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NJPW G1 Climax 29 N4 (7.15.19) review

NJPW G1 Climax 29 N4 (7.15.19) review

NJPW G1 Climax 29 N4   July 15 2019   We’re in Hokkaido and already on the fourth show of the tour. Big news this morning; Will Ospreay is carrying a stinger is may not be in action on the next round of block matches. He’s been left out today and his trios match is… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax N3 (7.14.19) review

NJPW G1 Climax N3 (7.14.19) review

NJPW G1 Climax N3   July 14 2019   We’re in Ota City again. My PC decided to stop cooperating and I had to quickly reboot. I drop into the opening match already in progress.   Juice Robinson, Toa Henare & Yota Tsuji vs. Hirooki Goto, Tomoaki Honma & Yuya Uemura Goto looks nicely fired… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax 29 N2 (7.13.19) review

NJPW G1 Climax 29 N2 (7.13.19) review

NJPW G1 Climax 29 N2   July 13 2019   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at the Ota City Gym. Commentary comes from Kevin Kelly and Rocky Romero with Chris Charlton on translations.   EVIL, SANADA & BUSHI vs. Kota Ibushi, Will Ospreay & Yuya Uemura SANADA vs. EVIL is happening in G1 so they’re not… Continue Reading

Zero1 Fire Festival N2 (16.6.19) review

Zero1 Fire Festival N2 (16.6.19) review

Zero1 Fire Festival N2   The Fire Festival used to be one of my favourite tournaments in wrestling until it got massively overshadowed by G1. It basically runs around the same time of the year too. An example of how bad this years Fire Festival is, compared to previous entries; the opening nights matches.  … Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax 2019 N1 (7.6.19) review

NJPW G1 Climax 2019 N1 (7.6.19) review

NJPW G1 Climax 2019 N1   July 6 2019   We’re in Dallas, Texas at the American Airlines Center. G1 moving away from Japan for a show for the first time ever. Several huge matches on tap for the opening night including Tanahashi vs. Okada, which logically is the kind of match for the final… Continue Reading

Stardom Shining Destiny (6.16.19) review

Stardom Shining Destiny (6.16.19) review

Stardom Shining Destiny   June 16 2019   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall. Over the course of the EVE weekender people were hyping the Arisa Hoshiki vs. Tam Nakano match so I’m here for that and miscellaneous other business.   Hina vs. Leo Onozaki Hina is only 12 and debuted around 9 months… Continue Reading

NJPW Southern Showdown in Melbourne (6.29.19) review

NJPW Southern Showdown in Melbourne (6.29.19) review

NJPW Southern Showdown in Melbourne   June 29 2019   We’re in Melbourne, Australia, as you can tell from the title. This starts off with a local hype video and it’s really weird. It’s just strange and I can only assume Fale is more over in Australia than anywhere else. If that’s not strange enough… Continue Reading

NJPW Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-Jo Hall (6.9.19) review

NJPW Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-Jo Hall (6.9.19) review

NJPW Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-Jo Hall   June 9 2019   We’re in Osaka, Japan for New Japan’s second largest show of the year. Dominion being a stand-alone badass event with a stacked card makes it one of my favourite New Japan events. It’s all killer, no filler baby!     Commentary comes from Kevin… Continue Reading

May 2019 Catch Up (Part One)

May 2019 Catch Up (Part One)

May 2019 Catch Up   Various dates.   Hi. I’ve not been watching a lot of wrestling during May so I felt the urge to do a proper catch up of all the graps I’ve missed out on.   Risa Sera vs. Suzu Suzuki (Ice Ribbon #957 1/5/19) Suzuki has been wrestling for six months… Continue Reading

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors (catch up) review

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors (catch up) review

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors   Various dates.   This is my attempt to catch up on hyped BOSJ matches that have taken place while I was enjoying a minor wrestling hiatus. I can’t promise to hit all the highs but I’ll take is as much as time allows.   Dragon Lee vs. SHO… Continue Reading