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JNPO: Pro wrestling year in review - January 2022

The best pro wrestling year in review series on the internet begins.
Brock Lesnar Royal Rumble

With the end of 2022 hurtling toward us, it's time to begin the best damn year in review series in the pro wrestling universe.

For the second straight year, I attempt to delve into all the big stories, results and news to help us remember all that we forgot about.

It begins with January -- a month that saw two WWE pay-per-views, ahem, premium live events, Brock Lesnar winning and losing the WWE title and then winning the Royal Rumble, Jon Moxley returning from a rehab stint, and the free agency drama with Cody Rhodes beginning.

Helping me look back at this month is assistant editor, video game superstar and overall good guy Bryan Rose.

Here's a few other of the many things we hit on:

  • GCW's biggest pay-per-view of all time
  • Road Dogg, William Regal, Samoa Joe and others being cut from WWE
  • WWE's "gory mutilation" shot at AEW
  • The first-ever AEW Battle of the Belts
  • Okada winning his first-ever IWGP World title...and more.

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