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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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2020 in Wrestling: NJPW’s Okada vs. Naito Is Match of the Year

On January 5, 2020, the second night of New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s Wrestle Kingdom 14, Kazuchika Okada and Tetsuya Naito had the best match of the year. A winner-take-all battle between IWGP Heavyweight Champion Okada and IWGP Intercontinental Champion Naito to become the first man to hold both belts simultaneously,…

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