New Japan World Gems #4: Masahiro Chono Vs. Atsushi Onita

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In this next installment of NJPW World Gems series, we travel back to April of 1999. In a rare flash of excessive violence as an equally rare gimmick-based match in NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING, Atsushi Onita and Masahiro Chono clashed in front of sixty-three thousand NJPW fans in a sold-out Tokyo Dome. It wouldn’t be any ordinary match, though… The taboo stipulation was to be an Electric Dynamite Barbed Wire match! With Chono at the top of his game as a world-travelled talent and Onita appearing for the company he fought the most against, I was very interested to see where this one would go! But, why was it worth the watch? Find out now!

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The Top Fifty Japanese Wrestlers Of All Time (PART II)

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 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 the second half of a ranked list of the fifty greatest Japanese wrestlers of all time!

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The Top Fifty Japanese Wrestlers Of All Time (PART I)

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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