Cruel Summer #10: Manabu Nakanishi vs. Kensuke Sasaki (2000) w/ JP Houlihan

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WH Park is joined by JP Houlihan of the GRAPPL Spotlight podcast to discuss the finals of NJPW’s tenth annual G1 Climax tournament: Manabu Nakanishi vs. Kensuke Sasaki from August 13, 2000.

WH and JP talk about his start as a wrestling fan in the U.K., British soap operas, the “realism” of the original Degrassi Jr. High, the wonders of Nakanishi’s Hacksaw Jim Duggan schtick, the dark days of BritWres in the early 2000s and other topics.

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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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