Official NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 Thread
#31
I'm starting the show now. But I'm watching off and on throughout the day at work so it's gonna take forever and I probably won't be done until tonight. Not reading any of this thread until I finish but will post as I watch.

Pre-show Rumble
- Fuckin' Delirious lol
- I hope Yuji Nagata wins this. Dude deserves it after such an awesome performance in the G-1 this year....aand as I type that, he's eliminated
- Fuck that, give the victory to Liger!
- Masks off!
- TOKYO LATINA! Goddamn she is the hottest fucking woman alive, it's unreal. Now I hope Takahashi wins just so we get more of her.
- Fuckin' Cheeseburger.
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#32
My fucking Google Now spoiled the main event this morning with a pop-up card. Piece of shit Google. Still plan on watching today though.

Win the Day!

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#33
No spoilers: some are reporting this is the best attendance is 3 years, not 15. However, there wasn't much of a "walkup" line that I saw last year. This is this years: https://mobile.twitter.com/RadicalTotoro...45/video/1
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#34
Young Bucks vs. Roppongi 3K

- Interesting story with everyone hurting their backs. I got worked on the Matt back injury, though it was legit
- The back kick spot was funny
- Young Bucks win! I wasn't expecting that. Really fun opener.



NEVER Openweight 6-man tag gauntlet match
- Seeing Elgin team up with War Machine is interesting given, yanno, how they don't like him in real life
- War Machine is gonna be dope in NXT
- ZSJ choking out the War Machine dude, way to put someone over on your way out guys. Good show, chap.
- I want Yano/Ishii/Beretta to win. I know they won't. But I want them to.
- LOL @ Taguchi doing a shout out to Nakamura and getting pinned for it
- Oh shit they did win! Fuck yeah! Match was all about building Beretta.
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#35
So in between matches, they said that they're gonna have some sort of special surprise that they're going to announce tomorrow for the March 25th show in Long Beach. I'm guessing Jericho. Which leads me to believe he's going to win his match tonight.

Cody vs. Kota Ibushi
- Okay, this is Cody's last chance to show me he's more than just above average. It's impossible to have a bad match with Kota
- Fuck, Cody's wife is so fine. Not Tokyo Latina-fine, but yanno...still fine.
- Good spot with the Brandi fake-out bump.
- That CrossRhodes off the ring apron. Holy god. Kota Ibushi is fucking insane
- Best match of the night so far but, again, not sure Kota can be in a bad match. Cody was solid. I dug it.


K.E.S. vs. EVIL & SANADA
- Man, I was almost so pissed off at that near-quick finish.
- Pretty good match. Muta moonsault! SANADA is gonna be a star one day.
- Los Ingobernobles 1-for-1 so far!
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#36
Peezy is just phoning it in and copying my review from last night.

Christ I'm tired. Unless I nap, there is zero chance I will make it through New Year Dash.
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#37
Good show, not a great show. 11 was much better. Lots of weird booking decisions too.

christ I hate the young bucks.

4 way was phenomenal.

Kenny's Osiris cosplay was eye rolling but I enjoyed the match a lot. Glad Jericho didn't go over.

Okada is maybe my favorite wrestling in the world rn, but Naito should have won. Okadas post match promo was fantastic though. Managed to be reapectful, get some cheap pops and still be a cocky fuck.
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#38
Goto vs. Minority Suzuki
- Suzuki scares me all the way here in TN
- That 900 punch/slap combo, holy shit
- Oh snap, I really didn't think he was losing
- Like the story of Suzuki basically commiting seppuku with his hair because he feels like he dishonored himself by losing the match.


Takahashi vs. Ospreay vs. KUSHIDA vs. Marty Scurll
- Well then. Scurll's entrance was just about the coolest thing ever
- that Ospreay moonsault off the support beam tho
- Holy shit this match is awesome
- Ospreay finally beats Scurll and my god what a great match
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#39
Jay White/Tanahashi was decent but I wasn't overwhelmed wasn't taking live notes, was eating dinner

Omega/Jericho. Incredible. Chris Jericho at damn near 50 still having matches like this is unreal. I truly believe Jericho is one of the best of all time. Like, top 5. But he came to deliver with this match. He wrestled that shit like it might be his last match ever. Without a doubt Jericho's best match in years.

Okada/Naito may have a hard time topping that. Jesus.
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#40
i liked jericho/omega and the fatal 4 way. everything before was meh or i wasnt paying attenting. i fell asleep as the main started
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#41
also im such a njpw n00b i just found out last night naito is pronounced nite-o and not nate-o
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#42
(01-04-2018, 10:11 PM)Peezy Wrote: Okada/Naito may have a hard time topping that. Jesus.

Nope.

I just rewatched Suzuki/Goto. ***3/4. Good but not stellar.
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#43
Holy shit. Okada retains?! Gedo you madman!

My god what a match.

Okay, time to go back and read the rest of this thread.
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#44
I loved the last 2 matches. I think they're still telling a story with Okada/Naito. NJPW knows how hot Naito is. If they didn't have him win, here's a reason. There's gotta be a long term plan for him losing. At this point, NJPW has earned my trust with these long term stories. Naito will have his day.

I have a feeling this really is just a 1-time thing for Jericho. If he had more plans with NJPW, he probably would have gone over.
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#45
I won. So that means NJPW didn’t book this right.

Still don’t get the Naito loss. Slow ass build and anti-climactic winning G1 then losing at WK.

Maybe they do a one time Triple Threat, Naito/Omega/Okada. Naito wins pinning Omega.
(03-17-2016, 02:01 PM)Wiggz Wrote: Jimmy King had a broken back and was paralyzed but he hopped out of his wheelchair and whooped Kanyon in Memphis. Then Sting broke six bones in his neck with a bat and in two weeks he came back and ruled ass.

Jimmy King > Sting


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#46
It definitely felt like the time to pull the trigger on Naito. I saw someone on Reddit compare this to having Shawn Michaels win at WM14. They have the hottest star in the company and it seemed like his moment and they didn't go for it.

On the other hand, like I said....NJPW has earned my trust with long-term storytelling. I feel like there's a story being told here and I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they decided to have Okada go over for a good reason.
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#47
I'm not as confident as you are after New Years Dash.

They appear to be going Naito v Jericho for the future. And Okada v SANADA for the title.

I liked Jay White fucking up Omega as well even if White doesn't seem like he should be so high in the card. Bullet Club has run it's course and feels like nwo 1998 at this point.
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#48


Post-match press conference with Omega and Jericho. It's pretty great, especially pissy Jericho.
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#49
Looks like Jericho will be at Strong Style Evolved in Long Beach. That's the next njpw event where there isn't a Fozzy date.
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#50
Yeah I pretty much expected that.

Kota Ibushi has been added to the ROH Wrestlemania weekend show, along with Omega and Tanahashi.
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#51
So Jay White went from high profile WK match against the IC champion and one of the top stars in NJPW history....

....to barely beating a Young Lion a day later at New Year's Dash. That's a hell of a drop in 24 hours.
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#52
Not at all. He was offered a spot in Bullet Club and he turned it down and beat the shit out of Omega. He is clearly going to be feuding with Omega over the US title. That's high profile.
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#53
US title.
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#54
Typo.
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#55
That post fight interview with Jericho is golden
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#56
Yeah I hadn't gotten to that part yet when I posted.
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#57
*Googles Tokyo Latina*
Blech! Brandi is 22 bajillion times hotter than her.
She looks like one of those skanky half-asian broads from late '90s porn. #DoNotWant
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#58
JR
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#59
To be fair, with VERY rare exception, Asian = instant deal breaker to me, so she was kind of a lost cause from the get go for me. But over all, I don't like her body either.
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#60
She is part Latina. Maybe if we get Mike drunk enough, he will pitty fuck ol' Muffin Ass.
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