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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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AEW

AEW & NJPW’s Forbidden Door annual collaboration should be a two week event, with a show in both North America and Japan. Last Sunday, AEW & NJPW once again teamed up for Forbidden Door 2, and it was a significant improvement over the previous year’s event. The card, from top to bottom, was stacked and, for the most part, delivered—or even over-delivered in some cases. The IWGP US Championship match between Kenny Omega and Will Ospreay was truly a match for the ages, earning a prestigious 5-star rating from us here at Wrestling Republic. However, despite the event’s greatness, there…

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Ben Allison, Clark Taylor, Coby Galenzoski and David Sheldon give their thoughts on last nights AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door PPV, which featured matches such as Kenny Omega vs Will Ospreay, MJF vs Tanahashi, and Bryan Danielson vs Kazuchika Okada. 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 the discussion.

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For the second time, AEW and NJPW collaborate to put on a major event! With Bryan Danielson meeting up with Kazuchika Okada and Will Ospreay getting his second match with Kenny Omega in a rematch for the IWGP United States championship. CM Punk faces Satoshi Kojima in an Owen Hart Cup Quarter Final. Challenging MJF is The Ace for New Japan, Hiroshi Tanahashi. All that and much more. Zero Hour Results: El Desperado and Roppongi Vice Vs Mogul Embassy, Swerve Strickland, Brian Cage, Toa Liona and Bishop Kaun: Results: Swerve Strickland by Pinfall via Swerve Stomp On Rocky Romero Billie…

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STARDOM SUNSHINE 2023 has recently taken place. QQ battles Oedo Tai in a Loser Leaves Unit Cage Match, while DDM puts the Artist of Stardom Titles on the line against STARS in a Trios Cage Match. THE NEW ERAS clash with Club Venus and more in another action-packed card. 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 STARDOM SUNSHINE 2023, which took place from the Yoyogi National Stadium (2nd Gymnasium) in Tokyo, Japan and presented some very interesting in-ring action…

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Ben Allison, Clark Taylor, Coby Galenzoski and Dryzzy preview this Sunday’s Forbidden Door PPV, and give their predictions for the huge AEWxNJPW crossover event. Todays episode will be LIVE at 9:00pm BST / 4:00pm EST / 1:00pm 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 the discussion.

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AEW

As seen during tonight’s edition of AEW Dynamite, more matches have been officially announced for the upcoming Forbidden Door 2023 PPV. It was back on June 2022 that AEW and NJPW held the first-ever Forbidden Door PPV, which also marked the first joint event between both companies and became one of the best pro wrestling events of the entire year. After announcing a brand-new edition of AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door for this year, many fans got hyped about the numerous high potential matches we could see during the event. However, AEW and NJPW didn’t waste any time and announced…

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