POST Puroresu (May 2018): Champion Carnival Review, NJPW Dontaku Preview

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John Pollock and WH Park present the first official version of POST PURORESU, our monthly look at all the news and events happening in the world of Japanese professional wrestling.

This month, the two discuss the recent passing of Bruno Sammartino and Motoko Baba, their legacies, Sammartino’s loyalty to the Baba family, how Motoko is remembered, her role in preserving AJPW after the formation of NOAH, and the artifacts she has left behind.

A big look at this year’s Champion Carnival tournament that just wrapped, the positioning of Naomichi Marufuji as he goes for both the GHC and Triple Crown titles, and the relationship between AJPW and NOAH going into the summer.

WH also ranks his Top 5 matches from the Carnival and a Top 5 list of Japanese streaming services.

Plus, a preview of New Japan’s Dontaku events this week, Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, the future of Chris Jericho with New Japan, a preview of the Best of the Super Juniors tournament, thoughts on Tetsuya Naito’s Intercontinental title win, Hi No Kuni recap, and lots more!

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Well it’s probably too late for this but what about POSTRESU?

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I don’t like the idea of Tanahashi winning. Like John said, I’d go with Omega over him as that win would make him and Tanahashi doesn’t need the belt.

is there an error in the podcast at around 47 minutes? the audio glitches out and i don’t hear who WH thinks bone soldier is going to be. the suspense!

Great episode, thanks guys. And dammit, WH now has me eyeing up the Stardom and DDT services…

Thanks, glad so many people enjoyed the show.

There were a few audio glitches so that is likely what happened @experimilk - will work to improve that on future shows.

Appreciate all feedback - positive and constructive, that goes for all our shows.