A Beginner’s Guide To The G1 Climax

Jamie Lithgow

Nobody does tournaments like New Japan Pro Wrestling. We’ve just finished a superb Best of The Super Juniors, there’s World Tag League, Junior Tag League, The New Japan Cup and the lesser-spotted Super J Cup. However, today we focus on the crown jewel in NJPW’s tournament catalogue; the G1 Climax. If you are new to NJPW or are intrigued to find out more, today Jamie looks at what the forthcoming ‘Mount Everest of Pro Wrestling’ entails. Continue reading


Wrestle Kingdom 13 Preview

Jamie Lithgow

T’is the season. No, not Christmas, it’s Wrestle Kingdom season! We are still a couple of weeks out from January 4th but with the card for New Japan Pro Wrestling’s biggest show of the year now final, today Jamie provides a preview for the Japanese version of Wrestlemania; Wrestle Kingdom 13. Continue reading

A Beginner’s Guide to New Japan Pro Wrestling, By A Beginner – Part 1

Jamie Lithgow

New Japan Pro-Wrestling is the world’s number one professional wrestling promotion, assuming we class WWE as ‘sports entertainment’. No longer is NJPW confined to Japan with fans from elsewhere having to rely on newsletters, magazines and second-hand VHS tapes to keep up to date. Globally, NJPW is a brand on the rise, but what is it all about? Today, Jamie, a relative newbie to NJPW himself, covers the basics in our Beginners Guide to New Japan Pro-Wrestling… by a beginner. Continue reading