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Re: The NJPW Thread - G1 Climax

Post by famicommander » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:13 pm

This is Yano's year!

(but not really)

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Re: The NJPW Thread - G1 Climax

Post by King of Indy Style » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:52 pm

Gotta go with Naito

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Re: The NJPW Thread - G1 Climax

Post by dhads7161 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:14 am

Realistic pick: Naito. Who I want to win: Goto.

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Re: The NJPW Thread - G1 Climax

Post by Big Red Machine » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:15 pm

Wait... are there really people out there to don't think Naito is winning?

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Post by dhads7161 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:28 pm

Big Red Machine wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:15 pm
Wait... are there really people out there to don't think Naito is winning?
Omega fanboys.

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Post by Wilson » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:19 pm

Big Red Machine wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:15 pm
Wait... are there really people out there to don't think Naito is winning?
Honestly, it's all for grabs ever since Gedo showed how risky he is in choosing Kenny last year.

In Night 1 news, Naito leaves Sapparo on top, but at what cost?

https://twitter.com/MrLARIATO/status/886885967528947712

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Re: The NJPW Thread - G1 Climax

Post by Mr. Mojo Risin » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:38 pm

Wilson wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:19 pm
Big Red Machine wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:15 pm
Wait... are there really people out there to don't think Naito is winning?
Honestly, it's all for grabs ever since Gedo showed how risky he is in choosing Kenny last year.

In Night 1 news, Naito leaves Sapparo on top, but at what cost?

https://twitter.com/MrLARIATO/status/886885967528947712
I think Gedo is petrified of putting Naito up against Okada on their​ biggest show. Look what happened when Naito won it last year from Okada. Naito had the entire crowd in Tokyo eating out of the palm of hands. If I am wrong I don't care. I would love to see Naito disrespectfully​ throwing the IWGP title around again.

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Re: The NJPW Thread - G1 Climax

Post by Wilson » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:07 am

I don’t know if Gedo is afraid of the reaction to an Okada/Naito match at WK as much as booking the finish. Naito would really need the win, yet babyfaces never lose at the Dome. Still, it's definitely the right match.

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Post by Mr. Mojo Risin » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:21 pm

Wilson wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:07 am
I don’t know if Gedo is afraid of the reaction to an Okada/Naito match at WK as much as booking the finish. Naito would really need the win, yet babyfaces never lose at the Dome. Still, it's definitely the right match.
Okada has gone on record saying that he couldn't believe the reaction Naito got when he beat him for the title. I agree 100% that it should be the main event. Naito is my favorite wrestler to watch, so yeah, I want him to win. I am looking at this from a different angle. If you think about it, Gedo a long time ago found his replacement for Tanahashi in Okada. Naito was the good hand that would never ascend. But something happened that Gedo never anticipated...the rise of Naito in Los Ingobernables. No fucking way Gedo expected this. All the more reason Gedo keeps the title away from Naito so it doesn't make look like he made a mistake in choosing Okada over Naito.

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Re: The NJPW Thread - G1 Climax

Post by ICHIFUJI » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:48 am

If Ibushi win G1, we can't hope Omega vs. Ibushi for WK.
It could be a reason to bet Ibushi.

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Re: The NJPW Thread - G1 Climax

Post by Big Red Machine » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:52 am

ICHIFUJI wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:48 am
If Ibushi win G1, we can't hope Omega vs. Ibushi for WK.
It could be a reason to bet Ibushi.
I don't think they'll do this unless Ibushi signs a full-time contract. They might do it without the belt involved, though.

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Re: The NJPW Thread - G1 Climax

Post by Big Red Machine » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:00 am

Wilson wrote:
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:07 am
I don’t know if Gedo is afraid of the reaction to an Okada/Naito match at WK as much as booking the finish. Naito would really need the win, yet babyfaces never lose at the Dome. Still, it's definitely the right match.
Well maybe we should do away with this silly idea that a babyface always has to win at biggest show of the year?

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Re: The NJPW Thread - G1 Climax

Post by Wilson » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:32 am

Sounds like you're questioning the all-knowing Gedo?

I think it's a pretty good rule-of-thumb for a babyface to win the main event of the largest show, just not as a definitively binding one. Naito should beat Okada. Doing otherwise would greatly risk Naito's power as a top star in the long run.

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Re: The NJPW Thread - G1 Climax

Post by Mr. Mojo Risin » Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:12 pm

Has anyone seen Ibushi vs. ZSJ from last night's​ round of the tournament?

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Re: The NJPW Thread - G1 Climax

Post by DXvsNWO1994 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:11 pm

Here are my quick reviews of the first two nights:

G1 Climax 27: Night 1
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan 7/17/17

1.) G1 Climax – Block A – Yuji Nagata vs. YOSHI-HASHI: ****

2.) G1 Climax – Block A – Bad Luck Fale vs. Togi Makabe: ***1/4

3.) G1 Climax – Block A – Hirooki Goto vs. Tomohiro Ishii: ****1/4

4.) G1 Climax – Block A – Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Zack Sabre Jr.: ****1/4

5.) G1 Climax – Block A – Kota Ibushi vs. Tetsuya Naito: *****

G1 Climax 27: Night 2
Tokyo, Japan 7/20/17

1.) G1 Climax – Block B – Satoshi Kojima vs. Juice Robinson: ****

2.) G1 Climax – Block B – “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin vs. Tama Tonga: ***3/4

3.) G1 Climax – Block B – EVIL vs. SANADA: ****1/4

4.) G1 Climax – Block B – “Rainmaker” Kazuchika Okada vs. Toru Yano: ***

5.) G1 Climax – Block B – Kenny Omega vs. Minoru Suzuki: ***3/4

Non-Tournament Matches To Watch

- Night 2 (7/20/17) – Suzuki-gun (Zack Sabre Jr. & El Desperado) vs. Kota Ibushi & Hirai Kawato: ***1/2

- Night 1 (7/17/17) – BUSHI & SANADA vs. EVIL & Hiromu Takahashi: ***1/4

- Night 1 (7/17/17) – Six-Man Tag – Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, & Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs. “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin, Juice Robinson, & David Finlay: ***1/4
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Re: The NJPW Thread - G1 Climax

Post by Mr. Mojo Risin » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:56 am

RIP- Daryl Takahashi

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Re: The NJPW Thread - G1 Climax

Post by kovs27 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:28 pm

Mr. Mojo Risin wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:56 am
RIP- Daryl Takahashi
And then Fale beats Naito. No justice for Daryl.

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Re: The NJPW Thread - G1 Climax

Post by Wilson » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:48 pm

Mr. Mojo Risin wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 3:12 pm
Has anyone seen Ibushi vs. ZSJ from last night's​ round of the tournament?
Great match in its brevity. Probably one of the best in the tournament thus far.

I've never been so selective with my desire to see a certain wrestler in a certain promotion, but, damn, Elgin in New Japan is just the bomb. Okada and Elgin are wonderfully bonkers in putting on a title defense-quality match on the fourth night of the tour.

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Re: The NJPW Thread - G1 Climax

Post by Big Red Machine » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:28 pm

kovs27 wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:28 pm
Mr. Mojo Risin wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:56 am
RIP- Daryl Takahashi
And then Fale beats Naito. No justice for Daryl.
My assumption (or at least my hope) is that they will actually allow Hiromu to be the one to get revenge on Fale for his horrifying deed. This would also temporarily remove Hiromu from the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title picture, where the combinaton of Ospreay, Scurll, KUSHIDA, and Dragon Lee should be able to hold down the fort for a while.

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Re: The NJPW Thread - G1 Climax

Post by famicommander » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:46 am

Tama Tonga is having a fantastic run right now. He has really come into his own as a character.

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