Top 10 Most Successful New Japan Pro Wrestling Foreign Excursions

New Japan Pro Wrestling is a company built on traditions, and one of its longest-running customs has been to send members of its roster on learning excursions – extended trips to work in other promotions around the world in order to develop their characters, improve their grappling abilities, or just to have time away from NJPW fans so they can come back to the company with a new character or mentality. Although most wrestlers are sent on excursion during their days as a Young Lion (New Japan’s rookie wrestlers), some are sent away once they are a permanent graduate member of the NJPW roster to improve even further. But of all the many talents that have been sent abroad over the years by New Japan, which had the most successful journeys? Who was the biggest hit in their foreign promotions, and who made the biggest impacts upon their return? Let’s find out – here are the Top 10 Most Successful New Japan Pro Wrestling Excursions.

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Top 10 Kenny Omega Matches

 

Outside of WWE, Kenny Omega is the most talked about wrestler in the world today. His time leading Bullet Club shot him into a global spotlight, but it’s not just his cool black and white merch or iconic logo that give people reason to talk – he also just happens to be one of the best wrestlers of his generation. Every time he steps into a ring, Omega puts on an incredible show, and on certain occasions, makes history with the quality of his matches.

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Top 20 Matches of the Year: 2017 – Part One

2017 has almost come to an end. In my opinion, this has been one of, if not the best year for pro wrestling that I’ve ever been witness to, especially when it comes to match quality. Full of amazing moments, history-making matches, and an endless amount of fantastic content for any type of fan to enjoy around the world, wrestling in 2017 has truly been a gift to us all. But with a year so packed full of scale-breaking MOTY candidates, how on Earth could we whittle so many great bouts down to just the best of the best? There have been certain wrestlers this year that could fill a regular year’s MOTY list with their own matches alone, that’s how good the standard of pro wrestling is right now. An honourable mention in this list could have been a top five match ten years ago. We are experiencing a golden age when it comes to quality pro wrestling, and if you don’t believe me, just take a look at the unbelievable selection of matches we’ve been treated to in the last twelve months. Here is part one of my Top 20 Matches of the Year: 2017.

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Top 10 Clotheslines of All Time

Clotheslines – every wrestler does them. Standing, running, leaping, flying, diving, corner, springboard, short-arm, the list goes on. Whatever the variation, it’s one of the most simple strikes in wrestling that every performer has used at some point, to varying degrees of success. When a move is done by every single person that’s ever stepped between those ropes, a performer’s own variation of it has to be pretty spectacular to stand out as one of the greatest ever seen. So with the thousands upon thousands of iterations of this move we’ve witnessed all over the globe across the last few decades, which have been the most spectacular, the most effective, and the most memorable? Let’s find out, here are the Top 10 Clotheslines of All Time.

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Top 10 Worst Wrestling Stable Names in History

Names – they’re pretty important. In the crazy world of wrestling, it’s essential to get a name right as it’s often the first detail fans will know about you. A great name tells the audience exactly what a wrestler is about, and what their prerogative inside the ring is, especially when it comes to stables. On the other hand though, get a name wrong, and it can make everything set off to a very bad start. In fact, some names are so terrible, they destroy a stable’s run instantly with no hope of success.  But out of all the factions seen in promotions across the world over the last five decades or so, which stables have created the worst monikers? Well, there’s no need to decide for yourself because I’ve done all the hard work for you (you’re welcome). Here are the Top 10 Worst Stable Names.

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Top 10 Best Wrestling Stable Names in History

Names – they’re pretty important.  In the crazy world of wrestling, it’s essential to get a name right as it’s often the first detail fans will know about you. A great name tells the audience exactly what a wrestler is about, and what their prerogative inside the ring is, especially when it comes to stables. When a group of competitors come together, it’s vital they choose a name that reflects their relationship, their shared vision, their in-ring style, and their appearance. Having a fantastic name can be the difference between a faction just being good, and a faction being great. But out of all the pairings seen in promotions across the world over the last five decades or so, which stables have created the most memorable monikers? Well, there’s no need to decide for yourself because I’ve done all the hard work for you (you’re welcome). Here are the Top 10 Best Stable Names.

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Top 10 Worst Tag Team Names in History

Names – they’re pretty important.  In the crazy world of wrestling, it’s important to get a name right as it’s often the first detail fans will know about you. A great name tells the audience exactly what a wrestler is about, and what their prerogative inside the ring is, especially when it comes to tag teams. On the other hand though, get a name wrong, and it can make everything set off to a very bad start. In fact, some names are so terrible, they destroy a tag team’s run instantly with no hope of success. But out of all the pairings seen in promotions across the world over the last five decades or so, which teams have doomed themselves the most with miserable monikers? Well, there’s no need to decide for yourself because I’ve done all the hard work for you. Here are the Top 10 Worst Tag Team Names.

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Top 10 Best Tag Team Names in History

Names – they’re pretty important.  In the crazy world of wrestling, it’s essential to get a name right as it’s often the first detail fans will know about you. A great name tells the audience exactly what a wrestler is about, and what their prerogative inside the ring is, especially when it comes to tag teams. When two competitors come together, it’s vital they choose a name that reflects their relationship, their in-ring style, and their appearance. Having a fantastic name can be the difference between a team just being good, and a team being great. But out of all the pairings seen in promotions across the world over the last five decades or so, which teams have given themselves the most memorable monikers? Well, there’s no need to decide for yourself because I’ve done all the hard work for you (you’re welcome). Here are the Top 10 Best Tag Team Names.

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Top 10 Wrestlers Who Deserve Their Own Documentaries

Wrestling is full of so many unbelievable, crazy, inspiring, and at times tragic tales and life stories, so documentaries about sports entertainment were bound to be made. From the infamous Beyond the Mat to Wrestling with Shadows, there’s been so many incredible wrestling documentaries over the years, but despite more and more being made as the years go by, there are still hundreds of stories yet to be documented for us all to see. But which wrestlers are most deserving of having their lives and careers recorded for our entertainment? Here are the Top 10 Wrestlers Who Deserve Their Own Documentaries.

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Top 10 Superstars Who Have Benefited the Most from the WWE Brand Split

We’re now one year removed from the 2016 brand split. Because of this monumental shift within the realms of WWE, we’ve seen some highs, we’ve seen some lows, and we’ve seen absolute atrocities like The House of Horrors (let’s never speak of it again). But although some have suffered because of the brand split, many superstars have benefited massively from the segregation of the red and blue shows – but who’s gained the most from it in the last twelve months? Here are the Top 10 Superstars Who Have Benefited the Most from the WWE Brand Split.

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