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RAW Deal: The must-see matches of Wrestle Kingdom 13

Dec 31, 2018 - 4:41 PM

If you’ve been thinking about dipping your toes in the waters of Japanese puroresu, Wrestle Kingdom is the best time to take the plunge

HEAVYWEIGHT DUEL. Kenny Omega gets to face one of Japan pro wrestling’s best in Hiroshi Tanahashi. Photo from New Japan Pro Wrestling official website

Wrestling legend Vader dies at 63

Jun 21, 2018 - 12:18 AM

'The Man They Call Vader' died on Monday night due to heart failure, says one of his children in a tweet

THE MASTODON. Vader makes a one-off return to the WWE in 2012. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

RAW Deal: New Japan Pro Wrestling goes big with Dominion 2018

Jun 11, 2018 - 4:33 PM

WWE star Chris Jericho beats IWGP Intercontinental Champion Tetsuya Naito for the title

WITH A BANG. The New Japan Pro-Wrestling is coming off what is possibly the greatest main event of pro wrestling in 2018.

RAW Deal: The magic of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Wrestle Kingdom 12

Jan 06, 2018 - 12:02 PM

At New Japan's equivalent of WrestleMania, stars from Japan and abroad delivered big time

NIGHT OF STARS. Kenny Omega put on another classic against Chris Jericho, a match that few thought would be possible outside of WWE. Photo from Wikipedia

RAW Deal: The millennial Chris Benoit

Jan 15, 2017 - 2:06 PM

WWE fans looking for something new might want to check out New Japan s Katsuyori Shibata the last bastion of true Strong Style

HARD-HITTING. Katsuyori Shibata offers many of the traits that drew fans to Chris Benoit a generation ago. And like Benoit, he's not without his own controversies. Photo from Shibata's Facebook fan page