Has New Japan Mishandled the IWGP Women’s Championship?

When it was announced that there was to be the creation of an IWGP Women's Championship, I was ecstatic. The news proved that Women's Wrestling in Japan had finally cemented a strong hold on the country and, by proxy, the world. Introducing the world to this championship, NJPW put together an international tournament that brought... Continue Reading →

Antonio Inoki: Founder of New Japan Pro-Wrestling Passes Away Aged 79 [1943 – 2022]

The legendary Antonio Inoki passed away on 1st October 2022, at age 79, leaving behind a legacy not just in Professional Wrestling but also in Mixed Martial Arts and later Politics. It has been announced that Inoki died from systemic transthyretin amyloidosis. Inoki faced off with Muhammad Ali, formed and promoted his own wrestling promotion, and... Continue Reading →

Omega vs Okada IV: The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection

There are moments in art when the medium is transcended. Moments where the zeitgeist is shifted. Moments where everyone learns or is forced to expand their understanding. Nirvana’s Nevermind, Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight, and Banksy’s graffiti turned street art in Exit Through The Gift Shop all represent this idea. Examples of art... Continue Reading →

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New Japan History: The IWGP Intercontinental Championship

The IWGP Intercontinental Championship is considered to be one of the most prestigious prizes in all of professional wrestling. Introduced on January 5, 2011, this championship was brought in as a secondary title just below the IWGP Heavyweight Championship which is still considered to be the top belt in New Japan Pro-Wrestling. The IWGP Intercentonatal... Continue Reading →

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