Japanese Wrestling (AJPW/NJPW)

NJPW Invasion Attack results, AJ Styles debuts

Earlier today, Prince Devitt got a nice sendoff from New Japan Pro Wrestling, whilst AJ Styles replaced him as the leader of the Bullet Club and challenged Kazuchika Okada to an IWGP Heavyweight Championship match in the near future.

All DG Japanese wrestlers off DGUSA WM w/end shows

Dragon Gate USA disaster! A sheepish Gabe Sapolsky has to announce on Facebook that all Japanese Dragon Gate wrestlers are off their WrestleMania weekend shows.

Prince Devitt in NJPW Loser Leaves Town match

New Japan Pro Wrestling booking Prince Devitt in a Loser Leaves Town match on their Invasion Attack 2014 iPPV on Apr. 6th in Tokyo's Sumo Hall suggests that the Irish leader of the Bullet Club is WWE bound.

Kensuke Sasaki retires due to neck injuries

Kensuke Sasaki shocked the Japanese wrestling world this week by announcing his immediate retirement due to neck problems, just two days after putting over his young protégé Katsuhiko Nakajima in the main event of his latest Diamond Ring show.

KENTA receives WWE performance center tryout

According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, Pro Wrestling NOAH's top star KENTA was at the WWE performance center on Sunday in order to receive a company tryout. Yes, the guy CM Punk stole his Go 2 Sleep finisher from.

Triple H decides against signing American Wolves

The recent one week tryout at WWE's new performance centre for the American Wolves, Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards, didn't go well resulting in Triple H turning them both down for jobs.

Power Slam magazine releases The PS50

Power Slam, the UK's longest running monthly professional wrestling magazine, has traditionally published The PS50 in their year end edition, their annual list of the top workers in the business. This year is no exception. Find out who finished top.

Antonio Inoki wins political office again

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Japanese wrestling legend, MMA figurehead and WWE Hall of Famer Antonio Inoki was elected to the Upper House of Councilors for a second time last Sunday when the country's national elections took place. Despite running for the new nutty right wing Japanese Restoration party that had been damaged by founder Toru Hashimoto calling comfort women a necessary evil during World War II, Inoki's celebrity was enough to get himself 249,637 votes and comfortably win a seat in the Japanese Parliament. Which is pretty astonishing given that his first run as a politician from 1989-1995 was marred by scandals and his speeches were hard to take seriously. I suppose there's still hope for Linda McMahon yet, who is 6 years younger than elder statesman Inoki.

Keiji Mutoh to leave All Japan Pro Wrestling

The unpredictable nature of new All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW) owner Nobuo Shiraishi has led to the departure of top star Keiji Mutoh, who in retaliation is trying to find financial backers to buy the company back or start a new wrestling promotion.

The Muta Scale or the Eddie Scale-You be the judge

The Muta Scale? Bah! In 2004, Eddie Guerrero created his own scale in a bloody affair at WWE Judgment Day.

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Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. - new NWA World Tag Team Champions

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Current IWGP Tag Team Champions, K.E.S. (Killer Elite Squad): Lance Archer (aka Lance Hoyt) & Davey Boy Smith Jr. (aka David Hart Smith) added the NWA World Tag Team titles to their collection of belts last night when they defeated Ryan Genesis & Scott Summers in Houston, TX. They are the biggest name tag team to hold the belts in the six years since TNA severed their business relationship with the NWA in May 2007. So the NWA vs. New Japan Pro Wrestling feud is certainly to the former organisation's benefit, even though the score is now 1-1.

Talent above and beyond: Jackie Moore

The Underrated and Under Appreciated Wrestler Series takes a look at the talent and career of arguably the most talented female wrestler to step into a WWE ring.

New Japan Pro Wrestling Invasion Attack results

Cagesiders, come find out the results of New Japan Pro Wrestling's Invasion Attack iPPV results from Tokyo's Sumo Hall. Most notably Kazuchika Okada became a two time IWGP Heavyweight Champion by defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi again.

This week in WrestleMania: All the event details

Want to know what's happening this "WrestleMania" week, Cagesiders? Check out this calendar of events covering not only WWE, but TNA, NJPW, CMLL, ROH, Dragon Gate USA, EVOLVE, CHIKARA, Pro Wrestling Syndicate, CZW, Shimmer and many more!

The Martial Chronicles: Fighting Like a Girl-Pt 2

Cageside Guest Columnist John S. Nash brings us another feature edition of his fascinating series chronicling the origins of MMA. This time, we take a second look at women's prizefighting...

New Japan Cup finals & Fan-subbed puro project

This Week in NJPW: New Japan Cup finals results, full Invasion Attack card announced, fan-subbed Japanese wrestling video project starts

New Japan Cup concluding & NJPW upset over piracy

This Week in NJPW: New Japan Cup Round 2 results and finals preview, Kidani upset over piracy of NJPW shows, NWA invasion notes, Anderson wrestling in ROH, Stan Hansen is a crazy man

Rich Swann and Ricochet joining Team DGUSA?

DGUSA Open the Freedom Gate Champion Johnny Gargano recently laid out a challenge to CIMA and the Dragon Gate roster to a six-man tag match at 'Mercury Rising 2013'. Will Rich Swan and Ricochet be answering Gargano's call to wrestle for DGUSA?

Pro Wrestling Slang: "Job"

A look into the rich lexicon of professional wrestling and how it has changed over the years. This week's word: "Jobbing." From "enhancement talent" to Mr. Money in the Bank, how the term has evolved over time.

NWA set to invade New Japan

This Week in NJPW: NWA President Bruce Tharpe announces his intention to bring over an NWA wrestler with him in April to attack NJPW, but with the war in the press between NJPW and AJPW heating up, who are the real invaders behind "Invasion Attack"?

War in the east: New Japan vs. All Japan

A war of words broke out between New Japan and All Japan this past week. Both promotions have recently been purchased by companies with deep pockets. Will it all lead to more than just talk?

All Japan Pro Wrestling sold to Speed Partners

The shakeup of the Japanese wrestling industry, started a year ago when Bushiroad purchased New Japan Pro Wrestling and helped transform the flagging promotion, has continued with their historic rival AJPW being taken over by a big corporation.

Johnny Gargano lays down challenges for Wrestlecon

Dragon Gate USA's Open the Freedom Gate Champion Johnny Gargano responds to Shingo -- accepting his open challenge, and also challenges a big name to 'Wrestlecon'.

MVP, Benjamin, & Low-Ki off NJPW roster page

This Week in NJPW: Shuffling the roster -- Tetsuya Naito talks his return; MVP, Shelton Benjamin, and Low-Ki removed from the roster page; Koji Kanemoto goes freelance; Hiromu Takahashi goes to the UK; Yuji Nagata gains weight

WWE avoids facing NJPW head-to-head

This Week in NJPW: WWE shuffles dates in Japan to avoid going head-to-head, UFC does go head-to-head, NJPW gets English TV in Canada, Champion vs. Champion matches abound, CHAOS vs. Suzukigun rolls on.

On this date in ECW history: RIP Mike Awesome

Six years ago on this date in pro wrestling history (Feb. 17, 2007) Michael Lee Alfonso, who was perhaps best known as "Mike Awesome" during his time spent in Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and beyond, perished by his own hand.

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