Rocky Romero and New Japan Pro Wrestling have been chomping at the bit to perform. With the COVID-19 pandemic raging around the world, the company and the performer have gotten accustomed to wrestling without a massive crowd. Romero and NJPW have created the new show, NJPW: Strong. Right off the bat, he had an interesting take on the whole era with no fans. New Japan uses a different style than any other promotion in the world. So their product works well with having limited fans because it’s a more reality sports based show.
Our own, John Pingel interviewed him and gave him some interesting questions about the Best of the Super Juniors tournament. The show NJPW: Strong is an American based branch of the company. Their first show ran from the NJPW Dojo in Los Angeles, CA with no fans. It’s the first in an expansion into the US market for New Japan. The company wants to expand their brand in the US wrestling market. It’s a busy market with AEW, WWE, Impact, and ROH all vying for attention of fans.
Romero made a point of bringing up that New Japan was all about the in-ring product. He firmly believes that the company has the best in-ring product. If you want a no-nonsense product that has a quicker pace, you should check out NJPW: Strong. You can watch Strong on NJPW World on Fridays at 7:00/10:00PM Pacific/Eastern.
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