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AJPW: Suwama and Shotaro Ashino win World Tag Titles

Today live from Korakuen Hall! 💥 🌟 World Tag Team Championship on the line!🌟 Jr. Heavyweight Championship match!🌟 All Asia Tag Team Championship match! Starting at 6.30pm (JP) only on:https://t.co/P50Qsuuk6y#ajpw #ajpwint #ajpwtv pic.twitter.com/wy2ns4zxp1 — AJPW International (@ajpwint) September 7, 2021 2021 Royal Road winner Suwama and runner-up Shotaro Ashino, former recently joined forces to win AJPW’s…

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AJPW Champion Carnival preview: TOTAL ECLIPSE

All Japan Pro Wrestling’s annual Champion Carnival gets underway this Friday in Osaka. Last year’s tournament originally had a stellar lineup, including outsiders like Takashi Sugiura, KAI, & Davey Boy Smith Jr., but had to be altered due to the pandemic. What we ended up getting was the most disappointing major Japanese round robin tournament…

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AJPW: Surprises and Shake-ups in All Japan

On February 23, All Japan Pro Wrestling returned to Korakuen Hall for what seemed to be just another show on paper. By the end of the evening, the face of the company had entirely shifted. The Excite Series this year has lived up to its name. The main promoted programs involved SUWAMA retaining the Triple…

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Weekly Spotlight: Shotaro Ashino

Gimme fuel! Gimme fire! Gimme that which I desire! OOH! Something about walking to the ring with Metallica, the most well-known heavy metal band in history, makes a wrestler stand out. It’s a choice of music that could be heard in any independent promotion in the world. In All Japan Pro Wrestling, James Hetfield’s ode…

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All Japan’s Surprising Changes At New Year Wars

While most of the wrestling world is trying to recover from the three days of New Japan’s WrestleKingdom/New Year’s Dash, there was more action in the country.  All Japan Pro Wrestling held its own two-night event in Korakuen Hall on January 2nd and 3rd. This event set a tone for a very different All Japan…

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Memories of Wrestle-1

John LaRocca reflects on his memories of Wrestle-1.

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