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New Japan Pro-Wrestling has announced the Inaugural Oceania Cup, a four-day event that will take place in Australia in 2023.

Through a press release on their official website, it was revealed that the event will take place in Wagga Wagga, NSW, with Mr Fang saying:
“NJPW will be holding the four-day event which will incorporate fan engagement sessions, appearances from high-profile legend wrestlers, an inclusive event for people with disability and elite professional wrestlers from all over the world.”
The press release would also state the benefits of such a large scale event on the local economy, stating:

“The Wagga Wagga economy will receive a stimulus boost with an influx of visitors set to spend big in local shops, cafes and businesses in 2023, thanks to the NSW
Government’s Regional Events Acceleration Fund.”
“This funding will allow the event to increase visitation to town, support local businesses and boost economic recovery post-pandemic and natural disasters.” 

NJPW President Takami Ohbari also highlighted the global benefits of the event taking place in Wagga Wagga, saying:
“This iconic event will accelerate the local economy by putting Wagga Wagga on the world map and exhibiting it as a great location for future events.”

“After the 2022 launch of our Oceania brand TAMASHII, we are proud to bring professional wrestling to inland Australia for the first time ever in Wagga Wagga, NSW in 2023.
“We are truly excited to showcase NJPW fighting spirit, and we want to especially thank the NSW Government, a great friend of Japan in business and sport, for supporting NJPW.”