History of New Japan Pro Wrestling with Chris Charlton – TSC News #40

The Sports Courier interviews Japanese wrestling journalist Chris Charlton, author of “Lion’s Pride: The Turbulent History of New Japan Pro Wrestling.”

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The Sports Courier’s Fred Richani welcomes “Lion’s Pride: The Turbulent History of New Japan Pro Wrestling” author Chris Charlton (@ReasonJP on Twitter) on TSC News Episode 40 to discuss the popular book, his Tokyo Dome project, and the state of NJPW!

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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

This episode of TSC News presented by The Sports Courier originally aired February 8, 2018 on Manhattan Neighborhood Network 2. TSC News hosted by Fred Richani airs on MNN 2 in NYC/NJ every Thursday, 9:30am/ET on FiOS: 34, RCN: 83, Spectrum: 56 & 1996, and streams live for all viewers on MNN.org and the Livestream app! All TSC News episodes are also available on demand Fridays on TheSportsCourier.com and YouTube.com/TheSportsCourier.

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