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NJPW World Tag League Day 1 – Review

NJPW World Tag League Day 1, Korakuen Hall, November 18: Teruaki Kanemitsu defeated Hiram Kawato This was a particularly good showing from Kanemitsu, who has improved a lot. He hit very hard and looks a lot more polished than Kawato. Kawato is the younger of the two and looked good in his own right. Kanemitsu…

Rev Pro Global Wars UK Night 2 – Review

Rev Pro Global Wars UK Night 2, Walthamstow, London, November 11th: British Tag Team Championship Joel Redman & Charlie Garrett defeated EVIL & BUSHI via DQ This was a very good tag opener. I’m used to seeing Garrett as an amazing old school heel in OTT, so it’s always strange watching him as a generic…

NJPW Wrestling World in Singapore – Review

NJPW Singapore, November 15th: Juice Robinson defeated David Finlay This was a really good opener, which the crowd were extreme excited for. Both guys have had an excellent 2016 and have improved so much, which showed here. Finlay is becoming as physical as his Dad used to be. ┬áHe hit a nice spear and deadlift…

Rev Pro Global Wars UK Night 1

Rev Pro, Global Wars UK Night 1, York Hall, London, November 10th: Marty Scurll defeated Jushin Thunder Liger This was such a fun opener. Liger went all out here and put in a hell of an effort to make Scurll look good. Scurll is such a incredible heel and does the little things that others…

NJPW Power Struggle – Review

NJPW Power Struggle, Osaka, November 5th: Pre-show match Juice Robinson, Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan defeated Teruaki Kanemitsu, Manabu Nakanishi & Yuji Nagata Right out of the blocks Kanemitsu went after Tenzan and had a very good showing for himself. He has improved a lot over the last few months. The epic Robinson vs Nakanishi…

NJPW King of Pro Wrestling 2016 – Review

King of Pro Wrestling, Ryogoku Sumo Hall, October 10th Pre Show Match Tiger Mask W defeated Red Death Mask This was a match featuring characters from a new anime cartoon in Japan. It was quite obvious that Tiger Mask was indeed Kota Ibushi. Death Mask may have been Cody Hall. This was a basic match.…

Kenny Omega: One Sweep Away From The Top

Kenny Omega: One Sweep Away From The Top New Japan Pro Wrestling had a turbulent start to 2016. Gedo and his team have done an incredible job with the rebuilding process and have led the company to one of their most exciting and freshest years in a very long time. We’ve had the rise of…

NJPW Destruction in Kobe – Review

NJPW Destruction in Kobe, September 25th: There were some small changes to the undercard due to Matt Sydal again missing this show due to “travel complications”. David Finlay would take his place in the NEVER Six Man title match. Ryusuke Taguchi, Tiger Mask IV & Henare defeated Rocky Romero, Beretta & Will Ospreay This was…

NJPW Destruction in Hiroshima – Review

NJPW Destruction in Hiroshima, September 22nd: Satoshi Kojima, Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Ricochet defeated Captain New Japan, Yoshitatsu & Togi Makabe This was originally meant to be an eight man tag, but Matt Sydal couldn’t make the show due to some sort of travel issue. I don’t know who Makabe pissed off to get stuck with…