Match Point: Suwama vs. Shuji Ishikawa, AJPW Summer Action Series (7/25/20)

Match Point is an on-going series at Last Word on Pro Wrestling, where we look at intriguing matchups in indie wrestling and beyond. They...

Wrestling Meccas: Kōrakuen Hall, Tokyo

Wrestling Meccas is a series of features at Last Word on Pro Wrestling that looks at the history of some of professional wrestling’s most...

Japan Wrestling Hall of Fame To Launch, First Five Names Announced

A huge announcement was made on February 21, 2020, that seemed to get lost in the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic. In Japan, Japanese...

Japanese All-Star 1995 Event ‘Bridge of Dreams’ Released on YouTube

On April 2, 1995, twenty-five years ago this month, Japanese wrestling magazine Weekly Pro Wrestling presented Bridge of Dreams, a massive showcase of the...
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#AndNEW: Two Title Changes At AJPW’s Dream Power Series

All Japan Pro Wrestling like many puro promotions have recently come back from the coronavirus outbreak that has been taking over the world, AJPW...
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NJPW, Stardom and AJPW Cancel All Shows through March 22nd Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Continuing to be ravished by the Coronavirus outbreak, Japan's wrestling scene has been forced to rethink its plans for March. In mid-February, both Stardom...
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Jun Akiyama To Be A Guest Coach At The Performance Center

Former president of All Japan Pro Wrestling Jun Akiyama is set to be a guest coach at the Performance Center in May.  In an article by...
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Champion Carnival 2020 Participants Announced

All Japan Pro Wrestling kicks off its annual Champion Carnival event in the coming months.  For those unaware, the Champion Carnival is a round-robin tournament...
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Kenji Matsunaga, Co-Founder of All Japan Women’s Wrestling, Passes at 84

It was announced last week that Kenji Matsunaga, one of the Matsunaga brothers who founded the heavily influential All Japan Women's Pro Wrestling (AJW),...

Japanese Legend Kazuo Sakurada Passes Away at Age 71

A 30-year veteran of the ring as a performer and trainer, Japan's Kazuo Sakurada, best known as either Mr. Sakurada or the Japanese version...