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  1. Purotopia General Discussion: 2017!

    I popped hard for that ridiculous spot. That's almost entirely Cage's doing imo.
  2. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    That would go against Nagata's entire career's worth of character work. If anything, it would be likelier for Fale and GOD to leave BC and return to the regular army or whatever. Far likelier, they wanted to give props to a mentor and somebody who has given his all to New Japan for 25 years.

    Got Sonic Mania and looking forward to playing it BUT NEVER MIND THAT SHIT... NIGHT TRAP IS OUT! Dino Frontier for PSVR looks neat. And Rutger Hauer is in some blatant Blade Runner video game rip off called Observer. Hmmm... If you told me of 15 years ago that I'd be playing same looking Fire Pro, Night Trap, and a bare-bones Friday the 13th game in 2017 I'd call you a liar (among other things). Video games are weird.
  4. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    Can you imagine how crazy some of the high end 8 man tags would be with Bucks, Ibushi and Omega on one side? Mind shattering. Also, I like Tana going back to his old 2002 era hair style. Don't get me wrong, the long locks were luscious but I think it was time for a change.
  5. Twin Peaks

    One of those bugs crawl inside of him maybe? They haven't really gone back to that yet, have they? Monica Bellucci dream was 10/10 for me. The scene about the glove was also fantastic and I'm sure we all wish we could've had more stuff like the scenes in the forest. Second best episode so far outside of the 2001 A Space Odyssey tribute. Vox reviews/analyses have really been hitting it out of the park bringing together seemingly disparate moments in the show.
  6. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    Man, Bucks came off very Shane Douglas "he's shooting! He's shooting!" during the Golden Lovers bit. Put a damper on what otherwise was a neat organic, real feeling moment. I thought Kenny would've been more negative than that. Reunion if there's anything left following their match!!!
  7. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    The emoting thing is tricky though because he's playing the modern day stoic Japanese punk. I'm with you, but it's complicated. I think Okada has settled into a nice midpoint of keeping his cocky air/nonchalance but later on lets out the odd guttural roar and at times looks concerned. SANADA needs to get to that point where he doesn't lose his mystique but comes off more human and therefore the fans have something to cling onto. Naito also does this very well and hopefully it eventually rubs off on SANADA.
  8. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    Superstar ceiling and he slowly moves up the card. He needs to work on emoting a bit more later on in matches because Mutoh was pretty great at early stoicism and later adding in some more emotion. During an interview with WOR, Omega said SANADA needs to have more self belief and stand up for himself, so that probably plays into a whole lot of things for SANADA. I love him though. Got his new tank top on the way. He's on the cusp but just needs a little something and I'm guessing that something comes along with what Omega said. Seems to be pretty divisive around here but I think most people see the potential even if it's partially untapped.
  9. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    @Michael Sweetser Meltzer gets asked this a lot and recently answered by saying the boys put together their matches with little to no input from Gedo. I'm sure there's some big, overarching themes that Gedo wants them to hit upon but they have full artistic licence. That's another reason why I don't think Omega will go to WWE anytime soon. He's very protective of his style and he'll have next to no autonomy working with Vince and HHH. Omega's early match strikes are so exaggerated and loopy. He's often talked about being influenced more by things outside of wrestling lately... Some of that and his selling remind me of Jackie Chan's mannerisms with the arm circles and such.

    There were some issues with the car rental place too. Havoc tweeted out that they were all stuck in NYC trying to get to Boston.
  11. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    I agree. I fucking love current day New Japan but it's closer to '96-'00 All Japan than the smarter, more psychology based stuff from the Misawa/Jumbo feud through 6/5/95 (still the best match of all time imo). There is too much stuff in these New Japan matches and some of it looks too choreographed. Those are my main criticisms of this style. They could shave off a few moves here or there... Or at least make them mean a bit more by spacing them out. That golden age of All Japan, man... The matches didn't get too cute, they felt like fights, they told long term storylines with facial expressions and moves, and almost everything meant something late on in the match. That I'm actually having to take some time to think if I prefer this New Japan era to that All Japan run says everything about how great Okada, Naito, Omega, and Tanahashi (and Ibushi and Ishii and...) all are and how they could get even better.
  12. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    Naito is guilty of this too. He gets hit with something ridiculous and then the next move after a lot of selling is a transition move by Naito. I rewatched last year's Omega/Naito match yesterday and after Kenny hits the powerbomb through the table and THAT tope over the guard rail Naito goes on offense shortly after that. And the one defense to this argument regarding yesterday's match with Okada is this wasn't a regular match. This was Okada in desperation mode because he was fighting an uphill battle from the get go. It wasn't a 50/50 match. I'm not disagreeing with the general principle but I think this is a criticism a lot of people are guilty of, including golden child Naito. He does an awful lot of transition moves that aren't just hope spots after getting wrecked. He sells a lot between these spots but they're still there. There wasn't a whole lot of time between him getting the avalanche piledriver and Naito's comeback for the win iirc.
  13. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    Agree 100%. Taguchi went from pretty stale to such a reinvigorated comedy guy that can step up and get serious when needed. Taguchi Japan (every.single.time. I read it as he says it in the silly American accent) is the most fun.
  14. NJPW 2017 G1 Climax 27

    Fale vs. Nagata for the emotion (make sure to listen to the Japanese broadcast for that one) and Ishii vs. Zack Sabre Jr. II both from Friday. Goto/Ibushi from that show was frustrating but still really good. The two tag title matches from today were excellent too. I have yet to watch Kojima/EVIL but the other matches on the Saturday card barring the main event were pretty forgettable.