Articles for tag: Dave Meltzer, NJPW

Hamish Woodward

Dave Meltzer Reported Fake Dragon Gate Information In Hoax Scandal

Ever since he began reporting on wrestling with the creation of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter in 1983, Dave Meltzer has been one of the most accurate and consistent reporters in pro wrestling. He is arguably the most respected of the wrestling journalists, and has received inside scoops from talents like Ric Flair, Steve Austin, Chris ...

Hamish Woodward

How To Watch Wrestle Kingdom 18 In The UK

Wrestle Kingdom 18 is the biggest show of the year for New Japan Pro Wrestling, with fans already excited for the next addition into the company’s annual Tokyo Dome show on January 4th, 2023. Often acclaimed as one of the best shows in wrestling each year, Wrestle Kingdom combines the best wrestlers from all across ...

Hamish Woodward

Greatest Gaijin Wrestlers In Japanese Wrestling History

In Japanese wrestling, the word “Gaijin” is used to describe any foreign wrestlers. The term literally means “foreigner” or “outsider”, although it generally to anybody who is not of east Asian descent (usually white European or Americans). In the history of Japanese wrestling, there have been many gaijin who have become legends in Japan. There ...

Hamish Woodward

The Death of Hiromitsu Gompei Is Japan’s Darkest Secret

Hiromitsu Gompei was tragically killed in 1995 while training in the New Japan Dojo, in one of the most mysterious deaths in wrestling history. New Japan Pro Wrestling remain tight-lipped on the true reasons behind his death, and it remains one of the darkest secrets in Japanese wrestling today. Little is known about Hiromitsu Gompei. ...

Hamish Woodward

Don Frye Had To Flee Japan After Retiring Antonio Inoki

Antonio Inoki wrestled the last match of his retirement tour against Don Frye at the Tokyo Dome, in one of his famouse “worked shoot” matches that blurred the line between reality and fiction. This put an end to a near-40-year career for Inoki, that brought him to the very top of the professional wrestlign world ...

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