NJPW World Tag League Final 2016

December 10th, 17:00 from Sekisui Heim Super Arena, Miyagi

This year’s tournament saw the Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa) and Great Bash Heel (Tomoaki Honma & Togi Makabe) win their respective blocks, and today’s final sees them compete to determine the winner of the 2016 World Tag League. Elsewhere, much of the Wrestle Kingdom card is set, but there are still some major players without a match and we should get a clearer picture of their role by the end of the show.

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Sunday Thread

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  • Vader no-showed Chael Sonnen’s podcast. Sonnen wasn’t happy
  • The Young Bucks have re-signed with Ring of Honor
  • El Hijo del Santo and Santo Jr. were in attendance for WWE’s show in Mexico City
  • Rev Pro’s January 21st show will feature Katsuyori Shibata vs. Matt Riddle and Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Marty Scurll
  • Your fortnightly WWE special this evening is TLC, headlined by Styles (c) vs. Ambrose

Now talk, heathens!

Strong Style Saturday Thread

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  • NXT Takeover: Toronto is tonight. The card is Bobby Roode vs. Tye Dillinger, Authors of Pain vs. TM-61 (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic final), The Revival vs. Gargano/Ciampa (2/3 Falls), Asuka vs. Mickie James, and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe
  • Will Ospreay became ROH TV champion in his debut appearance with the company in Liverpool. Ring of Honor tweeted this video
  • Goldberg spoke with Complex ahead of his Survivor Series match with Brock Lesnar

Now talk, damn it!

Sunday Thread

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  • Joey Styles has been fired from EVOLVE. During last night’s show he said to ring announcer Joanna Rose, “Joanna, you look great tonight. And if our next President were here tonight, he’d want to grab you by the…” Gabe Sapolsky tweeted an apology and short statement. More from the Observer here
  • Also at EVOLVE 72, the first on the FloSlam network, champion Timothy Thatcher was concussed and is off tonight’s show
  • Ashley Massaro has joined the class action lawsuit against WWE. The Boston Globe reports that Massaro alleges sexual assault and brain injuries
  • Tommy End and Big Damo made their NXT debuts at a house show in St. Augustine, Florida on Friday

For some Sunday reading, check out the plethora of reviews posted to the Blog. There’s life beyond the pinned threads!

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Strong Style Saturday Thread

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  • EVOLVE 72 and 73 take place this weekend and wwe.com has an article promoting the involvement of Tony Nese and Drew Gulak
  • Rev Pro held their Global Wars shows on Thursday and Friday, with Katsuyori Shibata winning and then defending the RPW Undisputed British Heavyweight title
  • Billy Corgan has signed a settlement with TNA/Anthem and has said he’ll be doing interviews next week to reveal more details
  • Triple H held a conference call for NXT Takeover Toronto yesterday. PWInsider has the highlights

Now talk, damn it!

Sunday Thread

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It’s being reported that Billy Gunn will team with Yoshi Tatsu for NJPW’s World Tag League, which begins on November 18th. Also announced: War Machine from Ring of Honor and Brian Breaker & Leland Race from World League Wrestling in Missouri.

For some Sunday reading check out me on NJPW Power Struggle, Thomas Hall on 2002Brian Bayless on Mid-South Wrestling and Maffew on ECW on Sci-Fi.

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NJPW Power Struggle 2016

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November 5th, 17:00 from Edion Arena, Osaka

Today’s sold out show sees all four members of Los Ingobernables de Japón compete in singles matches at the top of the card with the Intercontinental title defence headlining this event for the third year running. Elsewhere, the Super Jr. Tag Tournament final features NOAH representatives ACH and Taiji Ishimori against the quarrelling Roppongi Vice, and a top-line Bullet Club team of Omega, Cole and the Bucks faces off with Okada’s CHAOS team.

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