WrestleMania Weekend: G1 Supercard (6/4/19) Review

RAINMAKER! Credit: NJPW

It’s time for the big one! New Japan is in the Garden. And, well, I guess Ring Of Honor is there too. The G1 Supercard should be the show of the weekend, and if ROH weren’t there, I’d be putting money on that being the case. Sadly, I don’t trust those cunts, so we’ll have to wait and see. Still, Ibushi vs Naito could fart into a kazoo for thirty minutes, and I’d stand up and clap, so I’m going to have a good time.

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ROH 17th Anniversary Show (15/3/19) Review

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Credit: ROH

Ring Of Honor has walked a windy path in the last seventeen years. From the disgusting segment that kicked it all off through Danielson vs McGuinness to The Elite and now, em, well, to be honest, I’m not sure what they are at the moment, but that’s because they’re in the middle of establishing their new identity. Would their anniversary be a step forward? Time to find out.

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NJPW Fantastica Mania 22/1/18 Review

That’s some damn good synchronised diving. Credit: NJPW

The final night of Fantastica Mania madness. I’m sad to see it go. Sure it means we’re closer to The New Beginning tour which has loads of great matches booked but does it have a caveman? No, it does not!

If you’ve even glanced at my other Fantastica Mania reviews, then you’ll know I’m not exactly taking this seriously. Please don’t expect that to change here. Let’s dish out some stars.

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NJPW Fantastica Mania 19/1/18 Review

It never gets old. Credit: NJPW

It’s that time of the year when CMLL grab a bunch of their guys, fly to Japan and have a party. Love it or hate it, Fantastica Mania is a unique tour in the New Japan calendar.

This year, NJPW have treated it a bit differently too. Rather than merging their guys with the luchadors they’ve given a few of their stars a rest and left the CMLL talent to carry these shows. There are still New Japan men sprinkled across them, but they’re not being presented as the attraction.

Will it work? Time to find out. Let’s dish out some stars.

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10 Observations From Fantastica Mania

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I can’t find pictures from the event, so you’ll have to deal with a random smattering.

As a newcomer to New Japan, Fantastica Mania is a bit of a strange one. It’s the bump in the road before we get back to the serious stuff and it introduces a whole new cast of guys (the CMLL wrestlers) into a group that I’m only just getting to know. However, I’m nothing if not a trooper, and I wasn’t about to slow down on my newfound puroresu love. Therefore, over the last few days I’ve tuned into all the broadcast shows of Fantastica Mania and here are ten things that I took away from them.

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Top 5 Films of 2013

Image courtesy of Classic FM

Image courtesy of Classic FM

So with albums down, I now move onto films.  I’m only going to do a top 5, mainly because I haven’t been reviewing throughout the whole year.  The list only includes post award season films.  With the thought being that you can find a million sources online to tell you why you should go see Lincoln etc.  I also don’t think many of them would make the list anyway. 

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