The popularity of New Japan Pro Wrestling in the Western hemisphere has risen steadily over the course of the last decade.
Popular groups such as The Elite and Bullet Club have drawn a new set of eyes to a product that has always been known for its hard-hitting, technical style.
Consistently, some of the top professional wrestling bouts each year originate from the Land of The Rising Sun.
They’ve treated us to some instant classics involving the likes of Kazuchika Okada, Teysuta Naito, Kota Ibushi, plus names more familar to fans of US wrestling such as Kenny Omega, AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura.
The company’s schedule is relentless, running month-long sets of shows at a furious pace. With plenty of big tournaments to go through as well, ESSR needs a full show to get through it all.
On a monthly basis, Scott McLeod and Grant McRobbie come together for East Meets West, analysing the Japanese strong style through Western eyes.