NJPW Young Lion Ren Narita To Begin US Indie Excursion

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NJPW has an exciting crop of Young Lions getting ready for the big push, including Karl Fredericks, Shota Umino, Clark Connors, and Yuya Uemura. Another future star is 21-year old Ren Narita, who has just been announced for his first US indie match as he heads Stateside to begin his Young Lion excursion. 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


Preview: NJPW – Wrestling Dontaku: Night Two (5/4/19)

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NJPW’s Wrestling Dontaku has been an annual event since 2009, but starting in 2018, it switched to a two-day event on the holiday weekend in Japan and that trend continues this year, as night two takes place on Saturday night, with a huge IWGP Heavyweight Championship title defense and a new Bullet Club debut. Ren […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW – Wrestling Dontaku: Night One (5/3/19)

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Every May 3rd, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) holds it’s annual Wrestling Dontaku, an event that began in 1993. While it was inconsistent in its first decade (running from 1993 through 1995, then again in 2000 and 2001), it’s been an annual tradition since 2009. Dontaku is a Japanese word for “holiday”, taken from the Dutch word “Zondag”, […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW 47th Anniversary (3/6/19)

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A special champion vs champion match will headline the NJPW 47th Anniversary and the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship along with the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships will be on the line. It’s an annual tradition for New Japan Pro Wrestling to present an anniversary event every March but what’s so interesting about this year […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW New Beginning In Sapporo (2/2/19 – 2/3/19)

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There will be two nights in Sapporo on the New Beginning tour from New Japan Pro Wrestling with three championships to be decided on night two. The faction wars are highlighted heavily as well as NJPW setting up young attractions as co-main eventers. EVIL, Zack Sabre Jr and SANADA all have big matches as wrestlers […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW 46th Anniversary (3/6/18)

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Last year New Japan Pro Wrestling presented a memorable 45th Anniversary show with IWGP heavyweight champion Kazuchika Okada against Tiger Mask W (Kota Ibushi under the mask) in a spectacular main event. This year NJPW has been consistently putting forth great events and putting rising Young Lions on the card. There will be two championship matches at […] READ MORE


#NewJapanWeek Lion’s Gate: The NJPW Young Lions

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The Young Lion tradition in New Japan Pro Wrestling (Shin Nihon Puroresu) drew inspiration from the shisho-deshi (teacher-student) relationship which still exists in a modified form within the promotion. Young Lions are those who are currently training at the legendary New Japan Dojo which trained the likes of Keiji Muto, Shin’ya Hashimoto, Masahiro Chono, Jushin […] READ MORE