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The following matches have been made official for the 1/4/17 New Japan Pro Wrestling Wrestle Kingdom 11:



*IWGP Heavyweight Championship: Kazuchika Okada vs Kenny Omega


*IWGP Intercontinental Championship: Tetsuya Naito vs Hiroshi Tanahashi


*IWGP Jr Heavyweight Championship: KUSHIDA vs Hiromu Takahashi (formerly Kamaitachi)


*IWGP Jr Heavyweight Tag Team Championship: The Young Bucks vs RPG Vice



NJPW have also announced the full blocks for the 2016 World Tag League, which begins on November 18th. Tetsuya Naito is bringing a mystery partner. Billy Gunn will be making his NJPW debut as Yoshitatsu's partner. The Blocks are:



Block A

Hiroshi Tanahashi & Juice Robinson

Tetsuya Naito & X

War Machine

Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan

Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa

Brian Breaker & Leland Race

Manabu Nakanishi & Henare

Yujiro Takahashi & Hangman Page


Block B

Kazuchika Okada & YOSHI-HASHI

Hirooki Goto & Tomohiro Ishii

Katsuyori Shibata & Yuji Nagata

Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe

Yoshitatsu & Billy Gunn

Kenny Omega & Chase Owens


Bad Luck Fale & BONE SOLDIER



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Will Ospreay spoke with ESPN for a new interview. Some highlights are below:


On what it meant to win the 2016 Best Of The Super Juniors: Hands down, it was one of the most surreal moments in the world, looking up at the bloody confetti falling down. Id seen this on TV so many times. Its weird, isnt it? Oh mate, it was just the most insane thing. My heroes have all won the Best of Super Juniors. Ibushi, Prince Devitt, Kushida, Ricochet. All those guys Ive always looked up to have won that trophy and held it up in the air. And then Im the guy who held it up after them. Im the youngest ever to do it, Britains first. Its a dream come true.


On getting praise for his match with Ricochet in the tournament: Ah, the Ricochet match. Its weird when you get guys like Stone Cold doing it, and guys like William Regal coming up to you. Guys like Chris Jericho talking about it, Seth Rollins. Yeah, theres some things that they would change, but other than that it was one of the most insane matches theyve ever seen. And I was like, Aw! Thats cool! Those are my heroes, the guys I watched on TV once upon a time.


On Ring Of Honor TV title in his company debut: Ah man, that was cool. No one can argue with the pedigree and the prestige of Ring of Honor. To walk in there and straight away go for Bobby Fish man, it was a huge, huge deal.


On a possible WWE jump: I just feel like right now its not the time for me. Trust me when I say this, WWE has always been the thing Ive grown up watching guys like Paul Heyman, who Ive met, and Matt Hardy, who Ive met. So many names who I can mention who have inspired me. The WWE will be the dream; however, I wanna go in there with a big splash. I dont wanna go in there and be thrown in the shallow end of the pool. I wanna be thrown in the deep end, and trust me when I say it, Ill swim.


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Kenny Omega Tweeted the following on a new Bullet Club member:






- According to PWInsider, Matt Sydal will plead guilty for possession of liquid cannabis and receive 3 years probation. The alternative was said to be eighteen months in jail. The verdict should come down sometime next week and Matt will be able to return home. As noted, he was arrested in late September after customs found liquid cannabis in a hidden pipe. Sydal was convicted and sentenced to prison in mid-October.


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Pro Wrestling Sheet has learned Colby Corino who is set to begin training at the NJPW dojo next month was arrested Saturday night in Tennessee for possession of a controlled substance.


According to the Hamilton County Sheriffs Office, Corino was taken into custody around 12:45 am for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and a few counts that are classified as drugs general category for resale.


An officer at the station didnt have access to the arrest report, but explained the last charge generally means the person is suspected of selling drugs due to the amount found and other various reasons.


Colby announced last month that he would be leaving for New Japan in January.


Corino is due in court next week and is being held on a $40K bond.


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For the last several days, a new member of Bullet Club has been teased by Kenny Omega and others for an unveiling later this week.


As I discussed exclusively earlier today in the PWInsider Elite section, based on what we have heard coming out of this past weekend's Ring of Honor events, the plan is for that new member to be revealed as Cody Rhodes.


That makes sense given that Rhodes turned heel during his debut for ROH at Final Battle against Jay Lethal.




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There is a "translate this whole page" option, so it's easy to use. Event wise I believe that I traced it back to at least the early '00's if not further back.

I enjoy their service and the quirky translations the site makes, such as:


NEVER Indiscriminate Championship

Trent Valetta and Rack Rock Rale


EDIT: Video material goes back to the company's inception in the early seventies.

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