AJPW Champion Carnival 2021 Preview

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In early April, All Japan Pro Wrestling kicks off its annual Champion Carnival tournament. This is the biggest tournament on their calendar each year and is used to crown a challenger for the Triple Crown Championship which is currently held by Suwama. With Suwama’s current reign as Triple Crown champion currently going over a year, […] READ MORE


All Japan News: New Challengers For Dream Power Series

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Dream Power Series marks the third annual tour for All Japan Pro Wrestling. It also marks the final tour before the longest tournament for AJPW, with Champion Carnival taking place next month. We take a look at what are some of the biggest matches in this upcoming tour in this edition of All Japan News. Elimination […] READ MORE


Preview: AJPW Excite Series 2021 (2/23/21)

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All Japan Pro Wrestling‘s February tour is known as the Excite Series. This tour has already seen a major moment in the crowning of a new AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Champion; CIMA won the championship by defeating Koji Iwamoto. After multiple shows, the conclusion of the Excite Series tour features three major matches to look […] READ MORE


Beginner’s Guide To AJPW: The Top Stars

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All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) has been around for almost 50 years, but only recently has the promotion experienced a rise in popularity. This is due in part to AJPW’s archive of content on AJPW.TV as well as their English-translated Twitter page, allowing for more and more fans to experience the history, legacy, and greatness […] READ MORE


Kento Miyahara and Yuma Aoyagi Win AJPW Real World Tag League 2020

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All Japan Pro Wrestling‘s Real World Tag League 2020 is officially over. The winners have been decided: Kento Miyahara and Yuma Aoyagi. The tournament showcased action between 10 teams. These included The Violent Giants, Team ECW known as Tajiri and Masato Tanaka, Enfant Terribles (Kuma Arashi and Shotaro Ashino) & JIN (Jake Lee and Koji […] READ MORE


Match Point: Zeus vs. Kento Miyahara (Champion Carnival 2020 Finals)

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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. In this edition, we will take a look at the upcoming Champion Carnival 2020 finals pitting Zeus against Kento Miyahara. The […] READ MORE


Preview: AJPW Champion Carnival 2020

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The month of September for pro wrestling in Japan is one of the best times to get into wrestling around the world. Four tournaments are set for this month. These include Stardom‘s 5* Star Grand Prix, which will be making its return. Another event to keep an eye on will be the Champion Carnival for […] READ MORE


#AndNEW: Two Title Changes At AJPW’s Dream Power Series

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All Japan Pro Wrestling like many puro promotions have recently come back from the coronavirus outbreak that has been taking over the world, AJPW for the past few weeks has cancelled many events, but earlier today was the first event they have held in about almost a month. It was a special show as two […] READ MORE


Champion Carnival 2020 Participants Announced

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All Japan Pro Wrestling kicks off its annual Champion Carnival event in the coming months.  For those unaware, the Champion Carnival is a round-robin tournament contested between two blocks.  The block winners face off in the final with the winner crowned the champion, the same as the G1 or 5STAR GP.  At a recent show AJPW […] READ MORE


20 Best Wrestling Matches Of The Month: July 2019 Edition

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Every month, our own Dan Niles compiles his personal 20 Best Wrestling Matches list from around the world, from North America to Europe to Japan. Some are obvious best wrestling 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 […] READ MORE