Kazuchika Okada Is the Best Wrestler in the World
New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Okada has an intangible quality that recalls what made Ric Flair so good in his prime.
Katsuyori Shibata, Brain Injuries, and Implications of Japanese Strong Style Wrestling
After a brutal headbutt 30 minutes into a New Japan's Sakura Genesis, 37-year-old Katsuyori Shibata collapsed from a severe brain injury. Now his career may be over.
Every Year Is Remarkable in Wrestling, But 2016 Was More So Than Most
WWE's roster is more talented than maybe at any time in the promotion’s history – yes, even the Attitude Era or right after the WCW buyout – and indie wrestling has plenty going for it, too.
WWE's Long Overdue Japanese Revolution Is Here
For too long, Japanese wrestlers were brought in by WWE only to be turned into offensive stereotypes. Now they're headlining shows for the promotion's hottest property.