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Japan – Japanese Wrestling

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors N5 review (5.24.18)

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors N5 review (5.24.18)

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors N5   May 24 2018   We’re in Shiga, Japan at the Prefectural Gymnasium. Tonight we focus on Block A of this year’s BOSJ. In case you missed it my PC basically exploded during the latest Windows update so this is the start of my massive scramble to catch… Continue Reading

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Day 4 (22.5.2018)

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Day 4 (22.5.2018)

We’re back to Korakuen Hall for some more Block B action, which is intriguing as I’d have said this was one of the weaker rounds of matches on paper in an absolutely stacked groups. Still, we’ve got KUSHIDA vs. Marty Scurll and a grudge match between Hiromu Takahashi and El Desperado at the top of… Continue Reading

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Pt. III (20.05.18)

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Pt. III (20.05.18)

Hello! I’m Jack. I’m starting to chip in around here whenever there’s a big old Japanese round robin tournament to cover, and Best of the Super Juniors definitely fits the bill. The first couple of nights offered some fine action from Korakuen Hall- we’re going on the road for the first time for Night III,… Continue Reading

Sendai Girls Pro Wrestling review (4.19.18)

Sendai Girls Pro Wrestling review (4.19.18)

Sendai Girls Pro Wrestling   April 19 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall. Sendai Girls loaded up this show and did a 1170 attendance off the back of it. That’s good numbers. Chihiro Hashimoto defends her Sendai Girls title in the main against Ayako Hamada but also Meiko vs. Io is on… Continue Reading

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors N2 review (5.19.18)

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors N2 review (5.19.18)

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors N2   May 19 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall for Night 2 of the 2018 Best of the Super Juniors. Block A kicked us off last night. Now it’s time for some Block B action.   I called Block A relatively successfully last night. I… Continue Reading

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors N1 review (5.18.18)

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors N1 review (5.18.18)

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors N1   May 18 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall. This is where BOSJ will wrap up too, with the Block Finals on June 3 and the BOSJ Final on June 4. As per usual I’ll be chipping in with my two cents as to who… Continue Reading

Stardom Cinderella Tournament review (4.30.18)

Stardom Cinderella Tournament review (4.30.18)

Stardom Cinderella Tournament 2018   April 30 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall. Just under 1000 in attendance for the yearly Cinderella tournament. The one where the winner gets to dress up. I’ve not seen one of these before so I’m excited to see how they manage to do a 16 woman… Continue Reading

SEAdLINNNG Shin-Kiba 3rd Night review (4.18.18)

SEAdLINNNG Shin-Kiba 3rd Night review (4.18.18)

SEAdLINNNG Shin-Kiba 3rd Night   April 18 2018   We’re in Shin-Kiba 1st Ring as you can tell from the show title. Just over 300 in attendance. It is quite sad to me that despite increased exposure for women’s wrestling that women’s only shows still draw massively smaller numbers than the men’s shows. This is… Continue Reading

Match review: Shigehiro Irie vs. Konosuke Takeshita (DDT Max Bump 4.29.18)

Match review: Shigehiro Irie vs. Konosuke Takeshita (DDT Max Bump 4.29.18)

DDT Max Bump   April 29 2018   I’m here for your main event of the evening but I did quickly stop off to watch HARASHIMA best Yuko Miyamoto in defence of DDT’s Extreme title. It was a very solid match but there was no wacky stipulation! Call it ***1/2   KO-D Openweight Championship Konosuke… Continue Reading

NJPW Dontaku review (5.4.18)

NJPW Dontaku review (5.4.18)

NJPW Dontaku   May 4 2018   We’re in Fukuoka, Japan for the final of two days of Dontaku action. I skipped the May 3 show because it didn’t look particularly good. This is definitely the ‘good show’. Commentary comes from Kevin Kelly and Don Callis.   Ren Narita, Shota Umino & Yuya Uemura vs.… Continue Reading