NJPW New Japan Cup (13/3/19) Review

Taichi the badass. Credit: NJPW

The New Japan Cup kicked off the second round with a spectacularly unsexy pair of matches. First up is YOSHI-HASHI vs Chase Owens and for dessert Tomohiro Ishii vs Taichi. I’m a huge fan of half those people; unfortunately, they’re not wrestling each other. Oh well, perhaps YOSHI and Taichi will surprise me. I live in hope.

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NJPW New Japan Cup (11/3/19) Review

Incoming! Credit: NJPW

On paper, this show bears more of a resemblance to night two than night three. Still, there is always the potential for paper to be chucked out the window as Suzuki vs Kojima and Goto vs Sanada are a level above anything involving Fale or Hikuleo.

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NJPW New Japan Cup (9/3/19) Review

Bill takes his frustrations out. Credit: NJPW

Day two of the New Japan Cup is headlined by a match I won’t watch. I wanted to put that out at the front just so as not to waste the time of anyone that would be bothered by that. There are other reviews out there that will be happy to have you read them. Meanwhile, there is still plenty for me to get my teeth into as we have Mikey Nicholls’ return to Japan and Ospreay taking on a super-heavyweight in Bad Luck Fale.

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NJPW New Japan Cup (8/3/19) Review

My new favourite photo. Credit: NJPW

It’s March, and New Japan are ready to serve up a good old-fashioned tournament. As usual, I shan’t be bothering with the undercard because life is too short, but I will mention that El Phantasmo was introduced (via a video) as a new member of Bullet Club during this show. That’s an incredible opportunity for him, and I have no doubt he’ll smash it.

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NJPW Anniversary Event (6/3/19) Review

This did not end well for Billy. Credit: NJPW

New Japan’s Anniversary show is an underrated date on their calendar. The last two years have seen Kazuchika Okada take on Tiger Mask W (aka Kota Ibushi) and Will Ospreay while this year sees Will get his second main event in a row against Jay White. Gedo seems to view it as an opportunity to bend the rules a bit, and that’s always going to be fun.

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Ramblings About’s Top Ten Matches of Feburary 2019

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The Bastard King shall be making an appearance.

After an incredible start to the year, February’s wrestling delights were always going to struggle to compete with January’s. Honestly, I had to make an effort to fill this list which is why it’s a bit late (I was ill over the weekend and used it as an opportunity to catch up on hyped stuff). That brings its own excitement, though, as it means there are a few matches I might not have checked out otherwise. Let’s have a look.

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NJPW Honor Rising (22/2/19) Review

Such nerds. Credit: NJPW

Honor Rising is a weird tour. Much like Fantastica Mania, people treat it like a bit of a joke. Yet, much like Fantastica Mania, I nearly always enjoy it. You get some fun combinations as a couple of matches always deliver. Christ, last year Hirooki Goto had a good showing with Beer City Bruiser, where else are you going to see that? I think people need to stop overthinking it, and just enjoy it.

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