The NJPW Thread - G1 Climax

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Post by King of Indy Style » Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:50 pm

This is either the greatest work of all time or an awful piece of news. Hats off to NJPW if it's a work, best of luck to Shibata if it's real.

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Post by Mr. Mojo Risin » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:26 pm

I said earlier that a subdural hematoma is serious fucking business and after reading about Shibata's symptoms, the guy will never be the same again. With his style, he is at risk of killing himself if he ever gets cleared to wrestle again. Its a fucking shame. Shibata is one of my favorite NJPW guys and his career was really starting to take off. We are going to look back at this years from now and wonder about a career that could have been and never will be.

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Re: The NJPW Thread

Post by SweetDaddy » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:13 am

I was no Shibata fan but you still hate to hear that.

Makes Rain Maker look even more like a bad ass.

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Post by DXvsNWO1994 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:26 am

Very unfortunate to hear about Shibata, but sometimes people end up learning the hard way that the human body isn't invincible. He's been really lucky in the past that he didn't get seriously hurt when doing similar headbutts in matches against Ishii & Goto, but that luck seemingly ran out in his match with Okada. A damn shame if he's forced to retire.
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Re: The NJPW Thread

Post by Mr. Mojo Risin » Fri May 05, 2017 4:42 am

Now that its been announced really looking forward to Okada/Omega II at Dominion. Omega takes the title here setting up the big rematch for WrestleKingdom 12 next year.

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Re: The NJPW Thread

Post by supersonic » Fri May 05, 2017 11:46 am

Observer:
They are putting some new tickets on sale for 7/1 and 7/2 for $30 each night. Tickets go on sale on 5/8 at 7 p.m. Pacific time and I suspect they’ll be gone in minutes

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Post by tlova86 » Mon May 15, 2017 3:01 pm

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Post by SweetDaddy » Mon May 15, 2017 4:07 pm

That's gonna be Jay Lethal's strap.

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Post by jordidebaas » Mon May 15, 2017 11:00 pm

Yeah, they really needed a few more more titles [cornette]
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Post by ICHIFUJI » Wed May 17, 2017 10:30 pm

Tanahashi injured in May again.

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Post by SweetDaddy » Thu May 18, 2017 12:13 am

His best days are clearly behind him.

Okada's the ace but Naito's #2 now then Omega.

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Post by AlexROH » Thu May 18, 2017 4:19 am

Awesome stuff today by Ricochet and Will at the BOSJ. Better than their last year's encounter. Methodical match, with a slower tempo and more selling. They worked hard and every flip made sense and felt like a strong move. Very, very good match ****1/4.

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Re: The NJPW Thread

Post by Big Red Machine » Thu May 25, 2017 11:31 am

I kind of annoyed that they buried Liger like this after announcing that it was his last BOSJ. They did the same thing to Tenzan last year. Why even make the announcement if you're not going to build a story around it?

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Re: The NJPW Thread

Post by famicommander » Fri May 26, 2017 1:15 pm

I am wondering if NJPW/Bushiroad and ROH/Sinclair have had talks about syndicating NJPW's English TV show. Meltzer reported recently that NJPW was looking to syndicate, and Sinclair seems like a natural partner.

Imagine a two hour block of ROH and NJPW on all the outlets airing ROH, plus whatever new ones come out of the Sinclair/Tribune buyout.

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Post by ICHIFUJI » Fri May 26, 2017 11:02 pm

Big Red Machine wrote:I kind of annoyed that they buried Liger like this after announcing that it was his last BOSJ. They did the same thing to Tenzan last year. Why even make the announcement if you're not going to build a story around it?
Liger is aged 50.
Became Liger was 80's.
We don't want a storyline saying because he is exhausted.

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Re: The NJPW Thread

Post by Big Red Machine » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:53 am

ICHIFUJI wrote:
Big Red Machine wrote:I kind of annoyed that they buried Liger like this after announcing that it was his last BOSJ. They did the same thing to Tenzan last year. Why even make the announcement if you're not going to build a story around it?
Liger is aged 50.
Became Liger was 80's.
We don't want a storyline saying because he is exhausted.
Exactly. Making this into a storyline just makes Liger look like a sad old man who should have retired long ago. He should go out as a hero, not as a failure.

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Re: The NJPW Thread

Post by Big Red Machine » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:58 am

Can someone please explain to me why the Suzuki-Gun Jr. Heavyweights decided to pick sides and then hit each other with chairs and then they're one big happy family again the next day? If this had happened in any other company in the world people would be sh*tting all over it. Gedo knows how to protect his stars and he definitely has something of an eye for talent, but in terms of actually telling any sort of story, he's a REALLY sh*tty booker.

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Post by cgstong » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:41 am

July 1st in Long Beach:
* Roppongi Vice, Will Ospreay, & The Briscoes vs. The Young Bucks, Marty Scurll, Yujiro Takahashi, & Bad Luck Fale
* Titan, Dragon Lee, Volafor Jr, & Jushin Liger vs. EVIL, BUSHI, SANADA, & Hiromu Takahashi
* US Title Tournament Match: Jay Lethal vs. Hangman Page
* US Title Tournament Match: Juice Robinson vs. Zack Sabre Jr
* Davis Finlay, Jay White, KUSHIDA, & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Sho Tanaka, Yohei Komatsu, Yoshitatsu , & Billy Gunn
* IWGP Tag Title Match: Champions The Guerrillas of Destiny vs. War Machine
* US Title Tournament Match: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tetsuya Naito
* US Title Tournament Match: Michael Elgin vs. Kenny Omega
* IWGP Title Match: Champion Kazuchika Okada vs. Cody

July 2nd in Long Beach:
* Semifinals of the US Title Tournament
* Finals of the US Title Tournament
* IWGP IC Title Match: Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Billy Gunn
* IWGP Junior Tag Title Match: Champions The Young Bucks vs. Roppongi Vice
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Re: The NJPW Thread

Post by Mike Adamle » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:20 pm

I thought they were doing some of the G1 Climax at these shows? When did that change?
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Re: The NJPW Thread

Post by King of Indy Style » Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:26 pm

No, it was never the plan to do G1 matches there. That's why it's called G1 Special in USA, it's just special exhibition shows

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