Wrestling Observer Exclusive: New Japan Best of the Super Juniors 2016 Preview

It’s that time of the year again! (No, not Christmas! Why would you think it’s Christmas?) It’s only May, which means it’s time for the annual New Japan junior heavyweight showcase: The Best of Super the Juniors tournament!

2016 is a big year for the New Japan junior heavyweights. Not only do we have the BoSJ tournament, but also the return of the Super J-Cup later in the year! The J-est of all cups! This year’s BoSJ kicks off on May 21 at Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall, and finishes up with the final between the A & B Block winners at the Sendai Sun Plaza Hall in Miyagi on June 7.

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Wrestling Observer Exclusive: Kingdom Come: The Wrestle Kingdom 10 Preview Series: The Cleaner vs. The Time Splitter

At Wrestle Kingdom 10, the two men who’ve dominated New Japan’s Junior division in 2015 will face off once again for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship. KUSHIDA and Kenny Omega have been the only two to hold the title in 2015. Well, technically Ryusuke Taguchi did hold the it for the first four days of the year until he was defeated by Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 9. But since then, it’s been all Omega and KUSHIDA (mostly Omega).

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Wrestling Observer Exclusive: Kingdom Come: The Wrestle Kingdom 10 Preview Series: IWGP Jr. Tag Titles

Welcome to our Wrestle Kingdom 10 Preview Series, otherwise known (by nobody) as the #WK10PS! As January 4th nears, I’ll be bringing you previews of all the matches set to take place at the Tokyo Dome. Up first is the obligatory four-way tag team match for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Titles. 


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J-Shoot Podcast Episode 37: NJPW Destruction(s)

  • Hey, puropals! Welcome to another episode of J-Shoot, the show all about Japanese professional wrestling. You can listen to us right here, or on iTunes or Soundcloud. Maybe leave a nice review while you’re at it, eh? Like, a real nice one. Like, real real nice.
  • On this ep, Zach and Bonski review NJPW Destructions in Okayama and Kobe. Now, Zach did mention on this episode that there would be a second show coming out the same week as this show covering a whole bunch of matches and shows from here and there, BUT due to some technical issues when recording, that second show is never going to see the light of day. I’m not going to name any names or throw anyone under the bus, but it was totally Bonski’s fault! BONSKI!!! You’re going to get so many Saki Akai related tweets because of this. Anywho, sorry about the sound quality of this ep. Everything shall be back to normal for for the next one.
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