10 things you must watch from the NJPW Together Project

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4.       Red Headed Revival

After Hiromu’s return to New Japan last December from his possible life-threatening and career-ending neck injury in 2018, it felt as if he’d never been gone. But he was and it took over 500 days for the Los Ingobernable’s Ticking Time Bomb to make a recovery and return to the ring and win the IWGP Jr title.

Red Headed Revival follows the entire journey of Hiromu’s comeback and his reactions. We see what happened in the initial aftermath of the injury as soon as he was brought to the back and what the doctors thought about it which was along the lines it being a miracle he was alive, never mind in the state to even think about getting in the ring.

Fans also get to see the grueling process of rehabilitation he had to go through after relinquishing his Jr Heavyweight title and the lengths he had to go to just to get back into shape. After a lot of moments that were very emotional to watch, we finally get to see his return and what that meant to Hiromu after so long.

What’s amazing about this documentary is the fact that we see that, despite his injury and no certainty, Hiromu was always so positive and happy. Hiromu Takahashi is the same person both inside and outside the ring. Even though it can be hard to watch some of it, by the time you get to the end, it’s worth it because we see all the work Hiromu put in and the results that he achieves by winning that title back at Wrestle Kingdom.

It might just be a documentary but, for me, it’s a real-life miracle story with hope, passion and motivation. If you’re crazy and don’t already love Hiromu, then Red Headed Revival will change that!