My Decade with Wrestling (2010 – 2019)

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So as we come to the end of the decade, it’s time to reflect on the events of the past 10 years. Wrestling has been real good this decade, the quality and availability of stuff has been higher than ever, though of course this has still been a fair amount of hot garbage to go along with it. But rather than do a match of the decade list, which in all honesty, I would have real trouble picking in the first place, I wanted to just highlight some events and things that have stuck with me or kept me interested as a fan, whether it be something specific or much more general. I did plan writing something big and detailed, but not really had the time to, so instead here’s just a few things that stuck me this decade.

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NOAH The Best 2019 ~ Battle Of Aesthetics (2/11/19) Review

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So I’ve honestly not watched much Japanese wrestling these past couple of months, which tends to happen a lot for me anyway towards the end of the year, but I knew that I at the very least, wanted to NOAH’s big show in the Sumo Hall. They got a varied mix of guests coming in and the crowning of the first ever GHC National Champion between Michael Elgin and Takashi Suguira. As well as N-1 Winner Kenou once again having another go at taking the GHC Heavyweight belt from Kiyomiya. Let’s go.

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NOAH Great Voyage in Yokohama 2019 (10/3/19) Review

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It’s the start of a new era for NOAH as the beloved green colour and old logo have now been discontinued and replaced with something much more neutral. I sand among a lot of others in not really being super fussed on the new logo, however I do think the new ring setup looks pretty nice at least. Gonna miss that green though.
So to kick off their new look we have a big show in Yokohama with all four main championships on the line including Naomichi Marufuji challenging Kaito Kiyomiya in the main event. Let’s see how it went.

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NOAH GHC Heavyweight Title Matches (2006 – 2009) Review

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Been a while since I looked at the GHC matches from 2001 – 2005 (link here), but here’s the continuation of that including Misawa’s final title run and new faces coming into the title picture who would be mainstays for years to come, as the landscape of NOAH starts to change.
Now like before there are a few matches I was unable to find so reviews will be added in the future if I comes across them, other than that lets go!

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My Top 10 Favourite Matches of 2018

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So we finally come to the end to another great year of wrestling so time to pick my favourite matches and whilst last year I had a very New Japan heavy list, this year I’ve tried to spread it out a bit more and include matches from all the main promotions I’ve been watching.
I actually found  it to be surprisingly easy to put this years list together as there were a number of matches that really stuck with me that I could think of right away. The interesting thing is how this list is more about the general impact and lasting effect these matches had on me than the actual rating I gave it, which is why you may see a  ****1/2 higher on the list than a  ***** one.

Also as usual this list is completely subjective and not necessarily definitive as opinions can change over time, but this is how I feel in this very moment.

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