Beginner’s Guide to AJPW: Tournaments

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All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) is one of the biggest promotions in Japan. In most Japanese wrestling companies, tournaments are a staple of programming that would be seen year-round. With AJPW’s rise in popularity, including a focus on airing more shows in 2020, it is appropriate to cover the tournaments commonly seen in this promotion. […] READ MORE


Match Point: Zeus vs. Kento Miyahara (Champion Carnival 2020 Finals)

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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. In this edition, we will take a look at the upcoming Champion Carnival 2020 finals pitting Zeus against Kento Miyahara. The […] READ MORE


Preview: AJPW Champion Carnival 2020

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The month of September for pro wrestling in Japan is one of the best times to get into wrestling around the world. Four tournaments are set for this month. These include Stardom‘s 5* Star Grand Prix, which will be making its return. Another event to keep an eye on will be the Champion Carnival for […] READ MORE


Champion Carnival 2020 Participants Announced

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All Japan Pro Wrestling kicks off its annual Champion Carnival event in the coming months.  For those unaware, the Champion Carnival is a round-robin tournament contested between two blocks.  The block winners face off in the final with the winner crowned the champion, the same as the G1 or 5STAR GP.  At a recent show AJPW […] READ MORE