Wrestling Official New Japan Pro-Wrestling Thread (& Indies...)

Started by Big Dangerous, Jun 25, 2017, in Sports Add to Reading List

  1. Big Dangerous
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    I have a running list I’ll post at the end of all the best matches for anyone interested

    Looks like we are the only three watching though
     
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    Aug 4, 2019
    I just need to watch this morning's show and I'm all caught up
     
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    Ishii/Shingo tonight with Okada/Ibushi next show. Strap in.
     
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    Fix Fire Pro
     
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    Pretty safe to say this tournament is better than last years or 2017

    Which is f--king insane since we still have more to go

    2019 is the best year ever in pro wrestling
     
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    Dave said we are desensitized to good wrestling and he’s absoljtely right

    The fact that njpw can put on this many A-tier matches in one month and everyone doesn’t lose their minds makes no sense at all
     
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    It all comes down to the finals, but we have said this each of the last three years. We are in a golden age and have been watching the business change before our eyes.
     
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    He told a story about how he and Mike Tenay would talk about how if a four star match happened in the old days, you would talk about it for weeks and watch it multiple times. Now nobody gives a shit because there's great matches every week.
     
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    Omega hanging out with Ospreay in Japan.
     
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    Tana/Ospreay and Ibushi/Okada are probably both in my top 5 for the tournament. Unbelievable top two matches.
     
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    Breath with the switchblade

    Part of me wants him to win
     
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    Ibushi vs White should be good. Huge fan of both guys
     
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    I was disappointed in both the match and result last night, which means it worked.

    Big test for Jay tonight.
     
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    Incredible final. Best angle I've ever seen in the Ishii/Kenta six man. Awesome tag in the semi.

    Three years of this awesome company gone by in a flash. It won't always be this way, enjoy it
     
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    Incredible final. Best angle I've ever seen in the Ishii/Kenta six man. Awesome tag in the semi.

    Three years of this awesome company gone by in a flash. It won't always be this way, enjoy it
     
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    Incredible final. Best angle I've ever seen in the Ishii/Kenta six man. Awesome tag in the semi.

    Three years of this awesome company gone by in a flash. The best there's ever been. It won't always be this way, enjoy it.
     
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    Main was cool
     
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    Was just going to watch the main but Big Dave's Twitter has me convinced to watch the whole show, starting it now
     
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    @NJPWBros Here is my comprehensive list of the best matches throughout G1 2019. Some of these I kept track of and rated the night of, while others I forgot and went back to add them, so hopefully I didn’t forget anything and hopefully there are no repeats.

    I had 19 4.5+ star matches, so I ordered them with my favorite being #1, my second favorite #2, etc. Everything past 19 is not in order. The matches from around 11/10 to 1 are absolute must see in my mind but really the top 19 are all incredible(!) matches. 20-37 are awesome matches, and the fact that I thought 17 MORE matches where greater than 4* speaks to the massive amount of high quality wrestling here. 38-42 are odds and bits I had wrote down for whatever reason. Everything > 4* should be comprehensive, everything under is not. There were too many good wrestling matches around 4* to ever keep track of.

    1. Will Ospreay vs Kazuchika Okada 5*

    2. Kota Ibushi vs Will Ospreay 5*

    3. Tomohiro Ishii vs Shingo Takagi 4.75*

    4. Tomohiro Ishii vs Jon Moxley 4.75*

    5. Kazuchika Okada vs Kota Ibushi 4.75*

    6. Tetsuya Naito vs Shingo Takagi 4.75*

    7. Kazuchika Okada vs SANADA 4.75*

    8. Kota Ibushi vs Jay White 4.75*

    9. Kazuchika Okada vs Hiroshi Tanahashi 4.5*

    10. Will Ospreay vs Hiroshi Tanahashi 4.5*

    11. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Kota Ibushi 4.5*
    12. Will Ospreay vs SANADA 4.5*
    13. Tomohiro Ishii vs Jay White 4.5*
    14. Zack Sabre Jr vs SANADA 4.5*
    15. Will Ospreay vs Zack Sabre Jr 4.5*
    16. Tomohiro Ishii vs Tetsuya Naito 4.5*
    17. Tomohiro Ishii vs Jeff Cobb 4.5*
    18. Jay White vs Tetsuya Naito 4.5*
    19. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs KENTA 4.5*

    20. Juice Robinson vs Tomohiro Ishii 4.25*
    21. Kazuchika Okada vs KENTA 4.25*
    22. Jon Moxley vs Shingo Takagi 4.25*
    23. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs SANADA 4.25*
    24. Will Ospreay vs KENTA 4.25*
    25. Kota Ibushi vs SANADA 4.25*
    26. Will Ospreay vs EVIL 4.25*
    27. Tetsuya Naito vs Hirooki Goto 4.25*
    28. KENTA vs Zack Sabre Jr 4.25*
    29. Kazuchika Okada vs Zack Sabre Jr 4.25*
    30. Lance Archer vs Will Ospreay 4.25*
    31. Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Zack Sabre Jr 4.25*
    32. EVIL vs Kota Ibushi 4.25*
    33. Shingo Takagi vs Jeff Cobb 4.25*
    34. Kota Ibushi vs Zack Sabre Jr 4.25*
    35. Tomohiro Ishii vs Hirooki Goto 4.25*
    36. Kazuchika Okada vs EVIL 4.25*
    37. Taichi vs Tomohiro Ishii 4.25*

    38. Juice Robinson vs Shingo Takagi 4*
    39. EVIL vs SANADA 4*
    40. Jon Moxley vs Jay White 4*
    41. Hirooki Goto vs Shingo Takagi 4*
    42. KENTA vs Kota Ibushi 3.75*



    In retrospect, what a month. It’s splitting hairs at this point to really compare this G1 to the other two I’ve watched because they’re all so unbelievable it is a shame to try and say one is better than another. The three shows spanning my top 2 matches is the best three day stretch of wrestling I’ve ever watched, outside of maybe the 2017 semi-finals/finals.

    G1 MVP — it was tough this year and came down to three men.

    Ishii had 8 matches in my favorite 37. 2 matches in the top 5, and 5 matches in my top 19 overall. He did this while being in the weaker block.

    Ospreay also had 8 matches within my favorite 37. He was involved in both of my top two highest rated, favorite matches in the tournament. These matches were within days of eachother. He had 3 matches in the top 10, and 5 in the top 19.

    Okada has 7 matches in my top 37. He was involved in almost half (4) of my top 5 favorite matches of the G1 this year, including my favorite match. Those were his only 4 matches within the top 19.

    Winner — Will Ospreay
     
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    Aug 14, 2019
    Catching up or keeping up with G1 Climax is simply not an easy task.
     
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    Can't speak for others, but the month of G1 is always a blur to me. Especially so with my life right now. It's an absolute odyssey.

    Think about what Big said - He rated NINETEEN matches 4.5 or above. Mine are going to be higher. It's f--king insanity.
     
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