The 20 Best Matches Of The Month: August 2019 Edition

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Every month, our own Dan Niles compiles his personal 20 Best Wrestling Matches list from around the world, from North America to Europe to Japan. Some are obvious best wrestling 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 […] READ MORE


Beginner’s Luck?: A Performance Timeline of First-Time Participants in the G1 Climax

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Disclaimer: This article looks at the performance timeline of participants making their G1 Climax debuts under the round-robin format. For statistical purposes, the article is only looking at tournaments under the branded, G1 Climax name, which excludes anything prior to 1991. In addition, this article only looks at the performance timeline for those tournaments held […] 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 – 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


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


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


Preview: NJPW New Beginning In Sapporo (2/2/19 – 2/3/19)

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There will be two nights in Sapporo on the New Beginning tour from New Japan Pro Wrestling with three championships to be decided on night two. The faction wars are highlighted heavily as well as NJPW setting up young attractions as co-main eventers. EVIL, Zack Sabre Jr and SANADA all have big matches as wrestlers […] READ MORE


#NewJapanWeek Preview: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 (1/4/19)

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New Japan Pro Wrestling is the only wrestling company in the world to set their biggest event of the year at the beginning of January, it’s become a staple of NJPW to feature the best matches possible and the Winter events have led up to an outstanding Wrestle Kingdom 13 card. Surprise title changes happened […] READ MORE


NJPW World Tag League 2018: The Tag Teams

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The end of every year, New Japan Pro Wrestling presents it’s final tournament on the calendar with the NJPW World Tag League tournament. 2018 however will have a format change, instead of an A and B Block, every team will be grouped together with the two teams with the most wins going to the Finals. […] READ MORE