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This week on Wrestling Omakase we talk four big days of New Japan, including of course WRESTLE GRAND SLAM from the Tokyo Dome!
John is joined by returning guests Jeri Evagood (@TheJerriest_Jer) & Sean Sedor (@SASedor2994) for an episode where there’s very little time for small talk. If you’re the type who skips ahead to the wrestling talk you’ll love this episode. They get right down to business by reviewing the top two matches from each of the three big Summer Struggle shows- Osaka’s two nights and Nagoya. They break down the very enjoyable four singles matches between the teams of Tetsuya Naito & SANADA and the Dangerous Tekkers, discuss how fun it is to have four clean finishes here, break down the evolution of Taichi & Zack’s characters in New Japan (especially Taichi’s), and more. Then for Nagoya they discuss the EVIL vs. Ishii and Tanahashi vs. KENTA singles matches, featuring yet more BULLET CLUB bullshit, and talk about their frustrations with EVIL’s booking.
Then they head over to the Tokyo Dome for the big WRESTLE GRAND SLAM event. They discuss the lack of Wrestle Kingdom-style staging and whether that’s a big deal to them or not, before getting into a truly horrible pre-show handcuff Ranbo. Thankfully it’s all uphill from there, as they then break down the rest of the card in detail, including some really awesome stuff and nothing that you’d call bad. They also discuss some possible future matches for the next tour and what else could happen before the G1 Climax.
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