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After 33 Years of Terror, The Great Muta Returns to the Mist

On Saturday, September 3, 2022, one of the final matches that Keiji Muto will wrestle in his career will take place at Pro Wrestling NOAH’s N1 Victory 2022 Grand Final show in Osaka EDION Arena. Here, Muto will wrestle his final match in Osaka as The Great Muta, teaming with…

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Imperfect, Broken Down, Occasionally Wonderful: Fanfyte’s Best of the Month, April 2022

While WrestleMania and the surrounding independent shows dominate April discussion most years, plenty of strong stuff comes out in the weeks that follow it. Anyone reading this has likely heard of all the usual suspects from this time — FTR vs. The Young Bucks, Minoru Suzuki vs. Samoa Joe, or…

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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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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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FanFyte’s Best of the Month: November 2021

We’re a bit into December now—dogs are wearing sweaters, people are arguing about whether nor not egg nog is good (it’s good!), and sites like ours are gearing up for a barrage of end of the year retrospective articles. We have plenty of those forthcoming, covering a wide spread of…

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Fanfyte Interview: Masa Kitamiya Going For Broke to Dethrone Keiji Muto at NOAH The Glory

[Disclaimer: Mark Pickering and Masa Kitamiya are both employed by Pro Wrestling NOAH, the promotion being discussed. Fanbyte was not paid for this content.] All athletes are naturally consumed by a quest for individual glory. Team success can put you on the global sporting map and into the minds of…

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Shine On You Crazy Wizard: On Keiji Muto and Reinvention

This past February 12, at the tender age of 58, Keiji Muto defeated Go Shiozaki at Pro Wrestling NOAH’s big return to Tokyo Nippon Budokan at a show aptly titled Back To Budokan. Muto became the 34th GHC Heavyweight Champion, stopping Shiozaki’s magnificent reign at 405 days and eight defenses.…

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Pro Wrestling NOAH’s Go Shiozaki vs. Kazuyuki Fujita Was the Match of the Pandemic

On March 29, 2020, Go Shiozaki was set to make his first defense of Pro Wrestling NOAH’s GHC Heavyweight Championship. His opponent: 50-year-old former MMA fighter and IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuyuki Fujita. The setting: Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall. The recorded attendance: zero, in keeping with guidelines for live events intended to…

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Mergers, Weird Jokes and Racism: January’s Pro Wrestling News Roundup

Professional wrestling can be completely consuming—it’s both beautiful and intimidating in that way. There’s more hours of wrestling content being produced around the world each week than there actually are hours each week and when we get hyper-intoxicated by it, it’s easy to spend every extra second we have reading…

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