In response to US fan queries
There are currently no plans for TV broadcast of NJPW events in 2020 (WK14 included) in the US.
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) December 27, 2019
NJPW announced that AXS will not be providing the company’s broadcasts in the United States in 2020. AXS TV has been a NJPW broadcast partner since 2014, and the deal between the two is set to expire in January 2021, according to some sources. Since Anthem Sports & Entertainment acquired a majority interest in AXS TV, things have been pretty complex, despite Anthem’s hope to build on the relationship with NJPW.
“Anthem has been public that it has not made any decisions regarding current programming,” Anthem Chief Corporate Officer Ed Nordholm stated. “We have been long-time broadcast partners with TV Asahi for NJPW at Fight Network and hope to build on that relationship. We’re looking forward to getting to know them better.”
There has been no official comment by AXS at this time, nor are there any reports of an alternative plan for NJPW. It is interesting to notice NJPW have developed his partnership with Fite TV since last summer and Wrestle Kingdom 14 and New Year Dash will stream live on Fite TV from January 4 to 6.
NJPW put out an article and a video featuring Will Ospreay on how fans can make their way around the Tokyo Dome for Wrestle Kingdom 14 on January 4 and 5. You can check out the full cards for the 2 nights of the event here.
All pics and videos courtesy of NJPW and AXS TV