Category Archives: NJPW

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

NJPW New Year Dash review (1.5.19)

NJPW New Year Dash review (1.5.19)

NJPW New Year Dash!!   January 5 2019   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall. Hosts are Kevin Kelly and Chris Charlton.   Suzuki-gun (Killer Elite Squad & Takashi Iizuka) vs. Roppongi 3K (Rocky Romero, SHO & YOH) Heavyweights vs. Juniors so the small guys struggle to get going. Rocky has most of his… Continue Reading

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom XIII review (1.4.19)

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom XIII review (1.4.19)

NJPW Wrestle Kingdom   January 4 2019   We’re in Tokyo, Japan at the Tokyo Dome. There are several of my friends in attendance for this one and I am somewhat jealous, although big arena shows are not really my bag. Kevin Kelly and Don Callis on commentary with Chris Charlton on translations.   NEVER… 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

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 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

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