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Puroresu Forum - New Japan Pro-Wrestling http://www.puroresu.com/forum/ Also: Inoki Genome Federation, Dradition en Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:24:00 GMT vBulletin 10 http://www.puroresu.com/forum/images/misc/rss.png Puroresu Forum - New Japan Pro-Wrestling http://www.puroresu.com/forum/ Wrestle Kingdom 12 http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5191-Wrestle-Kingdom-12?goto=newpost Fri, 05 Jan 2018 06:27:38 GMT Minoru Suzuki was cool even after losing the hair match. He refused to sit on the chair Goto brought to the ring. Instead, he took the clipper away from Goto, sat down on the chair he brought from outside the ring, and start cutting the hair by himself rather than letting Goto do it. Japanese... Minoru Suzuki was cool even after losing the hair match. He refused to sit on the chair Goto brought to the ring. Instead, he took the clipper away from Goto, sat down on the chair he brought from outside the ring, and start cutting the hair by himself rather than letting Goto do it. Japanese commentators compared his action to seppuku (better known to Americans as harakiri) while English broadcasting team said "You know, that was the deal." or something like that. I can't blame them for that, but it would have been better if they could explain the cultural aspect of it.

Since I don't follow the backstage news/gossips these days, I really don't know what kind of deal Chris Jericho has with New Japan. I liked his match with Kenny Omega, but I wanna see their match with regular rules (not No DQ) if there will be another one.

I gotta be honest here. I'm NOT an Okada fan. I don't know what it is, but there's something about him that annoys me.

OTOH, I am a Naito fan. I thought and hoped he'd win the title.

However, after he lost, I thought it was a right decision to let Okada keep the title. Here's why.

As far as I know, it was the first Wrestle Kingdom since New Japan started gaining serious attentions from all over the world (not just hardcore wrestling fans around the world) with coverage by ESPN, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, etc. Addition of Jericho to the card gave even bigger publicity to this year's event.

Naito is probably the most popular wrestler in Japan right now, and many thought he'd win the title, but with Okada retaining the title, New Japan was able to showcase their current ace to the world.

Naito's post match backstage interview was really cool too.

I hope New Japan to continue providing the serious alternative to the fans in the world. ]]>
New Japan Pro-Wrestling Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5191-Wrestle-Kingdom-12
<![CDATA['84 IWGP Final: Inoki vs Hogan (with the riot by the audience)]]> http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5180-84-IWGP-Final-Inoki-vs-Hogan-(with-the-riot-by-the-audience)?goto=newpost Sat, 16 May 2015 14:34:04 GMT Someone on Facebook asked me for the detailed of the incident, so I decided to post it here too:

Inoki couldn't lose and knew audience wouldn't be happy without his victory after what happened in the previous year. The fans' tension was already high because of that.

Hogan wasn't allowed to do a clean job because he was already the WWF champ.

Inoki wanted to involve Choshu to push the future feud between them. Of course, Choshu didn't wanna do that, but he had to obey his company.

After two DCORs, the match was again restarted. Somehow (I don't remember how), the referee was knocked out and both Inoki and Hogan fell off outside the ring(again). This time, Choshu interferred. He first gave Inoki a lariat. Then, he went to Hogan, but Hogan counter axe-bomberd, they ended up hitting each other, and both went down. The seconds pushed Inoki back to the ring, and of course, that was when the ref got up and started counting for Inoki's COR win.

Of course, it urned out to be a terrible idea. The fans wanted to see a clean win by Inoki, not a controversial ending. New Japan was banned from the venue thereafter. I don't remember NJPW having another card at the old Kuramae Kokugikan (they held a card about a year later at the new Ryogoku Kokugikan).

The fans loved it when Choshu finally got a pinfall victory over Inoki few months later, but the status of the IWGP was declined because of the way they booked that year's final. ]]>
New Japan Pro-Wrestling Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5180-84-IWGP-Final-Inoki-vs-Hogan-(with-the-riot-by-the-audience)
NJPW World http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5170-NJPW-World?goto=newpost Tue, 02 Dec 2014 01:58:24 GMT New Japan Pro-Wrestling opened an online streaming & archive service "New Japan Pro-Wrestling World" today. Like WWE Network, it offers a lot of their supershows as well as the important matches from the past, all the way back to 1973.

However, it's all in Japanese. Here are the links to the English instructions.

http://youtu.be/iYIQh0kNTco

http://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircl...ompliments_of/ ]]>
New Japan Pro-Wrestling Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5170-NJPW-World
Joint promotion with ROH http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5163-Joint-promotion-with-ROH?goto=newpost Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:59:01 GMT NJPW and ROH are planning to promote joint shows in Toronto on 2014/05/09 & 05/10 and at the Manhattan Center on 05/17. NJPW is scheduled to send about 10 wrestlers from Japan. ]]> New Japan Pro-Wrestling Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5163-Joint-promotion-with-ROH Non-main event IWGP title matches at Tokyo Dome http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5158-Non-main-event-IWGP-title-matches-at-Tokyo-Dome?goto=newpost Tue, 12 Nov 2013 15:30:37 GMT List of the Tokyo Dome cards on which IWGP Heavyweight Title Match was not the last of the card.

1989/04/24
10. IWGP Heavyweight Title Tournament Final: Big Van Vader (9:47 pin) Shin'y Hashimoto
13. Mixed Martial-arts Match: Shota Chochishvili (5R 1:20 KO) Antonio Inoki

1990/02/10
9. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Big Van Vader* (15:47 DCOR) Stan Hansen
11. *Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi (15:43 pin) Shin'ya Hashimoto & *Masahiro Chono

1993/01/04
7. NWA World* & IWGP Heavyweight Double Title: Great Muta [IWGP] (19:48 pin) Masahiro Chono [NWA]
10. Gen'ichiro Tenryu [WAR](18:14 pin) Riki Choshu

1994/01/04
10. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Shin'ya Hashimoto* (28:00 pin) Masahiro Chono
11. Gen'ichiro Tenryu [WAR](15:56 pin) Antonio Inoki

1998/04/04
10. IWGP Heavyweight Title*: Tatsumi Fujinami (21:18 german suplex hold) Kensuke Sasaki
11. Antonio Inoki Retirement Match: Antonio Inoki (4:09 ground abdominal stretch) Don Frye

1999/10/11
9. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Keiji Mutoh* (20:00 cross arm bar) Manabu Nakanishi
10. NWA World Heavyweight Title: Naoya Ogawa* (13:10 TKO) Shin'ya Hashimoto

2002/05/02
10. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Yuji Nagata* (15:36 pin) Yoshihiro Takayama
11. Masahiro Chono (30min limit draw) Mitsuharu Misawa [NOAH]

2007/01/04
8. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Hiroshi Tanahashi* (17:09 pin) Taiyo Kea [All Japan]
9. Keiji Mutoh & *Masahiro Chono (18:43 cross STF) *Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima

source: http://blog.livedoor.jp/ryosijj/ ]]>
New Japan Pro-Wrestling Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5158-Non-main-event-IWGP-title-matches-at-Tokyo-Dome
New PlayStation 3 commercials http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5133-New-PlayStation-3-commercials?goto=newpost Sat, 17 Nov 2012 04:39:45 GMT PlayStation 3 TV ads, parodizing the infamous backstage interviews from the Tokyo Dome card on 1990/02/10:

Shin'ya Hashimoto & Masahiro Chono



Antonio Inoki & Seiji Sakaguchi

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New Japan Pro-Wrestling Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5133-New-PlayStation-3-commercials
New Japan sold to Bushiroad http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5114-New-Japan-sold-to-Bushiroad?goto=newpost Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:55:13 GMT Yukes sold New Japan to Bushiroad Global Publishing (http://bushiroad.com/), a card game company, for 500million yen on 2012/01/31. No changes within the puroresu organization is planned or expected for now. source: various Japanese news sites Yukes sold New Japan to Bushiroad Global Publishing, a card game company, for 500million yen on 2012/01/31.

No changes within the puroresu organization is planned or expected for now.

source: various Japanese news sites ]]>
New Japan Pro-Wrestling Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5114-New-Japan-sold-to-Bushiroad
What is New Japan-ism? http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5109-What-is-New-Japan-ism?goto=newpost Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:01:16 GMT According to a puroresu blog in Japanese, a recent edition of "Weekly Playboy" (not to be confused with the Japanese edition of the famous Playboy magazine which is monthly) had an interview with three legends: Riki Choshu, Tatsumi Fujinami, and the original Tiger Mask (Satoru Sayama).

One of the questions was "What is New Japan-ism?"

Choshu: It's easy. Not a big deal to me, but (New Japan-ism is) unfortunately Antonio Inoki.

Fujinami: Inoki-san all the way. New Japan-ism should be something that can provide a tense atmosphere.

Tiger: Inoki-ism, Kotetsu-ism, Gotch-ism. Combination of the three.

Choshu's answer shows that his frustration with the fact that his generation could not go beyond Inoki in terms of the fame and popularity.

To me, Sayama's answer was the most convincing. ]]>
New Japan Pro-Wrestling Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5109-What-is-New-Japan-ism
Nakanishi hospitalized http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5093-Nakanishi-hospitalized?goto=newpost Sat, 04 Jun 2011 19:59:08 GMT During a six-man tag team match on 2011/06/04 at KBS Hall in Kyoto, Manabu Nakanish received a suplex from Wataru Inoue and took a bad bump. He stopped moving, and the referee stopped the match right away. Nakanishi, who injured his neck, was carried into the hospital and has been complaining... During a six-man tag team match on 2011/06/04 at KBS Hall in Kyoto, Manabu Nakanish received a suplex from Wataru Inoue and took a bad bump. He stopped moving, and the referee stopped the match right away.

Nakanishi, who injured his neck, was carried into the hospital and has been complaining the numbness in his arms and legs. He is conscious and can communicate.

Wishing him a quick recovery. ]]>
New Japan Pro-Wrestling Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5093-Nakanishi-hospitalized
New Japan and the Soviet Union http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5081-New-Japan-and-the-Soviet-Union?goto=newpost Mon, 28 Feb 2011 04:21:03 GMT Back in 1989, Antonio Inoki brought 8 wrestlers from the Soviet Union to Japan to wrestle for their promotion. I would like to know more about the Soviet wrestlers, aside from Hashimikov and Zangiev. And if you got any photos of the Soviet wrestlers, I would be grateful. And was there another... Back in 1989, Antonio Inoki brought 8 wrestlers from the Soviet Union to Japan to wrestle for their promotion. I would like to know more about the Soviet wrestlers, aside from Hashimikov and Zangiev. And if you got any photos of the Soviet wrestlers, I would be grateful.

And was there another kind of trade between the two, as I know Takayuki "Takashi" Iizuka and Hiroshi Hase went to the Soviet Union to train in sambo. Was there anyone else with Hase and Iizuka in the expedition behind the Iron Curtain? ]]>
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<![CDATA[New Japan vs Suzuki & Funaki?]]> http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5070-New-Japan-vs-Suzuki-amp-Funaki?goto=newpost Fri, 03 Dec 2010 16:03:01 GMT Tokyo Sports has been covering the "verbal" feud between Yuji Nagata and Minoru Suzuki.

Nagata will team with Wataru Inoue to face IWGP Tag Team champions Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson for the title on 2010/12/11 in Osaka, while Suzuki & Masakatsu Funaki are currently in All Japan's annual Real World Tag League. Nagata suggests that the Seigi-gun, Nagata & Inoue, should face Suzuki & Funaki if both teams successfully win the title and league respectively.

Jahno. ]]>
New Japan Pro-Wrestling Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5070-New-Japan-vs-Suzuki-amp-Funaki
Makabe injured http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5066-Makabe-injured?goto=newpost Fri, 05 Nov 2010 14:19:53 GMT Togi Makabe suffered a spinal injury during a G1 Tag League match on 2010/11/03 in which he teamed with Tomoaki Honma to face Masato Tanaka & Tomohiro Ishii at Korakuen Hall. He will be out of action indefinitely.

(starting around 11:30 mark)


Maybe they should all go back to "wrestling".

Jahno. ]]>
New Japan Pro-Wrestling Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5066-Makabe-injured
<![CDATA[Ibushi's crazy requests]]> http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5061-Ibushi-s-crazy-requests?goto=newpost Wed, 20 Oct 2010 15:31:27 GMT Kota Ibushi, who recently won the IWGP Junior Tag Team Title, teaming with Kenny Omega, requested NJPW office to book a title match in a river. It was turned down, of course.

Now he's asking for the match to be on a paddy field, inside a train, or at the NJPW office.

Jahno. ]]>
New Japan Pro-Wrestling Hisaharu Tanabe http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5061-Ibushi-s-crazy-requests
Tenzan returns http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5057-Tenzan-returns?goto=newpost Fri, 15 Oct 2010 04:42:35 GMT According to Tokyo Sports Newspaper, Hiroyoshi Tenza, who has been out of action since August last year, announced his return on a rookie card "NEVER" on 2010/11/18 at Shinkiba First Ring.

Jahno. ]]>
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Dragon Bombers? http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5054-Dragon-Bombers?goto=newpost Wed, 06 Oct 2010 01:46:51 GMT I never heard of a group called Dragon Bombers, led by Tatsumi Fujinami. When did they form, who were in it, and when did they disband? I never heard of a group called Dragon Bombers, led by Tatsumi Fujinami. When did they form, who were in it, and when did they disband? ]]> New Japan Pro-Wrestling DefLeppardVanHalen http://www.puroresu.com/forum/threads/5054-Dragon-Bombers