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  1. Kazushi Sakuraba/Katsuyori Shibata(Laughter 7) vs. Wataru Inoue and friends

    So I'm finally able to catch up on some of the NJPW I've been missing, and holy fuck this feud. The match in question that I watched was Laughter 7 vs. Inoue and Togi Makabe. Someone on /wooo/ posted up a decent run through of the story and I figured I'd share it with you all and then my thoughts on this most fantastic of matches.

    Shibata, like it was already mentioned in this thread, used to be an upcoming star in mid-00's NJPW, but then left due to backstage shenanigans to join a
  2. Wrestling Blog #1: Okada's historic win

    Quote Originally Posted by KENTA View Post
    OK, to fully explain how fucking amazing this is, I have to do a little explaining.

    First off, Japanese wrestling is steeped in tradition, like many Japanese things. It also has that social hierarchy that many businesses in Japan do. When you're the new guy, certain things are expected of you and you do them without question, and many things come along formulaically. One of these things is wrestling abroad and honing your skills. This used to mean working in several of the US/Canadian