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March Wrasslin' |OT| Remembering WCW

Oct 25, 2017
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My God.
Fucking Punishment Martinez got a win. Meanwhile, Keith Lee wasn't even booked for the tapings. Brian_FETO was right after all, Serene.

And if the former ACH isn't angling for a Hardee's sponsorship with that name, then what is he even doing?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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What happened was TNA gave him a better deal, Storm told HHH the situation, HHH told him to take the TNA deal because it was more money for less time and closer to family, and it would have been nuts to turn that down especially when he said he wanted another kid
Thanks.

Yeah, that sounds better.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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My God.
Fucking Punishment Martinez got a win. Meanwhile, Keith Lee wasn't even booked for the tapings. Brian_FETO was right after all, Serene.

And if the former ACH isn't angling for a Hardee's sponsorship with that name, then what is he even doing?
He was supposed to be which is why I’m kind of confused. There’s a Lee/Dijakovic match that was being pushed for the last two weeks on NXT that was supposed to happen at the taping. I’m wondering if one of them got hurt.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Germany
DDT is changing their Universe subscriptions in May:

There's no longer different tiers, there's subscribers and non-subscribers (they add weekly free videos for non-subscribers, you just need to have an account, same thing for some live shows).
So they're killing of the cheaper archive-only silver tier and the higher priced platinum tier. Basically a win for everyone above silver since they're just adding more to gold.

At least this means everyone gets to enjoy the MOTY: Mizuki vs Yuka Sakazaki impersonation match!

They also have a new dojo and plan to do shows there that will go up on Universe.
 
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One more tidbit from the Observer:

Taka Michinoku is taking indie dates in the U.S. for $3,500 per shot plus a business ticket, which is why he’s probably not going to be getting a ton of requests because of the added cost of the business ticket
 
Oct 26, 2017
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DDT is changing their Universe subscriptions in May:

There's no longer different tiers, there's subscribers and non-subscribers (they add weekly free videos for non-subscribers, you just need to have an account, same thing for some live shows).
So they're killing of the cheaper archive-only silver tier and the higher priced platinum tier. Basically a win for everyone above silver since they're just adding more to gold.

At least this means everyone gets to enjoy the MOTY: Mizuki vs Yuka Sakazaki impersonation match!

They also have a new dojo and plan to do shows their that will be livestreamed.
Rejoice!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Yeah, I've seen people doing that but they need to remember even Cody and The Bucks themselves have said they're not direct competition.

They want to be an alternative and if they hold true to that, they'll be looking to carve out their own niche, get a smaller fanbase hopefully looking for something different.

Basically do what TNA didn't and should have.
Agreed. Goal should be to be a profitable alternative, grow their business, and develop so much talent that WWE can't hurt them majorly by doing signing raids when contracts are up.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Ooh.

Been curious about Joshi wrestling and DDT.

I know DDT apparently has more of a comedic bent to it than something like NJPW. Is Tokyo Joshi Pro worth checking out?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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How has njpw not bought Thatcher in?
Andy doesn't make good use of him, so Hattori and whoever else is doing the scouting on the UK shows doesn't get to see him at his best - only time he's been matched against NJPW talent was a nothing tag vs SANADA & EVIL.

Also, instead of listening to Rocky so much regarding indie talent, they should probably try asking Zack's opinion.

Darby is a fun person to throw in the mix
Yup, and fills the Janela spot of "dude who can have a deathmatch with Jimmy for no good reason other than we'd really like a deathmatch, please".
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I'd definitely give Tokyo Joshi Pro a try

The Jan 4 2018 show is free on their Youtube with English commentary, I don't know how it'd be as an intro in terms of story etc but if you want a place to start where you'll understand everything at least in terms of language and price, that's the best place I can think of
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Ooh.

Been curious about Joshi wrestling and DDT.

I know DDT apparently has more of a comedic bent to it apparently than something like NJPW. Is Tokyo Joshi Pro worth checking out?
DDT has comedy but they still have a lot of totally serious and technically great wrestling as well. A lot of the time it's the undercard matches that have more comedy mixed in while the title matches/main events are serious.

Tokyo Joshi Pro(TJPW) is absolutely worth checking out, they are my favorite promotion. They do great storytelling, wrestlers have for the most part a real defined character. They were great last year but this years they started off even stronger.

There's a bunch of free matches on YouTube:

This is the tag team title match from last month:
Magical Sugar Rabbits(Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki) vs Muscle JK(Reika Saiki & Marika Kobashi)

Great eight-man-tag from October:
Miyu Yamashita & Reika Saiki & Yuu & Hyper Misao vs Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki & Shoko Nakajima & Maki Itoh

Oh, that's the tag title match from their Korakuen Hall show this January, that was an amazing match as well, by far the best tag team match happening on January 4:
Magical Sugar Rabbits(Yuka Sakazaki & Mizuki) vs Twin Cam Monster(Shoko Nakajima & Riho)
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Kairi Sane runs in place like a cartoon character to build up speed
The personality differences between Kairi and Shayna will never stop being hilarious and immensely enjoyable to watch out play out.

American greaser chick anti-christ vs small adorable japanese pirate full of sunshine.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Minoru Tanaka hyping up a 'serious announcement' tomorrow morning, with a picture of (presumably) him and the Lion Mark in the background...

Would be awesome to see him in the BoSJ, or as he's the new GHC Jr. champion a singles match vs Liger. Been 11 years since the last time he faced Liger, and 11 years since his last entry into the BoSJ. He's never beat Liger in a title match.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Ooh.

Been curious about Joshi wrestling and DDT.

I know DDT apparently has more of a comedic bent to it than something like NJPW. Is Tokyo Joshi Pro worth checking out?
Depends on your tolerance for bad wrestling versus good comedy. Also there is no translation so you won't understand the promos.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Bryan is a lot more entertaining when he isn't with Meltzer to me.

I got a pretty big chuckle when Filthy Tom Lawlor went on this rant about how great Harlem Heat is and how they deserve to be in EVERY hall of fame, and then Bryan cuts him off and says "dude, are you just sucking up so you can avoid Stevie Ray cutting a promo on you?" [like he is apparently gonna do to Dave Meltzer because he's mad Meltzer criticized him getting into the WWE Hall of Fame]
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Oh god are they actually gonna run Orange Cassidy vs. Bryan Alvarez

I'm a fucking prophet.

3:30pm: Black Label Pro: Adventures in Wrestling (White Eagle Hall – Jersey City, NJ):
-Jonathan Gresham vs. Masato Yoshino
-Nick Gage vs. Swoggle
Team USA (Jordynne Grace, Kylie Rae, Shotzi Blackheart Nicole Savoy & Samanatha Heights) vs. Team International (Shazza McKenzie, Charli Evans, Jessica Troy, Zoe Lucas & Indi Hartwell)
-Orange Cassidy vs. Grado
-ICW/ICWA Texarkana Television Title Open Challenge: Bryan Alvarez (c) vs. ?

Nick Gage vs. Swoggle. I'm guessing Swoggle learned nothing from David Arquette. Gresham vs. Yoshino could be incredible. Orange Cassidy vs. Grado will be what it will be. I'd rather have Orange Cassidy vs. Bryan Alvarez, to be honest. The women's tag should be a lot of fun.
She doesn't even have the prop but still acts like she does, what a mark.
And that's why we love Kairi.

When thinking of nautical stuff related to wrestling, I'll always think of that gold boat and SLAP THE PORPOISE!
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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I'm glad that Thatcher vs. Hideki Suzuki exists. It saves me on ever having to buy melatonin pills ever again.

Things people who haven't watched any of Thatcher's work in Europe say :p

Thatcher's the living embodiment of Inokiism, dammit!
I've watched that WALTER vs. Thatcher match in PROGRESS and some of his work in wXw, good sir!

Just as I don't get Ilja Dragunov, I also don't get the love that Thatcher gets from Euro graps.
 
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I've watched that WALTER vs. Thatcher match in PROGRESS and some of his work in wXw, good sir!

Just as I don't get Ilja Dragunov, I also don't get the love that Thatcher gets from Euro graps.
This does not add up!

Thatcher is great and also a vastly underrated straight man
Oh, very much so. I was so hyped before the Ringkampf vs LIJ tag, as Tim was staring daggers at EVIL and looked like he was about to murder the man for being so over-gimmicked...then the match started and it was fine, but a night off for LIJ and a further waste of Thatcher & WALTER in RevPro. Good job, Andy!
 
Oct 30, 2017
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This does not add up!



Oh, very much so. I was so hyped before the Ringkampf vs LIJ tag, as Tim was staring daggers at EVIL and looked like he was about to murder the man for being so over-gimmicked...then the match started and it was fine, but a night off for LIJ and a further waste of Thatcher & WALTER in RevPro. Good job, Andy!
He was great against Jerry Bakewell and Santos
 
Oct 25, 2017
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I just assume that you're all drunk at the shows and are just transplanted footie hooligans who like to make noise and chant. :)
Well...yes, but also Thatcher's just become really adept at his character work, when you see him in person it's super evident what he's all about and super easy to get behind him. Especially in a match like the one vs WALTER, where he got seven shades of shit kicked out of him.