Preview: NJPW New Beginning In USA Charlotte (2/1/19)

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Many NJPW faithful and new fans alike have been very harsh about the booking for the NJPW New Beginning In USA tour for New Japan Pro Wrestling featuring too many Gaijin competitors and not enough of the bread and butter of the company. The New Beginning Tour kicks off in Sapporo on February 1 so […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW New Beginning in Los Angeles (1/30/19)

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New Japan Pro Wrestling will be kicking off their next American tour in Los Angeles. This will be the first night of the New Beginning USA set of shows. It goes down at the Globe Theater in LA with the bell time set for 8:30 PM Pacific Time. Due to issues incurred with the United […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW Fighting Spirit Unleashed (9/30/18)

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There are a lot of moving parts in New Japan Pro Wrestling right now after the NJPW Destruction Tour in September. Tetsuya Naito defeated Minoru Suzuki, the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship tournament started with KUSHIDA getting a victory over BUSHI, Kenny Omega retained the IWGP heavyweight championship against Tomohiro Ishii and Gedo turned his back on Kazuchika […] READ MORE


#NewJapanWeek Gang Warfare: CHAOS

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To continue #NewJapanWeek, we’ll be taking a look at all of the factions in New Japan. CHAOS is one of the most popular factions going into Wrestle Kingdom 12. With Kazuchika Okada, Roppongi 3K, Hirooki Goto, Will Ospreay, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, and Beretta all on the card, they have some of the biggest players of the night as well. But it hasn’t always […] READ MORE


The Hot Tag 100 (24-1)

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Compiled by Jamie Greer; rankings voted on by full LWOPW staff, plus guest panelist Dave Dynasty of “The Dave Dynasty Show” We conclude our look at the best 100 tag teams of the past year with the 1st annual Last Word on Pro Wrestling Hot Tag 100, looking at numbers 24 down to 1. For […] READ MORE


The 20 Best Matches Of The Month: July 2017 Edition

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The 20 Best Matches Of The Month: July 2017 Edition July will be a very New Japan Pro Wrestling heavy list due to the G1 Climax tournament and rightfully so. The way the G1 tournament is set up, it features the best young talent vs the best older talent in heated matches to get a […] READ MORE


Rocky Romero Makes Announcement About His Future

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With Rocky Romero‘s announcement at the G1 Climax US Special a few weeks back that one of the most popular tag teams in the world, Roppongi Vice with Trent Beretta, was breaking up so Trent could move up to the Heavyweight division as a singles wrestler, many began to fear the worst. It was no […] READ MORE


20 Best Matches Of The Month: June Edition

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The 20 Best Matches Of The Month: June Edition Another amazing month of wrestling and a heavy digesting many different styles and wrestling companies. There were many rematches but also first time ever affairs. The month of June started with New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Best Of The Super Juniors tournament Finals and maybe the best […] READ MORE