New Japan Pro-Wrestling comes to the CEO 2018 Fighting Game Championships in Daytona Beach, FL on June 29th, 2018!

CEO Gaming Inc. and New Japan Pro-Wrestling are teaming up to give the Fighting Game Community and East Coast Wrestling fans a taste of NJPW’s high intensity action this summer with a live wrestling show. CEO x NJPW takes place inside of the Daytona Beach Ocean Center with over 8,000 seats available. Prices range from $20 – $100 for the show (before fees).


CEO x NJPW: When Worlds Collide is a Special Two hour live wrestling show including live  New Japan Pro-Wrestling featuring stars such as Kenny OmegaKota IbushiTetsuya NaitoHiromu TakahashiJyushin Thunder Liger, Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa), Roppongi 3K’s ShoYoh and Rocky Romero,Ryusuke TaguchiJeff Cobb,  David FinlayChase OwensDragon Lee  and Juice Robinson!. Match Card (talent and matches subject to change) will be announced closer to the event in June.

The relationship between CEO Founder (Alex Jebailey) and New Japan Pro-Wrestling star Kenny Omega began through a shared passion for fighting games and wrestling. Kenny Omega has been attending CEO as a player and fighting game fan since 2016.  He has been an active part of creating some of CEO’s most memorable experiences. The combined success between them set the partnership into motion and has led to the creation of this special event.

Kenny Omega (NJPW Star) on the CEO & NJPW Crossover:

“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.”

Alex Jebailey (CEO Gaming Founder and Director):

“Sometimes attending the show of your dreams means stepping up and creating it yourself. That’s how CEO became the world renowned event that it is, and CEO x NJPW will be no different. Kenny and I have always dreamed big, and CEO x NJPW is giving us the opportunity bring our latest dream to life. Combining our passion for gaming and wrestling has always led to entertaining moments for our fans, and we expect this show to really be the best of both worlds.”

Tickets go on sale through on Friday May 4th to the General Public at 10 am est (Presale codes will  be distributed to currently registered CEO 2018 Convention attendees via email late Wednesday evening and usable beginning Thursday May 3rd, at 10 am est). Please for the direct ticket link and this webpage as soon as they are released.

Live Broadcast details to be revealed at a later date.

Stay tuned for more details on the event and be sure to register to learn more about the CEO experience through

For neighboring hotel information please visit

About CEO Gaming Inc.:

CEO Gaming is a fighting game competition and events company located in Central Florida. Established in 2010, CEO has grown to become one of the largest fighting game conventions in the world, hosting players and fans from over 45 US States and 35 Countries. CEO’s flagship event, CEO Fighting Game Championships, has featured a wrestling themed style that has welcomed wrestling fans and fighting game players alike to come together under one roof.

For more information on CEO 2018 Fighting Game Championships visit

About New Japan Pro-Wrestling:

NJPW is the largest wrestling organisation outside of the USA, with over four decades of decorated history, their most recent Wrestle Kingdom event in Tokyo was presented in front of 34,995 fans. Home to some of the biggest names ever in Pro Wrestling, their current stars headed by Kazuchika Okada, Tetsuya Naito, Kenny Omega and Hiroshi Tanahashi are worldwide attractions.

For more on New Japan Pro Wrestling’s history and company please visit here:

CEO x NJPW takes place inside of the 8,400 plus seat Daytona Beach Ocean Center Arena

For more information on the Ocean Center such as parking and address please visit

New Japan Pro-Wrestling Stars featured at CEO x NJPW!

General Questions & Answers about CEO x NJPW

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. For an idea of the fun factor involved in CEO, please watch this CEO 2017 recap video:

When and where is CEO x NJPW happening?

Friday June 29th at the Daytona Beach, OCEAN CENTER. Doors open at 7 pm, show begins at 8:30 pm. For parking and venue details, please visit that website above.

Will there be Meet & Greets?

We are still finalizing travel schedules for the NJPW stars to see if they are possible. We will let attendees know any scheduled sessions if they are available.

Will there be NJPW Merch Available?

We are working with to sell official NJPW merch during the event. Let us know which of your favorite CEO x NJPW wrestlers you’d like to see merchandise for!

Are there any CEO 2018 Special Hotel Rates?

Yes! You can find them on CEO 2018 Hotel Information. Please be sure to plan accordingly and book from our additional hotel blocks as the main hotel is already sold out. You can also find venue and travel information there if you are coming in from out of town.

Location area and food options

The Daytona Beach Ocean Center is in the heart of Daytona Beach with plenty of restaurants and activities to do near by. Check out for more information on local restaurants and the Daytona Beach pier area.

The Ocean Center Concessions will also be opening all weekend and during the live show. They serve, beer, wine, alcohol and general live show food choices.

Will the rest of CEO still be open during the CEOxNJPW show?

Yes. While the CEOxNJPW show is happening in the Ocean Center Arena on Friday June 29th, our exhibit hall nearby will remain open for CEO 2018.

Are there Refunds to the show?

CEO x NJPW tickets will be sold through CEO is unable to offer any refunds for tickets purchased through them. Please visit Ticketmaster for their refund policies.

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:

When will the match line up be announced?

CEO x NJPW will be announcing our card in June

How Long is the Show?

2 hours plus dark matches. Doors open at 7pm, main card starts at 8:30pm. Main card is scheduled to feature 5 matches.

Do I need a ticket into CEO2018 to watch CEO x NJPW?

While CEO x NJPW is featured in the same venue as CEO 2018 on Friday night, you are able to purchase a ticket just to the live wrestling show Friday night without a ticket into CEO 2018. CEO x NJPW is a Friday night only event but you can find out more if you’d like to attend the rest of CEO 2018 weekend on Doors open into CEO x NJPW inside of the Arena at 7 pm on Friday night, but the rest of the CEO convention begins Friday at 10 am.

What is the Bag policy?

There will be a security bag check into the arena. While bags will be allowed, please only bring small bags to speed up the process for all attendees to enjoy the show. As with all live shows, please no outside food, drink or weapons of any kind will be allowed inside.

Have any other questions?

If you have any other questions you’d like us to answer and share here, please email us at

Where can I follow for any updates on the show?

We spread information about the CEO 2018 event weekend and #CEOxNJPW from a few sources:

2. Our official Facebook event page on



Community Effort Orlando (CEO) Gaming, INC is an events company specializing in competitive fighting game tournaments, enthusiast outreach, and promotional entertainment rooted in video game products. Since its inception, CEO Gaming’s President and founder, Alex Jebailey, has focused on providing spectacle heavy annual conventions, live entertainment broadcasts, and internationally reliable event consultation. His consistent efforts have helped produce many of the world’s most popular fighting game conventions.