No one's posted in this since April, but thread Necro and all that.
2013's ended, and I'm hard pressed to decide if this was a good year or not for pro-wrestling. WWE's been okay, but far from great. New Japan Pro-Wrestling has re-emerged as the definitive #2 promotion in the world, and arguably the greatest promotion in many, many years. But everywhere else? Things aren't so good. TNA's on it's death bed. All Japan had a mass exodus. Dragon Gate is stuck in a rut. NOAH's clinging to life led mostly by junior-heavyweights. After flirting with mainstream pro-wrestling acceptance, DDT fell back to earth somewhat. CMLL and AAA are both trying to desperately cope with the ever-increasing WWE threat.
And then you have the stories that should have gotten much more attention then they did. The one that sticks out to me was the death of Hector Garza; who while never the biggest draw was instrumental to the growth of CMLL in the 2000's and the rise of Mistico as one of his many foils; not to mention being a fantastic running buddy of El Hijo del Perro Aguayo in Perros del Mal.
So as to not end on a downer, here's a trailer for New Japan's 1.4 Tokyo Dome show, the second biggest show of the entire year. It's gonna be siiiiiick. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1isxfEL6KUg