Author: Kyosuke Nomura

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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image credit NJPW New Japan Pro Wrestling announced the lineup for their annual Best of the Super Jrs tournament. In New Japan Pro Wrestling’s 29th Best of the Super Jr’s tournament where Jr heavyweights clash in a round-robin tournament to see who is the best of the Jr division, This year we will see the likes of AEW’s Wheeler Yuta, the return of CMLL’s Titan to Japan, and Impact’s Ace Austin. This tournament will also see former AJPW wrestler Francesco Akira’s New Japan debut as the United Empire’s new member. For the last two years, we haven’t seen much foreign…

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Image Credit: NJPW Today a tweet was sent out by New Japan Pro Wrestling that said that New Japan and AEW will have a working TV partnership where episodes of Rampage and Dynamite will air on NJPW’s streaming service, New Japan World. This will be the first ever time AEW will broadcast their shows on a Japanese network. Plus, with no additiional fee. There will also be live Japanese commentary for both Dynamite and Rampage. The tweets have been posted by the official New Japan World Twitter account where they have said “Emergency Announcement! It is confirmed that AEW’s American…

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photo credit: NJPWThis morning TV Asahi news have reported that New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Dominator, The Great O Khan has stopped an attempted kidnapping at a Kawasaki train station. On March 29th, when O-Khan was passing by a restroom at JR Musashi Kosugi Station, he noticed a little girl being harassed by a drunken man at around 21:00 pm. Khan stated that the man was grabbing the girl’s shoulders and the girl was asking him to stop. When the man continued the little girl started to plead and scream for help and that’s when the Dominator came in. O-Khan grabbed…

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Photo Credit: NJPWToday New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Ticking Time Bomb Hiromu Takahashi has held a charity auction with his Wrestle Kingdom 14 ring gown to be Auctioned off. All of the profits will go to Living through AIDS Orphan Support or PLAS for short to help orphaned kids in Uganda and Kenya struggling with AIDS. PLAS is a non profit organization founded by 7 university students in 2005. Their main goal is to help AIDS Orphans in Kenya and Uganda help create a society where people who have tested HIV Positive can have a bright future in their lives. Now…

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Image Credit:NJPW The annual Anniversary Event, the event where we commemorate New Japan Pro Wrestling’s fine history. This year will not be like any year’s anniversary event, this year will have legends of sorts, outsiders from different companies, new rivalries, and the brawl before spring’s toughest tournament. The card was announced during a press conference today where it not only announced the card for the Anniversary Event on March 1 in Nippon Budokan but it also announced the cards and the wrestlers for the New Japan Cup that will be happening the following day. During the press conference, Chairman Sugabayashi…

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This week several DDT wrestlers have tested positive for Covid-19 including Chris Brookes, Maki Itoh, and Kazuki Hirata. The Infections started with former DDT Extreme Champion Chris Brookes when he had symptoms of a high fever before Ultimate Tag League in Osaka therefore not being able to participate in several shows including the Osaka show and DDT Free in Shinjuku Face. The day after DDT Free it was announced that Chris Brookes has tested positive for Covid-19. DDT has put out this statement Chris Brookes, who had been missing owing to severe fever symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19. He is…

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Yesterday at around 12:05 JST, J Sports announced on their official J Sports WWE Twitter account that they will be cutting ties with WWE ending their TV partnership J Sports has put out this statement “We will end broadcasts of WWE Raw and WWE Smackdown. As well as on J Sports On-Demand’s WWE Pack will be discontinued. For people who are subscribed to the WWE Pack, you will need to cancel your subscription.” J Sports has been WWE’s Japanese TV partner for many years as they broadcast live Raw and Smackdown shows for the Japanese audience on their TV program.…

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Photo Credit: NJPWDuring a NJPW Strong taping for New Japan Showdown, a man from down under, a former WWE superstar, his name is Murphy, Buddy Murphy. He was a part of the massive firings that WWE had earlier this year and he has during his 90-day non-compete clause, he has been training to get back in the ring once his clause is up. Roughly 2 days ago, Buddy revealed his new name, Buddy Matthews in a surprise vignette during the New Japan Showdown taping. His name is not the only thing that he revealed, he revealed that Buddy Matthews will…

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Image Credit: NJPW Today the heartbreaking news was announced that Tetsuya Naito had suffered a knee injury and to forfeit the G1 CLIMAX tournament The Ungovernable Charisma suffered this injury from his G1 opening match against Zack Sabre Jr where it ended in a tap out where Naito tapped out for the first time in 7 years. After the match, Naito was laying on the mat where the trainers came in, he walked out with the help of young lions. The damage was done on his left meniscus and MCL. Due to this Naito will be forfeiting the rest of the…

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