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NJPW Destruction in Kobe review (9.23.18)

NJPW Destruction in Kobe review (9.23.18)

NJPW Destruction in Kobe   September 23 2018   Yota Tsuji vs. Yuya Uemera They both sprint to the ring and Tsuji is faster! He’s also bigger and Kevin Kelly calls him a “fully fledged heavyweight”. Or he will be, should I say. There’s a lot of young boy effort here. Lots of fighting spirit.… Continue Reading

NJPW Destruction in Hiroshima review (9.15.18)

NJPW Destruction in Hiroshima review (9.15.18)

NJPW Destruction in Hiroshima   September 15 2018   We’re in Hiroshima at the Sun Plaza Hall. English commentary comes from Kevin Kelly and someone called Mark who’s surname I can’t spell.   Roppongi 3K vs. KUSHIDA, Jushin Liger & Tiger Mask IV Comms deliver a lot of chatter regarding the IWGP junior strap, currently… Continue Reading

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki & Kana vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Syuri (10.7.14) review

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki & Kana vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Syuri (10.7.14) review

Suzuki September   October 7 2014   This match is taken from a show Kana produced called “ProMania Party” that ran in Korakuen Hall in October 2014. Around a year before she upped sticks and signed for WWE. If you’re confused by the name “Kana” that’s what Asuka called herself in her native Japan before… Continue Reading

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki vs. Tetsuya Naito (8.4.13)

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki vs. Tetsuya Naito (8.4.13)

4th August 2013 This Suzuki match comes from Osaka in front of 6,700 fans and is a Block B encounter from the 23rd G1 Climax. What I think I love most about this match is the atmosphere, the crowd are excitable from the get go and keep the excitement all the way throughout. Match starts… Continue Reading

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki vs. Yuji Nagata (1.4.07)

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki vs. Yuji Nagata (1.4.07)

Suzuki September   January 4 2007   Triple Crown Minoru Suzuki (c) vs. Yuji Nagata This is from a time where NJPW had to virtually co-promote the Dome with AJPW to sell 28,000 tickets. Which resulted in such bizarre dream matches as Nakamura vs. Kawada. AJPW was actually struggling at their top end with Kawada’s… Continue Reading

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki & Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Kazunari Murakami (BML 2006) review

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki & Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Kazunari Murakami (BML 2006) review

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki & Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Kazunari Murakami     April 19 2006   We’re in Big Mouth LOUD (and Korakuen Hall). Big Mouth LOUD was a short lived promotion that lasted all of eight shows spanning just under a year. Founded by Fumihiko Uwai it was another of… Continue Reading

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki vs. Kenta Kobashi (1.8.05) review

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki vs. Kenta Kobashi (1.8.05) review

Suzuki September N8   January 8 2005       GHC Championship Kenta Kobashi (c) vs. Minoru Suzuki Despite being an avid NOAH fan during this time period this match somehow evaded me and I’ve not seen it to this very day. That all changes right now. Kobashi is at his absolute peak here, almost… Continue Reading

Suzuki September – GO Asakawa vs Minoru Suzuki (9.4.2017)

Suzuki September – GO Asakawa vs Minoru Suzuki (9.4.2017)

GO Asakawa vs Minoru Suzuki – K-DOJO TAKA Michinoku 25th Anniversary Show (9.4.2017) Minoru Suzuki has ventured over to K-Dojo for his 18th K-Dojo match in his career, the reason being that it’s TAKA Michinoku’s silver Wrestling anniversary. He is paired up against a Rookie of 2 years experience, GO Asakawa in a Korakuen Hall semi… Continue Reading

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki vs. Takashi Iizuka (1.4.05) review

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki vs. Takashi Iizuka (1.4.05) review

Suzuki September N5   January 4 2005   Minoru Suzuki vs. Takashi Iizuka This match exists in a very delicate transitional timeline for New Japan. It was a time that saw amateur wrestling exhibition matches, pushes for Ron Waterman and an uneasy balance between the past of NJPW and the future. All in the middle… Continue Reading

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki vs. Joe Coffey (WCPW Refuse to Lose 6.10.16)

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki vs. Joe Coffey (WCPW Refuse to Lose 6.10.16)

Joe Coffey vs. Minoru Suzuki (w/El Desperado) In October 2016 WCPW, now Defiant, brought over Minoru Suzuki for his first UK appearance in 11 years. There was a real sense of excitement for this appearance since many had no idea if Suzuki would ever be back again (he’s now a regular at RevPro at holds… Continue Reading