Having delivered with a solid undercard and a fantastic main event on the first night of New Beginning, NJPW returned to the same arena for round two. It’s a sign off how hot the company is that they went ahead with that, as neither card was packed with big matches. Let’s dish out some stars.
Sadly, New Beginning doesn’t feature flying cavemen or drunk drones. It’s the New Japan equivalent of the Bat Signal. It’s time to put that silliness behind us and get back to business. Which we’re doing by having a battle of the legends as Tanahashi takes on Suzuki. Not a bad way to start the year by anyone’s measure. Let’s dish out some stars.
It’s the night after Wrestle Kingdom and all through Korakeun Hall, new stories are stirring and I’ve got nothing more.
That will be my last Christmas themed intro I promise.
If you’re getting into New Japan for the first time, look at New Year Dash as being their Raw after WrestleMania. It’s when NJPW hit the reset button and set up the storylines that are going to take them into the New Year. Which makes it pretty damn exciting. Let’s dish out some stars.
It’s the final stop before Tokyo. If you aren’t on board now, well, to be honest, you can still watch. You just won’t be up on the storylines. Dammit, I’ve lost control of this intro. I’m going to get on with it. Let’s dish out some stars.
We’re on the Road to Wrestle Kingdom, every night I’m hugging my IWGP Title. Yea that didn’t work. Anyway, we’re back in New Japan and it’s not for a World Tag League show. Bless the wrestling gods. Nope, it’s the final build-up to the Dome and gosh darn it I’m excited. Let’s dish out some stars.
We’ve made it! Nineteen shows later, and World Tag League is over. I reviewed every single one of those bastards. And, for a peek behind the curtain, there ain’t multiple people doing this. It’s all me. God, I need a life.
Self-loathing aside, this is actually a good card and is essentially our Wrestle Kingdom go-home show. That alone is enough to make it worth a watch. Let’s dish out some stars.
B Block may have been the saviour of this year’s World Tag League, but I shan’t pretend I’m sad to say goodbye. This has been a long old tournament, and the quicker it’s done, the better. Christ, what a grump. Let’s dish out some stars.
It’s the last night of A Block and I might cry happy tears. We are getting ever closer to this tournament being over. Let’s dish out some stars.
This is our last two match show. For all my whining, I’m sad about that. Every wrestling show should be two matches long. It makes them so easy to watch. Let’s dish out some stars.
I just realised that I published these two reviews the wrong way around. Sorry about that folks. I hope your World Tag League experience hasn’t been too severely affected. Let’s dish out some stars.