In a landmark deal with All Elite Wrestling & New Japan Pro Wrestling, a tweet sent out by the official New Japan World account has shocked wrestling fans. AEW NJPWWorld
The tweet states that both AEW Dynamite and AEW Rampage will begin airing on New Japan’s service NJPW World for no added fee. The tweet also indicates that the Japanese language live viewing is in the works. This can only be seen as a big step in the relationship between the two companies and hints at the further crossover between the two going forward.
Some matches had been shown on AEW/NJPWWorld previously, mostly involving pseudo-Japanese talents like Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega, but this is the first time that the entire broadcast will not only make it onto NJPW but will have Japanese commentary for the first time.
NJPW will present the Hyper Battle 2022 series from April 3 to April 9. The final day’s event will take place on April 9, 2022, at Ryogoku Kokugikan(Sumo Hall) in Tokyo, Japan, with IWGP Champion Kazuchika Okada defending against New Japan Cup Winner Zack Sabre Jr.
- Jado, Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, and Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Bad Luck Fale, Gedo, Yujiro Takahashi, and Chase Owens
- Tetsuya Naito and Shingo Takagi vs Will Ospreay and Aaron Henare
- Ryusuke Taguchi and Master Wato(c) vs El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori – IWGP Junior Tag Team Championship Match
- Toru Yano vs Taichi – provisional KOPW 2022 trophy
- EVIL(c) vs Hiromu Takahashi – NEVER Openweight Championship
- Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI(c) vs Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb – IWGP Tag Team Championship
- El Desperado vs SHO – IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
- Kazuchika Okada vs. Zack Sabre Jr. – IWGP World Heavyweight Championship