Wrestling Meccas: Kōrakuen Hall, Tokyo

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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 second edition heads to Tokyo, Japan to look at what many consider the “Madison Square Garden of Japan”, the famed Kōrakuen […] READ MORE


“Godfather of Korean Wrestling” Lee Wang-pyo Passes Away at 64

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The man considered “The Godfather of Korean Wrestling”, “Super Dragon” Lee Wang-pyo, passed away on Monday after a lengthy battle with gallbladder cancer. He was 64. While fellow countryman Kim Sin-rak would pre-date Lee’s entry into pro wrestling by nearly 25 years, Kim would make his mark not in his home country, but in Japan, where he moved […] READ MORE


WWE Hall of Fame Class of ’17: Legacy Wing Gets 8 Names Added

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While there is always an annual debate about whether or not that year’s WWE Hall of Fame class is worthy of induction, alongside the proverbial ‘so-and-so’ should be in ahead of ‘so-and-so’, the WWE has definitely made great traction in the past several years. Triple H has become the Great Mender of sorts, repairing broken […] READ MORE