AS I SEE IT
Pro Wrestling: Between the Sheets
New Japan Pro Wrestling is coming to the United States. The tour is a cooperative venture with Jersey All Pro Wrestling, which has featured Japanese legend Jushin “Thunder” Liger on several shows in New Jersey and Philadelphia over the last several months, including the 13th anniversary doubleheader. New Japan Pro Wrestling will present three events here beginning Friday May 13.
The shows will be at:
May 13- Rahway Recreation Center, Rahway, NJ with a 8:00 pm belltimel. Meet and Greet with the wrestlers at 5:30 pm (Special ticket required) Doors open to all other ticket holders at 7:00pm.
May 14 – The New Basketball City Pier 36 and South Street, NYC. 8:00 Bell. Meet and Greet with the wrestlers at 5:30 pm (Special ticket required) Doors open to all other ticket holders at 7:00 pm.
May 15 – The Asylum Arena, Philadelphia, PA with a 5:00 belltime. Meet and Greet with the wrestlers at 2:30pm. (Special ticket required) Doors open to all other ticket holders at 4:00 pm.
From New Japan fans will see:
From Jersey All Pro Wrestling:
Tickets for this historic event are now on sale for the New Jersey and Philadelphia shows. Tickets for the New York event will be on sale shortly.
JAPW Promotions will also announce a very special clinic for wrestlers on Friday, May 13th. This clinic will be conducted by the wrestlers of New Japan and will be attended by their top management and bookers. Special appearances by New Japan talent in conjunction with JAPW Promotions will take place as we get closer to this historic event. Fans who seek event information can e-mail this address; or go to this link to order tickets for the New Japan Pro Wrestling shows.
Back 18 years ago this May (Lord that makes me feel even older than I am) the ECW Arena opened. If someone would have told me that names that the Arena would feature, you’d have questioned their sanity. On that May day, if you’d told me we’d see Gran Hamada, Gran Naniwa, Atsushi Onita, Masato Tanaka, Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, Dan Kroffat and Doug Furnas, Rey Misterio, Jr. and Juventud Guerrera (to name but a few); along with Ric Flair and Curt Hennig featured for other companies…
Now Philadelphia (and North Jersey/New York fans) will be seeing what is essentially the entire New Japan Pro Wrestling lineup.
There have also already been comments made that if these shows do well…that this will not be the last time New Japan comes over.
Until next time…
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