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HERE WE GO #9: Alejandro Saez vs. Hi69 (7 January 2017)

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To say NOAH was in a dire spot in early 2017 would be an understatement. Having been essentially kept afloat by New Japan for the prior two years, NOAH appeared in prime position to be bought almost outright by Bushiroad. 833 more words

Single Match Reviews

HERE WE GO #8: KENTA vs. Naomichi Marufuji (22 January 2006)

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When All Japan Pro Wrestling’s roster departed for Pro Wrestling NOAH in 2000 it was easy to focus on the big names that had left. 1,401 more words

Single Match Reviews

HERE WE GO #7: XX (Taiji Ishimori & Hi69) vs. Minoru Tanaka & Yoshinari Ogawa (11 March 2018)

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NOAH THE REBORN, baby. These aren’t just retro NOAH reviews, oh no. Since NOAH’s rebranding in 2017 the junior heavyweight division, both singles and tag team, had been dominated by a few powerful alliances. 610 more words

2010s

HERE WE GO #6: Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Kodo Fuyuki (7 April 2002)

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Mitsuharu Misawa and Kodo Fuyuki had some history. After trading wins with Misawa for much of the early 1980s in their rookie years, Fuyuki came to prominence in All Japan Pro Wrestling in the latter part of the decade as part of “Footloose”, his tag team with Toshiaki Kawada. 692 more words

Single Match Reviews

HERE WE GO #5: KENTA vs. Ricky Marvin (15 October 2009)

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New Japan Pro Wrestling has the Best of the Super Juniors, All Japan has the Junior League (known by various names over the years), and in 2009 NOAH introduced their own junior heavyweight tournament. 668 more words

Single Match Reviews

Planning An Epic Road Trip? Better Make Sure Your Map Can Come With You

Getting ready for an road trip isn’t as difficult as it used to be. There was a time when you needed to know your route ahead of time, which meant pulling out the trusty atlas to see the highways you’d be traveling on. 1,288 more words

Travel

HERE WE GO #3: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Takao Omori (23 December 2000)

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Oh boy. Shinya Hashimoto was one of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s generational trio dubbed the “Three Musketeers” alongside Keiji Mutoh and Masahiro Chono, becoming one of their top stars of the 1990s. 641 more words

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