Preview: IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Tournament

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When New Japan Pro Wrestling came back from break, it started its major return with the New Japan Cup. This New Japan Cup featured heavyweights, Young Lions, and even a few junior heavyweights. One of those juniors in the tournament was IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion YOH, who teamed with SHO in Roppongi 3K. […] READ MORE


#AndNEW: A Number Of Title Changes At Summer Struggle

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Summer Struggle promised to be a big event as New Japan Pro Wrestling went to Jingu Stadium to hold the event.  The stacked lineup featured a number of title matches and a majority of those titles changed hands as NJPW set itself up for an exciting end to the year. Tetsuya Naito Regains IWGP Heavyweight […] 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


Amazing Red Returning to ROH for First Time in 8 Years for SuperCard of Honor

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Another name was added to the Ring of Honor SuperCard of Honor XIV show as on Thursday, ROH announced that Amazing Red would be making his return to the company for the first time in eight years. An early legend/pioneer of the indie style that has become so commonplace in wrestling, Amazing Red began training […] READ MORE


Taiji Ishimori Joins Bullet Club Invasion of ROH SuperCard

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Taiji Ishimori is #GoingToLakeland. With SuperCard of Honor XIV going head-to-head with NXT TakeOver: Tampa, it was pretty clear that Ring of Honor was going to need to book some big names and bring their A-game for the show. So far, they’ve done just that. Using their partnership with New Japan Pro Wrestling to the […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW – Southern Showdown (6/29/19)

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New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) is set to embark on their second tour of Australia. The tour begins this Saturday in Melbourne with Southern Showdown before then heading to Sydney on Sunday. Unlike their previous tour, this weekends tour is being treated as a full-fledged NJPW main roster tour. Saturday’s event emanating from Festival Hall […] READ MORE


NXT Breakout Tournament: Who Are They? (W/Videos)

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Before NXT airs the first match of the NXT Breakout Tournament tonight on NXT TV, here at Last Word on Pro Wrestling, we plan to let you know a little about the who’s who. Most are former independent wrestling darlings, while others found much of their fame on IMPACT Wrestling, and one individual who many […] READ MORE


#AndNEW: El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori Win IWGP Jr Tag Team Championships

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It was another short IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship reign for Roppongi 3K as SHO and YOH lost the titles to El Phantasmo and Taiji Ishimori at the New Japan Pro Wrestling Kizuna Road Day 3. This means Bullet Club know holds three sets of tag team titles with The Guerrillas Of Destiny  (Tama Tonga and Tanga […] READ MORE


20 Best Matches Of The Month: May 2019

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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


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