NJPW has announced that they will hold two ‘Wrestle Grand Slam’ events in May, with one at the Tokyo Dome for the first non-Wrestle Kingdom event there since 2006. The announcement was made during the 49th Anniversary Show this morning. Night one will be at Yokohama Stadium on May 15 and the other will be at the Tokyo Dome on May 29.
The last NJPW event to be held at the Tokyo Dome that wasn’t Wrestle Kingdom was Toukon Shidou Chapter 1 on January 4, 2006. That show featured Brock Lesnar vs. Shinsuke Nakamura for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in the main event. The last NJPW event at the Tokyo Dome that wasn’t in January was Toukon Souzou New Chapter on October 8, 2005. That main event also featured Brock Lesnar, who fought Kazuyuki Fujita and Masahiro Chono in a three-way match for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship.
The announcement reads:
Wrestle Grand Slam to hit Yokohama Stadium and the Tokyo Dome this May!
In a huge announcement during March 4s Anniversary Event, it was revealed that NJPW action will hit Yokohama Stadium on May 15 and the Tokyo Dome on May 29 for Wrestle Grand Slam.
The announcement marks NJPWs first Tokyo Dome event outside of January in 16 years, and the first time ever NJPW will come to Yokohama Stadium.
After the success of Summer Struggle in Jingu Stadium in 2020, New Japan Pro-Wrestling action will be in an open-air baseball stadium once more for what is sure to be a historic event, and that before our return to the Tokyo Dome!
What major matches will be coming this May? Stay tuned for details!