Category Archives: Japan

Japan – Japanese Wrestling

AJPW Champion Carnival N4 (4.9.19)

AJPW Champion Carnival N4 (4.9.19)

AJPW Champion Carnival N4   April 9 2019   We’re in Matsue, Shimane, Japan. This is another low key tour show with only 400 fans. The difference between this and N3 is that here we’ve Sam Adonis making his debut, aiming to impress and the main event is Kento vs. Zeus. The blocks are starting… Continue Reading

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

Arnold Furious’ WrestleMania Wrap Up (Venues, Winners/Losers, Top Matches, Ranked Show List)

Arnold Furious’ WrestleMania Wrap Up (Venues, Winners/Losers, Top Matches, Ranked Show List)

Mania Overview   Some numbers. I watched 37 shows. I saw 287 matches. For a frame of reference I had seen 522 matches all year before Mania weekend. Here I’m going to do a round up of the major venues and how everything played out. Plus my top five winners and losers of the weekend.… Continue Reading

Stardom American Dream in Big Apple (4.5.19) review

Stardom American Dream in Big Apple (4.5.19) review

Stardom American Dream in Big Apple   April 5 2019   We’re in the NYC Arena in New York City. I literally just saw the HOG show from this venue. This show took place right after the IPW:UK show in the same building and they broke the ring. So the VOD kicks off with them… Continue Reading

ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard (4.6.19) review

ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard (4.6.19) review

NJPW ROH G1 Supercard   April 6 2019   Hosts are Ian Riccaboni, Kevin Kelly and Colt Cabana.   Honor Rumble Winner gets an ROH title shot. #1 is Kenny King. #2 is Minoru Suzuki. They actually dub music over the entrances for reasons. The crowd still drown it out with the sing-a-long. I can’t… Continue Reading

DDT is Coming to America (4.4.19) review

DDT is Coming to America (4.4.19) review

DDT is Coming to America   April 4 2019   DDT only have one English language guy so he’s having to ring announce as well as do commentary. Saki Akai, the current Ironman Heavymetal Weight champion comes to the ring. Then the rules of the title and the battle royal are explained. Along with the… 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

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

Zero1 18th Anniversary show (3.3.19) review

Zero1 18th Anniversary show (3.3.19) review

Zero1 18th Anniversary Show   March 3 2019   Zero1 is 18. This does not make me feel old in the slightest. Ahem. Anyway, Zero1 has been one of my favourite promotions for years to the point where I’m not sure I can even explain why. Otani? Probably. SUGI? Yeah. Shrine Show? Now we’re talking.… Continue Reading