Archive for the ‘Japan’ Category

History of Wrestling: Super J Cup 94

July 31, 2009

On April 16, 1994 New Japan Pro Wrestling held a card in Tokyo that would be considered by many as the greatest wrestling show of that year.



Your Wrestling Move Of The Day: The Senton Bomb!

July 28, 2009

I have always considered the senton bomb to be among the more underrated of jumping-and-landing-on-your-opponent type maneuvers.  While there is some give to, say, the underside of a leg or the belly, the lumbar spine is a portion of the body that is rigid and when attached to a somewhat hefty man, I really don’t see how it can be performed without genuinely crushing your foe.

Jeff Hardy’s senton, in my opinion, sort of deflects the force away from the opponent and for that reason I much prefer Dick Togo’s senton where all force is directed straight down onto his victim.

Main Events Announced for Dragon Gate USA in Chicago

July 28, 2009


On September 6th, Japanese promotion Dragon Gate will hold its second-ever event for its American imprint, Dragon Gate USA, in Chicago Illinois.  The cleverly-titled “Open the Untouchable Gate” will feature a doozy of a double main event:

A double main event has been signed for DGUSA “Open The Untouchable Gate” in Chicago at the historic Congress Theater on September 6th. Main Event #1 will pit Open The Dream Gate Champion Naruki Doi vs. Bryan Danielson. We have not received word on if the title will be at stake. The reason for this match is simple. Doi has emerged as the “ace” of Dragon Gate in Japan this year. He showed last Saturday in Philadelphia why he is the man to beat in DGUSA. Doi now wants to cement his reputation in the United States. Doi knows the only way to do that is to defeat the man that is called “The Best In The World.” Now Chicago will see Dragon Gate’s Champion take on the top athlete America has to offer. Doi vs. Danielson is set for Chicago!!!

Main Event #2 in Chicago will see Shingo vs. Davey Richards. ‘Nuff said. Tickets for 9/6 in Chi-town are now on sale in the Store.


NOAH: Still Exists

July 28, 2009

Tokyo JCB Hall
3,300 Fans – Super No Vacancy

NOAH is still putting on wrestling matches after the death of beloved star Mitsuharu Misawa. See the finals of the Junior Heavyweight Tag League and see what you think about the current state of wrestling in Japan.

Kenta Kobashi returning to AJPW?

July 26, 2009

Kenta Kobashi, the 42 year old Japanese wrestling legend, is rumored to be returning to All Japan Pro Wrestling at the 8/30/09 Sumo Hall show.