When it comes to in-ring match quality, there’s no promotion on the planet that beats New Japan Pro Wrestling. It could be argued that 90s All Japan Pro Wrestling was also on another level in terms of match quality, but modern NJPW is truly the evolution of pro wrestling. The cream of the crop, i.e, the elite four of NJPW continued to raise their game and with the passing of the guard and new stars rising, it’s safe to say that it was an eventful year for Japan’s top promotion.
Whether you agree with the Observer ratings or not, leaving that aside, there’s little denying that the best matches in the world come from NJPW. With that said, let’s look at the five best matches of NJPW this year.
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