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Japanese wrestling icon Kazuchika Okada has won the NJPW G1 Climax for the fourth time, after defeating Will Ospreay. The two put on an instant classic which went just over 30 minutes, in the Nippon Budokan. Okada defeated his former teammate after hitting the Rainmaker, just shy of the 35 minute mark. This marked the second consecutive year of him winning the tournament, and fourth time in his career. The 34 year old previously won the G1 Climax tournament in 2012, 2014 & 2021. This means Okada is now tied with with record holder Masahiro Chono. Will Ospreay had hoped…

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British Heavyweight Will Ospreay will take on Japan’s Kazuchika Okada in the final of the 32nd NJPW G1 Climax. Kazuchika Okada defeated fellow Chaos teammate Tama Tonga to reach the final for a second consecutive year. While Will Ospreay defeated Tetsuya Naito to earn his place in the final for the first time in his career. After the match, Ospreay vowed to take NJPW ‘out of the dark ages, and into the light’. This is following NJPW’s struggle throughout the COVID pandemic. He also noted he took it as a personal insult that the Nippon Budokan wasn’t sold out. As…

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A recent report suggests that some AEW talents will be present at next year’s NJPW WrestleKingdom 17 event, which will take place in January 17th. All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro-Wrestling are, without a doubt, two of the best pro wrestling promotions in the world. Both companies have held a good partnership for a few years now, ever since the first AEW World Champion Chris Jericho wrestled ‘The Ace of NJPW’ Hiroshi Tanahashi at WrestleKingdom 14. Regarding this, we can also mention this year’s Best Of The Super Juniors and G1 Climax tournaments, which featured AEW wrestlers Wheeler Yuta…

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The semifinals are set for this year’s NJPW G1 Climax, which will feature Okada vs. Tama Tonga and Will Ospreay vs. Tetsuya Naito. New Japan Pro-Wrestling, one of the best wrestling promotions in the world, are currently celebrating the 32nd edition of their annual G1 Climax Tournament. This year’s edition returns to its original place in NJPW’s summer calendar and features some interesting changes in the groupings. Now we have four different blocks with seven wrestlers in each one of them, with the winner of each group qualifying to the G1 Climax semifinals. You can find more detailed information about…

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Konosuke Takeshita announced on social media that he is heading back to Japan after founding a huge success on his first four-month trip to America. The young Japanese star Konosuke Takeshita is undoubtedly someone who made a huge name for himself during these past few months. After having a huge success and being a champion in his hometown as a part of the Japanese promotion DDT Pro Wrestling, Takeshita decided earlier this year to make a four-month tour to the United States of America. It was during this trip that he was able to make his debut in All Elite…

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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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NJPW have announced that reigning IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White has been affected by some serious heatstroke symptoms, which got him removed from upcoming G1 Climax dates. New Japan Pro-Wrestling are currently in one their most important times of the year, with the celebration of the 32nd edition of the G1 Climax. This year’s tournament features some important changes in the grouping’s format and returns to its original place on NJPW’s summer calendar. You can click here for more detailed information of this year’s G1 Climax. Now, one of the main competitors to watch at this year’s G1 Climax…

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The G1 Climax continues to get interesting with three first matches for some of the entrants. We Have Chase Owens Facing United Empire’s Great O Khan. Kenta faces House of Torture’s Evil. and Tom Lawlor has his first G1 Climax match ever facing AEW’s Lance Archer. In the Main Event Finjuice Collides, David Finlay Vs Juice Robinson. GOOD Chase Owens Vs Great O’Khan – Block B Match: Chase Owens throws powder into the face of O’Khan to blind him before the match started so he could start in control. The match continues with O’khan working with a blind gimmick as…

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Wrestling Republic is proud to announce two new video podcasts which will be launching imminently on our YouTube channel. The first new podcast ‘Clark & Coby’s Republic Ramble’ will discuss both past and present matches/shows using the Wrestling Republic reviewing criteria, giving fans an inside look into how the Wrestling Republic system works. The show will be presented by Wrestling Republic’s Head of Reviewing, Coby Galenzoski, and Wrestling Republic’s Raw, Dynamite, and Rampage reviewer, Clark Taylor. They will provide insight on all things past, present and future in professional wrestling through both the lens of the Wrestling Republic Reviews System,…

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ROH World Champion and former WWE Superstar Cesaro recently named his dream opponent. Cesaro has revealed that if there is ever a crossover with NJPW, he would like to face Kazuchika Okada. Cesaro is currently signed to AEW where he goes by the name Claudio Castagnoli. While his wait for a decent push in WWE seemed to be everlasting, it didn’t took long for him to reach the top since leaving WWE. The Swiss Superman won ROH World Championship at Death Before Dishonor 2022 where he defeated Jonathan Greesham. While speaking to the Starrcast media recently, Cesaro was asked about…

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