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NJPW New Japan Cup 2021 Review: Shades of Stacy Keibler

The 2021 New Japan Cup took place over more than two weeks, with 30 men fighting over fourteen shows for the right to be Kota Ibushi’s first challenger for the new IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. In the end, it all got overshadowed by a guy RKO-ing his girlfriend and the…

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NJPW 49th Anniversary Event Review: Kota ‘Worldstar’ Ibushi

After a weird and eventful two nights of Castle Attack, New Japan Pro Wrestling returns to celebrate its birthday and kick off the 2021 New Japan Cup. The 49th Anniversary Event isn’t wall-to-wall hits and it doesn’t make the belt unification situation any better, but it’s an enjoyable show overall,…

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NJPW Strong 8/21 Review: Florida Man Wins Red Briefcase

The August 21 episode of NJPW Strong brings the LEC Presents New Japan Cup 2020 In The USA to a close and with two post-match attacks, sets up some feuds for the show’s next phase. It also answers the question that discerning fans have been asking for months: would Jay…

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NJPW Strong 8/14 Review: When Gachimuchi Isn’t Enough

NJPW Strong‘s second episode (and first of the post-Yoshi-Hashi title win era of the human history) features dojo boys, indie wrestlers, and the semi-finals of the American New Japan Cup. A less eventful show than the pilot, it raises the question of how New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s stateside TV will…

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NJPW Strong Review: Bullet Boys, Collected

As the New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s tournament for the NEVER 6-Man Tag Team Championship began, so did NJPW Strong, the company’s new weekly American TV show. The first episode aired on August 7, featuring the first round of the tournament to become the next challenger for the IWGP U.S. Championship…

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NJPW Review: New Japan Cup Final and Dominion 2020

Before we get into the matches and developments from New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s 2020 New Japan Cup Final and Dominion shows, let’s take a moment to think back to another time. It’s July 3. You’re taking a break from the bleakness of Corona-world to escape into the drama of the…

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NJPW Review: New Japan Cup 2020 Quarterfinals and Semifinals

FanFyte’s regular New Japan Pro Wrestling coverage begins at the end of NJPW’s series of no-audience shows: the quarterfinals and semifinals of the NJPW World Special New Japan Cup 2020. These shows featured some exciting matches, some confusing submission choices, and a post-excursion return that somehow combined the energy of…

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