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This week on Wrestling Omakase we’re back on the Patreon for an exclusive episode breaking down the DDT D-Ou Grand Prix 2021 from all angles!
John is joined by returning guest Jamie (@JamieOD) of the Dramatic DDT blog (@DramaticDDT). Jamie knows DDT better than just about anyone on this side of the Pacific, having covered it for the past 10 years, so John leans on his expertise as they break down DDT’s annual round robin league, the D-Ou Grand Prix! John and Jamie start out by talking a little about the Observer Hall of Fame and the recent MUSCLE show (with its surprising Japanese MMA crossovers!) before leaping into the DDT D-Ou preview. They discuss each of the fourteen participants one-by-one, including what each guy has been up to in DDT this year and what they think their chances look like in the tournament, and they pick a most anticipated match for each wrestler. Finally, they take a show-by-show look at the tournament as well, going all the matches on each individual card (even the under matches!) and which look like the juiciest (and, uh, least juicy!) shows. Get hyped for the D-Ou!
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