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January 2024 was an insane month in the world of professional wrestling, both in front of and behind the camera. But behind the spectacles, controversies and surprises, one thing that has remained consistent is an excellent in ring product. In this article I’ll discuss and break down 10 must watch wrestling matches that you may have missed in January. The standard of wrestling across the world right now is possibly the highest it’s ever been, and while WWE, AEW, TNA and others often take up the headlines, I wanted to showcase some noteworthy matches from elsewhere in the wrestling landscape…

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NJPW and AEW star Will Ospreay has been awarded with Wrestling Republic’s Men’s Wrestler of the Year Award for 2023. ‘The Aerial Assassin’ Will Ospreay, 30 years old, is undoubtedly one of the most talented competitors to ever step foot inside the squared circle, as well as one of the main faces of the sport during the last couple of years. While competing in different promotions around the world, Will Ospreay starred many five star classics against opponents the caliber of Kenny Omega, Kazuchika Okada, Tetsuya Naito and ‘Speedball’ Mike Bailey to name a few. Former AEW World Champion MJF…

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On todays episode of Wrestling Republic’s Daily Broadcast, Ben Allison, Clark Taylor, Chaos and Carter Crisp discuss if Kazuchika Okada will join WWE or AEW now that he has left NJPW, if the AEW roster is too bloated, and last nights episode of TNA Impact! Todays episode will be LIVE at 8:00pm BST / 3:00pm EST / 12:00pm PST! Wrestling Republic’s Daily Broadcast is a 45 minute daily podcast (with video) discussing the days wrestling news and all of the latest shows. The show is hosted by Ben Allison and Clark Taylor, with a cast of rotating panelists to join…

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On todays episode of Wrestling Republic’s Daily Broadcast, Ben Allison, Clark Taylor, Coby Galenzoski and Soul discuss last nights TNA Hard To Kill PPV where Nic Nemeth (Dolph Ziggler) made his debut. They will also discuss Jack Perry’s shocking NJPW appearance where he ripped up his AEW contract. Todays episode will be LIVE at 8:00pm BST / 3:00pm EST / 12:00pm PST! Wrestling Republic’s Daily Broadcast is a 45 minute daily podcast (with video) discussing the days wrestling news and all of the latest shows. The show is hosted by Ben Allison and Clark Taylor, with a cast of rotating…

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On todays episode of Wrestling Republic’s Daily Broadcast, Ben Allison, Clark Taylor, Shad Huda and Carter Crisp preview this weekend in wrestling where we will find out who’s next for Roman Reigns, when LA Knight takes on Randy Orton and AJ Styles in a number one contenders match, and Eddie Kingston makes his first defence of the Triple Crown title on Collision. On top of all of that, Ben will also give his thoughts on Wrestle Kingdom 18. Todays episode will be LIVE at 8:00pm BST / 3:00pm EST / 12:00pm PST! Wrestling Republic’s Daily Broadcast is a 45 minute…

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From the emergence of freelancer talents, to the appearances of new overseas stars and deeper development of younger competitors, 2023 was definitely a year to remember for all Stardom fans. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic was over and the entire scene of Japanese Puroresu and Joshi Puroresu regained their normal atmosphere, we the fans were constantly looking forward to the expansion of this industry in the coming years. If we look from the last two years to today, the truth is that all the biggest pro wrestling promotions around Japan have continued to offer more high-level matches and iconic moments,…

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Wrestle Kingdom 18 is getting closer and the entire pro wrestling world is preparing to kick off the next year with another huge event. In this article, I will explain why I consider that Tetsuya Naito & SANADA have earned their respective spots in the main event. We are closing in to the end of another great year in the world of professional wrestling that delivered a lot of iconic moments and matches that will go down to the history books of our beloved sport. Along with WWE’s WrestleMania 40 and AEW Revolution, NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom 18 is definitely one…

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I have recently pondered how well some NJPW stars would translate to the WWE’s separate “Sports Entertainment” genre of pro-wrestling. These are ten of the stars that I think would translate best to the WWE’s style. This article is made in good faith; it’s simply a thought experiment. In no way am I desperate for any of these wrestlers to jump ship. This article will simply be based on the NJPW talents I think will work best with the WWE format and if I can see them getting over with an American audience. The main roster WWE style does tend…

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Ben Allison, Clark Taylor, Coby Galenzoski and Anthony Ricciardi discuss if yesterday was the most stacked day in wrestling history. The day included FTR vs Bullet Club Gold and CM Punk vs Ricky Starks on AEW Collision, AEW Battle of the Belts, NJPW G1 Climax Day One, NOAH One Night Dream, AAA TripleMania and Impact Slammiversary. Todays episode will be LIVE at 8:00pm BST / 3:00pm EST / 12:00pm PST! Wrestling Republic’s Daily Broadcast is a 45 minute daily podcast (with video) discussing the days wrestling news and all of the latest shows. The show is hosted by Ben Allison…

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TJPW SUMMER SUN PRINCESS ’23 is right around the corner and it promises to deliver a great spectacle. So, for this article, Tomas will be explaining those he considers are the most important points and facts leading up to the event. TJPW has definitely had a great year so far, with many interesting shows and more intense battles taking place throught the entire year so far. And, if this alone wasn’t enough, the company has also brought numerous foreign talents from all over the globe and even managed to host their first show in America. Even though it wasn’t too…

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