New Japan Pro Wednesday (3/28) Sakura Genesis Card, Strong Style: Evolved Headed To UK, Defending The NEVER Division, More.

New Japan Pro Wednesday (3/28) Sakura Genesis Card, Strong Style: Evolved Headed To UK, Defending The NEVER Division, More.

Photo Credit: WrestleZone & New Japan Pro Wrestling

Sakura Genesis Set For 4/1, Four Title Matches Scheduled

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s biggest April event, Sakura Genesis, is set to air on 4/1. The event will see four title matches, and the return of IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champion EVIL. EVIL has been out since January, recovering from injury. The show will be headlined by Kazuchika Okada putting his IWGP Heavyweight Title on the line against the 2018 New Japan Cup Winner, Zack Sabre Jr.

The event will be broadcast LIVE on NJPWWorld.com. English Commentary will be available.

Sakura Genesis 4/1, 3am EST:

Before Sakura Genesis, New Japan will air Road To Sakura Genesis on 3/30. WrestleZone will not be providing live coverage for the Road To Sakura Genesis event, but here is the full card. The show is set to air at 5:30am EST on 3/30.

Road To Sakura Genesis 3/30, 5:30am EST

  • Tetsuhiro Yagi vs. Ren Narita
  • Yuji Nagata vs. Shota Umino
  • Taguchi Japan (Ryusuke Taguchi, Togi Makabe & Michael Elgin) vs. Manabu Nakanishi, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tomoyuki Oka
  • David Finlay, Juice Robinson & Toa Henare vs. CHAOS (Jay White, Tomohiro Ishii & Hirooki Goto)
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi, KUSHIDA & Tiger Mask vs. CHAOS (Sho, Yoh & Toru Yano)
  • Los Ingobernables de Japon (Hiromu Takahashi, BUSHI, SANADA, EVIL & Tetsuya Naito) vs. Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, El Desperado, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Davey Boy Smith Jr., & Lance Archer)
  • CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI & Kazuchika Okada) vs. Suzuki-gun (Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr.)

NJPW Bringing Strong Style: Evolved To United Kingdom

The Daily Mirror in the UK is reporting that New Japan Pro Wrestling will be coming to the country on June 30th & July 1st for Strong Style: Evolved. The two shows will be in Milton Keynes on June 30th & Manchester on July 1st. The event will be in partnership with RevolutionPro Wrestling.

This announcement comes off the heels of New Japan announcing a July 7th show at The Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA.

Kojima Update

Bread Club leader and former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Satoshi Kojima returned to the New Japan Dojo and apparently received a colorful welcome back.

Via Twitter’s Default Translator: “When I came to practice at the dojo, I received a cranes!! Thank you for your kind. This is really good!!!! I will work hard!!!!!”

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