BEST OF 2014

The 2014 Wrestling Observer Awards Are In, And Shinsuke Nakamura Is Your Wrestler Of The Year

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Wrestling Observer Newsletter's annual awards have been announced, and The King of Strong Style ruled 2014. Who else took home accolades?

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The Best And Worst Of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9

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It's a special-edition Best and Worst, looking at New Japan's annual blockbuster! Find out what had the Tokyo Dome rocking this weekend.

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Your Official With Spandex NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9 Predictions And Analysis

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New Japan Pro Wrestling's flagship show is finally upon us, and we've got a look at the full card for you here.

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Guess Who’s Joining Jim Ross For NJPW Wrestle Kingdom Commentary

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We finally know who will join JR on the commentary desk at Wrestle Kingdom 9. Some of you won't like the news at all.

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Your Official 2014 With Spandex Holiday Gift Guide

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Not sure what to get for that pesky wrestling fan in your life? Are you that fan and just want to treat yo'self this season? We've got you covered.

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Global Force/New Japan Roundup: Jeff Jarrett’s Reddit AMA And A Glorious Hype Video

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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom is getting closer! Set the mood with a huge hype video and some Reddit answers from Global Force's Jeff Jarrett.

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The Network Vs. The World: New Japan Pro Wrestling Launches Its Own Streaming Service

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Learn about NJPW World, New Japan's answer to the WWE Network. Is an English version in the works?

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Movember To Remember: The 30 Greatest Mustaches In Pro Wrestling History

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To celebrate the end of Movember, we're counting down the 30 greatest mustaches in pro wrestling history. Who will be #1?

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New Japan Pro Wrestling Has Announced A U.S. TV Deal And You Should Start Getting Excited

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AXS TV has inked a deal to bring New Japan Pro Wrestling to America in 2015. In other news, AXS TV is your new favourite cable channel.

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Golden Star Kota Ibushi Might Be Shoot Boxing Sakuraba

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Kota Ibushi is going to make his shoot boxing debut at the end of the month, potentially against MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba.

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Jessica’s Joshi Jaunts – Yoshiko, the Surliest Teenager

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This time on Jessica's Joshi Jaunts, we learn about World Wonder Ring Stardom's angry lady hoss, Yoshiko

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Global Force Wrestling Announces A Major Thing They’ve Kind Of Already Announced

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After much teasing, Global Force Wrestling reveals...a thing we kind of already knew about.

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The Rock And The Great Muta Had Their (Polite, Corporate) Face-Off

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Remember when we told you that The Great Muta wanted a match with The Rock? He ended up settling for a photo-op in Japan this weekend.

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Important: The Great Muta Wants A Match With The Rock

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It'll probably never happen, but Japanese legend The Great Muta says he wants a match with The Rock during his Hercules tour of Japan.

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Will Global Force Wrestling Take Over NJPW’s Biggest Show Of The Year?

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Rumours have Global Force Wrestling bringing NJPW to US PPV for the first time ever.

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The Immersive, Fantastic Pro-Wrestling World Of Illustrator Adam Ratliff

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The fantasy worlds of Adam Ratliff illustrate the personal connection we can call feel towards wrestling and pop culture.

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Women’s Wrestling Weekly: Searching For The Innovators Of Violence

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How the influence of women has been quieted in the conversation about hardcore wrestling North America, and why it's important that it remains.

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NJPW’s Kazuchika Okada Is Donating To Charity Every Time He Hits His Finisher

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One of the biggest stars of New Japan Pro Wrestling is fighting childhood cancer with every finishing move he hits.

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Get Into This: The Layman’s Guide To New Japan Pro Wrestling’s G1 Climax

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Our intro to New Japan Pro Wrestling concludes with a look at the recent G1 Climax tournament. Plus, Ring of Honor folks and Jeff Jarrett.

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Get Into This: An Introduction To New Japan Pro Wrestling, That Thing Everybody Likes (Part 3)

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Our intro to New Japan Pro Wrestling continues with a look at the company's junior heavyweights, including all the guys in masks.


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