Category Archives: Japan

Japan – Japanese Wrestling

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

OZ Academy Every Little Step (1.6.19) review

OZ Academy Every Little Step (1.6.19) review

OZ Academy Every Little Step   January 6 2019   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Shinjuku Face. This aired on January 24 on Gaora TV. I’m immediately excited as they open the TV block by playing “My Michelle” by Guns n’ Roses. On the build they name Shida vs. Aja as 2018 MOTY. Damn fucking… Continue Reading

FCP Project Tokyo (1.7.19) review

FCP Project Tokyo (1.7.19) review

FCP Project Tokyo   January 7 2019   Remember when Fight Club Pro ran a show in Korakuen Hall? That was a wild time huh? Here’s what happened.   Promo Time: Martin Zaki & Meiko Satomura. They open the show. Zaki reading out the card while Meiko stands in the background showing off the belt.… Continue Reading

Kaientai Dojo Grand Slam (1.13.19) review

Kaientai Dojo Grand Slam (1.13.19) review

Kaientai Dojo Grand Slam   January 13 2019   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall. It’s been a very, very long time since I saw any Kaientai Dojo. Not since I wrote the puroresu book and that was about four years ago. In an attempt to watch different puro promotions this year I’m dipping… Continue Reading

Ice Ribbon (1.5.19) review

Ice Ribbon (1.5.19) review

Ice Ribbon 933 – Frank Sisters Produce I Like Frank More Than Three Bowls of Rice   January 5 2019   The sceptics among you may think I’m only watching Ice Ribbon because I want to inflate my promotion count by watching a show that under two hours. My actual reason for watching it is… Continue Reading

DDT Sweet Dreams (1.27.19) review

DDT Sweet Dreams (1.27.19) review

DDT Sweet Dreams   January 27 2019   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall. Part of my expansive approach to watching wrestling in 2019 is to make sure I don’t miss out on DDT, who went behind a pay wall a few years back and my viewing of their shows suffered because of it.… Continue Reading

Stardom 8th Anniversary (1.14.19) review

Stardom 8th Anniversary (1.14.19) review

Stardom 8th Anniversary   January 14 2019   We’re in Tokyo at Korakuen Hall. I’ve seen so many shows from this building. Maybe more than any other building in the world. This aired on January 22 on Samurai TV.     Saya Iida vs. Natsuko Tora This is Iida’s debut. I would get a screenshot… Continue Reading

Wrestle-1 Tour Sunrise (1.5.19) review

Wrestle-1 Tour Sunrise (1.5.19) review

Wrestle-1 Tour 2019 Sunrise   January 5 2019   We’re in Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan. This is Wrestle-1’s first show of 2019 and they’re kicking off with a bang. Shotaro Ashino, W-1’s ace, and champion for the majority of the last two years, defending against Strong Hearts’ own ace T-Hawk. Who will come out on… Continue Reading

BJW To Was Gat Early/Mortal Combat (1.13/14.19) review

BJW To Was Gat Early/Mortal Combat (1.13/14.19) review

Big Japan Pro Wrestling To Was Gat Early/Mortal Combat   January 13 + 14 2019   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall. This is one of those wonderful double night tapings that hit Samurai TV as one two hour block so it’s all killer, no filler.   The only bad thing about skipping the… Continue Reading

BASARA 85 (1.6.19) review

BASARA 85 (1.6.19) review

BASARA 85   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Kitazawa Town Hall. This is available on DDTpro.com/universe.   Yasu Urano vs. Masato Kamino Masato Kamino came back last month after missing a huge chunk of time, with injuries and specifically a nasty concussion. He basically debuted in 2017 so his career isn’t exactly off to a… Continue Reading