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NJPW G1 Climax 28 N19 review (8.12.18)

NJPW G1 Climax 28 N19 review (8.12.18)

NJPW G1 Climax 28 N19/Final review   August 12 2018 We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Budokan Hall. Hosts are Kevin Kelly, Rocky Romero and Chris Charlton.   Togi Makabe, Michael Elgin & Tomoaki Honma vs. Yuji Nagata, Shota Umino & Ayato Yoshida Yoshida is from K-Dojo. He’s wearing the black trunks and counts as another… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax 28 N18 review (8.11.18)

NJPW G1 Climax 28 N18 review (8.11.18)

G1 Climax 28 N18   August 11 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Budokan Hall. This is the last night in Block B, the one dominated by IWGP Champion Kenny Omega until the last two rounds where he fell twice in defeat. This leaves his opponent, and Golden Lover, Kota Ibushi alive and also… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax 28 N17 review (8.10.18)

NJPW G1 Climax 28 N17 review (8.10.18)

G1 Climax 28 N17   August 10 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Budokan Hall and the final night of Block A action. Only three wrestlers still alive, which has been the case for a while now. Fan favourites Tanahashi and Okada plus young upstart Jay White in his first G1, pushing for a… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax 28 N16 review (8.8.18)

NJPW G1 Climax 28 N16 review (8.8.18)

G1 Climax 28 N16   August 8 2018   We’re in Kanagawa, Yokohama, Japan. This is the last stop on the G1 tour before returning to Tokyo and Budokan Hall for the Block finals on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday the G1 concludes after a gruelling 19 date tour in one of the hottest Japanese… Continue Reading

Zero1 Fire Festival Final review (7.29.18)

Zero1 Fire Festival Final review (7.29.18)

Zero1 Fire Festival Final   July 29 2018 (Aired August 5 2018)   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall as the Fire Festival comes to a conclusion. Not a lot it made air.   Ikuto Hidaka & Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs. Isami Kodaka & Yoshikazu Yokoyama An inauspicious beginning to one of Zero1’s biggest shows… Continue Reading

Zero1 Fire Festival review (7.22.18)

Zero1 Fire Festival review (7.22.18)

Zero1 Fire Festival   July 22 2018 (Air date August 4 2018)   We join this year’s Fire Festival in progress. Hino, for example, comes into tonight’s show with four wins already.   Ikuto Hidaka, Tatsuhito Takaiwa & Yoshikazu Yokoyama vs. TARU, Hide Kubota & Yasu Kubota Ah, the flaming cesspit of a Zero1 undercard!… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax N15 review (8.5.18)

NJPW G1 Climax N15 review (8.5.18)

G1 Climax 28 N15   August 5 2018   We’re in Osaka, Japan. I have not had a lot of sleep. Please excuse any errors. This is the most tired I’ve been doing one of these. Hosts are Kevin Kelly and Rocky Romero.   Juice Robinson & Shota Umino vs. Tomohiro Ishii & SHO Ishii… Continue Reading

NJPW G1 Climax 28 N14 review (8.4.18)

NJPW G1 Climax 28 N14 review (8.4.18)

G1 Climax 28 N14   August 4 2018   We’re in Osaka, Japan at the Edion Arena. This is the first of two Osaka shows this weekend and a hugely important show for Block B. Hosts are Kevin Kelly and Rocky Romero.   YOSHI-HASHI & SHO vs. Bad Luck Fale & Tanga Loa I have… Continue Reading

Stardom Bright Summer RISE vs. Stardom review (7.16.18)

Stardom Bright Summer RISE vs. Stardom review (7.16.18)

Stardom Bright Summer RISE vs. Stardom   July 16 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall. The attendance for this show was 715, which is a smidge disappointing. Is it a slight rejection of Stardom’s new main event talent Momo Watanabe? Or rather a disappointment from the fans that Io Shirai has moved… Continue Reading

BJW review (7.21/24.18)

BJW review (7.21/24.18)

BJW   This is a TV block so it features matches from Big Japan’s show in Osaka, entitled “Osaka Surprise 38” and their Korakuen Hall show from July 24. All squeezed together into one glorious TV show.   July 21 2018   Daisuke Sekimoto & Kazuyuki Fujita vs. Daichi Hashimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani Anyone getting… Continue Reading