- At Wrestling Dontaku (Night 2) on May 4, IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada will take on Hiroshi Tanahashi. Okada tied Tanahashi's record 11 title defenses and a win over the challenger will give him the record. Above and below show both Okada and Tanahashi's road to their 11 successful title defenses.
- The September 1 All In event will now feature: Jay Lethal and Britt Baker. Others previously announced for the show: Cody Rhodes, The Young Bucks, Marty Scurll, Adam Page, Kenny Omega, Stephen Amell, Tessa Blanchard, Deonna Purrazzo, Fenix, Pentagon Jr., Chelsea Green, Joey Janela, Penelope Ford, and Kazuchika Okada. Cody Rhodes noted on Twitter they weren't done adding women wrestlers to the card, currently the show has five booked.
...not done yet either https://t.co/KgJUEWBXyb— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) April 25, 2018
- Kota Ibushi spoke with Tokyo Sports (translation by Chris Charlton) about being caught in the middle of the Bullet Club drama. Ibushi said he wasn't a fan of all the members fighting each other and just wants to let stories develop in the ring. At Wrestling Dontaku (Night 1), Ibushi will face Cody one-on-one, while the night two will feature a 10-man tag featuring most of the Bullet Club: Tanga Loa, Tama Tonga, Bad Luck Fale, Ibushi, and Kenny Omega vs. The Young Bucks, Marty Scurll, Hangman Page, and Cody.
https://t.co/x4esZmhU2m Ibushi 'I don't know why the Bullet Club members have to fight each other. I want it to end. It doesn't interest me at all, I just don't want to be caught up in it anymore' #njdontaku— chris charlton (@reasonjp) April 26, 2018
Ibushi 'I don't want to bring backstage drama into the ring. I want to wrestle in the ring, and have the stories develop and amaze people there and there alone'— chris charlton (@reasonjp) April 26, 2018
Ibushi 'Even as I tag (in G?L) I want to make a mark, show results on my own. I liked my match with Cody (at WK). I like him as a wrestler; to just have a normal match, I'm looking forward to it. Win or lose, I want this to be the end of all this, put it behind us and move on.'— chris charlton (@reasonjp) April 26, 2018