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 (NJPW) landscape, and in a different context a foreigner to the western mainstream. Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, a country which was once a thriving territory of the Read More …

NEW BEGINNINGS AS FALE DOJO WELCOMES NEW ERA BECOMING NJPW NEW ZEALAND DOJO, NJPW NZ TRYOUTS IN MAY, NEW TRAINERS, NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH COCA-COLA!

FALE DOJO BECOMES NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING NEW ZEALAND DOJO: Fale Dojo (Auckland, NZ) is now an official part of the New Japan Pro Wrestling training system. Going forward internationally, the Dojo will now be known as NJPW New Zealand Dojo, however, locally, we will maintain our Fale Dojo brand. “The Dojo will be called Read More …

Walter Yeates’ Exclusive Interview With Ite Lemalu Of The Fale Dojo

Recently, I was interviewed by journalist Walter Yeates in an exclusive where I spoke about my role with Fale Dojo, the Dojo’s mission locally and globally, and partnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling. Here is the transcript to the article. ============================================= The following is an exclusive interview with Ite Lemalu, Media Relations Manager of the Read More …

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 colonies of World Wrestling Entertainment’s NXT Read More …

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 being a New Japan ‘triple 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 ‘Bad Luck’ Fale, founder and 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 Manager and Coach at Fale 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, a proud Fale Dojo graduates, is also the second Kiwi to hold a recognised world heavyweight title since Pat O’Connor’s NWA title win in 1959. White captured New Japan Pro Wrestling’s premier championship 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 …