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  1. matt925

    NJPW Fighting Spirit Unleashed 9/30/18

    With the dearth of info about the show, they just announced that there will be a dark match at 4:30 featuring 2 of the 4 LA Dojo Young Lions. Pretty much guarantees Shibata will be appearing. I’ll try to get in early for that, hopefully the security isn’t as stringent as it was last time (that show was just 11 days after the parkland shooting, and it’s at a school).
  2. matt925

    ALL IN - 9/1/2018 - Post-Show Thread

    Thought it was a really good show. Unfortunate they had to rush through the main event but it was still entertaining. Okada/Scurll is my pick for match of the night, omega and pentagon was pretty amazing as well. The presentation was great, looked like a major league show.
  3. matt925

    2018 WRESTLING MERCHANDISE TOPIC

    For some reason the price dropped by 3.33 pounds during checkout as well. Plus with that sweet sweet brexit exchange rate, this came out pretty affordable. We’ll hopefully receive it ok.
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    2018 WRESTLING MERCHANDISE TOPIC

    https://www.mercht.com/c/suzukibeyond
  5. matt925

    NJPW Fighting Spirit Unleashed 9/30/18

    I think Dave mentioned that New Japan sees the live specials on AXS every three months as a key to their expansion. So I’d say running small venues and then having the g1 special be the annual big show that travels would be the way to go, but MSG changes up the format. I think it’s clear that they still don’t understand what it is about their product that western fans like. And it’s dissapointing they haven’t been able to learn more since they’ve been running shows for over a year here. We aren’t navigating the clunky site to subscribe, and staying up all night for big events because of hangman page and Cody. It makes me nervous about MSG too, because even though Dave says the main event will be a big IWGP title match, it’s clearly an ROH event and they took the risks to book the building. The trailer clearly states ROH vs NJPW and “what happens when two companies go to war?!?” Are we really confident Jay Lethal isn’t going to be forced into that main event? If they announced that Okada vs Tanahashi match for Long Beach tickets would start moving again, much more than any other match they could realistically book. They’ve shown they want to put big matches to help smaller shows (what everyone expected on kopw is happening before) but once again Long Beach gets the white guys. They see bullet club as a draw but to me it feels past it’s peak, and that perhaps All In is the final icing on the cake for that storyline. Maybe that’s just my own personal interest though.
  6. matt925

    AUGUST 2018 WRESTLING DISCUSSION.

    He absolutely should not have said anything about a specific woman’s attractiveness, positive or not. First of all it’s creepy and no one in the world wants to hear it. But there’s no possible reason for it either. It’s a total lose-lose situation. If all the women on the roster started looking really thin, then we should absolutely have a conversation about it. If someone was singled out or punished over a weight issue, we should absolutely be talking about it. Otherwise, there’s nothing at all worth discussing. Now that he’s getting jumped on for it, eh, he messed up and he shouldn’t have been talking about it in the first place. After repeatedly apologizing he needs to just log off for awhile though.
  7. matt925

    NJPW Fighting Spirit Unleashed 9/30/18

    Only way this show sells out is if Daniel Bryan is there. Even announcing a good card won’t move more than 500 tickets at this point. Looking at the previous match positions, the first g1 special had the US title tournament final as the main event. SSE has the US title in the co main event, with the unique tag match in the main. G1SF had US in the co main, with the lame duck heavyweight title match in the main. With a week before kopw, it’s doubtful that the heavyweight title will be defended. So this could be the show where the US title rightfully (for importance on the show) gets the main. Unless they have a unique special attraction match, and golden lovers vs g.o.d. is not it. Hopefully g.o.d. just wrestle the young bucks, that’s a fine mid card match. But then what does Kenny/golden lovers do? Edit: a Jericho title defense would also sell it out, but both seem extremely unlikely.
  8. matt925

    NJPW G1 Climax 28, LIVE AT THE BUDOKAN! 7/14-8/12

    I kept looking for someone to translate that press conference. So it’s looking like kopw will be omega vs Ishii and Okada vs Tanahashi, not bad at all.
  9. matt925

    AUGUST 2018 WRESTLING DISCUSSION.

    Absolutely. It all comes down to them literally telling us that nothing matters. If they don’t care, neither will the fans except for some weird cult ones. Present everything as if it means something. That should be the #1 philosophy for any business, but especially for something fake.
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    NJPW G1 Climax 28, LIVE AT THE BUDOKAN! 7/14-8/12

    Man, *dead silence*. Let’s all just quietly drop this angle and move on.
  11. matt925

    NJPW G1 Climax 28, LIVE AT THE BUDOKAN! 7/14-8/12

    Dang the ogbc storyline has to have a big payoff now. Instead of just quietly letting it go.
  12. matt925

    NJPW Fighting Spirit Unleashed 9/30/18

    They are taking money out of the US that never even existed before, so in that case I’d say it’s a good move that should be continued. But it also seems like they can’t run more than 2-3 shows per year here, should spread them throughout the country, and keep the venues on the smaller side aside from maybe one big show per year. I felt they made key mistakes from after the very first show sold out all the way through now, but they can still right the ship, mostly by leaving California for now and treating these shows differently and announcing more things. All these shows have definitely had a western/roh tinge to them. So treat them as not your common storyline shows and announce more special attraction/unique matches well in advance. Also the msg show changes everything now. This will get them mainstream attention and they should be pushing new japan world a lot. Next year will be different for sure, who knows in what way but they can’t make their full schedule for next year until after they see what all the fallout is in the next 8 months, good and bad. Edit: Also want to add, don’t mean they should go more in the western wrestler direction, but just rethink the shows and do big Japanese singles matches and surprise matches that don’t have titles at stake and just announce them. Make a grudge out of it after the announcement.
  13. matt925

    2018 RING OF HONOR THREAD

    To me it seems like the one that will definitely be in wwe at some point is the young bucks. I could see them trying to do their thing for one more year though, but eventually they will definitely be in wwe. Really they are all in such a great position right now, I’m sure they’re rightfully trying to play the sides against each other and bump up the offers from both sides. From wwe’s perspective, the best way by far to do this would be to get Kenny, Cody and the bucks to debut at the same time as an invading faction. I’m not sure if they even care about business potential though, it’s all just about playing defense and treading water for them now. Of course I hope no one goes to wwe and Roh and njpw start actively signing people from wwe, but we’ll see how this all plays out. Interesting times for sure.
  14. matt925

    NJPW G1 Climax 28, LIVE AT THE BUDOKAN! 7/14-8/12

    Tuned in right at the start of juice/zsj. Fun show so far, this main event is exciting.
  15. matt925

    NJPW Fighting Spirit Unleashed 9/30/18

    Meltzer said that it’s a lot cheaper for them to run in California, but with these ticket prices and the gates they are doing they have to be making a lot of money on these shows. He also mentioned before this went on sale that this is probably the last California show for awhile. Running New York or Chicago is a no brainer. After two shows in California they should have moved on.
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