W-1 WRESTLE WARS (21/3/19) Review

W-1 wrestle wars

It’s Wrestlemania weekend and I’ve got a lot to catch up on, but I wanted to get this W-1 show out the way first, featuring Jiro ‘Ikemen’ Kuroshio challenging T-Hawk for the Wresle-1 Title, let’s go!

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My Top 10 Favourite Matches of 2018


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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AJPW 2ND WRESTLE-1 Show (19/1/03) Review


Someone recently uploaded this oddball show and as soon as I saw the card, I thought I would check it out and review it even though I’m not really expecting much good from it, but still find these bizarre shows quite fascinating.
From one I can gather this is the second of two shows run by AJPW in partnership with K-1 and PRIDE. The first show was in Yokohama and was main evented  by Bob Sapp/Great Muta, whilst this one is in the Tokyo Dome and main evented by Bob Sapp/Ernesto Hoost, so there was obviously a lot of money thrown at it considering the venues.
It has a bit of an early HUSTLE vibe to it and certainly looks like a card they would have produced in the beginning almost like a prototype event for it. So lets see how it went.

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