Well, it certainly appears that Christmas will be arriving both early AND late this year. After “The Cleaner” Kenny Omega successfully defended his IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship against Trent Barretta at New Japan’s Power Struggle event this past Sunday, Chris Jericho made an appearance on screen, challenging Omega to a match at Wrestle Kingdom 12 on January 4th at the Tokyo Dome. Now, while many long-time wrestling fans know that Y2J is no stranger to the Land of the Rising Sun, his connection to the WWE certainly raises a few eyebrows and makes the impact much bigger. Continue reading Chris Jericho challenges Kenny Omega at New Japan’s Wrestle Kingdom 12 in January!
Since Sega debuted this game series back in 2005 on the PlayStation 2, the Yakuza games have brought a unique flavor of open-world brawling to consoles worldwide. Think of it as modern Grand Theft Auto meets old-school River City Ransom set in Japan. I recall Area5 (you know, the former “1Up Show” people) referring to the series as “Shenmue done right.” Anyway, the PlayStation 4-exclusive Yakuza 6 is coming out soon in Japan, and it’s been reported by a Japanese gaming publication that New Japan Pro Wrestling stars will be appearing in the game as a rival gang. I love this; I want this; ALL of this; IN MY FACE! Continue reading New Japan Pro Wrestling Invades The Upcoming ‘Yakuza 6’ Game
Are you familiar with New Japan Pro Wrestling, then you’re PROBABLY also familiar with Rocky Romero. If not, you should know that he’s a longtime tag team specialist and sometimes dons the mask of Black Tiger, a legacy gimmick once held by the legendary Eddie Guerrero. He also has something in common with WWE stars John Cena, Shawn Michaels, and Tyler Breeze: he performs his own theme song, “RPG Vice Theme,” where he’s the vocalist AND producer. However, the story doesn’t stop there… Continue reading Rocky Romero of NJPW Just Dropped An Album. Say What?!?
Some years ago, freelance artist Grant Gould posted some professional wrestler illustrations for one of the top websites in pro wrestling news, the Pro Wrestling Torch (pwtorch.com). Here’s a sample of some of his work, and there’s more after the break! Continue reading Check Out This AWESOME Pro Wrestling Artwork!