It was the 1st of July in 2017, when New Japan Pro Wrestling first did their G1 Special in Long Beach, California. Their two events on the 1st and 2nd respectively brought a two-night-tournament for the new IWGP United States Championship to the close, where Kenny Omega was crowned champion in a very good main … Continue reading NJPW: Too many foreigners?!
This will be an ongoing series within the blog, where I will do a review of events I went to see live. I will start with the most recent one: All Japan Pro Wrestling’s Champion Carnival Day 7 from Hakata Star Lanes in Fukuoka. First I’ll give some info on the venue itself, then the … Continue reading XP Report: AJPW Champion Carnival 2018 – Miyahara vs Ishikawa, Hino vs Takagi
And we’re at it again! After a fantastic title defense against Zack Sabre Jr. in the main event of Sakura Genesis it was finally the ace himself, Hiroshi Tanahashi, who challenged Kazuchika Okada to a IWGP Heavyweight Title Match. Now let’s get one thing straight: I like Okada, but I LOVE Tanahashi. And while many … Continue reading The Last Chapter – Okada vs Tanahashi
While roaming and lurking on different pro wrestling fora or Reddit, I often see the question pop up, how Pro Wrestling is generally perceived in Japan nowadays. While Puroresu was highly popular from Rikidozan over Baba and Inoki all the way to the Four Heavenly Pillars (Misawa, Kawada, Kobashi and Taue of All Japan) and … Continue reading Perception of Pro Wrestling in Japan