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Kenta Kobashi announces retirement - end of NOAH?

It's been quite the week for Pro Wrestling NOAH. Reports of Kenta Kobashi being fired for cost cutting reasons, top stars leaving the company in protest, capped off by Kobashi announcing his retirement at Sumo Hall due to a catalogue of injuries.

Pro Wrestling NOAH's future in question after Yakuza scandal

From the death of Pride Fighting Championships, it's well known that the Yakuza are heavily involved in the Japanese combat sport's dark underbelly and that taboo subject being made public can be a kiss of death. NOAH were forced to make management figures Ryu Nakata and Haruka Eigen resign after their Yakuza ties were formally revealed.

Yakuza, Steroids, and Heart Trouble: The Lineal Title Journeys to Japan

The true championship of mixed martial arts doesn't get vacated and isn't limited by promotional or national boundaries. Yesterday Jonathan Snowden explained how MMA's most prestigious title made its way to Japan. Today we'll explore what happened once it got there.

Is Yakuza Related Corruption Killing MMA in Japan?

The threat of imminent financial collapse hangs over FEG's annual New Year's Eve spectacular.

Organized crime isn't just for PRIDE: AAA is hurting due to drug cartels robbing shows

Living hand to mouth in Mexico has done a number on AAA.

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