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Match listings, times, and other notes --
July 17th -- Hokkaido (A Block, 2 a.m. ET) (English Commentary)
July 20th -- Korakuen Hall (B Block, 5:30 a.m. ET) (English Commentary)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
- Kota Ibushi vs. Tetsuya Naito
- Yuji Nagata vs. YOSHI-HASHI
- Togi Makabe vs. Bad Luck Fale
- Hirooki Goto vs. Tomohiro Ishii
July 21st -- Korakuen Hall (A Block, 5:30 a.m. ET) (English Commentary)
- Minoru Suzuki vs. Kenny Omega
- SANADA vs. EVIL
- Kazuchika Okada vs. Toru Yano
- Michael Elgin vs. Tama Tonga
- Satoshi Kojima vs. Juice Robinson
July 22nd -- Korakuen Hall (B Block, 5:30 a.m. ET) (English Commentary)
- Tetsuya Naito vs. YOSHI-HASHI
- Kota Ibushi vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
- Yuji Nagata vs. Hirooki Goto
- Togi Makabe vs. Tomohiro Ishii
- Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Bad Luck Fale
July 23rd -- Tokyo Machida Gymnasium (A Block, 5 a.m. ET)
- Kenny Omega vs. Tama Tonga
- Minoru Suzuki vs. SANADA
- EVIL vs. Juice Robinson
- Kazuchika Okada vs. Michael Elgin
- Satoshi Kojima vs. Toru Yano
July 25th -- Fukushima (B Block, 5:30 a.m. ET)
- Kota Ibushi vs. Tomohiro Ishii
- Togi Makabe vs. Hirooki Goto
- Tetsuya Naito vs. Bad Luck Fale
- YOSHI-HASHI vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
- Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Yuji Nagata
July 26th -- Miyagi (A Block, 5:30 a.m. ET)
- Kazuchika Okada vs. SANADA
- Kenny Omega vs. Toru Yano
- Tama Tonga vs. EVIL
- Juice Robinson vs. Minoru Suzuki
- Satoshi Kojima vs. Michael Elgin
July 27th -- Niigata (B Block, 5:30 a.m. ET)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Hirooki Goto
- Kota Ibushi vs. Togi Makabe
- Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Bad Luck Fale
- Tomohiro Ishii vs. YOSHI-HASHI
- Tetsuya Naito vs. Yuji Nagata
July 29th -- Aichi (A Block, 5:00 a.m. ET)
- Michael Elgin vs. Kenny Omega
- Minoru Suzuki vs. EVIL
- SANADA vs. Toru Yano
- Juice Robinson vs. Tama Tonga
- Kazuchika Okada vs. Satoshi Kojima
July 30th -- Gifu (B Block, 3:30 a.m. ET)
- Tetsuya Naito vs. Tomohiro Ishii
- Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. YOSHI-HASHI
- Hirooki Goto vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
- Kota Ibushi vs. Bad Luck Fale
- Togi Makabe vs. Yuji Nagata
August 1st -- Kagoshima (A Block, 5:30 a.m. ET)
- Kenny Omega vs. Satoshi Kojima
- Kazuchika Okada vs. Juice Robinson
- Michael Elgin vs. SANADA
- Minoru Suzuki vs. Tama Tonga
- EVIL vs. Toru Yano
August 2nd -- Fukuoka (B Block, 5:30 a.m. ET)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kota Ibushi
- Tomohiro Ishii vs. Yuji Nagata
- YOSHI-HASHI vs. Bad Luck Fale
- Tetsuya Naito vs. Hirooki Goto
- Togi Makabe vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
August 4th -- Ehime (A Block, 6 a.m. ET)
- Kenny Omega vs. EVIL
- Minoru Suzuki vs. Satoshi Kojima
- Kazuchika Okada vs. Tama Tonga
- SANADA vs. Juice Robinson
- Michael Elgin vs. Toru Yano
August 5th -- Osaka (B Block, 4 a.m. ET)
- Tetsuya Naito vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
- Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Togi Makabe
- Kota Ibushi vs. Yuji Nagata
- Hirooki Goto vs. YOSHI-HASHI
- Tomohiro Ishii vs. Bad Luck Fale
August 6th -- Shizuoka (A Block, 3 a.m. ET)
- Kazuchika Okada vs. EVIL
- Satoshi Kojima vs. SANADA
- Minoru Suzuki vs. Michael Elgin
- Tama Tonga vs. Toru Yano
- Kenny Omega vs. Juice Robinson
August 8th -- Kanagawa (B Block, 5:30 a.m. ET)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tomohiro Ishii
- Tetsuya Naito vs. Togi Makabe
- Hirooki Goto vs. Bad Luck Fale
- Kota Ibushi vs. YOSHI-HASHI
- Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Yuji Nagata
August 11th -- Sumo Hall (A Block Finals, 5:30 a.m. ET) (English Commentary)
- Kazuchika Okada vs. Minoru Suzuki
- Kenny Omega vs. SANADA
- Juice Robinson vs. Toru Yano
- Michael Elgin vs. EVIL
- Satoshi Kojima vs. Tama Tonga
August 12th -- Sumo Hall (B Block Finals, 5:30 a.m. ET) (English Commentary)
- Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tetsuya Naito
- Kota Ibushi vs. Hirooki Goto
- Tomohiro Ishii vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
- Bad Luck Fale vs. Yuji Nagata
- Togi Makabe vs. YOSHI-HASHI
Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega
August 13th -- Sumo Hall (G1 Climax 27 Finals, 2 a.m. ET) (English Commentary)
- Minoru Suzuki vs. Toru Yano
- Tama Tonga vs. SANADA
- Michael Elgin vs. Juice Robinson
- Satoshi Kojima vs. EVIL
- Winner of the A Block vs. Winner of the B Block in the tournament finals
Last edited: Aug 12, 2017
Merry Christmas fellas
Hope you have an elite holiday
If you need to catch up or still haven't started watching. I'll update the list every other day.
@NJPWBrosLast edited: Aug 11, 2018
@Pinhead here is the database I have created ! 237 matches that I watched during 2017 and rated and color coated, with competitors , date, event, titles stipulations and company included
all searchable and categorized
other people that may be interested
@Raziel @Gloku @Devil White @Sign Language @tomroe93 @Wzzi
It's a collection of stuff that I just searched out and watched and stuff that happened real-time in 2017
I left the last few matches I rated uncategorized just so ya'll could see the last stuff I had been watching (I haven't updated this since October 2017)
I worked REALLY hard on this so if any of ya'll would like to use it and give your opinions on how I could make it better or check the accuracy of the dates/events/etc that would be nice
and overall just give me your opinion, what do you think about my collection and how I rated the matches? see any names higher or lower than you thought you would? disagree with my yellow matches (five star matches)? Are there any matches that you believe I should add to the database?
EDIT: It is mainly singles matches, but you can unhide the cells B to E to see third and fourth competitors of some tag team and threeway/fourway matches
That was so epic. That Suicide doll Frankie found lol.
Notes from WOR:
- NO TV yet, but MULTIPLE OFFERS.
- Guys are being signed to multi-year contracts. All the name's you'd expect to be offered contracts are being offered contracts. Bucks haven't signed, but Cody has. Others have.
- Nick Jackson said he couldn't believe it, but it's real. Ran into Dave at an arcade, like I'm gonna believe that.
- Double or Nothing is the next thing. Makes sense that you'd want a similar outcome to All In if they're going to do it, and that was the turning point for getting TV people interested.
- Jericho tweeted a photo from a Jacksonville Jaguars game. He's not signed, Dave speculates it could be a message to Japan/WWE/AEW and they probably all think it's for them.
- Lots obviously happening behind the scenes, more coming in the next week.
- Tokyo Dome and New Years Dash show the next day are going to be very "interesting" - lots of angles. They want to keep a relationship with New Japan, but Dave doesn't know where New Japan or ROH stand on working with them.
I can't even right now fam, this is wild. This is me, but the success or failure of this depends on how companies lock down their talent. ROH/New Japan need to be all in on this, if AEW can get TV and they're willing to highlight guys from ROH or New Japan, that only helps those companies.
Wrestle Kingdom has now outsold last year's. This thing could actually sell out.Last edited: Jan 1, 2019
Scott Hall vs Tanahashi in 2001. Figured you guys might enjoy this @NJPWBros
Im sticking with NJPW man. hiac just left the poorest taste in my mouth after watching it live. Im gonna go back and rewatch the old Super J Cup matches on NJPW World
Met up with my buddy today and I also finally got my shirt.
(this is my first ever authentic piece of wrestling merch and ironically enough it wasn't a wwe one)
Kenny calls Cody the 3 star savior
I love bte
I feel like I just witnessed one of the most wholesome moments in S80 history
I think Jericho will have a better wrestling match with Naito. Naito style will better suit Chris imo
Was wearing my NJPW lionhead emblem shirt today...had a guy recognize it and ask about it, turns out he watches new Japan too and was amped that he's met someone else IRL who watches it
WWE Stars hang with NJPW stars
Bullet Club will soon be running the world at this rate!
@Raziel here is the realhero archive for literally all puroresu (Japanese wrestling) not regularly viewable in America....I'm talking Stardom, Dragon gate, a dozens of others I'm sure none of us here have even heard about. This has stuff decades old and in pretty sure new stuff too.
Here is an archive entirely dedicated to AJPW (featuring the 90s, with the likes of Kenta Kobashi and Mitsuharu Misawa-- both of which have the most 5* matches awarded by Dave Meltzer, over 40 5* matches combined).
I recommend going to cagematch.com, it's a wrestling database. When you find the profile of ANY wrestler, you can view a match guide which lists ALL of their matches with appropriate dates, event names, and Meltzer star ratings. Go there and sort by match rating, and decide on any match you want to watch.
Using those two archives you can pinpoint the year and event the matches took place, and stream them.
Kenta Kobashi and Misawa had a legendary string of matches in 97, 98, & 99 in AJPW, and one in 2003 in NOAH. The 2003 NOAH match is my pick for greatest wresting match ever.
Other than that I've also watched a lot of All Japan Women's wrestling. Many people that have been watching since the 80s and 90s site Manami Toyota as the greatest women's wrestler (and one of the best wrestlers period) of all time. My favorite WWE women's match is Natalya Vs Charlotte in NXT...I never thought a woman could have a 5* match. I was wrong. Use her cage match profile to find matches with Aja Kong, Kyoko Inoue, Toshiyo Yamada, and Akira Hokuto. They are LEGENDARY.
I specifically recommend these:
Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs Dynamite Kensai & Mayumi Ozaki 12/6/1993 (MY FAVORITE TAG MATCH EVER)
Toyota vs Aja Kong 11/20/1994
Toyota vs Akira Hokuto 9/2/1995
I had a blast catching up on all of this stuff over the past year.
If you find yourself liking the style of these matches and want more, I can recommend you a ton of other matches.
Sorry if it's information overload
The final match was better than Okada/Omega 3
Just let that sink in
By the title I assume this thread can be used for other indies?
I went to local one and it was a good time, this is what god looks like.
my thoughts on the non filler matches tonight
Lethal vs Hangman Page ***1/4
Zack Sabre Jr vs Juice Robinson ***1/2
War machine vs G O D ***3/4
Naito vs Ishii ****1/4
Omega vs Elgin ****1/2
Okada vs Cody ****1/4
Sloppier than the ordinary NJPW show but still everyone brought that excellent NJPW brand of profesional wrestling and gave their all to put on a great showing for the company
you know you're spoiled when a three match string like that is what you expect from NJPW
Wrestle Kingdom this weekend, get hype boys @NJPWBros
Night 1 - January 4, 2020
IWGP Heavyweight Championship
Kazuchika Okada (c) Kota Ibushi
IWGP Intercontinental Championship
Jay White (c) vs Tetsuya Naito
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship
Will Ospreay (c) vs Hiromu Takahashi
IWGP United States Championship
Texas Death Match
Lance Archer (c) vs Jon Moxley
IWGP Tag Team Championship
Guerrillas of Destiny (c) vs Juice Robinson and David Finlay
Chaos (Hirooki Goto, Tomohiro Ishii, Toru Yano, and Yoshi-Hashi) vs Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens, Kenta, and Yujiro Takahashi)
Los Ingobernables de Japon (Evil, Sanada, Shingo Tagaki, and Bushi) vs Suzuki-gun (Minoru Suzuki, Taichi, Zack Sabre Jr., and El Desperado)
Jushin Thunder Liger, Tatsumi Fujinami, The Great Sasuke, and Tiger Mask vs Naoki Sano, Shinjiro Otani, Tatsuhito Takaiwa, and Ryusuke Taguchi
Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima) vs Yuji Nagata and Manabu Nakanishi
Great Bash Heel (Tomoaki Honma and Togi Makabe), Yuya Uemura, Yota Tsuji vs Toa Henare, Alex Coughlin, Clark Connors, and Karl Fredericks
Dark Match - Stardom Special Match
Mayu Iwatani and Arisa Hoshiki vs Giulia and Hana Kimura
Night 2- January 5, 2020
Double Dash Gold Match for Both IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Championships
Okada/Ibushi winner vs White/Naito winner
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Chris Jericho
Okada/Ibushi loser vs White/Naito loser
Never Openweight Championship
Kenta (c) vs Hirooki Goto
IWGP United States Championship
Lance Archer/Jon Moxley winner (c) vs Juice Robinson
British Heavyweight Championship
Zack Sabre Jr. (c) vs Sanada
IWGP Junior Tag Team Championship
Bullet Club (Taiji Ishimorii and El Phantasmo) (c) vs Roppongi 3K
Jushin Thunder Liger and Naoki Sano vs Ryu Lee and Hiromu Takahashi
Gauntlet Match for NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championship
The Most Violent Players (Togi Makabe and Toru Yano) and Ryusuke Taguchi (c) vs. Chaos (Tomohiro Ishii, Yoshi-Hashi, and Robbie Eagles) vs. Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale, Chase Owens, and Yujiro Takahashi) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Evil, Shingo Takagi, and Bushi) vs. Suzuki-gun (Taichi, El Desperado, and Yoshinobu Kanemaru)