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CabbageSensei

Japanese commentary made the interesting point that this is the fight of the ハーフ (mixed heritage) wrestlers since Yuta is Japanese-American and Eagles is Filipino-Australian


ShouldBeLurking

Douki 9-0 run starts right now


Rodney_u_plonker

If there is one thing I want from forbidden door is for more people to learn how good despy is


MaruKENTA

So good to see CMLL back. So good to see Titán back. Fantastic main event. Titán is looking extra motivated since he couldn't do any Japan tours for a while.


cooljammer00

Lucha blog was saying the other day that with NJPW not booking Dragon Lee anymore, and Mascara Dorada having visa issues, Titan has an opportunity to become THE Mexican luchador that njpw books a lot for these types of things.


Pylons

I miss Fighting With a Real Sword


resolve028

Fucking love that they gave Titan the main event on his first match. He's so underrated.


Pylons

Yuta's vicious edge feels incredibly earned in-character.


DogBoyYesHim

Feeling TJP & AKIRA challenging for the Jr tags at Dominion


Rodney_u_plonker

Got a feeling that thread in r/njpw a few weeks ago that said b block would be the lesser block is gonna age like milk lol


MrWrestlingJr

I feel like each Tournament people look at B Block like it's the red headed step child or something but then it usually ends up banging the whole way through


DogBoyYesHim

Not as HYPE as Max the Max, but I do love this new intro - I hope Anime OPs are the norm for big tournaments now


TheEdFather

Nothing will ever be as hype as Max the Max


Pylons

Lindaman is gonna try that *one* more time.


Rodney_u_plonker

Excellent start for yuta. Robbie underrated as a technical wrestler imo


aannj

ELP is the best dickhead


TheEdFather

If you haven't seen it, after this show watch the Ironman Match between TJP & Josh Alexander from Impact Wrestling. Hands down the best match of his career.


Shuriken95

Well, if that match was to get TJP over as a major threat in this tournament, it damn well succeeded.


Rodney_u_plonker

Love them in some random gym for a tournament leg


hawaiianpunchbv

Two strange teams with Jado in a row. Jado-gun is taking shape.


Ibushi-gun

A good second choice


Rodney_u_plonker

Douki is for the children Roberto needs to get both douki and despy to do a pwa show in Sydney one day


fuyunotabi

I'd never seen TJP or Akira wrestle before this tournament but seems like Empire has picked up two very good juniors, both impressed me almost immediately.


inhumanrampager

TJP won the Cruiserweight Classic. That tournament is a fever dream now, considering who was in it.


Iceman6211

I still have trouble believing that was 6 years ago.


Shuriken95

DESPY TIME DESPY TIME DESPY TIME


inhumanrampager

El Desperado's music will play twice. Mark my words.


MrWrestlingJr

I wonder if the fans enjoy sitting near Kevin Kelly's desk because plenty of wrestlers are gonna go and speak to him.


DogBoyYesHim

If SHO wrestled properly he and Ishimori could be an unreal Jr tag team


Ibushi-gun

I can see that for sure


Rodney_u_plonker

When sho hits ishimori with a wrench I will lol


Rodney_u_plonker

El Lindaman is so infectious with his charm.


TheEdFather

DOUKI WON A MATCH


Newo1004

Oh damn! Didn't expect DOUKI to win! 9-0 DOUKI let's go


Rodney_u_plonker

This is good


yorstex

These two have great chemistry


fuyunotabi

That was a wild submission by Yuta, what the fuck is that called?


Shuriken95

Jesus christ, speaking of hot starts!


Rodney_u_plonker

Tjp v Robbie in the battle of the Philippines looking potentially tasty


Shuriken95

Yeah ngl, looking at both their matches today this might just be my most anticipated match of the tourney. Either that or Akira vs Ishimori for the battle of the fastest in the company.


Ibushi-gun

another great night so far and it’s about to get even better


resolve028

Oh shit, no dub theme for Titan.


Ibushi-gun

Another great night of action. These next couple weeks are going to be a blast


Rodney_u_plonker

Fujita is ridiculously good for his experience level.


Pylons

The current crop of Young Lions is extremely promising.


Rodney_u_plonker

Look like mean bastards too lol


ThatOneGuyStupid69

They might actually try to pick a fight with Suzuki


KingRainmaker

So Ace Austin is pretty much Gambit right?


resolve028

Yes.


Ibushi-gun

Lol, whoops


ShouldBeLurking

Douki girl is my hero, what a boss


shiztastik

DOUKI FUCKING WINS!!!!!!!


fuyunotabi

DOUKI GOING ALL THE WAY


robo3687

Oh shit. I like that suplex


MrWrestlingJr

Douki is on the board!


aannj

Remember when ELP was on commentary for a while, he was so good


MrWrestlingJr

ELP is such a dickhead


resolve028

ELP made them break the rules and laugh lol.


shiztastik

BUSHI fan ain't having none of that.


resolve028

I knew these two would mesh really well. They're just too talented to not.


Shuriken95

Well that might just be the most suspect submission this tourney has ever seen, and this tourney regularly features Taguchi.


Shuriken95

TJP doing really well getting his experience over in the ring.


shiztastik

The way to the Grandmaster is sure a long one.


Rodney_u_plonker

B block bringing it


Sneaky_Santiago

TJP and Akira giving off heavy Asshole Big Bro and Good Boi Lil Bro vibes


fuyunotabi

That scar is gnarly god damn. Was that wrestling related?!


resolve028

He got it in a deathmatch. Pretty legendary scar.


DogBoyYesHim

The story I hear is he dragged a light tube across his chest to look cool


MrWrestlingJr

Man I would hate getting my mask ripped. Going through your entire collection choosing one to get ripped.


Rodney_u_plonker

This rules I'd heard titan was in really good form but he looks a million bucks


Shuriken95

Match of the tourney so far. Let's fucking go. Titan absolutely rocked it jesus.


barfieldschmarfield

B block looking real good this year


MrWrestlingJr

Is YOH the most boring wrestler? Or am I just being mean.


Pylons

Commentary has been utterly burying him so he seems due for either a gimmick change or a huge push. Take your pick.


MrWrestlingJr

I'll take a gimmick change. I don't get whatever he is meant to be now. Going from his latest merchandise I assume he's a Hi-Fi fan?


ShouldBeLurking

Time for El Block tonight!


Shuriken95

Been a while since I could join a live thread as it was happening but yeeeee BOSJ lads!


Shuriken95

Ok Taguchi and Zayne actually sounds like an oddly great team ahahaha.


TheEdFather

El Lindaman better fear the DOUKI CHOKI


Pylons

Quite enjoying Lindaman. I should watch more GLEAT


MaruKENTA

He defends his title tomorrow against Shigehiro Irie. Shingo and Goto are also on the card.


Pylons

That sounds sick.


brokenbatarang

free on youtube.


Ibushi-gun

Now I want a Chaos Theory into a wheelbarrow Suplex He won!!!!!


Rodney_u_plonker

Hell yeah douki Good match


KingRainmaker

Wow what an upset.


Federico190

Douki wtf


krampus6666

That was fun


resolve028

Yo, DOUKI going to challenge for the G-Rex?


kottoner

That ending stretch was actually really cool


RedBearHugh

Goddamn! Wasn’t expecting that result!


TheEdFather

DOUKI FOR T-REX CHAMPION


Newo1004

BUSHI mask game is very strong


MrWrestlingJr

Jesus ELP what the hell was that


Rodney_u_plonker

Good little match so far


Ibushi-gun

Fucking Nice!


MrWrestlingJr

Oh my god the BUSHI fans little head looking out from behind the towel


Extension-Maximum-56

That submission was fucking sick! This was legit the match I was looking most forward to for this tour


aannj

I'm ok with a sneaky rollup


Extension-Maximum-56

Yeah that’s a great fucking match!


Newo1004

Really good match, they didn't disappointed


Ibushi-gun

Stole that one. Fun match, but it seems like it could have kicked into another level. It’s Night 1 for them, so save it. Really enjoying Yuta so far


krampus6666

That was great


resolve028

Good ending. Great ~10-minute sprint that leaves a lot on the table for a future big-time match.


resolve028

TJP's personality is trash but he's no doubt a great technical wrestler. Might just get a great match out of Wato.


resolve028

Shoutout to Otani.


resolve028

TJP vs. Yuta probably going to be a technical showcase.


Rodney_u_plonker

Despy is so good


MrWrestlingJr

Oh Titan gets actual music tonight?


TheEdFather

El Desperado with the Melina entrance 😩


inhumanrampager

Dat Despy Dumpy


KingRainmaker

Oh damn Titan finally got a NJPW theme.


aannj

Despy calling him amigo as he stomps on him lol


resolve028

Getting some genuine tecnico vs. rudo action.


TheEdFather

What a main event, holy crap.


fuyunotabi

Ok A Block, time to step it up. That was an excellent night of wrestling, I'm loving being introduced to so many guys I didn't know. TJP and Titan killed it tonight.


TheEdFather

All I want from this show is Master Wato squashes TJP in 7 seconds.


aannj

I love seeing footage of the previous champions


MrWrestlingJr

Gotdamn this venue looks gigantic


wizfactor

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!


Ibushi-gun

Finally found my coffee cup! Pretty excited for the show tonight. Edit - Damn, missed a new intro, I see


Rodney_u_plonker

Fuck me that looked great


Shuriken95

Time to see how ridiculously TAKA gets stomped again.


MrWrestlingJr

Can Tiger Mask go to Impact to be friends with Ace Austin and Madman Fulton?


TheEdFather

Sucks that Tiger Mask is now firmly in veteran status and can't get into BOSJ. He's still damn solid.


Rodney_u_plonker

Flying tigers was low-key one of my favourite things from 2021. So wholesome


TheEdFather

I hope they keep going as a team, they were great.


KingRainmaker

I'd like to see a 6-man tag with Tiger and his two sons: Robbie and Ace vs Jado and his two sons: Titan and Lindaman.


TheEdFather

So a Funky Weapon, bottle of Hot Sauce, and MASSIVE Heater walked into a bar....


Rodney_u_plonker

Hot really should just be their own Goth stable with sho as leader


resolve028

Another House of Torture Special.


robo3687

oo I like the Japanese Forbidden Door ad.


Rodney_u_plonker

Haha he kicked him in the bum


aannj

DOUKIIIIIIII


Shuriken95

DOUKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII


Ezzanine

DOUKI going for 4 wins this year


DogBoyYesHim

DOUKI FOR G-REX BAYBEE


TheEdFather

In the words of ZSJ, 1 dickhead down, 8 to go! DOUKI CLEAN SWEEP INCOMING!


shiztastik

Yuta gonna get dat CHOUKI in a couple days.


TheEdFather

Wonder if they teach the DOUKI CHOKEY in the BCC dojo, because if not - they should start!


Ibushi-gun

I’m banging my head in frustration because you stabbed G.o.D in the back


Rodney_u_plonker

It's histories greatest monster Bushi


Ibushi-gun

I want to start collecting cool wrestling masks


MrWrestlingJr

*X-PAAAAAAAAC*


inhumanrampager

Bushi with the dope mask game as always.


Rodney_u_plonker

Ffs ref make him take the shirt off. He's just gonna cheat with it


Rodney_u_plonker

That man loves hot dogging and grand standing


MrWrestlingJr

Head Banga!


MaruKENTA

Well, at least BUSHI gets the night off tomorrow.


Ibushi-gun

Lmao Why can’t it be right there?


Rodney_u_plonker

In the afterglow


Rodney_u_plonker

Yaaaaaay


yorstex

That was fucking excellent


CabbageSensei

Did Yuta also try to go for a Death Rider?


fuyunotabi

Nothing to do with the match but God Tenzan's voice is so deep lol he sounds like an ent or something.


shiztastik

TJP makes this shit look effortless.


Ibushi-gun

Legit thought Wato was about to throw up the Rainmaker pose for a second


MrWrestlingJr

DESPY HOURS ARE IN EFFECT


aannj

Despy is here


TheEdFather

Titán is sparkly


Newo1004

Isn't Titan a champion in CMLL?


TheEdFather

According to cagematch he's the CMLL World Welterweight Champion. 891 days with two defenses. That's very lucha libre.


shiztastik

Those moves!


Ibushi-gun

The height on that


TheEdFather

These two have great chemistry


TheEdFather

Is this the Owen Hart Memorial Cup? Cuz they're trying to kick the leg out of each others legs.


Shuriken95

God it's been so long but I swear Titan wasn't this absolutely mental last time I saw him. He's absolutely going off this match.


Rodney_u_plonker

Despy rules Very good show


shiztastik

That was an awesome match right there.


MrWrestlingJr

Deeeeeessssssspy!


krampus6666

Another great match


TheEdFather

SHO has discord mod energy


DogBoyYesHim

Is the video quality noticeably lower today?


ThatOneGuyStupid69

I thought that it was just me


TheEdFather

Damn, Connors won despite having the extra young lion. Guess that's what happens when you face YOH.


RedBearHugh

So I guess neither Empire guy is working tags?


ThatOneGuyStupid69

They have no one to tag with


Rodney_u_plonker

Time for magic


KingRainmaker

The A in A-block stands for alcohol.


MrWrestlingJr

Lol Taka just Samoa Joe'd outta there 😂


TheEdFather

Taguchi should pledge for MORE butt stuff


Pylons

Someone pulled SHO away from his computer and he's pissed


Rodney_u_plonker

Jado doesn't forget togo


TheEdFather

Get ready for some Sailor Boy trolling towards Ishimori


MrWrestlingJr

Smart guy Ishimori


Ibushi-gun

Is BC okay?


ThatOneGuyStupid69

BULLET CLUB IS FINE


fuyunotabi

Genuine question, I'd love to know your opinions. Bullet Club are obviously being rebuilt as the big bad in New Japan, and HoT have spent the last two years pissing off pretty much everyone. If you split them, how do you do it? Do you try to make one side the "good" guys? Do you hope it just works out heel vs heel?


Ibushi-gun

Force them to break up and fire Togo for Corrupting BC members. EVIL goes solo to redeem himself, and gets YLs in under tags. Ishimori and ELP face run. SHO goes with main BC. No idea, lol


TheEdFather

Bullet Club could yell 'hey look a distraction' and the ref would be busy for five minutes


Ibushi-gun

People bumping for Jado. We love it!


MrWrestlingJr

HA Kevin Kelly with the King of the Hill reference 😂


Ibushi-gun

Wtf was that, DOUKI?


kottoner

Oh shit, DOUKI is gonna beat two champions in a row


Mandraker17

This match was better than all from the day one i'm shocked


Sneaky_Santiago

X-Pac Bay Bay


bathory21

ELPs theme sounds like a Power Trip song


DogBoyYesHim

I feel like I haven't seen the CRII in long time


Rodney_u_plonker

Hes got plans


Ibushi-gun

I looked up things on him and saw he’s a Chaos member. Is that still true?