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Post by Big Boss Man » Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:40 pm

Watched an old TNA PPV (Lockdown 09 I think it was) and Yujiro & Naito were a tag team.

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Post by Bandit » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:59 pm

NJPW announced today that President and CEO Harold Meij will be departing the company next month.

In their statement announcing the news, it was revealed that Takami Ohbari, who is the current CEO of NJPW of America, will become new president/CEO of NJPW on October 23.

NJPW's full statement is available below:

At a meeting of New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s parent company Bushiroad’s board of directors today September 29, 2020, a change was announced in NJPW’s directorship. This change will take effect at the beginning of NJPW’s 50th year of trading on October 23rd.

Outgoing President/CEO

Harold Meij

New NJPW President/CEO (as of October 23)

Takami Ohbari (current NJPW of America CEO)

Meij wrote a blog on NJPW’s Japanese website about his experiences with the company both prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic. He also apologized for announcing his resignation during the ongoing G1 Climax 30 event.

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:47 pm



Cornette should do a watch along to this.

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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Big Boss Man » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:47 pm

Spoilers from WK
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Jay White said in a backstage promo that he will leave New Japan Pro Wrestling after the New Year Dash event on January 6.

After losing to Kota Ibushi on the second night of Wrestle Kingdom 15, a dejected White cut a promo backstage, upset about his loss. He said that he was contractually obligated to appear at New Year Dash if New Japan booked him, but then would leave the promotion after. White said that no one had any respect for what he gave out there and for what he’s done. He said he hadn’t seen his parents in 3 1/2 years because he put everything into becoming a star in NJPW. He said that it was his destiny that he was about to be god, but ended up being wrong.

“Maybe my time would be better spent someplace else,” he said. “I don’t want to do this anymore. If this is all it's for, I’m not going to do it anymore.

Following the main event of night two, SANADA, who beat EVIL earlier in the show, came out and challenged Ibushi for both the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental titles. Ibushi accepted the challenge.

Prior to the start of the second night of Wrestle Kingdom, two dark matches featuring Stardom talent took place. In the first bout, Utami Hayashishita, Saya Kamitani, and AZM defeated Natsupoi, Himeka, and Maika when Kamitani pinned Natsupoi with a phoenix splash. In the second bout, Giulia and Syuri defeated Tam Nakano and Mayu Iwatani when Giulia pinned Nakano with the Glorious driver. According to Dave Meltzer, these matches aren’t expected to air anywhere and were for the live crowd.

New Japan Pro Wrestling announced a crowd of 12,689 for night one of Wrestle Kingdom, and 7,801 for night two.

https://www.f4wonline.com/new-japan-new ... dom-329386

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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Bandit » Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:58 pm



Jay White cuts a helluva promo starting at 4:33. It reminds me of Mick Foley.

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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Bandit » Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:05 am

Wrestle Kingdom star ratings for the major matches

Takahashi vs El Phantasmo ****

Kenta vs Kojima ***3/4

Tanahashi vs Great O'Khan ***3/4

Okada vs Ospreay *****1/4

Naito vs Ibushi *****

Cobb vs Takagi *****

Takahashi vs Ishimori ****3/4

Ibushi vs White *****1/4

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