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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Bandit » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:24 pm

He's saying a generation with a bunch of guys currently suing WWE for CTE from taking risky bumps is that much better?

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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Bandit » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:51 pm

I'll have to wait to watch the show when I get off since I was busy Sunday. But I heard the last half of the show was fantastic. And I can't wait for Suzuki vs Naito next month. That could be MOTY.

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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:17 am

All the roids and pain pills didn't help Disco's gen out much either.

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Post by Bandit » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:35 am

And that's coming from Konnan who hasn't had an exciting match since Bill Clinton was still in his first term as president.

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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Bandit » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:14 am

We are going to overdose on good wrestling this spring.
Wrestling Hinokuni (April 29th in Kumamoto) --

IWGP Intercontinental Champion Minoru Suzuki defending against Tetsuya Naito

IWGP Tag Team Champions EVIL & SANADA defending against Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.

Hiromu Takahashi vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru

BUSHI vs. El Desperado

Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson, Michael Elgin & KUSHIDA vs. Kazuchika Okada, Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI & Will Ospreay

Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens vs. Zack Sabre Jr., Takashi Iizuka, Taichi & Taka Michinoku

Togi Makabe & Toa Henare vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano

David Finlay, Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Jay White, Rocky Romero, Sho & Yoh

Yuji Nagata & Tetsuhiro Yagi vs. Tomoyuki Oka & Shota Umino






Wrestling Dontaku night one (May 3rd in Fukuoka) --

Kenny Omega vs. Hangman Page

Kota Ibushi vs. Cody

Hiroshi Tanahashi & KUSHIDA vs. Kazuchika Okada & Will Ospreay

Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, SANADA, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi vs. Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Taichi, Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado

NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Champions Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa defending against The Young Bucks & Marty Scurll


Juice Robinson, David Finlay, Togi Makabe, Michael Elgin & Toa Henare vs. Hirooki Goto, Jay White, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano & YOSHI-HASHI

Rocky Romero, Sho & Yoh vs. Lance Archer, Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Takashi Iizuka

Yuji Nagata, Tomoyuki Oka & Tetsuhiro Yagi vs. Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Ryusuke Taguchi

Shota Umino & Ren Narita vs. Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens






Wrestling Dontaku night two (May 4th in Fukuoka) --

IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada defending against Hiroshi Tanahashi

IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay defending against KUSHIDA

Kenny Omega, Kota Ibushi, Bad Luck Fale, Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa vs. Cody, Hangman Page, Marty Scurll & The Young Bucks

Tetsuya Naito, EVIL, SANADA, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi vs. Minoru Suzuki, Lance Archer, Davey Boy Smith Jr., Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado

Juice Robinson, David Finlay & Michael Elgin vs. Hirooki Goto, Jay White & YOSHI-HASHI


Togi Makabe & Toa Henare vs. Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano

Rocky Romero, Sho & Yoh vs. Takashi Iizuka, Taichi & Taka Michinoku

Yuji Nagata & Tetsuhiro Yagi vs. Yujiro Takahashi & Chase Owens

Jushin Thunder Liger, Tiger Mask IV & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Tomoyuki Oka, Shota Umino & Ren Narita
It's like New Japan wants you to stop watching anything but New Japan sometimes.

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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Bandit » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:26 am

I'm watching Genesis now. Ospreay and Scurll is definitely 5 stars. It's one of those matches you'd show somebody why you like wrestling. I hope Ospreay is okay, that neck bump on the apron was brutal.

And with Omega's kick of Cody, it looked like what happened was he had an eye covered selling punch so must not have been able to judge the distance accurately.

I found it on Dailymotion, so check this one out.


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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Bandit » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:11 am

The spring tour starts Friday.

Friday: Chaos vs Taguchi 10 man tag

Saturday: LIJ vs Suzuki-gun 10 man tag

-They take a week off-

4/23: Junior Heavyweight Tag Title Match: El Desperado & Kanemaru vs Bushi & Takahashi

4/24: US Title Match: Jay White vs David Finlay jr.

4/27: NEVER Openweight Title Match: Hirooki Goto vs Juice Robinson

4/29: Intercontinental Title Match: Minoru Suzuki vs Tetsuya Naito

5/3: Kenny Omega vs Hangman Page

5/4: IWGP Heavyweight Title: Kazuchika Okada vs Hiroshi Tanahashi

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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Bandit » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:50 am

"Brandi? You're awesome!"
She hasn't watched ROH apparently.

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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Bandit » Fri May 04, 2018 11:29 pm



So basically when Chris Jericho says something believe the opposite.

This match will be better than the Omega one because Naito is a master of match psychology, so Jericho will love laying a match out with him.

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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Bandit » Sun May 06, 2018 1:29 am

Dominion on June 9th looks like another great show (its their equivalent of Summerslam.)

Okada vs Omega IV (2 out of 3 falls no time limit)

Jericho vs Naito

Ospreay vs Ishimori (New Japan vs NOAH)

Young Bucks vs Evil & Sanada

Goto vs Elgin

Juice vs White

Desperado & Kanemaru vs Sho & Yoh

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:olol: I thought that too when I watched the show.

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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Bandit » Fri May 18, 2018 10:29 pm

Damn, Will Ospreay had another MOTY contender with Ishimori. He may end up being wrestler of the year.

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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Bandit » Thu May 31, 2018 9:43 pm

He may be being honest. WWE was never a big deal in Japan because they didn't have as much to do with the Japanese promotions as NWA/WCW, World Class and AWA after 1985 or so. Those promotions were fine with touring wrestlers in Japan, but Vince didn't see any upside to it since all it meant was he couldn't have a wrestler on a house show. And even the two biggest WWF stars in Japan Hogan & Andre were going to New Japan long before VKM took over WWF and got over on their own there. Vince really just did it because Inoki was giving him money they needed before they became profitable after WM1. After that he paid off Inoki's loan and rarely did anything for him besides let Andre's long standing deal to tour continue.

WCW was well known while Jericho was there, but he wasn't the Monday Night Jericho era guy yet while they had the nWo Japan angle. And the relationship kind of cooled off after that when WCW was mainly just sending in Scott Norton.

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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Bandit » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:56 pm

Holy shit Dominion was so good. The Heavyweight, IC and Junior Heavyweight title matches were must-sees.



That was dangerous spiking Naito on his head, though.

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