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Post by famicommander » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:11 pm

Anyone else want to see them pull the trigger on a big singles run for Tama Tonga? I feel like he's ready and could have incredible matches with Naito or Ibushi especially. His personality and style would really gel with those guys in my opinion. And of course, it's nearly impossible to have a bad match with Tanahashi or Okada.

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Post by Big Red Machine » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:48 am

famicommander wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:11 pm
Anyone else want to see them pull the trigger on a big singles run for Tama Tonga? I feel like he's ready and could have incredible matches with Naito or Ibushi especially. His personality and style would really gel with those guys in my opinion. And of course, it's nearly impossible to have a bad match with Tanahashi or Okada.
I'm not so into his personality, and while I'd like to see him get singles shots because he does usually have excellent singles matches when given the chance, I see him being at the level of a Makabe or Kojima or Fale someone like that who maybe gets one shot at one of the big singles titles a year. I see him as a midcarder who can occasionally be elevated rather than a guy who can be a permanent part of the main event.

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Post by famicommander » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:47 am

Tama is so good at his character. I laughed out loud when he patted down the ref for weapons in tag league.

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Post by supersonic » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:16 am

Observer:
Long Beach tickets go on sale on 1/29 priced from $200 down to $50 at the 5,300 Walter Pyramid on the campus of Long Beach State. They’ll probably announce a talent list before that date but the matches won’t be announced until the end of the next tour, unless they announce a Jericho vs. Naito match ahead of time

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Post by Big Red Machine » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:58 pm

The storytelling with that turn was SOOOOOOOOOO lazy it's infuriating.

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Post by cgstong » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:20 pm

Selling out 5000 tickets in about 20 mins. Crazy.
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Post by famicommander » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:24 am

JUSHIN MOTHERFUCKING THUNDER LIGER VS REY MOTHERFUCKING MYSTERIO


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Post by ICHIFUJI » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:33 am

Rey Mysterio vs. Thunder Liger
WCW! WCW!

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Post by cgstong » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:16 pm

Honor Rising cards don't look too bad http://rohworld.com/njpw-roh-honor-rising-2018-cards/
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Post by King of Indy Style » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:41 pm

Golden Lovers/Bullet Club and TRENT?/Dalton both sound really fun. Goto/Bruiser is.....unique, haha. Flip Gordon debuting in New Japan is cool, and Jay White/Best Friends teaming sounds amazing. Very strong cards.

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Post by ICHIFUJI » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:31 am

Golden Lovers reunion will sale lot.

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Post by TowerOfDoom » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:09 pm

Kushida vs Flip vs Hiromu will be madness

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Re: The NJPW Thread

Post by famicommander » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:32 pm

These cards need more Dragon Lee.

In fact, all wrestling cards need more Dragon Lee. Even cards he's already on. You're wrestling twice tonight, and you're going to like it.

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Re: The NJPW Thread

Post by famicommander » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:44 pm

So how do y'all think this Bullet Club thing is going to play out?

Kenny vanquishes Cody and they kick Cody out of Bullet Club?
Cody wins and they kick Kenny out?
Fingerpoke of doom?
Kiss and make up?
Tama Tonga comes out and gun-stuns them both?
Turns out Ibushi has been in on it the whole time with Cody?
CM Punk shows up and does stuff?

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Post by Wilson » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:33 pm

famicommander wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:44 pm
So how do y'all think this Bullet Club thing is going to play out?

Kenny vanquishes Cody and they kick Cody out of Bullet Club?
Cody wins and they kick Kenny out?
Fingerpoke of doom?
Kiss and make up?
Tama Tonga comes out and gun-stuns them both?
Turns out Ibushi has been in on it the whole time with Cody?
CM Punk shows up and does stuff?
In the moment, this storyline is a really complex shape, in which disentanglement will yield all sorts of alternative histories. Like, if Kenny does truly leave Bullet Club, does Cody take over? If he does, then he has to be fully committed to New Japan than his current selective dates. If not Cody, there aren't many obvious substitutes in the extant Bullet Club. Could Jay White take leadership and claim responsibility for its current disintegration?

Probably the biggest question in this is the fate of the Arising/Oceania members of the group. While I don't think there isn't star power there without Jay White, there is definitely numbers to make that it's own legitimate stable.

And then the Golden Lovers is its whole enigma. Maybe New Japan is finally deciding now is the time to pull the trigger on them to be reunited, but tag teams just aren't prioritized in the company, and Kenny is arguably more important to the stakes of the US expansion as a singles star. I just don't know how long that connection lasts, especially with Kota's spotty date recurrence. More, New Japan doesn't have enough stars to keep Kenny out of top singles title matchups.

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