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This week on Wrestling Omakase we’re back on the Patreon for a tournament doubleheader: Night 6 of the NJPW World Tag League and Night 4 of the DDT D-Ou Grand Prix!
John is joined by first time guest Liam McCann (@liam_d_mccann), who starts us out by going into his own history as a wrestling fan, his unique entry into New Japan, and his first two trips to Japan (he’s the anti-John in more than one way, as you’ll find out!). Then they get into their first show review, the NJPW World Tag League Night 6, starting out with some geographic fun facts about the city of Fujisawa in Kanagawa prefecture. There’s also two wrestlers from Fujisawa of quite different fame level, and we name them both. Plus, a short history of NJPW and other promotions in the city. Once that’s out of the way they break down a damn good World Tag League show, featuring at least one excellent match and two more good ones. But they grumble a little bit about the Empire’s booking, among other things.
Then they turn their attention to Night 3 of the DDT D-Ou GP, which unfortunately isn’t much better than the similarly disappointing Night 2. They talk some bright spots like a funny comedy match, a good HARASHIMA-MAO match and some other stuff, but also discuss an underwhelming Endo-Higuchi main event and the continued mystery of Why Has Akito Been So Bad So Far, among other things.
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