The culmination of Kenny Omega’s story. The end of Kazuchika Okada’s run. One of the best tag team matches ever. A street fight between Chris Jericho and Tetsuya Naito. It’s safe to say NJPW Dominion 6.9 in Osaka-Jo Hall was one of the best wrestling shows ever.
The main event is a must watch, Match of the Year contender with some crazy bumps and a great story to cap off a really good Best of the Super Juniors tournament. Be sure to watch the finals, and the Chaos/Suzuki-gun match if you have time.
Top to bottom, Best of the Super Juniors Night 13 was a fantastic show, as you’d expect with eight singles matches. Dragon Lee v Desperado is must-watch, Ospreay v Flip was #actuallygood, and there wasn’t a bad match on the card.
NJPW wraps up its Wrestling Dontaku 2018 tour in Fukuoka with the latest, and possibly final, chapter in one of the greatest rivalries of all time between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kazuchika Okada. Will Ospreay continues his quest to become the new ace of juniors against KUSHIDA, and the BULLET CLUB explodes.
The top 3 matches from NJPW Wrestling Dontaku 2018 were all quite good. The main event was the only truly great match but Cody/Ibushi had elements that I’m sure will contribute to the larger story later on, so I would check that out too if you have time.
There really wasn’t much to NJPW Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2018: Night 12 until the final two matches. Goto/Juice absolutely delivered and the main event was a very good contest that served as a nice preview for the two big title matches on May 4th in Fukuoka.
An exciting, high-paced main event made up for a somewhat anaemic undercard on the April 23rd NJPW Road to Wrestling Dontaku 2018 show. The main event delivered, and is worth watching along with the Tsuji/Uemura opener.
Another cracking New Japan Cup 2018 show with two very different cup matches that I would put in the ‘must see’ category, but for varying reasons. This year’s New Japan Cup continues to overachieve, feeling like a mini-G1 in terms of the length and quality of the matches.
This was another easy show to watch, although not as good as yesterday’s in terms of match quality or commentary. The two New Japan Cup matches are worth a watch, especially if you’re a fan of Lance Archer and Taichi.
Night 2 of NJPW/ROH Honor Rising 2018 proved to be about on the same level as Night 1. The Golden Lovers vs. Cody & Marty Scurll was a fantastic main event, and the Triple Threat Match for the ROH World Title was surprisingly great, especially considering that Beretta was nowhere close to 100%.
Night 1 of NJPW/ROH Honor Rising 2018 was for the most part a good show. While things did get off to a bit of a slow start with the first few bouts, the rest of the card was a lot of fun and very easy to watch.
Kazuchika Okada defends his IWGP Heavyweight Championship against SANADA, Will Ospreay and Hiromu Takahashi dazzle and some surprising challenges for next month are established at NJPW The New Beginning in Osaka
NJPW Road to New Beginning 2018 Night 6 was a fine Korakuen Hall event that had some good matches, but nothing that was very outstanding. The top two matches are the only things truly worth checking out.
Despite the lackluster undercard, NJPW The New Beginning in Sapporo Night 2 is a must-see thanks to an awesome Rponnogi 3k/Young Bucks match, Jay White vs. Kenny Omega and the reunion of the Golden Lovers.
While this event is known for verbal sparring that occurs between all of the participants in the bouts on the Wrestle Kingdom card, it also features a couple of bonus matches involving those who weren’t on the main show.