NJPW Announces Japanese Supershow
NJPW, along with its biggest competition AJPW and NOAH, will be working for the first time in over a decade.
New Japan has an extensive history of working with other companies over the decades. At different points they’ve worked with WWF/E, WCW, TNA, ROH, AEW, and CMLL as international partners.
Closer to home, New Japan has had an interesting relationship with its local competition. The company was involved in a decades-long rivalry with All Japan until the NOAH exodus in 2000, and then they started working with NOAH for many years.
These interpromotional relationships have grown and faded over the decades, but now they look to be improving once again.
On April 12th, NJPW chairman Naoki Sugabayashi announced a three-promotion supershow involving New Japan, NOAH, and All Japan:
“With a feeling of renewal and a new beginning, as well as a desire to bring energy to the world through the power of pro-wrestling, NJPW, AJPW and NOAH will join for the first All Together event since February 2012.”
All Together was a charity event that saw these same three companies put their inter-company rivalries and politics aside to generate funds for the Japanese Red Cross in the wake of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake that devastated the entire country.
This new supershow, which is scheduled for June 9th in Ryugoku Sumo Hall, appears to be a much more “positive” event and isn’t being done in the aftermath of a tragedy.
Tickets go on sale on April 23rd and will be available for stream on New Japan World for those that can’t make it live.