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NJPW has recently revealed the official blocks for the upcoming G1 Climax 33, which will feature 4 groups of 8 wrestlers battling across July and August. New Japan Pro-Wrestling is perhaps preparing for one of their most interesting times of the year. With Forbidden Door getting closer every day that passes, the company is also preparing to host the 33rd edition of their most prestigious tournament of the year, the G1 Climax. After announcing the 32 participants during the recent NJPW Dominion 2023 event, the company had yet to announce the tournament’s official blocks and the wrestlers that will be…

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Jon Moxley has blamed Kazuchika Okada for VISA issues resulting in his absence from competing in Japan over the past three years. Moxley, who has solidified his position as a vital part of AEW over the past four years, recently made an appearance in NJPW, having his first match in Japan since February 2020.. During the NJPW Dominion event, Moxley, alongside Claudio Castagnoli and Shota Umino, valiantly challenged Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, and Hiroshi Tanahashi for the coveted NEVER Openweight Six Man Tag Team Championship. The encounter delivered the expected intensity, leaving the audience awestruck by the physicality displayed. Notably,…

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NJPW have announced the official lineup for this year’s G1 Climax 33, which will feature 32 wrestlers battling for an opportunity to challenge for the IWGP World Heavyweight Title at Wrestle Kingdom 18. NJPW are definitely having some very interesting weeks ahead, with some interesting matches and events looming on the horizon. And today was no exception, since the company has celebrated another enjoyable and action-packed event in NJPW Dominion 2023. Even though there were some matches and moments that stole all the main spotlights, NJPW made an important announcement during the first half of the show that promises to…

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NJPW have recently held Dominion. SANADA put the IWGP World Heavyweight Tittle on the line against Yota Tsuji, Shota Umino joins forces with Blackpool Combat Club’s Jon Moxley and Claudio Castagnoli to take on the reigning NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champions Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Tomohiro Ishii, Will Ospreay vs Lance Archer and more. Welcome to another edition of Wrestling Republic’s coverage of Japanese Wrestling. This time, we’ll put the focus on New Japan Pro-Wrestling and its latest event. The promotion has recently held NJPW Dominion, which took place from the Osaka-Jo Hall in Osaka, Japan and presented…

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As seen on social media, NJPW top tag team Aussie Open (Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher) have officially signed with All Elite Wrestling. Aussie Open are undoubtedly one of the most important tag teams not only in NJPW, but in the entire pro wrestling world. As a part of Will Ospreay’s faction, ‘The United Empire’, Mark Davis and Kyle Fletcher have captivated many fans around the world with the amazing performances they put in every single one of their matches. During their time with NJPW, Davis & Fletcher achieved important milestones such as becoming IWGP Tag Team Champions, NJPW Strong…

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Willow Nightingale has become the inaugural NJPW Strong Women’s Champion after defeating Mercedes Mone at NJPW Resurgence. NJPW Resurgence in Long Beach, California on Sunday featured the crowning of the first-ever NJPW Strong Women’s Champion, as Willow Nightingale, a prominent talent in AEW and ROH, emerged victorious against Mercedes Mone. The event marked a significant milestone for New Japan Pro-Wrestling, showcasing a main event featuring two exceptional female black competitors. Nightingale displayed her prowess by defeating Japanese star Momo Kohgo in the semifinals. Similarly, Mone showcased her resilience by overcoming Stephanie Vaquer to secure her spot in the championship showdown.…

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Mercedes Moné suffered a seemingly severe injury that will keep her out of action for an undisclosed period during New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Resurgence pay-per-view. Mercedes Moné, who was formally known as Sasha Banks in WWE, collided with Willow Nightingale during the final of the NJPW STRONG Women’s Title tournament, which took place in Long Beach, California on Sunday, May 21. During the intense matchup, Moné executed a daring maneuver, leaping from the top turnbuckle to the outside and employing Nightingale’s neck against the top rope. Unfortunately, this move resulted in an injury that left Moné incapable of putting any weight…

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TJPW have recently held the first event of the TJPW LIVE TOUR IN SPRING ’23. Mizuki teams up with Moka Miyamoto to take on Miu Watanabe & Arisu Endo. Plus, Yuki Aino, Raku & Pom Harajuku face Hikari Noa, Nao Kakuta & Wakana Uehara in Trios Action and more. Welcome to another edition of Wrestling Republic’s coverage of Joshi Puroresu. This time, we’ll put the focus on TJPW and its latest event. The promotion has recently held the first show of their TJPW LIVE TOUR IN SPRING ’23, which took place from the Otemachi Mitsui Hall in Tokyo, Japan and presented some very…

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STARDOM has recently held the NEW BLOOD 8 special. The Future of Stardom Championship is on the line as champion Ami Sohrei defends her title against Rina, Starlight Kid & KARMA defend the New Blood Tag Team Titles against Lady C & HANAKO, Miyu Amasaki clashes with Momo Watanabe, Tam Nakano vs Tam Nakano and more. Welcome to another edition of Wrestling Republic’s coverage of Joshi Puroresu. This time, we’ll put the focus on STARDOM and its latest event. The promotion has recently held another edition of their NEW BLOOD special, which is a new STARDOM brand that showcases the…

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WWE Star Sami Zayn has expressed his desire to face off against Japanese free agent Kota Ibushi before he calls time on his career. Despite being one of the WWE’s most popular superstars, Zayn has stated that he needs to have one more match against Ibushi, which he announced on social media after a clip of Ibushi’s impressive performance at a UK event was shared online. https://twitter.com/SamiZayn/status/1656497505247395842?s=20 Ibushi is best known for his time with New Japan, where he was crowned the inaugural IWGP World Heavyweight Champion. He has also competed in the WWE in the past, most notably in…

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