Sunday Thread

Regarding Talking Smack, per Sports Illustrated, “Sources close to the situation reported that McMahon was unhappy with the show and strongly believed it did not serve the company’s best interests.”

Sports Illustrated also has an update on the legal battle between the Hardys and Anthem for the Broken gimmick.

Contrary to previous reports, Kairi Hojo/Sane has been allowed to use her diving elbow drop finisher.

New Japan’s G1 Climax tournament starts tomorrow (or very late tonight for some of you) and the opening show will be free to watch on NJPW World. Here’s my primer.

Now talk, heathens!

Strong Style Saturday Thread

Talking Smack will no longer be a weekly show and will instead air after Smackdown specials only. Unfiltered with Renee Young has also been cancelled.

Austin Aries issued a brief written statement regarding his departure from WWE.

Ronda Rousey, Marina Shafir and Jessamyn Duke were in attendance at the Mae Young Classic tapings last night in support of  Shayna Baszler, who is taking part in the tournament.

Now talk, damn it!

 

 

NJPW G1 Climax Primer

 

 

 

 

The 27th edition of New Japan’s G1 Climax tournament begins on Monday and if you’ve ever thought about dipping your toe in the water now’s the time to do it. The format provides a great opportunity for new viewers to familiarise themselves with the heavyweights of the company and will set up the next six months of feuds, taking us all the way up to Wrestle Kingdom in January. I hope this guide will encourage some of you to get in on some of the best wrestling in the world. Let’s get to it!

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NJPW G1 Special in USA: Night 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2nd, 17:00 from Long Beach Convention Center, California

The second of two shows in Long Beach sees the junior tag titles defended, the semi-finals and final of a tournament to determine the first-ever IWGP US champion, and Billy Gunn’s attempt to take the Intercontinental title from Hiroshi Tanahashi. Let’s get to it.

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Sunday Thread

 

 

 

 

 

Now talk, heathens!