Cruel Summer #1: Keiji Mutoh vs. Masahiro Chono (1991) w/ John Pollock

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WH Park welcomes John Pollock to discuss the finals of NJPW’s inaugural G1 Climax tournament: Keiji Mutoh vs. Masahiro Chono from August 11, 1991.

WH talks about the inspirations for Cruel Summer. He and John look at the history and creation of the G1 itself, John’s love of 90s pop music, what would the Yakuza/Mafia kick be called in other countries and giant cheques in wrestling.

Click here to watch this match on New Japan World (account required).

WH Park and a special guest look back at the finals of every NJPW G1 Climax tournament in Cruel Summer, a limited-edition podcast from POST Wrestling. New episodes every Saturday and Sunday morning.

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