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NJPW, WOW moving to Saturdays on AXS TV starting next month


New Japan Pro Wrestling and Women of Wrestling are moving to Saturday nights on AXS TV.

AXS TV announced today that, beginning on July 13, NJPW on AXS and WOW are moving from Friday to Saturday nights. WOW will air at 8 p.m. Eastern time, with NJPW then airing at 9 p.m. Eastern.

Moving from Fridays to Saturdays means that NJPW and WOW won't be going against SmackDown when it comes to Fox in October.

The opening night of this year's NJPW G1 Climax will also air live on AXS at 6 p.m. Eastern on Saturday, July 6. The show is taking place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

That July 6 show will be the start of six weeks of same-day G1 coverage on AXS. After the shows take place on Saturday morning, two-hour broadcasts of them will air on AXS that night.

The A Block finals will take place on Saturday, August 10 and air on AXS later that night, the B Block finals are on August 11 and will air on AXS on Saturday, August 17, and the G1 finals will be held on August 12 and will air on AXS on Saturday, August 24.

Starting with the move to Saturdays on July 13, the first season of WOW on AXS will be replayed over eight weeks. The second season will then premiere on Saturday, September 7. There will be 24 episodes in the second season.