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Golden Lovers vs. Young Bucks Main Event Will Be Remembered for Decades

New Japan Pro Wrestling's "Strong Style Evolved" ventured onto US soil and the entire show delivered big time.
Ian Williams
3.27.18
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Wrestle Kingdom 12 Had Something For Everybody

No match outside WWE in recent memory has garnered as much buzz as Jericho-Omega. They did not disappoint.
Ian Williams
1.9.18
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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
WRESTLING
WRESTLING

Chris Jericho Will Never Stop Reinventing Himself

Jericho's upcoming match in Japan against wrestling sensation Kenny Omega is the latest arc in a storied career that has always seen him stay one step ahead of where the industry is going.
Blake Murphy
12.14.17
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Chris Jericho is Coming to NJPW to Fight Kenny Omega...What?!

In another surprise debut for Jericho, he challenged Kenny Omega to a match at NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom.
Ian Williams
11.7.17
WRESTLING
WRESTLING

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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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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Katsuyori Shibata, Brain Injuries, and Implications of Japanese Strong Style Wrestling

After a brutal headbutt 30 minutes into a New Japan's Sakura Genesis, 37-year-old Katsuyori Shibata collapsed from a severe brain injury. Now his career may be over.
Ian Williams
4.18.17
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Every Year Is Remarkable in Wrestling, But 2016 Was More So Than Most

WWE's roster is more talented than maybe at any time in the promotion’s history—yes, even the Attitude Era or right after the WCW buyout—and indie wrestling had plenty going for it, too.
Ian Williams
12.27.16
WRESTLING
WRESTLING

WWE's Long Overdue Japanese Revolution Is Here

For too long, Japanese wrestlers were brought in by WWE only to be turned into offensive stereotypes. Now they're headlining shows for the promotion's hottest property.
Tom Breihan
11.18.16