Cruel Summer #24: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kazuchika Okada (2014) w/ Joey Bay

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Joey Bay makes his return to the show and joins WH Park to discuss the finals of NJPW’s 24th annual G1 Climax tournament: Kazuchika Okada vs. Shinsuke Nakamura from August 10, 2014.

WH and Joey also talk about the value of being able to watch the entire tournament on UStream, seeing Big Japan Pro Wrestling in Korakuen for the first time, what watching the finals was like in the Seibu Dome and the pros and cons of watching wrestling during a typhoon in a “building” without any walls.

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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Another great episode!

Might be my favourite podcast series going.

I’m listening to the Eggshells companion podcast series on Post wrestling also. Going from this podcast to that one,year by year, G1 to Wrestle Kingdom.

It really gives you a sense of Njpw’s direction at the time.

As we get closer to the present it also reminds me of listening to J.a.w which was my way of keeping up with Japanese Wrestling at the time :slight_smile: