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


The Year of the Comeback: 2019’s Redemption Stories

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The year 2018 in pro wrestling has had many big stories – but arguably none as remarkable as the number of comebacks from veterans many had given up on. Whether it was a distancing from the industry, a shortage of bookings, a career of demon chasing, or career-threatening injuries, 2018 saw some pretty big comebacks […] 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


Preview: NJPW King Of Pro Wrestling (10/8/18)

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New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) is coming off of a successful Fighting Spirit Unleashed event at the Walter Pyramid in California where the main event for King Of Pro Wrestling was set. The Golden Lovers (IWGP heavyweight champion Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi)  defeated the CHAOS dream team of Tomohiro Ishii and Kazuchika Okada in the […] READ MORE


Preview: Kenny Omega vs Tomohiro Ishii at NJPW Destruction In Hiroshima (9/15/18)

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This summer, the NJPW G1 Climax 28 tournament from New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) had not one but two near unstoppable forces in Kenny Omega and Tomohiro Ishii, both of which could be considered the MVP of this year’s annual tournament. Omega looked to show why he is “The Best Bout Machine” with five-star matches, […] READ MORE


Inside G128: Does Makabe Have One Last Run Left?

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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