Owen Hart Profile

Born: May 7, 1965 | Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, CanadaDied: May 23, 1999 (Blunt Force Trauma)Billed Weight: 227 lbsOther Aliases: “Cowboy” Owen Hart, Blue Angel, Blue Blazer Owen Hart was the youngest of twelve children to Stu and Helen Hart. He was an amateur wrestler in high school, where he also met his future wife, Martha. Naturally, he followed the path of […]

Randy Savage Profile

Born: November 15, 1952 (Randy Mario Poffo) | Birthplace: Columbus, OhioDied: May 20, 2011 (Heart Disease)Billed Hometown: Sarasota, FL  |  Billed Weight: 250 lbs Randy Poffo was a second generation star, whose father was Angelo Poffo, who competed in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He first broke into professional wrestling in 1973, leaving behind a promising baseball career, where he played […]

NJPW Wrestling World 2002 – Jun Akiyama vs. Yuji Nagata (January 4, 2002)

Note: This article was written in 2017 2002: Jun Akiyama vs Yuji Nagata – GHC Heavyweight titleWrestling World 2002 (attendance: 52,000)http://njpwworld.com/p/s_series_00159_1_10 GHC Heavyweight title? Yes, New Japan continues the co-operative approach with Pro Wrestling NOAH guest Jun Akiyama defending the Global Honoured Crown against NJPW’s Yuji Nagata. Jun Akiyama came through All Japan’s system and debuted against Kenta Kobashi in […]

NJPW Wrestling World 2001 – Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Toshiaki Kawada (January 4, 2001)

Note: This article was written in 2017 2001: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs Toshiaki Kawada – IWGP Heavyweight title tournament (semi-final)Wrestling World 2001 (attendance: 52,000)http://njpwworld.com/p/s_series_00157_1_6 It’s 2001 and a lot has happened in the last twelve months. Since both promotions came into existence in 1972, New Japan Pro Wrestling’s main competitor had been All Japan Pro Wrestling. NJPW was formed by Antonio […]

NJPW Wrestling World 2000: Keiji Mutoh vs. Masahiro Chono (January 4, 2000)

Note: This article was written in 2017 2000: Keiji Mutoh vs Masahiro ChonoWrestling World 2000 (attendance: 53,500)http://njpwworld.com/p/s_series_00155_1_11 Two years ago in 1998, it was NWO Japan member Keiji Mutoh challenging Kensuke Sasaki for the IWGP Heavyweight title while the group’s leader Masahiro Chono cheered him on from ringside. It’s the start of the new millennium and the two are now […]

NJPW Wrestling World 1999 – Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Koji Kanemoto (January 4, 1999)

Note: This article was written in 2017 1999: Jushin Thunder Liger vs Koji Kanemoto – IWGP Junior Heavyweight titleWrestling World 1999 (attendance: 52,500)http://njpwworld.com/p/s_series_00153_1_4 Last time we saw Jushin Thunder Liger was at 1997’s event where he defeated Ultimo Dragon for 8 belts (the J-Crown). One of those was of course the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title. This began his 8th reign […]

NJPW Final Power Hall in Tokyo Dome – Kensuke Sasaki vs. Keiji Mutoh (January 4, 1998)

Note: This article was written in 2017 1998: Kensuke Sasaki © vs Keiji Mutoh – IWGP Heavyweight titleFinal Power Hall in Tokyo Dome (attendance: 55,000)http://njpwworld.com/p/s_series_00150_1_9 Final Power Hall was the last stop on the Riki Choshu retirement tour and the departing star wrestled a series of matches dubbed the Riki Road Final Message 5. These were a short series of […]

NJPW Wrestling World 1997: Ultimo Dragon vs. Jushin Thunder Liger (January 4, 1997)

Note: This article was written in 2017 1997: Ultimo Dragon vs Jushin Thunder Liger – J-Crown titleWrestling World 1997 (attendance: 62,500 / 52,500)http://njpwworld.com/p/s_series_00148_1_9 You know that famous shot of Ultimo Dragon holding 10 belts at once? Well 8 of those are what makes up the J-Crown – a short-lived unification of weight class limited titles between 8 different promotions. A […]