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#181 Bierschwale

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:08 PM

TENRYU MAKES SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT FIRST FOREIGNER TO ENTER THE "ADVANCED REVOLUTION TRAINING" DOJO

 

After it was revealed that Genichiro Tenryu had convinced the legendary luchador Dos Caras and current Japanese star Ultimo Dragon to join his Revolution stable and compete on his own WAR events that also would include working for him to develop new talent in the mold of the young stars who had been developed by Gran Hamada like The Great Sasuke, TAKA Michinoku, Dick Togo, and Ultimo Dragon himself, it had slipped unofficially that he was also interested in shaping the development of wrestlers who had yet to be involved with the SWS or WAR dojos who were older but intriguing prospects who would continue training with ones who had started or transferred there early like Nobutaka Araya, Masaaki Mochizuki, Shigeo Okumura, & Yuji Yasuraoka, under the guidance of tough veterans like The Great Kabuki, Takashi Ishikawa, & Masanobu Kurisu, and that he had no issue admitting foreigners.

 

And we now know who that first foreigner will be, and it may come to a surprise to many pro wrestling fans. 32 year-old Jerome Young, better known for his runs in Smoky Mountain Wrestling and Extreme Championship Wrestling as simply "New Jack" will be that entrant into the dojo. When asked for comment, Tenryu said that he had heard many things that he couldn't pretend that he didn't like about Young; his fearlessness and toughness being unparalleled. He knew that he had originally been trained by the late Ray Candy, a bruising man he had wrestled several times in both Japan and the United States, and of whom he recalled fondly. Through a translator, he said that he admitted that Young was a unique choice, but that he had the heart to do well and that "risks are worth taking".

 

As for Young, when he himself was contacted, he said that he had learned that "life is too fucking short" to not test yourself, and the worst thing that could happen was a "tremendous vacation where I'm just there to beat the hell out of any punk who tries to fuck with me".



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:29 PM

ON TOUR FOR THE NEW YEAR GIANT SERIES:

 

Gary Albright

Doug Gilbert

Marty Jannetty

Headhunter Manuel

Headhunter Victor

The Patriot



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 01:10 PM

I'm learning so much from puroresu in that period by reading your series!



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Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:45 PM

I mean, a lot of it is just stitching together stuff that got erased in the fictional draft and turning up the kayfabe a little in some places. so that Tenryu is this half-mad genius type who's basically his smirking prick character in real life instead of what he was in reality which, as far as I can really tell, was someone coming up with a million schemes to keep the actual WAR afloat, but if it's just a brand within the AJPW sphere, he can do whatever I want.

 

Takashi Ishikawa, who I signed to be a Tenryu flunky back in 2016 because he's a personal favorite from old WAR tapes, left in '94 or '95 to start a Tokyo Pro revival that never really took off and then bled into the other scum indies. As far as I know, Kabuki (who I already had as a wrestler) & Kurisu were its trainers; which is a pretty frightening combo of mean old dicks so them trying to mould NEW JACK into an old-school "AJPW in the chaotic days" type of brawler (can't HELP but think of Jack as the new-age Killer Karl Kox for the too obvious & in-poor-taste joke, but that guy was a hell of a brawler, too) is just... too good of a story. Plus I do have a sincere belief that New Jack was a lot more talented than he was ever able to show once he was really established in ECW, so it's all fun.



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Posted 19 January 2018 - 09:14 AM

CARD FOR DAY ONE OF THE 1996 NEW YEAR GIANT SERIES AT KORAKUEN HALL (JANUARY 2):

 

SATORU ASAKO & MAUNAKEA MOSSMAN vs. MASANOBU FUCHI & TSUYOSHI KIKUCHI

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GARY ALBRIGHT, DOUG GILBERT, THE PATRIOT, & RICHARD SLINGER vs. HEADHUNTER MANUEL, HEADHUNTER VICTOR, JOE MALENKO, & MIGUEL PEREZ, JR.

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FRANK ANDERSSON, TAKASHI IIZUKA, OSAMU NISHIMURA, & KAZUO YAMAZAKI vs. SAMSON FUYUKI, MARTY JANNETTY, YOSHINARI OGAWA, & GENICHIRO TENRYU 

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NOBUTAKA ARAYA & KOKI KITAHARA vs. MASAO INOUE & AKITOSHI SAITO

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BLACK TIGER II & AKIRA TAUE vs. TOSHIAKI KAWADA & TIGER MASK IV

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JUN AKIYAMA, KENTARO SHIGA, & STEVE WILLIAMS vs. KENTA KOBASHI, MITSUHARU MISAWA, & TAKAO OMORI

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All-Asia Tag Team Championship: TAMON HONDA & JUN IZUMIDA © vs. HAKU & KONGA

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NEW YEAR HEAVYWEIGHT BATTLE ROYAL



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 04:29 PM

This is 100% still alive, FTR.



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Posted 04 April 2018 - 04:51 PM

PRELIMINARY CARD FOR DAY TWO OF THE 1996 NEW YEAR GIANT SERIES AT KORAKUEN HALL (JANUARY 3):

 

GARY ALBRIGHT & MARTY JANNETTY vs. THE PATRIOT & RICHARD SLINGER

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BLACK CAT, BLACK TIGER II, & DOUG GILBERT vs. JOE MALENKO, MIGUEL PEREZ, JR., & TIGER MASK IV

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MASASHI AOYAGI, TAMON HONDA, & JUN IZUMIDA vs. ROBBIE BROOKSIDE, KENTARO SHIGA, ALEX WRIGHT

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NOBUTAKA ARAYA, TAKASHI ISHIKAWA, MASAO ORIHARA, GENICHIRO TENRYU, & YUJI YASURAOKA vs. TAKASHI IIZUKA, TOKIMITSU ISHIZAWA, AKIRA NOGAMI, TATSUHITO TAKAIWA, & KAZUO YAMAZAKI 

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JUN AKIYAMA & KATSUMI USUDA vs. SATORU ASAKO & TOSHIAKI KAWADA

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All-Asia Heavyweight Championship: OSAMU NISHIMURA © vs. YOSHINARI OGAWA

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STAN HANSEN, STEVE WILLIAMS, & AKIRA TAUE vs. KENTA KOBASHI, MITSUHARU MISAWA, & TAKAO OMORI



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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:16 AM

1/2/96

AJPW New Year Giant Series, Day One

Korakuen Hall

Tokyo

 

1) Masanobu Fuchi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi defeat Satoru Asako & Maunakea Mossman via a back suplex hold by Fuchi on Asako. (10:13)

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2) Gary Albright, Doug Gilbert, The Patriot, & Richard Slinger defeat Joe Malenko, Miguel Perez, Jr., & The Headhunters (Manuel & Victor) via submission after Albright applied a jujigatame on Manuel. (12:09)

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3) Frank Andersson, Takashi Iizuka, Osamu Nishimura, & Kazuo Yamazaki defeat Samson Fuyuki, Marty Jannetty, Yoshinari Ogawa, & Genichiro Tenryu via referee stoppage after Yamazaki applied a sleeper hold on Fuyuki. (14:25)

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4) Nobutaka Araya & Koki Kitahara defeat Akitoshi Saito & Masao Inoue via pinfall by Araya on Inoue after a moonsault press. (9:19)

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5) Black Tiger II & Akira Taue defeat Toshiaki Kawada & Tiger Mask IV via pinfall by Taue on TM4 after a sitout Nodowa. (15:06)

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6) Kenta Kobashi, Mitsuharu Misawa, & Takao Omori defeat Jun Akiyama, Kentaro Shiga, & Steve Williams via pinfall by Misawa on Shiga after an Axe Bomber by Omori & a Rolling Elbow by Misawa. (19:52)

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7) Stan Hansen wins the New Year's Heavyweight Battle Royal, last eliminating Gary Albright. Order of elimination: Frank Andersson, Masao Inoue, Takashi Ishikawa, Joe Malenko, Takashi Iizuka, Kentaro Shiga, Nobutaka Araya, Akitoshi Saito, Marty Jannetty, Manuel, Victor, Koki Kitahara, Jun Akiyama, Samson Fuyuki, Akira Taue, Toshiaki Kawada, Osamu Nishimura, Giant Baba, Genichiro Tenryu, Kazuo Yamazaki, Takao Omori, Mitsuharu Misawa, The Patriot, Kenta Kobashi, Steve Williams, & Albright. (12:45)

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8) The Faces of Fear (Haku & Konga) vs. Olympus (Tamon Honda & Jun Izumida) for the All-Asia Tag Team Championship ends in a no contest after all four men are attacked by the members of Revolution. Genichiro Tenryu said that it was time to strike and it meant that certain people had to go. Haku passionately challenged Tenryu to a loser leaves town match, which Revolution accepted, and Tenryu said that Samson Fuyuki & The Great Kabuki would represent them, and that it'd be tomorrow. (13:43)



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Posted 10 April 2018 - 10:01 AM

FINAL CARD FOR DAY TWO OF THE 1996 NEW YEAR GIANT SERIES AT KORAKUEN HALL (JANUARY 3):

 

GARY ALBRIGHT & MARTY JANNETTY vs. THE PATRIOT & RICHARD SLINGER

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BLACK CAT, BLACK TIGER II, & DOUG GILBERT vs. JOE MALENKO, MIGUEL PEREZ, JR., & TIGER MASK IV

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MASASHI AOYAGI, TAMON HONDA, & JUN IZUMIDA vs. ROBBIE BROOKSIDE, KENTARO SHIGA, & ALEX WRIGHT

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NOBUTAKA ARAYA, TAKASHI ISHIKAWA, MASAO ORIHARA, GENICHIRO TENRYU, & YUJI YASURAOKA vs. TAKASHI IIZUKA, TOKIMITSU ISHIZAWA, AKIRA NOGAMI, TATSUHITO TAKAIWA, & KAZUO YAMAZAKI 

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JUN AKIYAMA & KATSUMI USUDA vs. SATORU ASAKO & TOSHIAKI KAWADA

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All-Asia Heavyweight Championship: OSAMU NISHIMURA © vs. YOSHINARI OGAWA

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STAN HANSEN, STEVE WILLIAMS, & AKIRA TAUE vs. KENTA KOBASHI, MITSUHARU MISAWA, & TAKAO OMORI

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LOSERS LEAVE TOWN BUNKHOUSE STREET FIGHT DEATHMATCH: SAMSON FUYUKI & THE GREAT KABUKI vs. HAKU & KONGA



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Posted 05 May 2018 - 06:04 PM

1/3/96

AJPW New Year Giant Series, Day Two

Korakuen Hall

Tokyo

 

1) Gary Albright & Marty Jannetty defeat The Patriot & Richard Slinger via pinfall by Albright on Slinger with a bridging German Suplex. (11:24)

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2) Joe Malenko, Miguel Perez, Jr., & Tiger Mask IV defeat Black Cat, Black Tiger II, & Doug Gilbert via submission after Malenko applied a Texas Cloverleaf on Gilbert. (10:47)

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3) Masashi Aoyagi, Tamon Honda, & Jun Izumida defeat Robbie Brookside, Kentaro Shiga, & Alex Wright via pinfall by Aoyagi on Brookside after a Kick of Death. (9:32)

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4) Nobutaka Araya, Takashi Ishikawa, Masao Orihara, Genichiro Tenryu, & Yuji Yasuraoka defeat Takashi Iizuka, Tokimitsu Ishizawa, Akira Nogami, & Tatsuhito Takaiwa, & Kazuo Yamazaki via pinfall on Ishizawa by Tenryu after a folding powerbomb. (14:34)

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5) Satoru Asako & Toshiaki Kawada defeat Jun Akiyama & Katsumi Usuda via submission after Kawada applied a Stretch Plum on Usuda. (13:58)

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6) Osamu Nishimura defeats Yoshinari Ogawa via submission with a figure-four leglock to retain the All-Asia Heavyweight Championship. (20:07)

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7) Stan Hansen, Steve Williams, & Akira Taue defeat Kenta Kobashi, Mitsuharu Misawa, & Takao Omori via pinfall by Williams on Omori after a Doctor Bomb. After the match, Williams made his official challenge to Misawa for the Triple Crown, 1/24 in Matsumoto, which Misawa accepted. (14:45)

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8) The Faces of Fear (Haku & Konga) defeat Samson Fuyuki & The Great Kabuki in a losers-leave-town bunkhouse street fight deathmatch via submission after Kabuki accidentally missed Haku with the green mist and hit Fuyuki, allowing Haku to immediately capitalize and apply the Asiatic Spike on Fuyuki, who immediately submitted while screaming in pain. Tenryu came out and immediately fired both Fuyuki & Kabuki from Revolution, only for Kabuki to successfully hit the mist on Tenryu, telling him to wait for the next WAR show. (12:19)



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Posted 21 May 2018 - 03:52 PM

FINAL CARD FOR DAY SIX OF THE 1996 NEW YEAR GIANT SERIES AT KOCHI PREFECTURAL GYMNASIUM (JANUARY 8):

 

TSUYOSHI KIKUCHI vs. TIGER MASK IV

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MASASHI AOYAGI & AKITOSHI SAITO vs. NOBUTAKA ARAYA & MASAO ORIHARA

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TAMON HONDA, JUN IZUMIDA, & KATSUMI USUDA vs. TOKIMITSU ISHIZAWA, OSAMU NISHIMURA, & KAZUO YAMAZAKI

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TAKASHI ISHIKAWA & YUJI YASURAOKA vs. AKIRA NOGAMI & TATSUHITO TAKAIWA

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KOKI KITAHARA & YOSHINARI OGAWA vs. TAKAO OMORI & KENTARO SHIGA

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TAKASHI IIZUKA vs. GENICHIRO TENRYU

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JUN AKIYAMA, MASANOBU FUCHI, AKIRA TAUE, & STEVE WILLIAMS vs. SATORU ASAKO, KENTA KOBASHI, MITSUHARU MISAWA, & MAUNAKEA MOSSMAN



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Posted 24 May 2018 - 09:44 AM

I can say again how cool it is to have The Faces of Fear in AJPW in the 90s?






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