50: New Japan Pro Wrestling Joins Half-Century Club of Wrestling Promotions’ Longevity

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On January 13, 2022, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) officially celebrates its 50 year anniversary as a pro wrestling company, founded on that day in 1972 by legendary puroresu great, Antonio Inoki. Inoki, one of the star pupils of the father of puroresu, Rikidōzan, created NJPW after departing Rikidōzan’s Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance (JWA) in controversy the […] READ MORE