Preview: NJPW 49th Anniversary Show (3/4/21)

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New Japan Pro Wrestling has been around for almost 50 years, with the annual anniversary event taking place leading up to a NJPW staple tournament, the New Japan Cup. This year’s anniversary show is a little different, with history being made in the main event. Today, we take a look at the action to come […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW — New Beginning In Nagoya (1/30/21)

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New Beginning In Nagoya marks the first of three major shows in the New Beginning Tour for New Japan Pro Wrestling, with the conclusion of this tour being at New Beginning In Hiroshima on Feb. 11. Today, we take a preview of the card that features a highly anticipated NEVER Openweight Championship match in the […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 Night One (1/4/21)

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Wrestle Kingdom. It’s the biggest event of the New Japan calendar year that starts proper in the beginning of the year. This major event will feature two nights of action in the Tokyo Dome. We start this preview with Night One of Wrestle Kingdom 15. NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 15 Night One Card New Japan Rumble […] READ MORE


Beginner’s Luck?: A Performance Timeline of First-Time Participants in the G1 Climax

Disclaimer: This article looks at the performance timeline of participants making their G1 Climax debuts under the round-robin format. For statistical purposes, the article is only looking at tournaments under the branded, G1 Climax name, which excludes anything prior to 1991. In addition, this article only looks at the performance timeline for those tournaments held […] 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


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: NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 (3/8/19)

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The 2019 New Japan Cup will be the fifteenth tournament from New Japan Pro Wrestling and the stakes couldn’t be higher in 2019. Hiroshi Tanahashi enters this year’s New Japan Cup tournament once again after winning the first-ever tournament in 2005. Previous winners also include Kota Ibushi (2015), Katsuyori Shibata (2017) and Tetsuya Naito (2016). The […] READ MORE


NJPW World Tag League 2018: The Tag Teams

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The end of every year, New Japan Pro Wrestling presents it’s final tournament on the calendar with the NJPW World Tag League tournament. 2018 however will have a format change, instead of an A and B Block, every team will be grouped together with the two teams with the most wins going to the Finals. […] READ MORE


Preview: PWG Smokey And The Bandido (10/19/18)

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Pro Wrestling Guerilla (PWG) has a history of paying tribute to recently deceased Hollywood legends with PWG event names like PWG Prince and PWG Lemmy. That trend continues with PWG Smokey And The Bandido (a Burt Reynolds and Bandido fused title.) The Battle Of Los Angeles tournament took place in September, Jeff Cobb walked out […] READ MORE


Katsuyori Shibata Named New NJPW LA Head Coach

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Katsuyori Shibata: Road to Becoming the New NJPW LA Head Coach At thirty-eight years old Katsuyori Shibata has been made the head coach of the new Los Angeles dojo for New Japan Pro Wrestling. It has been a remarkable path to get to this position and Shibata didn’t necessarily expect to be a trainer this […] READ MORE