#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


Hitting the Marks Podcast: s03e31 “Yano Vs. Everything”

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Hitting the Marks Pro Wrestling Podcast: “YVE….Yano vs EVERYTHING” It’s a Sad Day in Ohio. Rev Up for Wrestling Around the World. Dem Hitting The Marks Boys, Michael Jargo & Ric Vickrey are back with another action-packed episode of the Hitting The Marks Pro Wrestling Podcast. Its been an incredible week in New Japan Pro […] 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


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 – Southern Showdown in Sydney (6/30/19)

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New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) is set to embark on their second tour of Australia. The tour concludes this Sunday with Southern Showdown in Sydney. Unlike Melbourne, on the previous night, the Sydney card appears to be more in line with a ‘Road To’ show than a major PPV event. Michael Richards & Andrew Villalobos […] 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


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 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