AXS TV sent out a press release yesterday and announced that they will begin their ‘real-time’ coverage of NJPW with the upcoming Wrestle Kingdom 13 event next year.
The network announced that they will have a two-hour broadcast of the event at 8 pm ET on January 4 featuring English commentary by Kevin Kelly and Don Callis.
This broadcast will likely feature the top matches from the show and the network will then air the rest of the matches from the PPV in the following two weeks.
Los Angeles (Nov. 21, 2018) – AXS TV ushers in a new era of its NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING (NJPW) coverage with real-time same-week coverage of the promotions’ biggest events in 2019. The new schedule kicks off with a same-day near-live two-hour broadcast of NJPW’s biggest event of the year, Wrestle Kingdom 13, on Friday, Jan. 4 at 8pE/5pP.
Below is the current match card for NJPW’s version of WrestleMania:
* Kenny Omega (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (IWGP Heavyweight Championship)
* Chris Jericho (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito (IWGP Intercontinental Championship)
* KUSHIDA (c) vs. Taiji Ishimori (IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship)
* Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado (c) vs. Roppongi 3K (IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship)
* Tomohiro Ishii (c) vs. Zack Sabre Jr. (RevPro British Heavyweight Championship)
* Kazuchika Okada vs. Jay White