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NJPW G1 Supercard Matsuri – Opening Ceremony with Jushin Thunder Liger

Jushin Thunder Liger was on hand at Japan Village in Brooklyn for the NJPW Matsuri, ahead of the NJPW ROH G1 Supercard.

Liger conducted an opening ceremony, starting with recording a spot for NJPW TV, and then giving a rousing speech to the fans in attendance (he really loves Yo-Yo’s)!

The NJPW ROH G1 Supercard is Saturday, April 6 at Madison Square Garden.

This event was filmed by our friends at InsertGeekHere.

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WWE and Topps To Make “Garbage Pail Kids” Wrestlers

If you like being grossed out, then you probably owned a few Garbage Pail Kids trading cards at some point. Time has treated these grotesque Cabbage Patch kids well, as they continue to thrive with new cards, toys, and other merch. Today, they take part in a surprising new official collaboration with the biggest sports entertainment company in the world.

WWE is teaming with Topps to make WWE Garbage Pail Kids, which will include current superstars as well as Legends. The product line will run the gamut of clothes, cards, and perhaps more.

A new line of WWE/ GPK T-shirts and hats will be available on WWEShop.com and Spencer’s.

WWE Shop will offer T-shirts for Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey, John Cena, Seth Rollins and The Miz as “GPKs.”

WWE x GPK tees with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Randy Savage, Ric Flair, The Undertaker, The Ultimate Warrior and Andre the Giant will be available at Spencer’s starting March 21.

Collectible trading card packs will also be available for ordering on Topps.com, starting March 12.

Here is the official checklist of who will be in the pack of 13 cards:

1. Gigantic ANDRE
2. Breakin’ BECKY
3. C-Thru CENA
4. Savage RANDY
5. Mixed-Up MICK
6. Mouthy MIZ & Maryse
7. Slick RICK
8. Rowdy RONDA
9. Brawlin’ ROLLINS
10. Seething STEVE
11. Chipped ROCK
12. Unravelled WARRIOR
13. Undead TAKER

I am definitely curious to see how the other wrestlers will look after they get the GPK treatment, and am digging the preview they have shown us. They also seem fairly up to date since they include Ronda and Becky Lynch with her “Man” gimmick. Heck, they even have Miz and Maryse’s baby in a card!

Will you be picking these up when they are released tomorrow?

Via WWE.com

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Meet The Lost WCW Game For Nintendo That Never Got Released

Pro Wrestling was huge in the late 80’s and early 90’s, bigger than it had ever been thanks to cable TV and pay-per-view. When home consoles came out, video game companies jumped on the chance to make games out of these properties. Most early ‘wrasslin’ games were nothing too spectacular, but it still beat having nothing to play at all.

Today, we learned about a wrestling video game that never made it to shelves. The UWC video game for Nintendo was made by a company named SETA, and was intended for release in 1989. UWC, which is an acronym for Universal Wrestling Corporation, was one of the working names for the wrestling promotion Ted Turner was planning to do. You may know that league better as WCW.

This is also why you may recognize some of the sprites when you take a look at footage of this., courtesy of Archon 1981, AKA Youtuber Stephen Reese.

Stephen got this game from a former Nintendo employee, who was given it to test. The

Check out the video below:

The game looks like your typical wrestling game from that time period. You can run the ropes, do big moves, and even fight outside of the ring.

The game featured Ric Flair, Sting, The Road Warriors Hawk and Animal, Bobby Eaton, Jimmy Garvin, what looks like Michael Hayes, and another wrestler that could be Lex Luger. It’s hard to identify some of the more generic-looking wrestlers, so consider this my theory about who these are until the ROM is released.

Speaking of, Archon 1981 said he would be uploading a ROM of thisg game online soon, so everyone will have a chance to play it. We can then also confirm who all the characters on the select screen are!

Piledrive that like button, we can’t wait to try the game out on our own!

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NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 Preview

The biggest day of the year for Japanese wrestling is coming up on January 4th, headed by New Japan Pro Wrestling’s equivalent of Wrestlemania, Wrestle Kingdom 13.

Dave Koco from Koco Sports joins us all the way from Japan to run down the card, explain the storylines and make some predictions for NJPW WK 13. We break down Omega VS Tanahashi, Jericho VS Naito, Okada VS White, Cody VS Juice Robinson, ZSJ VS Ishii, and the rest of the card to let you know what to expect from the biggest show of the year for Puroresu.

Plus, will Kenny Omega, Kushida, Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks still be with NJPW by the end of January? And why does Dave loathe “Switchblade” Jay White so much? Check out the video to find out!

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Netflix Original Series “GLOW” Dazzles as Upcoming IDW Comic Book

IDW Publishing enters the world of hairspray and headlocks with the announcement of a four-issue comic book miniseries based on GLOW, the acclaimed Netflix Original comedy series.

Debuting in March, the GLOW comic is written by Tini Howard (Euthanauts, WWE, Rick & Morty) and drawn by Hannah Templer (Jem and the Holograms: Dimensions). Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, the co-creators of the show, will officially serve as executive producers of the original comics, overseeing their creative development.

“We’re thrilled to work with IDW to bring new stories to life on the page and in the ring. Can we smoosh 14 women into a little frame? Only time will tell… but we couldn’t be more excited!” say Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch.

Starring Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin, and Marc Maron, GLOW shines the spotlight on a crew of misfits in mid-1980s Los Angeles who reinvent themselves as the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling. IDW’s GLOW miniseries provides a glimpse into the action between-the-scenes, as the less-than-prepared ladies are conned into a fundraising match… against real lady wrestlers!

“I’m more than just a GLOW fan, I’m a wrestling fan, too. I’ve written wrestling comics before, and I adore it,” says Tini Howard. “Wrestling and comic books are a natural fit for more than just tights and fights. Each of the gorgeous ladies has either developed her own character or adapted to one thrust upon her, and making that identity her own is not dissimilar to, say, putting on a bat costume.”

Hannah Templer says, “I’m absolutely thrilled about the visual opportunities a GLOW comic offers – there is a wealth of inspiration to be drawn from ’80s animation, fashion, and even wrestling magazines. I also think GLOW, which takes real-world conflicts and settles them within the fantasy of the wrestling ring, provides a really fun arena for expressiveness and visual play!”

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Black Friday Wrestling Figure Haul 2018

We bought a bunch of WWE wrestling figures from across the internet during Black Friday/ Cyber Monday, and here is our haul from Ringside Collectibles, eBay, Ringside Fest 2018, The Ultimate Wrestling Universe, and a special surprise from Wrestling Figure Workshop!

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The Shield Epic Moments Three-Pack – https://amzn.to/2zOlf0H

Best of Attitude Era Stone Cold Steve Austin – https://amzn.to/2KRbxP3

Elite series 55 Undertaker (Deadman verison) – https://amzn.to/2DYS6Tm

Elite 57 Shinsuke Nakamura – https://amzn.to/2RsV7is

Elite Ken Shamrock – https://amzn.to/2FWlkov

WWE Mattel Retro Ring (one of our favorites) – https://amzn.to/2QaABGH

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Jeanie Buss’ WOW-Women of Wrestling Makes Its Debut on AXS TV Jan. 18

Los Angeles Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and Mark Cuban’s AXS TV announced today the premiere date for Buss’ emerging hit series WOW-WOMEN OF WRESTLING, making its network debut on Friday, January 18, 2019. AXS TV is the exclusive broadcast home for the Buss-owned WOW-Women of Wrestling, which joins the network’s highly successful Friday Night lineup that also includes the fan-favorite NEW JAPAN PRO WRESTLING promotion and live MMA action from Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA).

WOW Superhero events present all-female professional wrestling bouts with the theatrical flair of a blockbuster concert mixed with the hard-hitting action fans have come to expect from the popular promotion. WOW has amassed a large and dedicated fan base throughout the years, on the strength of the unique personalities of the captivating warriors who put their skills on full display as they go toe-to-toe inside the squared circle. The eight-episode series will feature 35 wrestlers, including third generation wrestling superstar Tessa Blanchard, returning superheroes The Beast, Stephy Slays, Jungle Grrrl, Beverly Hills Babe and talented newcomers to WOW such as Faith the Lioness and Princess Aussie.

David McLane, the beloved commentator and impresario behind the iconic ’80s TV series GLOW “Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling,” has produced an action-packed series of intriguing matches. All eyes are on WOW World Champion Santana Garrett as she defends the coveted WOW World Championship belt from a bevy of determined challengers. Will this be the season a new champion is crowned?

McLane will provide insightful ringside commentary, joined by play-by-play announcer Stephen Dickey. Wrestling royalty Shaul Guerrero will serve as the ring announcer for each event while Brigiite Valadez will be delivering the inside scoop as backstage reporter.

“We are excited to add the series and welcome the incredible athletes and characters of WOW to our hit Friday night lineup”, said AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon. “This is the perfect time to add WOW and deliver on Jeanie Buss’ vision of strong women wrestlers in the spotlight on national television.”

“AXS TV broke ground with its airing of New Japan Pro Wrestling,” said McLane. “They are doing it again with the broadcasting of WOW. AXS TV is providing fight fans an amazing hour of action … and WOW is proud to be a part of their epic lineup!”

WOW-WOMEN OF WRESTLING is the leading women’s professional wrestling organization and is owned by Jeanie Buss in partnership with MGM Television and David McLane.

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IDW teams up with Jim Cornette to pull back the curtain on Pro Wrestling

In April, the doors of Castle Cornette are being opened to the public! Jim Cornette, in association with IDW Limited are tag-teaming to bring you 60 pages of unrelenting and uncompromising action in the form of a limited-edition graphic novel! Written and illustrated by Eisner Award-nominated Brandon Easton, and Denis Medri, the award-winning team behind Andre The Giant: Closer to Heaven, this new hit enters the Kickstarter ring on April 17th!

“I collected comics even before I got into wrestling, and as a collector myself I want to make this a real collector’s item! I’ve been telling stories for years in my columns and on my podcasts” says Jim Cornette. “But you know what they say, a picture’s worth a thousand words. So sixty pages of pictures should be enough room to tell a heck of a lot of amazing stories. I can’t wait to take people behind the scenes and have them SEE some of my favorite moments illustrated by an awesome team!”

The book will feature three chapters of tales, hand-selected and presented by Cornette and adapted by the team of Easton and Medri. Through Kickstarter, IDW Limited will be able to grant additional content and opportunities to Cornette’s loyal fans and fans of Pro Wrestling overall. Additional perks will include original art, personal conversations with Cornette himself, and even the ability to go down in infamy by being drawn as a heel character directly into the graphic novel!

“I’m a big fan of Jim Cornette’s storytelling – both in the ring and through his podcasts. I’m beyond excited to work on this project and explore the modern history of pro wrestling with a man who experienced it firsthand,” said Easton. “Obviously we’re passionate about pro-wrestling, and the chance to return to the ring has us flexing our creative muscles!” said Medri.

Look for Jim Cornette Presents: Behind The Curtain – Real Pro Wrestling Stories on Kickstarter from April 17th to May 10th.

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WWE Kane Retro Figure – Review

Matthew and Vinny the Wrestling Figure Historian take a look at the WWE Kane Retro action figure from Mattel. Done in the style of the WWF Hasbro figures, this line has really took off since its inception. Kane was from wave two, which include many other Attitude Era alumni. Is this Kane worth picking up, or should you chokeslam it into the garbage? Watch the review to find out!

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WWE Elite 5 Belt Championship Collectors Pack Unboxing & Review

We love championship belts on our wrestling figures, and chances are you do too. Mattel joined forces with Ringside Collectibles to release this exclusive five-pack of rare or never before seen belts to fit your toys. Is it worth the money, or is this belt best left the way of the WWF Canadian Heavyweight Title (as in obscure and forgotten)? Watch the video to find out.

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