Kenny Omega Becomes the First Canadian Born IWGP Heavyweight Champion

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Thirty-four-year-old Kenny Omega has been on the run of a lifetime in New Japan Pro Wrestling and he finally became the IWGP heavyweight champion in front of 12,000 in attendance on Saturday at Dominion. Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada had four bouts in an old-school battle for supremacy with no cheap ways out or cheating […] READ MORE


Money in the Bank Preview: AJ Styles (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

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On WrestleMania Sunday, both AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura had a solid match for the WWE Championship, however it didn’t live up to expectations due to the fans expecting a New Japan-esque wrestling match on a WWE stage. However, this match did give the fans a chance to see the versatility of the Nakamura character. This […] READ MORE


20 Best Matches Of The Month: April 2018 Edition

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Every month, our own Dan Niles compiles his personal 20 Best Matches list from around the world, from North America to Europe to Japan. Some are obvious best matches choices, some are dark horses, but they’re always fun to find some matches you may have missed the previous month! (DISCLAIMER: This list is subjective and […] READ MORE


Superstar Shakeup Fallout: The Smackdown Live Landscape

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We have already taken a look at the Monday Night Raw and NXT rosters and how they shape up after the latest Superstar Shakeup.  Now it’s time to look at the brand that many consider “won” the shakeup and is now the “A show”, so to speak.  Is this really the case though? A deeper dive into the Raw roster showed […] READ MORE


The Historical Significance of AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura at WrestleMania

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WWE likes to throw around it’s historically significant stats and figures, but one thing they probably won’t mention is that the match up featuring WWE Champion AJ Styles vs Shinsuke Nakamura at WrestleMania 34 marks only the second time in WWE history that the two competitors in a WWE Championship match at WrestleMania has featured two […] 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


The Men’s Royal Rumble: A LWOPW Round Table

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The other day, a few of the Last Word on Pro Wrestling staff got together and made some bold predictions on winners and surprises for the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble match tonight. Now, we’ve got together and put out our thoughts on the Men’s Royal Rumble match! Eric Thompson: When Roman Reigns was holding […] READ MORE


Everything you Need to Know about WWE’s Mixed Match Challenge

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After a month of anticipation, WWE’s historic and innovative, Mixed Match Challenge, will finally debut live, tonight, Jan. 16 at 10 p.m. ET/7 PT, exclusively on Facebook Watch. What is the Mixed Match Challenge? Allowing WWE the chance to feature its programming outside of the traditional means of television or the WWE Network, the Mixed […] 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