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King of Sports: New Japan Pro-Wrestling Discussion Thread

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Didnt know CJ mutha*censored*in Parker was in NJPW

Its been awesome to watch him evolve. Hes a legit favorite of the fans in Japan. Deserves that US title.

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Just finished watching the show, what a great show it was. Main was a bit disappointing, though. My fav match of the night was Juice vs Jay White. Robinison is the best babyface in wrestling today, he's so good. People have been sleeping on his matches too, this year alone he's had a fantastic match with Tanahashi and some other great matches with Goto, Elgin and Yujiro of all people. And Switchblade is great, I've said it since the start, I'm very interested to see his G1 results.

 

The undercard was good too in this show, really every match was at least good. Goto vs Cobb was really good, LIJ vs Bucks was the 2nd best match on the show and Hiromu vs Dragon Lee was great but that Phoenixplex botch was *censored*ing nasty. Hope Hiromu isn't as hurt as it sounds... The main was a great match but wasn't as good as the other main matches, and was a bit subpar as far as an IWGP title defense but maybe we're just spoiled by Okada :P

 

Oh yeah, almost forgot, the post match stuff was tremendous. What a great angle and perfectly executed. Poor Chase and Yujiro, they did nothing wrong. I must know where Fale and Ibushi stand on this.

Edited by Lil' Kazu

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Didnt know CJ mutha*censored*in Parker was in NJPW

 

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I don't even have words for this. :lol:

 

The only way to miss this would be to not watch a single NJPW show. Juice has been a solid name on their roster for a long time now.

 

Yeah I rarely watch NJPW. I try keeping up with it as much as I can. Some stuff I miss out on catching sooo...

Edited by Ziggy*

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I still can't tell if he wanted to do a release Phoenixplex (which is a *censored*ing crazy idea) or if Hiromu slipped or something. That was rough. Wonder if it being Dragon Lee's 4th match in 24 hours had anything to do with it...

 

When Cody wakes up from his nap, he should challenge for the US title.

 

He just turned face, why go after Juice? Anyways, there will be no title matches in the near future.

 

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Oh yeah, forgot to say, that Josh Barnett vs Jay White stuff was awesome as well. Still can't tell if that was off the cuff or a planned spot (without JR falling, probably) but I really want to see Barnett vs White now. I really like Barnett's commentary, just have a bit of a problem when he's talking about Jr. Heavyweights but that's the company's view anyway. JR had his good moments, his not so good moments and his bad moments last night.

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Just finished watching the show, what a great show it was. Main was a bit disappointing, though. My fav match of the night was Juice vs Jay White. Robinison is the best babyface in wrestling today, he's so good. People have been sleeping on his matches too, this year alone he's had a fantastic match with Tanahashi and some other great matches with Goto, Elgin and Yujiro of all people. And Switchblade is great, I've said it since the start, I'm very interested to see his G1 results.

 

The undercard was good too in this show, really every match was at least good. Goto vs Cobb was really good, LIJ vs Bucks was the 2nd best match on the show and Hiromu vs Dragon Lee was great but that Phoenixplex botch was *censored*ing nasty. Hope Hiromu isn't as hurt as it sounds... The main was a great match but wasn't as good as the other main matches, and was a bit subpar as far as an IWGP title defense but maybe we're just spoiled by Okada :P

 

Oh yeah, almost forgot, the post match stuff was tremendous. What a great angle and perfectly executed. Poor Chase and Yujiro, they did nothing wrong. I must know where Fale and Ibushi stand on this.

 

Don't forget Ishimori. But i think he's on Tama's side seeing as he was the one that introduced him during his return after all.

 

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He just turned face, why go after Juice? Anyways, there will be no title matches in the near future.

 

 

Because face vs face makes just as much sense as anything else. Also, all he did was reunite with The Elite. He really has no reason to not challenge Juice of all people for a championship. It's not WWE, AKA 'land of all faces being best friends'.

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I didn't say he was the Elite...I said he reunited with the Elite. I specifically didn't say "Bullet Club" because of what happened. He's good with the Elite now.

 

Point is, I don't consider him a face, so much as he just mended fences. I also don't consider G.o.D and Haku to be heels...they just chose to do their own thing.

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I think they probably just want to have Cody as a face for the 'All In' event, so he can win the NWA title and say he did it for his pops. Probably turning heel again shortly after.

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Oh yeah, almost forgot, the post match stuff was tremendous. What a great angle and perfectly executed. Poor Chase and Yujiro, they did nothing wrong. I must know where Fale and Ibushi stand on this.

 

Don't forget Ishimori. But i think he's on Tama's side seeing as he was the one that introduced him during his return after all.

 

Totally forgot about Ishimori. Haven't watched any of his matches since BOSJ.

 

https://twitter.com/CodyRhodes/status/1016045338333835265?s=19

 

Cody is taking time off, seems to be banged up.

 

And I believe he's off to shoot more episodes of Arrow, which explains the black hair lol.

 

Is it confirmed that that's what he's shooting? I know he's not in the G1 because he's filming something.

Turning Cody face (and that's obviously what happened, and yes Haku and GoD are heels now) was a great decision. If he just lost to Kenny and stayed heel where would he go from there? It was the perfect time to turn him for him not to lose momentum which he would've if he'd lost and nothing changed. Turns shouldn't just be done for the sake of it.

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So he broke his neck, didn't he? Shit.

It's not been confirmed yet, as far as I know. Pray for Hiromu :(

Hopefully he's as fortunate as Ospreay was a couple of months ago. People are saying all kinds of wild shit right now about his condition, people always do, but to say I'm worried is an understatement.

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Forgive me if someone already mentioned it, but looking at the phoenix plex spot, I don't think it was meant to be a release phoenix plex. It looks to me like Lee lost his grip and Hiromu wasn't expecting it at all.

 

I suppose thats what happens when you wrestle 4 matches in 24 hours.

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^ Yeah, it was mentioned on the last page.

 

He also does look completely spent when he lets go...like he collapses entirely. He didn't even look back to see what happened to Hiromu (which he obviously should have known the move didn't work correctly)...looks like he collapsed from exhaustion after he let go.

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Right, after re-watching the Hiromu bump a bunch of times I think the problem was that Hiromu's foot/feet hit the mat and that either caused Dragon Lee (who was holding Hiromu lower than usual for that move) to lose his grip or it was supposed to be a release Dragon Driver and Hiromu hitting his foot on the mat caused him to bump like that.

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I was surprised when the Firing Squad didn't take the ass members of BC with them, Chase and Yujiro. I guess they can still join eventually, adding those two would probably make the group less threatening and would've made their debut less badass lol. They weren't there, but I expect Fale and Hikuleo to join back in Japan at least.

 

Who knows how long they can drag this feud out, but perhaps they started this now to really build Tama and potentially make him the new leader (since Firing Squad are still apart of BC) if The Elite and/or Cody end up signing with WWE at the end of the year. Imagine if Tama takes the title off Kenny...prob won't happen but it would be wild lmao.

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