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Backstage chaos in NJPW after Tokyo Dome show

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 resigned when his booking suggestions weren't used.

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 their dojo to prepare him for a future WWE career.

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.

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

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 videogames for over a decade, shockingly sold the promotion for just over $6.5 million to Bushiroad Group Publishing, a successful card game company based in Tokyo.

What If UFC Japan Was Booked 'Pride Style'?

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?

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 ambitious plans to hold two televised events in different parts of the world on the same day in February 2012. According to Dana White both cards will be "stacked", which sounds reminiscent to Starrcade 1985.

Did Nate Marquardt catch testosterone deficiency from Chael Sonnen?

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 August 2010, the same month as Sonnen should have won the UFC Middleweight Championship.

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

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 after 37 years with the promotion, along with their top freelance wrestler Minoru Suzuki.

I take it the Federal Trade Commission is investigating the UFC

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 cut promos on boxing promoters Gary Shaw and Bob Arum, who recently brought up the monopoly and anti-trust issues with UFC's purchase of Strikeforce.

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