NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING

NEWS

MAR.16.2017

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This coming Friday Night, you will see 2 jammed packed G1 Climax editions of NJPW on AXS.

Everything kicks off at 7:00 PM ET with G1 Climax 26 Block B matches from Korakuen Hall.

“The Cleaner” Kenny Omega faces off with the hungry YOSHI-HASHI.

YOSHI-HASHI is a product of the legendary New Japan Dojo. He started from the bottom and has earned his way into the G1. Kenny Omega has blazed a path around the globe to prove he is the best wrestler alive. This match is the breakout of YOSHI-HASHI into a full-fledged star! Kenny Omega aims to impress and does not disappoint.

Katsuyori Shibata will see the challenge of the man looking for a big win, Tomoaki Honma.

Honma is the colorful master of the Kokeshi, his diving headbutt. These two are of similar size, but completely different styles. Shibata strike heavy style, but isn’t shy when it comes to submissions. Honma hits very hard, but uses much more flash. Could Shibata with the Penalty Kick or can Honma hit the Kokeshi first?

Our main event features the legend, Yuji Nagata facing the villainous Tetsuya Naito

“Blue Justice” Yuji Nagata won the G1 Climax in 2001, but is entering his 16th tournament overall! He is clearly walking in with the experience edge and will must be ready! Naito has also previously won a G1 in 2013. He has also added numerous championships such as the IWGP Heavyweight Championship to his resume. Nagata is a 23 year veteran who is no stranger to winning, but can he overcome Naito’s youth and the potential interference of Los Ingobernables de Japon?

The second premier episode on Friday, March 17th 8:00 PM ET, we will see A Block action from G1 CLIMAX 26. This event emanated from the Osaka Edion Arena.

This could very well be the greatest hour of professional wrestling ever presented. The two matches this hour are both blow away, main events that you cannot miss.

In a match that Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer rated 5 stars, “Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada faces “Stone Pitbull” Tomohiro Ishii

“Incredible match”, “Best Match of the G1” These are just some of the descriptions used by people who have witnessed this battle. If you are a fan of hard hitting pro wrestling, this is the match for you!

“The Ace” of New Japan Pro Wrestling, Hiroshi Tanahashi faces off against Naomichi Marufuji.

Marufuji knows that he is on a different level right now. He is facing not just the best in New Japan here, but one of the best ever. Marufuji is known for taking chances in the ring that others won’t, he will need to take every chance here if he wants to beat “The Ace”.

Don’t miss your chance to see the best professional wrestling today!

To find AXS Television in your area, please visit http://www.axs.tv/programs/new-japan-pro-wrestling/ and use the FIND AXS TV option on the left side of the screen.

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