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MATCH MADNESS: WWE Money in the Bank, NJPW Wrestle Grand Slam, STARDOM 5STAR GP

Here’s Match Madness: All the best wrestling from the month of July, from WWE’s Money in the Bank, to NJPW hitting the Tokyo Dome, to the biggest Dragon Gate show of the year and everything in between. WWE Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens (7/2) Generico vs. Steen was one of the pre-eminent indie rivalries in…

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Smiling to the Future: Lessons Learned from Kazushi Sakuraba, Grappling’s Oracle

It feels like he’s been in my periphery more so than usual lately. I noticed how active he’s been with the company this year despite turning 51 this summer. He is more or less the same smiley Saku we’ve come to love over more than two decades, but no one can tap out Father Time….

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Starting Over… (Special Video Vault)

Starting Over… Kazushi Sakuraba was the chosen one. In Japan during the early years of PRIDE Fighting Championships, no star shined brighter than that of Kazushi Sakuraba. Sakuraba made his name as one of the big names from Takada’s UWFI pro wrestling promotion – a company that relied on realistic “shoot-style” bouts that were meant…

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