Fale Dojo 2019 February Intake – Part 3

Fale Dojo 2019 February Intake – Part 3

The Fale Dojo February Intake have reached the halfway point in their three-month journey. The students converged from various parts...
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Fale Dojo 2019 February Intake – Part 2

Fale Dojo 2019 February Intake – Part 2

The idea of community is vital in the wrestling industry as it is in any profession that functions on the...
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Fale Dojo 2019 February Intake – Part 1

Fale Dojo 2019 February Intake – Part 1

Fale Dojo is excited to welcome the first of three intakes for 2019. The February intake is the biggest group...
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When You Invest in Yourself and Others

When You Invest in Yourself and Others

“You think I’m not ready? Well, look right in front of you … I was ready a long time ago!”...
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Jay White captures the IWGP Championship

Jay White captures the IWGP Championship

Jay White has become the first New Zealander to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. In addition to holding this distinct honour,...
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When Wrestling Fans Become Elitists

When Wrestling Fans Become Elitists

The wrestling world is buzzing over the arrival of All Elite Wrestling. This new promotion was founded by Shahid Khan...
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Wrestle Kingdom 13: The Striker vs. The Grappler

Wrestle Kingdom 13: The Striker vs. The Grappler

It is an exciting time to be a pro wrestling fan. New Japan Pro Wrestling will start the 2019 wrestling...
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Remembering ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund

Remembering ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund

“Well you know something, Mean Gene!” This phrase, made famous by Hulk Hogan is just one of many lines that...
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The Young Lions journey with Michael Richards and Andrew Villalobos

The Young Lions journey with Michael Richards and Andrew Villalobos

In October 2018, Michael Richards and Andrew Villalobos joined the ranks of the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo in Tokyo....
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Remembering the Dynamite Kid

Remembering the Dynamite Kid

Thomas Billington, known famously as the Dynamite Kid, was one half of the tag team, the British Bulldogs along with...
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Bullet Club dominates New Japan’s dream team

“You can’t beat me, you can’t beat us, you can’t beat the Bullet Club”. This was the statement that “Switchblade” Jay White roared throughout Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall as Bullet Club members Bad Luck Fale, Taiji Ishimori and the “Switchblade” stood triumphant over the crowd’s fallen heroes Kazuchika Okada, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and KUSHIDA in the main Read More …

NZ Strong Style – An Ally, Not A Colony

Since the reports began to surface about the WWE approaching the wrestlers on the NXT UK brand with new contracts that would prevent them from working with other UK promotions that are not associated with the WWE, it made me think about the wrestling scene in New Zealand and Australia. By entertaining the thought of Read More …

Interview with Fale Dojo Head Trainer Tony Kozina

Tony Kozina is a seasoned pro of the wrestling profession with more than 20 years experience. Nicknamed the “Canadian Cougar”, @TTKozina1 has wrestled extensively throughout North America, having captured many championships on his travels. Some of these accolades include multiple titles with the National Wrestling Alliance. Kozina is also an experienced fighter who is well versed Read More …

Interview with Veteran Wrestling Broadcaster Ken Resnick – His Return to Television

Ken Resnick is a veteran broadcaster. He is remembered for his roles as an interviewer with the AWA, and the WWE during the 1980s. Resnick continued into the ‘90s, lending his credibility to help launch smaller promotions which included the Ladies Professional Wrestling Alliance, the American Wrestling Federation, and Traditional Championship Wrestling. Resnick became inactive Read More …

Wrestling is a Metaphor for Life – Bullet Club OG vs. Being the Elite

‘Wrestling is a Metaphor for Life” is a series of articles that looks at past rivalries in pro wrestling. Influenced by popular culture and the social behaviour of the times, these rivalries emphasise the stark contrast between the heroes and villains who are explained through various themes. Hulkamania vs. the Million Dollar Man dealt with Read More …

Bringing a Switchblade to a Gun Fight – Jay White joins Bullet Club OG

The search is over! Bullet Club OGs have welcomed three new members to the group. The reinforcements were made recently at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s King of Pro Wrestling event. Japanese legends Gedo, and Jado along with “Switchblade” Jay White were recruited during an attack that was instigated on Kazuchika Okada by BCOGs Bad Luck Read More …

Remembering Gorilla Monsoon – 19 Years On

Gorilla Monsoon, the voice of my generation, passed away 19 years ago today. I wasn’t born when Monsoon was an active wrestler, but I always remember hearing Monsoon’s voice on commentary throughout the ’80s and ’90s. Gorilla Monsoon made the transition from the ring to the announce booth in the early 1980s.  Monsoon was the premier Read More …

The Pupil Meets the Teacher II – Toa Henare vs Bad Luck Fale

“I’m still breathing, and if I breathe, I fight”. This was the vow made to New Japan Pro Wrestling’s media by a battered yet determined Toa Henare, moments after his loss to Bad Luck Fale at the “DESTRUCTION in Hiroshima” event, held this past weekend at Sun Plaza Hall. This match marked the second meeting Read More …

Fale’s Pride – Young Lions join NJPW Dojo

  The team at Fale Dojo have a new reason to be immensely proud of their most recent intakes: Michael Richards, Andrew Villalobos, Ben Payne, and Nathan McCarter have been accepted into the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dojo where they will receive further training in the hopes of achieving their ultimate ambition of competing on Read More …

Interview with New Japan Pro Wrestling star Toa Henare

Aaron Henare, known to the wrestling world as Toa Henare, wrestles for the New Japan Pro Wrestling organisation, where he has competed since 2016. @HenareNZ is also the star pupil of @FaleDojo and is referred to as the “Prized Lion”. Born in Auckland, New Zealand and raised as Cook Island Maori, Henare knew early in Read More …