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Everything you need to know about the GFW/NJPW show in Tokyo on January 4th: why should you care, how to order, & more

I’ve put together a list of videos and links for you on this page to help fans out there that may be on the fence about the Tokyo Dome pay-per-view on January 4th. If you’ve never seen New Japan Pro Wrestling before then i’d still recommend this show for you. There will be no issues with language barriers because Jim Ross and Matt Striker will be there to explain every move and the back story of all of the matches. People call this the “WrestleMania” of Japanese pro wrestling. I would say it’s the SuperBowl of wrestling. There should be somewhere between 50,000 to 60,000 fans in attendance for this show. The production rivals anything you’ve seen from any of the American wrestling companies. I would argue that some of the stuff they do on the production side surpasses what we see here in North America.

One of the things that people have asked in regards to the upcoming Tokyo Dome show on January 4th is for more information on the matches and the wrestlers involved in the show. Basically, the general feeling has been “why should I care about this show?” Well, here are some videos that should help get you up to speed on the matches on the show. You can scroll down further for pay-per-view and online availability.

If you are looking for a hot product with great wrestling that is taken seriously by it’s fans and a a company that respects it’s fans then you should watch this show. There will be some familiar faces on this show that you may remember from WWE or TNA and you’ll also be introduced to new talent for the first time.

Why should I care about this show?

Jeff Jarrett is leaving the door open to other things. Obviously if this show does well on pay-per-view then this will open the doors to other shows like this for North America. Fans are frustrated with the current wrestling landscape. The fans have a chance to tell the pay-per-view providers that there is a market for another wrestling product. There have been all sorts of rumors about Global Force Wrestling. Quite frankly, if this show does good then it potentially opens the door for more and gives the fans and wrestlers a new alternative in the United States. Plus, you’ll get to see an awesome product with some familiar names and new talent. Everyone on the show will be giving everything they have on this show and will work to try to steal the show.

Why should I order Wrestle Kingdom 9? Who are these wrestlers?

Check out the videos below:

Jim Ross will finally call an AJ Styles match

Will this be Jim Ross’ last pro wrestling event?

Scott Steiner: “the fans want something different”

Jeff Jarrett joins The Bullet Club

Kevin Nash talks about Wrestle Kingdom 9 and the Bullet Club

Matt Striker breaks down AJ Styles vs Tetsuya Naito

Matt Striker breaks down the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Championship match

Matt Striker looks at the IWGP Inter. Championship Shinsuke Nakamura v Kota Ibushi

Matt Striker breaks down the NEVER Openweight Championship between Tomohiro Ishii and Togi Makabe

Here is the full #TheJourney playlist of videos featuring Jim Ross

I also recommend that you check out the Global Force Wrestling YouTube page at this link for more videos.

What is the match card for Wrestle Kingdom 9?

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada
IWGP Championship

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi
Intercontinental title

AJ Styles vs. Tetsuya Naito

Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson vs. Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata
IWGP Tag Team Championship

Kenny Omega vs. Ryusuke Taguchi
IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship

Tomohiro Ishii vs. Togi Makabe
Never Open-Weight Championship

Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Minoru Suzuki

Takahashi, Bad Luck Fale & Jeff Jarrett vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Kojima & Honma

Mikey Nicholls, Naomichi Marufuji, Shane Haste and Toru Yano vs. Suzukigun (Davey Boy Smith, Jr., Lance Archer, Shelton X Benjamin and Takashi Iizuka)

reDRagon vs. Time Splitter vs. Young Bucks vs. Forever Hooligans
IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship

What language will the show be available on?

The show will be available in English and will be called by Jim Ross and Matt Striker. Use the SAP button on your television for Japanese commentary.

How can I watch the Wrestle Kingdom 9 show on my TV?

Here is info on how to order the show. There will be a countdown show at 1:30am. The live broadcast starts at 2am eastern. Some cable systems will be airing replays later in the day (most systems will re-air the show on Sunday night at 7pm eastern). I would suggest that you order early to avoid any issues or delays.

The show will also be available live (and on demand) on the Flipps app in high definition for $34.95. The video quality is the same as if you were watching it on traditional pay-per-view. You can stream the Flipps app to your TV screen on over 5,000 models of streaming players and TVs. If you have a Smart TV then chances are that you will be able to stream it to your TV. The Flipps App is available in Itunes at this link and on Google Play at this link. When you order through the app your Google Play or Itunes account will be billed for $34.95.

Want to stream from the Flipps app to your TV? Supported devices and TV’s for the Flipps app include:
Internet-connected TVs by Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG, Philips & Sharp
Xbox One, Xbox 360, DISH Hopper, Apple TV, Chromecast.

To find the show in the Flipps app, navigate to the “Trending” section of Flipps and then look for the GFW live channel. You should be able to order the show from there in early January. The Flipps app stream is available worldwide except for Japan. The show will also be available again at 7pm. After that then you can watch it on demand. It will be available on demand for 30 days.

If you don’t have a streaming device you can purchase a Chromecast stick for just $35 at your local electronics store.

How can I watch Wrestle Kingdom 9 on my cable or satellite TV through pay-per-view?

There will be a 7pm replay on all systems. Some systems will not be airing the show live because of the UFC pay-per-view replay.

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Comcast Xfinity
Call: 1-800-XFINITY (1-800-934-6489)
Time: Sunday 7pm (EST)
Price: $34.99

time-warner
Time Warner customers
Call: 1-800-TW-CABLE
Time: Sunday night 7pm (EST)
Price: $34.99

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DirecTV
Call 1-531-5000 or click here to order.
Time: Sunday morning 2am (EST)
Price: $44.99

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Dish Network
Call 1-800-333-DISH or click here to order.
Time: Sunday morning 2am (EST)
Price: $34.99

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Cox Cable
Call: 1-866-961-0027
You can also visit this link for PPV purchasing info.
Time: Sunday night 7pm (EST)
Price: $34.99

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Brighthouse Cable
Call: 1-888-289-8988
Please call Brighthouse to confirm the time for the PPV showing.

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AT&T U-Verse
Call: 1-800-288-2020
Time: Sunday night 7pm (EST)
Price: $34.99

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Verizon
Call: 1-800-VERIZON (1-800-837-4966)
Time: Sunday night 6pm (EST)
Price: $34.99

 


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Bell TV
Call: 1-888-759-3474 or 1-866-797-8686
Time: Sunday 2am (EST)
Price: Starting from $29.99

 


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Rogers
Call: 1-866-299-8699
Time: Contact Rogers cable for times
Price: $34.99

 


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Shaw Cable
Call: 1-888-472-2222
Time: Contact Shaw cable for times
Price: $34.99

 


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SaskTel
Call: 1-800-SASKTEL (1-800-727-5835)
Time: Call for times
Price: $34.99

 


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Telus
Call: 1-888-811-2323
Time: Sunday 2am (EST)
Price: $39.95

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