New Japan Pro-Wrestling Has No US Broadcast Plans In 2020; AXS TV Comments

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Update: when asked for comment, AXS TV confirmed to Wrestlezone that New Japan Pro-Wrestling is no longer airing on the network.


2020 will be a different wrestling scene for NJPW fans based out of the United States.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling has announced on Twitter that they will no longer be airing any of their events on television in the United States in 2020, that includes Wrestle Kingdom 14.

“In response to US fan queries

There are currently no plans for TV broadcast of NJPW events in 2020 (WK14 included) in the US.

Thank you for joining us on TV so far. We invite you to join @njpwworld for all the action in 2020, LIVE and in English!”

NJPW began airing on AXS back in 2014 that included English commentary from the likes of Josh Barnett & Jim Ross (as well as others) and AXS has yet to release a statement regarding the matter.

IMPACT’s owner, Anthem purchased a majority interest in AXS back in September and has been airing a weekly show every Tuesday on October 29.

Wrestlezone has reached out to AXS for comment on the matter.

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