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


Power Struggle News: Chris Jericho & Hiromu Takahashi Return

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NJPW’s Power Struggle event proved to be newsworthy as always as two NJPW stars made their returns at the event.  First, we saw Chris Jericho appear by video and then the much-anticipated return Hiromu Takahashi after over a year on the shelf with a neck injury. Chris Jericho Challenges Hiroshi Tanahashi The Ace Hiroshi Tanahashi […] 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


#AndNEW: Will Ospreay Wins Best of the Super Juniors for the Second Time

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Will Ospreay, one of New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s most accomplished junior heavyweight active performers and one of the best wrestlers in the world today, added another accolade to his trophy case on Wednesday. Will Ospreay defeated Shingo Takagi to win his second Best of the Super Juniors (BOSJ) tournament in the last four years and […] 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