The History of Tiger Mask

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February 1, 2022 ushered in the Lunar Year of the Tiger. The Lunar Calendar, which was traditionally followed for centuries in many Asian nations, assigns one of twelve zodiac animals to each year. Each animal is colloquially assigned a set of characteristics thought to characterize the year itself and those born within it. Tigers are […] READ MORE


What the NOAH Partnership Means for NJPW Fans in the U.S.

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It is very hard in 2021 for fans outside of Japan to care about New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s product. Whilst boasting a roster of some of the most talented individuals in wrestling, NJPW shows never feel quite as can’t miss as they used to. A large part of this is due to travel restrictions brought about […] READ MORE



Preview: NJPW — G1 Climax 31 Final (10/21/21)

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After a grueling month-long run, G1 Climax 31 is finally coming to an end. Both the A Block and B Block have been decided as there will be history, legacy, and a Tokyo Dome main event on the line Thursday. New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) has counted on two of their best to deliver and […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW G1 Climax 31 – A Block Finals (10/18/21)

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The G1 Climax 31 enters the final week of competition. After a long and surprising tournament, we approach the G1 Climax 31 A Block finals. Someone will punch their ticket toward the G1 Climax final match and get a day’s rest ahead of the B Block finals. There is a four-way tie for first place, […] READ MORE



Preview: NJPW G1 Climax 31 Day 11 – A Block (10/7/21)

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As the second half of the G1 Climax 31 gets underway with Day 11 in Hiroshima, Japan, the A Block looks to continue its run of solid shows in comparison to the volatile B Block this year. Beyond the returns of both El Desperado & Hiromu Takahashi in preliminary battles, the show also contains “The […] READ MORE



Preview: G1 Climax 31 — Day 5 — A Block (9/26/21)

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The first four days of the G1 Climax 31 are now in the books as we look ahead to Day 5 of New Japan Pro-Wrestling‘s biggest tournament of the year. Tetsuya Naito‘s unfortunate injury continues to show its effects on the A Block with Day 5’s scheduled main event of Tetsuya Naito vs. IWGP World […] READ MORE