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You get the impression that the NJ Cup run was very much an experiment to see if G1 was plausible for him. That Lance Archer match will have been all the evidence they need.

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1 hour ago, Michael_3165 said:

WTF was that result in the final? Seriously!?

They’re pushing Ospreay to be a threat in the G1 I’d assume, he’s been the best wrestler in the company for the past 6 months and he’s moving to Japan full time  so they’re rewarding him with a big win, Shingo had to lose at some point, Ospreay was the only one you could see beating him.

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Great to see Moxley has changed his in ring gear to traditional trunks. I could never take him seriously in jeans and a vest.

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Enjoyed that Moxley match, great brawl and a nice taster to what's coming up I guess.

The trunks do look a bit strange though, after him wearing jeans and a vest for so long, looks a bit like Batista donated his 2014 gear to Mox after he retired.

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Well for my first live njpw show I really enjoyed it.

mox juice match was a lot of fun. I’ll freely admit it was Mox being added to their roster that finally swung decision to actually subscribe and give NJPWorld a try.

having only seen Osprey in WOS it was like watching a different person. Amazing match.

felt todays show was actually a good jumping in point for a newbie like me.

 

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7 hours ago, JNLister said:

There's an HD and SD option on the video.

Much appreciated. Took the plunge on the 1st anyway and it's been working nicely on all my devices. Maybe navigation isn't its greatest strength, but I do like how they break down cards by match. It means I can get through a few suggested highlight BOSJ matches and then start watching in earnest. I'm liking it so far.

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On second thought maybe his first loss was best at botsj. Shingo is a beast and won't lose much momentum. Ospreay in main event isn't a bad shout. I reckon wee will get ospreay v Okada at Royal quest for the title. 

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Moxley against Juice was great and everything I hoped a Moxley match would be. I'd always imagined Moxley excelling at wild 1997 WWF style brawl. The gnarly punches and the headbutts, figure four round the post, blade above the eye. Love it. Robison still looks completely Performance Center boring but fair play to him for taking an absolute beating in this match. Could have done without the dive from the ledge, unnecessary shit in a brawl for my tastes, and they whiffed it anyway. Otherwise loved it.

DEATHRIDER!! The finish was brilliant and nicely capped off a good semi-'break out' performance. I've always loved Moxley, and I enjoyed watching him without the handcuffs, and without that slightly gutted feeling I had watching him in WWE. It's should be a great year, seeing what guys like he and Jericho end up doing between New Japan and AEW have me more excited for wrestling than I've been years.

 

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Fuck yeah Moxley. Thought he looked great in that environment and I loved all the new touches. Brilliant brawl. Echo what others have said in that Moxley vs. Suzuki is now a dream match.

Main event was unbelievable. Easy Match of the Year Candidate. Hoping both guys are in the G1. Ospreay's probably the most talented guy on the Planet right now. Shame he's such a bad bell-end.

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I tuned in for the Ambrose match too. Good stuff despite Robinson being a bit shit. Enjoyed the feel of him being off the leash. Looked the business in his pants and hit some great stuff. Remembered him saying he was a Bret fan on the pods so when he started wrapping Juice's leg around the post, I knew he was going to bust out that figure four. Ace moment, as was him chucking Robinson around with that suplex bomb thing that made the previously quiet crowd gasp in awe.

Didn't enjoy the commentary much. Kelly's attempts to add a load of backstory throughout were shite. Give it up, mate. That Kiwi (?) fella who just yells all the time is seriously irritating too. That this was still loads of fun is to their credit.

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Full card for Sunday’s Dominion has been announced

IWGP Heavyweight Title 

Kazuchika Okada(c) Vs Chris Jericho

IWGP Intercontinental Title

Kota Ibushi(c) Vs Tetsuya Naito

IWGP Jr Heavyweight Title 

Dragon Lee(c) Vs Will Ospreay

IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Titles

Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa(c) Vs Evil and Sanada

Never Openweight Title 

Taichi(c) Vs Tomohiro Ishii

Hiroshi Tanahashi, Taguchi and Juice Robinson Vs Jay White, Chase Owens and Taiji Ishimori

Yoshi Hashi and Jushin Thunder Liger Vs Zack Sabre Jr and Minoru Suzuki

Satoshi Kojima Vs Shingo Takagi

Jon Moxley Vs Shota Umino

The Show begins at 8am our time I believe 

Edited by TildeGuy~!

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