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NJPW Strong Style Evolved to air live on AXS TV


AXS TV officially announced that New Japan Pro Wrestling's March 25th Strong Style Evolved show from Long Beach will air live on the station starting at 8 p.m. Eastern and 5 p.m. local time.

The story was first reported in the Wrestling Observer a few weeks ago.

The show sold out in less than 20 minutes even with an issue with the website crashing. Thus far, only Kenny Omega, Kazuchika Okada, Tetsuya Naito, and Hiroshi Tanahashi have been announced as appearing.

"New Japan Pro Wrestling's popularity and ratings in the U.S. are at an all-time high," said AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon. "The G1 Special last summer sold out in a few hours, while Strong Style Evolved, in an arena twice the size, sold out in less than ten minutes. This second U.S. event is a great opportunity to further our relationship with NJPW and TV Asahi and we are looking forward to growing their strong style brand of wrestling in the states."

Jim Ross and Josh Barnett will be calling the action.

The Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito IWGP Heavyweight title match from the Tokyo Dome will be replayed this coming Friday night on the station.