As the world continues to monitor the global pandemic of the Coronavirus outbreak, New Japan Pro-Wrestling it's continuing to release its NJPW Together content as a giveback to NJPW World subscribers who will not be seeing the originally advertised New Japan Cup dates that have been canceled due to the pandemic. Wave 3 of this special content will heavily feature one of the pillars of the promotion, “Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada.
As announced on their website, Okada will be featured in three specials two of which will be parts of a crossover show where Okada interacts with So Takei, a popular Japanese athlete. The third special will be an evening with Kazuchika Okada and Tiger Hattori, a longtime referee of NJPW, who recently entered into his retirement.
Three Kazuchika Okada specials part of third wave of NJPW Together content
Okada to be part of audiences with Tiger Hattori and So Takei in the coming week.
NJPW Together has brought some phenomenal content to NJPW World all the way through March, and the project will continue with a third wave of programming announced.
In place of the sadly cancelled New Japan Cup finals on March 20 and 21, we’ll be bringing you a two part special audience with Kazuchika Okada and So Takei. Takei is a major Japanese television personality and one of the country’s greatest all round athletes, holding national records in the decathlon. A king of sport on the King of Sports this week!
We’ll also be bringing you an evening with Kazuchika Okada and Tiger Hattori on March 25. Hattori and Okada are firm friends, and should have a lot to talk about! How is Hattori enjoying his retirement? What are Okada’s plans when NJPW returns to the road? We’ll find out!
There’ll be more specials to be announced, including the NJPW Collection app Draft Challenge- stay tuned for more announcements!
Plus, we’ll have many more matches being released from the NJPW archives for the very first time! Hiroshi Tanahashi and Minoru Suzuki’s 2012 G1 encounter, Prince Devitt’s famous 2013 Korakuen battle with Gedo and much more besides are on the way!
Plus, there’ll be more English content throughout, with subtitles, archival commentary and more! Stay tuned to NJPW World!
Elsewhere in the world of wrestling, House of Hardcore recently announced the cancellation of an event set for April 11 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. This event was to be tied with a fan convention that would have been the final appearance of Terry Funk in Philadelphia. You can read that story here.