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Puroresu General Thread: Everything is EVIL Edition

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!lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 07 Aug 2020 13:19:46 EST HWYsl/vq No.6428764
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Welcome to this years puro thread! Continuing from last thread >>6243531

THE STUFF IN THE TUBES:
>NJPW Strong airs weekly on Fridays at 10pm EDT / 3am BST in English in /wooo/tube 2 - http://taima.tv/r/wooo2 and in Japanese in /wooo/alt 2 - http://taima.tv/r/woooalt2. Replays air on Saturdays at 4pm EDT / 9pm BST also in /wooo/tube 2.
>Puro Tube is on Tuesdays at 3pm EDT / 8pm BST in /wooo/tube - http://taima.tv/r/wooo and 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.
>Shoot Style Tube is on Sundays at 3pm EDT / 8pm BST also in /wooo/tube, which usually feature classic Japanese Shootstyle wrestling shows and matches from the past and present.
>DG Tube shows replays of recent Dragon Gate live events and PPVs when scheduled - http://taima.tv/r/mondainightryu

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 at http://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 at https://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. CyberAgent owned DDT and NOAH have merged under one corporate umbrella CyberFight and they, like NJPW have a great streaming service over at https://www.ddtpro.com/universe

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 at https://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. CyberAgent owned NOAH and DDT have merged under one corporate umbrella CyberFight and they, like NJPW have a great streaming service over at https://www.ddtpro.com/universe

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 though it is only VOD for now. It is found over at http://bjwcore.com

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Big John Studd - Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:01:00 EST I3DkI7Ud No.6428783 Reply
You need to upload this thing. Now Noah and DDT belong to the same group and you can find NOAH and DDT in the wrestlinguniverse streaming site.
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Sassy Stephie - Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:01:11 EST LjHejvlA No.6428784 Reply
Why does EVIL have an H on his belt?
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EITAmaniacs !hc1Z1.0piQ - Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:04:11 EST rh1YhD/u No.6428785 Reply
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Some awesome sites to keep the puro flowing:
http://twitter.com/DragonGateEN and http://www.facebook.com/DragonGateEN an official Dragon Gate links in english language
http://www.gaora.co.jp/dragongate/index.html The 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://twitter.com/dg_jae Jae'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.
http://www.njpw1972.com/ NJPW’s English site. Their Japanese site is http://www.njpw.co.jp/
http://www.noah.co.jp Pro Wrestling NOAH’s official site (JP only)
http://www.ddtpro.com/ The official website of DDT (JP only)
http://www.facebook.com/ddtpro2/ The English DDT facebook page
http://www.bjw.co.jp/ The official BJW site (JP only)
http://twitter.com/ddtpro_eng The 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.
http://twitter.com/reasonjp Chris Charlton's Twitter. He provides English translations of NJPW events, most recently he has joined the NJPW English commentary team as well.

If you want any link to be added in it, please tag my number post and it will be added in next thread. Thank you.
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Netjester !AI.skYnEt - Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:18:40 EST iLikEToleARn No.6428792 Reply
>>6428791
If there's some dude whose dick I saw in the procter and gambol logo it says all the direct dig about wins or ties with drake maverick, who is the only time they pop up in relation to what the symbol.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:31:01 EST HWYsl/vq No.6428799 Reply
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NOAH is doing a winner takes all main event at their 20th Anniversary show for both the GHC Heavyweight and National Championships between Go Shiozaki and Kenoh. First NJPW did it and now NOAH is doing it, is AJPW gonna do it next with their Triple Crown Heavyweight and GAORA TV titles?
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The People - Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:39:47 EST r32Nurbp No.6428803 Reply
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>>6428799
>is AJPW gonna do it next with their Triple Crown Heavyweight and GAORA TV titles?
>Yoshi Tatsu becomes the Quadruple Crown Champ
Let's not even speak of this evil ever again.
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EITAmaniacs !hc1Z1.0piQ - Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:49:35 EST rh1YhD/u No.6428814 Reply
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>>6428799
i swear if the promotion of all promotions to make main champion to be a double champion is DRAGON GATE, im gonna laugh as fuck, so suck my dicks wannabe puro companies, DRAGON GATE IS THE BEST
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:01:32 EST HWYsl/vq No.6428822 Reply
>>6428814
Dragon Gate almost did a decade ago with Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino winning the Brave Gate title while they were Dream Gate champion in 2009 and 2010 but at least they vacated their Brave Gate titles after winning them.
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TAKA Michinoku - Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:12:31 EST zl40nmQP No.6428836 Reply
>>6428799
kenou is never winning the ghc again they just did it the first time because they thought it would be funny
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The People - Sun, 09 Aug 2020 08:49:52 EST r32Nurbp No.6429518 Reply
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G1 dates are out now. Participants and match-ups will probably drop on the Jingu show.
>Day 1: 9.19
>Day 2: 9.20
>Day 3: 9.23
>Day 4: 9.24
>Day 5: 9.27
>Day 6: 9.29
>Day 7: 9.30
>Day 8: 10.1
>Day 9: 10.5
>Day 10: 10.6
>Day 11: 10.7
>Day 12: 10.8
>Day 13: 10.10
>Day 14: 10.11
>Day 15: 10.13
>Day 16: 10.14
>Day 17: 10.16
>Day 18: 10.17
>Finals: 10:18
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Dr. Cube - Sun, 09 Aug 2020 08:57:02 EST FpQEOx+c No.6429519 Reply
>>6429518

looks like they're doing a full 20 men, I really hope they can sneak gaijin in by then because I don't need stuff like Tenzan and Honma working 9 matches each.
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The People - Sun, 09 Aug 2020 10:36:15 EST r32Nurbp No.6429551 Reply
>>6429519
Honma can still go when it matters, but Tenzan needs to stay the fuck away.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 10 Aug 2020 09:35:42 EST TTvnUm7S No.6430025 Reply
The N-1 Victory and Champion Carnival 2020 blocks and participants have been announced:

>N-1 Victory:

Block A

*Go Shiozaki
*Masa Kitamiya
*Manabu Soya
*Kaito Kiyomiya
*Kazushi Sakuraba
*Masaaki Mochizuki

Block B

*Naomichi Marufuji
*Shuhei Taniguchi
*Takashi Sugiura
*Katsuhiko Nakajima
*Kenoh
*Yoshiki Inamura

>Champion Carnival:

Block A

*Suwama
*Jiro “Ikemen” Kuroshiro
*Zeus
*Jake Lee
*Kuma Arashi

Block B

*Kento Miyahara
*Shuji Ishikawa
*Yoshitatsu
*Yuma Aoyagi
*Shotaro Ashino

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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 10 Aug 2020 14:19:33 EST TTvnUm7S No.6430142 Reply
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NJPW announced the first round matches for the King of Pro Wrestling 2020 Tournament, which will take place on August 26 in Korakuen Hall with the winners advancing to a four way final at Summer Struggle in Jingu, as well as three new matches for Jingu including two championship matches. Also Togi Makabe will be out of action as of tomorrow:

>Togi Makabe will be shooting a major movie in the coming weeks, and as a result will be absent from forthcoming events starting with Tuesday August 11’s live event in Osaka. We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing Makabe wrestle and appreciate your understanding and support. Stay tuned for more news about this project when it becomes available! Makabe’s comment: ‘I’ll be taking some time out to battle in the outside world for a while, all to benefit New Japan Pro-Wrestling! I’ll see you all again soon!’
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Manami Toyota - Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:19:01 EST 1scpaOXZ No.6430281 Reply
>>6430142
>that match card
...........................well at least Shingo v Suzuki should be pretty good.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:38:57 EST TTvnUm7S No.6430298 Reply
>>6430281
The top four matches are gonna be at Korakuen. The bottom four are at the Jingu Stadium show. Plus Hiromu-Ishimori will be on the card so either that or Shingo-Suzuki will be MOTN.
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Manami Toyota - Mon, 10 Aug 2020 16:48:42 EST 1scpaOXZ No.6430308 Reply
>>6430298
Man that's gonna be one shitty ass Korakuen show then. An easy skip for sure.
The Jingu Stadium show should be pretty cool though just based on the setting. Curious to see what it looks like.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 11 Aug 2020 08:36:52 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6430598 Reply
>Alex Coughlin has suffered a neck injury and will not be competing on forthcoming NJPW STRONG cards. We apologise to fans looking forward to seeing Coughlin wrestle. We appreciate your understanding and wish Alex well in his recovery.

>As part of our ongoing Coronavirus prevention measures, we will limit the number of wrestlers participating on the G1 Climax 30 tour. B block tournament entrants will not compete on A block nights and vice versa throughout the tour, which begins in Osaka on September 19.

Sucks about the injury, hope it's not too serious. Also a good idea for NJPW to not having participating G1 Climax wrestlers in tag team matches on off-nights to limit COVID exposure and injury.

>>6430308
I mean that Korakuen show is just the first round matches and tag team matches, nothing special. I know that the stadium is gonna be like 3,000 people but hopefully they
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Devil Masami - Tue, 11 Aug 2020 09:30:36 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6430603 Reply
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NOW here is some flippy shit
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Nicole Bass - Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:43:08 EST zl40nmQP No.6430615 Reply
>>6430603
imagining zayne and christian doing a spot-for-spot remake of one of their GCW matches at BOSJ 2021...
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Alere Little Feather - Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:12:55 EST /YsP7rdR No.6430996 Reply
Im not sure if it was posted here already, but Hard Hit is doing two shows at Kawasaki Stadium on the 29th, the first wrestling show held there since FMW Anniversary show in 2001. Ill play the noon show on Shoot Tube the day after, and I assume the second one thats mostly classic Puro and has Onita in the main will probably get shows on Puro Tube.
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Lance Hoyt - Thu, 13 Aug 2020 07:13:09 EST AN6ZLj+v No.6431261 Reply
Pls no

>Today, Uwajima, Ehime prefecture was scheduled to see night 11 of the Summer Struggle tour.

>Unfortunately, one of the wrestlers scheduled to appear had developed a fever. The wrestler immediately undertook additional COVID-19 testing, but New Japan Pro-Wrestling is still awaiting results. Under NJPW’s Coronavirus guidelines, and acting in the best interests of health and safety for other wrestlers and fans in attendance, the decision was made to cancel tonight’s event.

>Refunds will be made available to all those who purchased a ticket for tonight’s event, and more information on this situation will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

>Thank you for your understanding and support.

https://www.njpw1972.com/78997
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Teddy Hart - Thu, 13 Aug 2020 07:47:26 EST NQLCELKx No.6431264 Reply
>>6431261
Is it Tanahashi? He was on a show with someone who tested positive.
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Danshoku Dino - Thu, 13 Aug 2020 08:15:16 EST HHsNl5Ha No.6431266 Reply
>>6431264
I don't think as he got his results back a few days ago. The wording makes it seem like a new case
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Lex Luger - Thu, 13 Aug 2020 12:35:05 EST zl40nmQP No.6431331 Reply
>>6431261
yoshi-hashi not winning a championship was the sole remaining shred of normalcy njpw had. now that it's gone coronavirus will ravage the company until gedo sacrifices harold meij on an altar to inoki for forgiveness
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Netjester !AI.skYnEt - Thu, 13 Aug 2020 12:35:10 EST iLikEToleARn No.6431332 Reply
>>6431331
You got till it's gone coronavirus will ravage the company, particularly the ones in the riot squad, well built.
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Lash LeRoux - Thu, 13 Aug 2020 12:54:41 EST wMKAoJy1 No.6431345 Reply
>>6431335
>Netjester doesn't realise he is the AI robot on here and thinks it is this guy
>HE THINKS HE IS A REAL LITTLE BOY
This is the day we've feared folks, the event horizon is upon us.
God help us all.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 17 Aug 2020 10:13:20 EST o+BTpfHb No.6432978 Reply
>>6432975
Seems that SHO vs. SANADA will be a Submission match. The other three match stipulations will be voted on by the fans though Okada picking a 1 on 3 handicap match as his stipulation is a bit ballsy.
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Ryuji Ito - Mon, 17 Aug 2020 15:34:06 EST /YsP7rdR No.6433226 Reply
I hope NJPW rots back into obscurity, they are ruining anything good they ever had going.
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Ryuji Ito - Mon, 17 Aug 2020 18:21:36 EST /YsP7rdR No.6433324 Reply
>>6433286
Bro when I want to see NJPW I totally think all finishers stip and a leather strap deathmatch
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 18 Aug 2020 10:01:31 EST wMyhf4Ie No.6433665 Reply
NJPW live English commentary is back:

>August 29 will see NJPW return to Jingu Stadium for the first time in 21 years. With hot action in the open air setting of Jingu amped up for five title matches on the card, it seems only right to keep our great fans around the world up to date with what’s happening, as it’s happening!

>We’re excited to have live English commentary for Summer Struggle on NJPW World August 29. Kevin Kelly and Chris Charlton will be on the call for this huge event! Wherever you are on August 29, be there with NJPW World!
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The People - Wed, 19 Aug 2020 12:42:48 EST sj1hjW0j No.6433993 Reply
Sekimoto/Sato vs. Astronauts was fucking wild. People need to check it out.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 19 Aug 2020 13:24:24 EST TTvnUm7S No.6434005 Reply
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Jay White is coming back
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Thu, 20 Aug 2020 09:30:54 EST M1ahJWky No.6434341 Reply
>>6434183
thanks, yeah I enjoyed that. I liked the Astronauts, especially the guy with the shaved head. he has a cool way of moving from strike to strike
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 20 Aug 2020 12:20:32 EST TTvnUm7S No.6434383 Reply
Gabriel Kidd has suffered a neck injury and will not be able to compete on Korakuen Hall cards on August 26 and 27. Changes have been made to both cards accordingly. We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing Kidd wrestle. We appreciate your understanding and wish Kidd the best in his recovery.

Hopefully it's just a minor injury if he's only out for those two shows.

>>6434124
I guess so given that New Zealand is dealing with COVID again.
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Sinister Minister - Thu, 20 Aug 2020 12:29:46 EST M7liIxSq No.6434386 Reply
>>6434364
>ito and pegaso are coming back
i don't know if we have japanese anons on here but if so i would go as far as to suggest locking your neighbours into their homes so we don't lose this. truly.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 24 Aug 2020 08:49:18 EST HWYsl/vq No.6436245 Reply
The results are in for the stipulations for the first round matches in the KOPW 2020 Tournament:

>Kazuchika Okada (1 vs 3 Handicap Match) vs Yujiro Takahashi (Lumberjack With Leather Belts Deathmatch)

Okada: 31,961 votes (56%)
Yujiro: 25,113 votes (44%)

>This vote showed the only disparity between Japanese and international fans, with the English poll deciding in favour of Yujiro Takahashi, but Okada’s choice of 1 vs 3 handicap match won out altogether and Okada will now face Yujiro, Gedo and Jado in a handicap match Wednesday!

>Toru Yano (Two Count Pinfalls) vs BUSHI (Five Count Ringouts)

Yano: 31,499 votes (57.2%)
BUSHI: 23,531 votes (42.8%)

>A comfortable lead in the polls for Toru Yano means that he and BUSHI will wrestle under Two Count Pinfall rules on Wednesday. There are no submissions, DQs or countouts; the only way to win is by pinning your opponent’s shoulders to the mat for a count of two!

>Satoshi Kojima (Finishers Only) vs El Desperado (No Finishers Allowed)

Desperado: 42,500 votes (68.5%)
Kojima: 19,586 votes (31.5%)

>In what’s close to a landslide, El Desperado takes the vote for his suggested rules Wednesday. He and Satoshi Kojima will face off in a No Finishers match, where usage of Kojima’s Lariat and Desperado’s Pinche Loco will be grounds for disqualification!
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Heidenreich - Mon, 24 Aug 2020 09:30:25 EST TGfaR6x5 No.6436251 Reply
>>6436245
Man, 2 count matches are kind of fun as a concept. I remember watching a dragon gate show where most of the matches were 2 count pinfalls which was super fun because everyone there has a flash pin. Yano really is the noblest brain.
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Mr. Perfect - Thu, 27 Aug 2020 20:56:38 EST M7liIxSq No.6437113 Reply
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GLEAT Vol. 1 card is out, the Itoh tag and Syuri/Yuu are under UWF rules, hell yeah
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Ivory - Thu, 27 Aug 2020 22:56:45 EST AN6ZLj+v No.6437197 Reply
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Hope this works out. Dude seemed good enough to be at least coachable and is a standup dude otherwise
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 28 Aug 2020 08:16:26 EST HWYsl/vq No.6437274 Reply
>>6437197
Good for him getting an opportunity tp wrestle on NJPW Strong.
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Booker T - Fri, 28 Aug 2020 09:11:22 EST 6RcvwRLi No.6437284 Reply
>>6437197
Cool.

I was never a fan, but that was mostly because what the fuck did WWE give me of his to be a fan OF? He seemed like a good guy who wanted to put in the work.

I liked pairing him with Backlund in theory, but they never really did anything with it and then just sorta dropped it. So, like, business as usual.
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Shaggy 2 Dope - Fri, 28 Aug 2020 11:15:56 EST 13YUp3Lk No.6437319 Reply
what time is Jingu Stadium tomorrow ? (GMT)
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Fri, 28 Aug 2020 15:01:01 EST o+BTpfHb No.6437411 Reply
>>6437394
>>6437397
Are you talking about Hard Hit's Hikaru Sato 20th Anniversary shows? Those are gonna be shown in Shoot Tube I believe.

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Chavo Guerrero - Sun, 30 Aug 2020 22:36:48 EST rWWSIM8P No.6438309 Reply
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NJPW conference tonight.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 08:33:17 EST TTvnUm7S No.6438399 Reply
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Here's two announcements coming out of this morning's press conference for the upcoming New Japan Road tour:

>Because YOH will be unlikely to return by the end of the year, SHO announced that the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship has been vacated. The new champions will be crowned in a four team round robin tournament, which is replacing the annual Super Jr. Tag Tournament/League this year, with matches taking place on September 5th and 6th in Chiba and 9th in Miyagi with the final on the 11th at Korakuen Hall.

>CHAOS' Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, and YOSHI-HASHI will defend their NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship for the first time in a rematch from the tournament final against CHAOS' Kazuchika Okada, SHO, and Toru Yano at Korakuen Hall on September 11.

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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 08:35:58 EST TTvnUm7S No.6438400 Reply
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Also here's what Tetsuya Naito said during the press conference:

>It was the first time in 21 years that NJPW ran in Jingu Stadium. For me personally, it was the first time to have a big match outside. That open air, that feeling of the wind on your skin in the middle of a match, that was really special.

>By the way, did you guys know? Yours truly is on the front of the sports section in Tokyo Sports today. That’s usually reserved for the Tokyo Dome, G1 final, or the year end awards, so for that spot to be given over to me and Jingu, that’s a sign the event was a big success. Of course, the main reason for that success is down to the fans that watched on TV, that watched on NJPW World, and that made it into the venue even in the sweltering heat. I appreciate all of you.

>The next tour starts on September 3 and goes to Saitama, Chiba, Ibaraki, Miyagi and Korakuen Hall, and I’m looking forward to showing everyone what I look like while I make my entrance in all these places. And then, G1 Climax? That’s not for a little while yet. It’s the next tour that’s most important now.

>In the meantime, there are two things that I really want to say here today. First of all, about these two belts. I always said that I want to take two belts at the same time. I never said I want to unify them. But with all these title matches being for both belts, maybe the company thinks that it should be unified. In that case, fine, go ahead and make one new belt for me to hold. But if these are two championships then I want to defend them both separately. That’s certainly easier for everyone to understand. Even if that means wrestling two title matches on one tour; that would be a tough schedule, but that’s the role I’ve put myself in. I’m up for it. I want NJPW, and the chairman, Sugabayashi, to make his call. Are these unified or not?

>My second point is about big matches outside. Truthfully, we were supposed to have a big event in Madison Square Garden this year, but because of the Coronavirus situation, that event didn’t happen, and we were able to be in Jingu Stadium. Did you see what it looked like there? That massive stadium, and nobody was in most of it. The stands were mostly empty. I know that’s because of restrictions the country is under for the number of people we can put in there. I understand, but it’s still a big shame. I don’t want it to end like this.

>So, my proposal is to have more events in the open air. Maybe you might worry about the weather, but I want it to happen. Maybe Jingu Stadium every year, or change it up and run in a different open air venue every year. There are a lot of stadiums used by pro baseball teams, or even other grounds, up in Hokkaido, or Okinawa even. There are a lot of possibilities. I want this to happen. Maybe in the future I can have a big LIJ roll call in Hiroshima’s Matsuda Stadium. Whatever, that’s just something I want, maybe it’s 80% me going into business for myself. But I want everyone to give it thought.

>I had a day off yesterday, and went to Adachi to Higashi Ayase Park. There’s a little baseball ground there. All of a sudden, I got a call from an annoying reporter, but I decided to give an interview; and then I turned up on the front of the sports section. Thanks Tokyo Sports. Maybe some of that is down to (Tokyo Sports reporter) Okayama. I know you’re watching, and I know you want to have a full interview in our hallowed family restaurant. I’ll be waiting for the call.

>Because i’ll be talking to Okayanma, I need to go ahead and make a reservation at the very finest family restaurant there is. Those places fill up fast, so I’ll be off now. Until the next tour, adios!
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Nathan Jones - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 10:45:00 EST /YsP7rdR No.6438422 Reply
>But with all these title matches being for both belts, maybe the company thinks that it should be unified. In that case, fine, go ahead and make one new belt for me to hold.

Really trying their best to turn into WWE eh
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Andy Ridge - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 10:50:41 EST AN6ZLj+v No.6438426 Reply
>>6438422
I get the sense he is trying to admit that The Double Gold Dash was a bad idea without reminding people it was his idea. I HIGHLY doubt they are going to combine the belts, but I think they want to get one of them off Naito again ASAP
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Rhett Titus - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 11:13:22 EST Nwp9fWmA No.6438429 Reply
>>6438422
>>6438426
he literally says:
>But if these are two championships then I want to defend them both separately. That’s certainly easier for everyone to understand. Even if that means wrestling two title matches on one tour; that would be a tough schedule, but that’s the role I’ve put myself in. I’m up for it.

He's setting up for separate IWGP and IC defenses because he's definitely dropping one before WK.

I'm not sure what their pre covid plans were but there's no way we're getting a two night WK this year now.

i'm anticipating Naito will carry the IWGP to WK and defend against Ibushi. Not sure what happens with the IC title but maybe that can be Okada's thing?
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Nathan Jones - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 11:13:49 EST /YsP7rdR No.6438430 Reply
>>6438426
I mean between everything theyve done in the last year or so, its just becoming more and more WWE lite. I guess Omega leaving drove Gedo even more insane than usual.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 12:09:30 EST TTvnUm7S No.6438451 Reply
>>6438429
I imagine Naito will drop the IC title to whomever beats him in G1 at the next PPV, which would be Power Struggle in November.

>I'm not sure what their pre covid plans were but there's no way we're getting a two night WK this year now.

January 4 falls on a Monday so it'll back to one day. Only reasons they did 2 days this year was because the 4th fell on a Saturday and the Summer Olympics were supposed to happen this year.
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The People - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 12:29:25 EST sj1hjW0j No.6438452 Reply
>>6438451
>I imagine Naito will drop the IC title to whomever beats him in G1 at the next PPV, which would be Power Struggle in November.
He'd probably defend the Heavyweight at that show, but he could defend it on the New Japan Road show before it. Just have the person who challenges for it be the one that loses to the other person who beats Naito during the G1.
Alternatively they could go the route I went with booking the G1 in TEW and just have Naito defend the title in every G1 match until he loses it. They'll never do that, but it'd make it less of a given who wins it.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Mon, 31 Aug 2020 12:50:38 EST TTvnUm7S No.6438453 Reply
>>6438452
The IC title has main evented Power Struggle since 2014 so unless they are able to schedule King of Pro-Wrestling in between G1 and Power Struggle so Naito can defend the HW title, then I don't see him defending the HW title until Wrestle Kingdom against whomever wins G1 so Naito at most would take 1 or 2 losses in G1 to set up those matches.

This post was edited by C_Higgy on 31-08-2020 12:53:16
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Jimmy Jacobs - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 18:11:52 EST zl40nmQP No.6440279 Reply
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>>6440157
im fucking depressed fuck you nakajima you the point of axiz was to be HOMIES but just because kenou dropped you on your head a few times you decide to join kongoh
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Sayaka Obihiro - Thu, 03 Sep 2020 21:51:01 EST sfiVTvJb No.6440527 Reply
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>>6440279
>he believes in bromance
>he isn't ready for every person in noah bar sugiura-gun and kaito to join kongoh because nozawa books everything like gurentai
>he isn't ready for kendo ka shin to save NOAH from kenou once and for all
can you believe this guy?
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Lance Steel - Sun, 06 Sep 2020 19:23:28 EST zl40nmQP No.6442388 Reply
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noted traitor/turncoat/coward/perm haver Nakajima made his debut as member of Kongoh today.

one silver lining about this is that he can reform the aggression
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EZ Money - Wed, 09 Sep 2020 06:37:04 EST FpQEOx+c No.6443898 Reply
G1 Climax 2020 Blocks and Entrants

A Block:
Kota Ibushi
Jeff Cobb
Kazuchika Okada
Tomohiro Ishii
Will Ospreay
Shingo Takagi
Minoru Suzuki
Taichi
Jay White
Yujiro Takahashi

B Block:
Hiroshi Tanahashi
Juice Robinson
Hirooki Goto
Toru Yano
Yoshi-Hashi
Tetsuya Naito
SANADA
Zack Sabre Jr
KENTA
EVIL
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Lance Cade - Wed, 09 Sep 2020 11:25:39 EST jE+cBOPo No.6443940 Reply
>>6443898
I'm HYPE. ALL BLOCKS ARE STACKED. So grateful to even get a G1 this year
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Wed, 09 Sep 2020 11:35:39 EST o+BTpfHb No.6443943 Reply
>>6443942
Maybe in between G1 and World Tag League but we'll see.
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Jun Kasai - Wed, 09 Sep 2020 12:15:38 EST ipvzUo/4 No.6443956 Reply
>>6443898
I'm missing Fale

Unfortunate that this year isn't shitter free. Yujiro and YH? Get the fook outta here

Last year was stacked outside of your typical spoilers (YTR, BLF). I guess after last year's surprises, anything was bound to be shit

At least they got Whito in there, praise to Master Booker
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Pokka !!4vMEXnV5 - Wed, 09 Sep 2020 12:17:15 EST M1ahJWky No.6443957 Reply
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DDT uploaded the recent 6 man Title match of Eruption vs Dieno, Tachibana and Yoshiko for free to their youtube! This is a fun match. The main story is that Sakguchi can't stop corpsing so the other team are doing their best to make him laugh.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz-kHwyIjI8
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Hornswoggle - Wed, 09 Sep 2020 19:57:52 EST /67oenAx No.6444121 Reply
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So, who loses the DG Dangerous Gate cage match? Gotta be Yoshino, right? I mean, the other punishments don't seem feasible or threatening to happen, so it's either gotta be Yoshino or a betrayal of some kind.
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Dixie Carter - Wed, 09 Sep 2020 20:29:44 EST /67oenAx No.6444146 Reply
>>6444126
I mean, we DID have rookie Ryo Saito for a year and it was great.
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Beth Phoenix - Wed, 09 Sep 2020 20:51:08 EST RgpMBobH No.6444168 Reply
>>6444121
It's gonna be Eita. They've been teasing a face turn for a while now & this seems like the perfect time to pull the trigger. Especially if Kzy's the new Green Oni, like some people think

Masato Yoshino will probably retire at Gate of Destiny against Doi, if anything.
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Io Shirai - Fri, 11 Sep 2020 13:57:31 EST zl40nmQP No.6445148 Reply
https://www.njpw1972.com/80304

g1 climax schedule is out
spicy matches:
>okada/ibushi, shingo/jay, ishii/suzuki d1
>ibushi/jay & ishii beating up ospreay for flipping d3
>okada/jay and shingo/ospreay rematch sep 27
>ishii/shingo rematch sep 30
>ibushi vs ospreay in the "who can neck bump harder" challenge and okada/suzuki oct 5
>the battle of the century on the final day of the event: yoshi-hashi vs yano toru
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The People - Fri, 11 Sep 2020 15:25:10 EST sj1hjW0j No.6445184 Reply
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>>6445148
Good looking G1 this year. I hope my boy Shingo fucks the British twat's entire shit up and goes on to win the tournament.
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Malia Hosaka - Sat, 12 Sep 2020 10:02:56 EST msMEiaKI No.6445448 Reply
>>6445363
B Block does seem like SANADA has it on lock which...sure is happening
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Amish Roadkill - Sat, 12 Sep 2020 11:12:41 EST Mo7FbJj6 No.6445459 Reply
>>6445363
>>6445448
Imagine if the greatest A Block lineup in G1 history is marred by SANADA winning the whole tournament. This thought will probably haunt my entire G1 experience now.
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Ranjin Singh - Sat, 12 Sep 2020 12:06:58 EST zl40nmQP No.6445468 Reply
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it's okay we're getting Motivated Sanada this year dude it's a different strain of Sanada its different bro its not Cold Skull Sanada he will not just do the same paradise lock spot every match just try it bro please

being the sole SANADA-liker still left on /wooo/ is my cross to bear
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Crimson - Mon, 14 Sep 2020 02:53:05 EST uGro069n No.6445620 Reply
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>>6445459
Alternatively, if they turn Suzuki face and strap the rocket to him, I'll nutt
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Roxxi Laveaux - Mon, 14 Sep 2020 08:12:26 EST zNEL3XjM No.6445648 Reply
>>6445620
You can't be doing this. I've been distracted all morning by her asshole.
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 15 Sep 2020 09:35:45 EST o+BTpfHb No.6445924 Reply
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>As 20 of the very best in professional wrestling today get set to do battle over the course of the coming month in G1 Climax 30, eight of the very best future stars in wrestling will get a chance to compete for the very first Lion’s Break Crown this fall on NJPW STRONG. Four first round matchups will take place next week on NJPW STRONG, with the semi-finals taking place on October 1 and finals on October 8.

>With high fliers like Adrian Quest and Blake Christian, the grappling versus power matchup of Clark Connors and Jordan Clearwater, the martial artistry of the DKC against Logan Riegel, and the all round potential of Danny Limelight and Barrett Brown, this tournament is something NJPW STRONG fans will not want to take their eyes off of!
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Jake The Snake Roberts - Tue, 15 Sep 2020 12:28:30 EST KuvyysgL No.6445952 Reply
>>6445924
this is not good typography

i think the finals is gonna be clark connors vs blake christian as a "sorry we can't fly you into japan for BOSJ because of covid" thing for blake but we'll see!
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C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:59:32 EST o+BTpfHb No.6445984 Reply
>>6445952
Yeah Connors-Christian in the finals is a no brainer. I imagine NJPW will still do BOSJ in between G1 and World Tag League but it's good that NJPW is doing tournaments on Strong to give their wrestlers living outside of Japan the chance to participate in some fashion.
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Mister Pogo - Wed, 16 Sep 2020 09:46:23 EST NS0dSOj7 No.6446445 Reply
Yo where can I find the f4o podcasts?
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Grizzly Redwood - Wed, 16 Sep 2020 23:29:29 EST fCG7gS6I No.6446728 Reply
>>6446725
cum on over to my website, ashley its dads the number 4 real dot geocities dot com

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