Preview: NJPW Summer Struggle In Jingu (8/29/20)

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New Japan Pro Wrestling has been doing a tour this past month known as Summer Struggle. This tour has a conclusion: a show in an arena that NJPW hasn’t been in many years. This leads us to the aforementioned event. It will feature multiple title matches right before the infamous G1 Climax. NJPW will host […] READ MORE


Match Point: EVIL vs. Hiromu Takahashi, Sengoku Lord (7/25/20)

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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 of Match Point, we will take the very personal story that heads into the huge double championship match […] READ MORE


The Journey Into EVIL: A Look at New Japan’s First Triple Champion

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New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) provided three of the most shocking moments of 2020 in a span of 24 hours over the weekend when Los Ingobernables de Japon‘s EVIL not only upset 5x IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada to win the 2020 New Japan Cup, but then turned on LIJ leader Tetsuya Naito to join […] READ MORE


Dick Togo: Bullet Club’s Newest Member

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Amidst the shocking betrayal of EVIL on Los Ingobernables de Japon following his New Japan Cup victory over Kazuchika Okada, to EVIL’s crowning as new IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Champion at NJPW Dominion the following night, another shocking moment this past weekend was the return of Japanese legend Dick Togo to NJPW, where the former […] READ MORE


EVIL Turns On LIJ To Join The Bullet Club & Wins The New Japan Cup

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Earlier today New Japan Pro Wrestling hosted the finals of the New Japan Cup where EVIL took on Kazuchika Okada.  Bullet Club members shockingly helped EVIL get the win but many thought nothing of it and assumed it was BC continuing their beef with Okada. Evil joining BC, what a swerve. #njcup Can’t wait for him v Naito […] READ MORE


Second Wave of NJPW Figures Features Los Ingobernables de Japon

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Last November, action figure company Super7 revealed they were producing New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW)‘s first set of action figures in the US with NJPW ULTIMATES Wave 1, which featured Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, Will Ospreay, and Tomohiro Ishii. On Monday, the company announced that NJPW ULTIMATES Wave 2 was now available for pre-order and would […] READ MORE


The 20 Best Matches Of The Month: August 2019 Edition

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Every month, our own Dan Niles compiles his personal 20 Best Wrestling Matches list from around the world, from North America to Europe to Japan. Some are obvious best wrestling matches choices, some are dark horses, but they’re always fun to find some matches you may have missed the previous month! (DISCLAIMER: This list is […] READ MORE


SmackDown Highlights Rundown – Kevin Owens Stuns Shane McMahon (7/9/19)

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If WWE’s goal is for Raw and SmackDown LIVE to feel different from each other on a week to week basis, they nailed it. How did they nail that exactly? Because last week Raw was a lot better than SmackDown and this week SmackDown was a lot better than Raw. This week, a wrestler hit […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW G1 Climax 29 Field Primer

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It’s time for the most grueling tournament in pro wrestling, G1 Climax 29 from New Japan Pro Wrestling brackets have revealed some big names that have never debuted in the field of twenty competitors before. The IWGP Junior heavyweight champion, Will Ospreay, Shingo Takagi, Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley all staked their claim to be […] READ MORE


20 Best Matches Of The Month: May 2019

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Every month, our own Dan Niles compiles his personal 20 Best Matches list from around the world, from North America to Europe to Japan. Some are obvious best matches choices, some are dark horses, but they’re always fun to find some matches you may have missed the previous month! (DISCLAIMER: This list is subjective and […] READ MORE