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Japan – Japanese Wrestling

Stardom Best of the Goddesses (11.19.17) review

Stardom Best of the Goddesses (11.19.17) review

Stardom Best of the Goddesses November 19 2017   We’re in Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, for some Stardom action. Stardom has found itself in a strange place with Toni Storm accidentally becoming champion when Mayu Iwatani broke her arm. Toni isn’t available all the time so here they’ve loaded the show up with title defences for… Continue Reading

Manami Toyota 30th Anniversary Retirement to the Universe (11.3.17) review

Manami Toyota 30th Anniversary Retirement to the Universe (11.3.17) review

Manami Toyota 30th Anniversary – Retirement to the Universe   November 3 2017. Aired on GAORA TV November 22 2017.   We’re in Yokohama, Japan to celebrate the career of Manami Toyota, arguably the greatest women’s professional wrestler of all time. To celebrate the occasion she’s going to be wrestling for nearly three hours against… Continue Reading

AJPW Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori 25th Anniversary Show review

AJPW Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori 25th Anniversary Show review

AJPW Jun Akiyama & Takao Omori 25th Anniversary Show   October 21 2017   We’re in Yokohama, Japan at the Bunka Gymnasium. This aired on Gaora TV and featured the big Joe Doering title shot at former running mate Suwama. Plus guest spots from Sekimoto & Ito along with a host of multi-man action on… Continue Reading

NJPW Power Struggle review (11.5.17)

NJPW Power Struggle review (11.5.17)

NJPW Power Struggle   November 5 2017     Jushin Liger, Juice Robinson, KUSHIDA, Tiger Mask & Hirai Kawato vs. Zack Sabre Jr, Yoshinobu Kanemaru, Taichi, El Desperado & TAKA Michinoku So, I woke up late and as I turned the stream on this is what met me. Apparently I’ve missed two matches. Does anyone… Continue Reading

AJPW Raising an Army review (10.9.17)

AJPW Raising an Army review (10.9.17)

AJPW Raising an Army   October 9 2017   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall. This is the big Suwama title shot show. He fucked up and got beat by Miyahara in the summer but this is a tired, beatable Miyahara who’s already traded the belt with Shuji Ishikawa.   Koji Iwamoto vs. Kotaro… Continue Reading

The Catch Up Column Part IV

The Catch Up Column Part IV

The Catch Up Column Part IV   October 15 2017   First up on the catch up is ROH, as New Japan popped over to Chicago to put on some joint shows. I’m here for Will Ospreay vs. Flip Gordon but who can pass on a Toru Yano match?   Toru Yano vs. Colt Cabana… Continue Reading

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