50: New Japan Pro Wrestling Joins Half-Century Club of Wrestling Promotions’ Longevity

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On January 13, 2022, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) officially celebrates its 50 year anniversary as a pro wrestling company, founded on that day in 1972 by legendary puroresu great, Antonio Inoki. Inoki, one of the star pupils of the father of puroresu, Rikidōzan, created NJPW after departing Rikidōzan’s Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance (JWA) in controversy the […] READ MORE


The Forgotten Bulldog: “British Bruiser” Johnny Smith

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When people think of the British Bulldog family unit of Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith, it usually stops at just those two. The duo are also tied in with the legendary Canadian Hart Family, due in part to their Canadian wrestling roots with Stu Hart‘s Stampede Wrestling, and also through marital ties – Dynamite […] READ MORE



History of the Ladder Match in Pro Wrestling

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Money in the Bank is on Sunday night, as WWE presents one of its marquee events of the year. Started in 2005 as a gimmick match and becoming its own pay-per-view in 2010, Money in the Bank features multiple WWE Superstars in a ladder match, trying to secure the briefcase suspended above the ring that […] READ MORE


Indian Legend Gama Singh Joins Impact Wrestling

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It was announced this evening that legendary Indian wrestler Gama Singh, the real life uncle of former WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, has signed with Impact Wrestling in an as yet unannounced role. One of the most successful Indian born wrestlers of all time, one of the most successful international wrestlers ever – the legendary Gama […] READ MORE


Hart Dungeon Trainer Tokyo Joe Passes Away at 75

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This past Saturday, one of the most influential trainers in pro wrestling, Yukihiro Sakada, passed away in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 75. Better known by the name “Tokyo Joe“, Sakada was a talent scout for NJPW as well as trainer for Stampede Wrestling, helping Stu Hart in the famed Hart Dungeon as well […] READ MORE


The 10 Greatest: Puerto Rico, Part 1

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Puerto Rico is a rich territory in terms of wrestling. The island had one of the hottest wrestling territories in late 70s and the 80s, and even in the 2000s, having a soar in the wrestling industry with the fame rivalry between International Wrestling Association and World Wrestling Council. Drawing big crowds in baseball stadiums, […] READ MORE


The Canada 150, Part 10: Tarzan Tyler to Sami Zayn

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The tenth and final part in our 10-part series looking at 150 Canadian names in pro wrestling, in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. Part 10 of the Canada 150, an alphabetical listing of Canadians’ impact on pro wrestling from the 1900’s to today. TARZAN TYLER Montreal’s Tarzan Tyler began wrestling in the 1950’s in Quebec, […] READ MORE


The Canada 150, Prologue: The Promotions

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On July 1st, the nation of Canada celebrates it’s 150th birthday (obviously Canada’s original nation of indigenous peoples were around for over 14,000 years prior to the colonization, but we needed a much smaller number for this series). In honour of Canada’s historic birthday, we’re running an 11-part series called The Canada 150, looking at […] READ MORE