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22 minutes ago, JNLister said:

Public service announcement for anyone planning to go to Wrestle Kingdom: there seem to be a load of cheap flights for New Year that just came on sale. I got London to Tokyo return with a two hour layover in Paris for £439 return.

Fuck me that's good value. I'll see you there John. Nice one.

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Melter reporting 4800 tickets sold for Royal Quest, 4500 of which sold in the pre sale. Once a couple of matches are announced they should sell a few more but as this is a Canon show I imagine no matches will be announced until July except maybe an Rpw title match after epic encounter 

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Anyone been watching the New Japan Cup? Any matches worth catching up on thus far?

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5 hours ago, Supremo said:

Anyone been watching the New Japan Cup? Any matches worth catching up on thus far?

Aye, it's been a fun tourney. Nothing incredible or must-see, but the matches being spread across more days makes it easier to digest. 

Here's my top picks if you fancy a catch-up;

          -New Japan Cup 8/3
          Tomohiro Ishii vs. Yuji Nagata

          -New Japan Cup 10/3
          Zack SabreJr vs EVIL
          Kota Ibushi vs Tetsuya Naito
          Shota Unimo vs Hiroshi Tanahashi

          -New Japan Cup 14/3
          Will Ospreay vs Lance Archer

         -New Japan Cup 16/3
         Kota Ibushi vs Zack Sabre Jr

 

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Down to the last 8 then, ZSJ remaining undefeated in New Japan Cup competition will probably be the shock of the tournament after he beat Kota Ibushi in the last round.

Yoshi Hashi Vs Tomohiro Ishii 

Kazuchika Okada Vs Will Ospreay 

Zack Sabre Jr Vs Hiroshi Tanahashi

Colt Cabana Vs Sanada

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When did Colt Cabana start wrestling for NJPW, I assume its linked the ROH/NJPW connection. Good for him I say.

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Seems like we're getting Okada or Tanahashi vs White at MSG. Either are the guy you want headlining MSG if it's meant to feel like the big deal they seem to be pushing it as. 

Ibushi going out was kinda predictable as it sets up him up against Naito. 

I like Sanada but was pulling for Suzuki brutalising Cabana like all decent people. 

 

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In my bracket re-work I really thought we’d get Okada vs ZSJ in the final after Ibushi went out, so I’m surprised to see Tana march on. 

It’s gotta be Okada hasn’t it? With a show like MSG you want your top guy in the main event. Although who then walks out with the IWGP heavyweight title is another question; as much as Okada winning would be amazing I really can’t see a third title change in as many matches. 

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On 3/21/2019 at 1:25 PM, Louch said:

Read on twitter that the ROH title will be the main event.....surely not? 

Maybe that’s what ROH are pushing it as but the main event will be Jay White vs New Japan Cup winner

Looks a good show though 

IWGP Heavyweight Title Match

Jay White(c) Vs Kazuchika Okada 

IWGP Intercontinental Title Match

Tetsuya Naito(c) Vs Kota Ibushi

Rev Pro British Heavyweight Title Match

Zack Sabre Jr(c) Vs Hiroshi Tanahashi 

Winner Takes All For The IWGP and ROH Tag Team Titles

Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa(c) Vs Brody King and PCO(c) Vs Evil and Sanada Vs Mark Briscoe and Jay Briscoe

IWGP Jr Heavyweight Title Match

Taiji Ishimori(c) Vs Dragon Lee Vs Bandido

Ring Of Honor Title Ladder Match 

Jay Lethal(c) Vs Marty Scurll Vs Matt Taven

Winner Takes All Match For The Never Openweight and ROH TV Titles

Will Ospreay(c) Vs Jeff Cobb(c)

Women Of Honor Title Match

Mayu Iwatani(c) Vs Kelly Klein

Street Fight

Bully Ray Vs ???

Honor Rumble

Rush Vs Dalton Castle

Stardom Showcase

Hana Kimura and Sumie Sakai Vs Kagetsu and Hazuki

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On 3/21/2019 at 2:13 PM, TildeGuy~! said:

Stardom Showcase

Hana Kimura and Sumie Sakai Vs Kagetsu and Hazuki

Where have you seen this? Can't find anything on the NJPW website to suggest it.

Skipped out a few of the NJC matches (most things with Cabana or YOSHI-HASHI) and had a right slog through to get up to speed. Thought Okada and SANADA had their best match together so far, with a surprisingly great SANADA performance given how he can sometimes be lacking in babyface fire, and that extra gear needed to take the quality of a match into the "great" territory. 

MSG card looks really good. I'm sure Okada/White and Ibushi/Naito will go over excellently, with two title changes setting us up for the rest of the year. I don't think a short title reign is going to hurt Switchblade one bit, he's already been hugely established to the audience.

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2 hours ago, AdamTH17 said:

Where have you seen this? Can't find anything on the NJPW website to suggest it.

It was announced by Stardom but by the looks of things it’ll probably be a dark match.

 

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