Category Archives: NJPW

NJPW New Japan Cup Semi-Finals/Final review (3.23.19)

NJPW New Japan Cup Semi-Finals/Final review (3.23.19)

NJPW New Japan Cup   March 23 2019   Semi-Finals   Tomohiro Ishii vs. Kazuchika Okada I want Ishii to win the IWGP title. He doesn’t even need to hold it for ages or anything. Just win it once so I can have a jolly nice celebration of the greatest wrestler of his generation. New… Continue Reading

NJPW New Japan Cup Quarter Finals (3.20/21.19) review

NJPW New Japan Cup Quarter Finals (3.20/21.19) review

NJPW New Japan Cup Quarter Finals   March 20 2019   YOSHI-HASHI vs. Tomohiro Ishii Kevin Kelly buries YOSHI-HASHI saying he looked like shit in round one…before going on to say he looked better against Chase Owens. He didn’t. He’ll need to properly show up here but he comes out here looking timid as ever.… Continue Reading

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

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

NJPW New Year Dash review (1.5.19)

NJPW New Year Dash review (1.5.19)

NJPW New Year Dash!!   January 5 2019   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall. Hosts are Kevin Kelly and Chris Charlton.   Suzuki-gun (Killer Elite Squad & Takashi Iizuka) vs. Roppongi 3K (Rocky Romero, SHO & YOH) Heavyweights vs. Juniors so the small guys struggle to get going. Rocky has most of his… Continue Reading

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom XIII review (1.4.19)

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom XIII review (1.4.19)

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom   January 4 2019   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at the Tokyo Dome. There are several of my friends in attendance for this one and I am somewhat jealous, although big arena shows are not really my bag. Kevin Kelly and Don Callis on commentary with Chris Charlton on translations.   NEVER… Continue Reading