AXS TV Fights Signs Multiyear Deal for New Japan Pro Wrestling


LOS ANGELES: AXS TV Fights has reached a new multiyear pact with TV Asahi for the continued broadcast of New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW).

As part of the agreement, AXS TV adds 17 more episodes to its current season, bringing the total number aired in 2015 to 42. NJPW episodes feature matches from Destruction in Kobe, King of Pro-Wrestling 2014, Power Struggle 2014, World Tag League 2014, Wrestle Kingdom 9, Fantasticamania 2015, The New Beginning in Osaka 2015 and The New Beginning in Sendai.

“With this multiyear agreement, AXS TV is poised to offer a more diverse combat sports and professional wrestling programming lineup than any other TV network, offering an exciting mix of exclusive live events, New Japan Pro Wrestling and MMA news coverage,” said Andrew Simon, the CEO of AXS TV Fights. “We are humbled by the viewers' and media’s response to Mauro Ranallo and Josh Barnett’s commentary and presentation of the series and are excited to continue to work with our great partners at TV Asahi and NJPW for years to come.”