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JNPO: Pro wrestling year in review - January 2021

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When a $1 billion deal isn't one of the top 10 news stories of the pro wrestling year, you know it's been a newsworthy 12 months.

As we approach the end of 2021, I am proud to kick off my first-ever year in review series on pro wrestling which will go side-by-side with my annual four-part MMA series. Because there was so much that happened in wrestling, each month will be its own episode.

We kick off January with Wrestling Observer editorial team member and Frasier aficionado Ethan Renner, making his long-awaited debut.

A few of the topics we delve into:

  • WWE's latest billion dollar deal with NBCUniversal, bringing WWE Network to Peacock for U.S. subscribers
  • Kenny Omega and Private Party debuting for Impact Wrestling
  • The usual returns and debuts for the WWE Royal Rumble
  • The AEW debut of The Good Brothers
  • Kota Ibushi unifying the IWGP World and Intercontinental titles...and plenty more.

Enjoy this look back at January 2021 in pro wrestling for free. Just click below.

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