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On 3/1/2021 at 7:51 PM, D.Z said:

IWGP HW was linked to Showa Era to up, the title's youngest and oldest winners and most defenses and reigns and shortest and longest reigns are closed forever.

I'm not sure now who, but one of wrestling podcasters has said some time ago that it feels like NJPW has been transforming after Naito defeated Okada and became double champ. Obviously COVID and injuries made things difficult, but when you now look at last year you can kinda see it.

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Champions Carnival schedule is out. Spoilered due to size:

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4/9 Osaka:
SUWAMA vs Kohei Sato
Zeus vs Kento Miyahara
Yuma Aoyagi vs Shinjiro Otani
Shuji Ishikawa vs Koji Doi
Jake Lee vs Shotaro Ashino

4/10 Nagoya:
SUWAMA vs Jake Lee
Zeus vs Shuji Ishikawa
Kento Miyahara vs Shinjiro Otani
Yuma Aoyagi vs Shotaro Ashino
Koji Doi vs Kohei Sato

4/11 Niigata:
SUWAMA vs Zeus
Kento Miyahara vs Shotaro Ashino
Jake Lee vs Koji Doi
Shuji Ishikawa vs Yuma Aoyagi

4/17 Shin kiba:
SUWAMA vs Koji Doi
Zeus vs Yuma Aoyagi
Jake Lee vs Shinjiro Otani
Shotaro Ashino vs Kohei Sato

4/18 Chiba:
Zeus vs Kohei Sato
Jake Lee vs Yuma Aoyagi
Shuji Ishikawa vs Shinjiro Otani
Kento Miyahara vs Koji Doi

4/24 Shin kiba:
SUWAMA vs Yuma Aoyagi
Kento Miyahara vs Kohei Sato
Shotaro Ashino vs Shuji Ishikawa
Shinjiro Otani vs Koji Doi

4/25 Korakuen:
SUWAMA vs Kento Miyahara
Zeus vs Jake Lee
Shuji Ishikawa vs Kohei Sato
Shotaro Ashino vs Shinjiro Otani

4/28 Hodogaya:
SUWAMA vs Shinjiro Otani
Zeus vs Shotaro Ashino
Kento Miyahara vs Shuji Ishikawa
Jake Lee vs Kohei Sato
Koji Doi vs Yuma Aoyagi

4/29 Korakuen:
SUWAMA vs Shotaro Ashino
Zeus vs Koji Doi
Kento Miyahara vs Yuma Aoyagi
Jake Lee vs Shuji Ishikawa
Shinjiro Otani vs Kohei Sato

5/3 Korakuen FINAL DAY:
SUWAMA vs Shuji Ishikawa
Zeus vs Shinjiro Otani
Kento Miyahara vs Jake Lee
Yuma Aoyagi vs Kohei Sato
Shotaro Ashino vs Koji Doi

 

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It actually looks really good to me. Great final show, with a bunch of ex-partners squaring off.  4/18 is a nice looking little show as well. Will try to do my annual review this year.

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Ken Ohka/Ganbare Pro sticking out like a mawfucker. 😁

Though this means we could see Yuna Manase in the Saitama Super Arena. pWo taking over. 

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Kota Ibushi is your first IWGP World Heavyweight Champion. The championship for now will be represented with the two crowns.

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I think Tenryu Project will run two shows a month, first one this year in Shin Kiba, 6 matches. Tenryu said something about Inoki being sick and hopes Inoki will get better.

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Yoshitatsu with Nishimura did special New Japan style training together, they did old New Japan stuff like Hindu squats and push-ups that repeat endlessly several times as many times and rolls, towel pull, bridge, abdominal muscles that step on the abdomen, neck push, etc along with avoiding spears. For hours.

Yoshitatsu mentioned NJPW, Inoki and Baba and creating the Royal Road-Strong Style.

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Just kayfabe stuff before the actual match with some old real exercise training. In the Muto era they used to do these pre-match stuff where wrestler learns new moves or new style, Sanada learned and tighten his Dragon moves from Fujinami in their own dojo spar years ago.
 

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Should be noted unlike the rest in the past, Yoshitatsu is meant to be wacky in both promo and direction wise. 

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Enfant Terribles is no more, the new name of Jake Lee's faction is Total Eclipse.  Jake Lee wears black pants now.

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The faction JIN is finished, so down to 6 factions now.

Also look what Zeus did

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In case if anyone was wondering..Jake Lee's trainers were Keiji Mutoh, Atsushi Aoki, Kenichi Yamamoto (UWFI guy), Taiyo Kea, Masakatsu Funaki.

AJPW updated their roster page, Nomura is still listed.

http://www.all-japan.co.jp/選手一覧

 

In Covid news, the state of emergency is extended to March 21 for Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama and Chiba prefectures. May have to wait for summer for normalcy 

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On 3/6/2021 at 5:24 PM, D.Z said:

Enfant Terribles is no more, the new name of Jake Lee's faction is Total Eclipse.  Jake Lee wears black pants now.

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The faction JIN is finished, so down to 6 factions now.

Also look what Zeus did

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I really hope that JIN being done doesn't mean that we're not getting more Ayato Yoshida in All Japan, because there's no where near enough 2AW that makes the internet for me to get enough of him.

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I feel the same way, but, like, dude’s only appeared once in AJ this year. Not going to count on more appearances, though maybe he’d be easier to book if the 2AW belt was off him.

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Ayato Yoshida is still listed on the updated freelance section of AJPW wrestlers. So we may have to wait and see.

 

Road to the Royal Road Strong Style ~ Heterogeneous fighting battle ~

Yoshitatsu vs Noboru Uchida (below)

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The rest of 2021 DREAM POWER SERIES ~ NEXTREAM Special ~" March 28 card

Ryuki Honda vs Shotaro Ashino

Yusuke Kodama vs Francesco Akira

Shuji Ishikawa & Koji Iwamoto vs Takao Omori & Black Mensore

Suwama & Hikaru Sato & Dan Tamura vs Jake Lee & TAJIRI & Hokuto Omori

~ NEXTREAM Special ~
Kento Miyahara, Yuma Aoyagi, Atsuki Aoyagi, Rising HAYATO

* match set by lottery.

 

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Suwama has been appointed as AJPW's new managing director, he wants to improve the fight content.  He also eventually wants to run Sumo hall, Budokan, Tokyo dome in the future, but first order of business is to increase running upward 4000 or 5000 for attendance in medium sized buildings.

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Zero 1's shrine event "Pro-wrestling All Star Great Charity Festival" this year will have 50 wrestlers from more than 20 groups, NOAH and AJPW are invited, women wrestlers and legends are included too.

The men wrestlers invited are Cima, Suwama, Kaito etc so far.

The event is for Covid and that east earthquake from years ago. Free admission but people can donate money.

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DDT Ultimate Tag League 2021, first time in 16 years that DDT is doing a tag team round robin tournament. 5 teams wrestling for 5 shows, 30 min time limit.

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For the Zero 1 show I mentioned above:

SUWAMA and Dan Tamura vs Shuji Ishikawa and Ryuki Honda.

Kaito Kiyomiya and Junta Miyawaki vs Kinya Okada and Yoshiki Inamura.

Aja Kong, Ren Ayabe, Shinjiro Otani and Yumehito Imanari vs ASUKA, Hayato Tamura, Masato Tanaka and Takuya Sugawara.

Plus Dump Matsumoto, Jaguar Yokota and Raimu Imai and CIMA.

 

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