The Pro Wrestling Merch Table: October 2021

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It’s a few days past Halloween and it’s time again to set the merch table for the month of October. The idea is pretty simple, we just take a look through some of the new pro wrestling merchandise released last month. We’ll go through the usual suspects like WWE and AEW, while also highlighting some […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW G1 Climax Day 9-A Block (10/03/21)

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G1 Climax 31 continues to roll on, as the combatants make their way down to Aichi. It’s quite a loaded night of block action, and it’s all headlined by the match that was canceled a few months ago as IWGP World Champion, Shingo Takagi battles Kota Ibushi in the main event. The race is getting […] READ MORE


Proposed Governmental Ban on Non-Compete Clauses Affects Pro Wrestling

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Joe Biden, Non-Compete Clauses, and WWE US President Joe Biden announced last week his intention to issue an executive order limiting, and in some cases banning, non-compete clauses.  The move could potentially alter the way WWE and other wrestling promotions do business.  Currently, a standard WWE contract contains a 90 day non-compete clause. That means […] READ MORE


Long Live The Switchblade Era: The Story Of Jay White

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Being a young lion and being a successful young lion are two completely different things. And for those who have no idea what a “young lion” is, it is better known as a rookie wrestler who learns through the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) system. Back to being a successful young lion, you have to […] READ MORE


Best of the Super Juniors 26 Lineup Announced

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New Japan has today announced the lineup for the biggest BOSJ tournament in history with 20 entrants in this year’s legendary tournament.  20 of the best junior Heavyweights from NJPW, CMLL, ROH, and RevPro will battle it out to be crowned the winner.  The official Best of the Super Juniors 26 lineup is: Ryusuke Taguchi, 16th […] READ MORE


Command Bolshoi Retires

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Command Bolshoi’s promotion Pure-J today held her retirement show at Korakuen Hall in front of 1,530 fans.  Bolshoi’s career spanned almost 30 years as she wrestled for almost every major promotion in the world having thousands of matches and making use of her diminutive size. It's an incredibly important day as the legendary Command Bolshoi – a […] READ MORE


Kazuchika Okada Wins New Japan Cup

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“The Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada won his second ever New Japan Cup defeating SANADA in the final of the 2019 tournament.  It is only Okada’s third time taking part in the tournament as he usually holds championship gold, which excludes him from eligibility. 優勝しました!みんなありがとう! pic.twitter.com/OXDK5Z1rRw — オカダ・カズチカ (@rainmakerXokada) March 24, 2019 Okada bested Tomohiro Ishii, Mikey Nicholls, Will […] READ MORE


El Phantasmo Joins Bullet Club

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During the opening show of this year’s New Japan Cup tour, a video package was shown teasing the arrival of Bullet Club’s latest member, El Phantasmo. [email protected]!!! #NJPW #njcup https://t.co/wRupFhxVAb pic.twitter.com/3TY5pOj8Vp — LARIATOOOO!! (@MrLARIATO) March 8, 2019 El Phantasmo Joins Bullet Club No debut date was given for the Canadian standout, however, he would make […] READ MORE