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NJPW New Japan Cup 2nd Round (3.13-17.19) review

NJPW New Japan Cup 2nd Round (3.13-17.19) review

NJPW New Japan Cup 2nd Round   Mar 13 2019   With the second round upon us New Japan have stretched the tournament even more. Now we get two, fucking TWO, matches per show. Which gives me an excellent opportunity to get caught up by skipping nonsense six-man tags that nobody gives a shit about.… Continue Reading

NJPW New Japan Cup (3.11.19) review

NJPW New Japan Cup (3.11.19) review

NJPW New Japan Cup   March 11 2019   I’m supposed to be in Sheffield today but I’m fucking knackered so I’m not. Instead here is some delightful New Japan Cup action. Only six days behind still!   Davey Boy Smith Jr vs. Toru Yano DBS Jr is almost a complete write-off at this point.… Continue Reading

NJPW New Japan Cup N3 (3.10.19) review

NJPW New Japan Cup N3 (3.10.19) review

NJPW New Japan Cup N3   March 10 2019   I heard about this show being good in a press conference in Oberhausen, just before asking WALTER questions about his career. I briefly glanced at the snowflakes from Larry Csonka and got a bit fired up. I almost skipped nights one and two to get… Continue Reading

NJPW New Japan Cup N2 (3.9.19) review

NJPW New Japan Cup N2 (3.9.19) review

NJPW New Japan Cup   March 9 2019   Hey, hey, more catch up here. Not sure this show is at all worth seeing but I feel like I’ve gotten into a tournament groove already. How has 6 days passed already?   Toa Henare vs. Lance Archer Oh god, what have I done. I have… Continue Reading

NJPW New Japan Cup N1 (3.8.19) review

NJPW New Japan Cup N1 (3.8.19) review

I may have mentioned this already but I was over in Germany when the New Japan Cup started so I’m dropping in a bit late. Which means serious undercard skippage.   March 8 2019   YOSHI-HASHI vs. Manabu Nakanishi It’s a 32 man New Japan Cup this year and a huge tour with a bunch… Continue Reading

Dragon Gate Open the Truth Gate N5 (2.10.19) review

Dragon Gate Truth Gate N5   February 10 2019   I very rarely watch Dragon Gate but the main on this show has heavy, heavy hype so I’m here for some antics. I’ve not seen the undercard on this show in forever so I’ll have no idea who’s in what stable. Also skip ahead to… Continue Reading

NJPW New Beginning in Osaka (2.11.19) review

NJPW New Beginning in Osaka   February 11 2019   We’re in the Edion Arena for a big, big New Japan show. Important decisions are afoot. Hosts are Kevin Kelly and Don Callis   Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Takashi Iizuka & TAKA Michinoku) vs. TenKoji & Jushin Liger Everyone is getting all teary eyed and sentimental… Continue Reading

OZ Academy Every Little Step (1.6.19) review

OZ Academy Every Little Step (1.6.19) review

OZ Academy Every Little Step   January 6 2019   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Shinjuku Face. This aired on January 24 on Gaora TV. I’m immediately excited as they open the TV block by playing “My Michelle” by Guns n’ Roses. On the build they name Shida vs. Aja as 2018 MOTY. Damn fucking… Continue Reading

FCP Project Tokyo (1.7.19) review

FCP Project Tokyo (1.7.19) review

FCP Project Tokyo   January 7 2019   Remember when Fight Club Pro ran a show in Korakuen Hall? That was a wild time huh? Here’s what happened.   Promo Time: Martin Zaki & Meiko Satomura. They open the show. Zaki reading out the card while Meiko stands in the background showing off the belt.… Continue Reading

Kaientai Dojo Grand Slam (1.13.19) review

Kaientai Dojo Grand Slam (1.13.19) review

Kaientai Dojo Grand Slam   January 13 2019   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall. It’s been a very, very long time since I saw any Kaientai Dojo. Not since I wrote the puroresu book and that was about four years ago. In an attempt to watch different puro promotions this year I’m dipping… Continue Reading