Category Archives: AJPW

AJPW Super Power Series review (5.24.18)

AJPW Super Power Series review (5.24.18)

AJPW Super Power Series   May 24 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall. This is the follow up to Champion Carnival with Naomichi Marufuji taking his title shot against the very man he beat to win CC; Triple Crown Champion/AJPW Ace Kento Miyahara.   Ishikiri vs. Yohei Nakajima I’ve seen Ishikiri before… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival 2018: Recommended Matches

AJPW Champion Carnival 2018: Recommended Matches

AJPW Champion Carnival   Recommended Matches:   Chronological:   Shingo Takagi vs. Kento Miyahara (April 7) ***3/4 Jun Akiyama vs. KAI (April 10) ***3/4 Yuji Hino vs. Shingo Takagi (April 15) **** Suwama vs. Jun Akiyama (April 15) ***3/4 Shuji Ishikawa vs. Naoya Nomura (April 16) ***3/4 Ryouji Sai vs. Yuji Hino (April 18) ***1/2… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival Final review (4.30.18)

AJPW Champion Carnival Final review (4.30.18)

AJPW Champion Carnival Final   April 30 2018   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall.   Osamu Nishimura & Masanobu Fuchi vs. Takao Omori & Yutaka Yoshie Straight into the action with old man Fuchi, who’s over as fuck. Why wouldn’t he be though? That concealed punch is probably my favourite spot in wrestling… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival N14 review (4.29.18)

AJPW Champion Carnival N14 review (4.29.18)

AJPW Champion Carnival N14: Block A Finals   April 29 2018   Hey, so I slept late due to rum consumption. It’s a little after 6pm and I’ve managed to shake the hangover so let’s watch some Champ Carn! We’re in Tokyo at Korakuen Hall. The Block B finals day was, frankly, terrific with some… Continue Reading

AJPW Champions Carnival N13 review  (25.04.18)

AJPW Champions Carnival N13 review (25.04.18)

It’s the first of three Korakuen Hall shows to conclude the 2018 Champions’ Carnival, with this first one wrapping up Block B, and also featuring Naoya Nomura and Shingo Takagi’s match in hand. Going into the final round of matches, the standings are thus: JUN AKIYAMA- M6, W4, D0, L2- PTS 8 SUWAMA- M6, W4,… Continue Reading

AJPW Champions Carnival N9/10 review (4.18/20.18)

AJPW Champions Carnival N9/10 review (4.18/20.18)

The Champions Carnival trundles on. A mixed bag of tournament matches over these two nights; the 18.04 set are pretty anaemic but there’s some promise on 20.04, with Shingo Takagi vs. Joe Doering standing out as a potential cracker. Let’s get to it! 18.04//MATSUYAMA KAI vs. Dylan James Unsurprisingly, 6th vs. 7th in the weaker… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival N12 review (4.22.18)

AJPW Champion Carnival N12 review (4.22.18)

AJPW Champion Carnival 2018 N12   April 22 2018   We’re in Nagoya, Japan at the International Conference Hall. Tonight features one of the biggest bouts on the tour so far; Doering vs. Miyahara. The last two Triple Crown champions going head to head. If Big Joe loses here he’s done. The tournament is very… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival N11 review (4.21.18)

AJPW Champion Carnival N11 review (4.21.18)

AJPW Champion Carnival N11 April 21 2018   We’re in Osaka at the EDION Arena. This is the second consecutive Osaka show after a solid night of action on Friday 20th. As the tournament reaches the latter stages the excitement levels are growing. The matches are more important and the stakes are raised! On tap… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival N8 review (4.16.18)

AJPW Champion Carnival N8 review (4.16.18)

AJPW Champion Carnival Night 8   April 16 2018   We’re in Kagoshima, Japan. The card here is a huge step down after Night 7’s awesomeness in Hakata. At least they’ve got a ringside camera back for this show so it’s more visually stimulating. Although the building is uninspired, lighting wise and the venue is… Continue Reading

AJPW Champion Carnival N4 review (4.11.18)

AJPW Champion Carnival N4 review (4.11.18)

AJPW Champion Carnival N4   April 11 2018   We’re in Kanazawa, Japan. Even less fans here. 415 in attendance. I can only hope Akiyama’s soldiers are in better form than on N3. I skipped the opener here and most of the tag that followed it but tuned in to the finish because I wanted… Continue Reading