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NJPW - Andre the Giant v Antonio Inoki - 1977

Posted by Kevin Kay on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, In : NJPW 
MATCH : Andre the Giant v Antonio Inoki


EVENT : Nagoya Live Event

VENUE : Nagoya, Japan

DATE : 2nd June 1977


BACKGROUND : Andre the Giant was still young and a lot more mobile at this point so a match against Japanese legend Antonio Inoki seemed like a dream bout for New Japan. Andre had wrestled a lot in Japan and was as much of a spectacle in Asia as he was in North America. Antonio Inoki on the other hand was a Japanese legend and founder of New J...

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NJPW - Destruction 07 - Goto v Tanahashi

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, In : NJPW 
MATCH : Hirooki Goto v Hiroshi Tanahashi


EVENT : Destruction 2007

VENUE : Tokyo, Japan

DATE : 11th November 2007

CHAMPIONSHIP : IWGP Heavyweight Title

BACKGROUND : This was the very first Destruction PPV that had been promoted by New Japan Wrestling. Although most of the matches on the PPV featured wrestlers from TNA, the main event was purely between two NJPW stars for the IWGP Heavyweight Title. Hirooki Goto is the challenging babyface who has been on a roll since his return fro...

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NJPW - 38th Anniversary Show - Koji Kanemoto v Naomichi Marufuji - IWGP Junior Title

Posted by Kevin Kay on Friday, May 31, 2013, In : NJPW 

MATCH : Koji Kanemoto v Naomichi Marufuji


EVENT : NJPW 38th Anniversary Show

VENUE : Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 5th March 2010

CHAMPIONSHIP : IWGP Junior Heavweight Title

BACKGROUND : Naomichi Marufuji had recently won the prostegius IWGP Junior Heavyweight in a match against Tiger Mask IV and this would be one of his real first tests as champion against a man who had held the belt himself on numerous occasions going back to as far as 15 years prior to this match. Ma...

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NJPW - Omega/Ibushi v Devitt/Taguchi - IWGP Tag Team Titles - Destruction 2010

Posted by Kevin Kay on Tuesday, June 26, 2012, In : NJPW 

MATCH : Kenny Omega/Kota Ibushi v Prince Devitt/Ryusuke Taguchi


EVENT : Destruction 2010

VENUE : New Sumo Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 11th October 2010


BACKGROUND : Prince Devitt & Ryusuke Taguchi (Apollo 55) were a hot team in NJPW in 2009 and 2010 with very few teams able to match up to the dominant pairing. The team had only held the IWGP Tag Team titles for three months but their original reign dating from July 2009 through to May 2010 p...

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NJPW - Kazuchika Okada v Tetsuya Naito - IWGP Title - 40th Anniversary Tour

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, May 14, 2012, In : NJPW 

MATCH : Kazuchika Okada v Tetsuya Naito


EVENT : 40th Anniversary Tour

VENUE : Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 4th March 2012

CHAMPIONSHIP : IWGP Heavyweight Title

Background : This would be the first title defence of Kazuchika Okada's IWGP Heavyweight Title run that had started only a month prior when he defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi in a good match. These two young men were thrust into the main event of a big show which is a lot of pressure to be placed on talent that still...

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NJPW - El Samurai v Koji Kanemoto - Best of the Super Juniors 1997

Posted by Kevin Kay on Monday, January 16, 2012, In : NJPW 

MATCH : El Samurai v Koji Kanemoto


EVENT : Best of the Super Juniors

VENUE : Budokan Hall, Tokyo

DATE : 5th June 1997

Background : This was the final of The Best of the Super Juniors tournament which had been taking place over the last month. The tournament this year had 14 competitors who had been split up into two groups of seven. The winner of each group would go on to face each other in the final and those two were El Samurai and Koji Kanemoto. El Samurai had been ...

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