The 50 Best Matches Of 2018: Part 2 (#25-#1)

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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. Now he recaps the 50 Best Matches of the entire year that’s come and gone. Some are obvious best matches choices, some are dark horses, but they’re always fun to find […] 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


#AndNEW: Juice Robinson Wins IWGP United States Championship

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New Japan Pro Wrestling celebrated the one year anniversary of the IWGP United States Championship and the North American expansion at the same time with a second G1 Special In USA, last night taking place in San Francisco at the Cow Palace. The IWGP United States Championship has now been held by three different men […] READ MORE


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


Preview: NJPW Dominion (6/9/18)

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New Japan Pro Wrestling have brought out the big guns for this year’s Dominion event with a stacked card featuring the biggest rematch perhaps in NJPW history and the NJPW debut of Rey Mysterio at NJPW’s second biggest show of the year besides Wrestle Kingdom in January. It was one year ago in the same […] READ MORE


The Importance of Dominion For New Japan

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New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) is currently in the midst of the 25th Best Of The Super Juniors (BOSJ) tournament, yet most of the wrestling world is fixated on June 9th when Dominion will take place from the Osaka Jo Hall. The event quickly sold out of pre-event seating tickets, already making the show a […] READ MORE


Why Omega vs Okada 4 Is The Biggest Match in Years

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Kazuchika Okada defended the IWGP heavyweight championship for a record twelfth time against Hiroshi Tanahashi at Wrestling Dontaku today, effectively ending a classic feud that made Okada what he is today. Okada pinned “The Ace”in a tremendous main event then Okada listed the names he has defeated one-by-one. The last time Okada was in Osaka, he […] READ MORE


G1 Special In San Francisco, What A Successful Show Means For NJPW

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This past Wednesday, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) announced tickets would be going on sale, May 1st for the July 7th G1 Special in San Francisco. The company added the following language along with the announcement: “After wildly successful events in Los Angeles, NJPW management sought out a bigger building for our San Francisco debut. […] READ MORE


The Curious & Interesting Case Of NJPW Critique

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With the pomp and circumstance of World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) Wrestlemania, and the litany of shows which took place during the now dubbed Wrestlemania Week in New Orleans, Louisiana, the fallout from New Japan Pro Wrestling’s (NJPW) Sakura Genesis hasn’t received proper coverage. Coverage of Sakura Genesis found the pages of outlets and airwaves of podcasts […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW Strong Style Evolved (3/25/18)

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The North American expansion of New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) continues with a trip to the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California on March 25. Last July’s G1 In USA event was a big success with an attendance of over 2,000 but the company can and will do much bigger numbers in the future. NJPW did […] READ MORE