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About This Show: The Sports Courier’s Fred Richani interviews Japanese wrestling journalist and New Japan Pro Wrestling historian Chris Charlton about his critically-acclaimed booked “Lion’s Pride: The Turbulent History of New Japan Pro Wrestling,” the rise, fall, and rise again, among other topics including:
-Kenny Omega and the success of the Bullet Club after the departures of AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows to WWE
-Kazuchika Okada’s incredible IWGP heavyweight title run
-Tetsuya Naito’s reinvention with Los Ingobernables de Japon (LIJ) and failed quest to defeat Okada at Wrestle Kingdom 12
-NJPW World (NJPWWorld.com) and NJPW on AXS TV
-How Yuji Nagata and Hiroshi Tanahashi kept NJPW afloat in the dark days following Antonio Inoki’s obsession with incorporating mixed martial arts fighters to the product
-Chris Charlton’s new book about the Tokyo Dome “Eggshells: Pro Wrestling in The Dome” – https://www.eggshellsbook.com/
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This episode of TSC News originally aired Thursday, February 8, 2018 on Manhattan Neighborhood Network.
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