DDT TV Show Episode 2 (9/5/20) Review

Sword vs belt. Credit: DDT

Saturday morning wrestling (if you live in the UK) feels right, doesn’t it? DDT’s new weekly TV show is filling a niche I didn’t realise needed to be filled, but I’m glad to have it and, after a hot first week, let’s hope number two is just as good.

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Meltzer’s Classics: Kaientai Deluxe vs Super Delfin, Gran Hamada, Tiger Mask IV, Gran Naniwa and Masato Yakushiji (10/10/1996)

More bad screenshots.

We recently watched the Dragon Gate match that, arguably, introduced lucharesu to a broader audience in America, so this ten-man tag feels like a natural follow-up. For Dragon Gate were far from the first company to blend lucha and puro (there is a reason for the proliferation of masks in Japanese wrestling), and they weren’t even the first to use it to put together wild multi-man tags. In fact, we’re heading back to 1996, where Great Sasuke’s Michinoku Pro was doing something surprisingly recognisable to a modern day audience.

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SEAdLINNNG Shin-Kiba (23/3/20) Review

If you thought yesterday’s Ice Ribbon review was a bit out of date, here’s a show from March. Normally, I wouldn’t bother with this over a month later, but SEAdLINNNG are unlikely to be running shows anytime soon, and they threw it up on YouTube so, why not? Plus, it’s nice to watch something relatively new where there are at least a handful of fans in attendance.

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Ice Ribbon #1037 (25/4/20) Review

I’ve been neglecting Ice Ribbon since the world went to shit. It’s not been an intentional move. They’ve continued shows behind closed doors and are putting them on YouTube, but to say the frame rate was low would be an offence to low frame rates everywhere. So, I decided to wait for the start of the month and sign up to their NicoNico channel to get better quality versions. It also meant that I am in time (roughly, this show did happen over a week ago) to cover their IW19 title tournament, which seems the perfect place to leap back in, no?

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DDT TV Show Episode 1 (2/5/20) Review

I wouldn’t mess with this cunt. Credit: DDT

DDT is back! You can’t keep a bunch of goofs down for long, so it’s no surprise that they’re returning behind closed doors to give us what they’re promising will be a weekly television show. Is that smart? No, probably not. However, if they’re going to do it, I’m going to watch, and as I’ve said before, no-one is better suited for dealing with weird times than DDT.

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Ramblings About’s Top Ten Matches of April 2020

Spoiler. Credit: Gatoh Move

Well, this is going to be a different match of the month list, isn’t it? To say there hasn’t been much wrestling going on is somewhat underselling the point because there has been fuck all wrestling going on. Well, that’s not strictly true. Technically, WrestleMania happened this month, but we all know I didn’t watch that. However, I have managed to get together ten of my favourite matches and let’s just say that you might spot a theme.

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Meltzer’s Classics: Bret Hart vs Stone Cold Steve Austin (23/3/97)

Oral History of WWE's Greatest Match: Stone Cold vs. Bret Hart at ...
Time to catch-up with this one. Credit: WWE

Do you want to know a secret? I don’t think I’ve ever seen this match before. Austin vs Bret, widely considered one of the greatest WWE matches of all time and somehow I’ve never taken the time to sit down and watch it. Why? Fuck knows, but I guess now is as good a time as any to fix that flaw in my personality.

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