Preview: NJPW NEVER 6-Man Tag Tournament (8/6/20-8/9/20)

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New Japan Pro Wrestling is holding two big tournaments this coming week, with New Japan Cup USA on Friday in the US. In Japan, they’ll be holding a tournament to crown the new NEVER 6-Man Tag Team Champions, starting on Thursday and ending on Sunday, where the 21st Champions will be crowned, all as part […] READ MORE


Report: Davey Boy Smith Jr. Finished with NJPW

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According to a report from Joe Lanza on Voices of Wrestling‘s Patreon site, while searching for news on Gedo reportedly stepping down as booker of New Japan (which has since been debunked), he uncovered some other news from the NJPW locker room. According to the news Joe has compiled, Davey Boy Smith Jr. is no […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW – Wrestling Dontaku: Night Two (5/4/19)

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NJPW’s Wrestling Dontaku has been an annual event since 2009, but starting in 2018, it switched to a two-day event on the holiday weekend in Japan and that trend continues this year, as night two takes place on Saturday night, with a huge IWGP Heavyweight Championship title defense and a new Bullet Club debut. Ren […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW – Wrestling Dontaku: Night One (5/3/19)

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Every May 3rd, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) holds it’s annual Wrestling Dontaku, an event that began in 1993. While it was inconsistent in its first decade (running from 1993 through 1995, then again in 2000 and 2001), it’s been an annual tradition since 2009. Dontaku is a Japanese word for “holiday”, taken from the Dutch word “Zondag”, […] READ MORE


#WrestleManiaWeek Preview – WrestleCon presents RevPro: Live in NY (4/5/19)

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The main event of this WrestleMania weekend event in conjunction with New Japan Pro Wrestling was set to be a continuation of the PAC vs Will Ospreay rivalry in the UK promotion, RevPro. The return of PAC to the United Kingdom outside of WWE was met with huge ovations but PAC has unfortunately been forced […] 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


Japanese Veteran Takashi Iizuka Retires From The Ring

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Suzuki-gun‘s wildman, complete with dog collar and metal glove, Takashi Iizuka retired from pro wrestling on Thursday night, following a special retirement show produced by New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) at the legendary Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan, as part of the NJPW New Japan Road tour. In the main event, Iizuka teamed with fellow […] READ MORE


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

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The Nashville, Tennessee card from the NJPW New Beginning In USA tour may not be as stacked as the recent lineups, there is a good chance fans walk away impressed by wrestlers they never had a whole lot of interest in before. The NJPW LA Dojo competitors are in full-force for these events in America […] READ MORE


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


#NewJapanWeek Gang Warfare ’18: Suzuki-gun

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The lethal master Minoru Suzuki and his running mates, Suzuki-gun, have been a pack of wild dogs in New Japan, ever since Minoru usurped the groups original leader, Satoshi Kajima, in May of 2011 and turned Kajima-gun into his own Suzuki-gun. Since then, Suzuki and his band of vicious brothers have wreaked havoc, not only […] READ MORE