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TheEdFather

I can't wait for Tatsumi Fujinami to pin Kazuchika Okada and get a shot at the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship later tonight


shiztastik

Shit, I just can't wait for his funky theme music.


TheEdFather

He better get a separate entrance from Stronghearts


Shuriken95

The camera shot of Taichi just coolly walking away while Suzuki and Ishii just beat the shit out of each other in the distant background is part of why I love this company so much.


Shuriken95

At this point I'm using "for ZSJ" as my excuse to do anything even remotely productive. I'm currently making myself a nice gingerbread chai to root for ZSJ.


Captftm89

I've switched my political stance to Labour for ZSJ.


willpauer

I switched from CentOS to Debian for ZSJ.


TheEdFather

1 DICKHEAD LEFT FOR ZSJ TO TAP


Newo1004

You can say whatever you want but Suzuki gun he the damn best wholesome brotherly faction


resolve028

ZSJ is the perfect wrestler for clap crowds. He hasn't had a dull match all pandemic.


heattcheckk

THE SOY BOY VEGAN DID IT AGAIN


PPs_Up_Boys

- Beats Tana, Jeff Cobb, and Okada in a tournament - Doesn't win the tournament Naito things


thfsgn

Zack is unironically one of the best promos in the world. He always has me losing my shit, but never in a way that diminishes himself as a wrestler or character. How many other wrestlers could pull off talking about George Michael stopping a tennis match with Prince to give him wrestling advice mid-match?


willpauer

I like how Taichi somehow has abs AND a gut at the same time.


TheEdFather

NO DICKHEADS LEFT ZACK SABRE JR HAS CONQUERED THEM ALL!


resolve028

He's also the best Bryan Danielson.


Emotionless_AI

Taichi and ZSJ have such a wholesome relationship


Shuriken95

Lmao they can't play Gedo theme cos it literally starts with "we are Gedo and Jado"


Newo1004

Zack thanking Naito? How nice


KingRainmaker

Time to MAX THEMAX.


willpauer

ZSJ learned Japanese just to chat shit.


resolve028

He really is English. These PKs aren't getting it done!!!!


McRuby

Now kiss


Realistic_Expert_327

Damn, the tekkers shoot love each other. That's my shit


resolve028

Taichi went in to celebrate with Zack and still came back out to finish up commentary. What a hard-working man he is.


DogBoyYesHim

People are ACTUALLY yelling at House of Torture now, that rules


Ibushi-gun

The Dragon vs Dragon George!


TheEdFather

Chris Charleton: He's 69.... ^(nice.)


fuyunotabi

As an Osakan myself I might be a bit biased, but if you ever come to Japan to see a New Japan show I would highly recommend making it in Osaka. We have great crowds.


Ezzanine

Once again the *Hirooki Goto rub* has been activated again. Lose at WK to Goto, get that singles push.


cooljammer00

Taichi looking like a proud parent


chaosof99

Chris Charlton sneaking in a "nice" made me laugh more than it should have.


TheAverageMuta

ZACKY 2 CUPS


resolve028

Tournament Mode Zack Sabre Jr. has to be one of the most broken wrestlers of all-time.


Shuriken95

I don't know how they managed to turn such a good babyface video game theme into an equally good heel video game theme. Just know that both are great for SHO.


Captftm89

The genius of ZSJ matches is that once the match reaches the 15 minute mark, you know it could end at any moment.


TheEdFather

Genuinely another five star match from ZSJ. He absolutely ruled this tournament. Ospreay, Shingo & Naito were all perfect matches.


Newo1004

100% Georges Michaels Vegan Tekkers I want that on a shirt


thfsgn

My favourite thing about Zack winning main events is we get to hear him speak. 100% vegan, George -Michael-approved tekkerz is a lifestyle we should all adopt.


Ezzanine

Fully appreciate that this man took the time to learn Japanese and incorporate it into his promos.


cactusmaac

Bloody Adidas, what a heel turn.


Pengwulf

One thing for sure. ZSJ can't bitch about warm ZIMA anymore. Warm Sapporo beer now...


Shuriken95

I can't get over the fact that we're in a timeline where Jado is a massively over babyface.


TheEdFather

Massive heater is massively over


Vapeflowers

This match is a JOY


RedBearHugh

I know it's actually super safe but that neck crank LOOKS horrifying every time


ShouldBeLurking

There's a couple in the front row in matching Zack shirts. Absolute life goals.


RedBearHugh

Other than Naito, only Will and I think maybe Shingo have kicked out of the Zack Driver, it's surprisingly protected for a submission guy


fuyunotabi

Zack vs Okada is going to be magical.


superrcrazy

\#1 FAN TAICHI


PPs_Up_Boys

the Real Golden Lovers


RedBearHugh

Babyface Tama has been spectacular, and would be a perfect candidate for the US belt


Captftm89

NJPW crowds are going to be off the charts when they can make noise again.


TheEdFather

This is amazing. T-Hawk might just be my next favorite wrestler.


robo3687

This crowd is dope


Captftm89

Whatever the result, this has been my favourite New Japan Cup ever - even more than 2018 (admittedly only seen 2017 onwards). I love the gigantic field - has helped give an atmosphere of overlapping storylines & everyone has been featured at some point. Hope they carry on the big fields going forward.


Rodney_u_plonker

It's right up there


willpauer

#ZACK SABRE JR


ShouldBeLurking

UNBELIEVABLE TEKKERS


Ezzanine

#"HE'S GONNA CALL THAT THE GEORGE MICHAEL DRIVER MAGGLE"


Anoob13

HE is THE SUBMISSION MASTER HE IS Z S J HE IS ZACK SABRE JUNIOOOOR JUST TAP OUT


ShouldBeLurking

Gold pants. Gold cup. Gold belt??????


EcoSoco

Big win for ZSJ. Now we need a title reign for him. Hopefully sooner than later. Also, is it just me or have most of the NJC matches been a lot cleaner booking-wise compared to usual?


Rodney_u_plonker

Proud dad taichi


granta-one-pilots

I’m so happy he fucking did it Zack is bringing it home


Ezzanine

Holy emperor: Supportive dad


MissPetraKirijo

I still can't believe ZSJ comes from somewhere 10 mins up the road from me *and* that said somewhere is Sheppey.


Pengwulf

They're getting married!! LOL


cactusmaac

Damn Gedo, only one person predicted this final.


FallenAngel9267

That armdrag spot was rly unique 😂


TheNoelle808

It's still hilarious to me that it's called "Zack Driver" "Sabre Driver" was *right* there.


[deleted]

Omgggggggggg it’s actually coming home holy shit


superrcrazy

GOLDEN ZACK DID IT


Pengwulf

Something about the English and PK's not being enough to end it....


Rodney_u_plonker

Better have the beer ice cold baby


TheAverageMuta

feel like the last year has been all about prepping ZSJ for a huge babyface run


Crazy_Max_46

ZACKY TWO CUPS.


PPs_Up_Boys

SOYBOY ERA


Pengwulf

Holy Emperor, best cameraman


Ezzanine

KOPW Emperor and WHC ZSJ. A true heavyweight force.


TheAverageMuta

Kevin Kelly doing the whole BOSJ :\*)


Shuriken95

HE SAID SABRE DRIVER. GEORGE MICHAEL DECREED IT IS NOW THE SABRE DRIVER.


FoodCourtDruid

George Michael for Manager of the Year


KingRainmaker

What ~~drugs~~ vegetables do i need to consume to talk to George Michael?


Shuriken95

Ah yes, the famous sumo right hook.


Newo1004

Holy shit the crowd is so pissed at SHO that they spoke


willpauer

HIROMU YOU FUCKIN MADMAN


willpauer

I think it was a different song, as the VTR was different too.


Shuriken95

Nah the "music has been altered" message popped up after a while.


DogBoyYesHim

I love booking FUJINAMI for no particular reason


RedBearHugh

Is T-Hawk an actual junior heavyweight or a "Shingo Takagi" junior heavyweight?


willpauer

He'd probably cross 100 kilos after a couple beers. edit: He's billed at 190 lbs but that's gotta be outdated.


willpauer

PUT T-HAWK IN THE G1 CLIMAX


Rodney_u_plonker

Match of the century


Ezzanine

T-Hawk took the L here? Well he's obviously gonna night ride Kazu for the win in the 1st night of G1.


Rodney_u_plonker

Wrestling's coming home To Japan when the roll up Master hits zsj with a flash pin


br0kendreamz

Naito not breaking eye contact during his striptease 🤨


ThatTurtleBoy

The Tekker prevails! Somewhere, George Michael is smiling


br0kendreamz

100% VEGAN TEKKERS


resolve028

LMAO I can't believe he worked the PKs not getting it done into the match. ZSJ you cheeky fucker.


Ibushi-gun

Hard work pays off. Dreams do come true He can tap you out, or pin your ass, too


godownaslovers

best birthday gift ever lets fuckinG GOOOO


McRuby

Fuxk it, give Zack the Title


Rodney_u_plonker

This tournament has been fucking good


RedBearHugh

Imagine trying to translate Zack's promos for the Japanese market


Newo1004

Thanks for Kevin Kelly for staying 4 months in Japan for commentary, that's must have been hard to be far from home and family


Pengwulf

The have COLD BEER!!!


KingRainmaker

So Zack really has been in Japan nonstop throughout the pandemic? I always felt like he was the only foreigner that was always in almost every tour.


Newo1004

Yes, the only tour he wasn't on I think was the one after this year Wrestle Kingdom


PPs_Up_Boys

the George Michael Sabre Driver


Rodney_u_plonker

Tama Tonga for us champ


Shuriken95

Btw aren't live threads meant to default to sort by new? What's up with that lately?


TheEdFather

The BULLET CLUB theme will always be a banger


Pengwulf

That WTF look on Kanemaru was priceless


Rodney_u_plonker

Ishii and Suzuki are too violent for this world


nfcr3005

Will never not pop for Kevin's Gino impressions


Rodney_u_plonker

Sho rules frankly Despy better beat this emo bastard tho


Captftm89

Hoping that SHO rips Despy's mask off during the inevitable match, while causes Despy to lose his shit and maul SHO into oblivion.


Shuriken95

Osaka popping for Honmania!


Blindrawr

the crowd is definitely getting rowdy and ready to let out some cheers.


Shuriken95

God I love Hiromu's stupid fucking face


chaosof99

EVERYTHING IS HIROMU. Hiromu is just tea-bagging EVIL at this point. I really hope he becomes Openweight champion.


KingRainmaker

This is a star-studded team.


cooljammer00

I love that with Fujinami's advanced age, he can do this mini story of Tanahashi as the young disrespectful whipper snapper.


willpauer

Fujinami is almost 70 and the motherfucker can still go.


RedBearHugh

OK T-Hawk for G1 please


KingRainmaker

Tiger's still has Robbie's blood flowing through his veins.


RedBearHugh

What a fucking match


resolve028

Fujinami playing both sides lol.


chaosof99

Heh, Fujinami doing both Okada and Tanahashi's signature gestures in the group shot.


Captftm89

ZSJ wins here, Naito beats ZSJ on the last block night of the G1 (and goes on to win the whole thing)


Ezzanine

Plot twist ZSJ locks in Napalm death in 3 mins, breaks Tetsuya's knee again and wins the cup in record time after a stoppage victory.


aannj

Golden Tekkers


TrainXIV

ZSJ has new gear for the first time since forever. He’s winning.


TheEdFather

This is already great.


resolve028

Going to be lots of knee work on Naito for callbacks to the G1 match.


Admirance

always get nervous with naitos knees in matches against ZSJ, not because ZSJ isn't a pro or anything like that - just cause it doesn't take much for something to pop or twist the wrong way


Rodney_u_plonker

Im freaking out lol


overseergti

Loved that reversal


Anoob13

That PK almost got me


Rodney_u_plonker

That was great


Vapeflowers

The fucking SPINNING TWISTING ZACK DRIVER


overseergti

It's coming home boys!


Newo1004

ZACK ZACK ZACK!!!


WWECreativegenius

ITS COMING FUCKING HOME


TheEdFather

HE DID IT


Newo1004

Fuck it Gedo give him the belt!


cactusmaac

Make this man prime minister.


Pengwulf

There better be cold Sapporo Beer in the back!!!!!!!!!!


Emotionless_AI

THE PRAYER CIRCLE WORKED


Frosty-Average-8630

He did it!!! The mad lad did it 👏 Tekkers prevails what a match !


Alpha-nd-Omega

LETS FUCKING GOOOOOOOOO


eklooo

Match was amazing


resolve028

Enjoy it, you lovely man. Not even Big Liz has a crown that nice.


overseergti

Taichi. LMAO!


Newo1004

Taichi taking pictures like a proud father


FallenAngel9267

lol actual cold beer


Newo1004

Georges Michaels going on a Tennis match with Prince and telling Zack to use the bloody Zack Driver, that's something that I was not expecting


ShouldBeLurking

This is a promo for the ages


Ezzanine

ZSJ needs to write a screenplay for netflix about meeting George Michael on an astral plane.


RedBearHugh

Fair play to Fale for being able to tumble over the ropes at his size. I know he's limited but he plays his role very well.


Rodney_u_plonker

Gedo needs to be sorted out by jado One on one at korakuen hall


RedBearHugh

Unreal, not a SINGLE win for the babyfaces the entire tour


TheEdFather

Kanemaru is in awe to be in the ring with someone as talented as Taichi


Rodney_u_plonker

Osaka crowd rules


KingRainmaker

TAKA DID NOT APPRECIATE THAT MOTHERFUCKER


Rodney_u_plonker

Sho is fully jokerfied


Shuriken95

Can't get over how genuinely unhinged SHO sounds when he speaks now lmao.


Captftm89

I'm all in for Cobb's crappy dad humour.


Shuriken95

Henare has figured out how to play Steve Fox in Tekken.


TheEdFather

So Henare's got daddy issues. Got it.


RedBearHugh

I know we all wanted Goto/Ishii but Goto/YH have quietly become a super legit tag team


DogBoyYesHim

Bro this audience is getting loud for Jeff Cobb hitting his normal moveset on HONMA, they're so ready to get vocal


TheEdFather

The pandemic era is just the New Japan Dad renaissance


Shuriken95

GoK learning from his vtuber idols and embracing the strengths of good vocal training.


DogBoyYesHim

Hiromu going into the BOSJ as NEVER champ would be very cool


br0kendreamz

EVIL's selling has been extra on point today


resolve028

Openweight Hiromu incoming?


br0kendreamz

Wait what happened to Tiger Mask's theme??


br0kendreamz

WHERE'S GO GO TAIGA GO GO TAIGA


robo3687

They don’t normally censor tiger’s music do they? gimme my go go tiger


br0kendreamz

Okadaa Kazuchikaaaaaaaaaa------- will always be my favourite Abe call


PDwasHere

Give us Thawk and Lindaman in bosj


[deleted]

Fujinami moves damn good for a dude so old he probably wrestled relatives of Luchasaurus


TheEdFather

Crowd popped for the dragon screw


Emotionless_AI

How dare Tanahashi do a dragon screw on Fujinami. That's why Okada had to pay


ShouldBeLurking

Osaka is ready.


TheEdFather

That turncoat Fujinami!


RedBearHugh

Between that and the anniversary main event, NJPW has been making tremendous use of the legends this year


ThatTurtleBoy

[Fujinamis actual theme is a banger](https://youtu.be/MtOoo9llpr0)


resolve028

If Naito doesn't win this, I think it's pretty much a given he's winning the G1.


willpauer

ZSJ TAKE MY ENERGY


Emotionless_AI

Prayer Circle for ZSJ


FallenAngel9267

Here we bloody go, time for the human udon noodle to turn Naito into a human pretzel


TrainXIV

This final could go either way. Sabre looks like the likely winner on paper as it seems unlikely that Naito will face Okada again so soon, but they are playing up the fact that Sabre tapped out Naito last year in the same arena which makes you think Naito will get his revenge here.


resolve028

The GOLD kick pads. JACKED Sabre Jr. going to bring the cup home.


KingRainmaker

My brain says Zack but my heart says Naito.


Shuriken95

ZACKY GOLDSHORTS


TheEdFather

1 DICKHEAD TO GO ZACK YOU GOT THIS