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If you watch New Japan Pro Wrestling clips in English, you're probably doing it one of two ways Either with Kevin Kelly and Don "Cyrus" Callis on NJPW World (or clips you find online) or through Jim Ross calling matches that are 1-5 years old on AXS TV It may not be something you think of[...]
Chris Jericho To Face Kenny Omega At Wrestle Kingdom 12
Just a few hours ago at a New Japan Pro Wrestling's "Power Struggle" event, the "Twitter feud" between Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega finally reached the first checkmark, as it was announced the two would be having a match in two months at NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 12 at the Tokyo Dome For those of you[...]
The Lessons WWE Could Learn From NJPW's G1 Climax… But Won't
If you're a pro-wrestling fan and you haven't been watching matches from New Japan Pro Wrestling's G1 Climax tournament, you're truly missing something NJPW has had this tournament since 1974, back when it was called the "World League" and company founder Antonio Inoki won most of them It's been called the G1 Climax since 1991[...]
The Pros & Cons Of The New IWGP U.S. Championship
Last week, New Japan Pro Wrestling revealed their latest championship belt to be added to the company: The IWGP United States Championship The giant gold belt you're looking at below, which is the first NJPW has created in five years A tournament to crown the new champion will be held July 1-2, just in time for[...]
Katsuyori Shibata To Undergo Surgery In May
It isn't the news that everyone in New Japan Pro Wrestling wanted to hear, but it's a lot better than hearing about an impending retirement  We previously talked to you about Katsuyori Shibata and the career-threatening injury that put him on the shelf Many expected that we would have heard one way or the other by[...]
Why Katsuyori Shibata Winning The 2017 New Japan Cup Is Awesome
We're going to step away from WWE content and focus on New Japan Pro Wrestling for a moment, as the company continues to rise in the eyes of North American and European audiences as an amazing alternative to the local status quo One of the best stories NJPW could possibly tell is slowly coming into[...]
Is New Japan Pro Wrestling Preparing For Wrestle War With WWE?!
In addition to markets without major wrestling presences, that could easily include places like Japan and Mexico, which already have their own reigning heavyweight champions of wrestling promotion. In Japan's case, that's New Japan Pro Wrestling, which is where many of WWE's recent stars including A.J Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura were wrestling before being signed by[...]