NJPW Adding English Commentary To This Month's King Of Pro Wrestling PPV, Final Match Card

New Japan Pro Wrestling is now advertising that their upcoming King of Pro Wrestling PPV on October 12th will be broadcast with English commentary. Little information is known other than a graphic promoting "live coverage in English", and we are still awaiting an official announcement regarding who the announce team might be.


The show kicks off at 3:00AM ET on October 12th, and viewers will presumably need a subscription to New Japan World (999 yen, or about $8.30USD) to access the event.

This will be the first show since January's massive Wrestle Kingdom that will feature English audio on a New Japan event, which was handled by Global Force Wrestling and broadcast on US PPV. There had been talks of doing something similar with the Invasion Attack PPV in April, or Dominion back in July, but nothing came together. At this time it does not appear that Jeff Jarrett nor GFW has anything to do with King of Pro Wrestling.

Here is the final match card:

IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match
* Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. AJ Styles


Tanahashi Defends His #1 Contender's Right
* Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tetsuya Naito

NEVER Openweight ChampionshiP Match

* Togi Makabe (c) vs. Tomohiro Ishii

* Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson) vs. Sakuraba, Shinsuke Nakamura & Toru Yano

IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match
* Kenny Omega (c) vs. Matt Sydal

IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championship Match
* reDragon (c) vs. RPG Vice

* Captain New Japan, Hirooki Goto, Shibata & Kota Ibushi vs. Tenzan, Nakanishi, Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata

* Tomoaka Honma vs. Yoshi-Hashi

* David Finlay, Jay WHite, Juice Robinson (CJ Parker), Sho Tanaka & Yohei Komatsu vs. Jushin Thunder Liger, Kushida, Mascara Dorada, Ryusuke Taguchi & Tiger Mask