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5 wrestlers you didn't know were active in NJPW

Some ex-WWE superstars have found great success in the Far East.

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Top 5 / Top 10 31 Oct 2017, 18:13 IST
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There is now a viable alternative to the WWE
There is now a viable alternative to the WWE

While Vince McMahon and co would like you to believe that the WWE is the be-all and end-all of professional wrestling - or "sports entertainment" as they would put it - there a wrestling promotion out in Japan that is quickly becoming a viable alternative for more hardcore fans of the industry.

New Japan Pro Wrestling has been building up steam as the second-biggest promotion in the world and led by the likes of Kazuchika Okada, Kenny Omega and Tetsuya Naito, it may very well be considered far superior to the WWE.

One of the reasons for this also is that the company has taken in talent that still has something to offer and given them a place to showcase their talents. So, without any further ado, here is our list of 5 wrestlers you didn't know were still active in NJPW:


#5) Lance Hoyt


Lance Hoyt is one-half of Killer Elite Squad
Lance Hoyt is one-half of Killer Elite Squad

Lance Hoyt - who once upon a time wrestled in the WWE under the name of Vance Archer - has become quite a big deal in New Japan Pro Wrestling. He is a part of the Minoru Suzuki-led stable, Suzuki Gun, and has made a name for himself as a tag team expert.

Teaming up with Davey Boy Smith Jr to form the Killer Elite Squad, he is a three-time IWGP Tag Team Champion. And, speaking of Davey Boy Smith Jr...


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