Is this professional wrestling or an action movie?

This pro wrestling in Japan looks more like a fight from an action movie than a fight in the ring.
This pro wrestling in Japan looks more like a fight from an action movie than a fight in the ring.

For all of its storylines and historic battles, nothing the WWE will ever script can compare to the dazzling choreography of the New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Oh, you didn't know professional wrestling was staged? Sorry, but that is like saying you didn't know Chuck Norris isn't actually superhuman - we all know the truth, we just don't want to believe it.

Regardless of the sport's fabricated reality, it still has the ability to produce moments that leave fans completely in awe of the athletic ability of some of its competitors.

While the WWE is notorious for its mammoth, muscle-bound fighters and midday soap-grade acting, Japan's top wrestling franchise has developed a reputation for producing some of the most spectacular fight scenes around.

And it doesn't get much better than the most recent New Japan Pro Wrestling match between British wrestler Will Ospreay and American Ricochet.

The pair squared off in what could very well be the most acrobatic display fans have ever seen in the ring - so epic that words don't really do it justice.

It all kicked off when Ricochet used the second rope as a springboard to propel himself out of the ring and into a swift double backflip, which he landed on Ospreay's back before finding his feet.


The exchange between the pair seemed to gather momentum as the match went on, with each fighter answering their opponent's previous stunt with something even more amazing.

Who knows how many times that had to practise this before they were able to nail it seamlessly.


It was neck and neck when Ricochet pulled off this textbook 619.


Before Ospreay eventually managed to pin the US wrestler after a huge spinning tornado kick, and a lethal dive from the ropes.


There are no more words to describe this action movie-like thriller. It was just pure awesome.

- news.com.au

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