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NJPW Announces Wrestle Grand Slam In MetLife Dome

NJPW returns to the MetLife Dome for the first time in 7 years

New Japan Pro-Wrestling has announced a second Wrestle Grand Slam show. 

Wrestle Grand Slam in MetLife Dome will take place on September 4 and September 5, 2021, NJPW revealed during today's Kizuna Road show at Korakuen Hall. 

This will be the promotion's first event at the 33,000-seater venue since the G1 Climax 24 final in 2014 when Kazuchika Okada defeated Shinsuke Nakamura. The Rainmaker would go on to unsuccessfully challenge Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP Heavyweight Title at Wrestle Kingdom 9 as a result of the G1 win. 

No matches have been announced for the September 2021 shows as of yet.

NJPW's original Wrestle Grand Slam events at the Tokyo Dome and Yokohama Stadium were scheduled to take place last month, but the shows were postponed after the state of emergency in Japan was extended. 

The Tokyo Dome show received a new date of July 25 today and will be main evented by Shingo Takagi vs. Kota Ibushi for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. 

Meanwhile, the Yokohama Stadium event has been cancelled as a result of scheduling conflicts. 

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