NEW YORK TIMES: A Rival From Japan Takes On the Pro Wrestling Establishment


In the history of professional wrestling tag teams, the billionaire Mark Cuban and his Japanese business partners make for one of the industry’s more dissonant stables.

Founded in 1972 by the wrestler Antonio Inoki, New Japan Pro-Wrestling has carefully developed a reputation rooted in old-school tradition and reverence — one quite unlike the image Mr. Cuban has perfected for himself as the flamboyant owner of the Dallas Mavericks and on the television show “Shark Tank.”

But Mr. Cuban, who once got slammed through a table during an appearance with World Wrestling Entertainment, has now made New Japan … Read More HERE



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