New Japan President Steps Down, Company Eyes Global Expansion

Submitted by Cewsh on January 23, 2013 - 2:05pm
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- Takaaki Kidani announced that he is resigning from his position as chairman of New Japan Pro Wrestling. Kidani wanted to announce this news ahead of time to the public, and nothing will happen until the Shareholders meeting this September.

This is not to be taken a negative things as Kidani seems to be wanting to spend more time working with Bushiroad.

Kidani stated that he has been met with both positive and negative feedback throughout the last year, and it seems the negative is why he has chosen to take a step back from the position. It seems to mainly come with the recent use of Sakuraba and Shibata. It seems Kidani will remain as the active sharehold owner of the promotion, but he wants to step down from the position of power. He will still aid New Japan in the future.

- New Japan also announced that they will be introducing their own English based website in the near future. No word as of yet to when they will introduce the official English based website, but they also announced that a Spanish version is also in the works.

- With the announcement of the new sites, New Japan also pointed out some info on their global expansion. Many different places were mentioned from Europe, Mexico, Korea, Latin America, and Italy to name a few, but it seems they are really wanting to push towards a true global expansion. Nakamura was also on hand as the reigning IWGP Intercontinental Champion and stated that is willing to defend the belt anywhere.

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