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Why We Need to Cheer the Villain

PWP Nation’s Marc Madison explains why fans should be cheering wrestling’s ultimate villain.  In every story, there is an antagonist and a protagonist. One is typically the reflection of the other in every possible way. What is Batman without the Joker? What is Superman without Lex Luther? These questions, often …

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Kazuchika Okada: Wrestling’s Most Dominant World Champion

PWP Nation’s Eron Ramadanov marvels at the greatness that is Kazuchika Okada. When surveying the landscape of professional wrestling in mid-2017, it’s not hard to find something for every wrestling fan on the planet. If you want over-the-top production value and larger-than-life superstars, WWE can provide that. If you’re looking …

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Kenny Omega Wins Tournament; Crowned 1st IWGP United States Champion

The office at New Japan Pro Wrestling must ecstatic and the afterparty will likely be rocking all night. NJPW completed an extremely successful 2-night stint in the United States of America for the first time in company history. The G1 Special in USA took place at the Long Beach Convention and …

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Adam Cole: He’s in Demand, BAYBAY!

In his latest piece for PWP Nation, Marc Madison talks about the hottest free agent in professional wrestling Adam Cole, BAYBAY! Adam Cole is among the most popular wrestlers outside the WWE. It would be easy to dismiss his potential departure from Ring of Honor as self-serving, but the truth …

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Latest News on WWE & New Japan Pro-Wrestling Pursuing Adam Cole

Earlier this week, former Ring of Honor World Champion Adam Cole departed from the company after being with ROH since 2009 and is now one of wrestling’s hottest free agents. It’s being reported by the Wrestling Observer that WWE and New Japan Pro-Wrestling are actively pursuing Adam Cole. Meltzer said …

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Kenny Omega vs. Kazuchika Okada 2 Has Been Signed

Quite possibly the “greatest match of all time” is about to get its rematch. After months of teasing interactions between Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada, it’s finally happening. After Okada successfully defended the IWGP Heavyweight Championship against Bad Luck Fale, he called Omega to the ring and made the match official. …

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NJPW’s The Elite Sign Clothing Deal with Hot Topic; Release Dates Set for July 2017

Early Thursday, Kenny Omega and the Young Bucks announced that they have signed T-Shirt deals with popular national clothing store, “Hot Topic.” Omega tweeted the following about the deal: When you make a monumental deal with @HotTopic. pic.twitter.com/Xp1vjrleKA — The Young Bucks (@MattJackson13) April 27, 2017 Which was replied to by …

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Latest News on Katsuyori Shibata; Is His Career Over?

In the most recent installment of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer is reporting that Katsuyori Shibata‘s match a few weeks ago against IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada will likely be his last. Shibata and Okada went to battle on April 9th, 2017 for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship at Tokyo Sumo Hall. …

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