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Avery Adams

Avery Adams is a freelance writer based in the UK. They run a blog about culture and neurodiversity called Plastic People and write about the history of Japanese professional wrestling for Nearfalls.


Tokyo Joshi Pro’s Summer Sun Princess was a Coming of Age Show

By any measure, July 18th’s Summer Sun Princess was a landmark show for Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling. Not only was the crowd at Ota City Ward Gymnasium even larger than 2021’s Wrestle Princess II, it was noisier. Earlier in July, TJPW’s sister company, DDT, tested lifting pandemic-related cheering restrictions, and…

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Katsuhiko Nakajima’s Vulnerability Makes Him the Best Wrestler of 2021

COVID-19 has been a difficult time for heels. Nowhere is this truer than in Japan, where restrictions on sporting events mean that fans have been unable to make noise since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. In New Japan Pro Wrestling, EVIL turned on his stable mates in…

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The Unreality of Gatoh Move

There is a sequence in the episode 53 of Gatoh Move’s weekly #ChocoPro series where Mei Suruga attempts to pin Ryo Mizunami using one of the metal shutters that closes over the glass of the repurposed dentist’s office that is the promotion’s home in Ichigaya, Tokyo. As the referee counts…

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