- Above was the entrance video used before Jay White came out for his Wrestle Kingdom 12 match against IWGP Intercontinental Champion, Hiroshi Tanahashi. White came up short in the match, but has continued to stay in the headlines after first declining Kenny Omega's invite to Bullet Club and then joining CHAOS.
- NJPW Owner, Takaaki Kidani, spoke to Tokyo Sports about some future goals he has with NJPW. @STRIGGA of Purolove.com provided the translations. Kidani hopes to continue filling out the Tokyo Dome, eventually filling the seats in the outfield, but to do that he'll need more young Japanese stars, and a heavyweight star in his twenties. Between a rising fan base and sales in 2018, Kidani continued that NJPW will have more money to pay wrestlers and are looking to continue to bring in wrestlers who had a relationship with WWE until "the other side" says "let's get along." Clearly, bringing in Chris Jericho had a positive impact on the company's bottom line and overseas exposure as NJPW has already lined him up to face Tetsuya Naito.
In Toyko Sports Takaaki Kidani said that in two years time he wants to fill the seats in the outfield of the Tokyo Dome and mobilize even more fans. Therefore he says New Japan needs young japanese stars, specifically a heavyweight star in his 20s.— STRIGGA (@STRIGGA) January 5, 2018
Kidani furthermore said that he remembers how the New Japan fan club had 1,890 members in 2012 and now membership figures are at 12,000. Kidani: "The base is rising. Various synergies are occurring. New Japan's sales are also rising."— STRIGGA (@STRIGGA) January 5, 2018
With rising numbers Kidani said NJPW will be able to pay more money to wrestlers and he wants to get more wrestlers with a relationship WWE involved in New Japan. He says he's going to do that until "the other side" says: "Let's get along."— STRIGGA (@STRIGGA) January 5, 2018
Link to the article: https://t.co/A5FxqFU2Iu— STRIGGA (@STRIGGA) January 5, 2018
- YouTube Personality, Logan Paul, took a trip to Japan where his attempt at comedy was met with plenty of criticism of how he acted in another country. Paul has over 15 million subscribers on his YouTube channel, but Kenny Omega won't be one of them. Omega responded to the video on Twitter saying, "What's worse than the obnoxious try-hard comedy is the sad fact that almost 200k people have seemingly enjoyed the blatant disrespect of a country that isn't theirs."
Turns out, Logan Paul's trip to Japan was problematic for many reasons ?? pic.twitter.com/yhj2BYgk4G— We The Unicorns (@wetheunicorns) January 5, 2018
Wha''s worse than the obnoxious try hard comedy is the sad fact that almost 200k ppl have seemingly enjoyed the blatant disrespect of a country that isn't theirs.— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) January 6, 2018