The land of the rising sun has always been synonymous with great professional wrestling action. The country of Japan has undoubtedly produced some of the best athletes and entertainers the sport has ever seen. So, listing such a talented group of individuals in a numerical way really isn’t fair, as almost all fifty of the Japanese stars you’ll find within could be interchanged with one another (depending on who you ask). I tried to be as neutral and unbiased as possible when choosing which names went where, as my own personal list would probably look vastly different from this one. With that said, I approached putting this list together with almost every facet of each person’s accomplishments, transcendence power, character, skills, talents, cultural status, and over-all popularity in mind. So, without further ado, here’s a ranked list of the fifty greatest Japanese wrestlers of all time!
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Tags: Goldberg, Nitro, Sting, WCW
By the fall of ’98, World Championship Wrestling’s premiere show Nitro was falling in the ratings and World Wrestling Federations’s premier show, RAW, was growing at a rapid rate. Thus, some desperation would enter the minds of the management team in WCW. Both programs had been known for putting on some great programming, and the September 14th edition of WCW Nitro was no different. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Bret Hart, Eddie Gilbert, Jerry Lawler, Jim Cornette, Kamala, Nikita Koloff, owen hart, Papa Shango, Sting, Ultimate Warrior, War Games
It’s the first look at the Wrestle America magazine. In the magazine, the curse Papa Shango had on Ultimate Warrior is highlighted, a dream match between Bret Hart and Owen Hart, Jim Cornette in SMW, and the friendship between Nikita Koloff and Sting in WCW. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Bret Hart, Dino Bravo, Hulk Hogan, Kerry Von Erich, razor ramon, Ric Flair, rick rude, the undertaker, vader, WCW, WWF, yokozuna
The magazine features an interview with WCW World Champion Vader, Bret Hart being a fighting champion, Paul Bearer losing faith in the Undertaker, and Ric Flair being in the same company as Rick Rude, which should lead to a battle, right? Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: razor ramon, Scott Hall
Ten of the most memorable moments in the career of Scott Hall/Razor Ramon… Are they same on your list?
For myself, I’m going primarily on his run in wrestling from 1992 onwards. Lets be real, his WCW run in ’91 was, well, bad and I’ve never watched his AWA stuff, though his team with Hennig has gotten some praise amongst the people I mentioned this idea to. By the way, this is being written in the order in which it occurred in his career, not in terms of worst to best. So, here we go. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Bret Hart, ECW, razor ramon, Ric Flair, rick rude, Sabu, Sting, Undertaker, vader, WCW, WWF, yokozuna
Inside Wrestling April ’94 focuses on the Computer Challenge Tournament to see just who the best wrestler is. Yokozuna wanting to quit, but isn’t allowed to? Ric Flair talks regaining the WCW World Championship. Sting chats with Ron Simmons to see where his mind is at. Also, what is with Lex Luger not challenging for the WWF World Championship? Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Andre The Giant, Bad News Brown, Elizabeth, Hulk Hogan, Randy Savage, Ted DiBiase, WWF
After the controversial finish between WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant at first ever Main Event program in February ’88, the WWF World Championship was held up and a tournament to crown a new champion was determined to take place at WrestleMania IV. The tournament favorites to be the new champion included Andre the Giant, Hulk Hogan and Ted DiBiase.
However, at the end of the night, thanks to a chair shot by Hulk Hogan across the back of DiBiase, Randy Savage walked out as the WWF World Champion after a top rope elbow drop. This marked the first reign for the Macho Man. Read the rest of this entry »