Fresh off the back of their joint super-show with AEW, NJPW have announced a number of big plans including a return to the United Kingdom.
On July 7th, New Japan Pro Wrestling held a press conference where they made a string of announcements regarding the future of the promotion. The biggest of which concerned a return to the United Kingdom for the first time in three years.
Although an exact date wasn’t given, NJPW confirmed they will be heading to the UK in October.
“Firstly, a return to the UK for October was revealed with more details to come soon. Fans in the Oceania region will also see NJPW action in the near future as New Japan’s international expansion continues apace outside the US as well.”
There are plans for a special G1 event on August 20th, while NJPW will also be holding a music festival.
“Newly added to the calendar was the domestic return of the G1 Special, a special card taking place on August 20 in a special location. Part of TV Asahi’s Summer Station event, matches will be held outdoors beside the TV Asahi studios in Roppongi Hills. Hiroshi Tanahashi joined the stage to talk about the event, stating ‘it’ll be a great chance for non fans to see something going on and stop to check out wrestling for the very first time’.
New events are not just limited to in ring action. Coming this autumn, NJPW will be staging a special music festival, allowing fans to experience their favourite entrance music past and present performed live. As well as live music there will also be special talk seminars with big names; more details are coming soon.”
NJPW is currently flying-high following the success of their first joint event with AEW. The super-show has been heavily praised by fans, while AEW President Tony Khan recently revealed that the pay-per-view did 127,000 buys.