NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam in MetLife Dome Review: Torture? In My House?

Wrestle Grand Slam in MetLife Dome (not to be confused with the one in the Tokyo Dome) is New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s last big show of the summer and last show, period, before the 2021 G1 Climax...

NJPW G1 Climax 31 Night 17 Review: The Block Final Countdown

Previously on NJPW‘s G1 Climax 31: there was so much of the G1 Climax 31. There were 70 matches of the G1 Climax 31!

NJPW G1 Climax 31 Night 5 Review: Like a Squid Out of Hell

Previously on NJPW‘s G1 Climax 31: In A Block, Zack vs. Shingo! It happened! It was amazing! In B Block, Okada is still wrestling like he’s in his stem cell era, and it’s also very exciting.

NJPW G1 Climax 31 Nights 3-4 Review: Wrestling Brains

Previously on NJPW‘s G1 Climax 31: The tournament started strong! Its first two shows were very entertaining overall, with some standout matches and surprise results. Unfortunately, this was f...

NJPW G1 Climax 31 Night 18 and Final Review: Everything's Cursed but at Least Shibata Is Here

Previously on NJPW’s G1 Climax 31: 85 tournament matches happened and Ibushi won A Block to make his fourth G1 final in four years.

NJPW Resurgence Review: Carrying the Torch

After a year and a half without running a show in front of a live audience in America, New Japan Pro Wrestling finally earned a gate in the U.S. with NJPW Resurgence. The event featured matches th...

NJPW Kizuna Road 7/1-2/2021: No Country For Old Men

When the 2021 Kizuna Road tour came to a close, New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s old man summer ended just like it began: with the Third Generation beltless. Along the way, we got a range of five singles...

NJPW G1 Climax 31 Night 6 Review: Chaos Rains

Previously on NJPW’s G1 Climax 31: Ishii brought out the best of Kenta and ZSJ continued his tentacle monster hot streak.

NJPW Summer Struggle 7/17/21 Review: Rights for Juniors, Ass People and Feet People

After two nights of Summer Struggle in Sapporo and in between NJPW-affiliated action in three U.S. promotions, New Japan Pro Wrestling returned to Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall for two hours of tag an...

NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam in Tokyo Dome Review: Knee Japan Pro Wrestling

After three days of seasonal struggles in Osaka and Nagoya, New Japan Pro Wrestling makes its return to the Tokyo Dome with Wrestle Grand Slam. It’s NJPW’s first show in the stadium outsid...

NJPW Road to Dominion 2021 Review: Additional Boys Are Back in Town

After a late-May comeback weakened by a depleted roster and a lack of storylines, New Japan Pro Wrestling kicked off June 2021 with the much stronger, more energized Road to Dominion.

NJPW Summer Struggle 8/7-10/21 Review: R3K Is Not OK

After a break from televised shows, New Japan Pro Wrestling returns with the first leg of Super Junior Tag League, a tournament that two different wrestlers said they found out was happening the w...

NJPW Road to Wrestle Grand Slam Review: Does Anybody Want To Stop at 7/11 Before We Start Down the Road to Dominion?

Remember New Japan Pro Wrestling? That company Yuji Nagata that sent to fight Jon Moxley? After coronavirus-induced show cancelations and a few weeks of inactivity, NJPW returned for three consecu...

NJPW Summer Struggle in Sapporo 2021 Review: How to Win Tag Titles and Irritate People

After the low-key Kizuna Road, New Japan Pro Wrestling amped things up with Summer Struggle in Sapporo, two back-to-back shows that kick off the tour that will carry the company through August. Al...

NJPW Summer Struggle 7/27-8/1 Review: Who's the Boss?

After a mostly-triumphant return to the Tokyo Dome for Wrestle Grand Slam, New Japan Pro Wrestling hits a bit of a lull. The first three of the four Summer Struggle events that take place at K...

NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2021 Review: The Passion of the Holy Emperor

Previously on New Japan Pro Wrestling: 2021 has been an often depressing and/or confusing year for Japan’s biggest wrestling promotion. They’ve tanked their international reputation, annoyed fans ...

NJPW Dominion 2021 Review: A Chance at History

NJPW Dominion 2021 may have kept the name “Dominion 6.6” after getting moved to 6.7, but brought a more surprising major change to New Japan Pro Wrestling. The show that ends with Shingo Takag...

NJPW Kizuna Road 6/22-23/21 Review: Sudden Death, But Make It More Sudden

After a surprising Dominion, New Japan Pro Wrestling made headway down Kizuna Road 2021. The tour so far has been about as dramatic as the usual Kizuna Road, featuring a much less surprising t...

NJPW G1 Climax Nights 9-10 Review: Air Guitar Serotonin

Previously on the G1,  Sanada moonsaulted his way out of the jaws of mathematical elimination, and no wrestler was left undefeated.