Calm down there Kasum E. Cornette. Either you're just relying on something you heard from a critic without watching a match, or you saw a couple of gifs and that's it.Osprey and his constant high spots can suck it, slow your roll Osprey this aint a gymnastic floor routine and a high wire circus, slow ya roll.
Seen Osprey many times.Calm down there Kasum E. Cornette. Either you're just relying on something you heard from a critic without watching a match, or you saw a couple of gifs and that's it.
Frankly, Will Ospreay is one of my favourite wrestlers going right now because he isn't just a "high-spots" guy. His two most recent matches against Shingo Takagi and Dragon Lee both were matches of the year contenders and he can mix his athletic moves with a story. Especially now that he's rounding his game. He doesn't even refer to himself as the "Aerial Assassin" anymore. Like one example of a match which he really toned himself down was actually last year at Dominion against Hiromu Takahashi. It was a match he was very subdued in his high-flying and wrestled a more power-based game. That's kind of also why he's added moves like the Hidden Blade Elbow and the Stormbreaker into his move-set. The hidden blade is a back elbow strike and the Stormbreaker is a power based move. Both are like key moves in his move-set now, with the Stormbreaker being his main finisher now.
Of course, he earned the high spot reputation with his decisive match with Ricochet a few years ago. But I believe he's worked hard to prove he's more than that. High-flying is still a part of his game, but it isn't the only thing he relies on and I think he knows personally to help the longevity of his career while still being exciting, he has to round his game more and he has and considering the fact that Kenny Omega hasn't wrestled as much this year, may be one of the best performers on the planet right now.
ROH has clearly plateaued as the distant #3 right now, so both sides got a lot out of the deal. ROH got star power, and NJPW learned a lot about how to appeal to US fans.Also, apparently a lot of New Japan people hate working with RoH, so may soon see that partnership go away, which open the door for AEW and New Japan.
That they did. Both sides benefited, but as of late RoH has been doing things that New Japan isn't too fond of, for example, signing nZo and CazzXL and their whole stunt.ROH has clearly plateaued as the distant #3 right now, so both sides got a lot out of the deal. ROH got star power, and NJPW learned a lot about how to appeal to US fans.
But I'm wondering what benefit there is to either side for an AEW/NJPW partnership. Both sides seem like they'll be just fine creating their own stars/using the ones they have/simply relying on writing better shows.
Part of it is how NJPW seems pretty salty about pushing more gaijin stars after Styles/the Elite left them. Stick to guys like Jay White that trained in the Dojo
That's actually a good point.Also, the reason why Jon isn't going to be at the G1 opener in Dallas is because of his contract with AEW that says he can't work for another promotion in the United States or something on that line.
They are using AAA not CMLL.That's actually a good point.
AEW have exclusive contracts for American companies, but Khan allows and even endorses the talent to work internationally. To make up for the lack of house show revenue. So you're going to allow NJPW to use your talent but you won't use there's? (Though they are using CMLL, OWE talent)
Idk. It sounds weird to wonder about making a deal with a bigger company because, on paper, why not? But maybe it is that simple
Thank you for thisAccording to Dave Meltzer, AEW blocked Jon Moxley from appearing in the NJPW G1 in Dallas as they retain his rights to appear in other promotions. Moxley can wrestle in the smaller New Japan shows and American indy promotions but don't want him on TV under another promotion's banner.
Hey man, not to be mean, but I am doing a rate thread for day/night 1 of the G1 and it will be posted after the show is over. So feel free to post your thoughts over there when it is posted. Thank you. Also, would you mine putting what you said in a Spoiler tag since it kind of is? Thank you, and I hope you understand.What a win for Sanada in the G1 Climax! He defeated Zack Sabre Jr. In one dramatic sequence, Zack caught Sanada in the Manji-Gatame for several minutes and it looked like Sanada wasn't going to be able to get to the ropes and it was going to be another submission win for Zack. But Sanada was able to put his foot on the ropes to force Zack to break the hold.