The Daily SteelChair Shot: NJPW, NWA, NXT and ICW (27/09/2019)

NJPW announced the following on New Year Dash and Road to Tokyo Dome events:

“New Year Dash is one of the wildest and most unpredictable nights of the NJPW calendar. Following the huge Tokyo Dome event of Wrestle Kingdom every year, it sees Korakuen Hall packed to over capacity to see the fallout from the biggest event of the calendar. In 2020, Wrestle Kingdom is bigger than ever, with two nights in the Tokyo Dome on January 4 and 5. New Year Dash will move to January 6 to accommodate the huge Tokyo Dome weekend, but that’s not all.

“That’s why January 6, 2020, will see New Year Dash come to Tokyo’s Ota City Gymnasium. This venue has hosted big New Japan events since its very inception, the first NJPW card emanating from there in March 1972, and it’s the home of annual anniversary events. This year, the building saw a classic battle between Taiji Ishimori and Jushin Thunder Liger, as well as Hirooki Goto’s war with Jay White and Hiroshi Tanahashi versus KENTA during the G1 Climax. Details will be announced at a later date.”

“Every year, the Road to Tokyo Dome events send us to the holidays in style and set the scene for the huge matches at the Tokyo Dome to come. This year, with NJPW stars jockeying for position to be part of the biggest Wrestle Kingdom of all-time on January 4 and 5, these events will be more hotly anticipated than ever. Road to Tokyo Dome will take place across three nights, from Thursday, December 19 to Saturday, December 21, all in Korakuen Hall.”

Sami Callihan will make his ICW debut at Fear and Loathing XII on Saturday, November 2, in Glasgow. He will face BT Gunn, one of ICW’s longest and trusty roster members. Gunn is ICW’s former 3-time World Heavyweight Champion, 3-time Tag Team Champion, and Zero-G Champion.

Before a huge night of NXT action on USA Network, tune in to WWE Network and social media for an NXT Pre-Show that will break down everything going on next Wednesday at Full Sail University, streaming live next Wednesday at 7:30 PM ET (12.30 AM BST the next day) on WWE Network, WWE.com, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Charly Caruso, Pat McAfee and Sam Roberts will be analyzing everything happening during NXT’s monumental two-hour live premiere on USA Network, including the three showstopping championship matches – NXT Champion Adam Cole vs. Matt Riddle, NXT Women’s Champion Shayna Baszler vs. Candice LeRae, and NXT Tag Team Champions The Undisputed ERA vs. The Street Profits.

What is hiding behind this Championship picture? Coming soon, as the company says… What is confirmed is Jocephus will be in Atlanta on September 30 and October 1 for NWA tapings. He has been involved within the NWA for nearly 10 years, working for USWO, SWA and NWA SAW. He made his debut with the reloaded brand in 2018 and quickly entered the NWA World Heavyweight Title competition.

In January 2019, Jocephus lost his hair after losing the match between him and his Spiritual Advisor against David Arquette and Tim Storm. Jocephus initially offered a challenge to David Arquette to shave his head and join his group. Arquette thought a match between would be more appropriate instead. The two ideas were combined as Arquette but Jocephus came up short. He would later take part in the Crockett Cup Qualifying Battle Royal, teaming up with Jay Bradley.

All pics and videos courtesy of NJPW, ICW, NWA and WWE

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