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Japan – Japanese Wrestling

NOAH Great Voyage in Yokohama Vol 2 review (10.1.17)

NOAH Great Voyage in Yokohama Vol 2 review (10.1.17)

NOAH Great Voyage in Yokohama Vol 2   October 1 2017   We’re in Yokohama, as the title suggests. Over 2000 in the Bunka Gymnasium for this show, which had been dubbed the “wacky NOAH show” by Twitter because of the card. Quiet Storm in the semi-main. Check! Moose tagging with Yuji Okabayashi. Check! Ultimo… Continue Reading

NJPW King of Pro Wrestling review (10.9.17)

NJPW King of Pro Wrestling review (10.9.17)

NJPW King of Pro Wrestling   October 9 2017   We’re in Ryogoku Sumo Hall, Tokyo for KOPW. I always get a little down on NJPW after G1 and before Wrestle Kingdom because they have a bad habit of making the shows so meaningless. Like Naito vs. Ishii on this show. Sure, it’ll be a… Continue Reading

The Catch Up Column Part II

The Catch Up Column Part II

The Catch Up Column – Summer 2017 Part 2   September 3 2017   Falls Count Anywhere Five Way Tag Team Match DAMNATION (Daisuke Sasaki & Tetsuya Endo) vs. ALL OUT (Konosuke Takeshita & Diego) vs. Gota Ihashi & Nobuhiro Shimatani vs. Mike Bailey & MAO vs. Sanshiro Takagi & Munenori Sawa This is one… Continue Reading

The Catch Up Column – Summer 2017 Part 1

The Catch Up Column – Summer 2017 Part 1

The Catch Up Column – Summer 2017   You ever have a feeling that you’re so far behind on watching shows that you’ll never catch up? Well, I had that today so instead of watching one long show or several long-ish shows, I’m watching all the big matches from lots of shows so I can… Continue Reading

AJPW 45th Anniversary Show review (8.27.17)

AJPW 45th Anniversary Show review (8.27.17)

AJPW 45th Anniversary Show   August 27 2017   We’re in Tokyo at the Ryogoku Kokugikan. This aired live on Samurai TV. I opted not to watch it live because I’m a big fan of sleep. Instead I’m watching it some four days later. 6,550 fans turned up for this, one of All Japan’s biggest… Continue Reading

NOAH Junior Tag League Finals review (7.27.17)

NOAH Junior Tag League Finals review (7.27.17)

NOAH Junior Tag League Finals   July 27 2017   We’re in Korakuen Hall for NOAH’s big tag league final. The attention is on the GHC title though where Brian Cage is challenging Katsuhiko Nakajima. This is a two hour TV block on Samurai TV so it should be an easy watch.     Cody… Continue Reading

Fortune Dream 4 review (6.14.17)

Fortune Dream 4 review (6.14.17)

Fortune Dream 4   June 14 2017   Before we get into the show just be warned there’s a lot of this –     So be prepared to skip over long talky bits. But there’s also lingering shots of the ring set to Aerosmith tunes from the early 1970s so you want that. Attender… Continue Reading

Stardom Midsummer Champions review (8.13.17)

Stardom Midsummer Champions review (8.13.17)

Stardom Midsummer Champions   August 13 2017   We’re in Korakuen Hall for yet another Stardom spectacular. Io Shirai is back. Also Kagetsu steps up for a shot at the World of Stardom title. Thanks to this show falling in a tour we’ve got Toni Storm, Viper and Shanna involved too.   AZM vs. Hanan… Continue Reading

Zero1 Fire Festival Final review (7.30.17)

Zero1 Fire Festival Final review (7.30.17)

Zero1 Fire Festival Finals   July 30 2017   We’re in Korakuen Hall for the final night of Fire Festival action. Because Zero1 choose to put the Fire Festival in the middle of G1 I never have time to watch the whole thing. I wish they’d stick it somewhere else in the year so I… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Finals review (8.13.17)

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Finals review (8.13.17)

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Final   August 13 2017   I made it! It’s been an exhausting run but we’re at the final day of G1. Omega vs. Naito. Winner goes to the Dome in January. A few thoughts on the tournament –   My original final was Naito vs. SANADA, in the picks, but… Continue Reading