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Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:56 pm
by Speedy Bellerin
Rich Kraetsch wrote: The odd translations are probably the best part of NJPW World.

Bad Rack Ware. River People Tsuberseri. The numerous odd ones for Gedo. Let us know if you need any help finding matches or need any guides, there are a few out there that are invaluable for getting started.
Alex Sherry and Daybee Boy Smith Jr are good ones. The great part for me is that being in the UK means that PPV's are on in the morning. I look forward to waking up with coffee and the G1 this summer.

A guide would be helpful but I'm managing to get around either by finding the appropriate tag or by year. Today I watched Okada vs Anderson G1 final, The Dynamite Kid threatening to kill people with a broken bottle and a lovely documentary about Tanahashi preparing for the Tokyo dome. Such a fashionable chap.

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:46 am
by Frank Olson
Rich Kraetsch wrote:Super late to watching Osaka so forgive me if this was already discussed but am I on an island liking Takahashi/Lee WAY more than Naito/Elgin? That's no slight on Naito/Elgin as I thought it was great but Takahashi/Lee was next-level great IMO.
I'm with you on this. For me Takahashi/Lee was a ***** masterpiece, and my second favorite match of the year so far behind Omega/Okada. I think Takahashi/Lee was the ultimate “guys taking insane risks as they try to kill each other with spectacular spots” match. Naito/Elgin was great too, but it was a much more traditional New Japan-style main event, and I thought it was pretty similar to the matches that Naito and Elgin had at the G1 and Destruction last year, albeit longer and with more finisher kickouts. I still really enjoyed it, but was surprised that it seemed to dominate the discussion from that show. I actually preferred Ospreay/Shibata to Naito/Elgin as well. But overall I am just amazed that one mid-level pay per view could contain three matches of that quality.

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:17 am
by Rich Kraetsch
Speedy Bellerin wrote:
Rich Kraetsch wrote: The odd translations are probably the best part of NJPW World.

Bad Rack Ware. River People Tsuberseri. The numerous odd ones for Gedo. Let us know if you need any help finding matches or need any guides, there are a few out there that are invaluable for getting started.
Alex Sherry and Daybee Boy Smith Jr are good ones. The great part for me is that being in the UK means that PPV's are on in the morning. I look forward to waking up with coffee and the G1 this summer.

A guide would be helpful but I'm managing to get around either by finding the appropriate tag or by year. Today I watched Okada vs Anderson G1 final, The Dynamite Kid threatening to kill people with a broken bottle and a lovely documentary about Tanahashi preparing for the Tokyo dome. Such a fashionable chap.
Here you go. Mr/Senor LARIATO's amazing NJPW World guide:


Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:59 am
by suplexberry
I think Lee vs Hiromu in comparison to Naito vs Elgin is similar to Naito vs Tanahashi at the Dome in comparison to the spectacle of Omega vs Okada. It's an apples to oranges type of comparison, but if you prefer the mind-blowing spectacle, or the death-defying spectacle, to the slower, tremendous story in those Naito matches, that's completely understandable to me. (Not that Hiromu vs Lee didn't have a story, but it works regardless of whether you've seen 14, 5, 1 or none of their prior matches. Naito vs Elgin gains a LOT when you consider it in the context of their previous encounters and the story going in.)

These kinds of discussions are like we're all just fat kids discussing which cakes we prefer, vanilla creme or chocolate ganache. We're surrounded by all kinds of cakes. Take your pick, enjoy, plenty more to come.

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:14 am
by Danwaka
Speedy Bellerin wrote:Alex Sherry and Daybee Boy Smith Jr are good ones. The great part for me is that being in the UK means that PPV's are on in the morning. I look forward to waking up with coffee and the G1 this summer.
What's even better (from a guy who lived in the UK for a few years) is when you're in the Middle East and it comes on at noon. When it's a weekend show I basically sleep in, then get up and shower before making a mezze and chill in my room watching and eating.

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:08 am
by rovert
Has been doing production/hosting work for NJPW:

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:44 pm
by EvanDeadlySins
rovert wrote:Has been doing production/hosting work for NJPW
Elaborate on this, please?

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:47 pm
by rovert
EvanDeadlySins wrote:
rovert wrote:Has been doing production/hosting work for NJPW
Elaborate on this, please?
Didn't he help with the Dome preshow on Periscope?

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:51 pm
by EvanDeadlySins
rovert wrote:Didn't he help with the Dome preshow on Periscope?
I don't recall that. I know he was at the festival with his kid the day before and the commentary guys just happened to cross paths with him while they were doing the Periscope, but nothing like that. You made it sound like he was on payroll or something.

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:52 pm
by PKThree
rovert wrote:
Didn't he help with the Dome preshow on Periscope?
Considering Chris was sitting in the crowd with a bunch of friends I think you have him confused with someone else.

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:54 pm
by rovert
Oh ok.

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:39 pm
by PKThree
IF Chris ended up getting a job with the new English New Japan site that is great for him however

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:37 am
by suplexberry
They'd be smart to hire him, for sure, but who knows.

I had a dream that I was watching an IWGP Oceania championship title match at my best friend's wedding. There's a premonition that's only going to be relevant in about 5 years' time, but I just want to put it out there into the world.

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:33 am
by rovert
Meltzer says Zack Sabre Jr is starting with New Japan soon.

Re: Strong Style Spirit - New Japan catch all thread

Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:18 pm
by mrjoshdude
Just thought it would be interesting to mention that in just under two weeks Okada will have surpassed Hashimoto for 3rd place on total number of days holding the IWGP Heavyweight Title. This puts only Tanahashi and Mutoh above him now, with Mutoh being about half a year or so ahead. And bear in mind here that Okada isn't even 30 years old yet, to put that into perspective both Mutoh and Tanahashi entered their first reigns with the belt the year they turned 30. All Okada has to do is get another 300 or so cumulative days assuming Tanahashi doesn't get another run to get to the number 1 spot. If he can go the next 10 years mostly injury free we could end up seeing a record set that may never be broken. It's entirely possible he ends up doubling the next best number by the time he reaches his 40s.