This week on Wrestling Omakase the Year in Review series comes to a conclusion with New Japan Pro Wrestling! Back for another year, the Year in Review series will focus on a different promotion each week and get you all caught up on them. Didn’t see a ton from their year? Feel like you need a refresher course? We go through as much of the year as we can in chronological order, highlighting stuff you may have missed along the way. Then we discuss our picks from the promotion for the traditional Observer-style awards, including Wrestler of the Year, Most Outstanding Wrestler, Best Major Show, Match of the Year and more.
Wrestle Kingdom 13 is right around the corner, so what better way to prepare than by listening to our New Japan Year in Review episode? To talk all things King of Sports John is joined by an all star panel including NJPW Reddit moderator Evan (@EvanDeadlySinsW), Super J Cast co-hosts Joel Abraham & Damon McDonald (@thesuperjcast) and VOW contributor August Baker (@augustbaker12). Together the five of us break down NJPW’s year, giving our various thoughts and opinions on virtually all the major shows and tours. Once we cover all the biggest events of New Japan’s 2018 we hand out our awards for NJPW’s Wrestler of the Year, Most Outstanding Wrestler, Best Major Show and more. Finally, we wrap things up with a big mailbag full of your questions including on the future of the young lion system and much more. It’s a packed edition of Omakase and a great way to wrap up our Year in Review series for 2018!