Category Archives: Japanese Wrestling
This week’s Weekly Report is available for FREE and includes Ring Of Honor’s weekly TV show episode 375, MLW Fusion episode 33 and news.
Tonight(November 11, 2018) the stars of Ring Of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling return to Honor Club and Fite TV for the fourth and final night of the Global Wars tour. As reported previously, Cody is injured and no longer able to compete on this card but has said they he and ROH are finding a “suitable replacement”. This show is headlined by Jay Lethal defending his ROH World Championship against Kenny King plus more.
Over the past three nights, the stars of Ring Of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling have toured across the continent of North America, colliding in such cities as Lewiston, Lowell and Buffalo, NY. While the NJPW and ROH wrestlers and crew make their way to Toronto for Sunday’s show you can catch up on results here.
Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling are back on the road for night three of the Global Wars tour. The entire tour streams live and on-demand via Fite TV and Ring of Honor’s streaming service, Honor Club. Night three is coming live from the Buffalo Riverworks in Buffalo, NY. On this show will be matches such as Jeff Cobb vs EVIL and The Young Bucks vs SANADA & Tetsuya Naito and much more.
New Japan Pro Wrestling return to Osaka for Power Struggle. This show is one of the last big shows to hype the Wrestlekingdom show in January, in which Kenny Omega is defending his IWGP Heavyweight championship against Tanahashi. Will Ospreay was supposed to be facing Taichi for the Never Openweight Championship but he is out injured so Goto will replace him. Chris Jericho will also defend his IWGP Intercontinental Championship on this show. The English commentary team on this show is Kevin Kelly and Chuckie T.
Will Ospreay was wrestling at a Revolution Pro Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling show entitled Global Wars, where Will suffered an injury that was initially thought to be a neck injury but turned out to be an injury to the ribs of Ospreay. Full details are still not known but Will has hinted recently on Twitter that his healing isn’t going as smooth as planned.
This was another show on the road to Power Struggle that was not live on njpwworld but had matches on the show taped for the Super Jr Tag League. These matches are available individually on the New Japan Pro Wrestling streaming service. Neither of these matches have commentary.
This is the third show in a row that was taped and available on-demand, rather than live, therefore the matches are uploaded to njpwworld separately. Neither of these matches have commentary and are mostly hard-cam footage.
This is the second of two show that were taped, rather than live. These two show each have two Super Jr Tag League matches, which are uploaded to njpwworld separately. Neither show has commentary. To view my review of the night before(Friday, October 19th, 2018), Click Here.
This show was taped for On-demand available on njpwworld and is in separate matches on the website, rather than one show with all the matches. There is only two matches for this day as the other half of Super Jr Tag League action is on October 20th, the first match on October 19th, 2018 was Taguchi and ACH vs Kanemaru and El Desperado. Neither of these matches have commentary.
This show is the second show on the road to Power Struggle. These shows include the Jr Heavyweight Tag League which has an interesting new entry in the form of new LIJ member, Shingo Takagi. This show is headlined by SHO and YOH, representing Roppongi 3K facing Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado. Our commentators today on English commentary are Rocky Romero and Kevin Kelly.
New Japan Pro Wrestling returns to njpwworld for the beginning of the Road To Power Struggle. The tour, that is on njpwworld, starts in Korakuen Hall and is headlined by the newest member of NJPW and Los Ingobernables De Japon, Shingo Takagi teaming with LIJ member, BUSHI. LIJ wil face SHO & YOH of Roppongi 3K.
As the stars of NJPW return to Japan and the world via njpwworld, they present us with a show entitled “King Of Pro Wrestling.” This show is headlined by a very special match for New Japan, and that is a triple threat match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship between Champion, Kenny Omega vs Kota Ibushi vs Cody. Also on this show is Hiroshi Tanahashi putting his Title shot at Wrestlekingdom on the line against Switchblade Jay White. This show will also see the finals of a four man, single elimination tournament for the IWGP Jr Heavyweight Championship between KUSHIDA and Marty Scurll.