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AJPW Champion Carnival N17/Block B Finals (4.28.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N17/Block B Finals (4.28.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N17   April 28 2019   We’re at the Block B final here in Korakuen Hall. Block A concluded a few days ago with Kento Miyahara springing out of the pack to claim a place in the final. His opponent will be decided today. There are several potential winners. Six men are… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival N16/Block A Finals (4.25.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N16/Block A Finals (4.25.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival   April 25 2019   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall and we’re nearly done on this Champion Carnival tour. It’s taken me two days to get to this because of other commitments (and I went to see Avengers, sue me) but I’m here and excited. Today is the Block A… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival N15 (4.24.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N15 (4.24.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N15   April 24 2019   We’re in Niigata, Aore Nagaoka. There’s a delay on the VOD for this one, which is a real pisser as there’s another show tomorrow and it’s the goddamn Block A finals. I don’t know the outcomes but I’m predicting Miyahara, Okabayashi, Lee and Doering all win.… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival N14 (4.23.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N14 (4.23.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N14   April 23 2019   We’re in Sendai at one of the smaller venues of the tour with 320 in attendance. It’s not going to be one of the top nights of the tour if we’re all completely honest.   Standings:   BLOCK A Zeus [8] Shuji Ishikawa [7] Dylan James… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival N13 (4.21.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N13 (4.21.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N13   April 21 2019   We’re in Sapporo, again, for Night 13 of the Champion Carnival. The end is in sight now. Two more shows before the Block finals and then CC 2019 finishes on April 29. Just over a week away.   Standings:   BLOCK A Zeus [8] Shuji Ishikawa… Continue Reading

Zero1 Yasukuni Shrine Show (3.31.19) review

Zero1 Yasukuni Shrine Show (3.31.19) review

Zero1 Hono Pro-Wrestling 16th Yamato Shinshu Chikara Matsuri   Or the Shrine Show for short.   March 31 2019   We’re at the Yasukuni Shrine. Over a thousand in attendance. Otani is in the studio to record comms for it. This takes ten minutes. He talks about some forthcoming cards and we get on with… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival N12 (4.20.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N12 (4.20.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N12   April 20 2019   For only the second time, after N2, we have five Carnival matches tonight. What a gift for the lovely people of Sapporo!   Standings:   BLOCK A Zeus [8] Shuji Ishikawa [7] Dylan James [6] Kento Miyahara [6] Ryoji Sai [5] Yuji Okabayashi [4] Atsushi Aoki… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival N11 (4.17.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N11 (4.17.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N11   April 17 2019   We’re back in Tokyo, at Shin-Kiba 1st RING. Only around 300 in the crowd but it’s a nice building and Tokyo brings the best out of certain wrestlers. Miyahara vs. Aoyagi is the big main event here. A chance for Yuma to step up. Four Champion… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival N10 (4.16.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N10 (4.16.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N10   April 16 2019.   I used to dream of a time I could watch every night of Champion Carnival as it happened. The reality of this situation isn’t quite as good but I’m still watching every last one god damn it. We’re in Hamamatsu, Japan for night ten. Daichi vs.… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival N9 (4.15.19) review

AJPW Champion Carnival N9 (4.15.19) review

April 15 2019   We’re in Kanazawa, Japan. This is another of the smaller shows after a double shot in Osaka. Given the standard of the smaller shows you won’t be surprised to learn I am not terribly fired up here.   Standings:   BLOCK A Shuji Ishikawa [7] Zeus [6] Ryoji Sai [5] Yuji… Continue Reading