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Kairi HoHo

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Yeah Wrestling in Japan has been more enjoyable to me more often than not vs in the States, and I love what it brings to the table. Suzuki was brought up that way and generations have carried that same vibe while also keeping that same thought. You can't teach that for sure.
 
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New Japan is returning June 16 with the rescheduled New Japan Cup. There are several rules in place including that buildings will be capped at 30% attendance, and the other is that any foreign talent flying in for NJPW would need to be quarantined for two weeks upon entering the country. In addition, staff and wrestlers have all been subject to antibody testing, and venues have been carefully prepared for a return to action.

Here is the Bracket.


Out of the first round the main matches I will be watching are Okada vs Gedo, Nagata vs Suzuki, Kota vs ZSJ, SHO vs Shingo, and EVIL vs Kojima
 

J. C. Wilde

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Honestly, I'd be 100% ok with this. Unironically. Dude deserves to finally win one instead of just playing spoiler/comedic relief to the rest of the field in other tournaments
You know before I would disagree with you, but honestly I feel the same way. I mean, he was one of the top heels in New Japan back in the day and I have come to terms with comedy wrestlers and such.
 

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NJPW will have a new show on NJPW World called Lion's Break Collision which is every Friday nights. It will feature US wrestlers and talent training at their LA Dojo/Wrestling school. The card for the first show will be:

Clark Connors vs. Alex Coughlin. Jeff Cobb & Rocky Romero vs. TJ Perkins & Karl Fredericks.

 
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Holy fucking shit.


Spoilers incoming.


First...

EVIL wins the New Japan Cup and JOINS BULLET CLUB!

SECOND!

This Entrance


Finally...


HE FUCKING WON!


What is life anymore?
 
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Kairi HoHo

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I have loads to say about that Main Event and the idea of EVIL going Heel and joining Bullet Club, but let me talk about the rest of the Show first though. The rest of the Card before SHO vs Shingo to me was a snoozefest to get through to be honest. SHO vs Shingo I really enjoyed as Shingo seems to be the best worker going for NJPW right now in my opinion. Shingo wants to face everyone and he made SHO looking like a Million Bucks, and SHO himself raised his stock in NJPW with his performance for the Never Openweight Championship. Shingo is not the type of guy to take a night off, and rock a Shirt during a Match as if he doesn't care, he's going to give his maximum effort no matter who he faces. He gets pass SHO and now Desperado wants a piece of The Dragon and that is something to look forward to.

Taichi and Sabre JR winning the Tag Titles I didn't mind that result at all. I've thought Taichi when he's not fooling around and not taking things seriously enough for the moment he could be a World Champion. I'm happy for Taichi getting the win and he's been really great with Sabre I feel to really do some special stuff with him. I'm bummed though Tana and Ibushi losing, but I don't know better chasers than those two guys so that could be really entertaining to watch those guys get back that win from the new Champs.

Now to EVIL vs Naito. Oh boy that Main Event Match felt like hours to watch. EVIL I never been impressed by his look, or entertained by what he's done. Shoot I can't remember calling a damn good EVIL Singles Match so to me this is falling flat to me caring about what is going on. When Bullet Club is back with all it's Members isn't EVIL fourth or even further on the Pole? I do not see White not knocking on the Door wanting a shot and where is that going to lead Gedo and his booking to do? I don't see why you put all that effort in having Naito win the big one and then he loses in what his second defense? Gedo and his booking no doubt tells me Okada could be winning the G1 Climax because what else is he going to do? You could turn Jay White Face, but I enjoy him as a Heel hard he backs it up in the Ring. I wouldn't of had a problem with the Title change if it made sense and if we had Months of EVIL in BC. Why do the change now. Crazy how you go that route, welp let's see what chaos happens now.
 
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NJPW is having a new show which premieres today called NJPW Strong, which is on NJPW World.



The list of matches are: KENTA vs. Karl Fredericks, David Finlay vs. Chase Owens, Jeff Cobb vs. Tanga Loa, and Tama Tonga vs. Brody King.
 

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