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 …

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 calendar with their biggest event, Wrestle Kingdom 13. This extravaganza has become widely popular with fans across the globe since New Japan began to expand their market. As a Fale Dojo staff member, which of 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 …

Interview with New Japan Pro Wrestling star Toa Henare

Born in Auckland, New Zealand and raised as a Cook Island Maori, Toa Henare knew early in his life that he wanted to be a professional wrestler. He embarked on a journey which first led him to other combat disciplines before he attended a professional wrestling seminar taught by Toks ‘Bad Luck’ Fale. Before Fale Read More …

Strong Style – Changing A Fan’s Perception

Lately, I started following New Japan Pro Wrestling, starting with the G1 Climax 28. The G1 was an awesome introduction to this hot product that has started to expand their market in the west. Admittedly, it took me some time to re-programme the way I watch wrestling. In earlier articles, I mentioned that I grew Read More …