#AndNEW: Hiromu Takahashi Wins IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title

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On night two of Wrestle Kingdom 15, the Best of Super Juniors (BOSJ) winner Hiromu Takahashi defeated Taiji Ishimori to regain the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship. This marks his fourth time holding the championship. Takahashi lost the championship to Ishimori back at Summer Struggle and was on a path of destruction to get it back. […] READ MORE



Preview: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 Night One (1/4/21)

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Wrestle Kingdom. It’s the biggest event of the New Japan calendar year that starts proper in the beginning of the year. This major event will feature two nights of action in the Tokyo Dome. We start this preview with Night One of Wrestle Kingdom 15. NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 15 Night One Card New Japan Rumble […] READ MORE



Preview: IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Tournament

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When New Japan Pro Wrestling came back from break, it started its major return with the New Japan Cup. This New Japan Cup featured heavyweights, Young Lions, and even a few junior heavyweights. One of those juniors in the tournament was IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion YOH, who teamed with SHO in Roppongi 3K. […] READ MORE


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


Preview: NJPW – New Japan Cup 2020 Final (7/11/20)

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The New Japan Cup 2020 finals are set. 2019 New Japan Cup winner Kazuchika Okada faces Los Ingobernables De Japon (LIJ) faction member, EVIL. This will be the fifth singles match between the two with Okada leading the series, 3-1. The finals will be a momentous night for not only viewers of NJPW World but […] 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


#AndNEW: Night 1 of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 Re-Shapes Title Scene

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Night one of New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s Wrestle Kingdom 14 is in the books and as expected, delivered on some monstrous matches. But in a huge reboot of the company, four of the five titles being defended changed hands. Here’s the current title scene heading into tonight’s Night 2 of the newly expanded two-day event. […] READ MORE