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NJPW on AXS wraps up the 28th G1 Climax with what else? The Finals! Will Hiroshi Tanahashi or Kota Ibushi win that Wrestle Kingdom title match contract?

 

This coverage of the G1 Climax 28 will be as broadcast by AXS TV.

Gifs can be found on http://frentique.tumblr.com/

 

OFFICIAL RESULTS

  • G1 Climax 28 Finals: Hiroshi Tanahashi VS Kota Ibushi; Tanahashi wins and earns the Wrestle Kingdom 13 IWGP Heavyweight Championship match contract.

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NJPW and AXS set the scene for this tournament finale!

The Ace looked to be reaching to end of his illustrious career given injuries and defeats. But Hiroshi Tanahashi would not give up so easily. He has done the best he’s ever done in his 17 years of competing in the G1 Climax and took the A Block! The 7-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion seeks his third G1 Finals victory, but the B Block’s Golden Star stands in his way. Kota Ibushi battled hard against every opponent, especially his best friend in the Best Bout Machine, Kenny Omega. Ibushi won the block and reaches the finals, but must now surpass Japan’s Wrestling God! Will the Ace ace the tournament? Or will the Golden Star make himself into a mega star to then again be able to battle his best friend?

 

G1 Climax 28 Finals: Hiroshi Tanahashi VS Kota Ibushi!

There’s no time to waste, we get right to the action! Who will win and earn that coveted Wrestle Kingdom 13 contract for a match with THE IWGP Heavyweight Champion?

Ibushi has his best friend in Kenny Omega ringside as his corner man while Tanahashi has Shibata, who sadly had to retire early from his own serious injury. This match truly begins after the break.

NJPW on AXS returns with the bell and we begin! There is NO time limit for this amazing match, because there has to be a winner! Fans are already thunderous as Tanahashi and Ibushi circle. They approach and feel it out, but then back down to calm themselves. They circle again and tie up. Tanahashi gets a waistlock but Ibushi pries his way out to a wristlock. Ibushi wrenches but Tanahashi reverses to a wristlock of his own. Tanahashi brings Ibushi to the mat, but Ibushi counters with a leg takedown. Ibushi resists Tanahashi’s half nelson while going after the knee. Tanahashi powers his way to a rear mount and grinds his forearm into Ibushi’s head. Ibushi slips around to get lose, but Tanahashi gets the arm. Ibushi gets ropes, so Tanahashi lets go.

The fans rally up again as both men stand. Tanahashi and Ibushi circle, approach, and Ibushi lunges in. Tanahashi gets away and they circle again. Now Tanahashi lunges in and gets a waistlock. Tanahashi shifts to a hammerlock then a headlock but Ibushi gets free again. Fans enjoy the even exchange as the two men circle again. They continue to feel this out, and Ibushi tries a jab. Tanahashi is ready to put his dukes up but Ibushi goes for a kick. Tanahashi avoids it and gets the hammerlock again. He gets the headlock and brings Ibushi down to a knee. Ibushi gets up and tries to power out, but Tanahashi holds on. Tanahashi throws Ibushi with the headlock takeover but Ibushi counters with the head scissor. Tanahashi moves around and pops out to get the headlock. Ibushi gets the head scissor again, and squeezes.

Tanahashi works his way out of the hold again to float to a headlock. Ibushi reverses but Tanahashi reverses back. Ibushi endures the squeeze and fights out with elbows. He powers out but Tanahashi comes back with the big shoulder, only for Ibushi to kip right up! Ibushi roundhouses Tanahashi down, but has to catch his breath a moment. Tanahashi sits up but Ibushi is on him with forearms. Ibushi has Tanahashi in the corner, then whips corner to corner. Tanahashi comes out with the basement dropkick! He takes out Ibushi’s legs, and then focuses on them with stomps. Tanahashi drops elbows on each leg, then stomps more. He then drags Ibushi around and wants the Sharpshooter or some such. He does the same modified deathlock he used against Okada in the A Block finals!

Ibushi endures the Ace’s Scorpion Triangle and gets a ropebreak! Tanahashi lets Ibushi go, but he comes back to bring Ibushi up. Ibushi fires forearms, but Tanahashi kicks the bad leg. Tanahashi runs but into the flying enziguri! Both men are down, as Ibushi’s legs are slowing him down now. Ibushi still stands first, then whips Tanahashi corner to corner. Tanahashi reverses but Ibushi goes up and over to get the powerselam! Then the moonsault! Cover, TWO! Fans fire up while Ibushi gets those legs moving again. Ibushi stands but Tanahashi follows. Ibushi gets a waistlock but Tanahashi kicks his way out. Tanahashi runs but into the dropkick! Tanahashi bails out while fans rally again.

Ibushi takes aim, runs, and fakes Tanahashi out on the Golden Triangle. He sees Tanahashi going to dropkick, so he jumps for double stomps on the apron! Ibushi catches his breath and Tanahashi rolls into the ring while we go to break.

NJPW on AXS returns as Ibushi slides into the ring. He stalks Tanahashi, then brings him up. Tanahashi fights back with furious forearms, then he blocks a kick to elbow it. Ibushi kicks with the other leg, but Tanahashi blocks that to elbow that knee, too. Tanahashi runs but into a roundhouse! He still runs but takes another roundhouse. He tries again and blocks the kick into a dragon screw! Fans fire up while both men are down. The fans chant for Tanahashi while Omega coaches Ibushi up. Tanahashi stands and runs in for a corner dropkick, but Ibushi immediately double stomps Tanahashi’s back! Ibushi stands but Tanahashi dropkicks him back down! Ibushi bails out now but Tanahashi climbs up. Tanahashi reaches the top but Ibushi stops him there. Ibushi drags Tanahashi out, aiming for the other corner, but Tanahashi turns it into a crossbody drop!

Ibushi rolls to a corner, but Tanahashi takes aim. Tanahashi runs in for the basement dropkick! Shibata coaches Tanahashi up as he drags Ibushi up. Ibushi throws a forearm, but Tanahashi gives on back. Tanahashi eggs Ibushi on and now we have a forearm brawl. They go back and forth, Tanahashi then Ibushi then back to Tanahashi. Ibushi shakes the cobwebs out to throw another, but Tanahashi does the same. They accelerate and are fast and furious now! Tanahashi gets the edges with the body shot and kick to the leg. Tanahashi runs at Ibushi but into the boot! He comes back but Ibushi dumps him out. Tanahashi skins the cat, but Ibushi is ready as he grabs Tanahashi in a wheelbarrow. Package Tombstone! Cover, TWO!! Ibushi was so close right there!

Ibushi keeps his focus while fans build up energy. He drags Tanahashi up but Tanahashi counters with a leg takedown, to immediately dragon screw the bad leg! Then again! Ibushi clutches that leg, but now Tanahashi has him for the Cloverleaf! Tanahashi has the legs, then follows through to turn Ibushi over. Tanahashi sits down and Ibushi endures from legs to spine. Ibushi crawls as Omega coaches him up. Tanahashi drags him away from the ropes, then sits way down! Ibushi digs his fists into the mat and drags himself back, for the ropebreak! Tanahashi lets Ibushi go, but then comes back to stomp that bad leg. Ibushi gets to the apron but Tanahashi drags him up. Ibushi hits back but then Tanahashi grabs a leg to dragon screw it between ropes!

Fans fire up again as Tanahashi climbs up top. He aims for Ibushi, and leaps for the High Fly Flow Crossbody! Direct hit! The Ace fires up from having toppled the Golden Star. Tanahashi goes back into the ring to rest, leaving Ibushi at the mercy of the 20 count. Ibushi stirs at about 8, but doesn’t rise until 18 to finally get back in. Tanahashi runs at Ibushi, but into the huricanrana! Tanahashi ends up outside now, and fans build to another rally. Ibushi gets himself moving, and slingshot springboards for a GOLDEN Asai Moonsault! Both men are down from exhaustion, but the 20 count motivates them to move. Ibushi stands at 6 this time, to drag Tanahashi up and over. He puts Tanahashi in at 12, then takes aim from the apron. Ibushi wants Tanahashi to stand, then springboards for a missile dropkick!

Ibushi fires himself up and he puts Tanahashi on the top rope. He climbs up to join Tanahashi, and wants a superplex, but Tanahashi SLAPS him! Ibushi hops down to the apron but then hops right back up, SUPER STEINER! Cover, TWO!! He was again so close, but Ibushi still hasn’t won. Ibushi drags Tanahashi up, full nelson for the Dragon Suplex! With bridge! TWO, and Tanahashi still lives while we go to break.

NJPW on AXS returns, and Ibushi wants to finish Tanahashi. He grabs both hands but Tanahashi resists. They struggle for control, but Ibushi still pries the hansd apart. Ibushi thrusts the knee, but Tanahashi dodges and rolls him up! Cover, TWO, and Ibushi runs in with a knee! Ibushi hits Tanahashi in the shoulder but can’t cover from exhaustion. Omega is there to coach Ibushi up, but fans are dueling. Ibushi stands and drags Tanahashi up. He wants the powerbomb, but Tanahashi slips out to palm strike! He stays standing from that strike, and Tanahashi dares him to come back. Ibushi does with a clobbering haymaker! Ibushi throws more heavy hands, then kicks Tanahashi into the corner.

The Golden Star toys with the wrestling god, but Red Shoes works to pull him away. Ibushi keeps getting kicks in while he backs off, but Tanahashi comes back with a palm strike! Ibushi gives it back, then another, but Tanahashi grows stronger with each hit. Tanahashi eggs Ibushi on, and that alone is backing Ibushi up. Ibushi keeps hitting Tanahashi but then Tanahashi barrels into him! Ibushi hits Tanahashi again but is immediately met with a strike from Tanahashi. The two start throwing palm strikes without stopping or backing down. Sweat flies as fingers slap face! Tanahashi gets shots on Ibushi and Ibushi starts wavering. He hits Ibushi hard enough to turn him around, but Ibushi comes back with a discus clothesline! Both men fall but everyone fires up, even Omega and Shibata.

Ibushi and Tanahashi slowly stir. They grind forehead to forehead, then Ibushi throws a forearm. Tanahashi gives one back. Ibushi drags Tanahashi up by his hair to give another, but then Tanahashi returns it. Ibushi gives another forearm, but Tanahashi stands up and powers up, brother! Tanahashi hits Ibushi, but Ibushi shakes his head before giving back another. Tanahashi hits Ibushi, and Ibushi shakes his head. Ibushi hits Tanahashi, and Tanahashi stomps his feet. Tanahashi hits, Ibushi hits, and repeat. They pick up speed again, and Ibushi winds up for his. Tanahashi stands up tall before firing off European Uppercut after uppercut! Tanahashi gives not just one, not just two, but nine EuroUppers in a row, but Ibushi chops! They stagger, Ibushi whips but Tanahashi reverses to a slingblade! Cover, TWO!!

Tanahashi grabs Ibushi for a full nelson but Ibushi breaks free, only to end up in a straitjacket waistlock! Straitjacket German, with bridge, TWO!! Ibushi survives and fans fire up, but Tanahashi climbs to the top again. High Fly Flow meets knees! Both men are down, gasping for air. Fans are thunderous while Ibushi stands. Tanahashi sits up, to get a shining wizard from behind! Ibushi isn’t done with Tanahashi, either, as he hits the knee-sault! The same move he used on Omega in the B Block finals! Then Ibushi drags Tanahashi up, scoops him, and aims for a corner. Human Long Dart! Tanahashi clutches his wrist while Red Shoes checks on him. Tanahashi doesn’t want to quit, so Ibushi kicks him in the side. Ibushi kicks Tanahashi more, then drags him up from the apron. Ibushi gets the waistlock, the deadlift, and the SUPER GERMAN SUPLEX!

But that’s not all, Ibushi calls for his finish. The powerbomb lift, Golden Star sit-out! Cover, TWO!? Whether the Ace is a wrestling god or not, he’s surely not human to survive that! Fans are thunderous all over again as Ibushi drags Tanahashi up. He still has one more move to try, but Tanahashi knows it. Tanahashi dodges the Kamigoye, but then Ibushi dodges Tanahashi’s clothesline. Ibushi uses the Straitjacket German Suplex on Tanahashi now, with bridge, TWO!! But Ibushi still has wrist control. He turns Tanahashi around and sits him up, but Tanahashi body blocks Ibushi into the swinging neckbreaker! And now Tanahashi holds on to bring Ibushi up again, for a second! But he wants the trifecta, only for Ibushi to suplex. Tanahashi slips out, but Ibushi breaks free of the full nelson again, and we return to palm strikes!

Ibushi swings a kick, misses, full nelson and Dragon Suplex, with bridge! TWO!! But Tanahashi won’t let up, he climbs up! Tanahashi leaps, High Fly Flow to the back! Then Tanahashi turns Ibushi over and climbs up again, High Fly Flow Crossbody! Ibushi is down in the drop zone a third time, so Tanahashi climbs a third time. HIGH FLY FLOW!! Cover, Tanahashi wins!!

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi, by pinfall; Tanahashi is the G1 Climax 28 Champion, and earns the WK13 IWGP Heavyweight Championship contract

Three forms of the High Fly Flow in a row, and it gives the Ace his third G1 Climax title. The Once in a Century Talent recovers while we take a break.

NJPW on AXS returns as Shibata helps Tanahashi stand. Shibata even lifts Tanahashi onto his shoulders for a triumphant lap around the ring. He then carefully sets Tanahashi back down and raises his hand in victory. Omega helps Ibushi up to his feet. Fans chant for Ibushi to show their appreciation of all his amazing effort. Ibushi stands with Tanahashi a moment, and the two clearly still respect each other. Ibushi takes his leave with Omega, and now the final presentation can begin. Tanahashi is presented with the big golden trophy of the G1 Climax, has his photo op, and is then presented the NJPW banner from Masahiro Chono. Tanahashi proudly stands with Chono, the flag resting on his shoulder.

The banner is placed back in its stand, the fans cheer for Tanahashi, and Tanahashi takes a moment to soak it all in. Then Tanahashi takes the mic to speak. “I won the G1 Tournament!” Tanahashi also admits he survived the G1. But what does that mean? It means he survived in NJPW. From here, to the Tokyo Dome and beyond, Tanahashi promises to lead NJPW forward! With that, he thanks the fans, then says to Budokan, “Let’s rock!” Air guitar session! That’s how The Ace celebrates the G1! He thanks the fans again, and promises “The Ace is back for good. Stay tuned!” And finally, “I love you~!” The streamers fly, and the Once in a Century Talent is ready for Wrestle Kingdom. Will he make it all the way to the New Year to then become the new champion?

 

Backstage interviews.

Kota Ibushi can barely stand, but he manages to say that “I worked really hard to get here.” He worked harder this last month of the G1 than he has his entire 36 years of living. But even still, he didn’t win. Ibushi just wasn’t good enough yet.

As for Tanahashi, he says that “Ibushi’s power, emotion, technique” and everything is superior, he admits it. But the difference was the heart. That is Tanahashi’s best attribute, and that is something surely Ibushi understands. Tanahashi will surely show that same superhuman heart in every match he has between now and Wrestle Kingdom, but will his body make it there? Will Kenny Omega even be IWGP Heavyweight Champion by the time Wrestle Kingdom comes?

 


 

My Thoughts:

What a great episode! And since it was just one match, what a great match! There was great story with Ibushi looking up to Tanahashi, as well as the general wear and tear of the G1 Climax being such a difficult tournament just on its grueling schedule. Both men had body parts to sell damage on, but they did a great job of having Tanahashi go after Ibushi’s legs. Ibushi’s legs are such an important part of his offense, from the kicks to his moonsaults and powerbombs and Kamigoye knee strike. Tanahashi anticipating that knee strike was also a great story element, as even one Kamigoye could’ve likely won it for Ibushi.

However, Ibushi is a freelancer and is therefore not 100% under NJPW, so it makes sense as a business for NJPW to not give Ibushi the guaranteed IWGP Heavyweight title match. Tanahashi has been NJPW’s pillar for a long time, so naturally he wins out. Of course, the contract is like a title in itself, so there will be challenges for it like any other belt. Tanahashi has a long way to go before challenging the champion in January, but perhaps if anyone can make it there, it’s Tanahashi.

My Score: 8.8/10

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Joe’s AAA Review & Results (12/9/2018)

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Joe Dinan checks in with your AAA review and results for the week ending 12/9/2018!




AAA on Twitch 12/8

La Parkita, Nino Hamburguesa, and Dinastia vs La Parkita Negra, Arkangel Divino, and Ultimo Maldito

The match starts with chaos. Everybody is doing moves to each other. Mini Parka and Parka Negra get in there and trade moves. Maldito and Hamburger Boy are in next and Hamburger boy hits a shoulder block. Negra hits a reverseranna on Parkita. They team up on Hamburger Boy. Boy counters with a headlock, head scissors take over on Negra and Maldito. Dinastia and Divino are in and Dinastia hits a power slam on him. Negra beats on Dinastia and Parkita works on him. Maldito then works over Parkita. Maldito hits a tiger pile driver on him. Dinastia hits a asai moonsault, then celebrates even though he hit his teammate. Divino does a moonsault off the top. They get everyone seated in the corner and Hamburger Boy does a running senton. Then he goes to the top and splashes them for the win. Hamburger Boy pins Parkita Negra with a top rope splash.

Winners: La Parkita, Nino Hamburguesa, and Dinastia

Starfire and Lady Maravilla vs Mamba and Lady Shani

Shani and Starefire start the match out with some grappling. Maravilla comes in quick to double Shani. Afterwards they double Mamba. Starfire hits a drop kick off the top. Mamba hits a big move on Maravilla and now they’re getting the heat back doubling Starfire. We get back to normalcy in the ring. Shani hits a drop kick on Starfire. She gets to the top and hits a hurricanrana on Shani. Maravilla drop kicks Mamba to the outside and hits a cross body to the outside. Starfire hits a michinoku driver on Shani for a two count. Shani hits the Okada neck breaker and the ref counts slow. Shani argues with the ref and Starfire comes from behind and hits a german suplex for a fast count. Starfire pins Lady Shani with a german suplex and fast count.

Starfire wants a title fight after the match. Not immediately, in the future. They brawl after the match and promo.

Winners: Lady Maravilla and Starfire

Laredo Kid, Hijo Del Vikingo, and Myzteziz Jr vs Taurus, Australian Suicide, and Jack Evans

Match starts with Jack Evans and Laredo Kid. Evans gets crotched on the post and Kid drop kicks him. Vikingo and Myzteziz dive to the outside on the others. They triple drop kick Evans in the corner. Kid code breakers Suicide then holds him. Vikingo jumps off Myzteziz and stomps the back of Suicide. Taurus gets Myzteziz on his shoulders then catches Kid for a double fall away slam. Suicide does a press slam into a code breaker on Vikingo. He holds him and Evans hits a 450, then Taurus hits a splash. Taurus holds up Myzteziz, Evans on the top bounces off him and helps Suicide complete his pile driver on Vikingo. Vikingo makes all of them miss corner attacks. He does a moonsault off of Myzteziz and Kid’s hands on the top, then they hit their own moonsault dives after that. Incredible spot, Luchablog has the gif of it on twitter, find it.

Myzteziz hits a Canadian destroyer on Evans but Suicide breaks up the pin. Suicide then does a springboard destroyer to him, but Vikingo breaks up the pin. He does knees to the corner but Taurus breaks up the pin. Taurus shoulder blocks Vikingo and sends him flying. Laredo Kid and Vikingo go for springboard attacks but get pulled out of the ring. Evans then hits an asai moonsault on everyone. They fight on the stage and throw Taurus and Evans off and do dives. Vikingo then does a Spanish Fly on Suicide off the stage on to the rest of them. Evans and Kid are back in the ring. Evans slams him and goes to the top but gets kicked. Laredo Kid hits the Laredo Fly for the win. Laredo Kid pins Jack Evans with the Laredo Fly. 

Winners: Laredo Kid, Hijo Del Vikingo, and Myzteziz Jr




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(NOAH) WEEKLY NEWSLETTER VOL.13 ~ 7TH DECEMBER 2018

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With a vacant Heavyweight Tag Title to figure out, and some finishing touches leading up to Great Voyage in Yokohama Vol.2, let’s see what Hisame brings us this week!






NEWS

EASTERN HEROES
Most of the roster (except for Naomichi Marufuji, who, much to his disappointment, couldn’t go due to injury, and says he has never been) went to China to participate in “Eastern Hero Wrestling”.

Despite the fact that they had broken up a few days beforehand at “Global League 2018”, Katsuhiko Nakajima and Masa Kitamiya teamed up. Nakajima’s only comment was that this was how the card had been arranged, and he walked off at the end of the match leaving Kitamiya behind.

It was a sold out over capacity crowd in Tianjin, and the crowd said in Japanese “please come back”.

Hi69, in particular, said he learned a lot of things from the trip. There were also some new athletes o the card which hadn’t been introduced to NOAH yet, Tiger God and Dragon God.

Article with results can be read here

IPW
Daisuke Harada has been announced for IPW’S Junior Heavyweight Championship Tournament on Tuesday 16th January 2019 at Milton Keynes.

For those unfamiliar with him, a small guide can be found here.

Tickets can be purchased here

Further names hopefully to be announced (I know YO-HEY & HAYATA are being hoped for)

CURRENT TOUR RECAP
Noah kicked off “Winter Navigation 2018” at Korakuen Hall, not a great attendance for the first night, but it needs to be factored in that it was a 6.30pm start on a Friday night, round about the time when people get out of work, plus there was a big event going on at the nearby Tokyo Dome.

There were two match signings, with Takashi Sugiura saying that he was not going to lose the belt or the era to “this young man” (Kaito Kiyomiya) and Kotaro Suzuki actually turned up for his with Daisuke Harada.

Kimiya Okada made his long overdue debut, and was beaten by fellow rookie, Yoshiki Inamura. Hajime Ohara (who had helped train Okada for the debut) looked on. Although Inamura picked up his first win, it should be noted that this is only a small one, and against a very green rookie. They will have a rematch on the 9th (check)

Both Atsushi Kotoge and Hitoshi Yamato were on top comedy form.

Hitoshi Kumano and Seiya Morohashi squared up as their grudge deepened.

The Hooligans announced the 5’10 and 243 lb Yuji Hino as their new member, and he picked up the 5’10 Akitoshi Saito and slammed him as if he weighed nothing.

YO-HEY defeated Shoki Kitamura with the Super Face G, and then said to SUGI that he wanted to continue this, but SUGI said that Yokohama was impossible as there was an ZERO-ONE show on the 16th. So, it looks like the New Year will be the resumption of it.

Go Shiozaki and Katsuhiko Nakajima defeated Kenoh and Masa Kitamiya for the vacant GHC Heavyweight tag team titles, and were later challenged by Yuji Hino and Maybach Taniguchi.

Then Hino cut the promo of the evening:

“Shiozaki, you are a good looking guy, but your chops mean nothing. Nakajima-kun! Growing up! You are becoming an adult. You look like you’ve graduated from being a virgin”.

This is the kind of trash talking which is sadly missing from NOAH.

Kaito Kiyomiya and Daisuke Harada teamed up to take on Takashi Sugiura and Kotaro Suzuki. The ref stopped the match when Sugiura got Kiyomiya in a Olympic slam into a chokehold, afterwards Sugiura stood over the fallen Kiyomiya and told him that “on the 16th, I will show you the difference between NOAH’s future and the man who has supported NOAH for eighteen years”.

Detailed event recap can be read here

GHC BELT NEWS

  • GHC Heavyweight Champion: Takashi Sugiura
  • GHC Junior Champion: Kotaro Suzuki
  • GHC Heavyweight Tag Champions: Go Shiozaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima
  • GHC Junior Tag Champions: Minoru Tanaka & Hi69

All titles will be challenged for on the 16th December at “Great Voyage in Yokohama Vol.2”

Kaito Kiyomiya will challenge for the GHC Heavyweight

Daisuke Harada will challenge for the GHC Junior

Yuji Hino & Maybach Taniguchi will challenge for the GHC Heavyweight Tag

The Backbreakers (Hajime Ohara & Hitoshi Kumano) will challenge for the GHC Junior Tag

TOUR TIDBITS
~ Maybach Taniguchi came out with his “Sasumata” pole (literally “speared fork”) that he had used when he was part of “The Super Violent Army“.
~ Takashi Sugiura said he learned the bidets in Japan, Taiwan and China were all of equal quality.
~ Masao Inoue is holding another bowling tournament
~ Senior referee, Shu Nishinaga, said that someone had “dumped” a load of Masao Inoue’s CDs in the waiting room.
~ Go Shiozaki gave a talk for “Wrestle Talk Mania”, one of the subjects he covered was mental training in wrestling; something which Shiozaki has extensive experience in, especially in dealing with what happened to Mitsuharu Misawa right in front of his eyes, and of course getting Kaito Kiyomiya over his own nerves.
~ Naomichi Marufuji is not cleared to return to the ring yet, although he can now walk more easily, except he has a slight limp.

KING SHAMELESS CORNER
None. He’s been good this week (aside from being a bidet inspector)

BROADCASTS
The final night of Global League, 25th November, will be broadcast at 6pm on Saturday 8th December
The event on the 7th December, will be broadcast on the 15th December
The event on the 16th December, will be broadcast on the 22nd December

LINKS
Today’s child of puroresu: Kaito Kiyomiya’s Story
150 people at debut?! Praise from Kobashi! Winning Global League! Kaito Kiyomiya special feature!
MINI INTERVIEW WITH KATSUHIKO NAKAJIMA: 7th December tag championship decision at Korakuen Hall, “I want you to hear the sound of Noah changing”
The scene of pro-wrestling Vol.23 ~ The wish for the soul that inherits the light of the emerald green.
Nakajima and Shiozaki to combine to take the championship
“Everybody’s Energy” ~ interview with Kaito Kiyomiya (Weekly Pro, December 2018)
“I want to advance the era” ~ mini interview with 2018 Global League winner, Kaito Kiyomiya
Takashi Sugiura’s determination for defense, “I will not hand over the belt or the era”.

BOOK TRANSLATION
“Heir To The Ark” ~ Naomichi Marufuji’s biography (Chapters 1 & 2 completed, chapter 3 ongoing)






How do you feel about Yuji Hino’s Hooligans debut? Let us know on social media @theCHAIRSHOTcom and always remember to use the hashtag #UseYourHead!

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