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FWIW - Supposedly Michael Elgin has signed a two year deal with New Japan

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So those Six Man titles have already changed hands three times since their inception six weeks ago. What's the point?

 

FWIW - Supposedly Michael Elgin has signed a two year deal with New Japan

 

Makes sense with Anderson and Gallows leaving. He fits there pretty well.

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FWIW - Supposedly Michael Elgin has signed a two year deal with New Japan

 

enuhito disagrees with this

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FWIW - Supposedly Michael Elgin has signed a two year deal with New Japan

 

enuhito disagrees with this

 

 

Meltzer posted in his update yesterday that they confirmed it was true

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Kota Ibushi has just ended his NJPW/DDT dual contract to start his own promotion "Ibushi Wrestling Research Institute" (IWRI) and is now a Freelancer.

 

In other news:

 

The president of NJPW Kaname Tezuka has just resigned.
Harada Katsuhiko is the new president of NJPW!

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Why am I imagining Ibushi wearing a labcoat and safety goggles while testing out new moves on dummies and teddy bears?

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Ibushi Wrestling Research Institute sounds like it is being made for DVDVR

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Kota Ibushi has just ended his NJPW/DDT dual contract to start his own promotion "Ibushi Wrestling Research Institute" (IWRI) and is now a Freelancer.

 

 

Why am I imagining Ibushi wearing a labcoat and safety goggles while testing out new moves on dummies and teddy bears?

 

...because it wouldn't be all that much different from wrestling a stepladder or inflatable doll in DDT?

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So is Elgin one of those ROH-NJPW folks like the Bucks or strictly NJPW?

 

He's just an unreal strong. He's not super nutty jacked like a bodybuilder type, but he's hyooge and strong like a strongman type. That spot where he sorta gets ready to drop his opponent on a vertical suplex, then saves it with strict power is super impressive. He could be somebody there if they play it right.

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Elgin deal is reportedly that he is free to work where ever he wants outside of Japan - so yes ROH/NJ dude

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New Japan Cup brackets have been released:

 

Bracket A
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Bad Luck Fale

Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs Michael Elgin

Togi Makabe vs Tama Tonga

Yugi Nagata vs Hirooki Goto

Bracket B
Tomoaki Honma vs Satoshi Kojima

Toru Yano vs Yujiro Takahashi

Tomohiro Ishii vs EVIL

Tetsuya Naito vs Yoshi-Hashi

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Best match title ever?:

 

5. Blast King Title ~ Current Blast & Current Blast Bat Death Match ~ Blasting Series Third Bullet Kobe Current Blasting Tower Goodbye Atsushi Onita Kobe $10 Mio Night View Blasting ~ See you at the bottom of the weathercock ~: Atsushi Onita besiegt TARU © (13:11) mt einer Lariat - Titelwechsel.

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BLAST~!

 

James

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NJPW presents Lion's Gate "Project 1"
25. February 2016, 467 Fans
Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo, Japan


Amateur Wrestling Dark Exhibition Match:
Tomoyuki Oka vs. Katsuya Kitamura - Time Limit Draw (3:00)

Singles Match / Takumi Honjo Debut Match:
Shuhei "Maybach" Taniguchi defeats Takumi Honjo per Submission in a Boston Crab (4:24)

Singles Match:
Hitoshi Kumano defeats Hirai Kawato per Fisherman's Suplex (4:32)

Singles Match:
Ryusuke Taguchi defeats Kaito Kiyomiya with the Dodon's Throne (6:20)

Singles Match:
Taiji Ishimori defeats David Finlay via 450° Splash (8:08)

Singles Match:
Yoshinari Ogawa defeats Jay White per Submission in a Figure 4 Leglock (8:50)

On 19.May 2016 will be the second show from Lion's Gate named "Project 2"

Singles Match:
Manabu Nakanishi defeats Quiet Storm per Submission in the Argentine Backbreaker (7:47)

Tag Team Match:
Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima deafeat Captain NOAH & Genba Hirayanagi with Western Lariat (11:08)

Singles Match:
Katsuhiko Nakajima defeats Juice Robinson per Brainbuster (12:20)

Singles Match, Main Event:
Yuji Nagata deafeats Mitsuhiro Kitamiya with Backdrop Suplex Hold (14:28)
 

After the match Kitamiya refused a handshake from Nagata and slapped him across the face instead.

 

 

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NAKANISHI VS QUIET STORM!

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So what is this, established guys vs. new guys? And Ogawa is wrestling in NJPW now?! 

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It's veterans and young lions from NJPW and NOAH against each other basically.

I really don't see the point in putting on a show to feature the young guys, and then have all of them face veterans who beats them with varying degrees of ease. Much rather see them do something like the old joshi Jr. All Stars shows where they got youngsters from all over and had them face each other.

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Isn't that just going back to the nature of being a young lion/rookie in Japan? It's not so much of if you win or lose but how much of a fight you put up.

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Ibushi update: According to Meltzer, there's interest in him being involved in WWE's cruiserweight tournament they're doing this summer.

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That was leaked by Tokyo Sports days ago and Shinsuke Nakamura even said that Ibushi should call him if he wants to go globally. ;)

 

Meltzer ist getting slow.

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Isn't that just going back to the nature of being a young lion/rookie in Japan? It's not so much of if you win or lose but how much of a fight you put up.

That's what it's like on the regular shows, yes. Just don't see the point in putting on a special show to feature them, and then just do more of exactly the same.

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There was a UWFi invasion in FMW today and Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker will main event Wrestlemania.

Is this still the year 2016? Have I accidentally been transported into a different dimension?

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Yes, welcome to Dimension Z, those are the only two differences. It's rather dull here.

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