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Japan – Japanese Wrestling

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

NJPW G1 Climax Night Eighteen review (8.12.17) BLOCK B FINALS

NJPW G1 Climax Night Eighteen review (8.12.17) BLOCK B FINALS

NJPW G1 Climax Night Eighteen   August 12 2017   We’re in Tokyo for the middle night of three in the Ryogoku Kokugikan. This is the final night in Block B but we’re down to Omega vs. Okada. The winner will meet Tetsuya Naito on Sunday. Which, provided I wake up on time, I’ll be… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night Seventeen review (8.11.17) BLOCK A FINALS

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night Seventeen review (8.11.17) BLOCK A FINALS

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night Seventeen   August 11 2017   We’re back in Tokyo, at the Ryogoku Kokugikan. I’m aware that tonight has come down to Naito vs. Tanahashi but for the sake of completion I’ll be keeping tabs on the scores to give you a final table. The tour shows have been neat… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night Sixteen review (8.8.17)

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night Sixteen review (8.8.17)

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night Sixteen   August 8 2017   We’re in Kanagawa, Japan. This is the penultimate night in Block B.   Tomoyuki Oka vs. Chase Owens Kitamura bagged a singles match on N15 so now it’s Oka’s chance to shine. Although Kitamura stands out, thanks to his muscle structure, Oka is further… Continue Reading

Stardom X Stardom 2017 review (7.16.17)

Stardom X Stardom 2017 review (7.16.17)

Stardom X Stardom 2017   July 16 2017   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall. Hosts are Bull Nakano and Haruo Murata. It’s nice to see Bull is still around wrestling as she must have a tonne of knowledge to impart to the younger generation. Especially as she worked for Titan. Stardom has a… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night Fifteen review (8.6.17)

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night Fifteen review (8.6.17)

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night Fifteen   August 6 2017   We’re in Hamamatsu, Japan as the G1 starts to accelerate towards its conclusion. In Block B action last night the field was trimmed down to a mere three names. Okada, Omega and EVIL. No one else can win that Block now. This happened due… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night Fourteen review (8.5.17)

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night Fourteen review (8.5.17)

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night Fourteen   August 5 2017   The G1 fatigue is real. The shows have started to take a toll upon me, which has not been helped by an extended shift at work today. One that saw me leave me house around 8am and return home at 11pm. These are days… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night 13 review (8.4.17)

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night 13 review (8.4.17)

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night Thirteen   August 4 2017   Night thirteen already! Where does the time go? In my case it seems to be shared equally between work, sleep and the G1 Climax. With the odd bottle of red thrown in. You have to live a little. Tonight’s back over to Block A.… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night 12 review (8.2.17)

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night 12 review (8.2.17)

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night Twelve   August 2 2017   We’re in Fukuoka at the City Gymnasium for a thrilling night of Block B action. Block B has been the inferior block of the two but the exceptions have been the likes of Omega, Okada, Elgin and EVIL. With those talents spread thin tonight… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night 11 review (8.1.17)

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night 11 review (8.1.17)

NJPW G1 Climax 27 Night Eleven   August 1 2017   We’re in Kagoshima, Japan and we’re officially into the home stretch. Just eight shows remain after today, which means each wrestler has only four Block matches remaining on this tour. With the exception of Juice Robinson hobbling around and Yuji Nagata’s back looking an… Continue Reading