8 Facts About Japan Pro Wrestling

1. New Japan Pro Wrestling fans fall straight into the Japanese fan culture.

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2. New Japan Pro Wrestling was founded in 1972 by Japanese wrestling legend Antonio Inoki and is currently owned by Bushiroad.

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3. New Japan Pro Wrestling has had a very up and down history but continues to be one of the largest promotions in Japan and one of the highest grossing promotions in the world.

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4. In 2010, New Japan Pro Wrestling had an attendance of over 40,000 in the Tokyo Dome, showing the growth of the promotion in the last several years.

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5. In 1992, New Japan Pro Wrestling wrestled in the Tokyo Dome for the first time, another tradition that took place at least once a year after that.

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6. New Japan Pro Wrestling was formed in 1972, when Antonio Inoki broke away from the JWA to form his own promotion.

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7. In June 2014, New Japan Pro Wrestling announced a partnership with the new American Global Force Wrestling organization helmed by Jeff Jarrett.

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8. New Japan Pro Wrestling aired its first internet pay-per-view, the fourth day of the 2012 G1 Climax, on August 5, 2012.

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