This week on Wrestling Omakase we once again take a completely randomized look at events from the Tokyo Dome!
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John is joined once again by returning guest and longtime friend Bryan Quinlan (@IM_NOT_QUINLAN). They start by apologizing for the fan in the background, which is quite loud, but it felt like 100 degrees in New York City when they recorded this and they didn’t wanna die of heatstroke. They then get into the reason why they’re here, breaking down six different randomly selected matches from six different randomly selected Tokyo Dome shows, in our second episode talking random Dome matches! They have six entirely different Dome shows from the last time around, so here’s the full list of matches covered on the episode in order:
SWS Wrestlefest: Mr. Perfect vs. The Texas Tornado, 3/30/91 (Youtube)
NJPW Wrestling World: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Koji Kanemoto, 1/4/99 (NJPW World)
NJPW Wrestling World: Toshiaki Kawada vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, 1/4/01 (NJPW World)
NOAH Departure: Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Keiji Mutoh & Taiyo Kea, 7/10/04 (Youtube)
NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 5: Takashi Sugiura & Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Hirooki Goto & Kazuchika Okada, 1/4/11 (NJPW World)
NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 7: Prince Devitt vs. Kota Ibushi vs. Low Ki, 1/4/13 (NJPW World)
Topics that come up along the way include: boy did we not expect to watch a WWF match on this, three people involved in this match are dead (and one of them is a pedophile), the iron claw is over at least, Kanemoto is a jerk, Liger doesn’t sell the leg, why did they bother with this IWGP title tournament, Kawada and Tenzan just beat the absolute piss out of each other, everyone wanted to see Misawa vs. Mutoh but this is the best we got, some history on Taiyo Kea, this man looks nothing like Kazuchika Okada, how did Okada tear himself away from that TNA excursion to do this match, what in god’s name is wrong with Low Ki, and finally: three ways are still bad.
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