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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Bandit » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:51 am

Not at this level. They were getting popular again with the super-hardcore fans in 2011 because people noticed how good Tanahashi and Nakamura were. But it's hard to sell a foreign company without people who speak English. Like I've said before, Lucha Libre isn't mainstream even though Mexican-Americans make up 11% of the American population. So if CMLL and AAA can't make it a Japanese company certainly can't.

Maybe if Brock stayed and actually put effort into his matches. But then again streaming services didn't take off until about 5 years after Lesnar quit New Japan, so they would have to have found a way onto PPV and somehow have gotten a TV deal. AXS was around (called HDNet back then) but they were tiny compared to what they are now. And I have no idea who would have been interested in New Japan in 2006. MMA was huge and wrestling was seen as cold, so people were looking at getting a MMA promotion and not a non-WWE wrestling show.

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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Bandit » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:46 am

Jericho vs Tanahashi is official for Wrestle Kingdom.

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Post by Big Boss Man » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:54 am



Documentary on this years G1

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Post by Bandit » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:19 am

Moxley wasn't allowed to travel to Japan due to the typhoon, so he forfeited the US Title.

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Post by Bandit » Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:45 am

Jushin Thunder Liger’s first retirement match has been announced.

New Japan Pro Wrestling held a Wrestle Kingdom 14 press conference this morning and announced Liger’s first retirement match that will take place on January 4. He will team with Tatsumi Fujinami (marking his first appearance in the promotion since 2008), The Great Sasuke and Tiger Mask to take on the team of Naoki Sano, Shinjiro Otani, Tatsuhito Takaiwa and Ryusuke Taguchi.

El Samurai will be cornering Liger’s team, while Kuniaki Kobayashi will be cornering Sano’s team.

Liger has feuded with many of the wrestlers taking part in the match. His debut match under the Jushin Thunder Liger gimmick was a victory over Kobayashi. His match against Sano on January 31, 1990 won Match of the Year in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

NJPW also confirmed that a second retirement match will take on January 5. The retirement ceremony will take place on January 6 at New Year Dash at Ota City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.

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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Big Boss Man » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:25 am

NJs parent company Bushi Road have bought Stardom

https://www.f4wonline.com/japan/njpw-pa ... dom-295061

Interestingly the Fire Pro World game recently had the Stardom DLC and they also have the New Japan license for the game.

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Post by Ocelot » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:59 am

YAY!

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