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She has too much fucking charisma and the IT factor in spades.

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WrestleKingdom cards for night 1 and 2
New Japan Pro Wrestling officially announced the full cards for the first two nights of Wrestle Kingdom 16.

A number of new title matches have been added to both cards. As a result of their wins at the Best of the Super Juniors/World Tag League finals, Hiromu Takahashi will officially challenge El Desperado for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight title, while Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI will challenge Zack Sabre Jr. and Taichi for the IWGP Tag Team titles. Both matches will take place on January 4.

Other matches set for January 4 include Tomohiro Ishii vs. EVIL for the NEVER Openweight title, Katsuyori Shibata’s return match against an unnamed opponent, and YOH vs. SHO.

January 5 will have a IWGP United States title match, with Hiroshi Tanahashi facing KENTA. A NEVER Six-Man Tag Team title match has Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, and Yoh facing EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi, and SHO. For the first time, a Stardom match will also take place on the main card, with Mayu Iwatani and Starlight Kid facing Tam Nakano and Saya Kamitani.

The January 5 show will open with an IWGP Junior Tag Team title match, with champions Robbie Eagles and Tiger Mask facing the teams of Taiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo and Ryusuke Taguchi and Rocky Romero

A kickoff match will take place on January 4, the annual New Japan Ranbo battle royal. The final four participants that night will advance to a four-way match on the main card on January 5 to determine the first 2022 KOPW trophy holder.

A third Wreslte Kingdom 16 show at the Yokohama Arena on January 8 will feature wrestlers from both both NJPW and Pro Wrestling NOAH. The full card for that event will take place on December 17 at 6 pm JST/4 am EST.

Here are the full cards for the first two nights of Wrestle Kingdom 16:

January 4:

IWGP World Heavyweight title: Shingo Takagi vs. Kazuchika Okada
IWGP Junior Heavyweight title: El Desperado vs.Hiromu Takahashi
IWGP Tag Team titles: Dangerous Tekkers (Zack Sabre Jr. and Taichi) vs. CHAOS (Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI)
NEVER Openweight Championship: Tomohiro Ishii vs. EVIL
Katsuyori Shibata vs. X
Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, and BUSHI vs. Will Ospreay, Great-O-Khan, and Will Ospreay
Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ryusuke Taguchi, and Rocky Romero vs. KENTA, Taiji Ishimori, and El Phantasmo
YOH vs. SHO
Kickoff: New Japan Ranbo battle royal. The top four finalists will move to a four-way the next night to determine the KOPW 2022 trophy winner.
January 5:

IWGP World Heavyweight title: Either Shingo Takagi or Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay
IWGP United States title: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. KENTA
Tetsuya Naito vs. Jeff Cobb
SANADA vs. Great-O-Khan
NEVER Openweight Six-Man tag titles: Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, and YOH vs. EVIL, Yujiro Takahashi, and SHO
Four-way match for the KOPW 2022 trophy
Stardom match: Mayu Iwatani and Starlight Kid vs. Tam Nakano and Saya Kamitani
IWGP Junior Tag Team titles: Robbie Eagles and Tiger Mask vs. Taiji Ishimori and El Phantasmo vs. Ryusuke Taguchi and Rocky Romero
A kickoff match will be announced at 4 pm local time.

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WRESTLE KINGDOM 16 NJPW VS. NOAH CARD SET

The card for NJPW vs. NOAH at night three of Wrestle Kingdom 16 has been set.

NJPW and NOAH held a press conference today and announced eleven matches for the card. All of the matches will have NJPW vs. NOAH talent. The match order has yet to be announced, but two matches were designated pre-show bouts.

Most notably, NJPW's Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kazuchika Okada will face Keiji Muto and Kaito Kiyomiya. Muto is no stranger to NJPW, having held the company's IWGP Heavyweight Championship four times. Kiyomiya is a former GHC Heavyweight Champion and a two-time GHC Tag Team Champion.

In an all-star 10-man tag, Los Ingobernables de Japon takes on Kongo (Diamonds), as Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, Hiromu Takahashi and BUSHI of NJPW face NOAH's Katsuhiko Nakajima, Kenoh, Manabu Soya, Tadasuke and Aleja.

Just two singles bouts have been announced, as NJPW's SHO faces NOAH's Atsushi Kotoge, and NOAH's Yasutaka Yano takes on NJPW Young Lion Kosei Fujita.

In an interesting twist, NJPW's KENTA will team with NOAH talent on the show, as Taichi, Minoru Suzuki and TAKA Michinoku face Takashi Sugiura, Kazushi Sakuraba and KENTA.

NJPW's IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Shingo Takagi and NOAH's GHC Heavyweight Champion Katsuhiko Nakajima were on hand for today's presser, which can be seen below.

All told, nine tag bouts and the two singles contests were announced for the event.

Here is the full lineup:

Wrestle Kingdom 16 night three, NJPW vs. NOAH, Saturday, January 8, 3 a.m. Eastern time on Abema pay-per-view --

Kazuchika Okada & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Keiji Muto & Kaito Kiyomiya
Shingo Takagi, Tetsuya Naito, SANADA, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI vs. Katsuhiko Nakajima, Kenoh, Manabu Soya, Tadasuke and Aleja
SHO vs. Atsushi Kotoge
EVIL & Dick Togo vs. Go Shiozaki & Masa Kitamiya
Taichi, Minoru Suzuki & TAKA Michinoku vs. Takashi Sugiura, Kazushi Sakuraba & KENTA
Zack Sabre Jr. & Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Naomichi Marufuji & Ogawa Yoshinari
Tomohiro Ishii, Hirooki Goto, YOSHI-HASHI, Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato vs. Daisuke Harada, Hajime Ohara, Daiki Inabe, Yoshiki Inamura & Kinya Okada
El Desperado & DOUKI vs. YO-HEY & NOSAWA RONGAI
Taiji Ishimori & Gedo vs. HAYATA & Seiki Yoshioka
Pre-show match: Kosei Fujita vs. Yasutaka Yano
Pre-show match: Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima & Yuji Nagata vs. Muhammad Yone, King Tany & Saito Akitoshi



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Post by Bandit » Tue Dec 28, 2021 1:36 am

I never thought I'd advocate for a intergender tag team going undefeated against every male team on the planet, but Suzuki and Itoh need to win every tag title in wrestling.

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Greatest press conference ever.

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Post by Ocelot » Wed Feb 02, 2022 3:33 am

Better than anything the girls in the WWE did at the Rumble or on Raw, that's for damn sure.

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Yuki Arai is in AKB48/SKE48, which are those weird Japanese girl bands that have a million members. She was one of the singers on 5 Japanese #1 singles, with 15+ other people.









There are so many people in the videos I can't tell which one she is.

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Re: New Japan/Puroresu Thread

Post by Ocelot » Fri Mar 18, 2022 3:29 am

The whole Japanese Idol thing is a cultural tradition over there. It's also.... well if you study how these bands are built and ran, it's a little bit creepy. Also, the fanbase can be more toxic than anything the US and Europe have to offer.

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