Book Review: John Lister’s Purodyssey: A Tokyo Wrestling Diary

It's undeniable that western interest in Japanese pro wrestling, specifically that of New Japan, has hit an all time high. The recent Strong style evolved show sold out in an impressive 20 minutes, western NJPW world subscriptions are as high as ever and the promotion has been making huge headway into the UK and Australia... Continue Reading →

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Recommended Puro March 2018

March proved to be a newsworthy month for Puroresu, as AJPW launched their new streaming service, Dragon Gate announced their own streaming service and New Japan made it's return to America. Add in the big DDT Judgement show and a great New Japan cup and it was quite the month for Puroresu. Here's just some... Continue Reading →

AJPW Champion Carnival 2018 Preview

Not only is this year's Champions Carnival stacked, but it looks set to be the big introduction to All Japans new streaming service ajpw.tv. For those unaware the champions carnival is one of the longest running tournament in wrestling history, predating New Japans G1 (including its predecessors such as the world league). Originally a single... Continue Reading →

A look Back at NJPW Invasion Attack 2014

There were some odd booking choices made for Invasion Attack 2014 with the nights top two singles matches Ishii/Naito and Tanahashi/Nakamura having both been recently featured on other events. Then you've got a tag match featuring MMA guys and Okada in what seemed a nothing tag. At the end of the day though its NJPW... Continue Reading →

A look back at NJPW Invasion Attack 2013

The first ever "Invasion Attack" show wasn't overly stacked but did feature a huge main event where the New Japan cup winner, Okada and IWGP Champion Tanahashi added another chapter to their rivalry. Elsewhere Nakamura looked set to continue raising the Intercontinental title's prestige and the NWA looks to uphold the events namesake. IWGP Junior... Continue Reading →

Recommended Puro February 2018

February was a month where rivalries were built and storytelling progressed with many promotions looking to host big shows and matches in March. That didn't mean we didn't get some great wrestling this month though, with big tag team matches featuring main event talent leading the charge across the board.  (note: With a handful of shows still... Continue Reading →

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