This week on Wrestling Omakase we finally finish our trip through the New Japan Cup and talk some more great Japanese wrestling as well! John is joined by longtime returning guest Taylor Maimbourg (@tamaimbo) to break it all down, starting with our wrap up of the NJC. We talk the last two 2nd Round matches we had left from last week (Cabana-Yano & Suzuki-SANADA), all four quarterfinal matches, the two excellent semifinals and finally the finals of the tournament. What did we all think when it was all said and done, and what are our feelings heading into MSG? Afterward we turn our attention to All Japan with a breakdown of the top three matches from their 3/19 Korakuen show, talking the junior, tag, and Triple Crown title matches plus looking ahead at what might be next in the Champion Carnival. Next we talk DDT and their 3/21 Korakuen as we break down the entire show, talking two excellent tag title matches, the Riki Choshu vs. Gota Ihashi saga, red light green light, and more! We also do a quick look at some upcoming matches in DDT and lay out some possible scenarios for their big NYC show over Wrestlemania weekend. Finally we wrap things up with a packed mailbag with your questions on YMZ, Jay White, wrestler swaps, SANADA and EVIL’s respective potential, and much more. It’s a jam-packed puro episode, this week!
Wrestling Omakase #90: New Japan Cup, AJPW & DDT
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