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by suplexberry
Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 761632

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

CHAOS member Will Ospreay is another bizarre combination of words that seemed like a ludicrous thing to suggest in 2015 but in 2016 is just somebody reporting the news.

I am very, very excited for that 4/10 show now.
by suplexberry
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:14 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: PROGRESS Wrestling (Discussion)
Replies: 1299
Views: 186009

Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

EDIT: This was me angsting that I couldn't grab SSS16 tickets but I just bought one by doing my due diligence online! Yay, my first UK show, my first Progress show and probably the first live wrestling I will see this year.

Now all I need is some company.
by suplexberry
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: Declaring Victory on Reigns, WWE Fastlane, Kota Ibushi & more!
Replies: 18
Views: 2658

Re: Declaring Victory on Reigns, WWE Fastlane, Kota Ibushi & more!

I think the problem with Ibushi wasn't so much that he was working a lot of dates, but that he was working so damn hard, pulling out all the stops in nearly every match. It gave us a fantastic 2014/2015 where he worked both promotions and was delivering fantastic, mind-blowing matches left right and...
by suplexberry
Wed Feb 17, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: PWG (Pro Wrestling Guerilla)
Replies: 1229
Views: 174545

Re: PWG (Pro Wrestling Guerilla)

Yeah, VOD would really help. It is an annoying pattern that if you aren't one of the lucky few who either happens to live in California or have the luxury to be traveling there on a particular weekend and have you refresh button ready for ticket sales, then you're basically stuck waiting for months ...
by suplexberry
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 761632

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

I'm okay with it being Camacho. He's alright, and maybe being in Japan with his two Tongan bros will re-ignite something in him that we didn't see with whatever gimmick he was doing in NXT/TNA. I wouldn't want BC to recruit within the Japanese roster and any of the ROH guys would have to stick aroun...
by suplexberry
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW/ROH Honor Rising:Japan 2016
Replies: 66
Views: 11931

Re: NJPW/ROH Honor Rising:Japan 2016

My only gripe is that I kind of hoped for a KUSHIDA singles match against one of the ROH guys. (Maybe Castle?) KUSHIDA always does so well against foreigners, him in ROH always lights some extra fire into him for some reason. Cheeseburger not on these cards is a missed opportunity but oh well. Shoul...
by suplexberry
Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 761632

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Great show that pushed forward a lot of intriguing little stories, whether it was Milano giving into Naito's demands, Goto being despondent and just not up to snuff at all, Tama teasing a new Bullet Club member or Kenny winning. I loved BUSHI vs KUSHIDA (and this is probably not the last time we'll ...
by suplexberry
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: Daniel Bryan/Bryan Danielson Announces Retirement
Replies: 69
Views: 10651

Re: Daniel Bryan/Bryan Danielson Announces Retirement

It sounds really weird and perhaps hyperbolic to say but Daniel Bryan taught me what wrestling is. I used to watch as a teenager but I was texting my friend during episodes of Smackdown, kind of half-mocking it, half-enjoying it, so I never got into the matches as I do these days. My favorite guy wa...
by suplexberry
Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: Goodbye Daniel Bryan, New Beginning Previews & more!
Replies: 14
Views: 2159

Re: Goodbye Daniel Bryan, New Beginning Previews & more!

When I watched his retirement speech I was sure he was done for good and wouldn't Foley/Terry Funk ten years of retirement matches but I think he's the type of guy that the itch might, just might come back. He'll start up a sustainable green-living whatever with Brie and the next time I visit Phoeni...
by suplexberry
Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: U.S./Canada Major League & Indie Wrestling
Topic: The Lucha Underground Thread
Replies: 666
Views: 87959

Re: The Lucha Underground Thread

The problem with DoD is that even more than the Crew, they are henchmen to the bone, even if they now got a color scheme to differentiate them. They are only really dominant because Catrina holds up a mysterious dark rock. A badass tweener and everybody's favorite (not because he is, but because he'...
by suplexberry
Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: Rumored WrestleMania card, New Beginning & Lions Gate, Intergender Wrestling & more!
Replies: 19
Views: 3375

Re: Rumored WrestleMania card, New Beginning & Lions Gate, Intergender Wrestling & more!

The intergender debate is such a fraught topic because the gender stereotypes and expectations and different sexist paradigms placed on women in wrestling have shaped the argument. So "women are delicate flowers" is one gender stereotype that is harmful, but it's not like intergender wrestling is th...
by suplexberry
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: PROGRESS Wrestling (Discussion)
Replies: 1299
Views: 186009

Re: PROGRESS Thread: The Fake Taxi of Wrestling

Same! I saw a lot of people asking on their Twitter so hopefully this weekend they sort it out. I've been re-freshing the Demand page on a daily basis, holding onto hope one of these nights I can enjoy Chapter 25 (even though I was spoiled for one or two of the matches). Hopefully while they're at i...
by suplexberry
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Ospreay joins NJPW
Replies: 28
Views: 5177

Re: Ospreay joins NJPW

Incredible rise for this guy in such a short time, but it feels very deserved. I would hope he'd continue to do rounds in RPW and Progress because he's such a big part of those places but also because selfishly I would love to see him live and I'm more likely to hit up England than Japan anytime soon.
by suplexberry
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: Nakamura to NXT, Royal Rumble Review, NOAH & more!
Replies: 10
Views: 2195

Re: Nakamura to NXT, Royal Rumble Review, NOAH & more!

The comments about the WWE main event scene were honestly quite sobering. I remember getting back into this thing in 2013 after leaving it when Eddie died, and being a real upbeat mark about everything to do with WWE. They were pushing my favorite Daniel Bryan! CM Punk vs Brock is fantastic right no...
by suplexberry
Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Match of the Year
Topic: 2015 Match of the Year - Official Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 11242

Re: 2015 Match of the Year - Official Discussion

A lot of my would-be-top-10 have been posted by now: Ishii/Goto (they always have outstanding chemistry), Ibushi vs Styles at G1, Bailey vs Roddy (my "I WAS THERE!" match but also just perfect dick heel vs plucky underdog stuff), Ospreay vs Havoc. There is much goodness out there. It's really great,...