Bom-Ba-Ye: Redefining Pro Wrestling in the J-MMA Boom (Intro)

Engage with Western fans of Japanese wrestling enough, and you’ll begin to hear about the so-called “dark ages” of New Japan Pro Wrestling. It’s a nebulous label with no strict range of years included, but it is understood by most to mean New Japan’s early 2000s. Under Antonio Inoki’s lead, New Japan’s focus shifted from […]