Preview: NJPW G1 Climax 29

Summertime in Japan means two things: the main event of Wrestle Kingdom is on the cusp of being made official, and more importantly, we're in for over a month of arguably the best wrestling of the entire year. If the last two years are any indication, this G1 Climax is going to be one to … Continue reading Preview: NJPW G1 Climax 29

Preview and Predictions: NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2019

A lot has happened since my last NJPW related blog post highlighting events taking place on WrestleMania weekend. Though there are four new champions coming out of the G1 Supercard in Madison Square Garden, things are a lot more familiar in New Japan now than they were even two months ago. While this year's Wrestling … Continue reading Preview and Predictions: NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2019

A Guide to WrestleMania Weekend 2019

I was originally planning on doing what I did last year in writing previews for both NXT Takeover: New York and WrestleMania 35, but with the excessive amount of wrestling action that's set to take place from Thursday April 4th, I thought it might be of more worth writing a guide to WrestleMania weekend and … Continue reading A Guide to WrestleMania Weekend 2019

Review: NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 (with match recommendations)

The biggest New Japan Cup tournament in history has concluded and the main event for the G1 Supercard in Madison Square Garden on April 6th is set. It will be a Wrestle Kingdom 13 rematch as IWGP Heavyweight Champion, "Switchblade" Jay White faces Kazuchika Okada, who won the Cup after defeating SANADA in an excellent … Continue reading Review: NJPW New Japan Cup 2019 (with match recommendations)

The Best of the NJPW New Japan Cup Round 2 /w Quarterfinals Preview

The New Japan Cup continues - and continues to get better. Round 2 has concluded and the Quarterfinals are set to take place on the 20th and 21st of March. There's four interesting matchups and it really is quite uncertain as to who IWGP Heavyweight Champion, “Switchblade” Jay White will face inside Madison Square Garden at … Continue reading The Best of the NJPW New Japan Cup Round 2 /w Quarterfinals Preview

The Best of the NJPW New Japan Cup Round 1 and Round 2 Preview

Following four days of action, there's a brief pause in the New Japan Cup as NJPW prepares for the second round of the tournament, where IWGP Heavyweight Champion, "Switchblade" Jay White awaits the eventual winner in Madison Square Garden on WrestleMania weekend in early April. As I expected in my initial tournament preview, certain matches … Continue reading The Best of the NJPW New Japan Cup Round 1 and Round 2 Preview

Preview and Predictions: New Japan Cup 2019

A lot has changed in New Japan since my last post previewing The New Beginning tour. Kenny Omega has officially signed with AEW - though it hasn't been confirmed that he's officially left NJPW, and in contrast to what I thought, Hiroshi Tanahashi was dethroned as IWGP Heavyweight Champion by "Switchblade" Jay White has achieved, … Continue reading Preview and Predictions: New Japan Cup 2019

Preview and Predictions: NJPW’s The New Beginning in Sapporo and Osaka 2019

With The Elite, Kenny Omega possibly included, now departed from New Japan, the theme of a new beginning is fitting, however some of the traditional ideals of the company have remained courtesy of Hiroshi Tanahashi regaining the IWGP Heavyweight Championship from Omega in the main event of Wrestle Kingdom 13. While Tanahashi may be in … Continue reading Preview and Predictions: NJPW’s The New Beginning in Sapporo and Osaka 2019

Review: NJPW New Year Dash! (2019)

This was a strange show, one that makes you feel you're watching a company in the midst of a transition period. In great contrast to the last three years, this was a New Year Dash! with very few major surprises, however there were still some big moments and matches set up for The New Beginning … Continue reading Review: NJPW New Year Dash! (2019)

Review: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 in Tokyo Dome

New Japan Pro Wrestling has kicked off 2019 with the biggest of bangs. Wrestle Kingdom 13 will not only be remembered as an excellent show featuring excellent matches and eight title changes (every title that was on the line), but as a turning point in the history of the company, as particular match results will … Continue reading Review: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 in Tokyo Dome