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Cerebral Bore
Apr 21, 2010




Fun Shoe

MOTYC: Kota Ibushi vs. Will Ospreay NJPW Sakura Genesis 04.04

An absolute goddamn war between two of the best wrestlers in the world.

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Seams
Feb 3, 2005


Cerebral Bore posted:

MOTYC: Kota Ibushi vs. Will Ospreay NJPW Sakura Genesis 04.04

An absolute goddamn war between two of the best wrestlers in the world.

yeah

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

CUTEST IN THE WORLD
QUEEN OF THE SIMPS
RARITY-CHAN





WMOTYC: Will Ospreay vs. Kota Ibushi, NJPW Sakura Genesis, 04/04

gently caress off Will

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


HM: Kota Ibushi (C) vs. Will Ospreay for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship - NJPW Sakura Genesis 4/4

I was gonna give this the MOTY nod but I was not a fan of the ending. Everything outside of that was fantastic, but Ospreay winning is the worst possible loving choice in the world and left a really, really bad taste in my mouth.

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.

Cerebral Bore posted:

MOTYC: Kota Ibushi vs. Will Ospreay NJPW Sakura Genesis 04.04

An absolute goddamn war between two of the best wrestlers in the world.

Absolutely one of the best matches of 2021 so far. Possibly even #1 once I reflect on it somemore. Nth

Burn Down Canberra
Oct 27, 2005

GAME PLANS? We don't need no stinking game plans.



Cerebral Bore posted:

MOTYC: Kota Ibushi vs. Will Ospreay NJPW Sakura Genesis 04.04

An absolute goddamn war between two of the best wrestlers in the world.

nth one of my matches of the year. The crowd was going absolutely crazy (well relatively speaking)

Lily Catts
Oct 17, 2012

Show me the way to you
(Heavy Metal)


Cerebral Bore posted:

MOTYC: Suzuki-gun (El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru) vs. Roppongi 3k NJPW Sakura Genesis 04.04

Great match and a great return for R3k. YOH did a sell job for the record books.

Rarity posted:

HM: Tetsuya Naito/SANADA/Shingo Takagi vs. The Great Okhan/Jeff Cobb/X, NJPW Sakura Genesis, 04/04

Great choice of X, his look is fantastic and his ringwork is fantastic. Really excited to see where he goes from here

Nth to both

Quantum of Phallus
Dec 27, 2010




MOTYC: Rey Horus v Flamita v Bandido ROH 19th Anniversary 2021 03 26

That's the good stuff

Venomous
Nov 7, 2011







Rarity posted:

WMOTYC: Will Ospreay vs. Kota Ibushi, NJPW Sakura Genesis, 04/04

gently caress off Will


seconded

MotU
Mar 6, 2007

If you're gonna do it, do it with ~*~Axefaire~*~


Pillbug

Cerebral Bore posted:

MOTYC: Kota Ibushi vs. Will Ospreay NJPW Sakura Genesis 04.04

An absolute goddamn war between two of the best wrestlers in the world.

nth

Oh Snapple!
Dec 27, 2005




Cerebral Bore posted:

MOTYC: Kota Ibushi vs. Will Ospreay NJPW Sakura Genesis 04.04

An absolute goddamn war between two of the best wrestlers in the world.

Just finished watching it, nth.

Still thinking about that kick to Kota while he was stuck straddling the ropes.

SG Bamboo
Aug 21, 2013

I will never shake your hand.

Ever.


NJPW Sakura Genesis April 4th
HM

Los Ingoberables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito, SANADA and Shingo Takagi) vs United Empire (Great O-Khan, Jeff Cobb and X)
- Empire looked good away from their worst member, and the new guy looked impressive
Suzuki-gun (c) (El Desperado and Kanemaru) vs Roppongi 3k (SHO and YOH) - IWGP Jr Tag Team Championship
- Solid, but didn't tear the house down. Yoh was good for his return, though not sold on his new look
Kota Ibushi vs Will Ospreay
- Really disappointed in this, haven't checked the thread to avoid spoilers but Ibushi was pretty sloppy on a few things which made me think his back was actually hurt. Nontheless, far below what I expected from guys this talented. Post-match promo at least has me intrigued on where we go from here.

an_mutt
Sep 29, 2010

I was,
I am,
and I remain a soldier!

Sworn to dedicate my heart and soul to the restoration of human kind!



Catching up on the New Japan Cup, just to say:

MOTYC: Toru Yano vs. Great O-Khan - New Japan Cup 2nd Round - March 11th

Two absolute goofballs having a great time.

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.

HM
4th April
Stardom Yokohama Dream Cinderella
Wonder Of Stardom Title
Tam Nakano vs Natsupoi

Some moments when Natsupoi almost went Brock level of suplex spamming which was cool. Tam has no regard for her own wellbeing. Gun match but kind of felt it was missing something

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.

HM
4th April
Stardom Yokohama Dream Cinderella
World Of Stardom Title
Utami Hayashishita vs Bea Priestley

This match really hurt for no crowd reaction, even more than usual. It was a good match but it sorely lacked drama despite there being big dramatic moments

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.

MOTYC
14th March
Pro Wrestling NOAH Great Voyage 2021 in Fukuoka
GHC Jr Heavyweight Title
Seiki Yoshioka vs Atsushi Kotoge

Spent the afternoon under the weather and this really hit the spot.

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.

HM
14th March
Pro Wrestling NOAH Great Voyage In Fukuoka
Kongo (Katsuhiko Nakajima, Manabu Soya, Masa Kitamiya & Tadasuke) vs NOAHism (Go Shiozaki, Kotaro Suzuki, Naomichi Marufuji & Takashi Sugiura)

The big strike battle between Nak & Go was brutal, just the sound echoing through the venue. So good

Lamuella
Jun 26, 2003

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




HM: Bakuretsu Sisters, Shoko Nakajima, and Hyper Misao vs Magical Sugar Rabbits, Miu Watanabe, and Marika Kobashi - TJPW Spring Tour '21 ~The Bullet~ April 3 2021

A very silly 8 person tag between 8 of TJPW's best. Lots of inventive signature spots, lots of chances for Miu to be strong and Mizuki to whirl around the place. Of no real consequence, but 20 minutes of absolute joy.

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.

HM
27th March
Ice Ribbon #1106
Suzu Suzuki vs Takashi Sasaki

In which a teenager continues her slide into hardcore and maybe eventually death match wrestling. Thought her match with Miyamoto was better but still fun. If you're comfortable with intergender stuff.

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.

HM
27th March
Ice Ribbon #1106
Tsukasa Fujimoto vs Maya Yukihi

Punch McLightning
Sep 19, 2005

you know what that means






Grimey Drawer

MOTYC: Jay White vs. Tomohiro Ishii, Castle Attack, Feb 27

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Lamuella posted:

TJPW Spring Tour '21 ~The Bullet~ April 3 2021

Goddammit TJPW, put your shows on live

SG Bamboo
Aug 21, 2013

I will never shake your hand.

Ever.


DDT Peanuts Are Also a Good Source of Protein April 3rd
HM

Eruption (Kazusada Higuchi and Yukio Sakaguchi) vs DAMNATION (Soma Takao and Mad Paulie)
- Soma had to fight on his own for half the match because Paulie was busy with poor Keigo Nakamura. Real short and with the action you'd expect from Eruption, a bunch of fun.
DAMNATION (Tetsuya Endo, Daisuke Sasaki and Yuji Hino) vs HARASHIMA, Chris Brookes and Yuki Iino
- The main conceit of the match was the continuing Iino vs Hino Beef Feud, but all six guys had their moments to shine. Just a great six man tag match
Junretsu (Jun Akiyama and Makoto Oishi) vs 37KAMIINA (Yuki Ueno and Shunma Katsumata)
- Four real good wrestlers having a real good tag match. Also the aftermath is worth watching if you're invested in the Dino/Jun buildup

DDT is my favourite promotion right now, even the tiny shows are some drat good watching

Jerusalem
May 20, 2004

Would you be my new best friends?


Goddammit DDT, put your shows on live

Deathlove
Feb 20, 2003



Pillbug

GEORGE W BUSHI posted:

MOTYC: Toru Sugiura (c) vs. Takayuki Ueki for the King of FREEDOM Championship - FREEDOMS The Gekokujo 2021 (3/21)

Toru Sugiura is having the best world title run I've ever had the privilege of living through full of absolutely batshit insane matches.

This was the most insane.

e: fair warning - shoot headbutts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGUtdUMY-NA

SG Bamboo posted:

Nth, Ueki is an absolute monster. Didn't have as much a problem with these headbutts, although the spots with the cinder blocks got to me (especially the one he just threw at the stack around Sugiura's head, gently caress right off with that). Also there was some really conspicous camera cuts around 22 minutes in which took me out of the action a bit, although they brought me back quickly enough. loving vicious the whole way through.

I think the "camera cuts" are just a hosed encode/upload, I don't think they're a specific "we're making this look better" thing.

Nth, though, Ueki, Christ, that dude makes me feel like deathmatches are loving dangerous in a bad/good way. The cinder block thing is (probably??) smoke and mirrors, like breaking them over a dude's chest on nails is just redistribution of pressure, but gently caress! gently caress! There's also something about lighttubes not being used until the 16th minute that felt delightful.

And yeah, major CW for shoot headbutts, if you don't like one, you are gonna super-hate this match.

Deathlove fucked around with this message at 18:27 on Apr 7, 2021

Punch McLightning
Sep 19, 2005

you know what that means






Grimey Drawer

HM: Evil vs. Okada, Castle Attack, February 27

flatluigi
Apr 22, 2008

here come the planes


HM: JD Drake vs Darby for the TNT Title, Apr 7

karmicknight
Aug 21, 2011


EEEEEEEY YO

flatluigi posted:

HM: JD Drake vs Darby for the TNT Title, Apr 7

nth.

Jordan7hm
Feb 17, 2011

MENS REA? LOL MORE LIKE CHRIS REA AM I RITE





Lipstick Apathy

flatluigi posted:

HM: JD Drake vs Darby for the TNT Title, Apr 7

Yeah it was good.

Alaois
Feb 7, 2012

D U S T M A N


flatluigi posted:

HM: JD Drake vs Darby for the TNT Title, Apr 7

nth

Kosmo Gallion
Sep 12, 2013


MOTYC: Walter vs Tommaso Ciampa, 07/04 NXT Takeover

Walter knocks it out of the park again.

Oh Snapple!
Dec 27, 2005




HM: Tay Conti vs The Bunny, AEW Dynamite, 4/7/2021

Seams
Feb 3, 2005


Oh Snapple! posted:

HM: Tay Conti vs The Bunny, AEW Dynamite, 4/7/2021

nth

Jordan7hm
Feb 17, 2011

MENS REA? LOL MORE LIKE CHRIS REA AM I RITE





Lipstick Apathy

Oh Snapple! posted:

HM: Tay Conti vs The Bunny, AEW Dynamite, 4/7/2021

Yep

Alaois
Feb 7, 2012

D U S T M A N


Oh Snapple! posted:

HM: Tay Conti vs The Bunny, AEW Dynamite, 4/7/2021

sure!

karmicknight
Aug 21, 2011


EEEEEEEY YO

Oh Snapple! posted:

HM: Tay Conti vs The Bunny, AEW Dynamite, 4/7/2021

nth

flatluigi
Apr 22, 2008

here come the planes


Oh Snapple! posted:

HM: Tay Conti vs The Bunny, AEW Dynamite, 4/7/2021

ya

Punch McLightning
Sep 19, 2005

you know what that means






Grimey Drawer

HM: Kenny Omega & the Good Brothers vs. Jon Moxley & The Young Bucks

I Before E
Jul 2, 2012

Two as


Oh Snapple! posted:

HM: Tay Conti vs The Bunny, AEW Dynamite, 4/7/2021

flatluigi posted:

HM: JD Drake vs Darby for the TNT Title, Apr 7

Punch McLightning posted:

HM: Kenny Omega & the Good Brothers vs. Jon Moxley & The Young Bucks

Seconding all these, a fun show overall, but nothing exceptional. The main in particular was a real bummer as it started out great but just got bogged down at the end.

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graph
Nov 22, 2006

aaag peanuts



Oh Snapple! posted:

HM: Tay Conti vs The Bunny, AEW Dynamite, 4/7/2021

nth

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