The NJPW Thread


#41

Live New Japan at 9am on a Saturday? I’m in.


#42

Just tuning into New Beginning (Night 1) Did I miss anything yet?


#43

A couple very good shows this weekend, combined with a good Takeover and above average Rumble made this quite the wrestling weekend.


#44

LIJ for life! The real MVPs of NJPW!


#45

Tama Tonga for leader of the Bullet Club


#46

So is anyone watching these “Road To The New Beginning” shows live (Feb. 5th & 6th)?


#47

I caught the last two matches of yesterday’s show. The 10-man was really fun, although the same issues with Sanada being made to look very weak were there. Also, watch Jay White/Finlay; good little match and some great character development from White.


#48

I’m gonna pick up the Kitamura matches and the top two matches off both cards when I get a chance but I’m not particularly interested in the other stuff on offer.


#49

Is he still unvictorious?


#50

I’ll let you know when I get around to watching them. :grinning:


#51

I find the ‘Road to…’ events are perfect ‘on in the background’ shows. Especially now with the English commentary, i get on with other things and pay attention to the important stuff.


#52

That’s the best way to approach these shows in a time-friendly manner imo.


#53

One of the weirdest and most interesting press conference performances I’ve seen in recent memory:


#54

I love everything about this press conference between Ospreay and Takahashi.


#55

Yes he is… although, as Kevin Kelly keeps on saying every chance he gets; “This isn’t about wins and losses, it’s about evaluating Kitamura and seeing where he is in his development as a wrestler”.

I used to watch the full cards and it quickly became way too much to handle. Now I look at the card, pick out the matches I’m interested in and skip the rest. I actually do it with the bigger shows as well now, although I usually end up watching way more of those and I’m not likely to skip anything on Wrestle Kingdom or Dominion.


#56

Sorry if I missed it but does anyone know if any of these australia shows are going to be VOD on NJPW WORLD?


#57

Anybody expecting upsets tonight? I get the feeling Naito and/or Okada are losing tonight


#58

I don’t think it would be smart to have Naito lose again unless its some sort of shady finish. But man I have a wierd feeling that we might get a transition champion situation with Okada. Loses to Sanada and then Sanada drops the belt to Omega in LA…


#59

As of right now their is no official word I’ve seen stating one way or another.

However I personally believe that they will just be like “Un-televised House Shows”, given they aren’t even listed on the NJPW1972 website schedule.

But regardless I’m still excited as hell for the last card at Festival Hall!


#61

The Following have been confirmed for "New Japan Fallout Down Under" (NJPW Australia Tour) and are listed in release order.

Night 1: Adelaide - Fri 16th Feb at Titanium Security Arena

  1. MAIN EVENT: CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii) Vs The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson).
  2. LOS INGOBERNABLES DE JAPON (Evil & Sanada) Vs GUERRILLAS OF DESTINY (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa).
  3. Cody Vs Rocky Romero.

Night 2: Melbourne - Sat 17th Feb at Festival Hall

  1. MAIN EVENT: CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii, & Rocky Romero) Vs BULLET CLUB (Kenny Omega, Tama Tonga, & Tanga Loa).
  2. Eliot Sexton Vs Lance Archer.
  3. /// NON TITLE /// Jay White Vs Slex.
  4. Juice Robinson, Kushida & Toa Henare Vs THE ELITE (Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson, & Cody).
  5. /// NON TITLE /// Minoru Suzuki Vs Jonah Rock.

Night 3: Sydney - Sun 18th Feb at QuayCentre

  1. MAIN EVENT: CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada, Jay White, & Will Ospreay) Vs THE ELITE (Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson, & Cody).
  2. Tomohiro Ishii Vs. Gino Gambino.
  3. Rocky Romero Vs. Kushida.

Night 4: Perth - Mon 19th Feb at HBF STADIUM

  1. MAIN EVENT: CHAOS (Kazuchika Okada & Rocky Romero) Vs LOS INGOBERNABLES DE JAPON (Evil & Sanada). /// NON TITLE ///
  2. BULLET CLUB (Kenny Omega, Gino Gambino, Chase Owens, & Bad Luck Fale) Vs THE MIGHTY DON’T KNEEL (Jonah Rock, Slex, Marcus Pitt & Damian Slater).
  3. Will Ospreay Vs Cody Vs Robbie Eagles.
  4. The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) Vs Juice Robinson & Toa Henare.

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Current list of touring wrestlers can be found here.