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Kenny Omega Reveals The Origin Of “The Cleaner” Name

Hamish Woodward

Kenny Omega is a man who goes by many names, with “The Cleaner” being one of his most famous. His ...

Hiroshi Tanahashi Planned To Retire In 2021 Due To Injuries

Hamish Woodward

2021 was an odd year for wrestling, but it could have been made even worse if Hiroshi Tanahashi had followed ...

NJPW’s Wrestle Kingdom Was Named After A Video Game

Hamish Woodward

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s biggest show of the year is called Wrestle Kingdom, and is the Japanese equivalent of WWE’s ...

Shingo Tagaki Had To Shave His Head For Abusing A Monkey In Dragon Gate

Hamish Woodward

In 2009, Japanese wrestling was shocked when the ritual abuse of a pet monkey was revealed to be rife throughout ...

Dave Meltzer Reported Fake Dragon Gate Information In Hoax Scandal

Hamish Woodward

Ever since he began reporting on wrestling with the creation of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter in 1983, Dave Meltzer has ...

How To Watch Wrestle Kingdom 18 In The UK

Hamish Woodward

Wrestle Kingdom 18 is the biggest show of the year for New Japan Pro Wrestling, with fans already excited for ...

Masahito Kakihara Inspired Japan As He Beat Cancer & Won At Wrestle Kingdom

Hamish Woodward

At Wrestle Kingdom 12, Masahito Kakihara made a shock return to New Japan Pro Wrestling after beating cancer, winning a ...

Wrestle Kingdom 5 Star Ratings (Dave Meltzer’s Star Ratings)

Hamish Woodward

Wrestle Kingdom 5 was one of the most international-feeling events in the history of the show, with superstars from NJPW, ...

Greatest Gaijin Wrestlers In Japanese Wrestling History

Hamish Woodward

In Japanese wrestling, the word “Gaijin” is used to describe any foreign wrestlers. The term literally means “foreigner” or “outsider”, ...

Wrestle Kingdom 4 Star Ratings (Dave Meltzer’s Star Ratings)

Hamish Woodward

Wrestle Kingdom 4 took place on January 4, 2010 in the Tokyo Dome. 41,500 fans attended the show, although NJPW ...

The Death of Hiromitsu Gompei Is Japan’s Darkest Secret

Hamish Woodward

Hiromitsu Gompei was tragically killed in 1995 while training in the New Japan Dojo, in one of the most mysterious ...

The Dragon Gate Animal Abuse Scandal Turned The Company On Its Head

Hamish Woodward

In 2009, Dragon Gate in Japan was rocked by the reveal of a horrendous animal abuse scandal in their dojo. ...

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