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WWE aren’t the only ones excited about Wardlow

Even in a loss, Mr. Mayhem impressed the Cageside Community. But it’s a new week, and your vote will give us a new top 10!

Impact spoilers: ROH faction grows, Royal Rumble hype

Plus, a Bullet Club war is brewing in the Forbidden Door friendly promotion. Find out what happened here.

Free agent Buddy Matthews to take advantage of MLW’s open door policy

The former WWE Cruiserweight champion debuts with the company at Blood & Thunder in Dallas.

COVID causes change to Rampage match

Rocky Romero tested positive, so it’ll be Nick Jackson vs. Trent Beretta rather than Young Bucks vs. Roppongi Vice.

Naito takes a pay cut ahead of his shot at Okada’s IWGP World title

Market realities play into a long New Japan rivalry.

Bullet Club’s Guerrillas of Destiny are coming to Impact

They’re crossing through the Forbidden Door once again.

How a wild week of wrestling was won

Day 1 fallout! Wrestle Kingdom! New Year’s Evil! Battle of the Belts! A cowboy won that shootout in our Community Wrestler Rankings. But it’s a new week, and your vote will give us a new top 10!

Rumor Roundup: WrestleMania Chamber, Bayley & Banks return, Sunny arrest, more!

The latest rumors, including new names for the Elimination Chamber PPV in Saudi Arabia, when Bayley and Sasha Banks are expected back from injury, WrestleMania plans, Sunny’s arrest, and more!

Kazuchika Okada enters the Hall of Fame

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame, that is.

AAA, Impact & New Japan announce WrestleMania week shows

Dallas/Fort Worth will have lots of wrestling shows around WWE’s big event on the first weekend in August. Will the fans flock to them?

Rumor Roundup: Men’s Rumble surprise, NXT moves, McIntyre status, more!

The latest rumors, including a ‘forbidden door’ entrant fro the men, why so many for the women’s match, two stars who might be done in WWE development, where things stand with Drew’s neck injury, and more!

TayJay, Blood Bunny, Penny & Brock

It’s not a new stable, although it would be your fave if it was. It is who’s atop our first Cageside Community Wrestler Rankings of 2022. But it’s a new week, and your vote will give us a new top 10!

Wrestle Kingdom 16 night three results: NJPW vs. NOAH!

It's New Japan's version of WrestleMania with a card full of the top puro stars, live from the Yokohama Arena!

Apparently Kairi Sane isn’t a free agent just yet

After reports the former NXT Women’s champ was already done with WWE, we’re now hearing her contract isn’t up until next month.

KENTA off Wrestle Kingdom night 3 due to multiple injuries from night 2

His No DQ match with Hiroshi Tanahashi at Tokyo Dome was brutal, and now it means he won’t get a chance to team with his old NOAH mates against NJPW’s Suzuki-gun on Saturday.

Night two at the Tokyo Dome had a civil invasion angle & big name champs

Jan. 5’s Wrestle Kingdom show set-up Saturday’s New Japan vs. NOAH one, and saw NJPW ensure they’re heading into 2022 with a main event scene stocked with their biggest stars of this century.

Wrestle Kingdom 16 night two results: Ospreay challenges!

It's New Japan's version of WrestleMania with a card full of the top puro stars, live from the Tokyo Dome!

CM Punk extends an invitation to Kazuchika Okada

These AEW and New Japan superstars are sending messages to each other through The Forbidden Door. Will The Rainmaker show up in Chicago to accept The Best in the World’s invite?

New Japan is returning to North American television on AXS

An English language show will air along with Impact as part of the channel’s Thursday night wrestling block.

Will Ospreay’s Wrestle Kingdom opponent is set

Who emerged as IWGP World Heavyweight champion after Shingo Takagi defended against Kazuchika Okada on Night One at the Tokyo Dome?

Shibata’s Wrestle Kingdom return featured striking after all

The Wrestler wanted to prove he could do more than just grapple in his first official match since 2017. Mission accomplished.

Wrestle Kingdom 16 night one results: Okada vs. Shingo!

It's New Japan's version of WrestleMania with a card full of the top puro stars, live from the Tokyo Dome!

Okada talks matches with Punk & Danielson, Orange Cassidy in New Japan

NJPW’s Ace is getting ready for at least two huge matches at Wrestle Kingdom 16 this week, but he’s also got his eye on The Forbidden Door between his company & AEW.

It’s Sting!

The latest feat in the 62 year old Icon’s amazing AEW run? Finishing first in our Community Wrestler Rankings. But it’s a new week, and your vote will give us a new top 10!

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In memoriam: Wrestlers we lost, July to Dec. 2021

Remembering those we've lost in the second half of the year.

Striking prohibited in Shibata’s return match at Wrestle Kingdom

Seems New Japan is still taking some steps to protect The Wrestler after his 2017 retirement. Details on his ‘Catch Wrestling Rules’ match, and a look at the cards for both Jan. 4 & 5 in the Tokyo Dome, here.

This Danielson/Page clash had a winner

They fought to a draw on Dynamite. Not in Cageside’s Wrestler Rankings, though. But it’s a new week, and your vote will give us a new top 10!

AEW, New Japan & ROH stars part of PWG Battle of Los Angeles field

Plus, an extra mysterious mystery entrant!

Merry Christmas!

Or just have a fantastic Dec. 25th!

New Japan’s King of Pro Wrestling crowned in match/drinking contest

It’s not all Strong Style and long, 5+ star main events on the other side of the Pacific. Puroresu gets silly sometimes, too.

Corporal Kirchner dies at age 64

Michael Penzel, best known for wrestling under the names Corporal Kirchner and Leatherface, died of a heart attack at 64 years old.

HOOK BEATS EVERYONE

Like anyone else was gonna win our Cageside Community Wrestler Rankings after that flawless debut. But it’s a new week, and your vote will give us a new top 10!

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