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In Topic: PTBN Pod Blast Thread

Today, 11:06 AM

Timothy and Quentin are back with the latest Pod Blast discussing the under publicized world of Australian Wrestling. In particular, they discuss Melbourne City Wrestling. They discuss all of the top workers as well as the production side of the promotion. Listen in to a unique look at an undiscovered corner in the wrestling world.

 

 

http://placetobe.pod...city-wrestling/


In Topic: G-1 Climax 27

Today, 08:32 AM

The 30 minute time limit should help that as well as Okada vs Suzuki IMO. I think Suzuki vs Naito is a strong possibility as a final as well as Omega vs Naito. Naito not winning at this point would have to be considered an upset. 


In Topic: Kazuchika Okada vs Shinsuke Nakamura (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/05/12)

24 June 2017 - 07:33 AM

This was a really well done mentor vs student style match. Okada displayed some of his worst tendencies here in going to a neck submission in a pivotal moment that loses the crowd and again using his repetition approach of a flapjack to signify a transition. On the other hand, he also displayed his best dropkick of 2012 so far that popped the crowd huge in amazement and worked from a psychological standpoint as Nak focused on the midsection throughout the match. The match progressed nicely from tentative start to each person really going after each other in the finishing stretch while still retaining the inclination that they are faction buddies and will stick together after this. Nakamura had a few wonderful moments sprinkled throughout including an insulting rub of Okada's hair, a great bump off of the aforementioned flap jack and a strike exchange where he calls back to the midsection work by delivering a punch to the gut to regain the advantage. Once again, finishers were protected especially the 1A ones in the Bom Ba Ye and RainMaker. This felt like a match that hinged on who was going to hit their big move first. Nakamura won that race and won the match as a result. **** 


In Topic: Ian Rotten & Ox Harley vs Corporal Robinson & Blaze (IWA-MS April Arm...

24 June 2017 - 03:25 AM

SMV first iwa ms taping was kotdm 2001 so a lot of one shot stuff until then.

In Topic: Kazuchika Okada vs Tetsuya Naito (NJPW G-1 Climax 08/03/12)

23 June 2017 - 09:24 AM

This was like sitting down to a movie sequel and your favorite actors and the hot action are still there but the organic feeling that formed from the first iteration is gone. That was a HUGE factor in my investment in the first match. Okada did such a great job selling the leg in the first match and with the slightly reduced time here, that was the key pivotal moment that went by the wayside. Okada's selling here was suspect and not very strong even though a fair point is that the damage that Naito did was not near as extreme as in the first match. The Rainmaker again is protected which is appreciative but we also got things like the flap jack, springy dropkick, etc that I am waning of for being transition spots in almost all of the big Okada matches. Stardust press for Naito to win got a great reaction and felt like a nice moment for him but this was missing that extra ingredient for it to be a great match in my eyes. ***1/2