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New Japan Pro-Wrestling World

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New Japan Pro-Wrestling World (also referred to as NJPW World[3] and New Japan World[4]) is a subscription-based video streaming service owned by New Japan Pro-Wrestling. On December 1, 2014, NJPW and TV Asahi announced "New Japan Pro-Wrestling World", a new worldwide streaming site for the promotion's events.[5] All major NJPW events air live on the service, which also features matches from the promotion's archives, dating back to 1972.[6] In 2015, King of Pro-Wrestling marked the first ever event on NJPW World to feature English commentary,[7] provided by Kevin Kelly and Matt Striker.[8] Currently, English commentary is provided by Kelly and Don Callis.[9] As part of a working relationship between NJPW and the Mexican Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) promotion, NJPW began airing CMLL's Viernes Espectaculares show on NJPW World, starting July 9, 2016.[10]

New Japan Pro-Wrestling World
LaunchedDecember 1, 2014 (2014-12-01)
Owned byNew Japan Pro-Wrestling
TV Asahi
Picture format720p HD
SloganLive & On-Demand[1]
Broadcast areaWorldwide
HeadquartersRoppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan[2]

The service has a current monthly subscription price of ¥999 (US$9.05). As of May 2017, subscription numbers were roughly 50,000 subscribers with 10,000 outside Japan.[11] By July 2018, the subscription's numbers had risen to 100,000 in total, with 40,000 outside of Japan.[12]

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  1. ^ Nick Schwartz (January 3, 2018). "Wrestle Kingdom 12 start time, match card and how to watch". USA Today. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "特定商取引に関する法律に基づく表示". NJPW World (in Japanese). Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "トップページ プライバシーポリシー". New Japan Pro-Wrestling World.
  4. ^ "New Japan World adds English-language Subscription Page". Top Rope Press.
  5. ^ Caldwell, James (December 1, 2014). "NJPW news: New Japan announces streaming service like WWE Network, will include live shows". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  6. ^ Meltzer, Dave (November 30, 2014). "New Japan Pro Wrestling launches their network, full details". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved July 9, 2015.
  7. ^ Macklin, Matthew; Crockett, Paul (October 2, 2015). "New Japan to broadcast October event in English on New Japan World". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  8. ^ Meltzer, Dave (October 2, 2015). "Fri update: John Cena taking time off, Johnny Hendricks hospitalized". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  9. ^ Currier, Joseph (January 17, 2017). "NJPW World finds its new lead English color commentary voice". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved May 13, 2017.
  10. ^ Dark Angelita (July 6, 2016). "NJPW/CMLL: Viernes Espectacular de Arena México se transmitirá por njpwworld". Superluchas (in Spanish). Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  11. ^ "戦略発表会で、木谷オーナーが「2020年の東京ドーム満員を目指す」とコメント!さらにアメリカへの"本格進出"、道場の設立も視野に!!". New Japan Pro-Wrestling (in Japanese). May 16, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  12. ^ "NJPW President Reveals Current Number Of NJPW World Subscribers -". Retrieved 2 July 2018.

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