Our longest episode yet! We start off this massive beast discussing the much-talked about and controversial Kento Miyahara vs. Shuji Ishikawa Triple Crown Championship match.
We share our thoughts on the booking, future directions and title challenges, various booking philosophies, and of course we review the match itself. We then move on to DDT, where we cover every single match so far in this year’s King of DDT tournament, and give our predictions on the winner.
And finally, the match everyone has been waiting for, truly the greatest match in the history of our sport: Sanshiro Takagi vs Minoru Suzuki at the (empty) Tokyo Dome. We spend upwards of 50 minutes discussing this sprawling epic, including all the twists, turns, and cameos that comprise this incredible match. What is Jun Kasai’s 2nd job? What two NJPW main eventers lurk in the bowels of the Tokyo Dome? Which Philadelphia stereotype does Genichiro Tenryu resemble? The answers to these questions and more will be revealed, this week on BURNING SPIRITS!