Preview: NJPW – Southern Showdown in Sydney (6/30/19)

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New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) is set to embark on their second tour of Australia. The tour concludes this Sunday with Southern Showdown in Sydney. Unlike Melbourne, on the previous night, the Sydney card appears to be more in line with a ‘Road To’ show than a major PPV event. Michael Richards & Andrew Villalobos […] READ MORE


Birds Of Prey – Will Ospreay vs Robbie Eagles

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In 2017 a match which appeared to be a simple case of perfect timing spawned one of the most incredible rivalries in Australian wrestling. Not only did the first encounter between Ospreay and Eagles deliver on the promise of epic in-ring action but it also placed a gigantic spotlight on the Australian scene as a […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW – Southern Showdown (6/29/19)

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New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) is set to embark on their second tour of Australia. The tour begins this Saturday in Melbourne with Southern Showdown before then heading to Sydney on Sunday. Unlike their previous tour, this weekends tour is being treated as a full-fledged NJPW main roster tour. Saturday’s event emanating from Festival Hall […] READ MORE


NXT Breakout Tournament: Who Are They? (W/Videos)

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Before NXT airs the first match of the NXT Breakout Tournament tonight on NXT TV, here at Last Word on Pro Wrestling, we plan to let you know a little about the who’s who. Most are former independent wrestling darlings, while others found much of their fame on IMPACT Wrestling, and one individual who many […] READ MORE


Preview: WSW – Zero Fear, Night 3: Sydney (6/23/19)

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This weekend a swath of international wrestling stars from IMPACT, All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and Ring Of Honor (ROH) descend upon Australia to mix it up with the best our country has to offer. The last stop of the tour is Zero Fear Sydney! The Velocities (Jude London & Mat Diamond) vs Flippin’ Machines (Flip […] READ MORE


#AndNEW: El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori Win IWGP Jr Tag Team Championships

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It was another short IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship reign for Roppongi 3K as SHO and YOH lost the titles to El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori at the New Japan Pro Wrestling Kizuna Road Day 3. This means Bullet Club know holds three sets of tag team titles with The Guerrillas Of Destiny  (Tama Tonga and Tanga […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW G1 Climax 29 Field Primer

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It’s time for the most grueling tournament in pro wrestling, G1 Climax 29 from New Japan Pro Wrestling brackets have revealed some big names that have never debuted in the field of twenty competitors before. The IWGP Junior heavyweight champion, Will Ospreay, Shingo Takagi, Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley all staked their claim to be […] READ MORE


Seven Star Anniversary: Revisiting the Highest Rated Wrestling Match Ever-Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada

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Dave Meltzer‘s 5-star rating system has often been controversial and certainly a point of contention amongst fans. There are primarily three camps of people, those who accept Meltzer’s ratings as gospel, those who deny them, citing favorability issues (“matches in the Tokyo Dome seem to automatically get extra stars…,” “Meltzer hates WWE and only likes […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW – Dominion (6/9/19)

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The second biggest show of the year from New Japan Pro Wrestling is upon us, this event looks like it may surpass Wrestle Kingdom 13 in terms of both match quality and overall appeal. Dominion is the event where Kenny Omega vs Kazuchika Okada took place the past two years, effectively staking NJPW’s claim as […] READ MORE


Preview: PWA Green Label – Let Them Fight (6/9/19)

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With Pro Wrestling Australia consistently selling out their Black Label shows at Max Watts this year it has become clear that Sydney is hungry for top-shelf pro wrestling. In order to satiate that hunger PWA is set to introduce a new brand to their offerings through the arrival of Green Label.  These Green Label events […] READ MORE