This week on Wrestling Omakase we talk a ton of different wrestling shows and news from NJPW, AJPW, and NOAH in a packed show!

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John is joined by returning guest Gerard (@GerardDiTrolio) as we talk about a wild week in Japanese professional wrestling. We start things out by discussing the AJPW Champion Carnival participants and blocks, and give our predictions on who will come out on top in a shortened Carnival. We also discuss the crazy overlapping schedules of the Champion Carnival, NJPW G1 Climax & NOAH N1 tournaments. We then move over to NJPW and discuss the first week of the NJPW Strong show featuring the first round of the New Japan Cup USA, and then break down all four Summer Struggle Korakuens featuring the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Title Tournament. What were the highlights across both tournaments, and what could have been better? Finally we wrap things up with NOAH’s two Departure Korakuens featuring one awesome main event, one not-so-awesome main event and a very mixed bag of undercard matches. It’s a packed show talking a whole lot of puro, this week!

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