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by Leo C
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: King's Road - The All Japan Thread
Replies: 2085
Views: 307478

Re: King's Road - The All Japan Thread

It did look very promotional haha, but thanks for the clarification. Since there's two triple crown matches in October, guessing we wont see another one until January? or maybe tag league finals? Also just remembering now a supposedly big show in Sapporo in November with Mutoh on it, maybe there as...
by Leo C
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: VOW Flagship: Destruction in Kobe, EVOLVE Leak, No Mercy
Replies: 14
Views: 2762

Re: VOW Flagship: Destruction in Kobe, EVOLVE Leak, No Mercy

What is the actual capacity of the Kobe World Hall? I found the numbers announced to be somewhat weird, because even in the opener with Tenzan all I could do was look at the venue and think "WOW this looks totally packed", except for a couple of sections near the stage that were totally empty which ...
by Leo C
Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 864827

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

I don't think it will happen, but if Shibata interrupts a Tanahashi promo, I will cry. You won't be alone. So, we had this discussion a while ago but now that Destruction has passed and the KoPW card is out I guess things are different enough to discuss again. So how is the top of the WK (specifica...
by Leo C
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 864827

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

So, we had this discussion a while ago but now that Destruction has passed and the KoPW card is out I guess things are different enough to discuss again. So how is the top of the WK (specifically the IC and NEVER title matches) going to shape out? I think most of us had Minoru challenging Tanahashi ...
by Leo C
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:38 am
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 864827

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Maybe I'm stuck on an idea but the title bloat really feels present these days. The US Title is just one too many singles titles, and I think it'd help if they clearly established a pecking order. It used to be 1-2-3, IWGP HW, IC, and NEVER. Now it feels like there's just too many things to juggle ...
by Leo C
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: Pro Wrestling NOAH (Discussion)
Replies: 1152
Views: 189663

Re: NOAH - Who is NOAH's savior??

Assuming each row is a block, that bottom row looks so goddamn painful. Please just get rid of Cody Hall. Takashi Sugiura is a big omission. Last I thought, they were hoping he'd be back early October. Maybe he'll still be back and in undercard matches. Minoru Tanaka also showed up to demand a matc...
by Leo C
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 864827

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Kobe was a pretty fun show considering the card they had. I was surprised at how packed the building looked. Figured Makabe was getting a NEVER title shot for sure after he got the pin on TAKA. Trent vs Yujiro was in fact pretty damn good, and put a nice bow on the fine program that was Yujiro vs Tr...
by Leo C
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: King's Road - The All Japan Thread
Replies: 2085
Views: 307478

Re: King's Road - The All Japan Thread

I watched the Oudou finals live and it was awesome. I love Joe because very often his matches just feel like real fights as far as pacing and things like that, and since the AJPW heavyweight roster is loaded with other big guys we very often get HOSS FIGHTS as was the case with him and Suwama. I was...
by Leo C
Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: VOW Podcasts
Topic: VOW Flagship: Bobby Heenan, FloSlam Lawsuit, WWE No Mercy & more!
Replies: 20
Views: 2986

Re: VOW Flagship: Bobby Heenan, FloSlam Lawsuit, WWE No Mercy & more!

Although I'm mostly on the same camp as you guys on the TV-14 issue (people grossly overrate the effect that would have in product quality), I do think it would help. It would definitely improve talking segments if the guys were allowed to swear a bit more, it just makes it a lot more realistic. Now...
by Leo C
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 864827

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Yeah... although there is a relatively big Japanese population, I just don't think Brazilians in general are interested in wrestling. WWE hasn't run a show here since 2012 (when that Jericho flag incident took place) while still running neighboring countries so I have to assume they didn't draw very...
by Leo C
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 864827

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Stupid question maybe, but what were the original titles for New Japan Pro Wrestling when they set up from the JWA? Was it the NWF titles or the WWF titles? How exactly did Inoki get up and running? I know Baba had the PWF titles he made up and then the NWA titles when he joined the NWA the year af...
by Leo C
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 864827

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Stupid question maybe, but what were the original titles for New Japan Pro Wrestling when they set up from the JWA? Was it the NWF titles or the WWF titles? How exactly did Inoki get up and running? I know Baba had the PWF titles he made up and then the NWA titles when he joined the NWA the year af...
by Leo C
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: King's Road - The All Japan Thread
Replies: 2085
Views: 307478

Re: King's Road - The All Japan Thread

Miyahara vs. Yoshitatsu in the 2nd round of the Oudou tournament went 19:13 and I perversely want to see what a nearly 20 minute Yoshitatsu match looks like these days It was good. It followed the traditional Miyahara formula and he kept up totally fine. Pulled out some of those moves he did in eve...
by Leo C
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: NJPW (Discussion)
Replies: 5897
Views: 864827

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Yeah, Ospreay just challenging for the Jr. belt like this without even pinning some geek on the undercard is really lame. I'm sure the three way program will be fine from now on but I don't like that aspect. Elgin challenging Omega at KoPW doesn't seem that far fetched, given they've got a sorta wea...
by Leo C
Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: International Wrestling
Topic: King's Road - The All Japan Thread
Replies: 2085
Views: 307478

Re: King's Road - The All Japan Thread

Not surprised with the names that advanced in the first round. The only one that could really go either way to me was Aoki/Suzuki and Aoki advancing is better as it sets up Doering going through Evolution in route to probably winning the whole thing. Just watched last night's show as it aired on Nic...