NZ Strong Style – An Ally, Not A Colony, Part II

This article is a follow up to a piece published 11 months ago. Titled ‘NZ Strong Style – An Ally, Not A Colony’, it discussed how the New Zealand and Australian wrestling scenes would potentially flourish as allies of New Japan Pro Wrestling, as opposed to the scenario of being Read More …

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Jay White wins IWGP Intercontinental Title

“Switchblade” Jay White has become the IWGP Intercontinental champion. The Fale Dojo graduate recently defeated Tetsuya Naito for the championship in the main event at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s ‘Destruction in Kobe’ pay-per-view. With the addition of the Intercontinental title, White, the 26-year-old Aucklander has gained the distinct honour of Read More …

Fale Dojo at NJPW Southern Showdown – Sydney Recap

NJPW Southern Showdown’s second show of the tour took place on the 30th of June at Sydney’s University of New South Wales Roundhouse. The card featured a plethora of talent from New Japan Pro Wrestling who were largely supported by the Fale Dojo contingent that competed for the event. Toks Read More …

Fale Dojo at NJPW Southern Showdown – Melbourne Recap

The wait was over for the Fale Dojo contingent after months of anticipation. The graduates led by Head Trainer Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale converged at the historic Festival Hall in Melbourne, Australia to perform on the first night of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s ‘Southern Showdown’ event. Mark Tui, the General Read More …

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 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 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 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 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 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 Read More …