Category Archives: Japan

Japan – Japanese Wrestling

Mid October Round Up

Mid October Round Up

Mid October Round Up   I just did a round up column but a load more wrestling dropped and I just don’t have time to watch entire shows because there are SO many. So here’s yet another round up.   October 7 2018   MaxiMum (Naruki Doi, Masato Yoshino, Dragon Kid, Jason Lee & Kaito… Continue Reading

Early October 2018 Puro Round Up

Early October 2018 Puro Round Up

Early October Round Up   Hey, so I’ve been in Oberhausen watching the German graps and as a result I’m already horribly behind on Japan. So here’s a chance to catch myself up by hitting the highlights of early October. Not just in Japan but wherever my fancies take me.   October 5 2018  … 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

Stardom 5Star Grand Prix Final review (9.24.18)

Stardom 5Star Grand Prix Final review (9.24.18)

Stardom 5Star Grand Prix Final   September 24 2018   I had every intention of watching this entire tournament and have seen none of it. So we drop straight into the final night. There is work to be done in determining who will compete in the final and then the final itself. Contenders:   Blue… 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 & Kana vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Syuri (10.7.14) review

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki & Kana vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara & Syuri (10.7.14) review

Suzuki September   October 7 2014   This match is taken from a show Kana produced called “ProMania Party” that ran in Korakuen Hall in October 2014. Around a year before she upped sticks and signed for WWE. If you’re confused by the name “Kana” that’s what Asuka called herself in her native Japan before… 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

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki vs. Yuji Nagata (1.4.07)

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki vs. Yuji Nagata (1.4.07)

Suzuki September   January 4 2007   Triple Crown Minoru Suzuki (c) vs. Yuji Nagata This is from a time where NJPW had to virtually co-promote the Dome with AJPW to sell 28,000 tickets. Which resulted in such bizarre dream matches as Nakamura vs. Kawada. AJPW was actually struggling at their top end with Kawada’s… Continue Reading

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki & Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Kazunari Murakami (BML 2006) review

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki & Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Kazunari Murakami (BML 2006) review

Suzuki September – Minoru Suzuki & Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Kazunari Murakami     April 19 2006   We’re in Big Mouth LOUD (and Korakuen Hall). Big Mouth LOUD was a short lived promotion that lasted all of eight shows spanning just under a year. Founded by Fumihiko Uwai it was another of… Continue Reading