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Sanguinia
Jan 1, 2012

#RXT REVOLUTION~!
2000



future scoopin'...


AHHHHHHHHHHHHH! YESSSSSSS!

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Jack Anderson
Jan 8, 2008

GOLDEN END


JERICHO V NAITO gently caress YES

The Cameo
Jan 20, 2005

icy chain with the watch now


Guess Chris isn't in the Rumble this year

HELL YEAH GET HIM NAITO

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Oh my God I love you New Japan

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

I joined the #RXT REVOLUTION.

he knows...


Come on Gobers help ya boiii

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Naito just chilling on the mat, it's exactly what I wanted and better than I could have hoped

Edit: Ahahaha he's got a table

The Cameo
Jan 20, 2005

icy chain with the watch now


I love that Chris's New Japan gimmick is "table tosser"

FullMetalJackoff
Feb 15, 2004

Waluigi want his fucking Amiibo


Not even Evil Japanese Table can stand the wrath of salty old man Jericho.

frankenfreak
Feb 16, 2007

Almanya önde!
Bir başka hedef!
Sonsuz şef Löw için zafer!


Naito

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

I joined the #RXT REVOLUTION.

he knows...


Lollllll Naito is the perfect foil for Jericho. Jericho raging out while Naito is all chill is amazing.

ChuckDeNomolos
Jan 10, 2013

"For god's sake, man! Can you hear that? I know it seems like crying, and you always have crying in your head, but can you hear that?"


basically drunkicho fury's in character

extradite THIS!
Mar 8, 2010





Life is good

jesus WEP
Oct 17, 2004



Fun Shoe

ChuckDeNomolos
Jan 10, 2013

"For god's sake, man! Can you hear that? I know it seems like crying, and you always have crying in your head, but can you hear that?"


don dipping like a mother fucker

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


I love that the LIJ guys were just hanging out because they knew Naito had this all under control

Sanguinia
Jan 1, 2012

#RXT REVOLUTION~!
2000



future scoopin'...


So, is it going to be Okada vs Sanada on Night 1 and Naito v Jericho on Night 2, maybe do an angle where Okada feels like he's being slighted by having the Champ relegated to Night 1 and a "lesser," opponent and it almost costs him, while Naito gets the special attraction match and Jericho plays up how beating Naito matters more because he's the most popular, play up that Naito's fan support has meaning even without the belt on him?

Sanguinia fucked around with this message at Jan 5, 2018 around 12:21

FullMetalJackoff
Feb 15, 2004

Waluigi want his fucking Amiibo


What could Jericho do to garner any more heel heat? Kidnap Darryl?

Thauros
Jan 29, 2003



it's good that they're giving Naito a strong program but gently caress i'm gonna be pissed if Jericho beats him. Hiromu challenged Ospreay backstage after tha angle for those unaware

frankenfreak
Feb 16, 2007

Almanya önde!
Bir başka hedef!
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Sanguinia posted:

Okada vs Taguchi
What?

ChuckDeNomolos
Jan 10, 2013

"For god's sake, man! Can you hear that? I know it seems like crying, and you always have crying in your head, but can you hear that?"


So we got for New Beginning:

SANADA/Okada
Takahashi/Ospreay
Jericho/Naito
Bucks/RPG3K 2
Suzuki/Tanahashi
Edit: Omega/White

ChuckDeNomolos fucked around with this message at Jan 5, 2018 around 12:21

frankenfreak
Feb 16, 2007

Almanya önde!
Bir başka hedef!
Sonsuz şef Löw için zafer!


ChuckDeNomolos posted:

So we got for New Beginning:

SANADA/Okada
Takahashi/Ospreay
Jericho/Naito
Bucks/RPG3K 2
Suzuki/Tanahashi
I think we'll also see White/Omega.

Jack Anderson
Jan 8, 2008

GOLDEN END


That's not a bad card.

Sanguinia
Jan 1, 2012

#RXT REVOLUTION~!
2000



future scoopin'...



Sorry, I meant Sanada, its too early.

flashy_mcflash
Feb 7, 2011

I joined the #RXT REVOLUTION.

he knows...


Thauros posted:

it's good that they're giving Naito a strong program but gently caress i'm gonna be pissed if Jericho beats him. Hiromu challenged Ospreay backstage after tha angle for those unaware



I don't see Jericho beating him. Naito will probably win the title this year and they'll want to keep him strong for that.

I hope we get at least one Jericho/EVIL and one Jericho/Hiromu match along the way though.

The Cameo
Jan 20, 2005

icy chain with the watch now


ChuckDeNomolos posted:

So we got for New Beginning:

SANADA/Okada
Takahashi/Ospreay
Jericho/Naito
Bucks/RPG3K 2
Suzuki/Tanahashi

Don't forget White/Omega.

In fact, they'll probably do something like Okada/Sanada main events night 1 Sapporo, Suzuki/Tana main events night 2 Sapporo, White/Omega main events Osaka.

Evil just cut a promo that basically was like "yeah Sanada and I aren't going to stop going for singles titles while being tag champs" so we'll probably have Goto/EVIL for the NEVER belt as well.

I think they might hold off on Jericho/Naito for Strong Style Evolved, honestly.

The Cameo fucked around with this message at Jan 5, 2018 around 12:24

ChuckDeNomolos
Jan 10, 2013

"For god's sake, man! Can you hear that? I know it seems like crying, and you always have crying in your head, but can you hear that?"


frankenfreak posted:

I think we'll also see White/Omega.

right, i'll add it

jesus WEP
Oct 17, 2004



Fun Shoe

ChuckDeNomolos posted:

So we got for New Beginning:

SANADA/Okada
Takahashi/Ospreay
Jericho/Naito
Bucks/RPG3K 2
Suzuki/Tanahashi

Goto gets his big win and already is forgotten

Foul Fowl
Sep 12, 2008

Like a snail that melteth away into slime, they shall be taken away; like a dead-born child, they shall not see the sun.

i think they're also doing Goto and EVIL for the NEVER belt

Sanguinia
Jan 1, 2012

#RXT REVOLUTION~!
2000



future scoopin'...


St Evan Echoes posted:

Goto gets his big win and already is forgotten

I actually mentally inserted EVIL vs Goto to that list while I was reading it even though it wasn't there. If Sanada fights Okada, EVIL will for sure challenge Goto based on the multiman's booking. That'll be a dope match.

Thauros
Jan 29, 2003



https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...mber=1#lastpost

Discussion thread for 2018 is now up

Spikeguy
Jul 30, 2005

That awkward moment when you get shot by your wife, in front of your wife, who then proceeds to try to kill your wife, while your best friend is off to the side pregnant, with your wife.

Reading about Wrestle Kingdom 12 is what finally got me to drop some cash on the NJPW World site. Any matches ya'll think I should go back and check out from the archive?

handsome only face
Apr 22, 2010

Cockroach went out of the room in anger. And roach's go to empty room...

Cockroache's Anarchist




Spikeguy posted:

Reading about Wrestle Kingdom 12 is what finally got me to drop some cash on the NJPW World site. Any matches ya'll think I should go back and check out from the archive?
yes

PUNKS DIET SODA
Nov 24, 2007

John. What are you doing.

Spikeguy posted:

Reading about Wrestle Kingdom 12 is what finally got me to drop some cash on the NJPW World site. Any matches ya'll think I should go back and check out from the archive?

Nakamura vs Ibushi at WK 10

jesus WEP
Oct 17, 2004



Fun Shoe

PUNKS DIET SODA posted:

Nakamura vs Ibushi at WK 10

9

Nakamura faced AJ at WK10. You should check that out too!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...2OcgSMfC1-oa7pI

This spreadsheet is your friend. Hundreds of awesome matches

PUNKS DIET SODA
Nov 24, 2007

John. What are you doing.

St Evan Echoes posted:

9

Nakamura faced AJ at WK10. You should check that out too!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...2OcgSMfC1-oa7pI

This spreadsheet is your friend. Hundreds of awesome matches

Ah snap, my b.

I just signed up for New Japan World and I love it.

The_Rob
Feb 1, 2007

musicals are garbage


Spikeguy posted:

Reading about Wrestle Kingdom 12 is what finally got me to drop some cash on the NJPW World site. Any matches ya'll think I should go back and check out from the archive?

Okada vs Shibata at Sakura Genesis.

Helicity
Oct 7, 2004

A boombox is not a toy!


There are easily 10-20 matches in the last 3-4 years that are amazing.

Save Nakamura/AJ and Omega/Okada towards the end though. They're wonderful but exhausting, and they ruin any wrestling I watch immediately after.

Spikeguy
Jul 30, 2005

That awkward moment when you get shot by your wife, in front of your wife, who then proceeds to try to kill your wife, while your best friend is off to the side pregnant, with your wife.

Can anyone explain to me all these different titles and how they rank? As far as I have been able to tell the IC and the World titles are actually pretty close in rank. What's the Never championships?

Also, do they treat the different weight class and tag champs as if they were as good as the single champs or is it closer in structure to the WWE titles?

remusclaw
Dec 8, 2009



Catching up on New Years Dash now. Who told Kevin Kelley that the blue thunder bomb is a falcon arrow, he's called it that twice now.

Also, I couldn't help but be surprised that Okada hasn't used the Cobra clutch to set up a rain maker as yet.

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shiksa
Nov 9, 2009

tfw Dragon Lee breaks the Hiromu before you get another turn

Spikeguy posted:

Can anyone explain to me all these different titles and how they rank? As far as I have been able to tell the IC and the World titles are actually pretty close in rank. What's the Never championships?

Also, do they treat the different weight class and tag champs as if they were as good as the single champs or is it closer in structure to the WWE titles?

the NEVER singles title is the openweight title. before the introduction of the us title it was the newest singles belt they had. aside from suzuki, the guys who hold it are usually like the tertiary guy in their stable, like ishii or goto.

new japan treats their juniors waaaaay better than WWE does cruiserweights. they're not portrayed as equal or anything, and it usually takes a little while for someone to make the jump from junior to heavyweight, but it's done. Beretta was a junior, and kenny was the junior heavyweight champion like 2 years ago and now he's one of their top main guys. the junior tag division is gonna be a lot of young bucks and a lot of roppongi 3k until taguchi gets a new partner or ach comes back, he's usually in the mix. junior tag matches are fun but tag teams aren't especially important in the grand scheme of things.

e: the singles title ranking now would probably be
IWGP Heavyweight
2a and 2b on the IC and US titles just because of who is holding them right now
Junior
NEVER

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