Forbidden Door Card Updates (6/22/22): Kazuchika Okada and Zack Sabre Jr. Debut in AEW; Young Bucks Rejoin Bullet Club

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Read below for the latest Forbidden Door card updates following the June 22nd episode of Dynamite. Forbidden Door is the upcoming co-promoted supershow between All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling. The show will take place on June 26, 2022, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. One of the biggest joint wrestling shows […] 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



Who Should Be The Next IWGP World Heavyweight Champion?

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On Thursday, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) announced that Will Ospreay has vacated the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. The second-ever holder of that title will be heading home to recover from a neck injury that forced him to give up the champion. Now as we look forward, the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship is vacant and […] READ MORE