Category Archives: AJPW

AJPW Champion Carnival N3 (4.7.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N3 (4.7.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N3   April 7 2019   We’re in Nagoya, Japan. Here are the blocks before we get underway:   BLOCK A Yuji Okabayashi [4] Kento Miyahara [2] Dylan James [2] Shuji Ishikawa [2] Atsushi Aoki [0] Ryoji Sai [0] Yuma Aoyagi [0] Gianni Valletta Zeus   BLOCK B Naoya Nomura [4] Takashi… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival N2 (4.6.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N2 (4.6.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N2   April 6 2019   Yes I am fucking doing this right off the back of Mania week. I watched night one when it happened and it was a great show. Okabayashi vs. Ishikawa was a shoe-in for ****1/2 or higher until they went too long and got tired. So with… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival N1 (4.4.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N1 (4.4.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival   April 4 2019   To honour Japanese tournaments in general I will be skipping the undercard and only watching tournament matches.   Takashi Yoshida vs. Daichi Hashimoto I love All Japan getting all expansionist and bringing in guys from Dragon Gate and Big Japan. It gives us this match, which normally… Continue Reading

AJPW New Year Wars (1.3.19) review

AJPW New Year Wars (1.3.19) review

AJPW New Year Wars   January 3 2019   All Japan kicked off their new year the day before this but it was an unremarkable show on paper and resulted in an unremarkable show. Show two is far more exciting on paper so I’m here for the entire thing.   Yusuke Okada & Atsuki Aoyagi… Continue Reading

Match review: Shuji Kondo & Kotaro Suzuki vs. Masaaki Mochizuki & Shun Skywalker

Match review: Shuji Kondo & Kotaro Suzuki vs. Masaaki Mochizuki & Shun Skywalker

August Match of the Month Contender: Shuji Kondo & Kotaro Suzuki vs. Masaaki Mochizuki & Shun Skywalker   August 9 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Shinkiba 1st Ring. The show is on AJPW.TV https://www.ajpw.tv/p/live20180809 It’s called Growin’ Up Vol 14 and isn’t even 2 hours long. I’m only here for one match though;… Continue Reading

AJPW Summer Explosion review (8.18.18)

AJPW Summer Explosion review (8.18.18)

AJPW Summer Explosion   August 18 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall. This is in the midst of the Junior Tag Battle of Glory, which is certainly a tournament that I have limited interest in. But this show is from Korakuen Hall so it also has a big All Asia title defence… Continue Reading

AJPW Super Power Series review (5.24.18)

AJPW Super Power Series review (5.24.18)

AJPW Super Power Series   May 24 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall. This is the follow up to Champion Carnival with Naomichi Marufuji taking his title shot against the very man he beat to win CC; Triple Crown Champion/AJPW Ace Kento Miyahara.   Ishikiri vs. Yohei Nakajima I’ve seen Ishikiri before… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival 2018: Recommended Matches

AJPW Champion Carnival 2018: Recommended Matches

AJPW Champion Carnival   Recommended Matches:   Chronological:   Shingo Takagi vs. Kento Miyahara (April 7) ***3/4 Jun Akiyama vs. KAI (April 10) ***3/4 Yuji Hino vs. Shingo Takagi (April 15) **** Suwama vs. Jun Akiyama (April 15) ***3/4 Shuji Ishikawa vs. Naoya Nomura (April 16) ***3/4 Ryouji Sai vs. Yuji Hino (April 18) ***1/2… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival Final review (4.30.18)

AJPW Champion Carnival Final review (4.30.18)

AJPW Champion Carnival Final   April 30 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall.   Osamu Nishimura & Masanobu Fuchi vs. Takao Omori & Yutaka Yoshie Straight into the action with old man Fuchi, who’s over as fuck. Why wouldn’t he be though? That concealed punch is probably my favourite spot in wrestling… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival N14 review (4.29.18)

AJPW Champion Carnival N14 review (4.29.18)

AJPW Champion Carnival N14: Block A Finals   April 29 2018   Hey, so I slept late due to rum consumption. It’s a little after 6pm and I’ve managed to shake the hangover so let’s watch some Champ Carn! We’re in Tokyo at Korakuen Hall. The Block B finals day was, frankly, terrific with some… Continue Reading