Wrestling Meccas: Kōrakuen Hall, Tokyo

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Wrestling Meccas is a series of features at Last Word on Pro Wrestling that looks at the history of some of professional wrestling’s most iconic venues, from large stadiums to small indie havens. Our second edition heads to Tokyo, Japan to look at what many consider the “Madison Square Garden of Japan”, the famed Kōrakuen […] READ MORE


All Japan Junior Heavyweight Champion Atsushi Aoki Dead at 41

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The Japanese and world wrestling community was saddened by the news that reigning and 4x All Japan Junior Heavyweight Champion Atsushi Aoki passed away on Monday following injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Tokyo. Aoki was 41 years old. It is with great sadness we confirm Atsushi Aoki has passed away. Thank you for everything. […] READ MORE



#AndNEW: Kento Miyahara Wins All Japan Triple Crown

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Today at All Japan‘s Raising An Army Memorial event in Yokohama, Kento Miyahara became a 4x All Japan Triple Crown Champion, defeating Zeus in the main event and ending Zeus’ reign at only 84 days. Zeus had previously defeated Miyahara for All Japan’s top prize back in July at All Japan’s Summer Action Series (Night […] READ MORE






The Championship Report: February 2018

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Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s, kayfabe magazines such as Pro Wrestling World and Pro Wrestling Illustrated would often have a listing at the back of the magazines that listed every major promotion major championship holders. It was a real treat for those who couldn’t always keep up with every promotion to keep an eye on who was […] READ MORE


Minoru Suzuki: The Badass Pilgrim

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Minoru Suzuki goes wherever he wants, does whatever he wants and that´s the only truth you must face when the veteran of thousand battles comes to mind. Suzuki is a powerful figure in the big landscape of puroresu tradition. Be it for his current open weight championship run in New Japan Pro Wrestling, or be […] READ MORE