I have reviewed every match of every New Japan tournament this year, and because of that, I’m going to review every match of World Tag League. Why do I hate myself, you ask? That’s for my therapist and me to discuss. So, if you know a good one, get in touch. This tournament rarely, if ever, gets above average, so it’s going to be a long one, but you never know, maybe it will surprise me.
As is the norm, I won’t be reviewing non-tournament matches.
We might be over halfway through November, but it’s time to head back to October and read about my ten favourite matches of the month. Did you see something better? Well, tell me! I’m always happy to watch good wrestling.
You know, I have don’t have a clue which teams are in place to win this Tag League. This was the penultimate show, and I think Jamie and Bea might already be in the final? Honestly, fuck knows, but the matches have been fun, and I’m sure I’ll find out eventually!
In among the excitement of title changes and whatever Bushiroad is planning, it’s easy to forget that Stardom is in the middle of a Tag League. Whether it slipped your mind or not, it continued onto Osaka for a two show day as we draw closer to figuring out who is going to win this thing.
With Ultimate Party delivering a potential show of the year, it was back to the much more modest surroundings of Shin-Kiba for DDT’s follow-up. However, with a title match and a gauntlet to determine the next challenger for HARASHIMA, this wasn’t a show to be sniffed at, and fun was sure to be had.
For the first time since announcing New Japan of America, NJPW has made the trip over the pond, rocking up in San Jose for some fun. It was a show packed with star power that featured a lot of tags backed-up by a couple of interesting title shots. How would it go? Well, now is the time to find out.
AEW returned to PPV for the first time since Dynamite arrived on TV, and it came in a week that saw NXT close the gap in the rating war. There is a strong argument to be made that they needed a big show, and I guess it is time to find out whether they pulled it off.
On what was a massive weekend of wrestling in Japan, it would have made no sense for Stardom to miss out on all the fun. Their latest trip to Korakuen continued the Goddesses Tag League but also threw in a couple of big title matches with Jamie Hayter going after Arisa Hoshiki and Mayu Iwatani after Bea Priestley. What went down? Well, read on to find out.
The Mask Fiesta is Stardom’s annual Halloween show where all the wrestlers, and I’m going to shock you here, compete under masks. It’s a non-canon event which promises to be a lot of fun, so let’s get into it.