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Sucks im in London right now and missing out on the Showdown or else id totally be there.

Looks like Slex may have signed a contract with NJPW if his twitter is anything to go by the have a roster page up for him now.
 

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Jeez I reckon Ibushi got dropped on his head like half a dozen times.
Terrible match. Both of them need to be gotten a hold of. In fact a lot of them in NJPW do. Osprey is pulling it back but he did stupid **** for years and Dragon Lee will be needing neck fusion before 30 at this rate.
 
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Terrible match. Both of them need to be gotten a hold of. In fact a lot of them in NJPW do. Osprey is pulling it back but he did stupid **** for years and Dragon Lee will be needing neck fusion before 30 at this rate.
Yeah we don’t want these guys ending up like Shibata or Takahashi. Some real stupid spots that are not worth the risk.
 

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I would have thought the deaths of Mitshuharu Misawa and Plum Mariko plus the prevalence of painkiller abuse would have seen the end of the Japanese promotions loving dropping wrestlers dangerously on their heads.

I'm really looking forward to seeing NJPW live but I'd be lying if I didn't feel the style needs to be pulled back. A lot of these guys are terrific wrestlers and don't have to rely on the dangerous stuff to get over. I know I'm a bit of a broken record but I've been watching a lot of All-Japan from the 1980s. Terrific matches which you could buy into but none of the real dangerous staff they started to bring in during the 90s. I can't watch All-Japan from the 90s anymore.

Glad to see many here share the same view.
 

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I would have thought the deaths of Mitshuharu Misawa and Plum Mariko plus the prevalence of painkiller abuse would have seen the end of the Japanese promotions loving dropping wrestlers dangerously on their heads.

I'm really looking forward to seeing NJPW live but I'd be lying if I didn't feel the style needs to be pulled back. A lot of these guys are terrific wrestlers and don't have to rely on the dangerous stuff to get over. I know I'm a bit of a broken record but I've been watching a lot of All-Japan from the 1980s. Terrific matches which you could buy into but none of the real dangerous staff they started to bring in during the 90s. I can't watch All-Japan from the 90s anymore.

Glad to see many here share the same view.
If the rings in Australia are anything like the last New Japan tour here, They won't be taking many risks in the ring.
 

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I wonder to what extent the blocks were drawn around Moxley. Mox vs Okada, Ibushi, Tana and even ZSJ could all headline a show, and my concern was always about how many great matches/feuds they were giving away. Mox vs Naito is a big one, but Ishii or White? Not so much.

The A block is clearly much more stacked than the B block.
 

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I wonder to what extent the blocks were drawn around Moxley. Mox vs Okada, Ibushi, Tana and even ZSJ could all headline a show, and my concern was always about how many great matches/feuds they were giving away. Mox vs Naito is a big one, but Ishii or White? Not so much.

The A block is clearly much more stacked than the B block.
Should have had Moxley and Okada in the same block and against each other at Dallas. Would sell a whole lot more tickets. Can even have Mox pull out an upset win as obviously they usually don't want the champ winning the block.
 
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The G1 Blocks have been announced:
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Some of these match ups...Okada vs KENTA, ZSJ vs Ospreay, even EVIL vs SANADA I don't think I've seen before. And that's just A Block.
Moxley vs Naito, Ishii... His match with Yano will be fun I'm sure.
Oh man this is gonna be good!

Minoru Suzuki also cut a promo asking why he was not picked for the G1.
 
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