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New Japan Pro Wrestling Announces Everyone In The G1 2019

New Japan Pro Wrestling Announces Everyone In The G1 2019

The road to the Tokyo Dome in 2020 starts in Dallas, Texas as New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced all the G1 2019 competitors. After having several successful events in North America, including their recent dual show with Ring Of Honor at Madison Square Garden, the annual tournament will kick off in the United States […]

“Kenny’s Quest"

Kenny Omega Created an RPG Promo Video to Hype Wrestle Kingdom 13

If you’re a gamer and love either Kenny Omega or New Japan Pro Wrestling, you’re probably going to enjoy the latest video on Being The Elite. Instead of getting some kind of answer as to what’s happening with The Young Bucks, Cody Rhodes, Hangman Page, and others, we got a special promo video called “Kenny’s […]

ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard Sells Out Madison Square Garden in 1 Minute

Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling have sold out their upcoming event taking place WrestleMania weekend at Madison Square Garden. Elated with the news, Ring of Honor sent out a press release written by Kevin Eck which waxes poetic about the accomplishment. ROH announced the show in July, after an initial attempt to […]

New Japan Pro Wrestling Releases Their Own Mobile Game

Today, New Japan Pro Wrestling officially made their first solo venture into the video games market in North America and Europe with a mobile title. The game is called King Of Sports, and it gives you the ability to play as members of the NJPW roster as you make your way to winning all the championships. […]

Do You Miss WWE’s Attitude Era? You Should Watch NJPW [Opinion]

I’ve been preaching about New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) for the past few years now, and I keep getting asked by fellow wrestling fans why they should watch it. Time and time again I hear people complain about how they can’t stand WWE’s current programming. They hate the writing, they hate the direction characters they […]

ROH and NJPW Team Up for G1 Supercard at Madison Square Garden in April

Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling have announced that they will be holding a joint event at Madison Square Garden on WrestleMania weekend in 2019. The news follows reports that MSG had recently canceled talks to hold a Ring of Honor event at the venue after interference from WWE. A joint venture with […]


AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura

Before WrestleMania 34, We Revisit an Old AJ Styles/Shinsuke Nakamura Match

One of the highlights of this year’s WrestleMania 34 is without a doubt the WWE Title match between AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura. Both wrestlers are extremely gifted, as proven every week on SmackDown Live. And while this is indeed a dream match between two of WWE’s top performers, this isn’t the first time the […]

NJPW Takes The Next Step Into North America: An English YouTube Channel

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 […]

Katsuyori Shibata Is Home With Recovery Going Well

The last time we physically saw Katsuyori Shibata, he was trying to get backstage at an NJPW event after sustaining a crippling injury from a headbutt delivered to Kazuchika Okada that has put him in the hospital ever since. In May, the man simply known as The Wrestler in Japan underwent surgery to repair some of the […]

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 […]

The Fork In The Road That Is Shibata’s Injury

Last month, we told you about the career of Katsuyori Shibata and how his winning the New Japan Cup was a sign of change in the company toward a man who worked hard to get back to a place he should have been for years. Last Sunday, he wrestled against current IWGP champion Kazuchika Okada in […]

Why Katsuyori Shibata Winning The 2017 New Japan Cup Is Awesome

Professional wrestling can turn out some really awesome stories. Some good, some great, some mediocre, and a lot of bad. 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 […]

Is New Japan Pro Wrestling Preparing For Wrestle War With WWE?!

Bleeding Cool recently told you about WWE’s new UK promotion, which will kick off with a tournament to crown the new WWE UK Champion. The announcement of the expansion has had “smarks” – that’s wrestling fans who care as much or more about the behind the scenes business of wrestling than the actual in ring […]