Originally Posted by SilverGhost
Well said SG. Consider my interest piqued once again!
Just went snooping and this caught my eye.
24th, 2011 New Japan has announced most of the schedule for “BEST OF THE SUPER JR. XVIII“, the latest edition of professional wrestling’s biggest tournament for junior heavyweights. Eight out of ten shows have been announced and the first thing you will notice is the overabundance of Tokyo events, with the reason being many of the places the company planned to run can’t be used because of the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Ten shows will make up the tour altogether.
The annual big Osaka show in June also returns with “DOMINION 6.18″, which will be a live PPV as well as a national TV taping. As always, this will feature big title matches, just as last year’s featured Makabe defending the IWGP Heavyweight Title against Go Shiozaki, Prince Devitt dethroning Marufuji for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title, and Bad Intentions taking the IWGP Tag Team Title from Nagata & Inoue. Both Devitt and Bad Intentions still hold those belts and if they make it to “DOMINION 6.18″ with them, will have reigned for about a year.
BEST OF THE SUPER JR. XVIII
- 5/26 @ Tokyo Korakuen Hall SAMURAI!
- 5/29 @ Tokyo Korakuen Hall SAMURAI!
- 6/2 @ Toyohashi City Gymnasium #2
- 6/4 @ Kyoto KBS Hall
- 6/5 @ Akashi Municipal Industrial Exchange Center
- 6/7 @ Tokyo Differ Ariake
- 6/8 @ Tokyo Differ Ariake
- 6/10 @ Tokyo Korakuen Hall SAMURAI!
- 6/18 “DOMINION 6.18″ @ Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium WPW/PPV
WWE had JR Heavyweights, and treated them with such reverance..... I know I do!