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Culture

Professional Wrestler MVP Explains How a Prison Stint Led Him to the WWE

While serving time for robbing a cruise ship Hassan Assad met a correctional officer who would put him on the track to wrestling stardom.
Damian Abraham
5.29.19
new japan pro wrestling

Kenny Omega Beat Kazuchika Okada in One of the Best Wrestling Matches Ever

The fourth installment of this rivalry was legendary, with Omega becoming New Japan Pro Wrestling's IWGP World Heavyweight Champion.
Blake Murphy
6.11.18
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Golden Lovers vs. Young Bucks Main Event Will Be Remembered for Decades

New Japan Pro Wrestling's "Strong Style Evolved" ventured onto US soil and the entire show delivered big time.
Ian Williams
3.27.18
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Wrestle Kingdom 12 Had Something For Everybody

No match outside WWE in recent memory has garnered as much buzz as Jericho-Omega. They did not disappoint.
Ian Williams
1.9.18
new japan pro wrestling

Jericho-Omega Deliver on the Hype at a Near Flawless Wrestle Kingdom 12

New Japan Pro-Wrestling did its best to attract a larger global audience, producing one of the best top-to-bottom cards in memory.
Blake Murphy
1.4.18
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With Jericho-Omega Headlining Wrestle Kingdom 12, NJPW Goes Global

NJPW is already the best wrestling promotion in the world, and with Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega leading the way at Wrestle Kingdom 12 on Thursday, more people than ever will find out.
Ian Williams
1.2.18
WRESTLING

Chris Jericho Will Never Stop Reinventing Himself

Jericho's upcoming match in Japan against wrestling sensation Kenny Omega is the latest arc in a storied career that has always seen him stay one step ahead of where the industry is going.
Blake Murphy
12.14.17
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There Is No Competition for the WWE, Only Competition for Second Place

Everyone wants someone to challenge WWE, but they dwarf their competition, even the red hot New Japan.
Ian Williams
8.29.17
WRESTLING

New Japan Pro Wrestling Finally Comes to America

The cult favorite wrestling promotion finally landed on American shores over the weekend, bringing hard-hitting, high-quality wrestling direct to its U.S. fanbase for the first time.
Evan McGarvey
7.6.17
Pro Wrestling

Wrestlers Defy Physics, Pay Tribute to Journalist's Late Father

Dave Meltzer couldn't make one of the biggest shows of the summer after the sudden death of his father. The Young Bucks made sure to let him know they were thinking of him.
Mike Piellucci
7.3.17
WRESTLING

Toronto Is the Nerdiest Wrestling City in the World

The one thing that doesn't waver in Toronto is the city's passion for professional wrestling. It has been one of the sport's major markets since the 1930s.
Corey Erdman
6.14.17
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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.
Ian Williams
6.13.17
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