annual single-elimination tournament. It will run from March 9 to 21. The winner of this tournament will receive a championship match of their choosing at NJPW Sakura Genesis on April 1. They may compete for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship, IWGP Intercontinental Championship, or NEVER Openweight Championship.
NJPW celebrates their 46th anniversary with a fun looking card featuring Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay, Taichi’s move to heavyweight vs. Tetsuya Naito and Togi Makabe vs. Minoru Suzuki for the NEVER Openweight Championship.
Aaron Bentley and John Carroll preview this weekend’s NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka featuring three huge titles matches: Hiromu Takahashi vs. Will Ospreay, EVIL vs. Hirooki Goto and Kazuchika Okada vs. SANADA.
Four weeks ago, thinking this tournament could stack up to the previous three years would have been considered incredibly optimistic. Now that it’s over, we have to legitimately ask ourselves, was this the best G1 yet?