NJPW G1 Climax 26: Day 11

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August 3rd, 18:30 from Kagoshima Arena, Kagoshima

We’ve broken the back of this tournament, and although everyone’s still mathematically in it, today’s show will likely put some competitors out of the running. We’re back with A Block for a strong card that features Ishii vs. Tanahashi, SANADA vs. Marufuji, and joint block leaders – Okada and Makabe – facing off. Let’s get to it!

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Sunday Thread


  • Finn Balor wrestled his final NXT show in Houston last night
  • A rematch between Sasha Banks and Charlotte has been announced for Summerslam
  • Vince McMahon shared a video on Twitter of the Big Show practicing Tai Chi

For some light Sunday reading look no further than the Blog of Doom. I’ve been covering New Japan’s G1 Climax tournament, Bayless is reviewing classic Mid-South Wrestling, and Maffew takes a look back at ECW on Sci-Fi. And there are plenty of others to check out.

Now talk, heathens!

Strong Style Saturday Thread


HeyOh! It’s Saturday dontcha know. I spent the morning watching Day 8 of the G1. It was great. Read my review, go on, I dare you!

  • Will Ospreay is off an indie show this weekend due to injury
  • Kane spoke to Rare about potentially running for office
  • John Cena’s show American Grit has been renewed for a second season

Finally, Rusev and Lana got married yesterday. As it says in Mark 10:9, “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man nor Vince put asunder.”

Now talk, damn it!

NJPW Super J-Cup 2016: Round One

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July 20th, 18:30 from Korakuen Hall, Tokyo

This show represents the qualifiers for the Super J-Cup proper, the sixth edition of which takes place at the Ariake Coloseum in Tokyo on August 21st. There a couple of matches here that many would’ve expected to take place in later rounds, KUSHIDA vs. Taiji Ishimori and BUSHI vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru in particular, but there are also examples of independent wrestlers receiving wider exposure for the first time.

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