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Top 50 of 2003

When it came to pro wrestling in 2003, there wasn't a whole lot to shout about. WWE continued it's downward fall, only really establishing Brock Lesnar as a viable worker on top. John Cena and Randy Orton made big steps though, however they're still a long way off from having the ability to work on top. NWA/TNA continued to stall, but did show however the aptitude to be able to book Raven in the right sense. The X-Division showed signs of slowing down and losing steam, but that was the only outcome after such a strong start. Ring of Honour was a shining light in 2003 though, and carried on promoting the best shows in North America in 2003.

Puro Rising

Puroresu is looking for better things in 2004, and with annual 4/1/04 Tokyo dome show already under their belt, it looks like thing will indeed be brighter...

Vince McMahon and Antonio Inoki: The fight of their professional lives

New Japan Pro Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment have a lot in common; both are the focal point of their respective regions, both are multi million-money companies, both have a great talent base with great ability to match and both are headed by lager than life characters and astute businessmen. However both have something working against them, themselves...

Puro Problems

New Japan is in trouble both commercially and creatively. All Japan has been on the verge of closure for three years now. Newly formed World of Fighting Japan is still in its genesis. Toryumon has a product that caters to a small audience. Zero One holding steady, or going nowhere, depending on how you want to see it. Only Mitsuharu Misawa's Pro Wrestling NOAH is doing good business. Yes, Puroresu (Japanese pro wrestling), is in a dire state at the moment and there seems to be no changes imminent to correct this...

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