New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by Joe » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:02 pm

ICEMAN KING PATSON wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:09 pm
Joe wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:41 pm
Iamspiderman wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:22 pm
Makes you wonder if this government shutdown goes on that long, could this affect the G1 Supercard at MSG?
That could be a huge blow, but I suspect it would for the same reasons.
I don't expect the government shut down to end unless Trump is impeached, so I'm thinking at least 6 more months.
Sadly I don’t think you’re wrong.

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by Roxxxas » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:05 pm

Joe wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:02 pm
ICEMAN KING PATSON wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:09 pm
Joe wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:41 pm


That could be a huge blow, but I suspect it would for the same reasons.
I don't expect the government shut down to end unless Trump is impeached, so I'm thinking at least 6 more months.
Sadly I don’t think you’re wrong.
If you want Republicans to win the next few elections then there’s the ticket lol

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by ICEMAN KING PATSON » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:19 am

Roxxxas wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:05 pm
Joe wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:02 pm
ICEMAN KING PATSON wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:09 pm


I don't expect the government shut down to end unless Trump is impeached, so I'm thinking at least 6 more months.
Sadly I don’t think you’re wrong.
If you want Republicans to win the next few elections then there’s the ticket lol
I think they need to put all of them in a giant pit with chains on their feet and slowly fill the pit with water then let them fight for the key. Winners are the ones who get out and gets to run the country.

Would make more sense than our current electoral system.

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by Keith6601 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:46 am

Yeah as long as it's just mainly republicans and democrats, shit isn't going to get done because "that's the best idea i've ever heard and will save the planet but you're not my party so i vote no!"

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by ICEMAN KING PATSON » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:55 pm

Keith6601 wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:46 am
Yeah as long as it's just mainly republicans and democrats, shit isn't going to get done because "that's the best idea i've ever heard and will save the planet but you're not my party so i vote no!"
We have to get rid of this stigma that if you vote third party you're wasting your vote.

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by Iamspiderman » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:34 pm

So with the government temporarily reopened, can NJPW get the visa a sorted in time and change the cards or is it too late?

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by ICEMAN KING PATSON » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:46 pm

Iamspiderman wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:34 pm
So with the government temporarily reopened, can NJPW get the visa a sorted in time and change the cards or is it too late?
My understanding is that's it's a process that takes more than a few weeks so if this is just a temporary reopening (Trump promised to make the government close again in 2 weeks if he doesn't get the money for his fucking wall) then it's not enough time.

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by Joe » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:26 pm

ICEMAN KING PATSON wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:46 pm
Iamspiderman wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:34 pm
So with the government temporarily reopened, can NJPW get the visa a sorted in time and change the cards or is it too late?
My understanding is that's it's a process that takes more than a few weeks so if this is just a temporary reopening (Trump promised to make the government close again in 2 weeks if he doesn't get the money for his fucking wall) then it's not enough time.
Yeah I don’t think it could be done quickly enough. Part of me wonders how long ago they applied for the visas to begin with.

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by Roxxxas » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:20 am

ICEMAN KING PATSON wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:55 pm
Keith6601 wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:46 am
Yeah as long as it's just mainly republicans and democrats, shit isn't going to get done because "that's the best idea i've ever heard and will save the planet but you're not my party so i vote no!"
We have to get rid of this stigma that if you vote third party you're wasting your vote.
Indeed

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by Keith6601 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:41 am

I love the "good guy" Tama Tonga thing. It was just him having fun at first but it's taken on a dimension with him not wanting to cheat now and the interactions it causes with the other members.

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by Joe » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:36 am

Soooooo...
Jay White is our new IWGP Heavyweight Champion.

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by Azmodeous » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:44 am

Joe wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:36 am
Soooooo...
Jay White is our new IWGP Heavyweight Champion.
I knew that was the direction they were heading but didn't think they would pull the trigger so quickly.

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by Joe » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:17 pm

Azmodeous wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:44 am
Joe wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:36 am
Soooooo...
Jay White is our new IWGP Heavyweight Champion.
I knew that was the direction they were heading but didn't think they would pull the trigger so quickly.
I’m really not a fan of it. I mean, he’s just not where I think someone should be to be put in that position.

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by Monday Night Rollins » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:50 pm

Joe wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:36 am
Soooooo...
Jay White is our new IWGP Heavyweight Champion.
Stoked for this. Guy is primed to be huge.

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by Joe » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:35 pm

Monday Night Rollins wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Joe wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:36 am
Soooooo...
Jay White is our new IWGP Heavyweight Champion.
Stoked for this. Guy is primed to be huge.
I just don’t see it.

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by Monday Night Rollins » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:30 pm

Look at his track record. He has high profile matches & wins in said matches.

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by Joe » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:52 pm

Monday Night Rollins wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:30 pm
Look at his track record. He has high profile matches & wins in said matches.
I don’t disagree that he’s been built for this from a booking perspective, but I just don’t see him being at that level in terms of quality.

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by Monday Night Rollins » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:56 pm

Joe wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:52 pm
Monday Night Rollins wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:30 pm
Look at his track record. He has high profile matches & wins in said matches.
I don’t disagree that he’s been built for this from a booking perspective, but I just don’t see him being at that level in terms of quality.
I disagree. Think he’s going to be big time. Bright future.

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by Joe » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:56 pm

Monday Night Rollins wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:56 pm
Joe wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:52 pm
Monday Night Rollins wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:30 pm
Look at his track record. He has high profile matches & wins in said matches.
I don’t disagree that he’s been built for this from a booking perspective, but I just don’t see him being at that level in terms of quality.
I disagree. Think he’s going to be big time. Bright future.
That I don’t disagree with but he’s not there yet and in theory you should already be big time to be IWGP champion.

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Re: New Japan Pro Wrestling Thread

Post by Keith6601 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:09 pm

As I told Joe when we were talking about this the other day, I think the problem is that it was supposed to be White/Omega. That's what the build has been to for over a year since White turned down and attacked him at New Year Dash. While Tanahashi was a fine replacement to keep the match quality up there, and a nice callback to White's return to njpw, it didn't have the story behind it.

As far as White being ready, I think he's fine in the ring but I agree it's too soon to be the main man. I'll gladly eat those words if he has a tremendous run with outstanding matches but unless it's Okada or Tanahashi, I don't see it and he's just owned those two since the road to wrestlekingdom shows and then beating both so rematches right away aren't interesting. Ibushi winning the NJCup for the first title defense at G1 Supercard seems to be how they're going so it should be a good match but I'm taking a wait and see approach.

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