Kazuchika Okada Breaks Hiroshi Tanahashi’s Title Defense Record
At New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestling Dontaku event on 5/4, Kazuchika Okada defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi in the main event to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. This win marks Kazuchika Okada 12th successful title defense since winning the title in June of 2016, breaking Hiroshi Tanahashi’s record of 11 successful title defenses. This edition of New Japan Pro Wednesday contains a Back Page Editorial from Jasmine Olan on the historic win.
“V12! Thank You!” -Kazuchika Okada
— オカダ・カズチカ (@rainmakerXokada) May 4, 2018
Lions Gate Project 12 Set To Feature Debut Of Daisuke Sekimoto
The New Japan Young Lions are set for action on May 15th. Lion’s Gate Project 12 is set to air at 6am EDT on NJPWWorld.com. The show is set to feature the New Japan Pro Wrestling debut of Big Japan Wrestling’s Daisuke Sekimoto.
- Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemura
- Manabu Nakanishi vs. Tomoyuki Oka
- Hirosyoshi Tenzan & Hiro Saito vs. Ryusuke Taguchi & Ren Narita
- Shota Umino vs. Daisuke Sekimoto
- Yuji Nagata vs. Ayato Yoshida
Minoru Suzuki Announces Opponent For 30th Anniversary
Minoru Suzuki will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of his pro-wrestling debut with a huge weekend of events in June. Suzuki announced that his opponent on 6/23 will be none other than current IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada. Members of Suzuki-gun will also be wrestling at the event, and Suzuki will be debuting a 30th anniversary remix of his theme song, Kaze Ni Nare.
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