New Japan Central: How to watch New Japan events, complete list of upcoming matches, lineups, singles champions, and tag champions, English and Japanese commentary availability

By Sean Radican, PWTorch Columnist (Twitter: @SR_Torch)

PHOTO CREDIT: NJPW

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Note: This page will serve as the central place for Pro Wrestling Torch readers to find out about upcoming New Japan event and PPV lineups. All these events require a monthly subscription to NJPWWorld.com to gain access to them to view. If an event is available on another platform, I will note it on the list of events below.

Also, we will keep an updated list of all the current singles and tag team champions updated as title changes occur throughout the year. 

G1 CLIMAX 31 CENTRAL – A comprehensive guide to watching the G1 Climax 31 tournament including event reviews from PWTorch.com staffers, Radican’s viewing guide for each night of the tournament, updated A and B block standings, and more.

CURRENT NJPW SINGLES CHAMPIONS

IWGP World Hvt. Champion: Shingo Takagi

IWGP NEVER Openweight Champion: Tomohiro Ishii

IWGP U.S. Hvt. Champion: Kenta

IWGP Jr. Hvt. Champion: El Desperado

Strong Openweight Champion: Tom Lawler

CURRENT NJPW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS

IWGP World Hvt. Tag Team Champions: Dangerous Tekkers (Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi)

IWGP Jr. Hvt. Tag Team Champions: Robbie Eagles & Tiger Mask

NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Champions: House of Torture (Evil & Yujiro Takahashi & Sho)

King of Pro Wrestling 2021 Provisional Champion: Toru Yano

NEW JAPAN TOURNAMENT WINNERS 2021

New Japan Cup winner: Will Ospreay

New Japan Cup USA winner: Tom Lawler

Tag Team Turbulence winners: Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows

Super Junior Tag League winners: Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado

G1 Climax 31 winner: Kazuchika Okada

NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING SCHEDULE 2021

How to Watch

  • New Japan World currently has an app on Amazon Fire Stick
  • You can also watch New Japan World on most tablets, smartphones, and laptops. You cannot access New Japan World using a chromebook.
  • Starting June 25, you can purchase blocks of NJPW Strong on Fite.TV that will air the same date and day as they do on NJPW World.

IMPORTANT NOTES 

  • NJPW Strong moves to Saturday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern beginning on Sept. 18. It will air on NJPW World and be available to purchase on PPV each week on Fite.tv.
  • Most NJPW shows are available for replay on NJPW World shortly after live airings end.
  • Wrestle Kingdom 16: Night 3 on Jan. 8 will only be available on Abema PPV for the first week. It will air with English and Japanese commentary. After seven days, it will be available on demand on NJPW World.

December New Japan Events

World Tag League 2021 & Best of the Super Jr. 28, Dec. 2  – Wing Hat Kasukabe (live on NJPW World with Japanese commentary, English commentary on delay)

World Tag League

  • Tetsuya Naito & Sanada vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano vs. Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi
  •  Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs. Evil & Yujiro Takahashi
  •  Yuji Nagata & Tiger Mask vs. Great-O-Khan & Aaron Henare
  •  Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens
  • Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe vs. Minoru Suzuki & Taka Michinoku
  • Yuto Nakashima vs. Kosei Fujita

World Tag League 2021 & Best of the Super Jr. 28, Dec. 3  – Gymnasium of Tokorozawa Citizen Main-arena (live on NJPW World with Japanese commentary, English commentary on delay)

BOSJ

  • Yoh vs. El Desperado
  • Hiromu Takahashi vs. Ryusuke Taguchi
  •  Sho vs. El Phantasmo
  • Bushi vs. Taiji Ishimori
  • Robbie Eagles vs. Douki
  •  Master Wato vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Ryohei Oiwa vs. Kosei Fujita (non-tournament)

World Tag League 2021 & Best of the Super Jr. 28, Dec. 4  – Aimesse Yamanashi (live on NJPW World with Japanese commentary, English commentary on delay)

World Tag League

  • World Tag League: Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  • World Tag League: Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi vs. Evil & Yujiro Takahashi
  • World Tag League: Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Tetsuya Naito & Sandada
  • World Tag League: Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe vs. Great-O-Khan & Aaron Henare
  • World Tag League: Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi vs. Minoru Suzuki & Taka Michinoku
  • World Tag League: Yuji Nagata & Tiger Mask vs. Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens
  • Shingo Takagi vs. Ryohei Oiwa

NJPW Strong Dec. 4, 2021 (airs live on NJPW World and Fite.tv PPV w/English and Japanese commentary)

No card announced

World Tag League 2021 & Best of the Super Jr. 28, Dec. 5  – Twin Messe Shizuoka South Hall (live on NJPW World with Japanese commentary, English commentary on delay)

BOSJ

  • Bushi vs. El Desperado
  • Hiromu Takahashi vs. Master Wato
  • Robbie Eagles vs. Sho
  • Ryusuke Taguchi vs. El Phantasmo
  • Yoh vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  •  Taiji Ishimori vs. Douki
  • Yuto Nakashima vs. Ryohei Oiwa (non-tournament)

World Tag League 2021 & Best of the Super Jr. 28, Dec. 7  – ZIP Arena Okayama (live on NJPW World with Japanese commentary, English commentary on delay)

World Tag League

  •  Tetsuya Naito & Sanada vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  •  Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi vs. Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens
  • Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Great-O-Khan & Aaron Henare
  • Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe vs. Evil & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano vs. Minoru Suzuki & TakaMichinoku
  •  Yuji Nagata & Tiger Mask vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi

World Tag League 2021 & Best of the Super Jr. 28, Dec. 8  – Yawatahama Citizen Sports Center (live on NJPW World with Japanese commentary, English commentary on delay)

BOSJ

  • Hiromu Takahashi vs. Douki
  • Ryusuke Taguchi vs. El Desperado
  • Taiji Ishimori vs. Sho
  •  Yoh vs. El Phantasmo
  • Robbie Eagles vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Master Wato vs. Bushi
  • Ryohei Oiwa vs. Kosei Fujita (non-tournament)

NJPW Strong “Nemesis” tapings, Dec. 9 – The Vermont Hollywood

  • Jay White vs. Christopher Daniels
  • David Finlay vs. Jonah
  • Ariya Daivari vs. Alex Wayne

World Tag League 2021 & Best of the Super Jr. 28, Dec. 9  – Item Ehime (live on NJPW World with Japanese commentary, English commentary on delay)

World Tag League

  • Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi vs. Great-O-Khan & Aaron Henare
  •  Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano vs. Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan
  •  Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs. Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens
  •  Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
  •  Yuji Nagata & Tiger Mask vs. Tetsuya Naito & Sanada
  •  Minoru Suzuki & Taka Michinoku vs. Evil & Yujiro Takahashi
  • Yuto Nakashima vs. Kosei Fujita (non-tournament)

World Tag League 2021 & Best of the Super Jr. 28, Dec. 11  -Aqulier Himeji (live on NJPW World with Japanese commentary, English commentary on delay)

BOSJ

  • Sho vs. Yoh
  • Hiromu Takahashi vs. Robbie Eagles
  •  El Desperado vs. El Phantasmo
  • Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Taiji Ishimori
  •  Master Wato vs. Douki
  •  Bushi vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Yuto Nakashima vs. Ryohei Oiwa (non-tournament)

NJPW Strong Dec. 11, 2021 (airs live on NJPW World and Fite.tv PPV w/English and Japanese commentary)

No card announced

World Tag League 2021 & Best of the Super Jr. 28, Dec. 12  – Hiroshima Green Arena (live on NJPW World with Japanese commentary, English commentary on delay)

World Tag League

  •  Tetsuya Naito & Sanada vs. Evil & Yujiro Takahashi
  •  Great-O-Khan & Aaron Henare vs. Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa
  • Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe vs. Yuji Nagata & Tiger Mask
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toru Yano vs. Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens
  •  Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Minoru Suzuki & Taka Michinoku
  •  Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi
  • Kosei Fujita vs. Ryohei Oiwa

World Tag League 2021 & Best of the Super Jr. 28, Dec. 15  – Ryogoku Kokugikan (live on NJPW World with Japanese commentary, English commentary on delay)

World Tag League 2021 and BOSJ 28 Finals

No card announced

NJPW Strong Dec. 18, 2021 (airs live on NJPW World and Fite.tv PPV w/English and Japanese commentary)

No card announced

NJPW Strong Dec. 25, 2021 (airs live on NJPW World and Fite.tv PPV w/English and Japanese commentary)

No card announced

January New Japan Events 

NJPW Strong Dec. 11, 2021 (airs live on NJPW World and Fite.tv PPV w/English and Japanese commentary)

No card announced

Wrestle Kingdom 16, Jan. 4 – The Tokyo Dome (PPV live on NJPW World with Japanese and English commentary)

IWGP World Hvt. Champion Shingo Takagi vs. G1 Climax 31 Champion Kazuchika Okada

Wrestle Kingdom 16, Jan. 5 – The Tokyo Dome (PPV live on NJPW World with Japanese and English commentary)

Will Ospreay vs. Shingo Takagi vs. Kazuchika Okada winner

Wrestle Kingdom 16, Jan. 8 – Yokohama Arena (PPV live on Abema with Japanese and English commentary, NJPW World on 7 day delay)

NJPW vs. NOAH

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