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[NJPW Update] Kazushi Sakuraba “I am dissatisfied with the current state of professional wrestling… I want to change the style of New Japan. As the man who changed the history of mixed martial arts in Japan, I will try to breathe fresh air into the world of professional wrestling.” Kazushi … Continue reading

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[K-DOJO News] A few bits of news have come about following the latest show that took place on 9/19. —————————————————————————Yuji Hino will be the challenger for Daisuke Sekimoto next defen se of the STRONGEST-K belt on 10/7 @ Sapporo Teisen Hall. (-) CHAMPION OF STRONGEST-K Championship Match: [12th Champion] Daisuke … Continue reading

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[Weekend Recap for September 18, 2012 Vol. 2] A quick look back of the bigger moments that went down among major promotions in Japan this last weekend from 9/14 to 9/17. Normally I stop with the Sunday shows, but given Monday was a Holiday, in Japan, most of the shows … Continue reading

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[NJPW News] New Japan announced that the WORLD TAG LEAGUE 2012 will run for 8 shows from end of November to early December, which is the new name for the tag tournament which was previously called the G1 Tag League. No teams have been announced as of yet, but this … Continue reading

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[Weekend Recap for September 10, 2012] Some major things went down this weekend (9/7 to 9/9) in Japan, and I thought there is no time than the present to try something new. So I want to give us a quick look back at some of the major developments from the … Continue reading

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[NOAH News] Regardless of what transpires with the IWGP Heavy match on Sept. 17th, Naomichi Marufuji will be competing one on one against Satoshi Kojima in the NOAH ring on Sept. 29th. Their upcoming match will be a “rematch” from the opening day of the G1 CLIMAX 22 on August … Continue reading

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[NJPW News] The full card for the upcoming DESTRUCTION 2012 on September 23 has been announced. Among the already announced IWGP Heavyweight Championship Match between Tanahashi and Marufuji, it was also announced that Kota Ibushi will be defending the IWGP Jr. belt against Ryusuke Taguchi. Over the weekend it was … Continue reading

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[NJPW News] During today’s show, KAIENTAI DOJO star, and top trainee of TAKA Michinoku, Kengo Mashimo made a shocking appearance in New Japan by jumping Togi Makabe during the scheduled tag bout on the show. Mashimo has recently came off of a record setting 11 Defense reign with the CHAMPION … Continue reading

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[NJPW News] Kazuchika Okada finally got his wish of having the right to face off in the Main Event for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship at the Tokyo Dome on ¼/2013. But this comes with a condition, a potential risk, as well. There is no denying that Kazuchika Okada should be … Continue reading

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[NJPW/CMLL News] Taichi has arrived in Japan to join Hiroshi Tanahashi and Namajague (Kyosuke Mikami) as the current New Japan talent competing in Mexico. They are also joined by Okumura who primarily competes with CMLL. Taichi was very stand off-ish as he met with his fellow Japanese brethren in Mexico, … Continue reading

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[NJPW/Nakanishi Update] Manabu Nakanishi has made press today as he is still training daily to return to the ring in less than 3 months from now. Nakanishi is said to be at least 80% recovered from the cervical spinal injury he sustained in early June of 2011 after taking a … Continue reading

[NJPW Greatest Moments for 8/31/12] “NJPW” Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Osamu Nishimura, Hiroshi Tanahashi & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. “TEAM JAPAN” Yuji Nagata, Manabu Nakanishi, Kazuyuki Fujita & Kendo Kashin from June 19, 2005 @ Korakuen Hall. (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)