Launched today was the streaming service for Big Japan Pro-Wrestling, BJW Core. For those who have not heard of the promotion, in terms of popularity, BJW is the fifth largest in Japan. They specialize and are known best for their hardcore matches, titled death matches. Don’t let that turn you off. If you’re not a fan of ultra-bloody wrestling, have no fear because BJW has divisions. Death match wrestlers compete for the BJW Deathmatch Heavyweight Championship and traditional wrestlers go for the BJW World Strong Heavyweight Championship or the BJW Junior Heavyweight Championship. Each show will have something for everyone. Despite being known as the top death match promotion in the world, the BJW Strong division features some of the best wrestling in the world. Fans of the 90s AJPW and 2000s NOAH style would be foolish to ignore the Strong division in BJW.
Today was the launch date for the website and as of now, only six shows have been uploaded, four from this year and two from last year. Both 2016 and 2017’s Endless Survivor shows are available and are trademark shows for the promotion, great starting points if you’re a new fan.
Whether you like hardcore or traditional, BJW has it all and for ~$7.75 USD/month it’s well worth checking out.
Here are a couple matches displaying the variety of styles:
BJW Strong World Heavyweight Title Match: Daisuke Sekimoto (c) vs Yuji Okabayashi