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


The Curious & Interesting Case Of NJPW Critique

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With the pomp and circumstance of World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) Wrestlemania, and the litany of shows which took place during the now dubbed Wrestlemania Week in New Orleans, Louisiana, the fallout from New Japan Pro Wrestling’s (NJPW) Sakura Genesis hasn’t received proper coverage. Coverage of Sakura Genesis found the pages of outlets and airwaves of podcasts […] READ MORE


Minoru Suzuki: The Badass Pilgrim

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Minoru Suzuki goes wherever he wants, does whatever he wants and that´s the only truth you must face when the veteran of thousand battles comes to mind. Suzuki is a powerful figure in the big landscape of puroresu tradition. Be it for his current open weight championship run in New Japan Pro Wrestling, or be […] READ MORE