Author: Kyosuke Nomura

AEW

AEW has a massive interest in signing “Rock Hard” Juice Robinson of Bullet Club and making him a regular on the AEW roster. According to PWInsider, AEW has a massive interest in New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Juice Robinson and making him a part of the AEW roster. PWInsider’s Mike Johnson wrote “after his match against Jon Moxley this past Wednesday in Philadelphia as well, there is massive interest in bringing in Juice Robinson as often as possible and making him a regular for the company”. Robinson recently made his AEW debut on Dynamite in Philadelphia against Jon Moxley for an…

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This morning it was revealed that the founder of New Japan Pro Wrestling, Antonio Inoki has passed away. Antonio Inoki is a name that you definitely heard of in Japanese wrestling. He is one of the legends of pro wrestling to this day. He is not only a superstar in wrestling but also a superstar in Japan in general. Antonio Inoki was born on February 20 1943 as Kanji Inoki. His early wrestling career started as he was a pupil of the great Rikidozan. He was also a pupil of the god of professional wrestling, Karl Gotch in the JWA…

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This morning it was announced that Japan will be allowing individual tourists back to the country, but how does this affect the wrestling business? Japan has recently started to open up its borders for international travelers starting in late August but only with organized tour groups. This morning prime minister Kishida announced that Japan will be allowing individual tourists back into the country. This has been a long time waiting for international tourists and many Japanese citizens as we all have been waiting for many people to see the wonders of Japan. Many Japanese citizens are pleased with individual tourists…

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NJPW & Stardom have announced a tournament to crown the first ever IWGP Women’s Champion. The Japanese wrestling scene exploded when the IWGP Women’s Championship was created and sent shockwaves through Joshi Wrestling and wrestling as a whole. We have been wondering on how the first inaugural champion would be crowned, then the answer was finally announced during last night’s (as of writing) press conference regarding Historic X Over Chairman Sugabayashi and Stardom president Hiroshi Ogawa announced that the first ever champion for the IWGP Women’s Champion would be crowned with a tournament with the first-round matchup being held in…

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NJPW will kick off 2023 going back to their traditional one-night Wrestle Kingdom show. During the G1 CLIMAX 32 Finals, it was announced that New Japan Pro Wrestling’s biggest show of the year Wrestle Kingdom will be returning on its one-night 1.4 (January 4th) format along with the return of New Years Dash at Ota-ku General Gymnasium. NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom was traditionally a one-night event where it would be their biggest show of the year, basically the Wrestlemania of Japan. The one-night format would be switched to a 2-night event in 2020 where a “Double Gold Dash” where both IWGP…

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AEW

Kota Ibushi has been out of action since the G1 CLIMAX 31 finals against Kazuchika Okada where it ended in a Ref Stoppage due to Ibushi injuring his arm whilst attempting a Phoenix Splash. While Ibushi was out of action he had issues with New Japan Pro Wrestling regarding the company, you can read about the whole story here. Ibushi has been quiet the last few months about the case until recently when a fan on Twitter asked Ibushi where he was going. Fan: Ibushi is far better than Okada! Ibushi: I was losing but my heart wasn’t. Currently, I…

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Image Credit: NJPW NJPW star Hiromu Takahashi recently participated in NJPW’s Music City Mayhem at STARRCAST on the 30th of July alongside KUSHIDA who had a long-awaited match with his former Time Splitter tag partner Alex Shelly, and El Desperado who participated in a No-DQ match with the current Interim AEW World Champion Jon Moxley. Takahashi would have a singles match with Blake Christian where he took home the win. After the match, tragedy struck when the Time Bomb would return to his hotel room after the match to see that his belongings were stolen. Takahashi told Yahoo news today…

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Image Credit: WWEAfter a war between current IWGP Jr Heavyweight Champion Taiji Ishimori defending his gold against Best of the Super Jr 29 winner Hiromu Takahashi at a packed Kourakuen Hall, Ishimori was left with no challenger worthy of an IWGP Jr championship opportunity. Ishimori proposed a rematch against El Desperado, the person whom he won the title from and was on commentary. As soon as Desperado stood up, the crowd suddenly went wild. The screen in Kourakuen showed a video package of none other than Kushida’s entrance package. With his music and entrance video playing through the holy palace…

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During today’s Kourakuen Hall New Japan Road show, New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced the full 4 block participants for one of the most gruling tournments in pro wrestling, the annual G1 CLIMAX tournament which is back to their original spot in the summer. If any of you are unfamiliar with the G1 CLIMAX tournament let me simply explain the rules. The G1 CLIMAX tournament is a round robin tournament traditionally split into 2 blocks. the G1 CLIMAX winner will be crowned when the 2 winners from their own respective blocks face off in the finals where the winner of…

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Image Credit: NJPW Recently Kota Ibushi has been tweeting some threats about uncovering the dark side of NJPW management and hinting that he wants to leave New Japan Pro Wrestling. Kota Ibushi has a good run in New Japan Pro Wrestling as he was the first-ever IWGP World Heavyweight Champion and a Back to Back G1 Climax winner. It is very strange that he has suddenly started to tweet these unusual tweets about the “dark side” of New Japan. In his tweets he has talked about exposing the power harassment by the bosses and the “cheater army”. The full translation…

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