New Japan Pro Wrestling Explained: Part 2 – Style, Rules, and Events

This is the beginning of our new series New Japan Pro Wrestling Explained. It is a series of videos designed for those who aren’t familiar with NJPW or pro wrestling in Japan.

In this video we talk about the rules of NJPW, the style of it’s matches including strong style and the “fighting spirit”, highlight major events throughout the year including Wrestle Kingdom, Dominion, King of Pro Wrestling, as well as the major tournaments including the New Japan Cup, Best of the Super Juniors, and of course the G1 Climax.

This video should give you a basic understanding of the rules of a New Japan match, what IWGP stands for, and how their event structure is different from what you may be used to with the WWE.

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