This weekend, New Japan Pro Wrestling will be airing its “New Beginning” events in Sapporo, via NJPW World, and below are the full event cards:
January 27th, 4am EST:
-Kitamura Trial Series Match 2: Michael Elgin vs Katsuya Kitamura
-Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Manabu Nakanishi, Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & KUSHIDA vs Takashi Iizuka, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, El Desperado, Taichi & TAKA Michinoku
-Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano vs Chase Owens & Yujiro Takahashi
-NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championship: Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs Togi Makabe, Ryusuke Taguchi & Toa Henare
-Kota Ibushi, David Finlay & Juice Robinson vs Cody, Hangman Page & Marty Scurll
-YOSHI-HASHI & Will Ospreay vs Tetsuya Naito & Hiromu Takahashi
-Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto & Gedo vs SANADA, EVIL & BUSHI
-Jay White, SHO & YOH vs Kenny Omega & The Young Bucks
-IWGP Intercontinental Championship: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Minoru Suzuki
January 28th, 1am EST:
-Kitamura Trial Series Match 3: Katsuya Kitamura vs Juice Robinson
-Ryusuke Taguchi, Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Shota Umino vs El Desperado, Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & TAKA Michinoku
-Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano vs Yujiro Takahashi & Hikuleo (Leo Tonga will be going by this name going forward)
-Togi Makabe, Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Toa Henare vs Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa & Chase Owens
-Hiroshi Tanahashi & Michael Elgin vs Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka
-Kota Ibushi, David Finlay & KUSHIDA vs Cody, Marty Scurll & Hangman Page
-Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Will Ospreay & Gedo vs SANADA, EVIL, Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi
-IWGP Jr Heavyweight Tag Team Championship: The Young Bucks vs SHO & YOH
-IWGP United States Championship: Kenny Omega vs Jay White
10 Days of Live Wrestling On Twitch
Twitch has announced the following press release:
Twitch Gets its Slam on with 10 Days of Live and Legacy Wrestling
Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, IMPACT Wrestling, House of Hardcore, Hoodslam, and Shout! Factory TV to live stream new and classic wrestling content on their respective Twitch channels
SAN FRANCISCO – January 26, 2018 – Social video service Twitch today announced a 10-day event celebrating both live and legacy content from top wrestling organizations. The opening day highlight is Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide’s “Guerra de Titanes” (Clash of the Titans) at 7:00 PM PST on January 26, with Shout! Factory TV, House of Hardcore, IMPACT Wrestling, and Hoodslam also providing thrilling wrestling action during this 10-day showcase. The lineup ensures an epic shared experience of pandemonium in the ring, including plenty of exclusive programming.
“Wrestling on Twitch has continued to grow as more and more organizations realize the appetite their fans have for being able to interact with each other in chat while watching matches online,” said Annie Berrones, Director of Emerging Content Marketing. “With so many top wrestling promotions working with Twitch to help us celebrate the sport over the course of ten days, we’ve become the perfect place for the community to thrive and grow.”
Wrestling fans can tune into these programs on their respective channels:
Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide — Mexico’s largest wrestling promotion kicks off the 10 Days of Wrestling on Twitch. Don’t miss the first AAA Major Show of the year, “Guerra de Titanes” event on January 26 @ 7:00 PM PST. Channel: Twitch.tv/LuchaLibreAAA.
House of Hardcore — Created in 2012 by former ECW World champion and WWE® Hardcore champion wrestler, Tommy Dreamer and promoting events internationally since 2012, they will be featuring new exclusive matches on January 26 @ 5:00 PM PST. Channel: Twitch.tv/HouseofHardcore.
IMPACT Wrestling — As one of the world’s largest wrestling entertainment properties, creating more than 200 hours of original content annually across television and other digital platforms, IMPACT Wrestling will air matches and news segments, including Live Audio Wrestling (The LAW) and Mathews’ Megacast on their 24/7 Twitch channel. Also, on January 29 they are airing their weekly flagship IMPACT! show at 3:00 PM PST. Channel: Twitch.tv/IMPACTWrestling.
Shout! Factory TV: A-Teams of Classic Wrestling — Starting January 30 @ 11:00 AM PST, Shout! Factory TV will host a 13-hour marathon showcasing tentpole events and promotions that shaped today’s pro wrestling scene. First to air is “Classic Wrestling Battles,” which features matches dating back to the 1950s between legends such as Dick the Bruiser, Gorgeous George, and “Haystack” Calhoun. Also to air is “Brawlin’ Beauties GLOW,” a look back at the first-ever, all-female promotion and the personalities who paved the way for women in pro wrestling. Channel: Twitch.tv/ShoutFactoryTV.
Hoodslam — This outrageous and edgy wrestling organization features the best of the San Francisco Bay Area who will fight live on Twitch on February 2 @ 8:00 PM PST. Channel: Twitch.tv/Hoodslam.
New NWA Video
Below is the latest edition of the NWA “Ten Pounds of Glory” series:
Nick Aldis is the new NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion having defeated Tim Storm at CZW’s Cage of Death. But the story of Nick Aldis and his professional wrestling career is a very polarizing subject. In this Ten Pounds of Gold, Nick discusses where he fits in the history of the famous National Wrestling Alliance Worlds Heavyweight Championship.
Also explored is the legacy of the Ten Pounds of gold through NWA TNA and Impact Wrestling including the men like Ken Shamrock, Ron Killings (R-Truth), AJ Styles, Jeff Jarrett, Raven and more held the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Title from 2002-2006.
Plus, behind the scenes footage of when Tim Storm and Jocephus went to Impact Wrestling at Universal Studios Florida for their now famed Empty Arena match.