Match Point: Jushin Thunder Liger To Fight Son of Historic Rival for DEFY

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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. Today’s edition looks at a huge 6-man tag team with DEFY Wrestling in Tacoma, Washington, where legendary NJPW star Jushin “Thunder” Liger leads a […] READ MORE


Amazing Red to Make NJPW Debut at Super J Cup 2019

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As Japanese legend Jushin Thunder Liger prepares to retire from the ring this coming January, he’s dusting off a tournament in New Japan that he himself created in 1994. The Super J Cup was a Junior Heavyweight tournament that ran in 1994 and 1995 and then sporadically since (2000, 2004, 2009, and 2016 respectively), traditioning […] READ MORE


Project Japan: Martin Kirby To Debut For Dragon Gate

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Earlier on this week, it was announced that one of England’s finest independent wrestlers Martin Kirby would be heading to Japan to make his debut for Dragon Gate (DG). Project Ego follows in the footsteps of names such as Chris Brookes (Dramatic Dream Team) and Chris Ridgeway (Pro Wrestling NOAH) to head on a tour […] READ MORE


Jushin Thunder Liger Bids Farewell To CMLL At Arena Mexico

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Tomorrow night at Arena Mexico marks the final night we will see the legendary (and considered by many the all-time best Junior Heavyweight), Jushin Thunder Liger, bid his farewell to the fans of Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), as he will face some of his greatest foes one by one. If that’s not all, another […] 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


NXT: The 25 Greatest Male Performers

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NXT TakeOver: XXV takes place Saturday night with the main event featuring the NXT Championship per usual. With that said, NXT has seen a number of great performers in its time: from stars off of the indie scene, to the home-grown talent that excited a number of fans as they prepare to move up from […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW – Wrestling Dontaku: Night Two (5/4/19)

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NJPW’s Wrestling Dontaku has been an annual event since 2009, but starting in 2018, it switched to a two-day event on the holiday weekend in Japan and that trend continues this year, as night two takes place on Saturday night, with a huge IWGP Heavyweight Championship title defense and a new Bullet Club debut. Ren […] READ MORE


Booyaka Booyaka 619: 30 Years of Rey Mysterio

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Today is the 30th Anniversary of Rey Mysterio’s debut into professional wrestling, as he continues to carry on his legacy of not only the greatest luchador of all time but quite possibly the greatest wrestler to ever dawn a mask in the world of pro wrestling. The impact Rey Mysterio has had on pro wrestling […] 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


20 Best Matches Of The Month: March 2019 Edition

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Every month, our own Dan Niles compiles his personal 20 Best Matches list from around the world, from North America to Europe to Japan. Some are obvious best matches choices, some are dark horses, but they’re always fun to find some matches you may have missed the previous month! (DISCLAIMER: This list is subjective and […] READ MORE