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CM Punk Will Face Hiroshi Tanahashi at Forbidden Door

Just moments after new AEW Champion CM Punk and ROH Tag Team Champions FTR won their trios match on AEW Dynamite, Punk took the mic and begged for his opponent at Forbidden Door to be revealed. Tony Khan and New Japan Pro Wrestling didn’t hesitate, playing Hiroshi Tanahashi out to…

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To Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary, NJPW Chased Its Past

New Japan Pro Wrestling currently has a complicated relationship with its history. The company has existed for half a century now, having spent most of that tenure as the leading wrestling promotion in Japan. New Japan’s grip on the top spot in Japan has rarely wavered in any quantifiable way.…

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In a NJPW vs. NOAH Clash, Four Generations Put On One Great Main Event

On Saturday, January 8, 2022, New Japan Pro Wrestling ran the third night of Wrestle Kingdom 16. After two fair-to-middling nights in the Tokyo Dome earlier in the week, two things made this particular show stand out. First, this was the first time a Wrestle Kingdom event happened outside of…

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I Am Begging You to Stop Posting Pictures of Professional Wrestlers

I wasn’t allowed to watch wrestling growing up. At the time, I saw it as a draconian restriction — wrestling was as close as you could get to watching real-life superheroes fighting it out, and my parents denied me that pleasure. Their reasoning? Wrestling was simply too violent, and my…

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Darby Allin Is a Foot Freak: AEW Dynamite Recap

You may not know this from Fanfyte VCR or any of the non-COVID-19 related wrestling coverage I’ve done during These Uncertain Times, but I feel like my enjoyment of professional wrestling—current American professional wrestling at least—is at an inflection point. WWE isn’t just bad—they’re an active blight on American culture.…

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