Yuke’s Co. Ltd has finished selling all of New Japan Pro Wrestling to Bushiroad Inc. Early indication is that the promotion was sold for approximately 500 million yen which comes out to roughly $6,500,000.
Bushiroad has been a financial backer of NJPW and picked up their support significantly in the past year. Their Chief Executive Officer Takaaki Kidani is said to be a huge pro wrestling fan and is “enthusiastic” about the promotion’s future.
Kidani said today he would eventually like to “topple/overthrow WWE.”
Thanks to Puroresu Spirit for contributing to this report and Wrestling News World reader Patrick Peralta for his help compiling information.