Preview: NJPW – G1 Climax 2020 (B Block)

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The G1 Climax Tournament is the biggest tournament for New Japan Pro Wrestling. Consisting of two blocks of ten wrestlers. New Japan will crown a new contender for the double IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Championship match at Wrestle Kingdom in 2021. Today, we take a look at the wrestlers in B Block. Toru Yano […] READ MORE


Preview: IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Tournament

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When New Japan Pro Wrestling came back from break, it started its major return with the New Japan Cup. This New Japan Cup featured heavyweights, Young Lions, and even a few junior heavyweights. One of those juniors in the tournament was IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion YOH, who teamed with SHO in Roppongi 3K. […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW STRONG Week 5 (9/4/20)

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NJPW STRONG is the weekly television show for NJPW fans in the United States. NJPW recently finished up the IWGP US Heavyweight New Japan Cup. The company will celebrate this upcoming episode with the title “Fighting Spirit Unleashed.” This episode will be the first part of this multi-day tour. However, it will persist under the […] READ MORE


#AndNEW: A Number Of Title Changes At Summer Struggle

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Summer Struggle promised to be a big event as New Japan Pro Wrestling went to Jingu Stadium to hold the event.  The stacked lineup featured a number of title matches and a majority of those titles changed hands as NJPW set itself up for an exciting end to the year. Tetsuya Naito Regains IWGP Heavyweight […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW Summer Struggle In Jingu (8/29/20)

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New Japan Pro Wrestling has been doing a tour this past month known as Summer Struggle. This tour has a conclusion: a show in an arena that NJPW hasn’t been in many years. This leads us to the aforementioned event. It will feature multiple title matches right before the infamous G1 Climax. NJPW will host […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW Strong (Week 3) (8/21/20)

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NJPW Strong is the weekly United States show for New Japan Pro Wrestling. For the past two weeks, New Japan has set up a tournament to determine the next contender for the IWGP US Heavyweight Championship, which Jon Moxley holds. NJPW Strong included undercard matches to showcase some unknown or somewhat familiar talent. This tournament […] READ MORE


Match Point: EVIL vs. Hiromu Takahashi, Sengoku Lord (7/25/20)

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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 of Match Point, we will take the very personal story that heads into the huge double championship match […] READ MORE


Kenny Omega: Cleaning Up His Act

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There’s a lot to say about Kenny Omega. Known as the “Best Bout Machine,” Omega became an instant legend in many people’s eyes with his heavyweight run in New Japan Pro Wrestling. So much so, that the hype that followed Omega to the United States was on an unprecedented level. The free agent to end […] READ MORE


The Journey Into EVIL: A Look at New Japan’s First Triple Champion

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New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) provided three of the most shocking moments of 2020 in a span of 24 hours over the weekend when Los Ingobernables de Japon‘s EVIL not only upset 5x IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada to win the 2020 New Japan Cup, but then turned on LIJ leader Tetsuya Naito to join […] READ MORE


Dick Togo: Bullet Club’s Newest Member

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Amidst the shocking betrayal of EVIL on Los Ingobernables de Japon following his New Japan Cup victory over Kazuchika Okada, to EVIL’s crowning as new IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Champion at NJPW Dominion the following night, another shocking moment this past weekend was the return of Japanese legend Dick Togo to NJPW, where the former […] READ MORE