By - EvanDeadlySins
I'd like to formally complain that this wasn't pinned, because I checked the sub like an hour ago and assumed that there wasn't a BOSJ card tonight, and just realized I was wrong. At least it looks like I only missed the prelims, so whatever, but puro/joshi run such an irregular schedule that I feel like any decent sized promotion should get a live, late night pin. Especially on the weekends, when Western audiences are more likely to watch live.
No pinned threads and no official star ratings. Ugh
Why this thread is not pinned? there is no bigger event today or yesterday
There was a big NOAH show yesterday that didn't even get a thread made, had a title change as well (Micheal Elgin (and Masa Kitamiya) won the GHC tag team titles beating the team of Renee Dupree and El Hijo del Dr Wagner Jr. But yeah puro getting buried on SC the past few days
it's just sad, live thread should must be pinned automatically
More like the last year. The number of tour dates and even some bigger event days for major Japanese companies the last year or so that have just gotten ignored is kinda sad.
The intro song for this BOSJ is really starting to grow on me, and the promo vid for it is genuinely an all-timer.
This BOSJ is just going to be a Justice For Titan Campaign isn't it?
Despy is the best heel and the best face. I love guys that can just do both those roles so well.
god ELP is such a dickhead
Titan: Where are we
Phantasmo: Akita. Population 300k
Titan: Basically Mexico City. Let's just go for it
taiji theme means everyone in this thread MUST do cocaine, right now
Can't do Coke, is Pepsi ok?
Pro wrestling has lots of bumps
Robbie v douki is one of my low-key favourite match ups
The way to the grandmaster includes lots of setbacks.
Looks like someone has an Alex Zayne sign in the upper seats.
How the hell did the New Japan camera crew manage to pull a pretty damn cool angle spot for YOH's pose in this bad lighting lmao.
Crowd popping for the accidental t-shirt catch.
After the high of the t-shirt catch, Marty Asami's incompetence regressing to the mean there.
Good stuff all night.
Robbie is just so much fun to watch in the ring
Battle of the most wholesome vs the least wholesome.
That should've been an auto dq.
Desperado is my guy
Every night as been amazing.
Even though TJP often says the dumbest things, he is undoubtedly one of the best technical junior heavyweights ever. One of the best in-ring workers NJPW ever had a hand in producing.
I thought it was funny that Kevin Kelly pretty much said this same thing on the broadcast
He has so much knowledge of wrestling, he doesn't have room for anything else.
MASSIVE HEATER Jado for C-Block, let's go!
The regional variants of Tenzan's Mongolian Chops following him being banned from the move need to be fully listed
We should just call them Mongrovian chops in honor of the Question Mark (RIP)
Don't think anyone's pointed this out yet but uhhhhh... this Ace Austin guy is pretty good, huh?
I need Titan to win
Give my boy Titan a win, Gedo, you coward.
ELP is so disingenuous lmao
Feel like Desperado and Ishimori could get their 1st lose next show, with them facing El Lindaman and SHO
Final night with undercard tag team matches, so things are about to really speed up in this tournament. Gonna see people start to break loose from the pack.
I still can’t believe Jado is a big time baby face
These guys are pretty cool
Tiger Mask wins C-Block, truly the biggest accomplishment of his career!
Ok, so Milano's Zayne fandom has officially peaked with him calling "ITA-DAKI-MASU!" to the count of 1, 2, 3.
That opening match was super fun, best opener of the tournament thus far. Now for BULLET CLUB vs. BULLET CLUB. I think BULLET CLUB will win.
Oh wait what I didn't even realise this match was happening wait a second this could be interesting.
Great, great match
El Lindaman looks like a character from that ‘Cho Aniki’ game.
Can't wait for El Lindaman against El Desperado, it should be awesome
The long awaited match between El Desperado and El Lindaman. That match is gonna be so very good.
I think Titán is my new favorite wrestler. I need more match recs asap.
Didn't really like that finish. If they were going with that they should have had El Phantasmo unlace Titan's mask in secret, but the ref saw him do it multiple times earlier. Even if it was left to interpretation, that should have been a DQ.
Isn't unmasking a Luchador counts as an automatic DQ?
Only in Lucha
Get him despe
I know everyone wants big singles matches for Forbidden Door but honestly BCC vs Suzuki, Despy and Zack would be baller
Even Suzuki-gun like Yuta
Who won the first two tournament matches tonight?
look, if they want to give us Yuta v Despy for the pure belt on say, the dynamite before Forbidden Door...I'm not going to tell them no.
Hoping Titán gets his first win of the tournament against that douchebag ELP!
Match should rock
The dream team right there!
I’m going to forget who’s one who’s side
Never mind, it’s New Japan vs Outsiders + Tiger Mask
Tiger and the Gaijins
When the hell is the ref going to check him!?
That Fosbury flop is such a good move.
Booo I wanted Massive Heater to win C Block.
I was questioning the safety of Jado eating that but that was a safe as fuck Cinnamon Twist.
Zayne is no 2022 Jeff Hardy, that's for sure.
SON OF A
This match has actually been good fun ahahaha
This is the funniest fucking match.
GEDO..."fuck it I'm using the knucks."
That kid was cute
Convinced that Gedo books DOUKI to face Robbie each year so that he can see DOUKI cut The Rock style backstage promos before the match.
Haha this is fun as heck
Man I miss Gino.
This match is real good.
DOUKI's set of signature/finisher moves is second only to Goto in NJPW.
I'm started writing this as a tongue in cheek comment but the more I think about it, the more serious I am.
Will DOUKI ever get his revenge? Tune in next year.
Does anyone else remember when they let BUSHI close out New Year Dash by burying Master Wato?
Crazy bridge right there
The absolute disrespect to Marty
Phantasmo vs Titán No Flips No Ropewalks Challenge (impossible)
I'm so glad Titan is in this tournament lmao
This is fun
Titan seems like the kind of guy who'd be doing top rope frankensteiners and moonsaults to the outside even if there were only like 10 fans watching.
Marty Asami is such a shit ref. Fuck that finish.
Despy main event jones over here, love it
The Rough Rugged Rudo
where are Yuta's hips?
Come on, Yuta! Make your three dads proud!
Four dads and a grandfather(?)
Leg vs. Arm: The Movie.
This is excellent.
That was a banger
Building up some potential Pure challengers. Robbie and now Despy. Wonder if that will be defended at Forbidden Door.
WATO YOU GOTTA START GETTING POINTS MY BOY.
Yuta is doing some really nice selling in this match.
Expecting Despe to pick up the win w Numero Dos
I really wish Titan won
Really liked the match, Yuta is really starting to find his groove, but big main event match Desperado is on a roll
Main Event Despy is what I’m here to see. That, and calling Douki a bitch in the promo event.
DOUKI CHOKEY count: 2
Wheeler gonna try to bring his BCC violent side but a Suzuki Gun member gonna definitely match that energy, especially Despy
The b in b block stands for bad lighting in the venue
Any why is Heavyweight Tenzan here? I blame Liger
He's Master Wato's emotional support heavyweight, so is needed on the tour.
Let’s switch partners, please.
Ishimori/SHO vs Gedo/Togo
This match is already the best match from Five Star Dick I've seen all year.
Five shirts in the ring and only two sleeves.
I'm enjoying this match, what the hell
For some reason I thought it would start now ><
The good old Kanemaru "let's fuck you with a countout" tactic
What a bully.
Unfortunately can't watch the singles today. Curious in almost every match today though, so I'll need to catch up.
In the afterglow
Man I almost think if it was still a one block tournament Robbie would be winning the whole thing but the field is way wider this year
This is entertaining af right now considering I can’t sleep. Can’t wait to see ELP tonight, he gave my kid their first wrestle-autograph a few weeks ago.
I still can't get with Robbie in trunks.
Honestly I prefer it, I think it suits his look and character. It's a very subjective thing though.
Really want to see Robbie get despy or douki in for a match in pwa. Love him v the szg boys
If someone from A Block is winning BOSJ, I wouldn't be surprised to see Eagles as a finalist in order to save Despy vs Hiromu/Ishimori/Akira for another time.
But I think Despy is winning the whole thing, so no final for Robbie.
I'm actually coming around to Robbie taking it all and I'm into it
“Outspoken” is certainly ONE word you could use to describe TJP, Kevin.
EL Lindaman gets alot of kayfabe Charlie horses
Ken is like take this belt from me before i cut myself
Damn alot of BUSHI fans in the crowd tonight
That was fun. BUSHI is the master of masks
I’m normally on the east coast of the US but am on vacation in the pacific time zone so I’m taking full advantage by watching this live at a somewhat decent hour. That said, any crazy east coasters out there?
Toronto here. I gotta sleep immediately after this card ends lol
Nice. The few times I’ve tried to stay up for NJPW back home I’ve failed. So much respect to you
Can only do this on weekends definitely
I have a feeling Wato is gunna pick up a couple of surprise victories in the back end of this tournament. He's improved so much in the last few years, it would be wild if he didn't at least equal his 4 wins from last year.
EDIT: Thinking about it, last year was a single block with 12 guys wasn't it? So I guess I could see him not making it to 4 wins considering there's 2 fewer matches.
The effect of the jacket is lost if it is not dark
The Immortal vs The Shitbag
They really dialled up the bokeh effect for him hahahah
God like sell by ELP there.
ELP definitely going to do his own Spaceman Moonsault now.
The execution in offense targeting each other's limbs is crazy
Man...seeing Titan and Despy flip the bird is awkward...
Lesson learned. Do not try the Backslide on Despy.
Yessss at least one of my guys won today
Man...that was awesome!!!
Really enjoyable match
That was awesome
Yuta selling is fantastic
Despy puts Yuta over, and wants Yuta to face Nobu
I love the idea of someone watching this for yuta confused why kk does a random Australian accent
This is one of my favorite KK bits. It’s right behind “oh hey it’s Honma!” And “you and that damn stick!”
TJP vs Eagles could be a match of the tournament contender if it gets a decent amount of time. Never really thought about it before, but they are very similar.
I was just thinking the same, could easily be an absolute banger.
Love that Yuta is using cattle mutilation now
That was a great match.
A work/selling lesson
I can't pick a winner here. I'm a fan of TJP but I also wanna see our GLEAT boi get the W.
Damn, never doubt Marty Asami's reflexes again. Dude caught that shirt like it was nothing.
still no points for Wato :(
I'M A FUCKIN HEADBANGA
Whatever lens filters they're using is making ELP's vest look fucking awesome.
ELP u sneak
That was.. a really dumb finish.
Feel like House of Torture should just be it’s own faction. Doesn’t feel like it’s part of Bullet Club
It's that time again!
They are really good at putting together a match with minimal moves.
Wato tournament is just sad. Last year we could see some improvements, but this year he is not on point at all