New Japan/Puroresu Thread

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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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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

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



Documentary on this years G1

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