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handsome only face
Apr 22, 2010

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

Cockroache's Anarchist




best matches in his NJPW run this decade are

vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (KOPW 2012)
vs. Yuji Nagata (Wrestle Kingdom 7 2013)
vs. AJ Styles (G1 Climax 24 2014)
vs. Kazuchika Okada (New Beginning 2017)
the Toru Yano series

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handsome only face
Apr 22, 2010

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

Cockroache's Anarchist




using my NJPW world subscription to watch Toru Yano vs. Colt Cabana

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

"I think you'll find that when it comes to Sandwich Montoya, the sky is the limit!"

- Too Much Mustard


handsome only face posted:

using my NJPW world subscription to watch Toru Yano vs. Colt Cabana



It's a thing of beauty.

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


Panama Red posted:

True, although there were a lot of things fundamentally wrong with NOAH as a promotion post-2012 that one man couldn't solve.

He came with an entire crew and a new booker though and business went down. Then look at Nagata who was just one guy and helped business a little.

rovert
Jun 10, 2013

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MassRafTer posted:

VOW just said there is nothing to their tweet about Elgin having re-signed.

New Japan doesn't offer 1 year deals anymore apparently.

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


MassRafTer posted:

Then look at Nagata who was just one guy and helped business a little.

That's because Nagata loving rules forever, to be fair.

Capsaicin
Nov 17, 2004

broof roof roof

I can't take Jay White seriously because every picture of him and every video I've seen of him he just looks really worried all the time. Like he's scared his dad is going to come home and find some of his cigarettes missing and finds them in Jay's room or something

Gaz-L
Jan 28, 2009


rovert posted:

New Japan doesn't offer 1 year deals anymore apparently.

Oh yeah, they went longer term after the Nakamura/Styles/Guns & Gallows thing burned them, right?

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010


Kenny's re-up was 3 years, right

rovert
Jun 10, 2013

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Gaz-L posted:

Oh yeah, they went longer term after the Nakamura/Styles/Guns & Gallows thing burned them, right?

I thought it was just for top guys or guys WWE would been interested in.

Until now I didn't know it was a pretty much roster-wide thing.

SalTheBard
Jan 26, 2005

Somebody call Totoro

I'm really sad that there is no way that we'll ever get to see Tanahashi vs. Cena because I think those two would have an absolutely incredible match.

KungFu Grip
Jun 18, 2008

HUSS
HUSS
HUSS


SalTheBard posted:

I'm really sad that there is no way that we'll ever get to see Tanahashi vs. Cena because I think those two would have an absolutely incredible match.

John Cena is a Free Agent!!!

To add to the factions stuff, it's also to add to certain guys beating the guys they are feuding with/going to start feuding with without actually hurting the losers momentum. Most team always has a fall guy that's easy to spot because of NJPW's booking. Like if there's a Jr heavyweight on a team full of heavyweights he's almost always going to take the fall.

Panama Red
Jul 30, 2003

funky cold madiba


MassRafTer posted:

He came with an entire crew and a new booker though and business went down. Then look at Nagata who was just one guy and helped business a little.

To be fair, Nagata has had something of a renaissance in the 2010s, while Suzuki has been winding down; I will concede that "big-name draw" is a bit of a stretch. It's more accurate to say that he was easily a main eventer in the 2000s who has now settled into the upper mid-card, but who could still credibly be in the main event picture.

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


Panama Red posted:

To be fair, Nagata has had something of a renaissance in the 2010s, while Suzuki has been winding down; I will concede that "big-name draw" is a bit of a stretch. It's more accurate to say that he was easily a main eventer in the 2000s who has now settled into the upper mid-card, but who could still credibly be in the main event picture.

He's basically used as Kane is in WWE where he is thrust into a main event or two per year but for the most part just wreaks havoc on the mid card.

Gumball Gumption
Jan 7, 2012



Except you want to watch him wreck havoc

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


Gumball Gumption posted:

Except you want to watch him wreck havoc

Please don't speak for me, I was a UWFi man.

rare Magic card l00k
Jan 3, 2011

Me uni a la Revolucion #RXT


el sabe ...


Minoru Suzuki isn't the kind of guy I watch a New Japan show specifically to see, but that wonderful angry old man usually adds a lot to a show on the undercard.

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

MiSu probably can't go like he used to (there's a reason why all his matches are built around Suzuki-gun interference and convenient rest spots), but his aura/charisma is off the charts, and watching him play the crowd like a fiddle is just stunning.

He's pretty much in the exact spot he should be today, and it was long past time to drop the NEVER belt, but I always enjoy having him around.

Benne fucked around with this message at Jan 7, 2018 around 07:39

SalTheBard
Jan 26, 2005

Somebody call Totoro

I'm still high off of WK 12. Wrestling is so loving good right now.

Pinwiz11
Jan 26, 2009

"I think you'll find that when it comes to Sandwich Montoya, the sky is the limit!"

- Too Much Mustard


Benne posted:

MiSu probably can't go like he used to (there's a reason why all his matches are built around Suzuki-gun interference and convenient rest spots), but his aura/charisma is off the charts, and watching him play the crowd like a fiddle is just stunning.

He's pretty much in the exact spot he should be today, and it was long past time to drop the NEVER belt, but I always enjoy having him around.

I feel blessed to have seen him perform live at ROH Chicago. So so so good.

NJPW is good. Wrestling is good.

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.

suzuki/okada from the g1 is criminally underrated. i think its just short of the okada/shibata and okada/omega II perfection but better than the g1 finals and just as good as the other 5-star matches NJPWs had this year.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





handsome only face posted:

best matches in his NJPW run this decade are

vs. Yuji Nagata (Wrestle Kingdom 7 2013)

Which also needs the special live version of his entrance, found here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0P-SgpwYnE

He's almost 50 years old but still the scariest person on the card. May not have made the live video version but after he shaved his own head, he was furious getting off the floor and it lasted until the preview video for the next match.

Suzuki is the good kind of old man in NJPW.

fart blood
Sep 13, 2008



I also notice from WK that Will Ospreay got cup therapy on his shoulders.

Cup therapy is voodoo nonsense. I am disappointed in Ospreay.

(MassRafter feel free to correct me at any time)

Edit: this Jay White fella seems kinda lame. He looks like Beckys husband from Roseanne.

fart blood fucked around with this message at Jan 7, 2018 around 15:50

Boco_T
Mar 12, 2003

la calaca tilica y flaca


Will Ospreay is already a Tory and a garbage boy so I don't know what you expected, sorry not all wrestlers are good people like Zach Sabre Jr. and David Starr.

Gaz-L
Jan 28, 2009


On rewatching, I think the best part of the Naito/Jericho angle was the end, with Naito doing the fakeout with the chair and Chris smirking at the guts of this young prick.

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

Jeremy Corbyn has been made the subject of an official complaint to the Labour party over his suggestion in 2013 that some British Zionists do not understand 'English irony'.

Are you offended?

Why not put in a complaint?




Boco_T posted:

Will Ospreay is already a Tory

Godammit my new favourite wrestler is ruined

Gaz-L
Jan 28, 2009


Rarity posted:

Godammit my new favourite wrestler is ruined

Don't worry, Hiromu and Daryl his mysterious masked feline companion won't let you down.

DangerDummy!
Jul 6, 2009


Thanks for all the Suzuki info guys. Looking forward to checking it all out.

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

Jeremy Corbyn has been made the subject of an official complaint to the Labour party over his suggestion in 2013 that some British Zionists do not understand 'English irony'.

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Gaz-L posted:

Don't worry, Hiromu and Daryl his mysterious masked feline companion won't let you down.

How does he feel about privatised railways?

Super No Vacancy
Jul 26, 2012

yahallo


jerichoooooo

Super No Vacancy
Jul 26, 2012

yahallo


suzuki popped business in noah for the initial angle but he got undercut by the booking and it dragging on forever

shiksa
Nov 9, 2009

tfw Dragon Lee breaks the Hiromu before you get another turn

Gaz-L posted:

Don't worry, Hiromu and Daryl his mysterious masked feline companion won't let you down.

you mean Daryl's associate, El genergato

oatgan
Jan 15, 2009



El Gallinero Gros posted:

Kenny's re-up was 3 years, right

2, hes up at the end of the month

El Gallinero Gros
Mar 17, 2010


oatgan posted:

2, hes up at the end of the month

I don't imagine there's much chance he doesn't re-sign, though, or am I behind on rumours

rovert
Jun 10, 2013

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Juice Robinson in his interview with PWInsider said he got rid of social media simply because it is pointless and will only get you into trouble in this climate.

Thinks Dean Ambrose always had the right idea by holding off having an account for the longest.

Strawberry Panda
Nov 4, 2007

Breakfast Defecting, Slow Dick Touching, Root Beer Barreling SwagVP


rovert posted:

Juice Robinson in his interview with PWInsider said he got rid of social media simply because it is pointless and will only get you into trouble in this climate.

Thinks Dean Ambrose always had the right idea by holding off having an account for the longest.

He's not wrong.

SatoshiMiwa
May 6, 2007



El Gallinero Gros posted:

I don't imagine there's much chance he doesn't re-sign, though, or am I behind on rumours

Things can change (tm Big Dave) but from all reports he's going to resign.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007





guys. please.

re-sign

resign

are two different words with complete opposite meanings. use them accordingly.

MassRafTer
May 26, 2001

Fundamentals as sound as the WNBA


I'm re-signed to people using words the wrong way.

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Jun 10, 2013

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