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Japanese Wrestling meets Video Game Championship at CEO x NJPW in Florida

This summer some of the greatest stars of New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) will be part of CEO Fighting Game Championships, one of the biggest fighting game conventions in the world.




Kenny Omega, one of the most popular wrestlers in the independent scene, has partnered with CEO founder Alex Jebailey to bring a special 2-hours wrestling event called “CEO x NJPW: When Worlds Collide” featuring NJPW stars such as:

  • Kenny Omega
  • Kota Ibushi
  • Tetsuya Naito
  • Hiromu Takahashi
  • Jyushin Thunder Liger
  • Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)
  • Roppongi 3K’s Sho
  • Yoh and Rocky Romero
  • Ryusuke Taguchi
  • Jeff Cobb
  • David Finlay
  • Chase Owens
  • Dragon Lee
  • Juice Robinson

CEO x NJPW will take place on June 29th, 2018 inside of the Daytona Beach Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Florida with over 8,000 seats available.

Kenny Omega, who has been attending CEO since 2016 and is a massive fighting game fan, had this to say about the event:

“For the past 2 years I’ve gotten the privilege to travel to CEO and enjoy my hobby at the highest level. Whether it be sponsored players that game for a living or spectators just there for casual fun, the FGC has always made me feel welcome. With the upcoming CEOxNJPW event, my hope is to provide a new and fun experience for those that make the trip out to Daytona Beach and give back to the community I love. The crossover potential for wrestling and gaming has always been strong so aside from fully realizing that with CEOxNJPW, I hope that both new comers to games and/or wrestling can have a positive first experience to both worlds. I really think fans are gonna dig it, and I can’t thank Alex Jebailey enough for making it all happen. See you there.”

Tickets for CEO x NJPW are available through

Live Broadcast details to be revealed at a later date.

For more information on CEO 2018 Fighting Game Championships visit

Media Drunks will be in attendance and will bring you all of the details on this event. Stay tuned to our site and social media accounts for more details!

What is CEO 2018?

CEO 2018 is an annual fighting game championships convention featuring fans and competitors from all over the world playing for top prizes in such fighting games as Street Fighter, Tekken, DRAGON BALL FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. and more. CEO attendance continues to climb every year since it began in 2010 with over 4,000 attendees in 2017 from over 45 States and 30 Countries.

CEO also features panels based on fighting games, casual gaming areas, exhibitor booths, artist alleys, late night arcade featuring 70+ arcade cabinets and more.

What is New Japan Pro-Wrestling?

New Japan Pro-Wrestling was established in 1972. Gaining popularity over the years, NJPW has grown internationally in recent years with shows in California.

For more information on New Japan Pro-Wrestling please visit

Also be sure to read this feature article on NJPW from RollingStone:

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