Articles for tag: Akira Taue, Kenta Kobashi, Mitsuharu Misawa, Toshiaki Kawada

Hamish Woodward

Guide To The Four Pillars of Heaven In AJPW/NOAH

With the Four Pillars of AEW taking over wrestling in the United States, it’s important to look back at the men who inspired the group – All Japan Pro Wrestling’s Four Pillars of Heaven. The four men in the Four Pillars came up together in All Japan Pro Wrestling, being thrust into the main event ...

Hamish Woodward

Toshiaki Kawada Retired Due To Misawa’s Death In 2010

Toshiki Kawada retired at the age of 47, long before most Japanese wrestlers hang up their boots. However, his age is important in the matter. The fact is that he was only one year older than Mitsuharu Misawa on the day the legend died. The pair came up together in All Japan Pro Wrestling, alongside ...

Hamish Woodward

Toshiaki Kawada Could Come Out Of Retirement For Match Against Taichi

Toshiaka Kawada could come out of retirement for one last match, after a challenge from NJPW’s Taichi. As one of the “Four Pillars of Heaven”, Kawada is considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. His matches with Misawa, Kobashi and Taue rank among the best ever, and he inspired countless modern-day wrestlers with ...

Hamish Woodward

The Origin Of The Gap In Toshiaki Kawada’s Teeth

Toshiaki Kawada is one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, with his missing teeth giving him one of the greatest looks in wrestling. His battles with his fellow “Four Pillars of Heaven” in All Japan Pro Wrestling helped put Puro on the map around the world, with tape traders being finally exposed to these ...

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