New Japan

The Underdog Underboss

The G1 Climax has started, and if you’re not watching you’re missing out. This is one of the best times of the year to get into New Japan if you’re not already. Tetsuya Naito and Kota Ibushi killed it on Night 1, and it’s just going to get better. In anticipation, I wrote a bit about Bad Luck Fale, the Bullet Club’s Underboss, and what it would take for him to finally advance in the G1.

Bad Luck Fale

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Match of the Year Candidates: Tanahashi vs. Okada

Wrestle Kingdom 9 was one hell of a show back on January 4th. It’s the show that finally got me into the New Japan product, and introduced me to some of my favorite wrestlers. It also had two potential Match of the Years. You know it’s going to be a good year for wrestling when people are talking about Match of the Year four days into the year.

I talked about Nakamura vs. Ibushi last time from WK9. This time it’s the main event, Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada for the IWGP title.
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