Go Shiozaki vs. Satoshi Kojima CyberFight Festival

Pro Wrestling NOAH, DDT, Ganbare, and TJPW will come together once again for the second annual CyberFight Festival on June 12, 2022. The event will see a number of matches featuring each promotion, including them facing off and two title matches to end the night. Here’s a look at the complete card for the event […]

Chris Brookes DDT
Jamie Johnson - Dec 22, 2021

As the calendar flips over to December, along with the cavalcade of festivities comes time to decide our respective Wrestler of the Year. I’ve shortlisted five names who are in the running for my personal Wrestler of the Year selection, with each being featured in their own piece. My third pick is most likely outside […]

Konosuke Takeshita
Robert Glasier - Dec 7, 2021

Konosuke Takeshita is one of the people primed to be the new face of DDT Pro-Wrestling. He’s won pretty much everything there is in DDT, but still, his style fits in perfectly with the promotion. He is a strength-based wrestler who can slide easily into comedy and technique, before going back to his comfort zone […]

DDT Tokyo Dome Cup
Robert Glasier - Oct 30, 2021

Match Point is an ongoing series at Last Word on Pro Wrestling, where we look at intriguing matchups in indie wrestling and beyond. They may be dream matches, first-time matchups, or hotly anticipated rematches. This week, we take a deep dive into the empty arena showdown known as the DDT Tokyo Dome Cup. In 2017, […]

Ganbare☆Pro-Wrestling Logo
Xavier Williams - Sep 25, 2021

At the Ganbare☆Pro-Wrestling event known as Bad Communication, they celebrated the 20th anniversary of Ken Ohka’s pro wrestling career. There was also a lot of news on this very event. Ganbare announced not only a LEC sponsorship but their very own singles championship. For those unaware, up until recently, Ganbare used the Independent World Junior Championship, […]

DDT Whos Gonna TOP 2021
Robert Glasier - Sep 25, 2021

After Peter Pan 2021 and Dramatic Survivor, the landscape of DDT Pro Wrestling is rocked. Konosuke Takeshita is the KO-D Openweight Champion, and the longstanding DAMNATION will be no more. Nonetheless, the show continues to march on and there will be little rest, especially as DDT seems to take a big step with their last […]

Wrestle Universe
Robert Glasier - Sep 21, 2021

Wrestle Universe (Formerly DDT Universe) has been the primary streaming platform for DDT Pro-Wrestling, Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling, Ganbare Pro-Wrestling, and as of 2020, Pro Wrestling NOAH. Earlier in the month, a major press conference on the future of the platform was announced. Today, a full explanation of what would be changing about the platform […]

Robert Glasier - Sep 16, 2021

On the 26th of September, DAMNATION will wrestle their final match together as a unit.

DDT Wrestle Peter Pan 2021
Robert Glasier - Aug 21, 2021

In the main event of DDT Wrestle Peter Pan 2021, Jun Akiyama attempted to defend his title against Konosuke Takeshita. This was a rematch of their D-Ou Grand Prix finals match in which Akiyama came out on top. However, this time around, Takeshita would not be denied as he stood tall in the middle of […]

DDT Wrestle Peter Pan 2021
Robert Glasier - Aug 20, 2021

One of DDT Pro‘s biggest shows of the years comes around again. Last year, it was a two-night showcase of the TV show format that was required due to the restrictions at the time. While there is still an air of unease going around the world, wrestling has relatively returned to normal. Wrestle Peter Pan […]

Shinya Aoki Chris Brookes
Robert Glasier - Jul 15, 2021

After Ultimate Party 2020, Shinya Aoki was left humiliated and almost completely absent from DDT Pro Cards. He previously lost the DDT Extreme Championship to Sanshiro Takagi in a Weapons Rumble. Aoki would make his return in a match for the now KO-D Eight Man Tag Team Championship, only to lose it back to a […]

Chris Brookes vs Ninya Aoki Graphic
Robert Glasier - Jun 29, 2021

Dramatic Dream Team (DDT) recently held two important shows, and both had title implications. We had major revelations coming from the shows while taking a break from King of DDT rush. Let’s get into the major points that come from each of the shows including 37Kamina success and another double title match being made. Summer […]

NJPW AJPW NOAH Legacy show
Scott Edwards (Editor) - Jun 18, 2021

On Friday, it was announced by the Japanese Wrestling Hall of Fame (NPH) that there will be a special 70th Anniversary of Japan Pro Wrestling History show titled “LEGACY.” The show will take place from the historic Korakuen Hall on Sep. 14 and 15. It will bring nine of Japan’s biggest male promotions together for […]

CyberFight Festival
Last Word Staff - Jun 4, 2021

The Cyberfight Festival is a massive cross-brand event that will take place at the Saitama Super Arena which will feature talent from Pro Wrestling Noah, Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling (TJPW), Ganbare, and Dramatic Dream Team (DDTPro).  This show has a loaded lineup with three major championships on the line as the top titles of NOAH, TJPW, and DDT will be defended […]

Jun Akiyama vs HARASHIMA CyberFight Festival
Robert Glasier - Jun 4, 2021

Match Point is an on-going series at Last Word on Pro Wrestling, where we look at intriguing matchups in indie wrestling and beyond. They may be dream matches, first-time matchups, or hotly anticipated rematches. With the mega-event known as CyberFight Festival fast approaching, there are many anticipated bouts. Let’s take a look at the KO-D […]

Kenny Omega AEW
Brian Glynn - May 13, 2021

At the launch of All Elite Wrestling in January of 2019, fans of independent wrestling and those seeking an alternative to WWE were promised a fresh perspective on how to book mainstream pro wrestling. The first AEW signees came as no surprise to anyone, despite rumors of contract offers from the WWE for each soon-to-be-star. […]

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NXT Returns to Live Events

Earlier this evening, WWE announced that NXT will return to live event touring beginning June 10. A total of 8 NXT live events have been announced thus far, each taking place in a different venue across Florida. Tickets are set to go on sale on May 20 at 10 AM EST via Etix. Additional live […]

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WWE Monday Night Raw comes to us tonight from the well-known Norfolk Scope of Norfolk, Virginia. The venue was a regular for the National Wrestling Alliance and World Championship Wrestling, including being home to Starrcade 1988. It’s been home to Pay-Per-View events for the NWA, WCW, WWE, Ring of Honor, and IMPACT Wrestling; a very […]

AEW Dark Elevation Featuring ROH Womens Championship Match
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Is there a better way to start your week than with a new AEW Dark: Elevation? We have seven matches scheduled, including Dark Order’s Alex Reynolds facing off with House of Black’s Brody King. Anna Jay and Yuka Sakazaki team up for the first time, taking on Nyla Rose and Emi Sakura. Finally, our focus […]

Ric Flair Returns to the Ring
JW Kirkland - May 9, 2022

Woo! It’s true what they say; in professional wrestling, never say never. So, for any who missed it, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair announced on Twitter that he will be making that walk to the ring one last time for Jim Crockett Promotions on July 31st! After nearly a decade, Ric Flair returns to the […]