Non-Japanese wrestlers have always played a major part in NJPW and puroresu in general- but their importance, domestically or otherwise, has only risen within modern New Japan.
So it’s about time we start looking back on, and into the future of, what being a foreigner really means in current day NJPW- freelance, part-time, and full-time talent alike. What are the overlooked shortcomings inherent with this more noticeable than ever full-time/part-time divide? And finally how will those roles continue to evolve as we embark towards the “international era” of New Japan Pro-Wrestling?
Real Neat Puro #7
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