Fale Dojo interview with “Switchblade” Jay White

It wasn’t too long ago when “Switchblade” Jay White was regarded as a ‘foreigner’. In one context, White is a foreigner (gaijin) to the New Japan Pro Wrestling landscape, and in a different context a foreigner to the western mainstream. Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, a country which was once a thriving NWA territory in Read More …

ROH & NJPW G1 Supercard – 06/04/2019

By Scott Zaraki Courtesy of NBC Sports Radio – Pro Wrestling 24/7 ROH & NJPW G1 Supercard – 06/04/2019 New York, New York Madison Square Garden Commentary Team: Ian Riccaboni, Kevin Kelly, Colt Cabana, Caprice Coleman, Mandy Leon, Chris Charleston & Nick Aldis Honor Rumble: We start with Kenny King and Minoru Suzuki King tries Read More …

NJPW New Japan Cup: Night 12, Tournament Final Results – 24/03/2019

By Scott Zaraki Courtesy of NBC Sports Radio – Pro Wrestling 24/7 NJPW New Japan Cup: Night 12, Tournament Final Night Results – 24/03/2019 Niigata, Japan Aore Nagaoka Commentary Team: Kevin Kelly, Rocky Romero and Excalibur To recap the journeys so far Okada had to go through Michael Elgin and then fellow CHAOS members Mikey Read More …

When You Invest in Yourself and Others

“You think I’m not ready? Well, look right in front of you … I was ready a long time ago!” – ‘Switchblade’ Jay White, New Japan Pro Wrestling IWGP Heavyweight Champion. This photo which was shared by Toks Fale aka “The Rogue General” Bad Luck Fale marks the very first meeting between him and Jay White in Read More …

NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka Results – 11/02/2019

By Scott Zaraki Courtesy of NBC Sports Radio – Pro Wrestling 24/7 NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka Results – 2/11/19 Osaka, Japan Edion Arena Osaka Commentary Team: Kevin Kelly & Don Callis SUZUKI-gun vs. JUSHIN THUNDER LIGER & TEN-KOJI: Tenzan tries to convince Iizuka to come to his senses, but he’s not having any of it Read More …

Jay White captures the IWGP Championship

Jay White has become the first New Zealander to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. In addition to holding this distinct honour, White, one of the first Fale Dojo graduates, is also the second Kiwi to hold a recognised world title since Pat O’Connor’s NWA title win in 1959. White captured New Japan Pro Wrestling’s premier championship by Read More …

NJPW New Year Dash!! Results – 05/01/2019

By Scott Zaraki Courtesy of NBC Sports Radio – Pro Wrestling 24/7 NJPW New Year Dash!! Results – 1/5/19 Tokyo, Japan Korakuen Hall Commentary Team: Kevin Kelly & Rocky Romero THE KILLER ELITE SQUAD & TAKASHI IIZUKA vs. ROPPONGI 3K & ROCKY ROMERO: Rocky with Forever Lariats, but Archer just shrugs them off, Romero with a Read More …

Wrestle Kingdom 13: The Striker vs. The Grappler

It is an exciting time to be a pro wrestling fan. New Japan Pro Wrestling will start the 2019 wrestling calendar with their biggest event, Wrestle Kingdom 13. This extravaganza has become widely popular with fans across the globe since New Japan began to expand their market. As a Fale Dojo staff member, which of Read More …

Bullet Club dominates New Japan’s dream team

“You can’t beat me, you can’t beat us, you can’t beat the Bullet Club”. This was the statement that “Switchblade” Jay White roared throughout Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall as Bullet Club members Bad Luck Fale, Taiji Ishimori and the “Switchblade” stood triumphant over the crowd’s fallen heroes Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and KUSHIDA in the main Read More …

NZ Strong Style – An Ally, Not A Colony

Since the reports began to surface about the WWE approaching the wrestlers on the NXT UK brand with new contracts that would prevent them from working with other UK promotions that are not associated with the WWE, it made me think about the wrestling scene in New Zealand and Australia. By entertaining the thought of Read More …