J-Shoot Podcast Episode 18: Pretend Villain

  • 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?

 

  • This week, Bonski reveals his true identity, we come up with codenames for our favourite puroresu videos uploader, we review New Japan Cup 2015 and give our predictions for the finals on March 15th, we cover some recent Dragon Gate shows and talk about Uhaa Nation’s incredibly emotional graduation. And lots more, including the amazing Grocery Store Deathmatch recommended by Bonski.

 

  • Understanding my penchant for comedy matches, Bonski suggested I check out Suzuki Minoru vs. MechaMummy, and the rematch. I’m going to watch them this week and then we’ll discuss on the next show. If you haven’t seen them either, check ’em out!

 

  • No NJPW World recommendations this week. Usually if it’s a busy New Japan week with shows (NJ Cup), we just recommend checking them out. But I do suggest you check out the NJPW World SHORT x SHORT series which I’ve been covering here. They’re pretty fantastic.

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  • 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.

 

  • Don’t forget, Be the Wind! And Take the Dream!

Shinsuke Nakamura Comes Out Swinging against Yuji Nagata

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Photo courtesy of NJPW

Spoilers in case you haven’t seen New Japan’s New Beginning from Sendai, but Shinsuke Nakamura came out in full swing and defeated the anti-aging Yuji Nagata to retain the IWGP IC title. Nagata swung for the fences, but couldn’t put Nakamura away in what was an excellent match that had the misfortune of having to follow the incredible Ishii vs. Honma war for the never title.

Nakamura didn’t hang around for long after the match, cutting a short promo to close out the show. Nobody swung by after the match to challenge for the title, probably to keep options open for the winner of the upcoming New Japan Cup.

Speaking of Shinsuke Nakamura, check out the neat YeaOh stickers available as rewards on my Patreon page.

NJPW Road to The New Beginning, January 30, Tokorozawa City Gym: Results

1. Alex Shelley vs. Jay White
Jay White is all right! Alex Shelly defeated White with a move that most likely has a name which I will find out shortly.
UPDATE: It’s called the Air Raid Crash. There’s a super annoying yelling guy in the crowd whom I hope Alex Shelley Air Raids too!

2. Yohei Komatsu vs. Kyle O’Reilly
Komatsu had a cool moment where he started firing up after O’Reilly kicks and made a comeback. I love how hot the crowd gets for Komatsu. He’s a young lion! He shouldn’t be so great! O’Reilly’s strikes are fantastic. He pinned Komatsu with a bridging something. I’m not good at moves names tonight. Oh, it was a bridging fisherman driver. Pretty sick too!

3. Mascara Dorada & KUSHIDA vs. Young Bucks
Very excited about the pairing of Dorada and KUSHIDA. “Come on, Rey Mysterio! Get up!” by one of the Bucks is very funny, if not a little racist. KUSHIDA did a very Devitt Pele kick. Dorada is awesome. Very fast and crisp. Can’t wait to see more of him in the future. The Young Bucks pinned Dorada with a non-450 Meltzer Driver, or the Indy Taker. Fun stuff.

4. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima & Jushin Liger vs. Manabu Nakanishi & Tiger Mask & Captain New Japan
Nakanishi and Tenzan in the same match. I don’t know if I have the patience.
Funny moment where Tiger Mask and Nakanishi convinced the Captain to go for a diving head it. He missed. Tenzan submitted the Captain with the Anaconda Vice. Not awful. About as good as it could have been.

5. Yuji Nagata & Togi Makabe & Tetsuya Naito & Tomoaki Honma vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano & Yoshi-Hashi
Great Ishii/Makabe interaction, obviously. Nakamura and Nagata had a few good moments. Nakamura took a Nagata overhead belly to belly very awkwardly.
Nagata pinned YOSHI-HASHI with his bridging back drop. It was only a matter of time. Poor YOSHI.

6. Kazuchika Okada & Gedo vs. Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi
Decent match. The finish when Takahashi pinned Gedo with Miami Shine while Fale was keeping Okada busy on the outside.

7. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows & Tama Tonga & Kenny Omega
A funny moment when Taguchi tried his hip (arse) attack on Gallows who no sold it. Taguchi did his dance and pose while Gallows waited for him to turn around and walk into a throat thrust. Kenny Omega and Tanahashi had a short spot together that makes me really excited about a future Heavyweight division run for Omega. They did the exact same thing as they did in match 5 where everyone takes everyone out. It’s a fun spot, but twice on the same card is a little repetitive.
Tanahashi made a statement by hitting the Styles Clash on Tonga, followed by the High Fly Flow for the win.

J-Shoot Podcast Episode 12: Boy Meets NJPW World

–Listen to J-Shoot at these strong styling places: iTunesPodOmatic, and Stitcher. Maybe leave a nice review while you’re at it, eh?

–This week, J-Shoot welcomes back Bonksi! We dicuss the NJPW WK9 and NY Dash fallout, the upcoming Fantasticamania shows, the matches announced for New Beginnings, Suzukigun/NOAH invasion, New Japan on AXS TV commercial, Alex Koslov calling it quits.

–We also have a couple of new segments starting this week. Firstly, the tentatively titled Boy Meets NJPW World, where we recommend something for you listeners to check out on NJPW World. Also, to make sure we include other Japanese wrestling podcasts in J-Shoot, which we have not been doing lately due to WK9 season, every week we will recommend something to check out from another Japanese promotion like All Japan, Dragon Gate, DDT etc,.

–Support J-Shoot and Koala Mask with a Patreon pledge. $2 per month and I’ll follow you on twitter. $5 per month and I’ll follow you on twitter AND give you a shout-out on J-Shoot.

–Boy Meets NJPW World: Yuji Nagata vs. Hiroyoshi Takayama, May 2nd, 2002, Tokyo Dome

–Match Recommendations

Bonski: Joe Doering vs. Go Shiozaki, All Japan New Years War, January 3rd, 2015, Korakuen Hall

Zach: BxB Hulk vs. Shingo Takagi, Dragon Gate The Final Gate, December 28th, 2014, Fukuoka

–Bonksi’s Brainbustah!! NJPW Reviews Episode 1: Wrestle Kingdom 9

–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.

–Don’t forget, be the wind!

AND

–Take the dream!

New Japan Wrestle Kingdom 9 Quick Results

Quick Results

0. New Japan Rumble

Young Lions looked good doing some double teaming. Nagata pinned YOSHI-HASHI with the backdrop hold.

Winner: Yuji Nagata

1. IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Title Match: reDRagon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly) defend against The Young Bucks, Alex Shelley & Kushida, and Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov

Winner: reDRagon

2. Satoshi Kojima & Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Tomoaki Honma vs. Jeff Jarrett & Bad Luck Fale & Yujiro Takahashi with Karen Jarrett

Winner: Tomoaki Honma, Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan

3. Naomichi Marufuji & Shane Haste & Mikey Nicholls & Toru Yano vs. Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. & Shelton Benjamin & Takashi Iizuka

Winner: Naomichi Marufuji, TMDK and Toru Yano

4. Kazushi Sakuraba vs. Minoru Suzuki (UWF rules: Knockout, TKO or submission victory only)

Winner: Suzuki Minoru

5. NEVER Openweight Title Match: Tomohiro Ishii (c) vs. Togi Makabe

Winner: Togi Makabe

6. IWGP jr. Heavyweight Title Match: Ryusuke Taguchi (c) vs. Kenny Omega

Winner: Kenny Omega

7. IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Title Match: Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows (c) vs. Katsuyori Shibata & Hirooki Goto

Winner: Hirooki Goto and Katsuyori Shibata

8. A.J. Styles vs. Tetsuya Naito

Winner:

9. IWGP Intercontinental Title Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kota Ibushi

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura

10. IWGP Heavyweight Title Match: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kazuchika Okada

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi with the High Fly Flow