PWTorch Report – How A.J. Styles ended up in WWE

January 16, 2016

In interviews leading up to New Japan’s “Wrestle Kingdom” Tokyo Dome Show, A.J. Styles sounded content continuing his schedule of ROH dates, New Japan tours, and select independent shows. Styles was even slotted as the […]

How TNA factors into the WWE-NJPW story

January 7, 2016

One of the interesting side stories to the WWE-New Japan story this week is another player in the mix, TNA. Specifically, Mike Bennett & Maria Kanellis, who built a niche for themselves in New Japan […]

New Japan announces 2016 Schedule

January 4, 2016

During the “Wrestle Kingdom” Tokyo Dome Show on Monday, New Japan announced the big events through the first-half of their 2016 schedule, including the G1 Climax tournament. Jan. 5 – New Year’s Dash Jan. 17 – […]

IWGP World Champ to ROH, final NJPW roster set

December 30, 2015

Kazuchika Okada, the current IWGP World Hvt. champion, is returning to the U.S. for Ring of Honor’s 14th Anniversary PPV Weekend on February 26 & 27 in Las Vegas. ROH announced Wednesday that Okada will return to ROH, completing the […]

Third NJPW star set for ROH’s Anniv. Weekend

December 22, 2015

Ring of Honor is starting to announce wrestlers from New Japan who will be part of the 14th Anniversary PPV Weekend on February 26 & 27 in Las Vegas. ROH announced Tuesday that former IWGP Jr. Hvt. […]

Is A.J. Styles interested in WWE?

December 15, 2015

In a new interview, A.J. Styles made it sound like feelers have been put out about his interest in WWE, but he has not been formally contacted about joining the NXT roster, which now features several […]

Report – Awesome Kong retiring

November 22, 2015

Japanese women’s promotion SEAdLINNNG is reporting that Awesome Kong (Kia Stevens) is retiring from wrestling. Stevens has not confirmed independently. The promotion announced that Kong pulled out of an upcoming show due to “poor health” and […]

WWE announces big int’l signing

November 19, 2015

WWE announced Thursday a big international signing – La Sombra (Manuel Alfonso Andrade Oropeza). La Sombra, who wrestled for CMLL in Mexico and New Japan, has signed a developmental contract and will report to the […]

ROH announces Japan tour dates

November 19, 2015

Ring of Honor will tour Japan on February 19 & 20 as part of their partnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling. ROH did not announce which stars will be on the tour, but ROH is […]

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