AXS TV renews agreement with NJPW, deal calls for 45 new episodes

Originally published at AXS TV renews agreement with NJPW, deal calls for 45 new episodes

AXS TV has renewed its deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling with new episodes coming in 2024.

The press release was issued on Monday with the deal calling for 45 new episodes in 2024 beginning with coverage of Wrestle Kingdom 18 on Thursday, January 11 at 10 p.m. ET.

Coverage of Wrestle Kingdom 18 will air over three weeks on AXS TV with the following schedule:

January 11—Wrestle Kingdom 18

– Will OspreayJon Moxley, and David Finlay go toe-to-toe in a triple threat match for the inaugural IWGP Global Heavyweight Championship.

January 18—Wrestle Kingdom 18

-Next, “The Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada meets “The American Dragon” Bryan Danielson once again, in a stunning rematch of their highly-acclaimed bout at Forbidden Door 2 last June.

 January 25—Wrestle Kingdom 18

-Then, G1 CLIMAX 33 Winner Tetsuya Naito gets his long-awaited title shot, as the Los Ingobernables de Japón honcho challenges SANADA for the coveted IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.

English commentary on the episodes will be provided by Walker Stewart and Chris Charlton.