New Japan Pro-Wrestling

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New Japan Pro-Wrestling Co., Ltd.
Native name
Shin Nihon Puroresuringu Kabushiki-kaisha
IndustrieProfessional warsillin
Sports Enterteenment
Streamin media
FoonditJanuar 13, 1972; 49 years ago (1972-01-13)
FoonderAntonio Inoki
HeidquartersJR Tokyu Meguro Building, 16F, 3-1-1 Kamiosaki, Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan[1]
Aurie served
Key fowk
Naoki Sugabayashi
Harold Meij
  • Television
  • Music
  • Films
  • Merchandise
  • Home video
  • Streaming network service
  • Live events
  • Pay-per-view
RevenueIncrease ¥5.4 billion (2019[2])
(majority owner – 85%)
TV Asahi[2]
(minority owner – 10%)
Amuse, Inc.[2]
(minority owner – 5%)
Nummer o employees
83 (2019[2])
SubsidiariesLion's Break
New Japan Pro-Wrestling of America[4]

New Japan Pro-Wrestling Co., Ltd. (新日本プロレスリング株式会社, Shin Nihon Puroresuringu Kabushiki-kaisha) (NJPW)[2] is a Japanese professional warsillin promotion basit i Nakano, Tokyo. Foundit i Januar 1972 bi Antonio Inoki, the promotion wis sold tae Yuke's, wha later sold it tae Bushiroad i 2012. TV Asahi an Amuse, Inc. own minority shares o the company.[2] Naoki Sugabayashi has servit as the promotion's Chairman syne September 2013,[5] while Harold Meij has servit as the president o the promotion syne May 2018.[6]

Owin tae its tv program airit on TV Asahi, NJPW is the lairgest professional warsillin promotion i Japan.[7] It wis affiliatit wi the National Wrestling Alliance at various points i its history. NJPW has haed agreements wi various mma an professional warsillin promotions aroond the warld, includin WWE, World Championship Wrestling, American Wrestling Association, World Class Championship Wrestling, Impact Wrestling, WAR, UWFi, Ring of Honor, Pride Fighting Championships, an Jersey All Pro Wrestling.[8] NJPW's biggest event is the Januar 4 Tokyo Dome Show, held ilka year syne 1992 an currently promotit under the Wrestle Kingdom banner.

The promotion is currently ownit bi japanese card game company Bushiroad, which parlayit its entry tae the warld o professional warsillin intae a best-sellin tradin card game, King of Pro Wrestling, an appearances from NJPW stars i its various franchises.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Company Profile". New Japan Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved 27 Mairch 2018.
  2. a b c d e f g "Company Profile". New Japan Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  3. 5億円!新日オーナー会社 電撃交代. Nikkan Sports (in Japanese). Retrieved 11 Apryle 2012.
  4. "NJPW ANNOUNCES NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING OF AMERICA SUBSIDIARY". f4wonline. 21 October 2019. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  5. 新役員人事決定のお知らせ. New Japan Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). 25 September 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  6. "新日本プロレス社長にオランダ出身実業家メイ氏就任へ 元タカラトミー社長". Tokyo Sports (in Japanese). 13 Mey 2018. Retrieved 13 Mey 2018.
  7. "Pro Wrestling: New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV in United States". Miami Herald. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 29 Januar 2017.
  8. "New Japan Pro Wrestling comes to the U.S." Wrestling Observer Newsletter. 3 October 2010. Retrieved 4 October 2010.

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