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MJeff
Jun 2, 2011

It's short for Maxwell Jacob Friedman Fans, come on guys, use your noggins.

GEORGE W BUSHI posted:

Feel bad that KUSHIDA made his US move before AEW started. I don't really care for AEW but I think they'd have done him better than literally throwing him in the garbage.

Did he decide to sign with WWE way before January? 'Cause man, he left NJPW basically right after AEW was announced and he did his little crowd appearance like a month before Double or Nothing. I feel like maybe he should've just chilled in NJPW for another few months and waited to see how AEW played out before he made his decision.

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Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

Excuse me, I'd like to
speak to the moderator


MJeff posted:

Did he decide to sign with WWE way before January? 'Cause man, he left NJPW basically right after AEW was announced and he did his little crowd appearance like a month before Double or Nothing. I feel like maybe he should've just chilled in NJPW for another few months and waited to see how AEW played out before he made his decision.

His contract had ended I think so he couldn't really stay in NJPW any longer without committing more time

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

Yeah he made his decision long before AEW was officially announced, which is why Ishimori basically squashed him at the Dome when it was time to drop the junior belt

MJeff
Jun 2, 2011

It's short for Maxwell Jacob Friedman Fans, come on guys, use your noggins.

Rarity posted:

His contract had ended I think so he couldn't really stay in NJPW any longer without committing more time

Lots of guys do NJPW on a tour-by-tour basis. Granted, it's mostly the foreigners, but I gotta believe it would've been an option for Kushida if he wanted it.

Benne posted:

Yeah he made his decision long before AEW was officially announced, which is why Ishimori basically squashed him at the Dome when it was time to drop the junior belt

Dude, I was so hyped for that match and then it basically just loving ended right when it was getting good. Story of WK13.

At least they got to blow up a kid for his entrance.

Cerebral Bore
Apr 21, 2010



Fun Shoe

Rarity posted:

His contract had ended I think so he couldn't really stay in NJPW any longer without committing more time

I dunno, New Japan does have guys who are essentially freelancers.

Incessant Excess
Aug 15, 2005

Cause of glitch:
Pretentiousness


I recently got an iPad Air and when I watch njpwworld via Safari, I noticed (during a surprisingly good yoshi hashi/tenzan match) that the audio and video are out of sync. Has anyone else had the same problem and are there any suggestions how to watch on an iPad in a way where this doesn't happen?

Troxartas
Jan 13, 2007

The Old Warhorse


Muldoon

Incessant Excess posted:

I recently got an iPad Air and when I watch njpwworld via Safari, I noticed (during a surprisingly good yoshi hashi/tenzan match) that the audio and video are out of sync. Has anyone else had the same problem and are there any suggestions how to watch on an iPad in a way where this doesn't happen?

Edit:
Itís a known iOS issue

https://njpwworld.com/feature/maintenance2

Chris James 2
Aug 9, 2012

plz remember that it was ~ME~ who told you that everything you like is actually really not good, because I knew all along.





Pro Wrestling Sheet says TNA have been heavily pursuing Gallows and Anderson and offered them deals that would let them work New Japan

Hopefully they don't go back to just Bullet Club, but maybe that's just me that doesn't want that

Thanlis
Mar 17, 2011


Nah, thatíd feel like a boring default unless it turned into something interesting with a Jay White rivalry. But even then Iíd rather see that story get told with KENTA. Make them the senior LA Dojo guys so that the Young Lions donít have to carry all the load.

Although as a new NJPW fan Iím getting the impression that Gedo doesnít actually care much about faction-oriented story. Which is fine.

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

Gallows/Anderson were getting stale as gently caress the last time they were around. Maybe Anderson still has something to offer as a singles guy, but I have less than zero interest in them just taking up space in the tag division again.

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

Excuse me, I'd like to
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Chris James 2 posted:

Hopefully they don't go back to just Bullet Club, but maybe that's just me that doesn't want that

It would be weird if the only two full-time heavyweight tag teams were both in the same faction

Incessant Excess
Aug 15, 2005

Cause of glitch:
Pretentiousness



Thanks, I should have done some more research, part of the reason I got a new tablet was because my old one didn't work well with njpwworld.

SatoshiMiwa
May 6, 2007



Gallows/Anderson rejoining Bullet Club would be good but only if they ended up crashing AEW and trying to destroy the Bucks and Omega/Page for leaving

forkboy84
Jun 13, 2012

I thought the redtext someone dumped on you was in bad taste and a bit much so here's a corgi instead.

SatoshiMiwa posted:

Gallows/Anderson rejoining Bullet Club would be good but only if they ended up crashing AEW and trying to destroy the Bucks and Omega/Page for leaving

Oh god, the original Bullet Club/Elite split angle was painful enough, let's not.

CHaKKaWaKka
Aug 6, 2001

I've chosen my next victim. Cry tears of joy it's not you!


I'm sorry, are they saying Yoshi-Hashi fights with his HEART? Guy looks like he wouldn't bother kicking out of a body slam.

Gumball Gumption
Jan 7, 2012

GET BACK UP

CHaKKaWaKka posted:

I'm sorry, are they saying Yoshi-Hashi fights with his HEART? Guy looks like he wouldn't bother kicking out of a body slam.

It's literal, you get so much of his blood on you when you fight him.

Draxion
Jun 9, 2013




CHaKKaWaKka posted:

I'm sorry, are they saying Yoshi-Hashi fights with his HEART? Guy looks like he wouldn't bother kicking out of a body slam.

He ran so hard to go protect Okada from Jay White that he tripped and took himself out of action for like two months

CHaKKaWaKka
Aug 6, 2001

I've chosen my next victim. Cry tears of joy it's not you!

Gumball Gumption posted:

It's literal, you get so much of his blood on you when you fight him.

Oh, this makes a lot of sense actually.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDStulw2oPs

SatoshiMiwa
May 6, 2007



YOSHI-HASHI's heart being so not so much fire but just being there is very much the wrestling year in summary

Cavauro
Jan 9, 2008



yoshi the dinosaur, and hashbrowns. Okay?

Cerebral Bore
Apr 21, 2010



Fun Shoe

YOSHI-HASHI is less about getting back up in the fiery fighting comeback sense and more in the dragging your hungover rear end out of bed sense.

But that too requires a lot of heart.

Lamuella
Jun 26, 2003

It's like goldy or bronzy, but made of iron.




CHaKKaWaKka posted:

Oh, this makes a lot of sense actually.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDStulw2oPs

"YOSHI-HASHI! Finish him!"

"uhh?" *picks up guy and stands there motionless and confused*

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


I love the commentator going,"THOSE LEFT ON THE NJPW SIDE ARE TANAHASHI ......and yoshi-hashi."

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

CHaKKaWaKka posted:

Oh, this makes a lot of sense actually.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDStulw2oPs

He didn't get back up

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Gumball Gumption posted:

It's literal, you get so much of his blood on you when you fight him.

are we gonna have to re-name the Muta Scale?

boxcarhobo
Jun 23, 2005



anime tacos is 100% on the gas

Power Windows
Dec 29, 2004

Brasky used to ride upon a steed, perchance to spy a lady.



So, let me get this straight: the worse Yoshi-Hashi's opponent, the better the match?

Thauros
Jan 29, 2003



https://indianexpress.com/article/s...suplex-6479579/

Price Check
Oct 9, 2012


Power Windows posted:

So, let me get this straight: the worse Yoshi-Hashi's opponent, the better the match?

He also had very good matches with Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi in the past. Yoshi-Hashi is impossible to figure out.

I was at the New York City show where he wrestled KENTA. People really wanted to cheer him. He just...gave us no reason to do so.

AlmightyPants
Mar 14, 2001

King of Scheduling

Pillbug

Price Check posted:

He also had very good matches with Kenny Omega and Kota Ibushi in the past. Yoshi-Hashi is impossible to figure out.

I was at the New York City show where he wrestled KENTA. People really wanted to cheer him. He just...gave us no reason to do so.

I was in the section where there was the very loud man who decided to scream for Yoshi-Hashi and try and get everyone else doing it too. I'm 90% sure he was doing it ironically.

Fresh Like Zafo
May 31, 2012


AlmightyPants posted:

I was in the section where there was the very loud man who decided to scream for Yoshi-Hashi and try and get everyone else doing it too. I'm 90% sure he was doing it ironically.

The guy with the ponytail, right? Yeah, I really don't think that guy was doing it ironically. He was heavy into Yoshi-Hashi.

Price Check
Oct 9, 2012


I was in the section where a group of guys was trying to get a "New Yosh City" chant going.

AlmightyPants
Mar 14, 2001

King of Scheduling

Pillbug

Fresh Like Zafo posted:

The guy with the ponytail, right? Yeah, I really don't think that guy was doing it ironically. He was heavy into Yoshi-Hashi.

Yeah, that guy. Regardless of the irony of it, I respect his energy. I'd still be hoarse screaming that loud for that long.

Fresh Like Zafo
May 31, 2012


AlmightyPants posted:

Yeah, that guy. Regardless of the irony of it, I respect his energy. I'd still be hoarse screaming that loud for that long.
I know the guy who was sitting next to him yelled at me to shut the gently caress up after I cheered on KENTA. I shot that dude a look, both of them realized they hosed up, and kinda calmed themselves down. I know ponytail guy came up after the match and apologized for it, though.

MJeff
Jun 2, 2011

It's short for Maxwell Jacob Friedman Fans, come on guys, use your noggins.

Fresh Like Zafo posted:

I know the guy who was sitting next to him yelled at me to shut the gently caress up after I cheered on KENTA. I shot that dude a look, both of them realized they hosed up, and kinda calmed themselves down. I know ponytail guy came up after the match and apologized for it, though.

Cowards.

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

I remember last year there was that weird Israeli superfan who went to every joshi show for like a month straight and kept trying to get his obnoxious chants over, making such an rear end of himself that wrestlers were literally pausing matches and breaking character trying to get him to shut the gently caress up.

I'm sure it's happened before, maybe even recently with the big influx of Western fans making Korakuen a tourist destination, but you don't hear many stories of them raising hell at an NJPW show. Do they have to get security involved when someone gets too drunk and unruly, or are a couple dozen salarymen staring daggers at them enough to shut them down?

GEORGE W BUSHI
Jul 1, 2012



Benne posted:

I remember last year there was that weird Israeli superfan who went to every joshi show for like a month straight and kept trying to get his obnoxious chants over, making such an rear end of himself that wrestlers were literally pausing matches and breaking character trying to get him to shut the gently caress up.

I'm sure it's happened before, maybe even recently with the big influx of Western fans making Korakuen a tourist destination, but you don't hear many stories of them raising hell at an NJPW show. Do they have to get security involved when someone gets too drunk and unruly, or are a couple dozen salarymen staring daggers at them enough to shut them down?

He was at an NJPW show, being obnoxious supporting Bad Luck Fale of all people. He was also at this year's WK but thankfully due to the Dome being so huge he only annoyed the people immediately around him.

Benne
Sep 2, 2011

STOP DOING HEROIN

GEORGE W BUSHI posted:

He was at an NJPW show, being obnoxious supporting Bad Luck Fale of all people. He was also at this year's WK but thankfully due to the Dome being so huge he only annoyed the people immediately around him.

Yeah, I think it was at a BOSJ show or something (can't remember which one, but it was definitely Korakuen) where you kept hearing random English-language chants on the feed, and once people noticed that others came in and were like "oh yeah, that rear end in a top hat from the joshi show last week" and it became a story.

GEORGE W BUSHI
Jul 1, 2012



It sometimes happens with other people. I remember for sure Juice Robinson telling a foreign guy to shut the gently caress up at an NJPW Cup show I went to.

I think other promotions get it worse when the foreigners come over because people come over to see NJPW and then buy tickets to other shows and get drunk/bored because they're not that into it and make nuisances of themselves.

The most annoying experience I've had was at a BJW show where a big group behind me would not shut up about loving NXT the whole show and giving their star ratings to each match as if anyone in the world would care. I also had Meltzer in front of me at AJPW and people would keep coming up to him to pay respects, but that was funny enough that the occasional blocking of my view was no big deal. It was fun to see him mark out for Kento/KAI too.

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Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


My interactions in terms of foreign fans (or being one) were both happily positive.

- harperdc, Sanguinia and I were on our way to the Tokyo Dome and passed some Japanese fans, one of whom spotted Sanguinia's Bullet Club shirt and remarked in passing,"Too sweet me, bro."
- The very polite man sitting next to me in the Dome said,"Sumimasen" in a very thick German accent when he wanted to get past to go to the bathroom.

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