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by brianjackson
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: 2017
Topic: Most Outstanding
Replies: 25
Views: 4207

Re: Most Outstanding

Seeing as he has, in my view, four ***** matches this year, it's hard for me to look past Kazuchika Okada as #1, but that isn't very interesting so I thought I'd bring up several names I feel deserve to be in the discussion - if not for #1 then for second or third place votes. Tomohiro Ishii - The m...
by brianjackson
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 760683

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

I noticed Joe mentioned that Hirooki Goto is a sneaky pick to win this tournament before losing the briefcase to Naito, and with Goto being in the A Block there is, I think, a possibility that this happens: Goto has a fairly easy block - Ishii, Fale, Tonga, Sanada, and Makabe are all very beatable ...
by brianjackson
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: Call for questions - 7/13 Flagship
Replies: 32
Views: 4074

Re: Call for questions - 7/13 Flagship

What will you be watching, and what are you most excited for, on July 24?

-G1 Climax with Shibata vs Nakajima, Naito vs Elgin
-Dragon Gate Kobe World
-BJW Ryogokutan
-WWE Battleground
by brianjackson
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:53 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 760683

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

I thought a Tenzan miracle run was possible until I saw the schedule - his matches with Okada and Tanahashi aren't main events, so I wouldn't expect any huge upsets. I see him starting off well but fading into the middle of the pack, as if they had big plans they would put him in a big position.
by brianjackson
Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 760683

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

I noticed Joe mentioned that Hirooki Goto is a sneaky pick to win this tournament before losing the briefcase to Naito, and with Goto being in the A Block there is, I think, a possibility that this happens: Goto has a fairly easy block - Ishii, Fale, Tonga, Sanada, and Makabe are all very beatable f...
by brianjackson
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 760683

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

So Hinokuni is cancelled due to the earthquake.
by brianjackson
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW World recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 1024

Re: NJPW World recommendations

I've watched everything up to 1981, and a lot of it is just Inoki shoot-style matches but there are several matches worth checking out: Antonio Inoki vs Billy Robinson (12/11/1975) - This is REALLY long but the last 20 minutes or so are excellent. Tatsumi Fujinami vs Ryuma Go (7/27/1978) - Old schoo...
by brianjackson
Sat Apr 09, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Pro Wrestling BASARA thread
Replies: 5
Views: 1827

Re: Pro Wrestling BASARA thread

Isami Kodaka vs Hiroshi Fukuda from 3/13 was a low-end match of the month contender, check it out.
by brianjackson
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: 2016
Topic: March (Nominations, discussion, and voting)
Replies: 43
Views: 8660

Re: March (Nominations, discussion, and voting)

Shibata/Kojima 3/19. One of the best matches this entire year.
by brianjackson
Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 760683

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

I'd have to talk to someone who understands the Japanese fanbase, but is there a possibility that a lot of Nakamura fans have or will turn to Naito? Naito has only really been getting positive crowd reactions since Nakamura left, and there is the same edge to his character that separates him from gu...
by brianjackson
Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 760683

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Haven't seen anyone post this, so here is the full Invasion Attack card: 1) Ryusuke Taguchi & Juice Robinson vs Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi 2) Satoshi Kojima, Yuji Nagata & Jushin Thunder Liger vs Toru Yano, Kazushi Sakuraba & YOSHI-HASHI 3) Tomohiro Ishii & Hirooki Goto vs EVIL & BUSHI 4) IWGP...
by brianjackson
Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 760683

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

I wouldn't be surprised if Shibata-Tenzan headlines the Wrestling Hinokuni show on 4/29 rather than being another undercard title match on an already packed Sumo Hall show.

I think the Invasion Attack lineup is strong enough with Okada/Naito and Tanahashi/Fale as the main matches.
by brianjackson
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:35 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 760683

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

yeah, seems obvious that it will be a 6-man match to build an IC title match. that's what they always do I had a thought that maybe they could wind up doing a Never 6-man title match with the Elite vs. Michael Elgin/reDRagon at Invasion Attack since none of those guys have anything scheduled yet fo...
by brianjackson
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: 2016
Topic: January (Nominations)
Replies: 26
Views: 6629

Re: January (Nominations)

Suzuki/Tanaka 1/1
Akiyama/Suwama 1/2
Kodaka/Takeshita 1/3
Ishii/Shibata 1/4
Nakamura/Styles 1/4
Tanahashi/Okada 1/4
Doi Darts 1/13
Scurll/Ospreay 1/16
Styles/Sabre 1/16
Lee/Kamaitachi 1/24
by brianjackson
Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:06 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 760683

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

I think you have Tanahashi semi-main against Naito and his crew with Okada/Omega on top. Putting Tanahashi on top again defeats the purpose of passing the torch, and right now New Japan needs to build their new main eventers, starting with Omega. I don't see the problem being Omega's drawing potenti...