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catching up on ajpw and noah

1/3 Ashino/Suwama Vs Miyahara/YAoyagi
1/23 Miyahara Vs Ryuki Honda
2/9 Masato Tanaka Vs Shiozaki
2/10 Marufuji Vs Shiozaki
2/11 Kenoh Vs Shiozaki
 

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starting to feel like i'm just posting to myself here (you guys must like stuff?!) but

5/14 AAoyagi/YAoyagi Vs Miyahara/HAYATO
5/15 Kento Miyahara Vs Yuma Aoyagi

Yuma was Miyahara's regular tag partner and he won the Champion Carnival this year.
 

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BLOOD AND FUCKIN GUTS 2 6/29/2022

Watched it again cause my dad had it on. This one is gonna hold up as a classic, when the product is super hot and matches like these happen, they’re hard to forget.
 

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5/5 Sekimoto Vs Okabayashi

not their best match but still really good stuff. I'm always into "good friends, better opponents" and "two bigs throwing bombs" and you get both here.
 

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7/16 G1 ELP Vs Ospreay
7/16 G1 SANADA Vs Jay White
7/16 G1 Okada Vs Cobb

First a great flippy guys match, Ospreay's use of the Hidden Blade possibly works for me!
Second the best Heel in wrestling versus a SANADA who actually uses the dragon sleeper? fucking finally.
Third. Cobb and Okada do their thing and it's one of the better versions.
 

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7/20 g1 Goto Vs Naito
7/23 G1 Ishii Vs Jay White

Goto is a big underdog at this point so he's gotta unload everything in his arsenal just to have a chance. Ishii/Jay is always fire.
 

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3/22 Shiozaki Vs Nakajima
4/30 Shiozaki Vs Kaito Kiyomiya

catching up on NOAH. Go is great the last few years. The chops especially in the Nakajima match sound like gunshots. Kiyomiya's selling and refusal to die is fantastic.
 

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7/30- Roman Reigns Vs Brock Lesnar- WWE SummerSlam

Fun, dumb spectacle. Kind of like the TV PG version of the first Brock Vs Undertaker HIAC.
 

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8/6 G1 OKhan Vs Jay White
8/6 G1 Ospreay Vs Shingo

the leg work in OKhan/Jay is tremendous. Jay is my BITW right now. OKhan more than holds up his end. Just great stuff.
Ospreay/Shingo is what you'd expect from those two. Probably their least impressive outting but still an easy MOTYC
 

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7/26 G1 Juice Robinson vs David Finlay. This match was pretty great. There was so much emotion here thanks to this being a former friends match.
8/2 G1 Will Ospreay vs David Finlay. Finlay is having a fantastic G1, and this might be his breakout. Each G1 seems to have a standout, and Finlay is this year's. Hanare is having a solid tournament, too.

Jay White is doing some amazing work That match with O-Khan was really great. Top to bottom, he might be the best in the world right now. His promos are phenomenal, and his ring work is always great.
 

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more catching up on random puro

5/29 THawk Vs Miyahara
5/31 SHINGO/THawk Vs Aoyagi's
6/12 JLee/Ishikawa/YAoyagi Vs Miyahara/MinoruSuzuki/Suwama

THawk's growth from just another guy in DG is tremendous. These two matches really highlight this as you see him challenge for the triple crown and then team up with old partner and rival SHINGO at the Baba anniversary show. the 6 man is just good classic AJPW clobbering mixed with angle setup.
 

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G1 Climax Day 15

Tom Lawlor vs Okada (I need ZSJ vs Lawlor)
ZSJ vs EVIL (more because it was perfectly fun and everything it should have been)
Tanahashi vs Goto

These last few days have been really, really good. I could even put ELP vs Finlay and it wouldn't be out of place here.
 
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