Roadtrip Music: Sky High by Jigsaw (Mil Mascaras, Dos Caras, Dos Caras Jr., Jonathan Gresham)

What do a masked Mexican wrestler (Mil Mascaras) and an Australian-Hong Kong co-produced film (The Man from Hong Kong) have in common? Given that you’ve clicked on an article about theme music, your guess is likely spot on. English group Jigsaw (known as English Jigsaw in Australia due to another group named Jigsaw already existing) contributed Sky High to the […]

NJPW Toukon Shidou Chapter 1 2006 – Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Katsuyori Shibata

Note: This article was written in 2017. 2006: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Katsuyori ShibataToukon Shidou Chapter 1 (attendance: 31,000)http://njpwworld.com/p/s_series_00167_1_8 We took a look at Shinsuke Nakamura for the 2004 event and in 2006 we meet the other two ‘New Musketeers’. Hiroshi Tanahashi and Katsuyori Shibata. Both graduates of the NJPW Dojo (alongside Nakamura), New Japan planned to build the future around […]

NJPW Toukon Festival 2005 – Heat vs. Tiger Mask IV

Note: This article was written in 2017 2005: Heat © vs Tiger Mask – IWGP Junior Heavyweight titleToukon Festival: Wrestling World 2005 (attendance: 46,000 / 36,000)http://njpwworld.com/p/s_series_00165_1_3 It’s been six articles since we looked at the junior heavyweights, and you may be wondering why that is. In 2000 the role of booker in New Japan was taken over by Riki Choshu, […]

The Wrestling Roadshow: June 11, 2021

Our second podcast! On this episode Chris and Greg have a chat about wrestling. Topics we cover include the NWA Women’s title, Chris’s issues with Ring of Honor, New Japan and COVID, early FMW and WING, deathmatches and Greg’s discovery of ECW, Dark Side of the Ring and more. We even talk about WWE for once! There’s a little bit […]

NJPW Wrestling World 2004 – Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Yoshihiro Takayama

Note: This article was written in 2017 2004: Shinsuke Nakamura © vs Yoshihiro Takayama © – IWGP Heavyweight and NWF Heavyweight title unification matchWrestling World 2004 (attendance: 40,000)http://njpwworld.com/p/s_series_00164_1_15 After re-establishing the NWF Heavyweight title a year ago, here we are back in the Tokyo Dome to unify it with the IWGP Heavyweight title. After defeating Tsuyoshi Kohsaka last year, Yoshihiro […]

John Tenta Profile

Born: June 22, 1963 (John Anthony Tenta Jnr.) | Birthplace: Surrey, British Columbia, CanadaDied: June 7, 2006 (Bladder Cancer)Billed Hometown: Multiple | Billed Weight: 468 lbsOther Aliases: Earthquake Evans, Canadian Earthquake, Avalanche, The Shark, GolgaSumo Names: Kototenta, Kototenzan Born in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, John Tenta pursued amateur wrestling at a young age, and was good enough to receive a […]

NJPW Wrestling World 2003 – Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Tsuyoshi Kohsaka

Note: This article was written in 2017 2003: Yoshihiro Takayama vs Tsuyoshi Kohsaka – vacant NWF Heavyweight titleWrestling World 2003 (attendance: 30,000)http://njpwworld.com/p/s_series_00162_1_10 Who? Tsuyoshi Kohsaka is a mixed martial artist who as of this writing has a record of 29-19 which includes losses to Mark Hunt, Randy Couture, Bas Rutten and Frank Shamrock (among others). Brought in to NJPW as […]