J-Shoot Podcast Episode 20: Two Maybachs Too Many

  • Hey, puropals! Listen to J-Shoot at these strong styling places: iTunesPodOmatic, and Stitcher. Maybe leave a nice review while you’re at it, eh?
  • Little bit late with the show notes this week. For that, I say my bad. Very fun show as always talking all about that thing we love – Japanese professional wrestling. Bonski and Zach, who is back from Mexico to pick up a few things before he heads back to his new orphanage/wrestling factory, discuss NOAH’s sorry excuse for a wrestling show on March 15th and the Suzuki-Gun Invasion. They also talk about W-1/Zero1, New Japan, the upcoming NOAH Global Tag League, some great old school SWS matches, listener questions, and lots more!
  • Check out Koala Mask’s brother’s #MickeyPuro Series of wrestlers with Mickey Mouse ears on Twitter.Embedded image permalink
  • Zach’s got some pretty neat new rewards up on Patreon, including Shinsuke Nakamura iPhone cases, and Nakamura/Okada stickers. Check ‘em out!
  • As always, you can follow me on twitter here, and Bonski here, and PWN Radio here.
  • You can also shoot us questions and comments at jshootpodcast@gmail.com, or use the hashtag #jshootqs on Twitter.
  • As always, Be the Wind! And Take the Dream!

NJPW SHORTxSHORT #016: Chain Story

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Welcome, Puropals, to another NJPW World SHORT x SHORT recap. Each week on NJPW World, a short video, usually one or two minutes, is released which shows us a glimpse of what New Japan’s stars (more recently Young Lions) are up to outside the ring. The most recent video can be found here (NJPW World Subscribers Only).

On the last episode, Sho Tanaka learned that Yohei Komatsu is a terrible interior decorator, and he had an adorable moment with a wooden tiger. On this episode, Yohei Komatsu gets a surprise while doing the laundry.

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As per the norm, this episode starts out with a Young Lion doing some kind of menial task. This time, it’s Yohei Komatsu doing the laundry. So, we see him literally just doing the laundry. He puts the clothes in the machine, he adds detergent, he waits while the wash cycle completes, then he takes out the clothes. GRIPPING!

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But then, also as per the norm, things get good. They get real good. At the bottom of the washing machine, Komatsu finds a large chain.

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One very similar, or possibly the same as the one a certain Sweets Makabe wears. Doing what anyone would do in that situation, he calls the New Japan head office. He makes sure to mention that it’s Yohei Komatsu on the phone, not Tanaka – the ugly Young Lion. He then mentions he’s found Makabe’s chain in the machine, and wants to know if it can go in the dryer or not.

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TWIST! He didn’t really call the New Japan office. He was just talking to himself.

The SHORT Story

Yohei Komatsu is a pretty funny guy. BUT, Sho Tanaka isn’t an ugly Young Lion! YOU TAKE THAT BACK, KOMATSU!!!

It Takes A Nation Of WWE To Hold Uhaa Back

Uhaa Nation is WWE bound, at least he was the last I heard. Once he’s finished up his scheduled indie dates, he’ll be on his way to the wonderful(?) world of WWE. That prospect has me equal parts super happy and excited, and terribly worried for the twenty-seven year old Uhaa Nation.

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NJPW SHORT x SHORT #015: A Young Lion and a Wooden Tiger

Welcome, Puropals, to another NJPW World SHORT x SHORT recap. Each week on NJPW World, a short video, usually one or two minutes, is released which shows us a glimpse of what New Japan’s stars (more recently Young Lions) are up to outside the ring. The most recent video can be found here (NJPW World Subscribers Only).

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On the last episode, Yohei Komatsu kicked the Kendama game’s butt, and showed off his interior decorating skills by expertly positioning a tiger (lion?) statue in a room (dojo?).  On this episode, Sho Tanaka notices the tiger statue. Prepare your nails, ’cause they about to get bitten. From suspense!!!

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So, like I said in the intro, Tanaka notices the tiger. He looks at it with maximum curiosity, and acknowledges that it’s a very high qulality tiger. The tiger is looking towards the window, so he deduces that it probably wants to see what’s outside.

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Then, he moves it so it’s laying flat on the bench. You know, how a normal person would place it. I’m talking to you, Komatsu. Actually, Tanaka mentions that there’s only one person around here who would think this is a good place for a wooden tiger statue. Now is the moment where the episode goes from the usual minute or so of humdrum to off the charts cuteness. First, Tanaka starts scratching the tiger’s chin.

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Then, he puts the tiger on his lap and pets it like it’s his own pet puppy. And that’s the story of how Sho Tanaka became the most adorable Young Lion in the history of the universe.

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The SHORT Story

My big takeaway from the episode is that Sho Tanaka is blowing the roof of the adorability scale. Also, Yohei Komatsu is not a good interior decorator.

Before we go, here’s some great fanart of this week’s episode by @D_TaPlaEmbedded image permalink

NJPW SHORT x SHORT #014 Kendama

Welcome, Puropals, to another NJPW World SHORT x SHORT recap. Each week on NJPW World, a short video, usually one or two minutes, is released which shows us a glimpse of what New Japan’s stars (more recently Young Lions) are up to outside the ring.

In the last SHORT x SHORT, Sho Tanaka snooped around Yohei Komatsu’s room and foind absolutely nothing interesting! This week, Yohei Komatsu saves his pennies (Yen) and challenges himself to the ultimate game of Kendama.

So, this is a pretty weird one. For whole video, Yohei Komatsu does his usual menial task around what I assume is his home. Today, every time he accomplishes a task, he adds dome money to his money-box (which still sounds very empty).

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Then, Young Lion Yohei Komatsu becomes Young Interior Decorator Yohei Komatsu, when he carefully places a wooden tiger on a bench. Once he found the perfect spot for the tiger, he decides the room now looks perfect, and he rewards himself by adding another coin to his savings.

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The video comes to an end with the ultimate Kendama challenge. A Kendama is a wooden Japanese toy. It has a red ball with a whole in it attached to a string, and the challenge is the swing the ball so that it gets impaled on the wooden spike. It’s usually pretty hard, and almost impossible to do the first time. Komatsu takes the challenge even further by doing it in a squat position, and balancing ornaments on his leg. It was meant to be a test of endurance, but Komatsu, because he’s awesome, nails it in one go.

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The end.

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You can watch this the video on NJPW World here (Subscribers Only).