Cruel Summer #21: Tetsuya Naito vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (2011) w/ Davie Portman

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WH Park welcomes Davie Portman (co-host of POST Wrestling’s NXT review show, upNXT) to discuss the finals of NJPW’s 21st G1 Climax tournament: Tetsuya Naito vs. Shinsuke Nakamura from August 14, 2011.

Davie and WH discuss what Braden Herrington is like in real life, which New Japan match captured his imagination from Wrestle Kingdom 9, the differences between Stardust Genius Naito vs. LiJ Naito, how important the IWGP IC title was to Nakamura and vice versa.

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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