A Brief History of WWE at Madison Square Garden

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A Brief History of WWE at Madison Square Garden WWE returns to Madison Square Garden for the first time in two years on Friday, September 10, 2021. The show, being called Friday Night Super SmackDown, will feature stars from both Smackdown and Raw, and is expected to be the final match of John Cena’s current […] READ MORE


Wrestling Meccas: Madison Square Garden, New York City

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Wrestling Meccas is a series of features at Last Word on Pro Wrestling that looks at the history of some of professional wrestling’s most iconic venues, from large stadiums to small indie havens. Our first edition kicks off with arguably the world’s most famous wrestling venue, New York City’s Madison Square Garden. When Cornelius Vanderbilt […] READ MORE



#WrestleManiaWeek Preview – NJPW/ROH G1 Supercard (4/6/19)

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In July 2018, Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling made an absolutely historic announcement. For the first time since 1960 and the first time since the new venue opened in 1968, a pro wrestling company with initials other than WWE, would be running the “World’s Most Famous Arena,” New York City’s Madison Square […] READ MORE


WrestleMania Week Indie Events Taking Shape for 2019

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WrestleMania week is not just the biggest weekend of the year for WWE fans around the world – it’s also a mecca for indie and international wrestling, with several days and nights devoted to showcase events from various promotions around the world. From bigger companies like NJPW, Ring of Honor and IMPACT Wrestling to indies […] READ MORE



NJPW & ROH Take The Fight To WWE’s Home Turf

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Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling made waves yesterday when it was announced they’d booked Madison Square Garden in New York City – one of the most famous arenas in the world and a wrestling landmark – for Saturday April 6, 2018, for an event called NJPW/ROH G1 Supercard. JUST ANNOUNCED: @ringofhonor and […] READ MORE


Ring of Honor and AAA to Work Madison Square Garden

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According to the Baltimore Business Journal, Ring of Honor is planning to do a show in New York’s most iconic arena in Madison Square Garden as an initiative to do show in bigger facilities. Holden Wilen, writer and reporter of the Baltimore Business Journal in a recent interview with Sinclair Broadcast Group INC. CEO Chris Ripley, […] READ MORE


WrestleMania and New York City

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With the impending announcement of Met Life Stadium hosting WrestleMania 35, fans are no doubt reminded of WrestleMania 29. But New York City has been a part of WrestleMania‘s history since the very beginning. What better city to host the event meant to be the intersection of wrestling and pop culture? March 31st, 1985, in front of 19,121 fans […] READ MORE