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New Japan Pro Wrestling holding two-night event at 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Skilled wrestling followers in Philadelphia have had their alternative of occasions over the previous month.

Virtually each single main promotion has held a present in Philly since September.

Now, after Ring of Honor, WWE, Main League Wrestling and All Elite Wrestling left their marks, it is time for another firm to carry it.

New Japan Professional Wrestling is coming to the 2300 Enviornment in South Philadelphia – the previous ECW Enviornment – for 2 nights, Saturday Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17.

NJPW relies on Nakano, Tokyo.

Like WWE, which holds its flagship occasion WrestleMania every year, NJPW is thought for its personal marquee occasion – Wrestle Kingdom.

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New Japan wrestler and present NEVER Openweight Champion “Switchblade” Jay White went 48 minutes towards Kota Ibushi at Wrestle Kingdom 15 in January, making historical past because the longest match within the Tokyo Dome.

The New Zealand native agreed to reply 6 questions from 6abc as he ready for the two-night New Japan Showdown occasion right here in Philadelphia. Tickets are on sale at https://2300arena.showare.com/.

6abc: For these not acquainted with New Japan Professional Wrestling, and perhaps simply know WWE or AEW, what can somebody count on this weekend on the 2300 area in South Philly?

Jay: Folks can count on to see what they really wish to see once they watch wrestling- and that is wrestling. The main target is on what’s occurring within the ring, not exterior of it or backstage. You may see guys which can be merely prepared to provide it their all to show they’re the perfect. To not point out that the ambiance within the historic 2300 area will probably be electrical as at all times.

6abc: You’re the present NEVER Openweight Champion and former IWGP Heavyweight champion, how essential is it so that you can be a champion within the promotion?

Jay: Championships on this enterprise are the way you show yourself- if you wish to succeed it’s important to win. You possibly can have matches that individuals get pleasure from, however on the finish of the day, it is about profitable championships. I do not give a (expletive) about what folks take into consideration me and my matches, as long as I am profitable.

6abc: Earlier this yr at Wrestle Kingdom 15, you wrestled the longest match within the historical past of the Tokyo Dome – a) what’s it wish to wrestle within the Tokyo Dome and b) how did you are feeling – bodily and mentally- after that match?

Jay: It is simply one other venue for me. Others could get overwhelmed, however I at all times knew I might be on that stage so it is simply regular to me. You wish to know the way I felt after that match? Go and discover the post-match video on YouTube if you need the true reply. (You can watch that here.)

6abc: You might be scheduled for various matches on every night time – one a singles vs. Fred Yehi, and the opposite a tag match, teaming with Hikuleo vs. Yehi and Wheeler Yuta. Normally you’re a singles competitor, do you want getting put into tag matches or do you like one vs. one? What are some professionals/cons to a tag match that are not in a singles match?

Jay: It does not matter to me whether or not it is a singles or a tag- I do know my potential, and I do know the power of the blokes I staff with, so I reply accordingly. Professionals can be with the ability to catch your breath while you want it by tagging out, cons can be that I haven’t got full management over what occurs seeing as there are extra shifting elements.

6abc: You might be wrestling in Philly’s model of Madison Sq. Backyard/Tokyo Dome – the 2300 Enviornment, former ECW Enviornment. Do you’ve any emotions about that iconic South Philly constructing and the Philly wrestling followers main as much as the occasion?

Jay: The ambiance there may be rivalled by just a few locations. I would not say I’ve a comfortable spot for Philly followers, nonetheless I do maintain them in larger regard to most. Since I first stepped in that constructing in 2016 for ROH, the followers there have proven their appreciation for me time and time again- displaying they’ve much more sense than most.

6abc: Philadelphia has seen occasions from ROH, WWE, MLW, AEW and now New Japan in round a month’s time. How is having selection in wrestling and a number of promotions good for the followers and the wrestlers?

Jay: It is clearly nice, merely put- they’re spoiled for alternative. Don’t love one thing? Properly, do not watch it and do not (complain) about it- simply attend and watch what you want and concentrate on that. With the panorama of wrestling in 2021, there’s one thing for everybody, and there is not any motive why anybody must be complaining. It is a very particular time in wrestling and I hope that followers see and notice that earlier than the second is gone.

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