Working With Marty Scurll: The Most Baffling Decision Yet Of NJPW’s International Expansion

During the buildup to Jon Moxley vs. Kenta, New Japan Pro Wrestling started promoting its pre-taped American studio wrestling show, NJPW Strong, harder than ever. Since airing its first episode in August 2020, Strong had gradually established a roster of NJPW guys who live in the U.S., LA Dojo trainees,…

READ MORE >

WRESTLING

Details on Marty Scurll’s Role at Recent NJPW Tapings

Marty Scurll hasn’t had a televised wrestling match since February 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic drove his then-home company Ring of Honor to go on hiatus. It became unclear if or when he would be seen in the ring again when he and ROH “mutually decided to part ways” after…

READ MORE >

WRESTLING

When NJPW Ignores #SpeakingOut Allegations Against Wrestlers, How Can Fans Respond?

Recently, I wrote about New Japan Pro Wrestling’s choice to ignore allegations made about Chase Owens and Will Ospreay during Speaking Out, with a focus on Ospreay’s situation since it’s less straightforward, he just started wrestling for NJPW again after months of pandemic-induced time on the bench, and he seems…

READ MORE >

WRESTLING

FOLLOW US

Welcomed with Open Arms: The Importance of NJPW Ignoring Allegations Against International Talent

As the 2020 G1 Climax approached, fans wondered how New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s annual heavyweight tournament would look in the time of a global pandemic. Travel restrictions in place because of COVID-19 had kept members of the NJPW roster who lived outside of Japan from entering the country for months,…

READ MORE >

WRESTLING

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…

READ MORE >

WRESTLING

At Slammiversary 2020, Impact Wrestling Makes The Case For Itself

To say Slammiversary 2020 came a weird time for Impact Wrestling implies that there’s ever been a normal time for Impact Wrestling or that any wrestling company on earth isn’t having a weird time right now. But Slammiversary 2020 came at a weird time for Impact Wrestling. At its previous…

READ MORE >

WRESTLING