For the second night in a row, there were a plethora of empty seats in Korakuen Hall which has been a rare sight at New Japan shows in recent years. It’s not a great sign for the Super Junior Tag League as it’s clearly not proving strong enough to draw fans on its own, and it will be interesting to see if New Japan react to that issue in the future.Continue reading
It’s all change in the world of Stardom, as Bushiroad buying the company has worried some and excited others. Personally, I’m optimistic about the future, as it feels like the perfect time to put more money into Stardom and discover what their ceiling is. Plus, if it’s a choice between Bushiroad and WWE, there’s no real contest.
Anyway, this was a packed Korakuen with two big title defences, the start of World Tag League and a rookie taking on her master. Let’s see what went down.Continue reading
I’m going to keep reviewing Dynamite until I miss a week. That will either happen due to an abundance of other wrestling or because I decide it’s no longer any good. What do you reckon will come first? I’m feeling optimistic, so let’s go for for option number one.Continue reading
Guess what, everyone? We’re into Tag League season! It’s the worst time of the year. I jest, but it’s safe to say that the Super Junior Tag League and World Tag League tend to fall short of their singles counterparts. However, every day is Christmas, and there’s a chance this will be the year that changes. Yea, I don’t believe it either.
As usual, I’ll be ignoring the undercard unless something particularly exciting happens.Continue reading
It feels only right to start this review with a shout out to those in Japan who were affected by the typhoon over the weekend, and I hope everyone looks after themselves. It feels a bit cheap to go from that to talk of card changes, as in the grand scheme of things it’s not that big a deal, but it did leave Jon Moxley and Zack Sabre Jr unable to travel. Mox was the bigger loss of the two as his absence forced New Japan to strip the US Title from him and give the match to Lance Archer instead. Amazingly, that’s caused some conspiracy chat, which seems oblivious to the actual typhoon which makes cancelled flights seem perfectly reasonable. Anyway, that silliness aside, this was a hella stacked card, so let’s see what went down.Continue reading
I enjoyed last week’s Dynamite, and we’re going through a quiet period for the companies that I usually watch, so I’ve decided to keep my AEW reviews going for at least one more week. Having murdered NXT in the ratings on their first attempt, all the momentum is with Dynamite. Can they keep it going?Continue reading
Since I apparently review TV wrestling now, I thought I’d give the first episode of NWA Powerrr a watch. It’s a studio wrestling show which is going for an old school vibe, so I’ve no idea how I’ll react to it. I guess there is only one way to find out.Continue reading
The hype around this six-man chaos led to many people checking out the high-octane style of PWG for the first time. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s fair to say that it’s been incredibly influential on how wrestling has gone in the last few years and matches like this helped push it to a wider audience.Continue reading
For once, my round-up of the last month’s best matches isn’t actually that late. I mean, it’s a little bit late, but by my standards, that’s pretty good. Sadly, my wrestling watching from September was restricted to the promotions I never miss, so it’s a pretty predictable list. However, they’re all gems, and you may well have missed something! Plus, it means that if anyone knows of some great matches, you can tell me in the comments. I’m always happy to check out something new.Continue reading
The 5STAR might be over, but Stardom wasn’t going to let it go without saying goodbye. Not only do we have another Arisa title defence, but the High Speed belt is on the line too, as Death Yama-san gets her chance to regain her gold. Ready? You better be.Continue reading