The Hot Tag 100 ’18 (50-26)

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Compiled by Jamie Greer; rankings voted on by full LWOPW staff. The Hot Tag 100 ’18 continues, looking once again at the best tag teams of the past year in wrestling around the world, from major to indie. Last year, The Young Bucks finished #1 on the list – will the Jackson brothers repeat? We’ll […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW King Of Pro Wrestling (10/8/18)

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New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) is coming off of a successful Fighting Spirit Unleashed event at the Walter Pyramid in California where the main event for King Of Pro Wrestling was set. The Golden Lovers (IWGP heavyweight champion Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi)  defeated the CHAOS dream team of Tomohiro Ishii and Kazuchika Okada in the […] READ MORE



Hiroshi Tanahashi Wins the NJPW G1 Climax 28 tournament

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New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) hosted the G1 Climax 28 tournament over nineteen days with several five-star bouts, breakout performances and with twenty competitors in two separate blocks vying for the Wrestle Kingdom 13 main event on January 4 at the Tokyo Dome. “The Golden Star” Kota Ibushi advanced to the Finals after defeating best […] READ MORE


Inside G128: Is Kota Ibushi Prepared To Soar?

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Inside G128 is an in-depth look at the 20 participants of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s 2018 version of the G1 Climax tournament. The G1 is considered to be the most prestigious tournament in wrestling. Every individual in the field has their own unique story, as they prepare to make their claim as the best endurance […] READ MORE


Inside G128: Is Hangman Page Ready To Take A Big Step?

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Inside G128 is an in-depth look at the 20 participants of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s 2018 version of the G1 Climax tournament. The G1 is considered to be the most prestigious tournament in wrestling. Every individual in the field has their own unique story, as they prepare to make their claim as the best endurance […] READ MORE


Inside G128: Who Can Stop Kenny Omega?

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Inside G128 is an in-depth look at the 20 participants of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s 2018 version of the G1 Climax tournament. The G1 is considered to be the most prestigious tournament in wrestling. Every individual in the field has their own unique story, as they prepare to make their claim as the best endurance […] READ MORE


LGBT Wrestling in 2018 – A Glimpse into a Better Future

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LGBT people have been neglected in the wrestling world for a long-time, but since the Golden Lovers (Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi) reunited in NJPW and Finn Balór made his Wrestlemania entrance with a “Bálor Club is for Everyone” theme, there is more space than ever to make “Wrestling is for Everybody” more than just […] READ MORE


Why Omega vs Okada 4 Is The Biggest Match in Years

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Kazuchika Okada defended the IWGP heavyweight championship for a record twelfth time against Hiroshi Tanahashi at Wrestling Dontaku today, effectively ending a classic feud that made Okada what he is today. Okada pinned “The Ace”in a tremendous main event then Okada listed the names he has defeated one-by-one. The last time Okada was in Osaka, he […] READ MORE


G1 Special In San Francisco, What A Successful Show Means For NJPW

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This past Wednesday, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) announced tickets would be going on sale, May 1st for the July 7th G1 Special in San Francisco. The company added the following language along with the announcement: “After wildly successful events in Los Angeles, NJPW management sought out a bigger building for our San Francisco debut. […] READ MORE