The Wrestling Thread III

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by NBK » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:53 am

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BAKA wrote:Is All In not on NJPW World yet? I just signed up and paid, with the intention to watch it tonight, around typical PPV time, possibly slightly earlier, but didn't spot it on the app. I don't want to check Twitter because I'll likely have it spoiled. Curious how long it is too?

NJPW World is much cheaper than I thought, unless I've worked it out wrong (about £7?). I haven't watched for at least a year (I used to watch via dubious means Kodi, but that stopped working randomly). It's a little daunting logging in and seeing the wealth of shows. Not sure where I'll start after All In.

Nope it's not up yet. It's a 4 hour show (with a 1 hour pre-show, but I don't think that'll be uploaded).

Roughly £7 per month is about right.

I would start with this year's G1. Try the gold matches in this list (starting at row 1727), column G is the English commentary link.


Awesome, thanks for posting this, I wasn't sure what else to watch either.

I think signing up for NJPW World is one of the best decisions I've ever made.

I properly started watching it when G1 Climax kicked off and I realised that having 4 and 5 star matches to watch on a near nightly basis was exactly what my life was missing.

Now Road to Destruction has started and yesterday's tag match main event was another example of why everyone (*every* *one*) should sign up as well.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:55 am

BAKA wrote:NXT was really good this week. Gargano vs Dream was ace! Did not expect the 'Johnny failure' chants, nor the goodbye one, half the crowd were a little bit savage.

Kairi Sane with the pirate's booty treasure chest, and opening it to contain the Women's title was so adorable! :wub:

They probably cut it out for TV but she accidentally threw the title into the audience :lol:


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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by BAKA » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:17 pm

NBK wrote:Now Road to Destruction has started and yesterday's tag match main event was another example of why everyone (*every* *one*) should sign up as well.


I spotted this yesterday (I think there's one showing live now too), but it only seems to be with Japanese commentary. Is there likely a version with English commentary to follow, or are some events only available with Japanese commentary? I wasn't sure whether to watch it yesterday or wait until a version popped up with English commentary.

Mafro wrote:They probably cut it out for TV but she accidentally threw the title into the audience :lol:


That's hilarious! They definitely cut that out.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:49 pm

BAKA wrote:
NBK wrote:Now Road to Destruction has started and yesterday's tag match main event was another example of why everyone (*every* *one*) should sign up as well.


I spotted this yesterday (I think there's one showing live now too), but it only seems to be with Japanese commentary. Is there likely a version with English commentary to follow, or are some events only available with Japanese commentary? I wasn't sure whether to watch it yesterday or wait until a version popped up with English commentary.

Mafro wrote:They probably cut it out for TV but she accidentally threw the title into the audience :lol:


That's hilarious! They definitely cut that out.

I think these ones area basically just like house shows so there's no English commentary until the main Destruction shows.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by BAKA » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:04 pm

Mafro wrote:I think these ones area basically just like house shows so there's no English commentary until the main Destruction shows.


Thanks! I'll definitely give them a watch this weekend then. When I had a look at the live feed earlier Ibushi and Omega were tagging together, and I was really disappointed how little we saw of Ibushi at All In, so I'm looking forward checking these Destruction shows out. I haven't seen much of Ibushi since the Cruiser-weight Classic. Not signing that WWE contract was probably very smart, looking at how 205 Live has failed to take off.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by NBK » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:05 pm

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BAKA wrote:
NBK wrote:Now Road to Destruction has started and yesterday's tag match main event was another example of why everyone (*every* *one*) should sign up as well.


I spotted this yesterday (I think there's one showing live now too), but it only seems to be with Japanese commentary. Is there likely a version with English commentary to follow, or are some events only available with Japanese commentary? I wasn't sure whether to watch it yesterday or wait until a version popped up with English commentary.

Mafro wrote:They probably cut it out for TV but she accidentally threw the title into the audience :lol:


That's hilarious! They definitely cut that out.

I think these ones area basically just like house shows so there's no English commentary until the main Destruction shows.


Yeah, seems like it. Having the Japanese commentary didn't take away from it all though.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by NBK » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:25 pm

Does anyone go to any local indy shows btw?

I've been following Discovery Wrestling (based in Edinburgh) for the past year or so and they've had some great events, with the last one probably being the best of theirs that I've seen.

Joe Coffey is the current champion and he, along with other ICW regulars (BT Gunn, The Kings of Catch, DCT etc.), have appeared on various televised events (like WoS, NXT UK and Impact), they also get the occasional US guys turning up - Codey and The Young Bucks were there last year and Joey Ryan appeared as well...although that didn't quite fit in with the 'family friendly' theme that they try to go with!

Definitely worth checking out if you're nearby.

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Any others that people go to?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Dangerblade » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:01 pm

NBK wrote:Awesome, thanks for posting this, I wasn't sure what else to watch either.

I think signing up for NJPW World is one of the best decisions I've ever made.

I properly started watching it when G1 Climax kicked off and I realised that having 4 and 5 star matches to watch on a near nightly basis was exactly what my life was missing.

Now Road to Destruction has started and yesterday's tag match main event was another example of why everyone (*every* *one*) should sign up as well.


No worries, I was in the same boat as you earlier this year, decided to sign up after Dominion. Watching the G1 on a daily basis (some events live) was just :wub:

BAKA wrote:Thanks! I'll definitely give them a watch this weekend then. When I had a look at the live feed earlier Ibushi and Omega were tagging together, and I was really disappointed how little we saw of Ibushi at All In, so I'm looking forward checking these Destruction shows out. I haven't seen much of Ibushi since the Cruiser-weight Classic. Not signing that WWE contract was probably very smart, looking at how 205 Live has failed to take off.


Oh boy, just you wait for some of those G1 matches, especially vs. Ishii, Naito and Omega.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:01 pm

NBK wrote:Does anyone go to any local indy shows btw?

I've been following Discovery Wrestling (based in Edinburgh) for the past year or so and they've had some great events, with the last one probably being the best of theirs that I've seen.

Joe Coffey is the current champion and he, along with other ICW regulars (BT Gunn, The Kings of Catch, DCT etc.), have appeared on various televised events (like WoS, NXT UK and Impact), they also get the occasional US guys turning up - Codey and The Young Bucks were there last year and Joey Ryan appeared as well...although that didn't quite fit in with the 'family friendly' theme that they try to go with!

Definitely worth checking out if you're nearby.

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Any others that people go to?

Never been but I know the guy on the top right.

Viper and Isla Dawn :wub:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by NBK » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:35 pm

Mafro wrote:Never been but I know the guy on the top right.

Viper and Isla Dawn :wub:


Andy Wild? Cool! He won their version of the Royal Rumble in January and had a great match with Eddie Dennis at the one in September. Pass on my congrats :)

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:59 pm

Bet WWE will be THRILLED with her reaction here...






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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Return_of_the_STAR » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:39 pm

KK wrote:Bet WWE will be THRILLED with her reaction here...







:lol: she looks good with short hair though :wub:

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Mafro » Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:28 pm

I'm not even sure if she is trying to be in character there or not?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:09 pm

WWE has pulled Coachman from RAW and chucked him on the PPV pre-shows. Renee Young is now going to be on RAW every week.

I don’t think anything will top the Mark Madden (WCW) and Matt Striker years, but God WWE commentary these days is so tired compared to what has come before. Todd Grisham, Tom Phillips, Vic Joseph (yes, I Wikied him)...it’s like they all come out of the interchangeable WWE training school of forgettable commentators (that they themselves seemed to acknowledge with Chris Jericho’s running joke). It’s even worse with the women backstage interviewers, Charly Caruso being the current exception.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:38 pm

KK wrote:WWE has pulled Coachman from RAW and chucked him on the PPV pre-shows. Renee Young is now going to be on RAW every week.

I don’t think anything will top the Mark Madden (WCW) and Matt Striker years, but God WWE commentary these days is so tired compared to what has come before. Todd Grisham, Tom Phillips, Vic Joseph (yes, I Wikied him)...it’s like they all come out of the interchangeable WWE training school of forgettable commentators (that they themselves seemed to acknowledge with Chris Jericho’s running joke). It’s even worse with the women backstage interviewers, Charly Caruso being the current exception.


Is Charly the exception because she appears to be the one they are trying to copy?

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:36 pm

Looking at Charly on Instagram she seems to have a lot of interests outside of WWE.

Currently watching the first episode of the Mae Young Classic and it’s nothing but “Oh!” and “Oooh!” on commentary from the women. Which as the show is progressing is already rubbing off onto Michael Cole.

I’m hopeful Renee Young stops as the weeks pass otherwise this is going to be unbearable.

The funny thing is Renee Young acknowledged she was a bad commentator after her stint on NXT. But there’s a “Revolution” going on so let’s not mention it.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:51 pm

KK wrote:Looking at Charly on Instagram she seems to have a lot of interests outside of WWE.

Currently watching the first episode of the Mae Young Classic and it’s nothing but “Oh!” and “Oooh!” on commentary from the women. Which as the show is progressing is already rubbing off onto Michael Cole.

I’m hopeful Renee Young stops as the weeks pass otherwise this is going to be unbearable.

The funny thing is Renee Young acknowledged she was a bad commentator after her stint on NXT. But there’s a “Revolution” going on so let’s not mention it.


Yeah I have to agree on the ‘oohing’ and ‘oh my’. I like listening to Renee’s discussion though. She’s a great host on the pre shows. Hopefully more of that can come into her commentary.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by KK » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:37 pm

Wow, Eric Bischoff’s outdone himself on his podcast this week. Last week he accused him of being on the roids, this week...

‘Dave Meltzer looks like someone who shouldn’t be within 300ft of an elementary school’

It was going to be a noteworthy listen anyway as they’re reviewing one of the very worst PPVs of all time, Fall Brawl 1998.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by IAmTheSaladMan » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:12 am

Quite surprised that nobody has mentioned this yet but Ric Flair recently married again. That’s his fifth wife.

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PostRe: The Wrestling Thread III
by BAKA » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:11 am

The HIAC poster is hilarious. :lol: The cell is red this year apparently. I was disappointed Joe vs Styles wasn't taking place in the cell, it seemed like it escalated quickly in brutality, and that was the direction they were headed, but clearly Jeff Hardy is going to do something very dangerous.


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