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Kenny Omega Beat Kazuchika Okada in One of the Best Wrestling Matches Ever

The fourth installment of this rivalry was legendary, with Omega becoming New Japan Pro Wrestling's IWGP World Heavyweight Champion.
Blake Murphy
6.11.18
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Iraq War Veterans are Using Pro Wrestling to Cope With PTSD

In the short documentary 'Valhalla Club,' three vets talk about how pro wrestling did for them what the VA and federal government couldn't: helped them cope with PTSD.
Ian Williams
2.13.18
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Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi's Friendship is Why We Love Pro Wrestling

In an increasingly isolated, disconnected world, the friendships at the heart of pro wrestling storytelling—like the Golden Lovers'—keep us watching.
Ian Williams
2.6.18
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Jericho-Omega Deliver on the Hype at a Near Flawless Wrestle Kingdom 12

New Japan Pro-Wrestling did its best to attract a larger global audience, producing one of the best top-to-bottom cards in memory.
Blake Murphy
1.4.18
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20 Years After Retiring, Arn Anderson Delivered a Spinebuster at Starrcade

WWE revived the WCW event and put on a fitting tribute to the Carolina wrestling that birthed the Four Horsemen.
Ian Williams
11.28.17
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The Velveteen Dream is WWE's Chance to Move Beyond Gay Panic

Wrestling audiences are ready for a nuanced, sexually ambiguous character like NXT superstar The Velveteen Dream. Is WWE?
Rob Rousseau
11.20.17
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WWE Never Gave Emma a Fair Shake

The former NXT superstar's departure reveals odd cross-currents behind the scenes at WWE.
Ian Williams
10.31.17
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WWE's Failed Double Turn Is a Loss for Everyone

Double turns are incredibly rare because they're so hard to pull off. Well, WWE pulled it off this week with Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman—and then the promotion threw their work in the trash.
Ian Williams
7.11.17
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New Japan Pro Wrestling Finally Comes to America

The cult favorite wrestling promotion finally landed on American shores over the weekend, bringing hard-hitting, high-quality wrestling direct to its U.S. fanbase for the first time.
Evan McGarvey
7.6.17
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Wrestlers Defy Physics, Pay Tribute to Journalist's Late Father

Dave Meltzer couldn't make one of the biggest shows of the summer after the sudden death of his father. The Young Bucks made sure to let him know they were thinking of him.
Mike Piellucci
7.3.17
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Kazuchika Okada Is the Best Wrestler in the World

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Okada has an intangible quality that recalls what made Ric Flair so good in his prime.
Ian Williams
6.13.17
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Samoa Joe and a Last Gasp for Gen X's Pro-Wrestling Dominance

With his 'Extreme Rules' win on Sunday, Samoa Joe has a chance to be seen as a main eventer on a global stage. It may be his last.
Ian Williams
6.6.17