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NJPW Star Will Ospreay has declared in a recent interview that he has no interest, or desire, to sign with the WWE. Will Ospreay is without a doubt one of the top professional wrestlers in the world, and perhaps the best British wrestler in the whole world right now. His popularity has risen to new heights during the last couple years, mainly because of his work at various top wrestling promotions around the world, such as New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Warrior Wrestling and Revolution Pro Wrestling to name a few. During a recent interview with WRESTHINGS, Ospreay stated that he has…

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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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AEW

Current ROH Pure Champion- and Blackpool Combat Club member-Wheeler Yuta has spoken recently with Wrestling Inc’s Nick Hausman at the Wrestling Inc. Daily. During the interview, Yuta discussed about his thoughts on the many top talents that the New Japan Pro-Wrestling roster has, and his wish of facing one of its top stars at the upcoming AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door PPV. “There’s so many, you’re going to have to narrow it down. There’s plenty, but you just mentioned Tanahashi, and I think that Tanahashi is one of the guys that I have always envisioned myself across the ring from.…

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AEW

Since the announcement of the Forbidden Door, fans have been putting together many dream matches between AEW and NJPW talent. Some talent, such as Swerve Strickland, have been putting together dream matches of their own. Recently, Swerve Strickland tweeted: https://twitter.com/swerveconfident/status/1520434838410391552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1520434838410391552%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fightful.com%2Fwrestling%2Fswerve-strickland-will-ospreay-best-wrestler-world-easily  Speaking with Josh Nason of the Wrestling Observer, Strickland expanded on his tweet:  “I’ve been wrestling Will Ospreay since 2014. I wrestled him when he was a 19-year-old kid. He tells the story often, he never did a Spanish fly until he met me. I did a Spanish fly in our four-way match in 2014 in the UK. Now he…

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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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The President of New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Takami Ohbiro, has been on the road recently. He travelled to the US to make an appearance at last week’s NJPW Windy City Riot event, and would proceed to appear at AEW Dynamite to join AEW CEO Tony Khan for the announcement of the AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door PPV. He also took part in an interview with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, where he discussed more about NJPW’s association with AEW, before returning to Japan. However, his return to his home-country was way more troublesome than anyone could ever possibly expect. Mr. Ohbari…

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Photo Credit- WWE, IBTimes, WrestlingInc It was on July 7, 2021, when I wrote an Honestly piece regarding Shinsuke Nakamura, as at the time he was struggling to find his moment within WWE. I explained my personal thoughts regarding Nakamura’s situation, and I gave my insights into why he deserved to become a main eventer. Come 2022 and nothing has been done as a way of establishing Shinsuke as a true star, he always appears on weekly TV, yet there has not been a memorable feud during the past months as he has been stuck with his act alongside Rick…

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AEW

This is an article that I have been debating about writing for a while, because it is something that needs to be said, but a lot of sites that cover professional wrestling seem afraid to say it. I want to make this perfectly clear before I get into this, I’m a professional wrestling fan, I’m not a WWE Mark or AEW Hater or a “Bot”. I support professional wrestling no matter the company and I want all of them to do well because that gives you a strong industry. There’s this negative us vs them culture, that exists in the wrestling…

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During last Wednesday’s episode of AEW Dynamite, Tony Khan joined NJPW’s President to make the long-awaited announcement of a co-host pro wrestling event with New Japan Pro-Wrestling. NJPW President, Takami Ohbari, has joined Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated to discuss furtherly about what this association with All Elite Wrestling means to New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Ohbari would also point out that he admires how AEW managed to met the ‘unmet needs’ of the American pro wrestling fans. “AEW has undergone tremendous growth in a very short timeframe,” he declared. “From a fan’s perspective that has a lot to do with meeting…

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It was during last night’s episode of AEW Dynamite that Tony Khan made another huge announcement. This time, Khan joined New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s president to announce the first ever co-held PPV between both companies, which will be named AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door. Just hours after the announcement, one of NJPW’s top stars has already called out CM Punk for a long-awaited match. We’re speaking about KENTA, one of the top members of the Bullet Club and a former WWE Superstar, who was previously known as Hideo Itami. KENTA issued a challenge to face ‘The Best In The World’ at…

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