NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam gets a new date.
NJPW announced that Wrestle Grand Slam will now take place on July 25 from the Tokyo Dome. The event was originally scheduled for May 29, but was postponed due to multiple wrestlers testing positive for COVID and Japan declaring a state of emergency.
The event will be headlined by Shingo Takagi defending the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship against former champion Kota Ibushi.
Wrestle Grand Slam in Tokyo Dome, previously scheduled for May 29 this year, has received a new date of July 25.
The announcement comes after Shingo Takagi demanded the ‘biggest possible stage’ for his future IWGP World Heavyweight Championship match with Kota Ibushi, and NJPW has responded to the Dragon’s request. Takagi vs Ibushi will be the main event for the Tokyo Dome card, Ibushi headlining in the stadium for the fourth time in his career, while Takagi steps on the Tokyo Dome main event stage for the very first time in his career.
Who emerges on July 25 with the IWGP World Heavyweight title? Stay tuned for plenty more card updates to come for Wrestle Grand Slam, and get ready for full English coverage of the event live on NJPW World!
(Alternate dates for Wrestle Grand Slam in Yokohama Stadium on May 15 were carefully considered, but due to scheduling conflicts an alternate date could not be found for the immediate future. As a result, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has arrived at the decision to cancel the Yokohama Stadium card. All ticket holders will be refunded. We apologise to fans looking forward to the event and appreciate your understanding)
Fightful will continue to update fans on additions made to the NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam card as they are announced.