We’re somehow onto night nine of World Tag League which is even more mental when you consider the rest of the world is at fifteen or something daft like that. That’s a lot of shows full of wrestling that most people are never going to think about again. I guess it’s different if you see it live. Or if you decide to write reviews about it all… on with the show!
Another seven-match show from New Japan. That’s a lot of wrestling to get through, or at least it feels like it. In reality, it’s quite a reasonable amount, and by New Japan standards these matches are kept quite short, so I shouldn’t be complaining. It’s unlikely anyone is about to wrestle a thirty-minute draw.
There are seven tournament matches on this show. SEVEN! Are you kidding my New Japan? I sat down assuming it was going to be another three or four match job, a quick review before bed. SEVEN! Jesus Christ. Well, better get on with it.
Night six of World Tag League and I suspect I am never going to catch-up with this damn tournament. Still, I reviewed every match of Best of the Super Juniors, the G1 and Super Junior Tag League, so I’m sure as hell not going to fall at the final hurdle. Plenty of people want to read out of date reviews of a mediocre competition, don’t they?
I’ve been harsh on World Tag League so far, but you know what? It’s not been horrible. With that endorsement ringing in New Japan’s ears, let’s see what went down on day five.
Day four and there’s still not much to say up here. It’s World Tag League, you know what you’re getting yourself in to. Plaster a smile on your face, grab yourself a beverage and try to enjoy it as much as you can.
Night three and I don’t have much to say. It’s a single cam show which would generally lead to a drop in the effort levels. However, no-one tries in this tournament anyway, so I doubt it’s going to make a difference. Let’s get it over and done with.
I went straight into the review on night one and didn’t mention that World Tag League has ditched the two group format in favour of every team being chucked into the one. It makes for a rather unwieldy block, and I’m a bit worried New Japan is going to produce another three-way dance in the final. Fingers crossed I’m wrong. Anyway, that’s a while off, so let’s focus on night two and all the fun that entails.
I’m a bit behind on the old reviews (I was on holiday, thanks for asking) and before I dive into World Tag League, it’s time to catch up with the only WWE worth watching. It doesn’t matter what’s on the card, NXT has yet to deliver an awful TakeOver, and it’s unlikely this will be the show to dampen that momentum.