Saturday, April 29, 2017

The Beginners Handbook TO NJPW

So you've heard about this fancy promotion out in Japan which has been getting a bit of buzz lately. Maybe you were one of the many who tuned in for the first time for...

The Rise Of Tetsuya Naito

When New Japan Pro Wrestling lost two of its big four in Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles at the exact same time, it should have been cause for panic. Then, their legendary ace Hiroshi...

5 Questions For NJPW In 2017

2016 has been an impressive year for New Japan Pro Wrestling. Despite losing some of their top-tier talent early on to the juggernaut that is the WWE, they rebounded surprisingly well, and managed to...

6 Questions for NJPW New Beginnings

Wrestle Kingdom is well and truly the biggest show of the year for NJPW, but in many ways it's a culmination of the previous year, rather...

NJPW New Beginnings Sapporo Breakdown

The first night of the New Beginnings tour has come and gone, and while outside the arena the weather was no doubt bitterly cold up in...

Why WWE Targeting Io Shirai and Kairi Hojo is a Big Deal

The WWE hasn't exactly been shy in recent years as they've scoured the globe for the best and most exciting talents. From the NJPW raid, the CWC and indie darlings turned superstars like Owens,...

Making It Rain: Kazuchika Okada’s Battle At Wrestle Kingdom 11

For several years now January 4th has been an emphatic statement on how damn good wrestling can be. It's not unusual to have several legitimate match of the year candidates before the year is...

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11/New Years Dash Breakdown

The first week of 2017 was always going to be a big one for New Japan Pro Wrestling. It's the time of the year where they announce to the world just how good wrestling...

NJPW 2016 In Retrospect

2017 is here. Wrestle Kingdom has passed. The last year’s worth of storylines and build up has come to a climax. As we look towards New Year’s Dash to establish new contenders and new...

NJPW World Tag League: Day 1 Review

Day 1 of the World Tag League 2016 acted as a great summary of New Japan’s round robin tournaments. We had some great first impressions, some great build-up for matches to come, and overall,...