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#21 BSLMikeRandall

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 08:22 AM

Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega 2 shattered Dave Meltzer's rating system, getting an unprecedented 6 1/4 stars. He says it's the greatest match of all-time. Wow!

 

http://whatculture.c...r-rating-system

I saw the highlights version on youtube. It was 7 minutes so I don't think it left out much of the big moves. 

 

The Wrestle Kingdom match had that Omega backflip over the railing. Insane. I don't think you can top that. 

 

Without following NJPW, I'd say the WK match is still the best. 

 

Did Omega ever fight AJ Styles when he was in NJPW? 


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:07 AM

Sounds like Daniel Bryan might be headed to NJPW when his contracts comes up with WWE. He's adamant about wrestling again. Whoa!


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 09:45 AM

If Bryan wanted to wrestle again he could easily do it in WWE. Right?
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 11:45 AM

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 08:07 AM

If Bryan wanted to wrestle again he could easily do it in WWE. Right?

 

Gotta be cleared, and they're hesitant to do so. 



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 11:18 AM

10 Things WWE Doesn't Want You To Know About NJPW "The Gold Standard of Professional Wrestling"

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 10:24 AM

Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega at WK 12.

 

Thoughts?


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Posted 08 November 2017 - 07:11 PM

Chris Jericho vs. Kenny Omega at WK 12.

 

Thoughts?

 

Must-watch. Simple as that. I'll stay up to watch that live.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 12:41 PM

Jericho isn't under contract to WWE, but I'd be astounded if he didn't clear this with Vince McMahon ahead of time.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 01:01 PM

Jericho isn't under contract to WWE, but I'd be astounded if he didn't clear this with Vince McMahon ahead of time.

 

There's certain individuals that have this type of pull with WWE. 

 

Jericho is one of those people. He probably said, "This is what I'm doing," and Vince shrugged and effed off elsewhere.

 

I mean, hell, he's doing a cruise where Cody Rhodes and other ROH stars will be on it. He just doesn't GAF. 


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:21 PM

Not sure if you know this, but the cruise was offered to WWE (or rather NXT) first but Jericho was turned down. That's why he went with ROH in the end.


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:36 PM

Not sure if you know this, but the cruise was offered to WWE (or rather NXT) first but Jericho was turned down. That's why he went with ROH in the end.

 

I actually had no idea. 



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:59 PM

So WWE generated $729.2M in revenue in 2016. NJPW generated $34M, according to the yen/dollar conversion rate. 

 

When is Vince McMahon just going to buy NJPW? Seems inevitable, right? Jericho move seems like an "invasion" of sorts. Same way they got into WCW, ECW, softly at first. Then just crushed them and took them over. 

 

They are becoming more like WWE's competition in that they have the best wrestler on the planet and have bred the other top wrestlers in Styles and Balor, as far as all around performers go. They also are having PPV main events that are kicking the ass of WWE PPVs. So Vince could see this as another "if you can't beat em, buy em" opportunity. A couple 6-star matches, and now one of the all time greats in Jericho is jumping ship to go there. Cody Rhodes going there doesn't move the needle. But Jericho? That's huge. Jericho's job the last couple years in WWE was elevating guys. Ambrose, Owens, Styles were all "over" but Jericho made them better.

 

Not sure Jericho can make Omega better. But I do know one thing...

 

Kenny Omega..............[click click].............YOU JUST MADE THE LIST!


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Posted 13 November 2017 - 10:29 PM

I agree with everything you said except...I really don't think Jericho made AJ better. That may be the worst part of AJ's run to date, TBH.



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Posted 21 December 2017 - 08:21 AM

The Wrestle Kingdom card has been finalized. Can't wait for January 4th!

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:21 AM

10 Things That Must Happen at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12

 

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:01 AM

T-minus 24 hours until Wrestle Kingdom. Can't guarantee I'll be up at 3:30am, but I'll be do my best to be up by 6:00am for Tanahashi v. White, Omega v. Jericho and Okada v. Naito.
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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:04 PM

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 05:39 AM

I’ve been up since 4:00am watching the show on NJPW World. LOL

The Junior Heavyweight Championship is happening right now. It’s to be followed by Tanahashi v. White, Omega v. Jericho and Okada v. Naito. :-)
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Posted 04 January 2018 - 10:20 AM

The Jericho match was...very good. I expected more, but it was good. 

 

Cody Rhodes is a new man. WOW. 

 

Also, the main event. WOOOOOOOW. 






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