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#1 Richeyedwards

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 07:29 AM

Block A:

  • Kento Miyahara (triple crown champ)
  • Shingo Takagi
  • Yuji Hino
  • Shuji Ishikawa (defending champ)
  • Joe Doreing
  • Naoya Nomura
  • Bodyguard
  • Ryuji Sai

Block B:

  • Suwama
  • Jun Akiyama
  • Zeus
  • Dylan James
  • Naomichi Marufuji
  • KAI
  • Yoshi-Tatsu
  • Yutuka Yoshie

 

Day 1 Sendai sun Plaza 7/4 Live on AJPW TV

 

- A Block: Kento Miyahara vs. Shingo Takagi

 

- A Block: Shuji Ishikawa vs. Yuji Hino

 

- B Block: Jun Akiyama vs. Dylan James

 

- B Block: Suwama vs. Zeus

 

Day 2 Akita 8/4 Available on demand the next day

 

- A: Joe Doering vs. Shuji Ishikawa

 

- A: Kento Miyahara vs. Naoya Nomura

 

- B: Suwama vs. KAI

 

- B: Zeus vs. Yoshitatsu

 

Day 3 Niigata 10/4 Available on demand the next day

 

- B: Naomichi Marufuji vs. Yoshitatsu

 

- B: Jun Akiyama vs. KAI

 

- A: Joe Doering vs. Bodyguard

 

- B: Yutaka Yoshie vs. Dylan James

 

Day 4 Ishikawa 11/4 Available on demand the next day

 

- A: Joe Doering vs. Yuji Hino

 

- B: Yoshitatsu vs. KAI

 

- B: Zeus vs. Dylan James

 

- B: Suwama vs. Yutaka Yoshie

 

Day 5 Tooyoka 12/4 I think this is the only show not being shown on Tv it may appear in a shortened version or highlights at some point

 

- B: Naomichi Marufuji vs. Dylan James

 

- B: Jun Akiyama vs. Yutaka Yoshie

 

- A: Naoya Nomura vs. Bodyguard

 

Day 6 Hiroshima 14/4 Available on demand the next day

 

- A: Shingo Takagi vs. Bodyguard

 

- A: Kento Miyahara vs. Ryoji Sai

 

- A: Naoya Nomura vs. Yuji Hino

 

- B: Zeus vs. Yutaka Yoshie

 

Day 7 Hakata star lanes 15/4 Live on AJPW TV

 

- A: Kento Miyahara vs. Shuji Ishikawa

 

- B: Jun Akiyama vs. Suwama

 

- A: Shingo Takagi vs. Yuji Hino

 

- A: Joe Doering vs. Ryoji Sai

 

Day 8 Kagoshima 16/4 Available on demand the next day

 

- A: Kento Miyahara vs. Bodyguard

 

- A: Shuji Ishikawa vs. Naoya Nomura

 

- B: Yoshitatsu vs. Dylan James

 

- B: KAI vs. Yutaka Yoshie

 

Day 9 Matsuyama 18/4 available on demand the next day

 

- B: Jun Akiyama vs. Yoshitatsu

 

- B: Naomichi Marufuji vs. Yutaka Yoshie

 

- B: KAI vs. Dylan James

 

- A: Ryoji Sai vs. Yuji Hino

 

Day 10 Osaka Pref Gym 2 20/4 Live on AJPW TV

 

- B: Zeus vs. Naomichi Marufuji

 

- A: Joe Doering vs. Shingo Takagi

 

- A: Yuji Hino vs. Bodyguard

 

- A: Naoya Nomura vs. Ryoji Sai

 

Day 11 Osaka Pref Gym 2 21/4 Live on AJPW TV

 

- B: Naomichi Marufuji vs. Suwama

 

- A: Bodyguard vs. Shuji Ishikawa

 

- A: Shingo Takagi vs. Ryoji Sai

 

- B: Jun Akiyama vs. Zeus

 

Day 12 Aichi 22/4 Live on AJPW TV

 

- A: Joe Doering vs. Kento Miyahara

 

- A: Shuji Ishikawa vs. Ryoji Sai

 

- B: Naomichi Marufuji vs. KAI

 

- B: Suwama vs. Yoshitatsu

 

Day 13 Korakuen 25/4 Live on AJPW TV

 

- B: Jun Akiyama vs. Naomichi Marufuji

 

- B: Suwama vs. Dylan James

 

- B: Zeus vs. KAI

 

- B: Yoshitatsu vs. Yutaka Yoshie

 

- A: Shingo Takagi vs. Naoya Nomura

 

Day 14 Korakuen 29/4 Live on AJPW TV

 

- A: Shuji Ishikawa vs. Shingo Takagi

 

- A: Kento Miyahara vs. Yuji Hino

 

- A: Joe Doering vs. Naoya Nomura

 

- A: Ryoji Sai vs. Bodyguard

 

Day 15 Korakuen 30/4 Live on AJPW TV

 

Winner of A block vs Winner of B block



#2 Richeyedwards

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 07:39 AM

On today's Opener

 

Atsushi Aoki def. Kazuki Ebina

 

Koji Iwamoto, Atsushi Maruyama, Yohei Nakajima & Carbell Ito def. Hikaru Sato, Yusuke Okada, Josh Bodom & Aizawa #1

 

 Joe Doering, Yoshitatsu, Naoya Nomura & KAI def. Takao Omori, Ryoji Sai, Bodyguard & Yutaka Yoshie

 

 Ultimo Dragon def. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi

 

Yuji Hino def. Shuji Ishikawa Champion Carnival 2018 A Block Match

 

Jun Akiyama def. Dylan James Champion Carnival 2018 B Block Match

 

Shingo Takagi def. Kento Miyahara Champion Carnival 2018 A Block Match

 

Zeus def. Suwama Champion Carnival 2018 B Block Match

 

Ebina was wrestling his first match against his trainer, he is 27 and has a background in basketball and has wrestled in the student pro wrestling scene years ago. He is from sendai and was very well received by his home crowd.

 

The jr tag was good, Carbell ito is an owner of one of AJPW's sponsors and dresses up in a tiger mask to wrestle on random AJPW shows he is actually not dreadful. Kikuchi is just sad to watch in such a comedy match. Zeus' leg did not look to be in good shape for the main event, his thigh was all taped up and he had trouble moving around as fluidly as he usually would. The finish to hino vs ishikawa was really impressive with Hino pulling off the FUCKING BOMB to big shuji. https://twitter.com/...594231087849478

 

Over all a really good opening show with all four of the cc matches being at least good.



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 07:44 AM

Hino bearing Shuji is a surprise. Is this the tourney they pull the trigger on Zeus?

#4 Richeyedwards

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 08:00 AM

Zeus has been a guy who the fans seem to want to win the word title since 2016. He was the person many thought would end Kento's first reign it would be very welcome if he won, at the start of the year he was very over vs Joe.

 

But with Shingo vs kento pretty much penciled in after Shingo's win, even if zeus wins the carnival and faces Kento then it would seem that kento would win before defending it against shingo. But that would apply to anyone who wins the tournament and somebody else beats the champ.



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Posted 07 April 2018 - 09:56 AM

I'm very excited about this tourney as the lineup is stacked.  Has anyone tried watching AJPW's new site through a Fire Stick?  



#6 Richeyedwards

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 10:25 AM

I'm very excited about this tourney as the lineup is stacked.  Has anyone tried watching AJPW's new site through a Fire Stick?  


I have asked around a bit and so far I know that people have had it working via chromecast not sure about fire stick.

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Posted 07 April 2018 - 11:35 AM

 

I'm very excited about this tourney as the lineup is stacked.  Has anyone tried watching AJPW's new site through a Fire Stick?  


I have asked around a bit and so far I know that people have had it working via chromecast not sure about fire stick.

 

 

Thanks, that's a good sign.



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:08 PM

What's the link to their streaming service? Also how much is it?



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Posted 08 April 2018 - 12:27 PM

https://www.ajpw.tv/

 

900 yen per month, which is good value for April with Champions Carnival at least.



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Posted 09 April 2018 - 06:54 PM

Come on Zeus!



#11 Richeyedwards

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 07:07 AM

Results for day 2

Zeus defeated Yoshi tatsu in 15 mins Zeus is now 2-0
Tatsu 0-1

Suwama pinned Kai in 13 mins and is now 1-1 while Kai is 0-1

Ishikawa pinned Doering in 12 mins to go 1-1, Joe is 0-1

Kento pinned Nomura is 17 mins to go 1-1 Nomura is 0-1.

Day three happened today

Dylan James beat yoshie to go 1-1 yoshie is 0-1

Joe beat bodyguard to go 1-1 bodyguard is 0-1

Marufuji had his first cc show and won Vs tatsu to go 1-0 tatsu is 0-2

In the main event akiyama beat Kai to go 2-0 and Kai is now 0-2.

Day two is currently up on ajpw tv while day three should be up tonight or tomorrow morning.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 06:26 PM

Miyahara/Nomura always have good chemistry together. James Rydeen still sucks though. 



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Posted 11 April 2018 - 04:24 AM

Day three is now up, a small note that I hope becomes a story of this carnival is that akiyama has won both his matches via flashpin/reversal which I think is nice. It establishes that you don't need a million big moves to put someone down even if you have them in your arsenal and it also shows that akiyama is a wily veteran who could win at any moment.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 03:23 AM

Day four:

Tatsu beats Kai in 13 mins with his new finisher the 'codebreaker from Jericho'

Suwama beat Yoshie in 10 mins

Hino beat doreing in 8 mins and has now pinned two former triple crown champs.

Zeus pinned Dylan James in 5 minutes with a lariat in a match that Zeus was moving around gingerly in.

Day 5:

Akiyama beat yoshie in 11 minutes

Nomura beats the bodyguard in ten mins

Marufuji pinned Dylan James in 5 minutes, his longest match of he tourny so far.

In an undercard iwamoto announced his intention to challenge for the jr title belt.

At the end of five days the standings are:

A block:

Hino 2-0 4 points

Miyahara 1-1 2 points

Shuji ishikawa 1-1 2 points

Nomura 1-1 2 points

Shingo is 1-0 2 points

Doreing is 0-2 0 points

Bodyguard is 0-2 0 points

Sai is yet to wrestle

B block:

Akiyama 3-0 6 points

Marufuji 2-0 4 points

Zeus 2-1 4 points

Suwama 2-1 4 points

Dylan James 2-2 4 points

Yoshi tatsu 1-2 2 points

Kai 0-3 0 points

Yutuka yoshie 0-3 0 points

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:07 AM

I'm two days in and the tournament is living up to expectations. Nomura vs Miyahara was fucking awesome.



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Posted 13 April 2018 - 09:12 AM

I think I enjoyed their match from the 2016 CC more but this one was probably the best match in the tournament so far. Kind of losing interest in Miyahara though, and I'm enjoying the Strong Climb way more. 



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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:38 PM

Having seen the first 6 days, it's been pretty fun. I think the only legit great match has been Kento/Nomura but there's been a bunch of fun sprints. I'm glad they've kept most of the matches short too. 

 

I think I enjoyed their match from the 2016 CC more but this one was probably the best match in the tournament so far. Kind of losing interest in Miyahara though, and I'm enjoying the Strong Climb way more. 

 

Strong Climb was fucking awesome. So many different type of matches that were short and fun, and with a whole bunch of different finishes. The semis and finals weren't the MOTYCs I was expecting but all in all it was a great ride. Nomura has been established as a legit player - he even cut a promo on the tourney's winner on the final show - 4 months into the year and Aoki showed out too. The division is looking as great as ever quality wise imo, and Okabayashi is still months away from returning. Too bad they've had so many troubles drawing since August of last year though.



#18 superkix

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 08:35 PM

I think Ishikawa/Nomura is my current match of the tournament. 



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 07:52 AM

Ishikawa-Nomura was really good. Also loved Jun-Suwama and Kento-Ishikawa.



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Posted 20 April 2018 - 10:37 AM

Jun Vs suwama was great, it was a uncoprative brawl and it ruled.




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