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Detonation: The Explosion Of “Time Bomb” Hiromu Takahashi

Hiromu TakahashiSince reemerging on the Japanese scene late last year, Hiromu Takahashi has set New Japan Pro Wrestling’s recently hollowed-out Junior Heavyweight division ablaze. Between his unorthodox offense, alignment with one of the company’s hottest stables, and awesome out-of-the-box look, the “Time Bomb” has officially exploded in New Japan! What led to such a rattling detonation? Who is this maniac really? It is high time the world found out further about Hiromu Takahashi!  Read more

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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Wrestle Kingdom 9 Is Still Worth Watching Six Months Later

Perhaps the best professional wrestling show I’ve seen in a decade.

Maybe, you’ve never seen a Japanese Wrestling pay-per-view. Maybe, you’re not even remotely familiar with the product or its talents. Maybe, you find the language barrier to be too great. Whatever the case may be, I absolutely promise you one thing, none of that matters. Wrestle Kingdom 9 is a must-watch. Let me tell you why. Read more

Rebooking ECW: ECW Orgy of Violence (06/28/97)

Extreme Championship Wrestling presents: ECW Orgy of Violence 1997! Tonight, there is no time to waste. The lines in the sand have been drawn and tonight is sure to live up to its name. Every belt is on the line and it is truly every man for himself! Looking for a three way dance, hardcore tag team action, a submission match, a grudge match, a steak defense, an in-ring debut… strong-style Japanese Puroresu!? Then, you are on the right channel… Now, get ready to watch history violently unfold. Will YOU even be able to survive this Orgy of Violence!?

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Rebooking ECW: Resurgence (06/26/97)

In three days an Orgy of Violence will occur in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! But before then, ECW Resurgence comes to you live from Reading, PA. In this transitional period, you can’t afford to miss a second of Extreme Championship Wrestling action! Tonight, Saturn takes fights in a submission warm-up exhibition before his big match with the Television Champion, Taz, who has promised that he’d make Saturn tap out in five minutes or less. Also, ECW Champion Sabu takes on “the Beast from the East” Bam Bam Bigelow, the man that put “The Franchise” on the shelf at Barely Legal! All that and much more is packed into this episode of ECW: Resurgence!
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Rebooking ECW: Resurgence (06/19/97)

We are just four nights removed from the largest night in Extreme Championship Wrestling history. The breaking news is rampant tonight and hopefully this episode of ECW Resurgence will be able to get it all out to you! At Barely Legal, new champions were crowned, mainstays exited, and pay-per-view went extreme! Read more

Rebooking ECW: ECW Barely Legal 1997 (06/15/97)

Ladies and gentlemen, we have made it to the dance! Tonight, Extreme Championship Wrestling brings pay-per-view to the land of extreme. After only a month long return following a lawsuit granted by our old network,  a more fitting event couldn’t have been  held. The card is stacked from top to bottom and the time for talk is over. ECW has returned and said return has arrived in a BIG way. Thanks to you, the fans of ECW, we proudly present ECW Barely Legal 1997! Championships will be defended, rivalries will progress and history will indeed be made…

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Rebooking ECW: Resurgence (06/12/97)

Extreme Championship Wrestling airs for the final time before it’s first pay-per-view extravaganza, Barely Legal! Also, for the first time since ever in ECW, Bam Bam Bigelow is in one-on-one competition! The Tag Team Champions are also in action this week as they take on a pair of former champions, The Ptibulls! Also in action tonight is the living legend Terry Funk! Bethal Park is about to get rocked tonight as the Resurgence has arrived! You won’t want to miss this… Read more

Rebooking ECW: Resurgence (06/05/97)

Extreme Championship Wrestling is live from Baldwin, Pennsylvania coming off the heels of a monumental Wrestlepalooza! Championships changed hands, reigns were broken, and friendships were ended. Where do all your favorite ECW wrestlers stand after one of the biggest supercards of the year? What will Raven’s repercussions be for showing up when he was banned from doing so? Is Chris Candido still the ECW Television Champion? Who is the ECW Heavyweight Champion? What former WWF superstar has arrived in Extreme Championship Wrestling? Stay tuned to find out!  Read more