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Japan – Japanese Wrestling

NJPW G1 Climax 28 N3 review (7.16.18)

NJPW G1 Climax 28 N3 review (7.16.18)

G1 Climax 28 N3   July 16 2018   We’re in Hokkaido, Japan at the Prefectural Sports Center and the G1 is already on the road after a rollicking start in Tokyo. However tonight we’re back in Block A and already that feels like the less interesting Block with Okada and Tanahashi not clashing again… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax N2 review (7.15.18)

NJPW G1 Climax N2 review (7.15.18)

G1 Climax 28 N2   July 15 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at the Ota City Gymnasium. I have had approximately 4.5 hours sleep since finishing N1. This is the theme of G1. Exhaustion, loss of sleep. Hosts on English comms are Kevin Kelly, Don Callis and Rocky Romero.   Michael Elgin & Shota… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax N1 review (7.14.18)

NJPW G1 Climax N1 review (7.14.18)

G1 Climax 28 N1   July 14 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at the Ota City Gymnasium. Hosts are Kevin Kelly, Don Callis and Rocky Romero.   Toa Henare & Ren Narita vs. Hirooki Goto & Jado Goto is wrestling SANADA tomorrow but there’s no interaction here as SANADA is busy seconding Naito in… Continue Reading

Riki Choshu Power Hall review (7.10.18)

Riki Choshu Power Hall review (7.10.18)

Riki Choshu Power Hall: Battle of Another Dimension   July 10 2018   RIKI CHOSHU…IS OLD! TOKYO GURENTAI…STILL SUCK! TAKESHI MORISHIMA…IS BACK! SHOTARO ASHINO…IS A BIG STRONG BOI! KATSUHIKO NAKAJIMA…IS THE BEST HEEL IN WRESTLING! JUN AKIYAMA…DOESN’T LIKE ANYONE!     We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall. This is the second Power Hall show… Continue Reading

DDT What are you Doing? review (6.24.18)

DDT What are you Doing? review (6.24.18)

DDT What Are You Doing? 2018   June 24 2018   One of my biggest regrets of 2018 so far is that I’ve barely watched any DDT. One of my favourite promotions before it went behind a pay window I signed up to DDT Universe and promptly forgot about it. I ended up cancelling but… Continue Reading

New Japan/Rev Pro Strong Style Evolved UK (7.1.18) review

New Japan/Rev Pro Strong Style Evolved UK (7.1.18) review

NJPW/Rev Pro Strong Style Evolved UK   July 1 2018   We’re in Manchester (technically Altrincham) at the Altrincham Ice Dome for night two of New Japan’s UK tour, done in conjunction with Rev Pro and at the same time as another tour in the USA. New Japan is getting pretty serious about its global… Continue Reading

BJW (Big Japan) review (6.20.18)

BJW (Big Japan) review (6.20.18)

BJW at Korakuen Hall   June 20 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall for another unnamed Big Japan show because they don’t name shows because they’re too cool for that. This one had a little hype coming in due to Takuya Nomura getting a title shot at Hideki Suzuki. Remember when Big… Continue Reading

Stardom Goddesses of Destiny review (6.17.18)

Stardom Goddesses of Destiny review (6.17.18)

Stardom Goddesses of Destiny   June 17 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall and Io Shirai is wrestling her final match in Stardom. She’s tagging with Mayu Iwatani (the ace she’s leaving the company with) against Kagetsu and Hazuki (the present and future of the company). Following that is the main event… Continue Reading

Wrestle-1 Outbreak review (6.22.18)

Wrestle-1 Outbreak review (6.22.18)

Wrestle-1 Outbreak   June 22 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Shin-Kiba 1st Ring.   It would be fair to say I’ve not been following Wrestle-1 closely for quite some time. The only stuff I’ve seen of theirs since 2016 has been Shotaro Ashino title defences. I’m surprised to learn he actually dropped the… Continue Reading

Sendai Girls Big Show in Niigata review (6.16.18)

Sendai Girls Big Show in Niigata review (6.16.18)

Sendai Girls Big Show in Niigata   June 16 2018   We’re in Niigata City Gymnasium for Io Shirai’s final match for Sendai Girls. She’s recently been tied to the talent of Meiko Satomura so she’s going out opposite her in a tag match. The TV edit of this is a blessed 1h 54m. All… Continue Reading