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–Our DDT Year in Review episode earlier this week, with guests Jamie from Dramatic DDT and JoJo from VOW, breaking down DDT’s entire 2020! Plus a bonus review of the D-Ou GP Finals from Korakuen Hall!
-The full results of our first ever Wrestling Omakase Patreon Year End Awards, as Omakase patrons chose their best and worst of wrestling’s year!
-Our ongoing series covering every Tokyo Dome main event (not just NJPW and not just 1/4!) in order, which most recently featured the second and final show from the short-lived SWS promotion, headlined by a divisive Hulk Hogan vs. Genichiro Tenryu main event.
-All of our 2020 tournament coverage: the G1 Climax, World Tag League & BOSJ from NJPW, Champion Carnival from AJPW, N-1 Victory from NOAH, the King of DDT & D-Ou GP from DDT, and the Princess Cup from Tokyo Joshi!
-Many previous Patreon-exclusive full episodes with Alan4L, Rich Kraetsch, Todd Martin, Chris Samsa, Nate from Everything Elite, Robin Reid from VOW Quiz Night, Garrett Kidney from Wednesday War Games, Mike Spears from Everything Elite/Open the Voice Gate and more!
-Two different series covering two awesome NJPW rivalries: Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi and Tetsuya Naito vs. Tomohiro Ishii! Both have been completed, so follow along in chronological order as we discuss not just each match but also everything else all four guys were up to in New Japan at the time!
-Extra bonus episodes covering matches submitted by Omakase Patrons! We’ll be doing this again starting in February, and submissions will open up again toward the end of January!
-Anime Omakase, our series exclusively on the world of anime!
-And much more!
This week on Wrestling Omakase Patreon we wrap up our Year in Review series with our annual trip through the wide world of Joshi!
John is joined by returning guests Taylor (@tamaimbo) from VOW’s Joshi podcast Jumping Bomb Audio (@jbombaudio) and Luke (@oystersearrings) from the Miracle Apricot Podcast (@apricotpod) to help them break down the year of 2020 in Japanese women’s wrestling! As usual for this episode we try to cover as many of the many Joshi promotions as possible, so here’s all the companies we talk in order: STARDOM, Tokyo Joshi, Ice Ribbon, Gatoh Move/Chocopro, Sendai Girls, SEAdLINNNG, Marvelous, Oz Academy, DIANA, and WAVE. No stone left unturned! We talk about everything from STARDOM’s rocky but memorable year, Tokyo Joshi’s bounceback from 2019, Chocopro solving how to do empty arena wrestling, Sendai Girls dropping off the face of the earth and much more!
After our recaps of all these different promotions’ 2020s, we give our top 10 MOTY lists for Joshi! We follow that up with our picks from Joshi for all the major Observer-style awards. Finally, we wrap things up by answering your mailbag questions, including: is STARDOM going to keep working with different outside promotions or is this just a one time thing for Budokan? What Joshi matches would you recommend to a WWE fan? And more!
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