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

  1. Big Dangerous
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    Jun 25, 2017
    Welcome to the Official New Japan Pro-Wrestling Thread

    Feel free to discuss all things puroresu (and Independent) in this thread
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    Match listings, times, and other notes --
    July 17th -- Hokkaido (A Block, 2 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 20th -- Korakuen Hall (B 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 21st -- Korakuen Hall (A 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 22nd -- Korakuen Hall (B Block, 5:30 a.m. ET) (English Commentary)

    • Kenny Omega vs. Tama Tonga
    • Minoru Suzuki vs. SANADA
    • EVIL vs. Juice Robinson
    • Kazuchika Okada vs. Michael Elgin
    • Satoshi Kojima vs. Toru Yano
    July 23rd -- Tokyo Machida Gymnasium (A Block, 5 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 25th -- Fukushima (B 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 26th -- Miyagi (A 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 27th -- Niigata (B Block, 5:30 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 29th -- Aichi (A Block, 5:00 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
    July 30th -- Gifu (B Block, 3:30 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 1st -- Kagoshima (A 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 2nd -- Fukuoka (B Block, 5:30 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 4th -- Ehime (A Block, 6 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 5th -- Osaka (B Block, 4 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 6th -- Shizuoka (A Block, 3 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 8th -- Kanagawa (B Block, 5:30 a.m. ET)

    • Kazuchika Okada vs. Minoru Suzuki
    • Kenny Omega vs. SANADA
    • Juice Robinson vs. Toru Yano
    • Michael Elgin vs. EVIL
    • Satoshi Kojima vs. Tama Tonga
    August 11th -- Sumo Hall (A 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
    August 12th -- Sumo Hall (B Block Finals, 5:30 a.m. ET) (English Commentary)

    Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega

    • Minoru Suzuki vs. Toru Yano
    • Tama Tonga vs. SANADA
    • Michael Elgin vs. Juice Robinson
    • Satoshi Kojima vs. EVIL
    August 13th -- Sumo Hall (G1 Climax 27 Finals, 2 a.m. ET) (English Commentary)

    • Winner of the A Block vs. Winner of the B Block in the tournament finals
     
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  2. Big Dangerous
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    Dec 24, 2018
    Merry Christmas fellas

    Hope you have an elite holiday
     
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  3. Alpha
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    Alpha

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  4. Big Dangerous
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    Big Dangerous World Heavyweight Champion

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    https://1drv.ms/x/s!Aj8CJ748ZgY_iGeKoGuoN4_nK62P

    @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
     
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  5. Pinhead
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    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.

    Edit

    Wrestle Kingdom has now outsold last year's. This thing could actually sell out.
     
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  6. Epitome
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    Epitome Quality (posting) over quantity

    Jan 1, 2019
    Happy New Year @NJPWBros @WrestlingBros !!
     
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  7. tomroe93
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    Nov 25, 2018
    Scott Hall vs Tanahashi in 2001. Figured you guys might enjoy this @NJPWBros
     
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  8. Gloku
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    Gloku FuckOnYaBabyMama

    Sep 17, 2018
    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
     
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  9. Alpha
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    Alpha

    Aug 3, 2018
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    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)

    @NJPWBros
     
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  10. Big Dangerous
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    Feb 20, 2018
    Kenny calls Cody the 3 star savior :currydead:


    I love bte
     
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    Feb 10, 2018
    I feel like I just witnessed one of the most wholesome moments in S80 history
     
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  12. Raziel
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    Raziel Ice like Paul Wall but I can't take mine out

    Jan 5, 2018
    I think Jericho will have a better wrestling match with Naito. Naito style will better suit Chris imo
     
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  13. Big Dangerous
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    Sep 18, 2017
    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

    :mjcry:
     
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  14. Alpha
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    Alpha

    Sep 16, 2017
    WWE Stars hang with NJPW stars



    @NJPWBros
     
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    Alpha

    Sep 11, 2017


    Bullet Club will soon be running the world at this rate!


    @NJPWBros
     
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  16. Big Dangerous
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    Aug 17, 2017
    @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.

    https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/0B5rK95X3mRiiSDNvTnQ0aUhWODg?usp=drive_web

    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).

    https://drive.google.com/drive/mobile/folders/0Bwpbsa8C2iSmZXJuaE44bm40eHc?usp=sharing


    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.

    My recommendations:

    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
     
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  17. Big Dangerous
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    Aug 13, 2017
    The final match was better than Okada/Omega 3

    Just let that sink in
     
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    Jul 8, 2017
    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.
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  19. Big Dangerous
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    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
     
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    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

    Pre-Show
    Tencozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Satoshi Kojima) vs Yuji Nagata and Manabu Nakanishi

    Pre-Show
    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

    Pre-Show
    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)
     
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