AJPW

Jumbo Tsuruta and Mil Máscaras Revolutionized AJPW with the Idol Showdown

All Japan Pro Wrestling took a very long time to form its own identity. Between the long shadow of the Japan Wrestling Association, a comfortable reliance on big foreign names to sell tickets, the sensibilities of ace and booker Giant Baba, and the influence of Americans such as the Destroyer…

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Not Just the Fourth Pillar: The Essential Akira Taue

Few things in wrestling fandom grind my gears as much as Akira Taue slander. If you only have a cursory knowledge of Akira Taue, then you might know him as “The Fourth Pillar.” For much of the last two decades, there has been a general assumption among most fans of…

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The Kento Miyahara/Jake Lee Generation: On AJPW’s Top Feud

This coming Saturday, 10/16/2021, All Japan Pro Wrestling will hold Champions Night II, which will bring back to the forefront, for the Triple Crown Championship, challenger Kento Miyahara vs. champion Jake Lee. The history of any pro wrestling promotion worth its salt can be traced by the rivalries that define…

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Interview: Eddie Kingston Travels the Mad King’s Road

As Eddie Kingston enters the arena for the biggest match in his career, the last thing anyone notices is his gear. First and foremost is Eddie’s focus. His intensity radiates off the screen. There’s none of that cocky swagger that he brings to other matches. Here in the main event…

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ICYMI: The Best Wrestling You Didn’t Watch in February

Another month of wrestling has come and gone. Did you see all of it? Of course you didn’t, unless you’re like…some kind of time-bending super entity who has for some reason decided to use your powers to keep up with professional wrestling. Fanfyte checked in with our smartest experts on…

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