The Big Picture of Week #1: Well, we said that we wanted changes. NJPW gave them to us in abundance. The shock victories on Night #1 were fantastic, but when almost all of the wins are like that, the impact is diluted. After five of the nineteem shows, Makabe leads Block A, with Tenzan and […]
Day #5 (7/25/16 – Block A): YOSHI-HASHI defeated David Finlay Everyone isn’t into the story of YOSHI-HASHI this year, but the flaws are what make it work. Yes, he looks uncertain, even afraid, and almost surprised when he wins. Yet he is determined to soldier on, and it’s that determination in spite of the fear […]
Day #4 (7/24/16 – Block B): Juice Robinson defeated David Finlay This match was better than expected. Robinson is already an improvement over CJ Parker, and if he would drop the screeching and annoying voice, he’d be even better.
Day #3 (7/23/16 – Block A): Satoshi Kojima, Manabu Nakanishi, Jushin Liger, & Tiger Mask defeated KUSHIDA, Juice Robinson, David Finlay, & Captain New Japan Though more “Don’t tag in Captain New Japan” hilarity continued, David Finlay was pinned on this one. Tiger Mask seems to want a shot at KUSHIDA’s Junior Heavyweight title.
Day #2 (7/22/16 – Block B): Manabu Nakanishi & TenCozy (Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima) defeated Captain New Japan, David Finlay, & Juice Robinson The saga of not tagging in Captain New Japan continues. This is way more fun than it has any right to be. More, please!
2016 NJPW G-1 Climax Tournament – Week 1 Recap (Nights #1-5) The first week of the nearly month-long G-1 Climax tournament from New Japan Pro Wrestling has reached its end, and there’s quite a bit to think about as compared to previous tournaments. For many fans, this is the highlight of the summer, as well […]