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New Japan World Pro Wrestling on AXS (07.17.15)

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New Japan World Pro Wrestling on AXS
July 17, 2015

Tonight we look at three matches from the WON Best Major Show winner night seven of the G1 Climax 24 round-robin tournament including the WON Match of the Year AJ Styles vs. Minoru Suzuki.

Your hosts are Mauro Ranallo and Frank Shamrock. Read the rest of this entry

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New Japan World Pro Wrestling on AXS (07.10.15)

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New Japan World Pro Wrestling on AXS
July 10, 2015

Tonight we look at the final three matches to close out the fifth night of the G1 Climax 24 round-robin tournament.

Your hosts are Mauro Ranallo and Frank Shamrock. This is the first episode of the AXS series without Josh Barnett. Read the rest of this entry

New Japan World Pro Wrestling on AXS (07.03.15)

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New Japan World Pro Wrestling on AXS
July 3, 2015

SO MUCH JAPANESE WRESTLING TO WATCH THIS WEEKEND. Tonight though, we look at the final FOUR matches to close out the fourth night of the G1 Climax 24 round-robin tournament.

Your hosts are Mauro Ranallo and Josh Barnett. Read the rest of this entry

NJPW: Dominion in Osaka (07.05.15)

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NJPW: Dominion
July 5, 2015
Osaka, Japan
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The current IWGP champs are as follows:
IWGP Heavyweight Champion: AJ Styles (2/11/2015)
IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion: Kenny Omega (1/4/2015)
IWGP Tag Team Champions: Michael Bennett & Matt Taven (4/5/2015)
IWGP Jr. Tag Team Champions: The Young Bucks (2/11/2015)
IWGP Intercontinental Champion: Hirooki Goto (5/3/2015)
NEVER Openweight Champion: Togi Makabe (4/29/2015)

I’m skipping the ten-man dark match. It’s virtually the same every PPV with hardly any variation in the teams, so I’m not bothering with it.
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New Japan World Pro Wrestling on AXS (06.26.15)

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New Japan World Pro Wrestling on AXS
June 26, 2015

Tonight we look at the final three matches to close out the first night of the G1 Climax 24 round-robin tournament.

Your hosts are Mauro Ranallo and Josh Barnett. Read the rest of this entry

New Japan World Pro Wrestling on AXS (06.12.15)

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New Japan World Pro Wrestling on AXS
June 12, 2015

Your hosts are Mauro Ranallo and Josh Barnett.
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NJPW: Wrestling Dontaku 2015

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NJPW: Wrestling Dontaku
May 3, 2015
Fukuoka, Japan
Fukuoka Convention Center

The current IWGP champs are as follows:
IWGP Heavyweight Champion: AJ Styles (2/11/2015)
IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion: Kenny Omega (1/4/2015)
IWGP Tag Team Champions: Michael Bennett & Matt Taven (4/5/2015)
IWGP Jr. Tag Team Champions: The Young Bucks (2/11/2015)
IWGP Intercontinental Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura (9/21/2014)
NEVER Openweight Champion: Togi Makabe (4/29/2015)
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NJPW: Invasion Attack 2015

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NJPW: Invasion Attack
April 5, 2015
Tokyo, Japan
Ryogoku Sumo Hall

The current IWGP champs are as follows:
IWGP Heavyweight Champion: AJ Styles (2/11/2015)
IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion: Kenny Omega (1/4/2015)
IWGP Tag Team Champions: Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson (2/11/2015)
IWGP Jr. Tag Team Champions: The Young Bucks (2/11/2015)
IWGP Intercontinental Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura (9/21/2014)
NEVER Openweight Champion: Tomohiro Ishii (2/14/2015)

The Bullet Club has gone FULL 1997 nWo-style on the championships in New Japan. Tonight, all four of their championships are on the line. New Japan Cup winner Kota Ibushi meets IWGP Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles in the main event, Kenny Omega defends his IWGP Jr. Heavyweight crown against Mascara Dorada, Rocky Romero and Baretta take on the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Champs the Young Bucks, and Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson battle over the IWGP tag belts with the Kingdom from Ring of Honor. SO MANY POSSIBILITIES FOR CHANGE.

NOTE: If you’re looking for a hardcore puroresu fan perspective for this show, unfortunately you’ve come to the wrong place. I am at best a casual fan of New Japan, but the World Pro Wrestling show on AXS is peaking my interest in what they are capable of doing, so that’s why this recap is happening. That being said, I will do my best to not assume anything or hopefully make you roll your eyes at my ignorance as I hope that doesn’t show through all too much.
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New Japan World Pro Wrestling on AXS (03.27.15)

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New Japan World Pro Wrestling on AXS
March 27, 2015

Your hosts are Mauro Ranallo and former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett.
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New Japan World Pro Wrestling on AXS (03.20.15)

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New Japan World Pro Wrestling on AXS
March 20, 2015

Your hosts are Mauro Ranallo and former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett. Read the rest of this entry

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