Jump to content

Recommended Posts

3 hours ago, Liam O'Rourke said:

Also....notice that Shingo Vs. Suzuki is going on last over Okada Vs. Ospreay. That feels noteworthy.

They always change the card order for the last days due to whoever is closest to winning the G1 so I wouldn’t look to much into that.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 3.3k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Looking forward to him crowd funding a plane ticket for his mum to visit.

I'm beginning to think 'Good in Japan' might not be about the talent being the issue.

"King's Road" is like "Strong Style", in that it's more of a marketing gimmick than a defined style, but if I were to try and define it; King's Road was AJPW's house style under Baba, in the same

Posted Images

  • Paid Members

Just a request before it starts, but can we keep to spoiler rules in here? With it being days between Japanese and English language uploads, it could be an awkward one. It's my first G1 and I'd like to talk about it, but avoid spoilers at the same time. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/20/2020 at 7:47 PM, Chris B said:

Just a request before it starts, but can we keep to spoiler rules in here? With it being days between Japanese and English language uploads, it could be an awkward one. It's my first G1 and I'd like to talk about it, but avoid spoilers at the same time. 

Seconded!

I usually fall a way behind and try to read some of the discussion later. It's more or less possible to skip back and not read posts made after the last show I watched, but what always scuppers this is the points totals being edited retrospectively to include later shows. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

You could simply avoid the thread until you've seen what you need to see. Other than speculating about what might happen (which is a bore), what would bring you to it anyway? There's little or nothing else happening / worthy of discussion.

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, KingofSports said:

You could simply avoid the thread until you've seen what you need to see. Other than speculating about what might happen (which is a bore), what would bring you to it anyway? There's little or nothing else happening / worthy of discussion.

Why not start a separate thread for the G1, marked spoilers, or Japanese pace or whatever? Seems like a fair compromise.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Paid Members

I think the idea of a spoiler thread is a good idea. Either that or just anything to do with finishes and points being in spoiler boxes. There are so many matches in the G1, I daresay some people might want to be pointed to the highlights, and that's less useful if results accompany them. I'm already pissed off that NJPW's youtube channel has stuff come up with results in before they put English language versions up.

It's actually nice that there's enough interest in some parts of wrestling that such things might matter again. It feels like years of WWE have slowly battered some of us into not caring about what happens, so spoilers became less of a thing.

What have been the highlights so far? Night 1, Ishii vs Suzuki was enormous fun. Not quite as full-on as the Blue Justice match, but just so much fun to watch. I'm finding myself skipping the Ospreay matches, because I'm just not finding much fun in him being part of it with everything going on. I enjoyed Okada/Ibushi, but after recently watching the Omega/Okada G1 match, I was kind of hoping for a similar all-out, intense sprint, so was a little disappointed.

What were the standouts from Night 2?

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Paid Members

Caught up with Nights 2 and 4. The biggest thing for me in this is that I used to really not get or like Toru Yano, but the Takahashi match turned me round on him. As a result, I thought the combination of him and super-serious Sanada could be really fun - and it was! I enjoyed Yano's match with Tanahashi as well. Now I get the schtick, I'm much more sold on him. I actually skipped ahead to Night 4 because I was keen to see Yano/Tanahash and Naito ZSJ.

Kenta is great - he's less explosive these days, but he's such a good dickhead heel. And I'm slowly coming round to EVIL as well. Up until now I've liked Naito, but aware he's kind of missed his moment. I'm beginning to see more of why he's so loved now.

I'm skipping Ospreay's matche for the time being, because I just don't want to watch him at the moment. It's a shit form of protest, obviously, as it's only me that knows about it, but eh. If he gets to the final, I'll decide what I'm doing then.

Overall, this is my first G1, and I'm beginning to get into it. I wasn't sure if the round-robin would work for me, as it's a lot to watch, but I'm finding the shows fly by.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I know not many people on here like Jay White but he’s bloody class, he’d be a megastar in WWE(and probably will be one day) 

A Block has so many potential 5 star matches that I’m not overly bothered for the B Block, with Sanada losing his first 2 matches I’ll have him as the favourite to win the whole thing.

Edited by TildeGuy~!
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
×
×
  • Create New...