AS I SEE IT
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
May brings the debut of New Japan Pro Wrestling to the United States running a full touring group.
The New Japan Pro Wrestling east coast tour begins on Friday, May 13 (8:00 pm belltime) with the debut show at the Rahway Recreation Center, 275 East Milton Avenue, Rahway, NJ
Matches announced thus far: A Tag Team dream match featuring Homicide/Low Ki vs. Jushin “Thunder” Liger/Tiger Mask IV; and IWGP Inter-Continental Championship Tournament first round matches with Hideo Saito vs. Yujiro Takahashi, Tetsuya Naito vs. Tama Tonga, Dan Maff vs. Toru Yano, and MVP vs. Kazuchika Okada.
Rahway is easily reachable from all points in New York. Go to Manhattan’s Penn Station, and take the New Jersey Transit Northeast Corridor train line to Rahway Station. Walk about 3/4 mile to the Rahway Recreation Center. Go to NJTransit.com for further information.
Fair warning: tickets are not cheap, plus there is a $4 convenience fee for tickets purchased through the website. Tickets are Gold (Row 2/3) $65, Blue (row 4/5) $45 Red (GA) $25 and can be ordered at this site.
Fans that purchase a GOLD ticket will receive a special meet and greet with NJPW Superstars efore the doors open, as well as, a commemorative ticket and DVD gift (redeemable with ticket the night of the show).
The tour moves on to Manhattan on Saturday, May 14 (8:00 pm belltime) at Basketball City, Pier 36 @ South Street, New York, NY with a main event for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title of Champion Prince Devitt against Low Ki and the semi-finals of the IWGP Inter-Continental Championship.
In Manhattan, go to Penn Station, and take the 3 subway to New Lots Station, then walk to Pier 36; or go to MTA’s website for further information.
On Sunday afternoon, May 15, (5:00 pm belltime) the tour concludes at the ECW Arena at Swanson and Ritner Streets. Announced thus far: A South Philadelphia Street Fight with Togi Makabe vs. Rhino and a JAPW Light Heavyweight Title match of Champion Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Kenny Omega, and the finals of the IWGP Inter-Continental Championship
Others appearing include: 2010 G1 Climax tournament winner Satoshi Kojima, Shinsuke Nakamura, Ryusuke Taguchi, Kazuchika Okada, Giant Bernard, Karl “Machine Guns” Anderson, Mitsuhide Hirasawa, and new addition MVP; as well as Charlie Haas, Dan Maff, and Davey Richards.
Until next time…
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