Category Archives: NJPW

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

NJPW King of Pro Wrestling review (10.8.18)

NJPW King of Pro Wrestling review (10.8.18)

NJPW King of Pro Wrestling   Oct 8 2018   I missed this live as I was coming back from Germany and wXw World Tag Team League (which incidentally was an incredible experience. If you’re thinking about doing 16 Carat then get on that ASAP. It’s going to be incredible.   Commentary here comes from… Continue Reading

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 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