New Japan Pro-Wrestling Co., Ltd.
(新日本プロレス株式会社 Shin Nihon Puroresu Kabushiki-kaisha), operating as New Japan Pro-Wrestling
(新日本プロレス Shin Nihon Puroresu) and sometimes referred to as NJPW
or simply New Japan
, is a major Japanese puroresu or professional wrestling promotion founded in January 1972 by Antonio Inoki. In 2005, Inoki sold the promotion to Yuke's, who later sold it to Bushiroad in 2012. Naoki Sugabayashi has served as the Chairman of the promotion since September 2013, Harold Meij has served as the President of the promotion since May 2018.
Owing to its TV program aired on TV Asahi, NJPW is the largest professional wrestling promotion in Japan and the second largest promotion in the world. NJPW has had agreements with various MMA and professional wrestling promotions around the world, and presently has working relationships with Ring of Honor (ROH
), Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL
), Revolution Pro Wrestling (RPW
) and Westside Xtreme Wrestling (wXw
) in a collective known as the New IWGP Conception
. NJPW's biggest event is the January 4 Tokyo Dome Show, held each year since 1992 and currently promoted under the Wrestle Kingdom banner.
Hi! Some of you may remember me from the numerous NJPW dynasties I've posted on here. I've actually been doing that for like 12 years at this point, which is crazy in itself, but I'm back, with a brand new high-end PC (instead of running TEW on a Windows emulator on an old Macbook) and am ready to dive back into a long game of NJPW before TEW 2020 comes out!
I am going to give myself a little time buffer as I am unsure of when I want my game to start. I might start with Power Struggle, or I might just skip ahead and start at Wrestle Kingdom 14. Still figuring out the steps there, but I will have a brand new card with predictions for my first show up soon enough.