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


25 Years Ago: The Super J-Cup Is Born

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On April 16, 1994, in Tokyo, Japan, there arrived a wrestling summit of huge consequence. The brainchild of New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s Jushin ‘Thunder’ Liger, then an emerging star in New Japan’s young Junior Heavyweight division (it was less than a decade old, having been started in 1986). Liger, at the time in his sixth […] READ MORE


Orange Cassidy vs Taka Michinoku Announced for Spring Break 3 (VIDEO)

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Joey Janela‘s hits keep coming as he’s been unveiling new matches for Spring Break 3 weekend for the past week. The latest match reveal came in classic retro video game fashion, in a Double Dragonesque vignette. Orange Cassidy vs Taka Michinoku Announced for Spring Break 3 From the mastermind behind PCO VS WALTER, DAVID ARQUETTE […] READ MORE


Preview: NJPW 47th Anniversary (3/6/19)

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A special champion vs champion match will headline the NJPW 47th Anniversary and the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship along with the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championships will be on the line. It’s an annual tradition for New Japan Pro Wrestling to present an anniversary event every March but what’s so interesting about this year […] READ MORE



Taka Michinoku Ejected From Kaientai Dojo Wrestling

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This past Monday, news broke in Japanese media of a scandal involving former WWE Superstar and WWE Light Heavyweight Champion Taka Michinoku (whose currently starring in New Japan Pro Wrestling). A November 5 story in Yahoo Japan reported that Taka Michinoku had been having an affair on his wife. While that may not seem like […] READ MORE


The 20 Best Matches Of The Month: July 2018 Edition

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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


Inside G128: Just Tap Out!

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Inside G128 is an in-depth look at the 20 participants of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s 2018 version of the G1 Climax tournament. The G1 is considered to be the most prestigious tournament in wrestling. Every individual in the field has their own unique story, as they prepare to make their claim as the best endurance […] READ MORE


Remembering Vitín: The Victor Quiñones Story

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Victor Quiñones is the author of many wrestling promotions and responsible for launching wrestling careers of many wrestling superstar. Victor Quiñones 12-year anniversary of his death was last month, and the wrestling business as a whole – specially Puerto Rico – still misses its trailblazing rebel. READ MORE