Rating Pro Wrestling's New "Best Match Ever" Is Way More Contentious Than It Needs To Be

This week, much has been made of the main event of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s annual Dominion event, which took place on Sunday. IWGP heavyweight champion Kazuchika Okada and challenger Kenny Omega went to a 60-minute time-limit draw, the hallmark of classic title matches for decades. It came five months after their…

Katsuyori Shibata Is Just The Latest Japanese Wrestling Star To Suffer A Serious Head Injury

Throughout its entire existence, the pseudo-sport of pro wrestling’s presence as a subgenre in Japan has been consistently defined by how much harder-hitting it is there than it is elsewhere in the world. Hard hitting can take a lot of forms. It can mean hard shots in safe places; it can mean laying everything in even…