Burning Spirits Supercoven
Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:34 AM
This week on Burning Spirits we decide to take a trip back in time with special guest Andy Labarre (@trillyrobinson) to review FMWs 7th Anniversary show, and oh what a trip it is!
Horror movie villain stables, multiple Jason Voorhees masks, ominous storm clouds, the Rock n Roll Express, and thats just the undercard! This is a wild show to say the least, and it features endless amounts of weirdness and epic spectacles, and amongst all the barbed wire and explosions is one of the greatest matches of all time (but youll have to listen to find out which one)! This show is a blast (literally) so please do yourself a favor and check it out!
ALL OF THEM!
Posted 28 May 2017 - 05:35 PM
Its a veritable smorgasbord of puro action this week on Burning Spirits, as the crew hits on a few under-the-radar fist-pumpers throughout the county of Japan. Were talking Kota Ibushi vs TAKA Michinoku, along with some discussion on TAKAs underrated career, NOAH the REBORN X BJW young boys matches, BJW six man titles, and a straight up RAGING Yuko Miyamoto vs Dick Togo match. We finish up by reviewing the title matches from the 5/21 DDT show including a huge KO-D Tag Team title match.
-Kota Ibushi vs TAKA Michinoku K-Dojo 4/23
-Yuko Miyamoto vs Dick Togo GUTS World 5/5
-Konosuke Takeshita/Akito vs Shigehiro Irie/Kazusada Higuchi DDT 5/21
Posted 09 June 2017 - 03:00 PM
Our longest episode yet! We start off this massive beast discussing the much-talked about and controversial Kento Miyahara vs. Shuji Ishikawa Triple Crown Championship match.
We share our thoughts on the booking, future directions and title challenges, various booking philosophies, and of course we review the match itself. We then move on to DDT, where we cover every single match so far in this years King of DDT tournament, and give our predictions on the winner.
And finally, the match everyone has been waiting for, truly the greatest match in the history of our sport: Sanshiro Takagi vs Minoru Suzuki at the (empty) Tokyo Dome. We spend upwards of 50 minutes discussing this sprawling epic, including all the twists, turns, and cameos that comprise this incredible match. What is Jun Kasais 2nd job? What two NJPW main eventers lurk in the bowels of the Tokyo Dome? Which Philadelphia stereotype does Genichiro Tenryu resemble? The answers to these questions and more will be revealed, this week on BURNING SPIRITS!
-Kento Miyahara vs Shuji Ishikawa AJPW 5/21
-Sanshiro Takagi vs Minoru Suzuki DDT 6/1
-Akito vs Dick Togo DDT 6/2
-Keisuke Ishii vs Danshoku Dino DDT 6/2
-Keisuke Ishii vs Shigehiro Irie DDT 6/4
Posted 10 June 2017 - 06:32 AM
Posted 10 June 2017 - 12:18 PM
Your talk of Mad Paulie reminded me of my fantasy booking that at some point soon when both groups have kind of became stale that Damnation & LIJ would just switch promotions and have LIJ in DDT and Damnation in NJPW, the point being I think if you were to pick out parallels Mad Paulie isn't the EVIL of Damnation but he is actually BUSHI so it makes sense that his strikes look so weak.
Posted 10 June 2017 - 11:52 PM
Awesome show this week between the good and the absurd. Got me to sign up for DDT universe as a result.
Yes! Man I love to hear when people sign up for DDT Universe. Thanks for the compliment and for listening as always Chad, it really does mean a lot.
Posted 10 June 2017 - 11:53 PM
Posted 17 June 2017 - 08:08 AM
A Brennan-centric episode this week features a full review of BJWs Road to Ryogokutan show from Korakuen Hall. We break down the entire card from start to finish, including a legit MOTYC of a main event! We discuss the Junior Heavyweight tournament and give our predictions, and we look ahead to the big Sumo Hall show coming up in July.
Then, in a Burning Spirits first, we do a live watch of a notorious death match between Shuji Ishikawa vs Abdullah Kobayashi from September 2010! Its a ghoulish affair as Drew and Kevin howl with laughter as Brennan grows increasingly disgusted by the gory sights. And of course, be sure to listen closely for Burning Spirits Cursed Audio!
-Shinobu vs Tatsuhiko Yoshino
-Strong BJ vs Ryota Hama & Yasufumi Nakanoue
-Hideki Suzuki vs Hideyoshi Kamitani
Posted 26 June 2017 - 12:43 PM
This week Drew and Brennan think Kevin might have been in an accident until he makes a triumphant run-in, just in time to talk some Wrestle-1. We take a look at some of the matches from the 6/6 show and discuss the ongoing development of new company ace Shotaro Ashino. Then we jump over to AJPW to talk about the awesome show from 6/11. Heads up, we REALLY like Shuji Ishikawa.
Shotaro Ashino W-1 6/6
Suwama vs Kento Miyahara AJPW 6/11
Shuji Ishikawa vs Jake Lee AJPW 6/11
Posted 30 June 2017 - 04:02 PM
This week on Burning Spirits were back talking more DDT. This time we review the finals of the King of DDT tournament. We break down every match including some red hot semi-finals and a true pounder of a final match! We then look ahead to the big Peter Pan show with some speculation on booking directions and what the card might be. Listen closely for a few run-ins and hot takes by Nutmeg the cat, this week on Burning Spirits!
-HARASHIMA vs Shigehiro Irie
-Akito vs Tetsuya Endo
-The final ~no spoilers~
Posted 30 June 2017 - 04:51 PM
Is it wrong to say my fave match from the KO-DDT was Akito v Endo?
Posted 01 July 2017 - 05:51 AM
Is it wrong to say my fave match from the KO-DDT was Akito v Endo?
Posted 16 July 2017 - 11:30 AM
A variety of topics are covered this week on Burning Spirits, as we start with a half-hearted review of the Fortune Dream show from June. We then jump to DDT to review the Konosuke Takeshita vs. Mike Bailey KO-D title defense. We discuss Mike Bailey's new persona as well as Takeshita's continued progression as DDT ace as we head closer to the big Peter Pan show in August. Finally, we review the BJW Korkauen Hall card from 6/28 and preview the annual Sumo Hall card coming up this weekend. Plus, the return of Burning Spirits Cursed Audio!
Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:32 PM
This week on Burning Spirits were focused solely on BJWs biggest show of the year: Ryogokutan from Sumo Hall!
We break down every match (in reverse order no less) and give our overall impressions of the show and some dreadful ~fantasy booking~ going forward. Be sure to listen towards the end for some fairly bewildering Burning Spirits Cursed Audio as well!
Posted 01 August 2017 - 01:07 PM
This week on Burning Spirits were back in the weird and wonderful world of DDT! Drew, Kevin, Brenna, and Nutmeg the cat open the show with a review of the heavy main event from the much-anticipated Osaka show, before moving on to Korakuen Hall.
This was a packed show with a lot to discuss, and we touch on everything, including all the matches and news coming out. We end the show with a brief discussion of this years Peter Pan card which was announced as well.
Posted 04 August 2017 - 02:53 PM
Jake Lee being out is the worst news I've heard in a very very long time. Also I get what Drew was trying to say about context being key but I take it more in a match to match bases rather than based on the promotions as he was talking about
Posted 11 August 2017 - 05:07 PM
In this Very Special Episode TM of Burning Spirits, Drew & Kevin are joined by Timothy Robert Buechner (@luchaundead) to stroll through the year in wrestling so far.
We bounce around to a variety of topics including star rating conspiracy theories, our favorite matches, wrestlers, promotions, and more! Meanwhile, Drew has an inpromptu therapy session and seeks answers about his lack of connection to recent NJPW main events. Its our most self-indulgent episode yet, but we felt like everyone needed a break, so here you go! Oh, and of course we get the inside scoop on Onita at CZW from Kevin.
Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:57 PM
This was a great episode! Great topics and interesting thoughts on wrestling in 2017. Highly recommended, as always!
Posted 16 August 2017 - 05:44 PM
This week on Burning Spirits Drew is joined by Jamie (@jamieOD) from Dramatic DDT (@dramaticddt) to preview the HUGE upcoming DDT Peter Pan event.
Jamie is a true fountain of DDT knowledge and provides great background and insights for every match on the card, including the dark matches! If youre looking to jump into DDT this is a great episode to help familiarize you with the show, or if youre already a fan, this is a great way to get hyped up for this weekend!
Posted 24 August 2017 - 05:30 PM
The true peak of Burning Spirits Cursed Audio is reached this week with a horrendous sounding episode. We've got Trump Rally crowds, tornado warnings, audible thunder claps, double and triple echos, underwater mic effects, ambient music, hypnosis directives and more to confuse and disorient the listener. If you dig through all that, you will also find a tremendous episode with an even more tremendous guest! We are joined this week by Chad Campbell (@bigboysplaywcw) of Place to Be Nation/Pro Wrestling Only fame to review DDT's flagship show, Peter Pan! We review every match on the card and have a lengthy discussion of the main event and current ace Konosuke Takeshita. We talk about the future, what the company's plans are for Tetsuya Endo going forward, and bring in some past DDT history and insights to flesh out our thoughts. There's a great episode in here that, while at times frustrating and even veering into the surreal, really delivers the goods as far as match discussion goes (in my humble opinion.) Come to think of it, that's almost like a microcosm of DDT itself right? Check it out!
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