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Funding Nearly Complete For EGGSHELLS

Author and Wrestling Historian Chris Charlton has nearly reached the funding goal for his new book, EGGSHELLS. The book will be an in-depth look at the history of wrestling events in the Tokyo Dome. The funding campaign began on March 7th and has already met $4,787 of its $5,000 goal.

Charlton made the following statement available when the funding campaign began:

EGGSHELLS: Pro Wrestling In The Tokyo Dome went live on the Indiegogo crowd funding platform at noon on March 7 Japan Standard Time, and got off to a flying start. With a 5000 US Dollar funding goal, contributors brought the project to the halfway mark in just five hours, proving the demand for high quality English writing about the rich history of Japanese pro wrestling.
Funding will continue at until early April, with physical and digital copies of the book along with original art pieces among the perks for potential backers. More information and a free sample of the book can be found at

Will Ospreay Thanks Okada For 46th Anniversary Match

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay took to twitter to praise IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada for their match at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s 46th Anniversary Show. Ospreay called The Rainmaker his “big brother,” and also said he “love[s] him lots no matter what.”

New IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Crowned

The 46th Anniversary show also saw the end of Roppongi 3k’s second reign as IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championships. Suzuki-gun’s Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado won the titles in a three way tag match, also involving Los Ingobernables de Japon’s Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI.

RELATED: NJPW 46th Anniversary Show Results. Okada vs. Ospreay. Intercontinental Title Match. More.

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