AXS TV announces NJPW lineup for March

AXS TV posted the following:

LOS ANGELES (February 28, 2022) – AXS TV, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment, Inc., is celebrating the return of New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) to the network’s lineup in March with five all-new episodes featuring the best matches of NJPW’s 2022 New Year’s Golden Series – airing every Thursday at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT, starting March 3.

The series spotlights world-class New Japan Pro-Wrestling action each week, delivering an hour of exclusive content compiling the absolute best moments from the iconic promotion’s most recent shows. Additionally, the new episodes will feature quick commentary from NJPW’s English broadcast team, with Kevin Kelly handling play-by-play duties for the March 3 premiere before being joined by Chris Charlton for each next episode.

AXS TV’s full March NJPW lineup is as follows:

March 3 – New Years Golden Series, filmed live from Osaka, Japan on 02/13/22

-Highlights include a dream tag team match pitting World Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada and United States Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi against Los Ingobernables de Japón members Tetsuya Naito and SANADA in an epic showdown that sets the stage for the Tanahashi and SANADA’s upcoming battle for the United States Heavyweight Belt, and Okada and Naito’s monumental match for the World Heavyweight Championship.

-Bullet Club brawler EVIL defends his NEVER Openweight Championship against Tomohiro Ishii, who seeks to avenge his controversial loss to EVIL at Wrestle Kingdom 16 and reclaim the NEVER Openweight belt for the seventh time in this special lumberjack match.

March 10 — New Years Golden Series, filmed live from Sapporo, Japan on 02/19/22

-Two tag team championships are on the line tonight, starting with a massive eight-man fight for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team titles as defending champions Tiger Mask and Robbie Eagles face their toughest challenge yet against the teams of El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori, Master Wato and Ryusuke Taguchi, and El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru.

-Next, Bullet Club looks to add to their ever-growing accolades as members EVIL and Yujiro Takahashi step into the ring against CHAOS duo Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI for the IWGP Tag Team Championships.

March 17 – New Years Golden Series, filmed live from Sapporo, Japan on 02/19/22

-IWGP US Heavyweight Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi makes his first title defense against Los Ingobernables de Japón’s own SANADA, whom Tanahashi personally called up to be his first challenger after reclaiming the belt at Wrestle Kingdom.

March 24 – New Years Golden Series, filmed live from Sapporo, Japan on 02/20/22

-Minoru Suzuki and Toru Yano go wild in a raging Dog Cage Match, where the winner must lock their opponent in a dog kennel for the right to be crowned KOPW 2022 champion.

-CHAOS reignites their rivalry with Bullet Club, as Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI and YOH defend the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Titles against EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi and SHO.

March 31 – New Years Golden Series, filmed live from Sapporo, Japan on 02/20/22

-The 2022 New Year’s Golden Series draws to a close, as IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada defends NJPW’s most coveted award against Los Ingobernables de Japón figurehead – and his longtime rival – Tetsuya Naito in this highly anticipated main event.

About AXS TV

AXS TV is a leading music, entertainment and lifestyle television network and digital media company controlled by Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. AXS TV’s programming largely caters to a diverse fanbase and passionate, delivering eclectic content that includes concerts and musical performances, celebrity interviews, documentaries, wrestling, MMA, special events and pop culture series. The network’s signature programs include Dan Rather’s The Big Interview, Rock My Collection, Music’s Greatest Mysteries, The Top Ten Revealed and A Year in Music. The channel is also home to IMPACT Wrestling, one of the world’s largest entertainment properties, and Invicta Fighting Championships, the world’s first all-female mixed martial arts promotion. The network is available nationwide in the United States and in parts of Canada and the Caribbean. A complete list of providers and territories is available at For more information, visit and its social media channels YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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