Preview: NJPW G1 Climax 30 – A Block – Day 13 (10/10/20)

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Hailed as perhaps the greatest professional wrestling tournament of the year, the G1 Climax continues to intensify in 2020. On day 13, as the tournament in question continues to heat up, New Japan Pro Wrestling fans will see the A Block participants compete in unique match-ups. These will be clutch as NJPW draws closer to […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW G1 Climax 30 – A Block – Day 5 (9/27/20)

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It’s day five of the G1 Climax and with just a handful of wrestlers at an undefeated 2-0, it’s still anyone’s guess who might come away from block rounds and emerge victorious in the top wrestling tournament of the year. Here’s a look at what to expect on day five, which marks the third day […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW Summer Struggle In Jingu (8/29/20)

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New Japan Pro Wrestling has been doing a tour this past month known as Summer Struggle. This tour has a conclusion: a show in an arena that NJPW hasn’t been in many years. This leads us to the aforementioned event. It will feature multiple title matches right before the infamous G1 Climax. NJPW will host […] READ MORE


#AndNEW: Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi Win IWGP Tag Team Titles at Dominion

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While most of the big stories coming out of New Japan over the weekend revolved around EVIL‘s shocking win in the 2020 New Japan Cup, defection to Bullet Club, and winning the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Championships at NJPW Dominion, another set of titles changed hands on Saturday night when the Dangerous Tekkers (Zack Sabre […] READ MORE


Match Point(s): Jon Moxley Set for Huge Dream Matches in NJPW G1 Climax Debut

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Match Point is an on-going series at Last Word on Pro Wrestling, where we look at intriguing matchups in indie wrestling and beyond. They may be dream matches, first-time matchups, or hotly anticipated rematches. Today’s edition looks at several matches that check all of the above categories as we take a look at Jon Moxley and his matchups […] 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


#AndNEW Taichi Wins NEVER Openweight Championship

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At today’s NJPW Wrestling Dontaku show Suzuki Gun’s Taichi faced NEVER Openweight Champion Jeff Cobb.  Cobb won the title from Will Ospreay at the G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden on Wrestlemania Weekend. He was making his first title defence. Taichi Wins NEVER Openweight Championship Taichi defeated Jeff Cobb with the Black Mephisto after a long matchup that was much […] 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