Beginner’s Luck?: A Performance Timeline of First-Time Participants in the G1 Climax

Disclaimer: This article looks at the performance timeline of participants making their G1 Climax debuts under the round-robin format. For statistical purposes, the article is only looking at tournaments under the branded, G1 Climax name, which excludes anything prior to 1991. In addition, this article only looks at the performance timeline for those tournaments held […] READ MORE


Recap: Kota Ibushi Discusses KENTA, G1, Starting Out & More!

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In just a few hours the NJPW G1 Climax tournament begins and prior to it, Kota Ibushi was interviewed by Dave Meltzer in a rare U.S. interview. Here is the full transcribed interview with all of Ibushi’s answers (through his interpreter). Find out more about the mind of Kota Ibushi as it relates to training […] READ MORE


Hitting The Marks Podcast: s03e27: “G1 Kickoff!”

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Hitting the Marks Pro Wrestling Podcast: “G1 Kickoff!” A lucha legend passes away, WWE is heading back to the Extreme with its latest pay per view, AEW Fights for the Fallen in the third show since the lunch are, plus Slammiversary and G1 Climax are upon us! On the Run… – Kawhi Leonard has signed […] READ MORE


Birds Of Prey – Will Ospreay vs Robbie Eagles

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In 2017 a match which appeared to be a simple case of perfect timing spawned one of the most incredible rivalries in Australian wrestling. Not only did the first encounter between Ospreay and Eagles deliver on the promise of epic in-ring action but it also placed a gigantic spotlight on the Australian scene as a […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW – Dominion (6/9/19)

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The second biggest show of the year from New Japan Pro Wrestling is upon us, this event looks like it may surpass Wrestle Kingdom 13 in terms of both match quality and overall appeal. Dominion is the event where Kenny Omega vs Kazuchika Okada took place the past two years, effectively staking NJPW’s claim as […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW Best Of The Super Juniors 26 Finals (6/5/19)

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It’s that time of the year when New Japan Pro Wrestling crowns the top contender to the IWGP Junior heavyweight championship after a tournament Final decides the winner. The Best Of The Super Juniors 26 featured sixteen of the absolute best Junior heavyweight competitors in the world. Matches like Mexico’s TITAN vs current IWGP Junior Heavyweight […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW – Wrestling Dontaku: Night Two (5/4/19)

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NJPW’s Wrestling Dontaku has been an annual event since 2009, but starting in 2018, it switched to a two-day event on the holiday weekend in Japan and that trend continues this year, as night two takes place on Saturday night, with a huge IWGP Heavyweight Championship title defense and a new Bullet Club debut. Ren […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 (3/8/19)

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The 2019 New Japan Cup will be the fifteenth tournament from New Japan Pro Wrestling and the stakes couldn’t be higher in 2019. Hiroshi Tanahashi enters this year’s New Japan Cup tournament once again after winning the first-ever tournament in 2005. Previous winners also include Kota Ibushi (2015), Katsuyori Shibata (2017) and Tetsuya Naito (2016). The […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW New Beginning In USA Charlotte (2/1/19)

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Many NJPW faithful and new fans alike have been very harsh about the booking for the NJPW New Beginning In USA tour for New Japan Pro Wrestling featuring too many Gaijin competitors and not enough of the bread and butter of the company. The New Beginning Tour kicks off in Sapporo on February 1 so […] READ MORE