On August 22, 2015, Alex Shelley is going to be making his return to ROH. That bit of news has excited the fan base. However, the former X Division Champion revealed that he is simply going to be back on a very short term basis. Shelley stated that he would be representing New Japan that night, so it could just be a joint show.
June 29, 2015
A post on Twitter where Maria Kanellis lists off some of her biggest accomplishments, so that she can remind herself of just how far she has come along in life. In a rather interesting note, she actually was the first woman to ever accomplish something unique in New Japan. Maria is also quite the scholar, it seems.
June 8, 2015
Last time we saw Tatsumi Fujinami was when he flew to the United States to be inducted into the hall of fame during Wrestlemania weekend. His next appearance from WWE will require a lot less travel. The legendary New Japan star is scheduled to make an appearance at the pay per view that Vince McMahon is running in Tokyo next month. Fujinami will more than likely be featured in some sort of segment with Hideo Itami.
June 8, 2015
In what is being viewed as quite the bold move, the NWA has decided to follow in the foot steps of WWE and New Japan by offering an online video streaming service. Their content is going to include footage from the 1960s until the early 1980s. The company is promoting the fact that they have nearly 800 hours of content for fans of old school wrestling. The video library is the one that is owned by legendary promoter Paul Boesch.
June 8, 2015
For a period of time there, it looked like AJ Styles would never be under contract with WWE. However, the landscape of the industry has changed a bit, with NXT proving that the company can secure the top talents in the world and make things work. Management is now interested in acquiring the services of Styles, and that should have their fans excited. Unfortunately, though, he is under contract to New Japan until at least the end of 2015.
June 5, 2015
A lot of professional wrestling fans are under the assumption that AJ Styles hates TNA because he refuses to do business with them again. However, when asked about why he turned down the offer to make a brief return and be inducted into the hall of fame, Styles stated that the decision had nothing with how he feels towards the company. He stated that the reason why he opted against it was because his home is now in ROH and New Japan.
June 4, 2015
Since he was such a big building block for the company for years, TNA wanted to bring back AJ Styles for a hall of fame induction ceremony. He was also offered the chance to work a top billed match at Slammiversary. Unfortunately, neither of that will be happening as Styles has rejected the offer. His priorities right now are said to be ROH and New Japan. An induction later on has not been ruled out by either side just yet.
June 2, 2015
During a recent interview, AJ Styles was asked about his feelings towards the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion. He stated that New Japan does not like to call it a world title, but Styles states that he does take it across the globe with him and defends it everywhere. He also noted how prestigious the belt is by saying that all you have to do is go down the list of previous champions. You would find several legendary names on there.
May 13, 2015
Since they have increased their popularity and name value over the past year, the Young Bucks were heavily sought after. TNA was one of the companies that tried to sign them. Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson opted to go with Jeff Jarrett instead because they wanted to see just how far he can take the GFW promotion. Plus, the schedule in Global Force Wrestling will enable them to continue being stars in New Japan, where they are beloved.
May 13, 2015