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



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 One (5/3/19)

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Every May 3rd, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) holds it’s annual Wrestling Dontaku, an event that began in 1993. While it was inconsistent in its first decade (running from 1993 through 1995, then again in 2000 and 2001), it’s been an annual tradition since 2009. Dontaku is a Japanese word for “holiday”, taken from the Dutch word “Zondag”, […] READ MORE


Time Bomb: Hiromu Takahashi Set For New Japan Return

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July 7, 2018 was supposed to be a monumental day for New Japan Pro Wrestling. Following a string of successful US shows in 2017 in the US, the NJPW G1 Special in San Francisco was supposed to be the next phase in the New Japan expansion into the US market. But instead, it’s best remembered […] READ MORE


Wrestlers and Their Props: A True Love Story

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Here’s a tip you learn in Wrestling 101: “Trust no one.” Not your manager, who may abandon you for a higher-paying client. Not your tag team partner, who may betray you for a chance at singles gold. Not your on-screen boyfriend/girlfriend who may decide you’re not worth the trouble. Not your long-time ally who may […] READ MORE