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Backstage chaos in NJPW after Tokyo Dome show

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New Japan Pro Wrestling's Jan. 4th Tokyo Dome event got rave reviews and drew 29,000 fans, but political turmoil was afoot behind the scenes. After the show, New Japan's Chairman Takaaki Kidani...

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Ric Flair to wrestle in Japan on Sat., Jan. 26?

Rumour has it that Ric Flair will be wrestling later this month, but not for WWE. Instead, he'll be appearing at an All Japan show on Sat., Jan. 26th, likely in return for training his son Reid in...

Kenta Kobashi announces retirement - end of NOAH?

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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...

Pro Wrestling NOAH's future in question after Yakuza scandal

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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...

New Japan Pro Wrestling's new owner says he wants to surpass WWE in popularity

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Last week was a major game changer for the Japanese wrestling industry. The owners of Japan's largest wrestling company New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), Yuke's, the developers of THQ's WWE...

What If UFC Japan Was Booked 'Pride Style'?

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A look at how UFC 144 might have been booked in the Japanese style and why most of those matchups just won't work for the UFC.

Is UFC trying to recreate the magic of Starrcade 1985 over 16 years later?

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UFC's highly successful matchmaker Joe Silva grew up watching wrestling in the Carolinas in the late 1970s and it's clear that he was highly influenced by what he saw; the latest example his...

Did Nate Marquardt catch testosterone deficiency from Chael Sonnen?

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Did Nate Marquardt catch testosterone deficiency from Chael Sonnen? If Marquardt had somehow caught wind of Sonnen's TRT, then that may have prompted his decision to get on testosterone too in...

Did the Hirai scandal lead to two symbolic departures from AJPW?

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Did the Hirai scandal lead to two symbolic departures from AJPW? In a bizarre turn of events, the veteran referee who broke up the backstage beating of Hirai, Kyohei Wada, has left the company...

I take it the Federal Trade Commission is investigating the UFC

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I take it the Federal Trade Commission is indeed investigating the UFC then Dana White? White was over the moon to get given the opportunity by his favourite post show interviewer Ariel Helwani to...

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