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I guess, but I'm not sure. The only thing he said is that he wants to come back to the ring.

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Your BOSJ final:

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Taguchi vs Ospreay

 

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Spoiler

 

 

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Nope, only inner Mongolia and Iceland for some reason.

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The current NJPW Juniors make me long for the days of the Unholy Douchebag Brigade beating the fuck out of El Samurai

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1 minute ago, CreativeControl said:

who the fuck is El Samurai James?!

LeBron's long lost half Japanese brother.

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9 hours ago, CreativeControl said:

who the fuck is El Samurai James?!

Me under a mask while I wrestle with a full rack of ribs

 

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12 minutes ago, J.H. said:

Me under a mask while I wrestle with a full rack of ribs

 

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Are they from A. Butcher's House of Ribs?

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I realize you mean Abdullah The Butcher's House of Ribs but now I just picture Arya Stark referring to herself as "A Butcher". "A butcher has lamb shanks on sale, 1.49 a pound. Can a butcher get you some lamb shanks?"

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Holy shit, that final match was amazing. 

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Austin wanted more selling? Howzabout Ospreay doing half the match on one leg. Also the best Taguchi match I've EVER seen. 

 

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Seems like the kid can sell and be a spotty whacky dude when it's called for.

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All around good show. Even Yoshitatsu and Captain New Japan were inoffensive.

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Yoshi sank to comedy worker very quickly.

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On 6/10/2016 at 3:24 PM, Ryan said:

Yoshi sank to comedy worker very quickly.

Can't figure out why when I would have had him challenging Okada/Naito and being a top star. My only guess is injury concerns.

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1 hour ago, rzombie1988 said:

Can't figure out why when I would have had him challenging Okada/Naito and being a top star. My only guess is injury concerns.

Not to sound mean but isn't the issue that he isn't very good? I mean I can't think of a single standout match of Yoshi Tatsu. And to build him up he'd have to defeat 'name' wrestlers which may not be the path they want to take with an almost 39 somewhat broken wrestler with average wrestling skills.

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2 hours ago, Kevin Wilson said:

Not to sound mean but isn't the issue that he isn't very good? I mean I can't think of a single standout match of Yoshi Tatsu. And to build him up he'd have to defeat 'name' wrestlers which may not be the path they want to take with an almost 39 somewhat broken wrestler with average wrestling skills.

He did some good stuff in WWECW, but atleast WWE wise, he was never given a chance to shine, just like here.

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I think he has been in enough matches to shine, he just hasn't shone. Someone wrestling as long as him would have had good matches even by accident but if a wrestler hasn't has a very memorable/great match in a 14 year career they probably don't have it in them. Which is fine, the world needs midcard wrestlers and comedy wrestlers and enhancement talent, but I don't think he has been held back. I think if he had shown anything more to WWE and now New Japan they would have pushed him. Just my opinion of course, I've just never seen much from him and New Japan apparently hasn't either.

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Yoshi Tatsu peaked working with Tyson Kidd in NXT, I think.  And let's be honest here, that may have had quite a bit more to do with how great Tyson Kidd was at that time.  He also seems to be either wrestling too cautiously or is a few steps slower after returning from his neck injury, probably a little bit of both.  New Japan clearly noticed and have slotted him accordingly.  Anyway, it's not that he's not talented, he's just not main event talented, and even less so now.  I wish the guy well, but it's hard for me to see it any other way.    

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He had some pretty good matches in 2006 in my opinion, right before he left for WWE.

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Maybe they're afraid yoshitatsu will re-injure his neck?  According to cagematch, he hasn't had a singles match since he returned.  His only singles match in 2016 was in APW (CA) vs. Joey Ryan,

I'm not sure rehabbing a broken neck to come back and team with Captain New Japan is worth it.  Though he did hold the NEVER six-man title with Tanahasi and Elgin for a bit.

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Maybe he needs the cash and they're paying him because he got hurt so bad on their watch.

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So who's this Black Tiger on the last couple of AJPW shows?  I just assumed it was Takaiwa until I saw that's who he's teaming with.

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NOSAWA, perhaps? Although PuroSpirit are claiming 5th Generation, which would be Takaiwa.

 

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