New Japan Pro Wrestling Worldwide Dvd Distribution Deal Announced
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INDY NEWS: New Japan Pro Wrestling Worldwide Dvd Distribution Deal Announced

By TheMark · Tuesday, March 13, 2018 · 0 Comments

March 8th 2018.


For the first time in its decorated history, the world's premier professional wrestling brand will be available in English on DVD from March of this year. in association with TV Asahi, have acquired the distribution rights for all territories excluding Japan for the King Of Sports DVD releases. Now available to pre-order, the first title "An Introduction to NJPW" will see some of the biggest names in Pro Wrestling do battle in this special two disc release

Witness New Japan Pro Wrestling's biggest stars, "The Rainmaker" Kazuchika Okada, Tetsuya Naito and the Ace of New Japan, Hiroshi Tanahashi along with some of the notable past and future stars of NJPW such as "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles, The leader and originator of the Bullet Club "The Real Rock 'N Rolla" Prince Devitt, "King Of Strong Style" Shinsuke Nakamura, Kota Ibushi, The Young Bucks and Kushida in this epic double disc set.


The DVD runtime is nearly four and a half hours with just about every match shown in its entirety. Relive classic matches from Wrestle Kingdom 8 on January 4th 2014, the final of the gruelling G1 Climax 2013 Tournament, AJ Styles first match as a member of the NJPW roster, The Best of the Super Juniors 21 Final and four defences of the prestigious IWGP Heavyweight championship.

Full Match Listing


Disc 1


Kazuchika Okada v Prince Devitt

IWGP Heavyweight Championship - Kizuna Road 2013

July 20 2013 - Akita Municipal gymnasium


Shinsuka Nakamura v Kota Ibushi

G1 Climax 23 Block B - Day 4

August 4, 2013 - Osaka Bodymaker colosseum


Tetsuya Naito v Hiroshi Tanahashi

G1 Climax 23 Finals

August 11th 2013 - Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo


Tetsuya Naito v Kazuchika Okada
IWGP Heavyweight Championship – Wrestle
Kingdom 8

Jan 4 2014 - Tokyo Dome


Shinsuke Nakamura v Hiroshi Tanahashi

IWGP Intercontinental Championship – Wrestle Kingdom 8

Jan 4 2014 - Tokyo Dome



Disc 2


AJ Styles v Kazuchika Okada

IWGP Heavyweight Championship - Wrestling Dotaku
May 3 2014 - Fukuoka Kokusai Center


Ricochet v Kushida

Best of the Super Juniors XXI Final

June 8 2014 - Yoyogi National Gymnasium


The Young Bucks (Nick and Matt Jackson) vs. The Time Splitters (Shelley & KUSHIDA)

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship - Dominion

June 21 2014 – Bodymaker Colosseum
*Match is not shown in it’s entirety.


Kota Ibushi vs. Ricochet

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship - Dominion

June 21 2014 – Bodymaker Colosseum


AJ Styles v Hiroshi Tanahashi

IWGP Heavyweight Championship - King Of Pro-Wrestling 2014

13 October 2014 - Ryogoku Kokugikan




Special Pre-Order Offer.


"An Introduction" to NJPW is available to pre-order now at, priced at only £19.99 with a scheduled release date of April 2nd. All orders received before the 31st of March will be automatically entered into a draw with FIVE winners picked at random to receive a limited edition signed concept artwork print.


Hand signed by the leader of Los Ingobernables de Japon, Tetsuya Naito, this special artwork was created as a preview piece during the contract process and were later signed by last years G1 Climax winner.


The artwork on the final DVD release will differ so these are truly unique pieces and will be sent on the DVD release date.



Based in the United Kingdom, Wrestling Store is an official merchandise stockist of every major brand in the wrestling industry. A multi-facetted company with a diverse range of endeavours from facilitating all aspects of UK tours for international organisations to designing and producing a wide range of consumable content to supplying retail products worldwide.


About TV Asahi
With more than 55 years of leading the Japanese content industry and having 25 network affiliate stations covering the nation, TV Asahi Corporation delivers top rated drama series, enduring animation programs and high-quality variety shows that target the younger demographic, on top of broadcasting strong sports events and daily news shows. TV Asahi have partnered with NJPW for the past four decades.


About NJPW
NJPW is the largest wrestling organisation outside of the USA, with over four decades of decorated history, their most recent Wrestle
Kingdom event in Tokyo was presented in front of over 40,000 fans. Home to some of the biggest names ever in Pro Wrestling, their current stars headed by Kazuchika Okada, Tetsuya Naito and Hiroshi Tanahashi are worldwide attractions and the company has offices and partnerships from the USA to UK to Australia/New Zealand.

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