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- Sun, 02 Jun 2019 02:11:37 EST 5B632HJQ No.6243531
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>We went a whole year without a new thread. RIP Hiromu thread

THE STUFF IN THE TUBES:
>Puro Tube is on Tuesdays at 3pm EDT / 8pm BST in /wooo/tube -http://taima.tv/r/wooo and mainly shows promotions outside of Dragon Gate and NJPW. Join in as everyone argues why their favorite fed is superior and Yanopost, Anopost, CIMApost and dance like Keita until your tummy is full from all that snackpine.
>DG Tube is on Thursdays at 8pm EDT / 1am BST in Mondai Night Ryu -http://taima.tv/r/mondainightryu and features the latest and classic Dragon Gate shows. Other stuff is featured here from time to time as well. (like cheesy 80s films or the mega marathon before Kobe World and recently OWE)

Outside of Puro Tube, there's usually a few puro marks in the chat that can help fill you in on storylines and find you matches. Just show up outside of big shows like Raw, and you'll find someone in there to help you out. Puro matches also show up in the playlist, so scroll around to find them. NJPW, DG, and DDT live events are regularly streamed in the tubes, check the schedule for details.

>THE MAJOR FEDS:

NJPW: Oldest and largest promotion in Japan. Owned by Bushiroad and is booked by Gedo. His booking gets the tubes riled up sometimes (all the time), but the match quality generally makes up for it. In the midst of something of a revival, and although you may argue that it is already drawing to a close, they are still doing good business at the moment. They run one of the largest shows in wrestling, called Wrestle Kingdom, every year on January 4th at the fabled Tokyo Dome. Most every show they run, large and small, air in the tubes. They have a slew of foreign wrestlers on their roster right now. They also have a wonderful streaming website over athttp://njpwworld.com/

Dragon Gate: Almost certainly the second largest promotion in Japan. Born out of the Toryumon promotion, which was the brainchild of Ultimo Dragon, their style is a mixture of classic puro, cruiserweight/junior heavyweight sprints, and lucha libre. Stable warfare is a huge part of the promotion, with most every wrestler in the company being aligned with a unit in some way. Though it is a big promotion, they retain a grassroots feel, with wrestlers selling merch before and after shows, and running many shows out of community centers and gyms. Most of their large shows air in the tubes, and footage is also posted here. They also have a show that is filmed monthly in their little studio in Kobe called Prime Zone which is wacky, fun, and full of Mondai Ryu schemes. They recently joined the streaming bandwagon over athttps://dragongate.live

DDT: Indie promotion gunning for the second-largest-in-Japan spot alongside Dragon Gate. Founded in 1997 by Sanshiro Takagi (a big Stone Cold Steve Austin fan), they have taken the western sports entertainment style to the next level with ridiculous matches and outrageous gimmicks, like violently gay wrestlers, promos done in PowerPoint before matches, championships specifically for dark matches, and blow-up dolls and ladders winning titles. Despite the goofiness, there is tons of talent there, with names like Kota Ibushi, HARASHIMA, and Kenny Omega having been regulars at one point or another. They have released ddtuniverse, which is like NJPW World. A streaming site for all your DDT needs. The other companies that work alongside DDT also have their stuff on there. They, like NJPW have a great streaming service over athttp://ddtuniverse.com/

AJPW: Still rebuilding from the glory days of the 80s and 90s, when icons like Jumbo Tsuruta, Mitsuharu Misawa, Kenta Kobashi, Toshiaki Kawada, Stan Hansen, Genichiro Tenryu, and Akira Taue loomed large. They were nearly killed after Misawa formed Pro Wrestling NOAH, taking most of the roster with him, but after a decade and a half of turmoil, they are doing fairly well right now, thanks in no small part due to the efforts of Jun Akiyama. The 80s/90s classics are a must-watch for any new puro fan, and their current product ain't bad either. They also joined the streaming sensation sweeping Japan right now. Their website can be found over athttps://www.ajpw.tv

NOAH: Founded in 2000 by Misawa after leaving AJPW. Was arguably the best fed in the world for a few years, featuring the Four Pillars of AJPW and new faces like KENTA, Naomichi Marufuji, Go Shiozaki, and Takeshi Morishima, but since the death of Misawa in 2009, they have taken quite a nosedive. It was being booked by Jado, but has since been sold. NOAH is now working on rebuilding. They are currently working a lot with (skeezy) Japanese indie wrestlers such as YO-HEY and Hayata. Some very talented foreign wrestlers, including Zack Sabre Jr. and Chris Hero, have worked for them as well. They are currently showing random events on their Youtube page. Some say they will be the next to get on the streaming craze.

BJW: Founded in 1995 in the midst of the FMW deathmatch craze, Big Japan became their successor much in the same way CZW became the new ECW. Famed for being the first promotion to use lighttubes in deathmatches, as well as tons of other crazy shit. Over the last few years they have begun toning down the blood and carnage, and have awesome Strong and Tag Team divisions with many talented wrestlers, but this is still the go-to promotion for deathmatches in Japan. They recently joined aboard the streaming train and unveiled BJW Core, which is their streaming service. It is found over athttp://bjwcore.com

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 27-12-2019 03:58:44
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Aitvaras !czZR9EaAdM - Sun, 02 Jun 2019 02:13:01 EST 4pzixsHu No.6243532 Reply
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here have some good ol' fashioned databent nightmare fuel
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Ben-K - Sun, 02 Jun 2019 02:13:11 EST 5B632HJQ No.6243533 Reply
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>>6243531

Some awesome sites to keep the puro flowing:
http://www.iheartdg.comis a wonderful site ran by Jae who also runs the Dragon Gate EN twitter/facebook:https://twitter.com/DragonGateENandhttps://www.facebook.com/DragonGateEN
http://puroresuspirit.net/is a nice site that has news on pretty much every Japanese promotion you can think of.
https://www.njpw1972.com/NJPW’s English site. Their Japanese site is:http://www.njpw.co.jp/
http://www.noah.co.jpis Pro Wrestling NOAH’s official site (JP only)
http://www.gaora.co.jp/dragongate/index.htmlThe GAORA based Dragon Gate website. It also has the listing of talent who have spora/ameblo blogs which are sometimes worth the read. (JP only)
http://www.ddtpro.com/The official website of DDT (JP only)
https://dramaticddt.wordpress.com/A nice little blog similar to the iheartdg site. Mainly just results, but neat blog format.
https://www.facebook.com/ddtpro2/The English DDT facebook page
http://www.bjw.co.jp/The official BJW site (JP only)
https://rutube.ru/video/person/1067514/RealHero’s Rutube
http://pastebin.com/iJApaz9xGNB’s pastebin of Prime Zone links. He is currently working on adding more, but has the first three years of PZ on it
http://verserk-manga-club.tumblr.com/Awesome tumblr (I know lol tumblr) page filled with puro pictures. User mainly just posts Dragon Gate pictures, but does post NJPW, NOAH, DDT, and others on occasion. Great site to get those rare CIMAs
http://keepingthespiritalive.tumblr.com/another fantastic tumblr page providing results and news for just about every puro company out there.
https://puroresudream.wordpress.comMort's new site to replace the dead RealHero archive.
https://twitter.com/ddtpro_engThe DDT English Update Twitter. This is a wonderful site that helps all the fans of DDT who don't understand Japanese. They provide commentary and news in English.
https://twitter.com/reasonjpChris Charlton's Twitter. He provides English translations of NJPW events, most recently he has joined the NJPW English commentary team as well.
https://twitter.com/DG_JaeJae's personal twitter account. He runs the Dragon Gate EN pages. He also provides his own commentary and translations on his personal twitter as well.
https://www.twitch.tv/orientalwrestlingent - OWE's Twitch page
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Charles Robinson - Sun, 02 Jun 2019 05:04:29 EST M1ahJWky No.6243560 Reply
that is a terrible op picture we are going to have to look at for a year
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Abyss - Sun, 02 Jun 2019 09:34:01 EST 5DjYdGF1 No.6243625 Reply
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>>6243616
>rhyYhD/u

you are the last person who should be ID posting here. You are among the very worst posters on this board.
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KAGETORA - Sun, 02 Jun 2019 12:17:07 EST aiZ7VbA3 No.6243730 Reply
>>6243641
Hey man I think I heard a knock at your front door.
Better go microwave your hard drive real quick.
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Charles Robinson - Sun, 02 Jun 2019 12:47:12 EST M1ahJWky No.6243767 Reply
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>>6243730
sounds like your projecting hard there buddy. Tell me, why do you associate women wrestlers with sexualising children? you probably have some kind of mental issue tbf.
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Wendi Richter - Sun, 02 Jun 2019 12:58:01 EST mOOTd+jR No.6243778 Reply
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>>6243767
He didn't mention joshi, my dude

Anyways card for Korakuen Hall is out. Ara-Ken is back
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Charles Robinson - Sun, 02 Jun 2019 13:07:21 EST M1ahJWky No.6243796 Reply
>>6243778
nah, this guy is the same guy who had a fit a few months back and starting calling everyone who liked joshi a pedo. It's pretty clear he's got major issues. He's the same one posting in the TJPW thread
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Triple H - Mon, 03 Jun 2019 14:56:54 EST rh1YhD/u No.6244423 Reply
>>6244416
kai is good, twin gate champ with yamato and carried u-t against big ben to 5 stars match
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Mentallo - Mon, 03 Jun 2019 15:08:55 EST mOOTd+jR No.6244427 Reply
>>6244416
KAI's a freelancer working in AJPW & Dragon Gate, but is seemingly spending most of 2019 in DG as part of Tribe Vanguard & one-half of the Twin Gate champs with YAMATO.

He's a pretty solid powerhouse, too
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Chief Jay Strongbow - Tue, 04 Jun 2019 02:38:58 EST QfN6bgvu No.6244975 Reply
>>6244517
That's Kengo Mashimo's theme. "Kai" there means like revision, change, etc. because it's the second version of the theme.
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Fabulous Moolah - Tue, 04 Jun 2019 05:03:36 EST p/yxmtwj No.6245006 Reply
>>6245003
As someone who doesn't normally watch AJPW, I've gotta say that these are some fan-fucking-tastic matches. He's so good in every style of match he's in.
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Kagetsu - Tue, 04 Jun 2019 08:26:31 EST U28QmYT+ No.6245039 Reply
>>6244975
Kai and Kengo were a tag team using this theme and Kai used it for singles matches during that time as well.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 04 Jun 2019 11:09:05 EST UveV14Hw No.6245086 Reply
>>6245006
Yeah Aoki was pretty versatile in being able to work different styles in the ring. He was also the ace of the the junior heavyweight division and the head trainer for AJPW's dojo helping Jun Akiyama revitalize the promotion. It's a huge loss for them. Also here's what Jun had to say about it in his press conference today - https://twitter.com/alljapan_eng/status/1135853159136538625

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 04-06-2019 12:13:20
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Ultimate Spider Jr. - Thu, 06 Jun 2019 02:43:53 EST z2hwvJv8 No.6246100 Reply
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The card for the next DDT Korakuen show.
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Ultimate Spider Jr. - Thu, 06 Jun 2019 03:00:47 EST z2hwvJv8 No.6246114 Reply
>>6246100
And the card for Peter Pan.
The challengers for the Tag Title match at next month's Korakuen show are Joey Ryan & Hiroshi Yamato. Next KO-D Title challenger on that same show is Chris Brookes.
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Arnold Skaaland - Sat, 08 Jun 2019 12:29:55 EST mOOTd+jR No.6247761 Reply
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The first match for Kobe World on July 21st has been announced:

>Open The Dream Gate Championship: PAC (c) vs. Ben-K
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Sinister Minister - Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:24:45 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6248739 Reply
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things that are based
>Jyuhsin Thunder Liger has just announced the return of Super J Cup, in the US for the first time ever!
>8/22 Temple Theater- Tacoma, WA
>8/24 SFSU Student Life Event Center- San Francisco, CA
>8/25 Walter Pyramid- Long Beach, CA
>Tickets on sale June 24!
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Sinister Minister - Mon, 10 Jun 2019 10:27:05 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6248740 Reply
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>>6248739
*clap* *clap* BIG-MIKE *clap* *clap* BIG-MIKE *clap* *clap*
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Jessica Love - Mon, 10 Jun 2019 14:55:20 EST ZthAohAl No.6248914 Reply
>>6248081
Absolutely based! Thank you!

you don't happen to have a mega link for the first NJPW CD do you?
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Big Boss Man - Wed, 12 Jun 2019 09:47:53 EST z/M8Uuqn No.6249905 Reply
>>6247761
I'm worried that eventually Ben-K will kinda be exposed for how green he is. He needs more time, I feel.
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Crimson - Wed, 12 Jun 2019 10:24:36 EST mOOTd+jR No.6249914 Reply
>>6249905
I'll admit that I get worried about Ben-K in singles matches sometimes given that he's only been going since 2016, but after the Mochi/Yoshino/Kzy/Eita matches Ben-K's built up a good enough resume that I can trust he'll deliver in-ring with PAC.

Promo-wise, Ben still isn't quite there yet, but he can do short & sweet promos, so DG can handle that.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:06:44 EST MqPOCghi No.6249928 Reply
>>6249841
Wouldn't be the first time. He main evented a Destruction show against Kenny Omega one time.
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Chiva II - Sat, 15 Jun 2019 21:21:15 EST mOOTd+jR No.6251287 Reply
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New World match announced & updated card:
>PAC (c) vs. Ben-K: Open The Dream Gate Championship
>YAMATO & KAI (c) vs. Big R Shimizu & Eita vs. Naruki Doi & Kaito Ishida: Open The Twin Gate Championship
>Ultimo Dragon, Masato Yoshino & Dragon Kid vs. Aagan Iisou (Masaaki Mochizuki, Shuji Kondo & Takuya Sugawara): 20th Anniversary Celebration Premium Match

Fucking stacked card, rn.
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Mean Gene Okerlund - Sat, 15 Jun 2019 21:29:22 EST WNuZWFf6 No.6251288 Reply
>>6251287
I was hoping for Yoshino vs Ultimo when they first started building to his return, but that tag looks pretty nice
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:18:32 EST MqPOCghi No.6253549 Reply
Suwama has now taken Atsushi Aoki’s role as President of Talent Relations.
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Tony Chimel - Sun, 23 Jun 2019 04:25:36 EST M1ahJWky No.6254522 Reply
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>>6254504
looks like elgin is a draw and the virtue signposters of redddit can't do a thing about it
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Gail Kim - Sun, 23 Jun 2019 04:46:06 EST mOOTd+jR No.6254525 Reply
>Doi announced after the match that he had forgotten to mention something before. While there has been a partial card released for Kobe World, he is working behind the scenes to come up with a match that will shock everyone. Look forward to the announcement soon

So, Naruki Doi is promising a match that's gonna shock everybody for Kobe World, while YAMATO is gonna bring in a friend of his that has a history with Anthony W. Mori at Korakuen Hall. Pretty interesting news.
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Danny Doring - Sun, 23 Jun 2019 04:59:18 EST G0aUFK+2 No.6254527 Reply
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>>6254525
>he is working behind the scenes to come up with a match that will shock everyone
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Jack Korpela - Sun, 23 Jun 2019 10:04:40 EST Ud4AgePp No.6254566 Reply
>>6254522
That shouldn't be read as hot in a sexual sense, but Elgin is a known quantity based on his nu-japan run so BJW fans in Japan will see this as a big coup
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Additional_Armies !G5HwlahLM2 - Sun, 23 Jun 2019 10:13:26 EST YILbGvXF No.6254571 Reply
>>6254522
are people still mad at him for basically nothing?
he's getting featured in Impact now, despite his problems he had apparently getting bookings in America over the whole fiasco.

Japan never gave a fuck either way.
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Yoshi Tatsu - Sun, 23 Jun 2019 14:00:12 EST VFywvc1W No.6254643 Reply
>>6253384
is there a Japanese equivalent saying to pot calling the kettle black?
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Rico - Sun, 23 Jun 2019 18:44:13 EST U28QmYT+ No.6254789 Reply
>>6254571
It was always just one guy on here that wouldn't let the Elgin thing go.

NJPW did let him go, but ostensibly that was for bad talking Cobb behind his back.
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Super Strong Machine - Mon, 24 Jun 2019 05:22:05 EST M1ahJWky No.6255126 Reply
>>6254789
did NJPW actually say that? why would they give a shit about some leaked private text messages ?
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Naomichi Marufuji - Mon, 24 Jun 2019 07:47:34 EST iVSK5WcY No.6255142 Reply
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>>6255125
god bless them but why would they publish a website in this condition?
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Christopher Daniels - Wed, 26 Jun 2019 23:43:43 EST tXRW7s0B No.6256722 Reply
just found the entire hashimoto vs n. ogawa feud and everything around it in a single video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kjAnh727KU

even if some mistakes were made in the long run this is one of my favorite wrestling feuds of all time shit's great
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Jerrelle Clark - Thu, 27 Jun 2019 04:36:00 EST ZthAohAl No.6256788 Reply
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>>6256722
Amazing, thanks for this! One of my favourite feuds ever too, and the irl twist it took is one of the best stories in wrestling.
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Shawn Michaels - Thu, 27 Jun 2019 20:31:09 EST S+7IjDaG No.6257348 Reply
>>6256788
How did they go from enemies to friends so fast after Shinya left New Japan?
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Sniper - Sat, 29 Jun 2019 16:51:37 EST 6HbFdui2 No.6258250 Reply
Is BJW Core more broken than normal for anybody else? I just signed up but it still won't let me watch matches - it just shows the same still image from before but with the "You need to sign up you broke fuck" message in Japanese gone
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El Hijo del Ice Cream - Sat, 29 Jun 2019 18:08:32 EST LI3WX/Ux No.6258283 Reply
>>6256722
How the fuck was this guy the face of NJPW in the '90s? He just looks like a fat tub of shit.
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Delirious - Mon, 01 Jul 2019 17:23:44 EST ytpEPA/P No.6259872 Reply
njpw is adding a brit to its la dojo:

https://twitter.com/suplexwrestling/status/1145303044067909633?s=21

i don't keep up with uk indies as much anymore but he's 22 and bounced around defiant/wcpw, revpro and nuWOS before it died. in contrast to most of the flippy gaijin guys NJPW tends to go for kidd is more of like a brawler and was doing some stan hansen tribute act last i checked, so he'll fit right in.

elsewhere, looks kawato's just won CMLL's super lightweight title the last japanese man to win that belt was hiromu:
https://twitter.com/luchablog/status/1145480795030773761?s=19

to be fair cmll has like 500000 belts and they don't mean as much in lucha, but kawato's excursion started off kinda bland and shitty so it's a testament to how much he's starting to turn it around
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Prince - Mon, 01 Jul 2019 18:05:08 EST m8KEoN+I No.6259911 Reply
>>6259872
Kidd's got a pretty good look. You sure he was a Hansen type of guy? He looks more like a proper old school puro wrestler like Inoki or Fujinami. Hansen was big beastly guy whereas Kidd looks more toned and athletic.
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DJ Gabriel - Tue, 02 Jul 2019 17:32:31 EST ytpEPA/P No.6260598 Reply
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NOAH put out a digest of its global jr league:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZhJwgg-1QY
go shiozaki hurt his knee somehow and will be missing some shows. not much else to report from NOAH, but they did post this picture of masa kitamiya eating a burger, so there's that
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Ben-K - Wed, 03 Jul 2019 15:24:02 EST 5B632HJQ No.6261048 Reply
>>6259872

did kawato at least get rid of the shitty blue hair he was rocking like 2 months ago? that shit was baaaaad
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Violent J - Thu, 04 Jul 2019 14:40:22 EST 5jzJnLq5 No.6261573 Reply
did that bjw/zero1 show ever make it online?
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Jimmy Garvin - Fri, 05 Jul 2019 13:10:48 EST ZthAohAl No.6262000 Reply
Lads I'm getting hype af about wrestling for the first time since Shibata retired thanks to this upcoming G1. What is this feeling??
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Sable - Fri, 05 Jul 2019 13:16:42 EST QQesQNiH No.6262005 Reply
>>6261995
Man oh man does the production of this look REALLY bad
Was hoping they were going to have the same setup they usual do for the ones in Japan since it's a big show
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Chiva II - Fri, 05 Jul 2019 18:26:02 EST WoHJKzvu No.6262172 Reply
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Ibushi finally meets burly notebook uncle
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 05 Jul 2019 18:34:47 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6262176 Reply
>>6262173
Probably just gave him a high five and went on his way
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Jerry Lynn - Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:49:25 EST yJEPrhUO No.6263444 Reply
>>6263443
I don't care for Larry Dallas, but he is someone that follows the current Dragon Gate product & has a history with the company, being the US manager for Mad Blankey in DGUSA.

That being said, Rich is a pretty solid commentator, so he should cover up for any Larry's faults.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 08 Jul 2019 11:52:35 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6263447 Reply
>>6263441
Yes

>>6263444
If he's knowledgable then that's good and Rich is alright commentating for MLW and WrestleCircus as long as he can keep up with the action going on in the ring and who's who.
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Ben-K - Tue, 09 Jul 2019 13:35:04 EST 5B632HJQ No.6264173 Reply
>>6263444

either way, we're going to have both english and jp commentary for world. jp will get main and eng will be in alt
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Chuck Taylor - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 00:44:14 EST yJEPrhUO No.6264460 Reply
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Well damn, this match is happening at the next DG/Hong Kong show
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Chris Benoit - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 09:19:04 EST BlrIoG3o No.6264556 Reply
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>Jun Akiyama resigned as president of All Japan Pro Wrestling on July 8. At the general meeting of shareholders on 7/8 in Yokohama the decision was made for Tsuyoki Fukuda to take over the position from Akiyama.

>Akiyama said: "It's better to have the owner run the business to make the group bigger." and added "I've been working hard for 5 years, so I'd like to focus on the fight in the ring instead of following the numbers."

>Fukuda worked in the real estate and hotel businesses so far.

>There had been rumors for a few months that Akiyama would be replaced because the owners weren't happy with him. You gotta respect Akiyama: He took over when the company was literally dead and put it back on a solid base. Hasn't been able to advance growth though.

>Tsuyoki Fukuda however doesn't come out of nowhere, he has been working in the office of All Japan as CEO.
https://twitter.com/STRIGGA/status/1148823486556778496
https://www.tokyo-sports.co.jp/prores/ajpw/1466070/
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Roderick Strong - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 14:35:56 EST ytpEPA/P No.6264733 Reply
going thru some older j-indie matches today and i found this HARASHIMA/Keita Yano match that starts as a goofy copromotional match inside a weight room, devolves into an actual shoot, gets back on track and then turns into a shoot again postmatch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbIsKeJr1uI&feature=youtu.be&t=12m20s

yano apparently got fired from ddt the next day but was it ever explained why they had beef in the 1st place?
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The Weedman - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:27:18 EST U28QmYT+ No.6264773 Reply
>>6264733
It doesn't look like preexisting beef, it looks like Keita trying to get wallabee some press and Harashima laughing him all the way out of DDT.
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Pete Rose - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 15:38:29 EST Wl8dbFWi No.6264779 Reply
>>6264773
I think that's basically it? I think the official DDT statement for why Yano got fired was something along the lines of "differing views on what pro-wrestling should be".

Then again attaching a reason to why KEITA in THE house does anything (i.e. "trying to get wallabee some press") assumes that human beings can understand what the fuck runs through that man's mind. Maybe he was just bored that day.
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StarBuck - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 18:09:48 EST khcbeEwr No.6264864 Reply
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>>6243533
>tfw he hasn't updated PuroDream website since 2018
>the Twitter is nothing but Joshi stuff and no DDT, AJPW, and very little NOAH now
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Chuck Taylor - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 18:20:35 EST yJEPrhUO No.6264867 Reply
>>6243533
Something to note: iheartDG.com has been down for the last couple of days & @DG_Jae's twitter is now gone.

Hopefully this is only temporary & iheartDG as well as Jae's twitter will be back in time for Kobe World.
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Jado - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 18:22:25 EST 1TRQ4aW0 No.6264869 Reply
>>6264864
...because the whole point of the RH/PD project was to provide puro for people outside Japan who couldn't otherwise watch it and show that there was support for it and with AJPW and DDT having their own streaming services there wouldn't be any point in posting them or any expectation of them not getting copyright strikes, you penny-pinching clown?
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 19:01:35 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6264895 Reply
>>6264869
Yeah they're just uploading the shows that aren't on any streaming services
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Howard Finkel - Fri, 12 Jul 2019 01:57:28 EST XQvbb1jC No.6265517 Reply
A little slow with this one but I just saw the g1 Dallas show and that was probably the best american crowd I've seen in god knows how long. it made the show so great (matches were good on their own too though). Shame it wasn't that big but still good shit overall props to them.
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Abraham Washington - Sat, 13 Jul 2019 12:57:57 EST WNuZWFf6 No.6266178 Reply
>iheartDG down
>Jae’s twitter down
Gonna make it a lot harder to follow DG if they don’t go back up given how much more promo heavy they can be than other companies
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sat, 13 Jul 2019 13:03:13 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6266184 Reply
>>6266178
Rumor has it that he's going to be Dragon Gate's version of Chris Charlton.
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Sinn Bodhi - Sat, 13 Jul 2019 14:24:35 EST yJEPrhUO No.6266234 Reply
>>6266178
Apparently, it seems like Jae decided to shut down iheartdg.com after running it in some form for the last 19 years.
He's running Dragon Gate's official english twitter & facebook pages, so that'll probably be the main way people can keep up with DG promos & whatnot in the west going forward.
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Johnny Curtis - Sun, 14 Jul 2019 12:36:08 EST yJEPrhUO No.6266897 Reply
So it seems like BxB Hulk's return match at Kobe World has been confirmed:

>BxB Hulk, Kagetora & Yosuke Santa Maria vs. Genki Horiguchi, "brother" YASSHI & Punch Tominaga vs. Kota Minoura, Yuki Yoshioka & Hyo Watanabe
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:40:18 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6268828 Reply
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The cards for Kobe World and the Atsushi Aoki Memorial Show are out now. Kobe World card in pic related
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James Storm - Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:51:58 EST yJEPrhUO No.6268837 Reply
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>>6268828
Dragon Gate made a correction earlier that it's gonna be Shachihoko Machine, rather than Shachihoko BOY. Also:

>Kzy vs. Shun Skywalker
oh bby
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Marty Jannetty - Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:28:33 EST 1Rq5kJ0B No.6268899 Reply
>>6268828
>3 way 6 man tag team match
>There are 9 men in the match
Just call it a trios match, please.
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James Storm - Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:23:34 EST yJEPrhUO No.6268944 Reply
Also, Michael Elgin's Big Japan debut match was announced:

Michael Elgin & Masaaki Mochizuki vs. Deisuke Sekimoto & a partner yet to be announced.
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Joker - Wed, 17 Jul 2019 15:46:17 EST ytpEPA/P No.6268951 Reply
>>6268944
is this the first time big mike has wrestled sekimoto? that can't be right
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PAC - Thu, 18 Jul 2019 22:17:01 EST BlrIoG3o No.6269568 Reply
>Jun Akiyama steps down as AJPW President
>zero reaction
what did /wooo/ mean by this?
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Chiva II - Thu, 18 Jul 2019 22:26:48 EST yJEPrhUO No.6269573 Reply
>>6269568
This was mentioned in a AJPW thread about a week or so ago.
The changeover won't happen until October, anyways.
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Kevin Von Erich - Fri, 19 Jul 2019 23:27:27 EST 5Jd3SZLC No.6270217 Reply
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What happened to him, /wooo/?

I thought he was supposed to be some kind of backstage politician with a ton of pull.
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The Great Muta - Sat, 20 Jul 2019 00:32:05 EST U28QmYT+ No.6270253 Reply
>>6270217
He's old and his body is beat up. His best days are way behind him...
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Horace - Sat, 20 Jul 2019 01:27:48 EST bpwUf1a3 No.6270261 Reply
>>6270217
he's just "famous" (using that word loosely) with non wrestling fans because he does a lot of variety show appearances, same as honma. makabe was a big player when the njpw renaissance started, but they've had too many guys that are way better than he ever was for years now, so his role's been minimized.

backstage politician talk is western fan faction.
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B.G. James - Fri, 26 Jul 2019 13:08:51 EST U28QmYT+ No.6274123 Reply
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The NJPW show in Philly sold out in under 5 minutes. I was not fast enough.
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Akebono - Fri, 26 Jul 2019 13:23:29 EST LUMg+nxK No.6274143 Reply
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>>6274123
They did? Fuck.

Why couldn't they run The Met? It just opened and is probably bigger than that old warehouse ECW ran in.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 26 Jul 2019 13:25:15 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6274146 Reply
>The first three entrants in SUPER J-CUP 2019 revealed! SHO, Dragon Lee and TJP will be in the tournament! Truly representing the international junior heavyweight wrestling festival that is the Super J-Cup, SHO, Dragon Lee and TJP make for an eclectic first three names to announce!

That's not bad. Interested to see who else will be in the tournament.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 29 Jul 2019 02:33:41 EST UveV14Hw No.6275416 Reply
Here's the participants and blocks for NOAH's N-1 Victory fka Global League tournament:

>A block:

Naomichi Marufuji
Takashi Sugiura
Go Shiozaki
Masa Kitamiya
Alex Hammerstone

>B block:

Katsuhiko Nakajima
Shuhei Taniguchi
Kenoh
Masaaki Mochizuki
El Hiji del Dr. Wagner Jr.
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Chavo Guerrero - Mon, 29 Jul 2019 10:34:04 EST ytpEPA/P No.6275506 Reply
>>6275416
i just want filthy tom vs kenoh/go/kitamiya/nakajima out of this mlw/noah partnership so i hope hammerstone does well enough to keep up the collab
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Mon, 29 Jul 2019 18:04:06 EST k8OMTxql No.6275638 Reply
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The cutest match you'll see all day
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 29 Jul 2019 18:52:00 EST UveV14Hw No.6275662 Reply
Two updates from Dragon Gate, Martin Kirby will be touring with Dragon Gate this next month and the two shows on August 4th will be Mystery Gate shows so no announced lineups ahead of time like Mystery Vortex or Unboxing Day.
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Tiger Jeet Singh - Tue, 30 Jul 2019 09:09:22 EST gh69CKgg No.6276105 Reply
>>6276081
Santino is probably the most DDT-friendly foreign wrestler. A comedy guy with legit shoot credibility.
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KAGETORA - Tue, 30 Jul 2019 13:46:34 EST qaWE+YXN No.6276217 Reply
>>6276089
Thinking about this and wondering - did Santino ever have a non-comedy classic like Honda did with Dick Togo? Like, something out of character for Santino's schtick but undoubtedly a great match?
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Cassandro - Tue, 30 Jul 2019 21:54:10 EST f/PF6TSz No.6276572 Reply
>>6276424
How has Aoki's run in pro-wrestling been? I'm behind on my shooters.
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Lenny Lane - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 06:40:49 EST qaWE+YXN No.6276755 Reply
>>6276572
DDT-wise: eh. It's OK. Bleh. Blargh. His first match against HARASHIMA banged. You might think his second match with him and his fight with Tanosumaku Toba bangs but most likely not. He's fighting Takeshita soon and that will probably blow our socks off.
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 15:07:11 EST 8xUvQF3I No.6276964 Reply
>>6276572
As someone who thought Peter Pan was one of the shows of the year, it was a fucking disappointment that Aoki was in a crappy Dieno match.

Does Dieno actually draw? I can't think of any other reason why DDT keep him around and have him take uppercard singles spots.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 01 Aug 2019 19:38:39 EST UveV14Hw No.6277798 Reply
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Caristico, Ryusuke Taguchi and Taiji Ishimori are entrants 4-6 in the Super J Cup. Also Jushin Thunder Liger will be wrestling in non-tournament matches.
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Johnny B. Badd - Sun, 04 Aug 2019 23:40:37 EST hCUFksJ9 No.6279147 Reply
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YOH, BUSHI, and Amazing Red(!) added to the Super J Cup
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 09 Aug 2019 21:03:55 EST UveV14Hw No.6281337 Reply
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Rocky Romero, Clark Connors, Jonathan Gresham, and Soberano Jr. will be in Super J Cup.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 13 Aug 2019 20:36:31 EST NUuS/dap No.6283606 Reply
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NJPW Royal Quest lineup is out - https://www.njpw1972.com/tornament/44497?showCards=1

pic related is the Super J Cup tournament bracket. Super J Cup and Royal Quest are going to be on VOD on NJPW World although I wouldn't be surprised if they're live on Fite. If they're not live, we'll figure out days and times to show them before the Road to Destruction tour starts.
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Jim Johnston - Tue, 13 Aug 2019 21:53:33 EST BlrIoG3o No.6283697 Reply
>>6283606
happy for Red and the lineup is good and speaks to how strong NJ's junior division is...

but damn i was hoping for more surprise outsiders
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 13 Aug 2019 21:57:28 EST NUuS/dap No.6283701 Reply
>>6283697
Well at least Will Ospreay finally gets his dream match but given NJPW own juniors division and their deals with ROH, CMLL, and RevPro, they really don't need to bring in outsiders although that would be nice.
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Michael Kovac - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:02:18 EST BlrIoG3o No.6284563 Reply
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>In the main event of The Destroyer Memorial Night, Jushin Thunder Liger will team with Keiji Mutoh and Kento Miyahara against BUSHI, SANADA and KAI. The goal of the show is to “bring together the best of showa, heisei and reiwa puroresu to honor The Destroyer". P Yahoo! Sports
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 13:15:35 EST q3U6Z4Co No.6285433 Reply
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AJPW has revealed new All-Asia Tag Team title belts. Although Onita doesn't like them:

>"Stupid! I can't believe they changed the All Asia Tag Belts and didn't contact me. Me and Fuchi were the 100th champions! Sure, the belts were old, but the blood and sweat of the past is soaked into those belts. They were still usable."
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Ryuji Ito - Sun, 18 Aug 2019 22:31:58 EST sK8BwNDg No.6285582 Reply
Updated card for Gate of Origin announced:

>Masato Yoshino & Naruki Doi vs. Ben-K & Shun Skywalker
>Meiko Satomura, Chisako DASH & Chihiro Hashimoto vs. Nanae Takahashi, Yosuke Sana Maria & "Hollywood" Stalker Ichikawa
>Ultimo Dragon, Jinsei Shinzaki, The Great Sasuke & Dragon Kid vs. YAMATO, BxB Hulk, KAI & Kagetora
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Hajime Ohara - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:09:06 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6285731 Reply
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>Kento Miyahara defends the Triple Crown against Naoya Nomura on September 3rd in Korakuen Hall.

>At the same show Zeus & Ryouii Sai challenge Suwama & Shuji Ishikawa for the World Tag Team Title.

There will also be a special Hellboy promotion match because the Hellboy movie will be released in Japan on 9/27:

Takao Omori, Black Menso~re & Hokuto Omori vs Jake Lee, Koji Iwamoto & Hellboy

https://twitter.com/STRIGGA/status/1163316703251615744
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Mark Jindrak - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:59:03 EST vZs+a3dj No.6285782 Reply
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I need a giga yano for this
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UltraMantis Black - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 12:14:42 EST GXHNtkkw No.6285787 Reply
damn and I thought Keroro working HUSTLE was big shit
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Vito Thomaselli - Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:25:52 EST U28QmYT+ No.6285813 Reply
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>>6285782
>Height: 213 cm
Where will they find someone that tall? Can they just teach someone?
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Netjester !AI.skYnEt - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 22:02:32 EST iLikEToleARn No.6287904 Reply
>>6287903
Full card it was gimmicked like the librarians.
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Call-Me-Kevin - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 22:44:12 EST K7U209qH No.6287910 Reply
Will any tubes be showing the BJW show tonight?
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 23 Aug 2019 23:12:31 EST UveV14Hw No.6287917 Reply
>>6287910
depends on where its being shown. we dont really stream bjw if its on niconico or on japanese tv.
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Call-Me-Kevin - Sat, 24 Aug 2019 19:06:19 EST K7U209qH No.6288154 Reply
That Elgin v Sekimoto match was a banger man
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 28 Aug 2019 00:15:47 EST UveV14Hw No.6289245 Reply
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Here's some NJPW news:

>New Japan Showdown In San Jose on November 9 - https://www.njpw1972.com/58186
>Wrestlers confirmed for Fighting Spirit Unleashed - https://www.njpw1972.com/58588
>Young Lion Cup is back for Destruction tour - https://www.njpw1972.com/58515

Also the lineups for the Korakuen shows, Blue Justice IX, and Destruction in Beppu, Kagoshima and Kobe are out.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:22:19 EST dckZBj/x No.6289809 Reply
>>6289785
Well at least we know Impact and NOAH's partnership is still alive.
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:33:33 EST gyttKEK0 No.6289812 Reply
>>6289785
Was just about to post this. As C Higgy says, this is good that it confirms the Impact/NOAH partnership is still around although we already know this if you read the spoilers about Marafuji coming to BFG

Still, It would be good if they could trade some more..fresher faces too.
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Ultimate Warrior - Thu, 29 Aug 2019 19:05:38 EST y73oDH6a No.6289837 Reply
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>>6289785
It ought to work better this time, seeing as there's no Bram to be screwing things up.
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Tokyo Magnum - Mon, 02 Sep 2019 23:48:20 EST U28QmYT+ No.6291834 Reply
>>6291831
>No Moxley defenses
Huh. Is there another show between the Destruction tour and the US tour? It would be funny if they come to the US and can't defend the US title here
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 02 Sep 2019 23:56:17 EST UveV14Hw No.6291836 Reply
>>6291834
Moxley isn't going to be able to wrestle again until at least October at the earliest but I imagine he would defend his title at King of Pro-Wrestling if he's cleared by then.
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The Esperanza - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 03:49:25 EST HBLWC/LC No.6291882 Reply
>>6291836
New Japan really needs to stop putting the US belt on part-time guys
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The Esperanza - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 09:34:26 EST HBLWC/LC No.6291975 Reply
>>6291931
I know, but at this point I'm also conflating the lacklustre Cody reign and tbh KENNIII's reign was pretty shite post-Ishii with this one.

Make it seem like the belt can never get any momentum.
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Cheech Hernandez - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 15:25:50 EST 4KXNf7k+ No.6292145 Reply
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>Okada vs. SANADA at KOPW
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PAC - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 16:34:05 EST +u1/ibiz No.6292184 Reply
>Young Lion Cup League
i forgot this was a thing. they're gonna put it on shota aren't they
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Alberto Del Rio - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 22:13:56 EST L4YJHN0X No.6292441 Reply
>>6292145
>another zero-tension Okada defense

g-genius buh-buh-booker
User is currently banned from all boards
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Finlay - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 23:24:27 EST IOJUtiT2 No.6292499 Reply
>>6292441

i have a theory that the best booker in new japan is triple h, because whenever he signs top talent from new japan to do a thing in nxt, new japan magically becomes fresh and interesting.

perhaps we should send bassed hatch a fruit basket as thanks for the incredible work hes done over the years.
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Ebessan - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 23:38:41 EST BlrIoG3o No.6292508 Reply
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>>6289785
>mutoh
>akiyama
>sakuraba
>fujita
>rhino

bruh whats going on with NOAH
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 03 Sep 2019 23:48:10 EST UveV14Hw No.6292510 Reply
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This match should be dope.

>>6292184
Final two matches are Umino vs. Fredericks and Narita vs. Connors in Kobe but I think either Umino or Narita will win it.
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Alberto Del Rio - Wed, 04 Sep 2019 00:41:42 EST L4YJHN0X No.6292525 Reply
>>6292499
Maybe he should poach Okada
User is currently banned from all boards
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Meiko Satomura - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 09:47:00 EST BlrIoG3o No.6294097 Reply
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>>6292508
>According to sources at NOAH's Korakuen Hall show tonight on Twitter, Pro Wrestling NOAH has just announced a big move: they will be running shows the same days as NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 14.

>The 1.4 show will be running directly against WK14 (18:30 start time), but the 1.5 show will be at 11:30, so fans might be able to catch both.
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Shayne Hawke - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 19:00:21 EST kC6+uyUJ No.6294274 Reply
>>6294097
NOAH's Overstock.com logo sucks. The original was great, why did they change it?
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 19:56:28 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6294308 Reply
New Japan Showdown will also be in Los Angeles on November 11 2 days after they're in San Jose - https://www.njpw1972.com/59621

>>6294097
I mean I'm okay with them doing a show before Wrestle Kingdom like they are for Day 2 but during Wrestle Kingdom on Day 1 is a bad idea. That's like running a show against WrestleMania.
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Meiko Satomura - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 19:59:13 EST BlrIoG3o No.6294310 Reply
>>6294308
>That's like running a show against WrestleMania.
given the size of wrestlemania weekend, people's burnout with wrestlemania's blost and the sizeable anti-wwe sentiment among smarks, a good indie show could absolutely run head to head against WM (in a smaller setting) and do well IMO.

It'd have to be Spring Break-level counter programming tho
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Mike Tenay - Mon, 09 Sep 2019 23:19:51 EST o7tMi7Jn No.6294420 Reply
>>6294415
That's fucking awesome.
Good for the hoots.
Hope they get called to go out to Japan for just one tour even, imagine them in Korakuen or even Tokyo Dome. Would be nice to see them get that one run out there. I wanna see em wrestle Tenzan/Kojima or some other legendary Dad teams
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 11 Sep 2019 21:11:37 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6295293 Reply
Looks like Super J-Cup is now up on NJPW World. We'll try to show the shows sometime when there's time.
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Chessman - Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:09:38 EST yDxjeO9a No.6297044 Reply
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Was kind of sleepy watching this match but this spot woke me up
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William Regal - Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:11:06 EST GuyIt3KA No.6298637 Reply
Does anyone here know if EX-SPORTS is on any of the JPTV services like iSakura or something? They have a program for Theater Wrestling Kachofugetsu (シアタープロレス花鳥風月) which doesn't make tape anywhere else but I'm not sure it's accessible outside Japan

https://ex-sports.jp/program/1455.html
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Bo Dupp - Mon, 30 Sep 2019 05:11:59 EST sK8BwNDg No.6302420 Reply
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>>6302414


Also, Dragon Gate has officially announced Ultimo Dragon's role in DG going forward: https://www.facebook.com/DragonGateEN/photos/a.1005452869569988/2425194714262456/?type=3&theater

Given how much hatred exists between CIMA & Ultimo, RIP any chance of CIMA ever coming back
Unless Yoshino is able to bring the two to the table & bury the hatchet, at least
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Bo Dupp - Mon, 30 Sep 2019 08:10:29 EST sK8BwNDg No.6302450 Reply
>>6302447
It all goes back to the Toryumon/Dragon Gate split in 2004, basically. Between most of the money Toryumon Japan made in 2003 going to Ultimo while he was in WWE despite the work CIMA/Mochizuki/Milano/Magnum TOKYO put into carrying Toryumon & a bunch of other issues, Ultimo left in 2004 taking the Toryumon name & branding with him. Didn't help that a year later, Aagan Iisou & Milano would fuck off, competing in promotions that were meant to be competition to Dragon Gate (like dragondoor & El Dorado, both of which had Ultimo's support only to bomb in spectacular fashion).

It's kinda ironic, considering that CIMA & Takashi Okamura (who took over from Ultimo) split from Dragon Gate last year & despite some initial heat (as well as Shingo throwing shade over Twitter), Masato Yoshino & current president Toru Kido have tried to stay on good terms with everybody. But ever since Ultimo came back, CIMA has seemingly been given the Chris Benoit treatment by the company, not even being shown in the 20th anniversary video package at Kobe World.
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Timothy Well - Mon, 30 Sep 2019 10:09:53 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6302476 Reply
>>6302414
it gives someone else the opportunity to run Korakuen and start a new tradition
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Timothy Well - Mon, 30 Sep 2019 10:28:26 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6302481 Reply
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>With the exception of the ambulance issue in New York City, New Japan was extremely happy with the weekend’s Fighting Spirit USA tour with stops in Lowell, MA, NYC and Philadelphia. Of the three shows, the Philadelphia event was said to have been the most profitable for the company at the gate, but New York City was the #1 night in terms of merchandise sales, with Lowell coming in second for merchandise numbers.

>There were no major injuries coming out of the weekend except for Kota Ibushi having, a cap from one of his teeth knocked out by EVIL in NYC. Referee Red Shoes immediately retrieved it. There’s no word if Ibushi was able to have it placed back on.

>In terms of crowd reaction, New York City was said to have had the hottest crowd reactions.

>Philadelphia was completely sold out, including an additional 200 standing room tickets that were made available because there were so many inquiries to the 2300 Arena for tickets after the initial immediate sellout.

>In a follow-up to the ambulance stuff in NYC, at one point there were FOUR ambulances at the show. As we noted, FDNY was able to send an ambulance to assist but the New York State Athletic Commission turned it down, feeling that they couldn’t chance the ambulance wouldn’t be called away. A second FDNY ambulance arrived, but that still wasn’t deemed appropriate. Finally, not one, but two ambulances that were allowed arrived. The Commission attempted to send one away, telling them they were not needed. When New Japan’s local promoter asked what would happen if a wrestler got injured and needed to be transported, they were told the show would be halted until the ambulance returned. At that point, a rep for the show put his foot down and demanded both ambulances stay. The FDNY ambulance left about an hour after the show started, so for the first hour of the show, there were four ambulances sitting there after the show was delayed nearly 90 minutes because there were zero ambulances.

>The local promoter in NYC, as an extra measure, made sure there was a Japanese speaking doctor in attendance so there would be no language barriers if there was an injury.

>The Japanese commentary on the NYC event was done in studio from Japan as they watched the show commentary team at any of the events. That’s why Toru Yano was on screen but never appeared on any of the nights live.

>We are told the Lowell and Philadelphia events will likely be added to New Japan World.

>We received a lot of feedback from fans who watched the NYC show, noting it felt unique and different in how it looked from the usual NJPW productions. North Carolina’s Premier Wrestling Xperience handled the production of the shows and Patrick Price from their company was the one editing the shows live as they happened. Price specifically edited the NYC show to have more of an American feel, wanting it to come across like a “rock concert” while the other shows were edited to have more of a traditional NJPW production feel.

>The Rock N’ Roll Express being brought in was said to have been a Jado idea.

>Backstage in Philadelphia was WWE’s Kairi Sane, Ring of Honor’s Sumie Sakai and Cheeseburger and CZW’s DJ Hyde. Also at the Philly show, for the first time in decades in the building, was former ECW promoter Ed Zohn, who now works with PWX.

>Danny Cage and his Monster Factory Wrestling Academy assisted with logistics at the Philadelphia event.

>New Japan was really pleased to see there were so many fans who hit multiple nights of the tour.

>To answer the number one question we received going into the tour, it appears Jushin Liger was not booked to appear due to his current storyline where he has morphed into Kishin Liger for the first time in many years and the company didn’t want to contradict that turn of events.

>There were specific market t-shirts created for Boston and Philadelphia.

>Highspots.com provided the ring for the New Japan tour over the weekend.

>There is early talk of perhaps doing more United States shows in the first quarter of 2020, but that is nowhere near confirmed.

>There is slated to be an invited tryout for New Japan Pro Wrestling tomorrow in Los Angeles.
pwi
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Antonio Honda - Mon, 30 Sep 2019 10:45:37 EST W+NTx977 No.6302488 Reply
>>6302481
That's a weird explanation for liger. Why couldn't "kishin" liger be booked on the show?

More US shows sound cool. They need better US partners though, because they need a better understanding of how to run a bigger building in some of these markets. It sounds like they left a lot of money on the table in Philly and had no idea how to run a show in NY. The NY show could've looked better if we got to see more of the Hammerstein ballroom. It's such a cool looking and iconic venue. Darkening that building is almost like covering the stained glass in KBS Hall. I don't understand how it made it feel like a rock concert...
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Bo Dupp - Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:22:31 EST sK8BwNDg No.6302593 Reply
>>6302450
Forgot to add: Before Ultimo came back, the initial Dragon Gate Entertainment/Dragon Gate International heat had cooled down so much, that CIMA earlier this year stated that he'd be willing to work DGE shows & any bookings from them would become his top priority,

It's a damn shame that the hate between Ultimo & CIMA could prevent him from every coming back, but unfortunately it's just another case of insane Dragon System drama. Doesn't help that guys like Tozawa hates CIMA's guts, too
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Zema Ion - Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:33:39 EST 8Fa2E0kD No.6302602 Reply
>>6302593
Isn't CIMA done with DG now with AEW launching fully and he's in with OWE
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Bo Dupp - Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:42:59 EST sK8BwNDg No.6302615 Reply
>>6302602
CIMA's been done with DG since the May 2018 split. Dragon Gate International is just the name of the booking office CIMA, T-Hawk, El Lindaman & Takehiro Yamamura use for international bookings with it being based in Shanghai, alongside OWE.

Dragon Gate Entertainment is the fed that's being ran by Masato Yoshino & Toru Kido in Japan & CIMA expressed a willingness to work DGE under the right circumstances, but again, this was before Ultimo Dragon came back into the picture.
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JV Rich - Tue, 01 Oct 2019 05:24:08 EST sK8BwNDg No.6303243 Reply
>>6302615
Forgot to add: The one bright-side of all this mess is that the people in charge of DGE nowadays have no heat with Shingo & Tozawa unlike the previous regime, as well as the fact that they've been trying to repair bridges with everyone that's had beef with Dragon Gate over the years.
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Van Hammer - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 17:36:56 EST sK8BwNDg No.6305373 Reply
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Michael Elgin vs. Takashi Sugiura for the new GHC National Championship on 11/2
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Elias - Sat, 05 Oct 2019 06:01:50 EST 5B632HJQ No.6305873 Reply
It's just rumor right now, but it looks like OWE is finally closing their doors. People on twitter (who are from China) are advising that in the coming days that the OWE tour of Japan set for next month will be cancelled and the company will officially be dead.

:f: if true
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Super Hentai - Sat, 05 Oct 2019 08:04:40 EST 7ZkLLCFc No.6305894 Reply
>>6305873
Well, given there was already a partnership established, AEW can take all in worth taking in if that brings you some closure.
Their style of matches would be another great attraction exclusive to AEW like how the joshis are for the women.
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Earl Hebner - Sun, 06 Oct 2019 14:30:02 EST iiKQZuhS No.6306436 Reply
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Oka is back after 8 months of silence
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Minori Makiba - Sun, 06 Oct 2019 15:52:18 EST z54f/jWb No.6306474 Reply
>>6306436

The dude on the right with the long hair and the beard? THAT'S Oka?

man he looks different
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Elias - Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:04:44 EST 5B632HJQ No.6312072 Reply
We're gonna show the STARDOM/NJPW presser in about 50 min in the tube.
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Hikari Minami - Thu, 17 Oct 2019 22:13:58 EST iwbGlNjo No.6312478 Reply
>>6305373
Why does everyone seem to be so keen on adding new belts these days?
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Christ Sabin - Thu, 17 Oct 2019 22:32:20 EST U28QmYT+ No.6312486 Reply
>>6312425
They got my interest, but not enough to fly to Florida. Thankfully these are streamed.
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Lacey Von Erich - Thu, 17 Oct 2019 22:34:03 EST fNkQeyr0 No.6312489 Reply
>>6312478
to either satisfy their wrestlers' fragile egos or to try and sell more merch.
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barrilete cosmico - Fri, 18 Oct 2019 09:48:03 EST yOhhKw/k No.6312587 Reply
I want to get into DG but idk where to start, gimme some recommendations please!
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Vinnie Vegas - Thu, 24 Oct 2019 22:34:26 EST sK8BwNDg No.6315521 Reply
>>6312587
Late, but I highly recommend starting with the 2019 Kobe World show.
IMO it's one of, the best Dragon Gate show this decade & the addition of english commentary makes it easy to understand everything that is going on for new viewers.

After that, look up Big R Shimizu & Eita vs. Kzy & Genki Horiguchi from Dangerous Gate, Shun Skywalker vs. Masato Yoshino from this months Korakuen Hall show & the recent Ben-K/Masaaki Mochizuki Dream Gate Championship match.

>>6315517
Right now, I'd probably give it to NOAH. They've been doing a good job rebuilding themselves lately & (thanks to them putting some shows up on YT), they're pretty easy to catch up with. All Japan has some good stuff too, but their main event scene is pretty fucking stale right now.
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Cyrus - Thu, 24 Oct 2019 22:44:30 EST 60xZ0Aid No.6315525 Reply
>>6315517
Definitelly All Japan. They have like 5 of the best wrestlers in the world and cool people showing up at every event.
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Mass Transit - Fri, 25 Oct 2019 13:00:16 EST lMZxHsns No.6315668 Reply
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Who is the Bruiser Brody looking dude in the bottom right corner?
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Terry Funk - Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:03:50 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6321204 Reply
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holy shit!
>the opening match sees TJP and Amazing Red form awesome opposition for Aaron Solow and the debuting Alex Zayne.

>Despite having debuted in 2005, Zayne had a relatively low profile in the independent scene until a match with Robbie Eagles in the spring put him on many followers’ maps. A rapidly growing underground sensation, Zayne is on the cusp of a major break that could come in the Globe Theater against a junior heavyweight dream team of Red and TJP.
https://www.njpw1972.com/64605
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Terry Funk - Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:08:49 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6321206 Reply
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>>6321204
>The second match of the evening will see Jyushin Thunder Liger wrestle for the last time in the US in a unique environment, teaming with Aaron Solow against Toru Yano and the returning Colt Cabana. Cabana and Yano made a cult combination through the spring after Cabana made his New Japan Cup debut. They will likely bring some interesting combination attacks against the first time pairing of Liger and Solow.
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Terry Funk - Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:32:37 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6321214 Reply
>>6321209
Liger's good at comedy, he's old and beat up, the US isn't his biggest stage and he's saving it for the Dome
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Xavier - Tue, 05 Nov 2019 13:43:47 EST D3G5KdFV No.6321217 Reply
WALTER & Sekimoto vs Double Yuji was beautiful
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 05 Nov 2019 15:17:32 EST UveV14Hw No.6321248 Reply
Full lineups for New Japan Showdown in San Jose and Los Angeles. San Jose will be live on NJPW World and Los Angeles will be on VOD, which we'll show at a later date.

https://www.njpw1972.com/tornament/58190?showCards=1
https://www.njpw1972.com/tornament/59625?showCards=1

>>6321204
Good for Alex Zayne getting booked in NJPW. He's definitely somebody that major promotions should take notice of that I wouldn't be surprised he gets signed to one this next year.
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Superstar Billy Graham - Wed, 06 Nov 2019 02:40:11 EST iwbGlNjo No.6321689 Reply
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It's nice to see original M2K chilling together. All Dragon Gate twitters are pretty great for candids.
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Ortvatistadon - Wed, 06 Nov 2019 02:54:31 EST sK8BwNDg No.6321696 Reply
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>>6321689
Dragon Gate twitters are some of the only good twitters in wrestling.
Just a bunch of the lads hanging out, keeping in character or just pics from Prime Zone episodes before they air.

Like this mindfuck of an image
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SHO - Wed, 06 Nov 2019 03:32:39 EST 5B632HJQ No.6321702 Reply
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>>6321689

a lot of the dg dudes have blogs too. they have some great pics on there too
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EITAmaniacs !hc1Z1.0piQ - Wed, 06 Nov 2019 05:16:14 EST rh1YhD/u No.6321714 Reply
is dragon gate good
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Superstar Billy Graham - Wed, 06 Nov 2019 15:07:07 EST iwbGlNjo No.6321927 Reply
So, does Eita win the Dream Gate from Ben-K to establish himself as a top tier heel (and likely a rival for Benk in the process), or does Shun win it to kick off that rivalry?

I feel like Kzy is probably due for a Dream Gate, too, but it's a question of who he wins it from, and how; I still feel the guy needs better finishers than the Skayde Schoolboy, rolling elbow and the Kzy Time; Impact hasn't been set up like something like Gallaria in terms of match-ending potential yet, I think.
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Ortvatistadon - Wed, 06 Nov 2019 15:37:39 EST sK8BwNDg No.6321940 Reply
>>6321927
Tbh, I'm kinda stumped on who takes the belt off of Ben-K since (as you mentioned), Eita, Kzy & Shun all feel like guys who could beat him for the title.

I suppose it all depends on how they handle the 3 guys going forward, since the Toryumon/R.E.D feud is still going on, Shun's story hasn't really taken the next big leap yet & Kzy hasn't been in a major feud since Dangerous Gate. Either way, gimme a Big R/Ben-K Dream Gate match, DG
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EITAmaniacs !hc1Z1.0piQ - Wed, 06 Nov 2019 16:08:20 EST rh1YhD/u No.6321946 Reply
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>>6321927
no joking but i wish
doi naruki has like 50/50 to win or lose because he haven't fought in the past against ben-k, which it's his advantage to win and funny would be if he lost again, that will be his 8th lost dream gate challenge match
in other way ben-k fought opponents in the past so he knew weaknesses of their bullshit match and psychology the fuck up all the way down, anyway if you want to put kzy over, he needs to be really as transitional champion, i can't reaally see him as ace and some shit because of the shitass looking body, dude charisma? suck my ass, if you want shun over, that will not gonna happen due to planned long-term booking and storyline by dragon gate gedo and thank god for that, eita's push will be definitely as top face but tho benk fought against him in kog final so i'm very doubt unless eita will win from doi dream gate run, the only one guy who can defeat clean is fucking mothafucking big r shimizu, look at him, fatass who gathers all pure girls from all-around japan areas, no wonder he's based, big r shimizu - remember his name
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Ortvatistadon - Wed, 06 Nov 2019 16:15:02 EST sK8BwNDg No.6321949 Reply
>>6321946
Kzy won't be the Ace going forward, but he is way too over (& honestly, complaints about his body aside, too good) to just be a transitional champion. He can have a solid 5 month reign with some great defenses, before putting over a heel like Eita or something.

Doi should get a Dream Gate reign someday, but now just doesn't feel like the right time to do it, with how hard DG has been pushing the younger generation. Feels like it'd be a step backwards right now, but they can do it in 2020 or 2021, or something.
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Superstar Billy Graham - Wed, 06 Nov 2019 17:06:15 EST iwbGlNjo No.6321991 Reply
>>6321949
I don't equate "ace" with "whoever is holding the Dream Gate at the time." You can be a valid champion for the promotion without being the ace; usually I'd say that's reserved for someone who is a proven draw, who can draw every show, and also be relied on to be in a major storyline to give the promotion a concrete foundation to stand on. Tanahashi is one of those people, because no matter where you put him, his credibility isn't diminished.

Kzy's probably my favorite part of Dragon Gate, but he's too good at gong kids and comedy to be the ace; I'd say Ben-K doesn't hit my definition either (despite his push) because he can't really talk, and putting him in a conversation with Doi, Yoshino, Yamato, or Hulk, you can tell how different they are in terms of personality and how their character shows through their dialog. Eita used to be terrible at this, but he's gotten a lot better, and Big R has really improved since joining MaxiMuM and beyond.

I'd say Yamato and Yoshino are closer to DG's current aces because they can do anything and fit in anywhere, and they seem like genuine people (at least in the characters they are playing). Then again, I think everyone in the company (except for the opening match jobbers and the Strong Machines) pull their weight in Dragon Gate, and that's partially why I like it so much.
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Rachel Summerlyn - Wed, 06 Nov 2019 17:36:14 EST +u1/ibiz No.6322003 Reply
>>6321981
most lineups look awful (shingo/terrible team could be cool tho).

between having him win YLC and teaming him with goto njpw is really going hard for karl fredericks.
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Ortvatistadon - Wed, 06 Nov 2019 18:22:45 EST sK8BwNDg No.6322035 Reply
>>6321991
True. Pretty much everyone in DG's Big 6 (except Tozawa) got good runs with the Dream Gate, but only among them YAMATO & Yoshino were the only ones who really became the Ace of Dragon Gate. Ben-K has been knocking it out of the park in this title reign, but I feel like he hasn't crossed that threshold into Acedom, like some of the guys you've listed. At least not right now.
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Prince Devitt - Wed, 06 Nov 2019 22:45:32 EST HBLWC/LC No.6322314 Reply
>>6321981
legit the only bright spots here are Makabe & Honma getting back together and Cabana/

>Ishii with YOSHI-TRASHI
>KENTA with YUJIRO
>Zexoticoith Taichi

why
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EITAmaniacs !hc1Z1.0piQ - Thu, 07 Nov 2019 03:30:32 EST rh1YhD/u No.6322430 Reply
>>6321991
huh, strong machines especially F and G are carrying to make flying J good, listen here, we need another young guy who has to be a dream gate champion and they picked ben-k, nowadays he isn't bad but mikuh but that time will come to improve, they have the big three to draw some shows, darg gart isn't in second prime era, we're building an incoming prime time
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Kyle O'Reilly - Thu, 07 Nov 2019 03:55:15 EST sK8BwNDg No.6322433 Reply
>>6322430
Tbh, J has been the most impressive member of the Strong Machines, but his shoulder injury has just been a major hindrance to the whole act.
F & G are alright, but they haven't been really been blowing me away.
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Kenzo Suzuki - Sun, 10 Nov 2019 09:19:57 EST 5AfIK6j+ No.6324054 Reply
I dunno if this is the right thread for it but does anyone know the best place to find FREEDOMs shows or matches?
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Pat Patterson - Thu, 14 Nov 2019 18:58:27 EST pUmOxAT/ No.6326289 Reply
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joji otani got busted for diddling kids and this is probably only relevant information to three people here at most
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Bull Nanako - Thu, 14 Nov 2019 20:59:58 EST 0AcdH2Qk No.6326333 Reply
>>6326325
Huh. Now see I would have thought Japan would have had an age of consent lower than 16.
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Marty Jannetty - Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:03:33 EST NQLCELKx No.6326336 Reply
>>6326333
There's a huge difference. If it was rape/molestation that he was caught for, the age consent is out the window there.
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RegalMachine xvm-fzc !Ro1w0thJao - Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:24:08 EST F0Ox2SDr No.6326345 Reply
>>6326333
Age of consent laws in most westernized countries are antiquated throw backs to by gone eras and are usually overridden by local laws because trying to change them on a national scale is a headache. In Japan it's no different and the rules they work on are even more disturbing.
First off Joji is under arrest via a local law called the "Tokyo Metropolitan Ordinance Regarding the Healthy Development of Youths" It rolls off the tongue much easier in Japanese.
It prohibits the sale of and easy access of obscene materials to minor but it goes a little further where it punishes anyone that partake is obscene acts or influence to minors.
It's completely supersedes any consent there was if any.
And always, the parents have the last say, if they're not keen on the idea that their teenage daughter is in a relationship with someone older it's done-zo. Dude is getting the bracelets.
And when I said their consent laws were disturbing well the Tokyo law doesn't have the same severity on female on male instances.
An older woman doing what Joji did would get a misdemeanor at worst.
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RegalMachine xvm-fzc !Ro1w0thJao - Thu, 14 Nov 2019 21:39:39 EST F0Ox2SDr No.6326349 Reply
>>6326336
He was confronted by a police officer while they were walking down the street with the girl.
The report says they met on LINE (Japanese social media app) and agreed to meet after one of his shows.
He admitted he knew she was 16.
A few things could have happened here because the report says sexual act or can be translated as "deed".
He could have sent her some R-18 messages/etc on the app which would mean he broke the Tokyo law I mentioned above about obscene material. Meaning he could have not did anything physical
Or he was doing physical things with her which is definitely going to get him buried.
Judging by the information they have released it was a consent thing but still he's breaking some law.
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Michelle McCool - Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:15:03 EST BJ6rwRl9 No.6326636 Reply
>>6326625
joji. the pink guy. he singraps about being sad and getting high. the kids love him.
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Konnan - Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:32:51 EST SyhHXUUO No.6327265 Reply
i didn't see this mentioned on here but NICOPRO TAKES INTERNATIONAL PAYPAL NOW. Go support that shit, it's expiring soon but there's a really, really good HUB vs Dick Togo match on there right now, a 2006 Sendai Girls show. the Asakawa/Takizawa 2AW title match, Shinjiro Otani vs Daichi Hashimoto in Z1 and more all there to be watched now

(side note: puroresudream is adjusting with this newfound western access to NicoPro and I think Mort's plan now is to save them as backups but not upload them for donkey's years to encourage subs to the channel, which makes sense but it's going to be interesting how it affects the way puro from NicoPro promotions is processed and talked about amongst Western audiences, given NicoPro's policy to take videos down a week after airing. plan / backup accordingly)
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Tiffany Mellon - Sun, 17 Nov 2019 22:11:12 EST 60xZ0Aid No.6327287 Reply
>>6327265
This sucks. Nicopro not avaiable in my country and i used to download a lot of stuff from Puroresudream. I hope Freedoms still shows up at least.
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Gerald Brisco - Mon, 18 Nov 2019 20:55:17 EST sK8BwNDg No.6327676 Reply
So, Dragon Gate just announced these matches for an upcoming charity show they're doing alongside JWE next month:

>Strong Machines J, F & G vs. Masked Whites #1, #2 & #3
>Ultimo Dragon & Dragon Kid vs. Masaaki Mochizuki & Tajiri
>Ben-K vs. Jiro "Ikemen" Kuroshio
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Tomoka Nakagawa - Tue, 19 Nov 2019 16:56:00 EST T9Z0JtT9 No.6328044 Reply
>>6327872
Damn, just realized we can't have the "El Lindaman gets three darts in a row" this year.
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Gerald Brisco - Tue, 19 Nov 2019 17:23:22 EST sK8BwNDg No.6328050 Reply
>>6328044
It's a damn shame, but Doi Darts almost never fails to deliver, so I trust we'll get some good fuckery.
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Jessica Love - Fri, 22 Nov 2019 10:24:03 EST GuyIt3KA No.6329284 Reply
does anybody happen to have the ZERO1 event that just went off NicoPro with Otani v Daichi Hashimoto on it? my internet went out before I got the chance to back that shit up

also if anybody here is so desperate for the debut PPP show, the HUB v Dick Togo show, M-Pro Tokyo Conference, Sendai Girls 2006/11/11 or the Real Lucha Libre showcase that expired on NicoPro that they'll take OBS Studio screen recordings in the third-highest Nico quality setting then I have them. Anyone who has the slightest notion on how to retrieve the files from the server themselves, I would appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. I know Mort's planning on putting everything in the distant future anyway but it's more for "let's make quadruple sure this stuff doesn't disappear into the nether" purposes.

also it's funny how all the energy for gif-ing, hyping up, just any fucking discussion for the NicoPro promotions just completely vanished the second y'all had to start paying for that shit lol
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Daniel Puder - Fri, 22 Nov 2019 15:03:43 EST yDxjeO9a No.6329381 Reply
>>6329284
You got a link for that throwback Sendai Girls show?

I signed up yesterday and was playing about with OBS but it looks like on this piece of shit I'm unlikely to get anything worth keeping
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Velvet Sky - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 05:29:53 EST sK8BwNDg No.6329680 Reply
Two matches announced for Final Gate:

"Hollywood" Stalker Ichikawa vs. Naomichi Marufuji
YAMATO & KAI vs. Eita & Big R Shimizu (c): Open The Twin Gate Championship
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Velvet Sky - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 05:30:49 EST sK8BwNDg No.6329681 Reply
>>6329680
Sorry, YAMATO & BxB Hulk vs. Big R Shimizu & Eita* for the Twin Gate
nb
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EITAmaniacs !hc1Z1.0piQ - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 08:20:32 EST rh1YhD/u No.6329694 Reply
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>>6329680
you had one fucking job, my man
final gate sells out for 5k due to my man
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Dawn Marie - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 09:49:13 EST qaWE+YXN No.6329703 Reply
>>6329381
i thought i did but going back over the file there's bad video stuttering for the entire duration! great stuff! :^ YOU KNOW IT))
i can still upload it if you need it that bad but it's lowkey unwatchable, sorry
(also for the record not IP hopping just posting from a different location ya dun kno)
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Genichiro Tenryu - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 12:14:40 EST yDxjeO9a No.6329738 Reply
>>6329703
That's too bad, doesn't matter then. I probably would have never got round to watching it anyway. Hopefully puroresudream puts all this stuff up in the future because the 7 day watch window is a pain in the balls when you are already months behind on stuff you want to watch.
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Ivory - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 18:36:16 EST gf1aRfxy No.6329906 Reply
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Whats some essential Onita-Kino I need to view?
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Seina - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 19:20:15 EST YX00y+/i No.6329923 Reply
>>6329906
The exploding ring matches featuring Terry Funk, and Hayabusa.
The cage match with Genichiro Tenryu.
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Barry Windham - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 20:41:07 EST bNATuV9Y No.6330002 Reply
>>6329935
In the build to the match, he goaded Chono in a way that made him come across as an old and busted guy out of Chono's league. The most recent comparison to the build would be sort of like Batista and HHH where Onita was begging for one last big money match so he can go out like a champ.
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KAGETORA - Mon, 25 Nov 2019 03:20:13 EST T9Z0JtT9 No.6330880 Reply
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So I've seen this sequence/taunt a bit in puro (and randomly in CHIKARA during that one KOT match that was just basically Quack playing out his puro fantasy). Can anyone explain to me what exactly it is (the jump)? From what I can tell it's a DDT/Michinoku Pro thing, but I'm not sure.
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Gerald Brisco - Thu, 28 Nov 2019 10:42:04 EST GuyIt3KA No.6332450 Reply
>>6332438
Actually, just being reminded of this because I saw someone talk about it on Twitter - is there any reason why Archive.org isn't a go-to place for most of the puro uploads? The DMCA/copyright shit around there isn't the same kind that affects everywhere else, unless I'm mistaken? It would work for comm. releases at the very least
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Malia Hosaka - Thu, 28 Nov 2019 13:09:32 EST GXHNtkkw No.6332490 Reply
>>6332450
it's not bulletproof or anything, just checked less
there doesn't seem to be automatic detectors like youtube, but there's a few things that I've manage to get popped I suspect by people paid to watch and report, netflix MST3k, DBZ movies with the malaysian dub, and some other stuff I can't guess, and when you get a video pulled they nuke the whole account
of course they don't seem to care if you open another burner email account
but yeah archive.org is useful and worth keeping in mind, mostly works with taima, too
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RelliK - Fri, 29 Nov 2019 01:11:25 EST GXHNtkkw No.6332646 Reply
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>>6332450
also that fellow who uploaded the NOAH one has a HUSTLE Christmas show "A Hard Gay's Night"
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RelliK - Fri, 29 Nov 2019 01:46:35 EST GXHNtkkw No.6332647 Reply
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well, technically "HARD GAY'S NIGHT fuu~~!!" but whatever close enough
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Lana Star - Sat, 30 Nov 2019 18:49:44 EST OEScMBdD No.6333196 Reply
Miyahara's garbage routine really irks me

>match starts
>go outside
>choke opponent on the post
>trade slurs with Wada
>throw opponent onto barricades
>x4
>get back in the ring

He does this fucking shit in literally every match. By the time he's back in the ring I don't fucking care anymore because outside spots are mostly boring to me
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Michael McGillicutty - Sat, 07 Dec 2019 07:44:47 EST zNyQb9LL No.6335476 Reply
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I'd like to watch Real Japan Pro Wrestling but their shit doesnt even end up on XWT. How the fuck am I gonna go about doing that
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Torrie Wilson - Mon, 09 Dec 2019 08:15:37 EST Qytrojse No.6336213 Reply
>Wrestle Kingdom is a two day show
For what reason?
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:40:22 EST qE0Hxhq0 No.6336219 Reply
>>6336213
Harold Meij explained why in a recent interview:

>Meij said there are a lot of eyes on Japan for the coming year because of the Summer Olympics and the demand for the product, they opted to do two Tokyo Dome shows in January. He added that he doesn’t foresee it being a yearly tradition of running back-to-back nights at the Dome.

Realistically though it's because January 4 falls on a Saturday and given how big NJPW is now, they can't fit every title match and big matches like Liger's retirement matches and Jericho-Tanahashi on one card so they're spreading it out over two day, which would make the event more profitable given they're selling more tickets and merch.
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EITAmaniacs !hc1Z1.0piQ - Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:09:24 EST rh1YhD/u No.6336700 Reply
Best Bout: Kazuchika Okada vs. SANADA (...NOT from G1, but from King of Pro Wrestling)

Best Tag Team: Suwama & Shuji Ishikawa

Outstanding Performance: Kento Miyahara

Fighting Spirit: Kaito Kiyomiya

Technique: Kota Ibushi

Rookie: Strong Machine J

Women: Mayu Iwatani
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Nevaeh - Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:13:44 EST OEScMBdD No.6336718 Reply
>>6336700
>Best Bout: Kazuchika Okada vs. SANADA (...NOT from G1, but from King of Pro Wrestling)

I like both of these men but they haven't had a match worth watching since...last year?
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Vickie Guerrero - Tue, 10 Dec 2019 22:40:50 EST Aeec1Es+ No.6336840 Reply
>>6336837
Still waiting for the show they had with Rick Steiner in the main event to show up.
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Marty Jannetty - Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:28:13 EST GuyIt3KA No.6337639 Reply
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shadow wx's MAJOR LEAGUERS WRESTLING debuted today and he plans to use exploding LED tubes instead of regular fluorescent so have fun seeing deathmatch wrestling get exiled by athletic commissions the world over when he cuts himself into a billion fucking pieces
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Rick Steiner - Sat, 14 Dec 2019 01:28:01 EST GeKMNMnD No.6337747 Reply
>>6337639
I'm gonna need this shit in my life. Shadow WX is a fucking madman.
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Perry Saturns Hairpiece !!2yqTh/Za - Sat, 14 Dec 2019 07:06:52 EST vfAqBUM5 No.6337766 Reply
>>6337639
>exploding LED's
I have got to see this shit.
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Danny Basham - Sun, 15 Dec 2019 10:10:42 EST qQJZ8oT+ No.6338042 Reply
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>>6337639
More things in wrestling need to explode.

Any match with explosives is immediately 4 stars.
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Bobby The Brain Heenan - Tue, 17 Dec 2019 12:30:01 EST GuyIt3KA No.6338669 Reply
>>6338659
it wasn't live, they're showing it on Samurai in a week or so. it has Kenbai's last match and Jr Hayato vs Kengo too so it should be cracking all around.
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The Blue Meanie - Tue, 17 Dec 2019 12:35:53 EST BlrIoG3o No.6338673 Reply
>>6338659
that's last year's bump right? That one or the powerbomb off the ladder onto steel beams are some of the most insane bumps I've ever seen.

Sasuke is doing this shit then working the Dome in 2 weeks, the absolute madman.
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Becky Bayless - Tue, 17 Dec 2019 19:32:17 EST yDxjeO9a No.6338792 Reply
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this year show airs on Samurai TV this Saturday
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Yuki Yoshioka - Thu, 26 Dec 2019 07:11:12 EST 5B632HJQ No.6340713 Reply
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>>6243531

>Masato Yoshino has announced that he will retire sometime during 2020 due to the lingering effects of the neck injury he suffered in 2017.

>The exact time in 2020 is not yet decided.

>More details to come.
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Lizzy Valentine - Thu, 26 Dec 2019 08:18:28 EST fsnDb0sP No.6340717 Reply
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>>6340713
It was a miracle he returned from that neck injury as quick as he did.

Still, fug ;__;

Safe travels, Speed Star
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Tiger Jeet Singh - Thu, 26 Dec 2019 10:26:47 EST PEVc977E No.6340732 Reply
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>>6340713
People have said it before, but Yoshino in all honesty never should've come back from his initial neck injury in 2017, given the severity of it. But he did & he became a critical piece of Dragon Gate recovering from the loss of CIMA & the other #STRONGHEARTS guys, especially with how heavy he put over PAC in his last Dream Gate match.

Without Yoshino DG would be a much different place & as sad as it'll be to see him retire from the ring, he'll keep helping the company grow behind the scenes.
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Thu, 26 Dec 2019 11:15:53 EST M1ahJWky No.6340742 Reply
>>6340732
>recovering from the loss of CIMA

Didn't everyone hate CIMA by the time he left?
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Tiger Jeet Singh - Thu, 26 Dec 2019 11:20:20 EST PEVc977E No.6340744 Reply
>>6340742
The company was practically split into two camps of "Team Yoshino" & "Team CIMA" by the time time he left, but he was still the biggest star in Dragon Gate & top draw.

Yoshino was right behind him, but now that he's retiring, DG is gonna be losing their 2 biggest draws in the span of 2 years.
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EITAmaniacs !hc1Z1.0piQ - Thu, 26 Dec 2019 12:06:37 EST rh1YhD/u No.6340751 Reply
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>>6340732
bro early 2017 was so fucking disaster then yoshino came back and formed mmm with doi and it went cool
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 26 Dec 2019 12:51:31 EST SDTgFmIH No.6340765 Reply
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Pokotan confirmed for DDT's new ace
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 27 Dec 2019 15:47:35 EST SDTgFmIH No.6341147 Reply
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Doug Williams and Michael Elgin will be at NOAH's first show at Korakuen next Saturday. Also the blocks for Global Jr. League are out.
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Rosa Mendes - Fri, 27 Dec 2019 16:12:07 EST PEVc977E No.6341159 Reply
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>>6340751
Given his position as vice president & how much work Yoshino put into building new stars during the last few years, he is probably the most selfless guy in wrestling rn.

Also, a translation of his announcement:

>“In 2020, I will retire as an active wrestler. You may have noticed in tonight’s match you can see that my neck has reached its limits. Even now I have numbness in my arm and can’t put any strength into it. This is not a sudden decision. It’s something I accepted several years ago. The doctors told me that if I reduce my schedule and change my style I would be able to go for a few more years. But my nickname is Speed Star. A Speed Star that can’t move is not a Speed Star at all. I’ve known that since I chose to wrestle this style.
We haven’t decided exactly when in 2020 to retire. It may be spring, or summer, or autumn. Maybe I will wrestle the entire year. I just know I still want to wrestle in front of you fans for a little while longer.
Ultimo Dragon returned to Dragon Gate this year and by coincidence the Toryumon generation that I have been fighting with and teaming with for 20 years has united together. I will fight the Dragon Gate generation and R・E・D as I always have. As Masato Yoshino. I know they are in the locker room listening to this. I am planning on wrestling starting from the series opener. There’s no need to hold back. You are more than welcome to come and try and retire me early. I won’t let you do it. As a member of the Toryumon generation I will still be standing when this war ends.
I want to spend the rest of my time as a pro wrestler to give back to the fans by performing as only Masato Yoshino can. I hope you cheer for me until the very end. “
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Eita - Wed, 01 Jan 2020 22:15:24 EST 5B632HJQ No.6343027 Reply
>>6341147

tfw it should have been harada who got chonky and went to hw. what a fucking waste pushing kotoge up
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Eita - Tue, 07 Jan 2020 01:44:35 EST 5B632HJQ No.6344507 Reply
Manabu Nakanishi has decided to retire on February 22 at a special retirement event in Korakuen Hall.

NJPW is extending his contract, which ends at the end of the month so he can have the show on the 22nd
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Dick Togo - Wed, 08 Jan 2020 11:33:24 EST BlrIoG3o No.6344858 Reply
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New Beginning USA tours are set. Below is the main events on each show but I just want to highlight these absolute insane matches on the left happening in Atlanta & Miami

goddamn good on ya, Alex Zayne
Tampa
>ELIMINATION MATCH: Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Rocky Romero, Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs Jado, Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi, Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga

Tennessee
https://www.njpw1972.com/tornament/67193?showCards=1
>Kota Ibushi, Rocky Romero, Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs Jado, Chase Owens, Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga

North Carolina
https://www.njpw1972.com/tornament/67199?showCards=1
>Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kota Ibushi, Yoshi-Hashi, Juice Robinson & David Finlay vs Jado, Chase Owens, Yujiro Takahashi, Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga

Miami
https://www.njpw1972.com/tornament/67201?showCards=1
>Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kota Ibushi vs GOD

Atlanta
https://www.njpw1972.com/tornament/67203?showCards=1
>IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: FinJuice vs GOD
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Kurrgan - Wed, 08 Jan 2020 14:00:35 EST zl40nmQP No.6344889 Reply
>>6344858
>alex zayne
guess they are starting to get their gaijins for BOSJ early this year.
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Annie Social - Wed, 08 Jan 2020 14:19:13 EST HwGKvo67 No.6344893 Reply
Taichi feuding with Okada is going to be so good.
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Devil Masami - Wed, 15 Jan 2020 13:56:32 EST T9Z0JtT9 No.6347430 Reply
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I-i-is it finally Kzy time, bros?
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Chris Hero - Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:08:43 EST PEVc977E No.6347435 Reply
>>6347430
2020 is finally Kzy Time, my man. I can feel it, brother.
Also Kzy/Doi for Dream Gate, H.Y.O/Diamante/Yoshida vs. Yosuke/SMJ/Okuda vs. SaiRyo/DK/Arai for Triangle Gate & Eita/Hulk vs. YAMATO/KAI vs. Yoshino/Kondo all confirmed for next month at Korakuen Hall
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Colt Cabana - Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:14:17 EST hcUFcp+9 No.6347438 Reply
Daichi vs Okabayashi is the best singles match Daichi has had in forever.
I know it’s Okabayashi so of course it was good, but Daichi actually looked like he belongs in the title scene for a change
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Tomoka Nakagawa - Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:15:04 EST jCH8J3Fu No.6347862 Reply
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>With the Tokyo Olympics coming up, New Japan's Kazuchika Okada has proposed that a kind of mega show is put on at the same time to showcase the next generation of Pro Wrestling, such as All Japan's Kento Miyahara & Noah's Kaito Kiyomiya.
https://twitter.com/Hi5ame/status/1217690097224757249
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Mascarita Dorada - Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:27:35 EST zNyQb9LL No.6347923 Reply
>>6347862
I too want to see Okada and Kiyomiya carry Miyahara to a watchable match
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Netjester !AI.skYnEt - Thu, 16 Jan 2020 16:27:38 EST iLikEToleARn No.6347924 Reply
>>6347923
>let me record it will all come to think so I reinstalled TEW 2016, working full time professionals and happy like nothing that you need a whole show just how fucking nilhilistic I have to deal with.
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Gorgeous George - Thu, 16 Jan 2020 23:06:56 EST CmVM3fC3 No.6348068 Reply
>>6347862
I would love to see Kento expose Okada as the charisma vacuum he is.
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Yoshinari Ogawa - Thu, 16 Jan 2020 23:10:43 EST Q6Esau3f No.6348069 Reply
Has NJPW's peak lasted longer than AJPW's?
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The People - Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:27:35 EST DIKFKCIe No.6348138 Reply
>>6347862
>Okada, Miyahara and Kiyomiya team up for the show
>KKK goes over in the main event.
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Rosa Mendes - Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:17:19 EST VlRd/cit No.6348171 Reply
>>6348069
Arguably? They're totally different peaks though. The sellouts All Japan was getting for years straight after Misawa/Tsuruta in '91 and the mainstream popularity in Japan at the time completely outclasses modern NJPW.

That said, the quality of the top matches from both peaks are definitely comparable and might be a more interesting conversation.

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