Discussion in 'Wrestling' started by ColePens, Oct 21, 2019.
Okada will be one of the torch bearers for Tokyo 2020.
Kazuchika Okada Set To Run With Olympic Torch
AXS has cancelled New Japan on their channel, since they now run Impact.
NJPW claiming nothing is in the works for TV in the US, pushing their streaming service. This is a very bad idea.
It certainly seems that New Japan's push into the US was doomed, regardless of the exodus of the AEW guys. There are big cultural differences and they don't understand the market, much like attempts by American companies to push into Japan.
Psicosis II assaults Konnan outside Impact tapings.
Video has surfaced of wrestler Juan Gonzalez (also known as Psicosis II and Leon Negro) arguing with and then slapping or punching Konnan outside last night's Impact Wrestling taping in Mexico City.
Video in link.
Psicosis II assaults Konnan outside Impact tapings
Anyone been watching the New Japan Cup? Any matches worth watching so far?
I saw Okada vs Yuji Nagata and that was pretty good. Still hard to believe it's the same guy from WCW. I also watched the Yano - Takahashi match and enjoyed it, though anyone'e enjoyment of that match will be dictated by what they think of Yan matches in general.
Gedo must have new notebooks he hasn’t told people about.
This has to be a coronavirus audible. Aren't there already enough people in BC? Now you add EVIL (and Dick Togo?) and then proceed to put him over Naito giving him both belts? I would have given that rub to KENTA or Jay White waayyy before EVIL. The fact he never lost the 6 man title tells this was a recent decision.
Wonder what this means for the Sanada defection they've been teasing?
Any matches worth watching from BoSJ or World Tag League in NJPW?
Remember when TNA had Sanada and Okada?
Weird to think about
Moments away from the biggest Impact episode in ages.
What is the plan with Kenny Omega as AEW Champ on their show?
Tony Khan may buy Impact!?!
Right now, Impact Wrestling has more viewers on Twitch than Amazon Prime Video, who are streaming an NFL game.
I'd say, for an Impact Wrestling episode, this was a good one, but given folks tuned in mainly to see Kenny Omega, I think they were disappointed. Does not help that they saw too much of Tommy Dreamer (who has no right to be on TV, period), and in Impact's case, Rich Swann is already put in a spot where he is not on equal footing to Omega.
If and when Swann and Omega have a match, they were already going to have a hard time putting Swann on par with Omega, and tonight did a horrible job presenting that as a first impression.
I equate this situation to be on par to when the NWA appeared on WWF programming in 1998 as it was meant to give the company some credibility after years of irrelevancy, except the WWF had no interest in presenting any of their folks as decent, so every single wrestler associated with the NWA lost to guys who were already at the bottom of the WWF card. This whole deal has the potential to hurt Impact more than it will help AEW, so they need to be careful about how their own are booked, so seeing that annoyed me plenty.
That's a fair analogy, though I'd say that Omega has enough sway to make sure that Impact isn't made to look as bad as the NWA did at that time. Impact is still a gongshow but this at least provides some variety.
Regarding the NWA, it's started a new weekly show called NWA Shockwave. From what I've seen it isn't very good, though given the situation with filming that's the only expectable result.
That line about Tony being on Impact for one night then quitting the business for 18 years.
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