Cody Rhodes vs Seth Rollins: A Battle of Wills

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As reported by Last Word on Pro Wrestling, weeks of speculation about Cody Rhodes’s destination culminated in his return to World Wrestling Entertainment on WrestleMania Saturday. Cody Rhodes claimed victory over Seth Rollins in a non-title match bristling with the beginning of what could be an intriguing feud based on a battle of wills. Cody […] READ MORE


Notable Champion vs Champion Matches

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The writing was long on the wall. It was a surprise to few that Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar would stage a reprisal of their 2021 Crown Jewel bout at April’s upcoming WrestleMania 38. In the ensuing months between Crown Jewel and the ‘Road to WrestleMania’ Lesnar became WWE champion, upping the stakes of his […] READ MORE




New Japan 50: The Long Road to the IWGP World Championship

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On January 13, 2022, New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) turned 50, joining a very small class of wrestling promotions that made it to at least a half-century of operation. There’s a lot of history for Japan’s premier organization (which we here at Last Word on Pro Wrestling will be covering throughout the year), but one interesting […] READ MORE



Chronicling Hulk Hogan in NJPW

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Hulk Hogan is one of the most controversial and contentious figures professional wrestling has ever seen. Others revile him due to his politicking and various scandals. With that being said, one would be remiss not to mention how big of an icon “The Immortal One” was to the wrestling industry. He took the WWE, with the scorching […] READ MORE


Most Valuable WWE Funko Pops

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If you’re a wrestling fan, you most likely own a piece of wrestling merchandise. Whether it’s a shirt, a toy, a game, or anything else in between, wrestling merchandise is always a key part of business success to any promotion or company – especially WWE. Specifically wrestling toys can become extremely valuable as time goes […] READ MORE


Indi Hartwell Pops the Question: A Brief History of WWE Proposals

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Despite some well meaning interference from her found family The Way, NXT’s Indi Hartwell began dating her longtime object of affection, Dexter Lumis, in earnest. While he’s not the most robust conversationalist, she’s head over heels for the tortured and unblinking artist. On August 17’s NXT, with an assist from color commentator Beth Phoenix, Hartwell […] READ MORE


A Brief History of WWE at Madison Square Garden

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A Brief History of WWE at Madison Square Garden WWE returns to Madison Square Garden for the first time in two years on Friday, September 10, 2021. The show, being called Friday Night Super SmackDown, will feature stars from both Smackdown and Raw, and is expected to be the final match of John Cena’s current […] READ MORE