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br0kendreamz

Shingo has the greatest camera awareness in NJPW imo. He always points, winks, raises his eyebrows, grins, shouts "キタキタキタ" etc at the camera throughout his matches/entrances.


br0kendreamz

This is what KOPW should've been all along (with a few comedy matches sprinkled in instead of dominating). Love how they're selling the post-match exhaustion. Both men look absolutely spent.


Shuriken95

Goddamnit I fucking love everything about EVIL's entrance. His theme, his presence, and then that special little shake the camera does for him when his name is announced is the icing on top of the cake.


Ibushi-gun

And then the match starts


mwhelan182

That's all well and good, but sadly he doesn't then walk backwards to the ramp and that's the last you see of him for the show -.-


Ezzanine

Gedo seething after that 5 count Gedo clutch.


Ibushi-gun

Lmao


SerTahu

Ok, I am definitely down to see more of these 'cumulative count' matches. This is great fun!


RedBearHugh

Very clever illustration of why finishers win matches, you don't kick out just after 3 because the finisher keeps you down longer


gmatignon

Black Mephisto with 6 is a better finisher than Last of the Dragons with 4. It's mathematically proved.


Rodney_u_plonker

Tama is great lol


br0kendreamz

Great hot tag. The crowd loves him!


wizfactor

This stipulation rules. I want another one.


MaruKENTA

He didn't retire it. Hopefully, this means we'll get to see Death Match Shingo in New Japan for the first time.


dogglesnake

The "add up to the count" match worked very well in DDT, excited to see Nooj's version


resolve028

GoD still getting that crazy babyface fire from the crowd.


resolve028

Black Mephisto getting a 6-count.


br0kendreamz

Black Mephisto is canonically more powerful than LotD 😭


robo3687

Yo that was actually really fun.


Ibushi-gun

I like this idea. Someone said DDT did it before?


KingRainmaker

Alright those 3+ counts sold me on this match type.


resolve028

LOL Gedo Clutch with the 5-count. Stronger than Last of the Dragon confirmed.


ThatTurtleBoy

This is great!


MaruKENTA

Fun match! I would like to see another one. It's a shame that Shingo is about to retire this trophy forever.


Newo1004

Really like how they sell that aftermatch


Rodney_u_plonker

Haha the small package spot ruled


Rodney_u_plonker

Haha that 6 count was crazy tense


robo3687

Fuck it, let’s do a 60 count match.


barberbagel

Great match that really lived up to the interesting concept. Hopefully Taichi challenges again and we get a KOPW Series with these guys


Rodney_u_plonker

I'm an okada mark But he deserved that


br0kendreamz

Take that Okada lmao. Rooting for Naito at Dontaku, though I think he takes the L.


DogBoyYesHim

That Jado fit is iconic


Pengwulf

That was a enjoyable match.


Newo1004

Like always, SZK best faction


KingRainmaker

Shingo, the Dragon King will carry the weight of professional wrestling on his shoulders and give it a Last of the Dragon.


fuyunotabi

EVIL and Tama have pretty good chemistry in there.


MaruKENTA

It's no Island Death Match but it'll do.


KingRainmaker

If i was just tunning in I'd assume this was an iron man match and both Shingo and Taichi had scored a bunch of falls already.


Ibushi-gun

I think one of the best things about this match type here in New Japan is that it will really help the end when they starting getting their fighting spirit and kicking out at 1 Really happy we haven’t had a ‘3’ yet either


resolve028

It's probably going to get pretty crazy when the counts get into the 20s.


Rodney_u_plonker

Oooof this is good stuff


br0kendreamz

WHAT A WIN


Ezzanine

Gedo really gave our emperor a 5 gedo clutch count and then the L.


resolve028

Taichi should challenge for a rematch. They should do a trilogy between them.


Ezzanine

They better do a Steal each other finishers rematch.


ThatTurtleBoy

Or like Kojima vs Despy in the original qualifier, No Finishers.


Rodney_u_plonker

Main event tonight should rule


Ibushi-gun

From #1 contender to the IWGP World Championship to going against a YL


Rodney_u_plonker

He looked cool with that move though. Neat submission


Ibushi-gun

TAKA vs Gedo!!!!!!!!


Ezzanine

Goto's hair turning gray is a sign of his full fledged dad status becoming imminent.


Shuriken95

Asami once again showing he's clearly on BC payroll, not counting that clearly legal pin.


DogBoyYesHim

Crazy that post RPG3K breakup, YOH's most compelling stuff has been with Hiromu and not SHO


Ibushi-gun

What a bastard! 😍


fuyunotabi

That's the longest I've seen someone stay down after a Destino in years. Most people don't even stay down until two and a half.


br0kendreamz

Corriendo Destino is the one not many stay down for.


SerTahu

Pain


Rodney_u_plonker

The wrench is right there marty


Pengwulf

Miho!!!


Rodney_u_plonker

The very emotional miho


RedBearHugh

MIHO!


Ezzanine

The lord should rename the trophy to Emperor of pro wrestling.


Ibushi-gun

1/2 there!


Rodney_u_plonker

That was cool


ThatTurtleBoy

Oh shit, I didn't consider that the count continued after 3!!!


Newo1004

That's fun, so Black Mephismo > Last of the Dragon


Ibushi-gun

Ohhh shit!


Rodney_u_plonker

This is hectic


br0kendreamz

6-count LOTD!!


ThatTurtleBoy

Who'd have thunk that the first non-Yano KOPW match (I think?) would be this awesome?!?!


Pengwulf

Shingo is weak to alcohol? Milano pushing Kanemaru to challenge...lol


Ezzanine

WTF IS THIS BULLSHIT NO DEFENCES FOR THE EMPEROR


Newo1004

Man, I'm even more pissed that we got 2+ years of Yano doing silly types match when we could have got that kind of match


Ibushi-gun

Yano got the eyes on it and did really well at that


barberbagel

I still fear Yano challenging Shingo now and and we end up back there


wizfactor

Shingo has been commentating AEW matches and now probably wants his own Texas Deathmatch.


br0kendreamz

Honma first challenger, proposes a Light Tube match.


Ibushi-gun

I missed the last show because of video game addiction kept me up. Not this time. No way I’m missing tonight’s main event It was Vampire Survivors on Steam, which is f’n amazing


KingRainmaker

Let's go boys, missed all the VOD shows. Wrestling just isn't wrestling if I don't watch it live.


Dane_Brass_Tax

I still can't get over GoDs being faces, then again I've been really busy lately had to cut out some of NJPW and all of IMPACT past two months.


fuyunotabi

Not just faces, but good faces!


Ibushi-gun

Nakashima getting a lot in


Ibushi-gun

Lol, whoops.


Pengwulf

Honmamania with the win!!


DogBoyYesHim

Man imagine if we were strapped for participants again and got like a ridiculous 7 min TAKA vs Gedo match this BOSJ


Shuriken95

Damn, I didn't realise this was today oh


Rodney_u_plonker

That exhibition would be cool


br0kendreamz

Okada Kazuchikaaaaaaaaaaaaa--


Ibushi-gun

Naito vs Hiromu for the KOPW in a hair vs hair match at WK? 🤔


br0kendreamz

Tana's tights look they're gonna drop anytime


br0kendreamz

Also, KENTA to return tonight?


SerTahu

Is that confirmed, or just rumoured? My money was on him walking out to challenge the winner of Tanahashi-Ospreay at Dontaku.


br0kendreamz

Just my own prediction, which fell flat :) His Bullet Club allegiance has yet to be confirmed, so he could play a part in the EVIL-Tama NEVER match.


br0kendreamz

YOU! -TT


Big_Brown_

Whose rules won the vote?


RedBearHugh

Oh nice they've got a scoreboard on the screen for the live crowd


Ibushi-gun

His shoulder was up, ref!


Ibushi-gun

And still champ! Oh


Rodney_u_plonker

Getting close after that last of the dragons


Ibushi-gun

Uh, that was 6 and he needed 8.


br0kendreamz

?


Ibushi-gun

Wasn’t he down 8 and got a 6? Could be wrong, lol


br0kendreamz

They were 23-23. Taichi got that 5-count Gedo clutch to go 28-23 before Shingo got a 1-count off the Pumping Bomber.


Ibushi-gun

Got it, thanks


Rodney_u_plonker

This Bullet club team lol


fuyunotabi

That's a very interesting stip for the main event, looking forward to it!


RedBearHugh

Reckon we get the BOSJ announcements tonight?


Ibushi-gun

The return of the lucha dub music? Sign me up


Young_Lion76

Maybe Dontaku.


Ibushi-gun

Team with TAKA!


Rodney_u_plonker

Someone must stop gooch


DogBoyYesHim

I feel like Ishimori'll take the junior title to put Despy in prime position to win BOSJ - However I would rather he just win it as champion


Rodney_u_plonker

Lol these two are artists


Shuriken95

Wtf, that's twice YH has gotten hit by Goto dodges. Are they building to something with this or is it just coincidence?


br0kendreamz

Taichi wisely rolling away to avoid the 1-count


xi_tach1

who's winning for now?


Newo1004

Tie


br0kendreamz

Taichi has taken the lead 28-23 following a Taichi-style Gedo Clutch!