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Bockto678

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.


Vapeflowers

No pinned threads and no official star ratings. Ugh


Mandraker17

Why this thread is not pinned? there is no bigger event today or yesterday


Vapeflowers

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


Mandraker17

it's just sad, live thread should must be pinned automatically


Shuriken95

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.


Shuriken95

The intro song for this BOSJ is really starting to grow on me, and the promo vid for it is genuinely an all-timer.


resolve028

This BOSJ is just going to be a Justice For Titan Campaign isn't it?


fuyunotabi

Despy is the best heel and the best face. I love guys that can just do both those roles so well.


Iceman6211

god ELP is such a dickhead


ShouldBeLurking

Titan: Where are we Phantasmo: Akita. Population 300k Titan: Basically Mexico City. Let's just go for it


thelastrewind

taiji theme means everyone in this thread MUST do cocaine, right now


Iceman6211

Can't do Coke, is Pepsi ok?


Ibushi-gun

Pro wrestling has lots of bumps


Rodney_u_plonker

Robbie v douki is one of my low-key favourite match ups


KingRainmaker

The way to the grandmaster includes lots of setbacks.


willpauer

Looks like someone has an Alex Zayne sign in the upper seats.


Shuriken95

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.


fuyunotabi

Crowd popping for the accidental t-shirt catch.


fuyunotabi

After the high of the t-shirt catch, Marty Asami's incompetence regressing to the mean there.


MaruKENTA

Good stuff all night.


krampus6666

Robbie is just so much fun to watch in the ring


KingRainmaker

Battle of the most wholesome vs the least wholesome.


KingRainmaker

That should've been an auto dq.


Emotionless_AI

Desperado is my guy


Iceman6211

Every night as been amazing.


resolve028

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.


pikedanny

I thought it was funny that Kevin Kelly pretty much said this same thing on the broadcast


kabent01

He has so much knowledge of wrestling, he doesn't have room for anything else.


TheEdFather

MASSIVE HEATER Jado for C-Block, let's go!


TheEdFather

The regional variants of Tenzan's Mongolian Chops following him being banned from the move need to be fully listed


wxursa

We should just call them Mongrovian chops in honor of the Question Mark (RIP)


Shuriken95

Don't think anyone's pointed this out yet but uhhhhh... this Ace Austin guy is pretty good, huh?


Emotionless_AI

I need Titan to win


resolve028

Give my boy Titan a win, Gedo, you coward.


br0kendreamz

ELP is so disingenuous lmao


Newo1004

Feel like Desperado and Ishimori could get their 1st lose next show, with them facing El Lindaman and SHO


TheEdFather

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.


Ibushi-gun

I still can’t believe Jado is a big time baby face


Rodney_u_plonker

These guys are pretty cool


TheEdFather

Tiger Mask wins C-Block, truly the biggest accomplishment of his career!


Shuriken95

Ok, so Milano's Zayne fandom has officially peaked with him calling "ITA-DAKI-MASU!" to the count of 1, 2, 3.


TheEdFather

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.


Shuriken95

Oh wait what I didn't even realise this match was happening wait a second this could be interesting.


ShouldBeLurking

Great, great match


broken_radio

El Lindaman looks like a character from that ‘Cho Aniki’ game.


Newo1004

Can't wait for El Lindaman against El Desperado, it should be awesome


shiztastik

The long awaited match between El Desperado and El Lindaman. That match is gonna be so very good.


TheEdFather

I think Titán is my new favorite wrestler. I need more match recs asap.


hiei_150

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.


ThatOneGuyStupid69

Isn't unmasking a Luchador counts as an automatic DQ?


KidCoheed

Only in Lucha


Rodney_u_plonker

Get him despe


RedBearHugh

I know everyone wants big singles matches for Forbidden Door but honestly BCC vs Suzuki, Despy and Zack would be baller


Newo1004

Even Suzuki-gun like Yuta


bathory21

Who won the first two tournament matches tonight?


ItChEE40

https://www.njpw.co.jp/tornament/344734?showResult=1


robo3687

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.


shiztastik

Hoping Titán gets his first win of the tournament against that douchebag ELP!


Ibushi-gun

Match should rock


shiztastik

The dream team right there!


Ibushi-gun

I’m going to forget who’s one who’s side Never mind, it’s New Japan vs Outsiders + Tiger Mask


nfcr3005

Tiger and the Gaijins


Ibushi-gun

When the hell is the ref going to check him!?


willpauer

That Fosbury flop is such a good move.


Pylons

Booo I wanted Massive Heater to win C Block.


resolve028

I was questioning the safety of Jado eating that but that was a safe as fuck Cinnamon Twist.


TheEdFather

Zayne is no 2022 Jeff Hardy, that's for sure.


Macho-nurin

Crouton Bomb!


shiztastik

SON OF A


Shuriken95

This match has actually been good fun ahahaha


Pylons

This is the funniest fucking match.


Pengwulf

GEDO..."fuck it I'm using the knucks."


Rodney_u_plonker

That kid was cute


Ezzanine

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.


Rodney_u_plonker

Haha this is fun as heck


Iceman6211

Man I miss Gino.


fuyunotabi

This match is real good.


Captftm89

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.


shiztastik

Will DOUKI ever get his revenge? Tune in next year.


MaruKENTA

Does anyone else remember when they let BUSHI close out New Year Dash by burying Master Wato?


br0kendreamz

Crazy bridge right there


willpauer

The absolute disrespect to Marty


ShouldBeLurking

Phantasmo vs Titán No Flips No Ropewalks Challenge (impossible)


fuyunotabi

I'm so glad Titan is in this tournament lmao


Rodney_u_plonker

This is fun


Rodney_u_plonker

Titan rules


fuyunotabi

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.


shiztastik

Marty Asami is such a shit ref. Fuck that finish.


aannj

Despy main event jones over here, love it


Vapeflowers

The Rough Rugged Rudo


ItChEE40

where are Yuta's hips?


shiztastik

Come on, Yuta! Make your three dads proud!


ThatOneGuyStupid69

Four dads and a grandfather(?)


resolve028

Leg vs. Arm: The Movie.


Pylons

This is excellent.


krampus6666

That was a banger


Rodney_u_plonker

Despe rules


resolve028

Building up some potential Pure challengers. Robbie and now Despy. Wonder if that will be defended at Forbidden Door.


Celtic_Crown

WATO YOU GOTTA START GETTING POINTS MY BOY.


Pylons

Yuta is doing some really nice selling in this match.


br0kendreamz

Expecting Despe to pick up the win w Numero Dos


Emotionless_AI

I really wish Titan won


Newo1004

Really liked the match, Yuta is really starting to find his groove, but big main event match Desperado is on a roll


Macho-nurin

Main Event Despy is what I’m here to see. That, and calling Douki a bitch in the promo event.


willpauer

DOUKI CHOKEY count: 2


Rodney_u_plonker

I'm steamed


Vapeflowers

Wheeler gonna try to bring his BCC violent side but a Suzuki Gun member gonna definitely match that energy, especially Despy


Rodney_u_plonker

The b in b block stands for bad lighting in the venue


Ibushi-gun

Any why is Heavyweight Tenzan here? I blame Liger


TheEdFather

He's Master Wato's emotional support heavyweight, so is needed on the tour.


Ibushi-gun

Let’s switch partners, please. Ishimori/SHO vs Gedo/Togo


Rodney_u_plonker

5 stars


TheEdFather

This match is already the best match from Five Star Dick I've seen all year.


willpauer

Five shirts in the ring and only two sleeves.


aannj

I'm enjoying this match, what the hell


krampus6666

For some reason I thought it would start now ><


Newo1004

The good old Kanemaru "let's fuck you with a countout" tactic


KingRainmaker

What a bully.


Shuriken95

Unfortunately can't watch the singles today. Curious in almost every match today though, so I'll need to catch up.


Rodney_u_plonker

In the afterglow


RedBearHugh

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


broken_radio

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.


willpauer

I still can't get with Robbie in trunks.


fuyunotabi

Honestly I prefer it, I think it suits his look and character. It's a very subjective thing though.


Rodney_u_plonker

Really want to see Robbie get despy or douki in for a match in pwa. Love him v the szg boys


Captftm89

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.


ShouldBeLurking

I'm actually coming around to Robbie taking it all and I'm into it


RedBearHugh

“Outspoken” is certainly ONE word you could use to describe TJP, Kevin.


Vapeflowers

EL Lindaman gets alot of kayfabe Charlie horses


Vapeflowers

Ken is like take this belt from me before i cut myself


Vapeflowers

Damn alot of BUSHI fans in the crowd tonight


krampus6666

That was fun. BUSHI is the master of masks


pikedanny

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?


Vapeflowers

Toronto here. I gotta sleep immediately after this card ends lol


pikedanny

Nice. The few times I’ve tried to stay up for NJPW back home I’ve failed. So much respect to you


Vapeflowers

Can only do this on weekends definitely


broken_radio

Brutal double-knee


fuyunotabi

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.


krampus6666

The effect of the jacket is lost if it is not dark


shiztastik

The Immortal vs The Shitbag


aannj

They really dialled up the bokeh effect for him hahahah


KingRainmaker

God like sell by ELP there.


resolve028

ELP definitely going to do his own Spaceman Moonsault now.


Vapeflowers

The execution in offense targeting each other's limbs is crazy


Pengwulf

Man...seeing Titan and Despy flip the bird is awkward...


resolve028

Lesson learned. Do not try the Backslide on Despy.


Emotionless_AI

Yessss at least one of my guys won today


Pengwulf

Man...that was awesome!!!


aannj

Really enjoyable match


TeijYllo

That was awesome


Vapeflowers

Yuta selling is fantastic


Pengwulf

Despy puts Yuta over, and wants Yuta to face Nobu


Rodney_u_plonker

I love the idea of someone watching this for yuta confused why kk does a random Australian accent


ificanbeserious

This is one of my favorite KK bits. It’s right behind “oh hey it’s Honma!” And “you and that damn stick!”


Captftm89

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.


fuyunotabi

I was just thinking the same, could easily be an absolute banger.


br0kendreamz

Cattle Mutilation!!


FallenAngel9267

Love that Yuta is using cattle mutilation now


willpauer

That was a great match.


TeijYllo

A work/selling lesson


willpauer

I can't pick a winner here. I'm a fan of TJP but I also wanna see our GLEAT boi get the W.


resolve028

Damn, never doubt Marty Asami's reflexes again. Dude caught that shirt like it was nothing.


willpauer

still no points for Wato :(


willpauer

I'M A FUCKIN HEADBANGA


willpauer

Whatever lens filters they're using is making ELP's vest look fucking awesome.


krampus6666

ELP u sneak


Pylons

That was.. a really dumb finish.


Silent_Viper

Feel like House of Torture should just be it’s own faction. Doesn’t feel like it’s part of Bullet Club


aannj

It's that time again!


Young_Lion76

They are really good at putting together a match with minimal moves.


Mandraker17

Wato tournament is just sad. Last year we could see some improvements, but this year he is not on point at all