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Christ, when you make a belt that makes the WWE Universal Title look good...

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I'm a bit disappointed that it's going to be a tournament. 

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That's totally different from being a new Japan ppv. It will still be good. But I'm disappointed. 

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Thinking way back to 2011, wasn't the IWGP intercontinental title introduced to be the defacto US title? At least that was the idea when MVP won it.

Guess they're serious about expanding into America this time...

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Well, last time when they did the IC title tourney,  they co-promoted with JAPW, made them foot the bill, and bankrupted the promotion.  That's why the IC belt ended in Japan.   So I would hope it turns out better for RoH this time around. 

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It's round robin. So we're gonna get multiple Jay Lethal, Hangman Page, and Cody matches. If we lose a MinSu match because of that, I'mma be incensed.

 

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On 5/13/2017 at 11:44 AM, Ace said:

It's round robin. So we're gonna get multiple Jay Lethal, Hangman Page, and Cody matches. If we lose a MinSu match because of that, I'mma be incensed.

 

Per the WON update yesterday

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There was a mistake in the translation and the New Japan U.S. title tournament that will take place on 7/1 and 7/2 in Long Beach will be a single elimination tournament, not a round-robin tournament.

 

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Thank god.  I hate to be "that guy" but I didn't pay money for the Long Beach tickets to see ROH guys.  

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Same. I wanna see Minoru Suzuki. Not frickin' Hangman Page.

 

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So since there was an open date on the schedule the day before a Giants game, DDT decides to have a show in the Tokyo Dome. But with no fans. And no ring.

They streamed the match live and the full thing is up on their pay site but here is the first half of Takagi vs Minoru Suzuki in the Dome.

 

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Aja Kong sings the national anthem in an empty Tokyo Dome, set up for baseball. 

It is way too late for me to continue but if it gets weirder than that, hats off.

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Just watched the Miyahara/Shuji Ishikawa Triple Crown match. If you were even mildly curious about watching this thing then go watch it and have your curiosity rewarded handsomely. Because it is freaking awesome. 

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Cool, I haven't seen it yet, but I'm glad to hear it will likely live up to my expectations!

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You weren't kidding, that match was great. I'm putting it in the 2017 Matches folder on the main board if anyone wants to watch it. 

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On ‎5‎/‎17‎/‎2017 at 1:32 PM, Ace said:

Same. I wanna see Minoru Suzuki. Not frickin' Hangman Page.

 

And from this one post, I am completely sure that you're not Delirious.

 

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On 6/9/2017 at 2:40 PM, zev said:

And from this one post, I am completely sure that you're not Delirious.

 

He may be delirious, but he's not Delirious.

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At some point I'm going tim make the time to watch that Ishikawa-Miyahara match.

what are the other notable matches of Miyahara's run? Like, top 2?

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The Suwama match from last year is must-see. Epic New Guy vs Previous Guy title defense in the spirit of Misawa vs Jumbo. 

I don't think I've seen any of the other ones in their entirety but people were real high on his match with the Bodyguard. 

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Also random 'blast from the past' post:

Just stumbled upon Tenryu vs Yoji Anjoh from WA-R, 21/07/1996. Why have I never heard about this match in my fifteen+ years of following Puroresu? It was violent, super heated, unique, scary and shoot-y at times, and just generally seems like the kind of match from the 90s that would have had cult classic status for awhile now. Maybe the tape of this show wasn't readily available until the dawn of the YouTube/Dailymotion age? Anjoh was so great in this match, whenever I watch his old stuff nowadays he seems like the precursor to the Minoru Suzuki "psycho dick-heel shooter" character we have all known and loved for so long now...

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I see Hama is joining BJW full time. Has he had any notable matches since that superb title challenge v. Okabayashi?

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I say this as someone who hasn't actually watched AJPW in a long time, but FWIW the upcoming singles match between Doering and Miyahara seems like bad booking--I assume that you'd want Miyahara to bounce back from his title loss and Doering to re-establish himself following his injury.

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On 30/06/2017 at 10:07 PM, Control said:

I say this as someone who hasn't actually watched AJPW in a long time, but FWIW the upcoming singles match between Doering and Miyahara seems like bad booking--I assume that you'd want Miyahara to bounce back from his title loss and Doering to re-establish himself following his injury.

They do counterproductive stuff like this fairly often. They gave Suwama his singles win back over Miyahara in an unceremonious semi main event recently just to make Suwama look strong going into his title shot with Ishikawa.  Suwama in general has suffered way too many singles losses over the years since being made top guy; sad to see they're moving in that direction with Miyahara after protecting him so long.  

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Another All Japan "random": KAI certainly is jobbing a lot since he went to AJPW.  I always thought he was a failed Takahashi clone anyway so I don't really care but it's weird seeing him drop so many falls so quickly after being a top dog in W1 and Z1.

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