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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NJPW Best Of The Super Jr. 26 (25/4/19) Review

That looks dangerous. Credit: NJPW

So far Korakuen and New Japan have combined to give us two fantastic wrestling shows. It’s been well-booked and packed with exciting matches that have been an absolute breeze to watch even with ten of them on each card. If they can keep that up for the final day, then this run will go down as one of the best.

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NJPW Best Of The Super Jr. 26 (18/5/19) Review

One way to deal with it. Credit: NJPW

We’re only five days in, but Super Juniors has been a delight so far. The shows are zipping by and even the one that I’d consider a dud (night three) was only worthy of the title in comparison to everything else. It’s shaping up to be a great tournament, and it’s up to A Block to continue that momentum. On with the review!

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NJPW Best Of The Super Jr. 26 (15/5/19) Review

Has anyone checked to see whether Dragon Lee is Shibata in a mask? Credit: NJPW

Coming into night three, Best Of The Super Juniors was 2-0 for great shows, and New Japan had cooked up a card with the potential to make it 3-0. We’ve got a main-event of SHO vs Dragon Lee, a technical battle between Gresham and Taka plus the continued warpath of Shingo Takagi. You’d be mad to miss it.

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NJPW Best Of The Super Jr. 26 (13/5/19) Review

Incoming. Credit: NJPW

It’s Super Juniors time! As is the norm for New Japan tournaments, I will be reviewing every show (although I can’t promise they’ll all go up promptly because life). That also means I’ll be skipping the undercard because, well, life. Now, onto the action. It’s night one of the Super Juniors, and this is shaping up to be one hell of a year. I fucking love this shit.

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