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Notes In Observance – NJPW English 3/7/17: 45th Anniversary Pt. II

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 3/7/17) 

45th Anniversary Pt. II

– The Eight-Man Tag between Hiroyoshi Tenzan/Satoshi Kojima/Jyushin Thunder Liger/Tomoyuki Oka and Manabu Nakanishi/Ryusuke Taguchi/David Finlay/Hirai Kawato was another mix of up-and-comers with the Young Lions, seemingly an opening tradition. We expected fast, stiff action in only the way trusty New Japan can deliver it. Kawato was apparently roughed up earlier in the day at the press conference by Minoru Suzuki. He threw a dropkick at Liger before the ring introductions could even happen. Damn, the kid’s not even 20 years old yet. The Young Lions unleashed chops at each other, because they always do? Interesting note that Kawato also had to put the ring together earlier, even after he was beaten up. Taguchi “hotly” tagged in with about nine hip attacks to spare. Nakanishi/Oka had another showdown, which followed up their match the previous night. Nakanishi made Oka tap out to the Torture Rack to get the win. We also liked how Commentator Kevin Kelly covered other aspects of Young Lion life, like receiving a limited offensive moveset and black trunks/boots. Post-match, Kawato continued to intimidate Liger. Guess that’s a new heel and feud on the rise. Yay.

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Notes In Observance – NJPW English 3/6/17: 45th Anniversary Show

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 3/6/17) 

45th Anniversary Show 

– The pre-event Manabu Nakanishi-Tomoyuki Oka match was typical of your “Young Lions Takes On The Veteran” matchups of the past. Oka had potential and looked to make his day at Nakanishi’s expense. They both wore black trunks, for whatever significance that would serve. With their short hair and similar builds, it almost made them look like clones. Some open-handed slaps and forearm strikes by Oka were answered by Nakanishi’s chops which sounded quite ow. Once Commentator Don Callis noted that they targeted the throat area, we couldn’t help but look and notice that they did. Then Callis said this: “They used to call me the nipple buster.” No words. Oka did a belly-to-belly suplex, which drew some gasps from those in attendance. Nakanishi made Oka tap out to the Torture Rack. Not surprised there. It also probably didn’t help that Callis wrote Oka out from the start, albeit it’s a realistic point of view.

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Wrestle Talk Podcast – Stay Woke Feat. Brandon Aarons And KLD

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*Courtesy Of The Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & Réne*

 

Check out the latest episode from our friends at The Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & Réne, which features Guests Brandon Aarons (Dynamo Pro Wrestling) and Kevin Lee Davidson “KLD” (GloryPro). 

As the first graduate of the Dynamo Pro Wrestling Dojo 10 years ago, Aarons has wrestled for many promotions throughout the United States. We will be discussing recent events in Dynamo Pro Wrestling, as well as the Dynamo Pro Wrestling event on Saturday, December 16th. At this event, Aarons teams with “Lights Out” Adrian Surge to take on “The Heartthrob” Jaden Roller and the Dynamo Pro Wrestling heavyweight champion “The Wind of Destruction” Makaze.

St. Louis, Missouri native, Davidson trained for his professional wrestling debut under the guidance of “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin. Since making his professional wrestling debut in 2014Davidson has competed for promotions all across the United States, including the Mid-Missouri Wrestling Alliance, Dynamo Pro Wrestling, World League Wrestling, Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling, the National Wrasslin’ League, Glory Pro Wrestling, 3XWrestling, Dreamwave Wrestling, IWA Mid-South, Anarchy Championship Wrestling, New York Wrestling Connection, & AAW – Pro Wrestling Redefined. Davidson has also competed internationally in Canada and in Europe. We will be discussing recent events as well as the Glory Pro Wrestling “One Year Anniversary” event, to be held on Sunday, February 18th at the Meridian Ballroom on the campus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

Topics discussed include “Woken” Matt Hardy, Rich Swann gets locked up and Mia Khalifa’s comments. 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wrestletalkpodcast/2017/12/14/stay-woke-feat-brandon-aarons-and-kld

PWO Exclusive – Dynamo Pro Wrestling – Luke Roberts Fall 2017 Update

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*A Pro Wrestling Opinion Exclusive*

 

Check out our latest interview with Dynamo Pro Wrestling’s Luke Roberts, who chats with Nick about the St. Louis, MO-based promotion’s big upcoming show in association with Fighting For Autism, “Fall Chaos” and what’s possibly in store for 2018. 

 

 

 

 

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Wrestle Talk Podcast – Outlaws And Heroes feat. Mike Outlaw And Sean Vincent Ep. 163

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Check out the latest episode from our friends at Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & René, which features Special Guests Mike Outlaw (National Wrasslin’ League) and Sean Vincent.

Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Outlaw began his career coming up in the Dynamo Pro Dojo. Since then, he has competed for various North American promotions and over the course of four years, has wrestled many internationally recognized wrestlers upon the likes of “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin, Silas Young and Takaaki Watanabe. 

Vincent, a veteran also known as “The Canadian Hero,” came from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He debuted in 2000 in Gateway Championship Wrestling, where he split his time between wrestling and officiating. This past May, he won Southern Illinois Championship Wrestling’s Bruiser Brody Memorial Battle Royale and currently serves as the promotion’s ambassador. 

 

 

 

 

Link Below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wrestletalkpodcast/2017/10/05/outlaws-and-heros-feat-mike-outlaw-and-sean-vincent-ep-163

Notes In Observance – NJPW English 2/11/17: Manifest Destino

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 2/11/17) 

Manifest Destino 

– The Taka Michinoku-Henare match started things off with a proverbial bang. Michinoku had a variated version of his old WWE entrance music. As commentary sifted through the card, we could tell it could be no less than great. This one was your typical “Young Lion Battles Established Veteran” story, but Henare had all to gain and none to lose. Early mat-based grappling dictated the action as Taka was also under the weather. It was definitely physical, but maybe that’s why it was a bit short. Taka maneuvered a transition to get the pinfall. An anticlimactic finish, but it was what it was with these two. We like the story of Henare showing some frustration after the bell. Gives him some depth.

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Notes In Observance – NJPW English 2/7/17: Gunning For Osaka

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 2/7/17) 

The Breakdown 

– As if you didn’t already know, 2017 was off to a blazing start in New Japan Pro-Wrestling, as IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada outlasted Kenny Omega in that “Six-Star Classic” at Wrestle Kingdom 11 and successfully defended against Minoru Suzuki at the New Beginning In Sapporo. With all the ingredients set and one more show until The New Beginning In Osaka on Feb. 11, we had to hunker down and get through some filler and entertainment mostly by way of fancy tag team matches. The opening video was flashy (and Japanese!) but was right to the point about recent events.

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Notes In Observance – NJPW English 2/5/17: The Paintaker

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts on television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 2/5/17)

The Paintaker

– It’s 2017 and New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s all the rage these days, so we figured why not put them in the same review family? Granted, we can only cover the English commentary shows, but by the looks of 2017, there’s quite a few shows already. Where we last left off, we saw the sudden onset of the Suzuki-gun faction, with a fierce return not seen since the days of Nexus. A moment of silence please for that ill-fated group. For an exclamation point, they laid out IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada, as the group’s leader, Minoru Suzuki, laid claim that every Title would soon be theirs. How nice. Now, no matter what they say in it, it’ll still be incredibly difficult to understand the video packages per se, but damn, their production skills are sleek AF and a little extra on the side. So flashy and easy to follow. Everything looks damn near epic. Plus, that voiceover guy? Forget about it. We’re hooked. Also liked the onscreen broadcast presentation graphics of all the matches for this show laid out, as it felt quite sports-like. To the first contest – Kushida/Hirai Kawato against El Desperado/Yoshinobu Kanemaru. Obviously, Kushida will stand out off the bat here, but this was a story all about Suzuki-gun’s return momentum and the Chaos representatives with a goal to shut that down immediately. Also oddly enough, Don Callis fits right in with Kevin Kelly on commentary, though he’s got a big chair in Steve Corino’s absence to fill. A lot of attention was paid to Kushida getting in Kanemaru’s face, conveying that it was purely about Championship gold. The heels began aggressively, with Kawato selling like a Champion, undergoing such punishment. They pulled out this cool spot where Kushida German suplexed one opponent while he held the other in a bridge. They certainly established Kawato’s fighting spirit well here. ED’s single-leg half crab was thwarted when he got to the ropes. Close near-falls towards the end on both sides. All you could ask for here. In the end, ED pinned Kawato with a move similar to a spinning blue thunder bomb. Good for an opener and to continue Suzuki-gun’s momentum. Post-match, they attacked the winners outside. Well, damn. 

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PWO Exclusive – Luke Roberts – Dynamo Pro Wrestling Summer 2017 Update

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*A Pro Wrestling Opinion Exclusive*

 

Check out our interview with Luke Roberts – Media Relations Director of Dynamo Pro Wrestling, based out of St. Louis, MI. – as he gives us an update on all the summer happenings in DPW as the promotion celebrates its 10 year anniversary! 

He discusses highlights of the past decade, what 2017 has established so far, breakout stars and what the future holds for DPW.

 

 

 

 

 

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Wrestle Talk Podcast – Unbreakable Feat. ROH Star Michael Elgin & Brent Myers Ep. 140

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Check out the latest episode from our friends at the Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & Rene, which features interviews with “Ballistic” Brent Myers and “Unbreakable” Michael Elgin.

Since his 1997 debut, Myers has competed in many United States wrestling promotions and also has spent time in mixed martial arts. He has trained people in self-defense tactics with Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall Of Famer Dan “The Beast” Severn. 

Elgin professionally debuted at age 16 and has competed in an array of well-known promotions including Ring Of Honor, Dynamo Pro Wrestling, Combat Zone Wrestling, IWA Mid-South and Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Over time, he has held Championships such as New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Championship, PWG’s World Tag Team Championship and ROH’s World Championship. He also launched his own promotion, Glory Pro Wrestling, this past Feb. 

 

 

 

 

Link Below:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wrestletalkpodcast/2017/04/27/unbreakable-feat-roh-star-michael-elgin-brent-myers-ep-140