Category Archives: NJPW

NJPW G1 Climax 28 N3 review (7.16.18)

NJPW G1 Climax 28 N3 review (7.16.18)

G1 Climax 28 N3   July 16 2018   We’re in Hokkaido, Japan at the Prefectural Sports Center and the G1 is already on the road after a rollicking start in Tokyo. However tonight we’re back in Block A and already that feels like the less interesting Block with Okada and Tanahashi not clashing again… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax N2 review (7.15.18)

NJPW G1 Climax N2 review (7.15.18)

G1 Climax 28 N2   July 15 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at the Ota City Gymnasium. I have had approximately 4.5 hours sleep since finishing N1. This is the theme of G1. Exhaustion, loss of sleep. Hosts on English comms are Kevin Kelly, Don Callis and Rocky Romero.   Michael Elgin & Shota… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax N1 review (7.14.18)

NJPW G1 Climax N1 review (7.14.18)

G1 Climax 28 N1   July 14 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at the Ota City Gymnasium. Hosts are Kevin Kelly, Don Callis and Rocky Romero.   Toa Henare & Ren Narita vs. Hirooki Goto & Jado Goto is wrestling SANADA tomorrow but there’s no interaction here as SANADA is busy seconding Naito in… Continue Reading

New Japan/Rev Pro Strong Style Evolved UK (7.1.18) review

New Japan/Rev Pro Strong Style Evolved UK (7.1.18) review

NJPW/Rev Pro Strong Style Evolved UK   July 1 2018   We’re in Manchester (technically Altrincham) at the Altrincham Ice Dome for night two of New Japan’s UK tour, done in conjunction with Rev Pro and at the same time as another tour in the USA. New Japan is getting pretty serious about its global… Continue Reading

NJPW Kizuna Road review (6.17.18)

NJPW Kizuna Road review (6.17.18)

NJPW Kizuna Road   June 17 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall. There are talent announcements for G1 on this show so it’s garnered my interest amidst a sea of World Cup love. Incidentally I saw NXT Takeover Chicago II before this show and fuck me, was that ever a special night… Continue Reading

NJPW Dominion review (6.9.18)

NJPW Dominion review (6.9.18)

NJPW Dominion   June 9 2018   We’re in Osaka, Japan at Osaka-Jo Hall. We open up with a mysterious video of Kidani ringing someone in New York before the show. It’s a way to introduce this man: Harold George Meij. The first gaijin president of New Japan. He’s worked in Japan for years, boosting… Continue Reading

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Day 12 (02.06.18)

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Day 12 (02.06.18)

And so, our emotional odyssey comes to an end with Day 12 of Best of the Super Juniors, which I’m pretty sure is how the tournament ended in real life as well, with everyone one match short and no overall winner being crowned. KUSHIDA vs. Dragon Lee for the first time ever is a very… Continue Reading

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Day 11 (31.05.18)

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Day 11 (31.05.18)

Mopping up the stray final two shows from BOSJ so we can technically say we reviewed everything and I didn’t massively let the side down! Hooray! And in fairness there is a **** match to cover on this show… Flip Gordon vs. BUSHI This got good after a slow start. There was the usual stretch… Continue Reading

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors review (6.4.18)

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors review (6.4.18)

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Final   June 4 2018   We’re in Korakuen Hall for the last day of the BOSJ. It’s been one hell of a tournament this year, culminating in an incredible night at the Block finals yesterday. Getting to the feed early allows me to witness the beauty of NJPW’s… Continue Reading

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors N13 review (6.3.18)

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors N13 review (6.3.18)

NJPW Best of the Super Juniors N13   June 3 2018   I’m afraid I’m not going to give Jack a chance to catch up because I want to go into the final day knowing what’s happening. With that in mind here are the Blocks:   Block A Taiji Ishimori 4-2 [8] Will Ospreay 4-2… Continue Reading