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King of Sports: New Japan Pro-Wrestling Discussion Thread

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Why do people still worry about Meltzer and his ratings? It's just his opinion on a match. It doesn't tarnish it in any way, shape or form. Regardless, it was a good match.

 

I know what you're saying...but at the same time, it's like...Meltzer has somehow come to be the top voice regarding match quality (which I never agreed with). But, yeah...he can make good matches seem less good by giving them a lower score.

 

And this all goes back to me hating his ranking system to begin with. Because, if he never started giving matches scores over 5 stars, then a score of 4.75 would be excellent (which it should be, and technically is).

 

That's the biggest problem, really...(his rating system, which is complete shit to begin with). But...I've already argued as much in the past.

 

If you told any unsuspecting fool that the match was great, and it was rated 4.75...they would assume you meant 4.75 out of 5...which would be nearly perfect. But, since Meltzer is an asshole and has no real top-end to his scale, 4.75 seems low to people who know that he gives matches bullshit scores like a 7.

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Why do people still worry about Meltzer and his ratings? It's just his opinion on a match. It doesn't tarnish it in any way, shape or form. Regardless, it was a good match.

I know what you're saying...but at the same time, it's like...Meltzer has somehow come to be the top voice regarding match quality (which I never agreed with). But, yeah...he can make good matches seem less good by giving them a lower score.

 

And this all goes back to me hating his ranking system to begin with. Because, if he never started giving matches scores over 5 stars, then a score of 4.75 would be excellent (which it should be, and technically is).

 

That's the biggest problem, really...his rating system, which is complete shit to begin with. But...I've already argued as much in the past.

To be radically honest, his rating system is severely flawed. His opinion of a match shouldn't tarnish how good a match was. I mean, it's good that he gives his opinion on things, but it shouldn't be considered the end all-be all.

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but it shouldn't be considered the end all-be all.

 

 

I don't think anyone sees it that way...but it still worms its way into your psyche.

 

It's honestly impossible to just ignore.

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but it shouldn't be considered the end all-be all.

 

I don't think anyone sees it that way...but it still worms its way into your psyche.

 

It's honestly impossible to just ignore.

Believe it or not, Gen(if it's okay to call you that), some people take Meltzer's word as gold.

 

And I know that it's hard to ignore, and honestly, it disgraceful that one person's opinion can cause such an uproar.

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Nobody takes Meltzer's word as gold, except for people who never listened or read his reports.

The star ratings are not a review.

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Was listening to Wrestling Observer and had no idea they were coming to Atlanta. Just bought tickets for the show even though I think the lineup sucks. But Ive never heard of NJPW coming to Atlanta and I dont know when Ill get the chance, if ever, theyll be back.

 

I heard theyll have a simultaneous show going on in Japan. At the very least I wish we got Okada, Ospreay or Naito, hell, give me Jay White. But Ibushi and Tanahashi is there so Ill take it.

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It also doesn't help they just lost the AXS TV deal over here cause they didn't wanna partner with Impact. :lol: Not that I think there's many people that watched there over NJPW World anyway.

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I think NJPW should just not bother with the US market.

 

Make it as easy as possible for people in the US to sign up for NJPW World accounts...but, don't bother with the domestic shows here. The market sadly doesn't exist for it. There might be a lot of NJPW fans here in the US...but, they aren't all going to make it to every one of those shows. So, it doesn't make sense. And the same goes for television deals, really. No need for them. NJPW World is awesome. So, just focus on improving that. And if they want to get some stateside publicity here or there, I think all they truly need is to send one or two big names to appear on another promotion. Stuff like Liger on NXT...or Suzuki on Bloodsport goes a long way.

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Man. Just wanted an Okada entrance in person 😭

 

My ultimate dream though is to go to Japan one day though. Kuroken Hall & the Tokyo Dome would be amazing.

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Ill be shooting for NJPW tonight at the New Beginnings show in Tampa. So freaking excited!!

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Can confirm Ibushi was not there last night. Hopefully he can perform on other dates on this US tour.

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Can confirm Ibushi was not there last night. Hopefully he can perform on other dates on this US tour.

Heard he pulled out because whatever illness he got.. so bummed. Him and Tanahashi are the only reasons I bought tickets.

 

How was the Tampa show?

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Was watching a bit of Beginning in Sapporo today and saw Moxley wearing an eye patch. Is that a legit injury he suffered recently?

Storyline injury for his angle with Jericho.

 

 

Oh right, he wrestles in AEW too.

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Man I remember when I came in here about a year ago and saw all this rave about Shingo, had never seen a match of his before so I was skeptical because of the hype. Not sure if it was the Ospreay match I watched first, but Ive been in love with this dude ever since. For real, hes the best and I look forward to everything hes in.

 

Need Ishio vs Shingo for the title injected straight into my veins ASAP!!!

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I've bought three of the same Liger figure at this point...(well, you know...different colors). :lol:

 

I'm not a "wrestling figure guy" at all. I really need the presentation to be special...but I love the Storm Collectibles Liger figure so much that I've bought all three variations of it; The original red and white one, the black one...and now I just dropped a hundred bucks to import the blue exclusive from Nauts. Shit is getting out of hand. I kinda hope they're done making variants of it.

 

Oh shit...the blue one is limited to 300 pieces. Yeah...it was worth it. Lmao.

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