New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced that the NJPW 52nd Anniversary event will feature the IWGP World Heavyweight and Junior Heavyweight champions battling one another.
2021 was the last time NJPW booked this type of match.
The NJPW 52nd Anniversary event takes place on March 6.
You can check out the official announcement below:
“A trademark in many anniversary events over the years has seen the IWGP Junior Heavyweight and IWGP Heavyweight Champion face off. The last time this happened was back in 2021, when El Desperado would challenge Kota Ibushi, and the tradition has come and gone over the decades, heralding back to Shinya Hashimoto’s famous 1994 battle with Jyushin Thunder Liger.
In 2024, the Anniversary match tradition will return when depending on results from Sapporo. Either El Desperado or SHO will bring the IWGP junior Heavyweight gold to Ota, and will take on the winner of Tetsuya Naito and SANADA from February 24 in Sapporo. What happens when the two top champions from each weight class square off? Find out March 6 in Ota, or live in English on NJPW World!”
New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) has recently announced an exciting event for its 52nd Anniversary. This event will feature a match between the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion and the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion. This type of match was last booked in 2021, making it a highly anticipated event for wrestling fans.
The NJPW 52nd Anniversary event is scheduled to take place on March 6. It is a tradition for NJPW to have the IWGP Junior Heavyweight and IWGP Heavyweight Champions face off against each other during anniversary events. This tradition dates back to 1994 when Shinya Hashimoto battled Jyushin Thunder Liger.
In 2021, El Desperado challenged Kota Ibushi in this special anniversary match. Now, in 2024, the tradition will be revived. Depending on the results from Sapporo, either El Desperado or SHO will bring the IWGP Junior Heavyweight gold to Ota. They will then take on the winner of the match between Tetsuya Naito and SANADA, which is scheduled to take place on February 24 in Sapporo.
The clash between the two top champions from each weight class is expected to be a thrilling encounter. Fans are eager to find out what happens when these talented wrestlers square off in the ring. The event will be held in Ota, and for those unable to attend in person, it will be available to watch live in English on NJPW World.
NJPW has always been known for its high-quality wrestling matches and its ability to showcase talented athletes from around the world. The promotion has gained a strong following due to its unique style and intense competition. The anniversary events are particularly special as they bring together the best of NJPW’s roster in exciting matchups.
The clash between the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion and the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion is a rare opportunity to witness a battle between two champions from different weight classes. It allows for a unique dynamic and showcases the versatility and skill of the wrestlers involved.
Fans can expect a display of athleticism, technical prowess, and hard-hitting action during this highly anticipated match. The NJPW 52nd Anniversary event promises to be a memorable night for wrestling enthusiasts, as they witness the clash of these two prestigious titles.
Whether you are a long-time fan of NJPW or new to the world of professional wrestling, this event is sure to deliver an exciting and entertaining experience. Make sure to mark your calendars for March 6 and tune in to NJPW World to witness this historic matchup between the IWGP World Heavyweight and Junior Heavyweight champions.