NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 12 Discussion And Results!

PRE SHOW

New Japan Rumble

Winner: Kakihara

MAIN CARD

IWGP JR. HEAVYWEIGHT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Roppongi 3K (c) vs. The Young Bucks

Winners: The Young Bucks

NEVER OPENWEIGHT 6-MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (GAUNTLET MATCH)
Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, and Bad Luck Fale (c) vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Juice Robinson, and Togi Makabe vs. Beretta, Toru Yano, and Tomohiro Ishii vs. Hanson, Raymond Rowe, and Michael Elgin vs. Taichi, Takashi Iizuka, and Zack Sabre Jr.

Winners: Ryusuke Taguchi, Juice Robinson, and Togi Makabe vs. Beretta

Cody vs. Kota Ibushi

Winner: Kota Ibushi

IWGP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer and Davey Boy Smith Jr.) vs. EVIL and SANADA

Winners: Evil and SANADA!

NEVER OPENWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (HAIR VS. HAIR/NOBODY AT RINGSIDE DEATHMATCH)
Minoru Suzuki (c) vs. Hirooki Goto

Winner: Hirooki Goto

IWGP JR. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (4-WAY)
Marty Scurll (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi vs. KUSHIDA vs. Will Ospreay

Winner: Will Ospreay

IWGP INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. “Switchblade” Jay White

Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi

CO-MAIN EVENTS

IWGP UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (NO DQ)
Kenny Omega (c) vs. Chris Jericho

Winner: Kenny Omega

IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito

Winner: Kazuchika Okada

 

  • Sir Mitch

    Here we go WRC people!

  • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

    Ayo!! My first NJPW ppv. Got all my essentials. Pizza, Coca, and sour gummy worms. I’m ready to go!

    • Sir Mitch

      Cool to see you!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    well i am ready for some late NJPW action.

    • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

      What match you most looking forward to, Sam?

      • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

        as great of a build Omega vs Jericho has been, im looking forward to Naito vs Okada the most

        • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

          I’m here solely for the Jericho/Omega match. However, I’m also looking forward to the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Fatal Four Way and Cody/Ibushi.

          • Sir Mitch

            I’m keen on seeing Suzuki vs Goto and the Co-Main Events!

          • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

            I honestly don’t know half the talent on the card. I’ve heard of most of them, but just really haven’t seen much. I’m hoping to be very impressed tonight.

          • Sir Mitch

            You will be, trust me!

    • Sir Mitch

      Happy to have you here!

      • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

        well getting tagged in the fb post and also having a notification on my laptop calendar for this helped lol

  • Hey, kids! I’m ready to be impressed!

    • Sir Mitch

      You will be, trust me!
      Best workers on the planet on full display on this show!

      • Can’t wait to see it. I’ll do the best I can!

        • Sir Mitch

          Drink coffee, Red Bull whatever you have to do to stay up…it will be worth it!

          • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

            Coke is my beverage of choice.

    • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

      You and I both, Botch.

      • Yeah, your first too! Exciting, right?

        • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

          It’s different, for sure. I’m excied to have my mind blown and walking in with decent expectations.

  • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

    Throwing a hypothetical out here. What happens if Omega/Jericho bombs? I honestly don’t see it happening. But if Omega/Jericho stinks up the show, what kind of impact would that have for NJPW and Omega?

    • Never happen. I know they’ll kill it. Not worried about them at all!

      • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

        I’m not either. Jericho could wrestle ANYONE and put on a good match. The fact that he’s in there with Omega, they’ll be match of the night for sure.

    • Sir Mitch

      Omega none, NJPW it may have a little impact as it’s drummed up a fair amount of interest outside of Japan which is good for business!
      But NJPW international expansion is in full swing and it would take A LOT to slow it down!
      The promotion is simply put HOT right now!

      • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

        Just a curious thought I had. They garnered so much interest from fans who’ve never seen an NJPW show before, like myself, that I was wondering how much it would hurt their brands if Omega/Jericho didn’t deliver.

  • The website is being slow for me. NJPW’s, not this one.

    • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

      Me too.

      • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

        I stupidly tried to refresh the stream. The page crashed.

        • Eleazar Rodriguez

          Same here

          • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

            Lesson learned. NEVER refresh the stream.

    • Sir Mitch

      Heavy traffic!

      • I can’t even get the homepage to load up now. It’s just hanging.

        • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

          I managed to get a link to the English Commentary stream to pop up. This reminds me of dialup.

  • Sir Mitch

    Ok for those of you who have never seen a NJPW show before here are some things you should know!
    Firstly the show will go long (5 hours) so be prepared.
    Second, the action is A LOT more physical
    Third the rules are a little different (count out is 20 not ten etc)
    Fourth crowds in Japan are normally very quiet until matches reach their apex!

    • Eeks. I won’t make it five hours for sure. That’ll put me up to 7am here. I’ll never make that. I’ll stay as long as I can.

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      i always love the variety you get with international crowds cause they generally act differently for matches

  • Sir Mitch

    It looks like the NJPWWorld.com is buckling under the weight of heavy traffic!

    • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

      I managed to get the stream up and running.

  • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

    *Music has been altered due to rights*
    That made me laugh so much.

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      if only wwe did that on the network for when you rewatch old ppvs/shows lol

      • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

        Honestly, I don’t even recognize for a lot of the older stuff.

        • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

          i do when it is for certain wrestlers that had distinct intro songs i remember. or when it just sounds out of place

          • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

            The first time I remember hearing altered music was The Undertaker’s Rollin’ theme being altered.

  • Ugh. Still not on.

    • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

      Stick with it, Botch.

    • Sir Mitch

      Me neither!
      Traffic is super heavy!

  • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

    Wait.. A rumble with pinfalls? That sounds like a nightmare. I do not envy that ref.

  • That poor server…LOL!!

    • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

      Working overtime.

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      “I’m giving it all she’s got captain!”

  • Sir Mitch

    I’ve got the stream at last!

  • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

    I’ve wrestled some stiff mother effers. I still never wanted go to Japan. Their forearms are crazy.

  • Sir Mitch

    Who has a working stream and who doesn’t?

    • Nothing

    • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

      I do! Can you believe CM Punk being in the Rumble?! xD

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      i got it going

    • Sir Mitch

      Try turning everything off (including your modem) and reboot everything!

      • This is on their end, not on mine. I stream everything else just fine. Was watching something on the WWE Network before this and it was fine. It’s all Flash-based.

        • Eleazar Rodriguez

          Do you have a Amazon Fire stick.

        • Sir Mitch

          I know it’s on their end, but I turned everything off then on and it helped them!

  • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

    Holy crap! Taka Michinoku still wrestles?

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    taka michinoku is really in great shape after all these years

    • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

      He has maybe my favorite RR elimination of all time.

      • Sir Mitch

        Man alive that was bad!

      • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

        i just looked it up cause i couldnt recall it. geez was that something

  • Sir Mitch

    The living legend…Liger time!

    • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

      Can we get Liger/Breese 2? That was such a great match. Tyler Breese is an underrated talent.

      • Sir Mitch

        Liger should go into the WWE HOF!
        He was a mainstay in the U.S. in the 90’s and is a legit Legend in the biz!

        • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

          I’m sure it’ll eventually happen.

  • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

    How do they alter music live? Seriously.

  • Sir Mitch

    WTF…MR Juicy..the worst worker in OZ is in New Japan LOL!

    • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

      How is the Australian wrestling scene? I have an Aunt and Uncle who are stationed in Australia. Thought about taking my niece and nephews to a match when I go to visit next year.

      • Sir Mitch

        It was rubbish for a LONG time.
        It’s picked up the last 18 months in a BIG way though!

  • At. Long. LAST!!!!!!!

    • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

      FINALLY! Botch has come back…

    • Sir Mitch

      BOTCH…YOU MADE IT!

      • It only worked on Google Chrome and at that, it took a long time. Their servers were not ready for this at all.

        • Sir Mitch

          They could not have anticipated how big this event would be!

  • Sir Mitch

    The son of Fit Finley!!!
    First 4th generation worker as far as I know!

  • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

    Hard to believe that is Fit Finlay’s son.

    • Sir Mitch

      He wrestles an entirely different style to his father!

  • Sir Mitch

    Oh I forget to mention NJPW is DEFINITELY not PG LOL!

    • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

      I’m still confused by the elimination by pinfalls

      • Sir Mitch

        Trying to be different to WWE version!

        • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

          Just seems far too chaotic.

          • Sir Mitch

            That’s what makes it different!

  • Sir Mitch

    The Tokyo pimp is accompanied by the lovely Tokyo Latina!
    Real Life she’s dating Bad Luck Fale the lucky SOB!

  • I. Dig. Cheesburger!

    • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

      Dude is scrawny. I’ve heard of him, but this is the first time I’ve seen him.

      • Sir Mitch

        He mostly works ROH!

        • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

          That’s where I’ve heard of him from.

        • He’s so selfless. He’ll help anyone. Love that about him.

  • HA! Twisting his arm by biting his thumb. LOVE IT!

  • Sir Mitch

    @CantRainAllTheTime:disqus You still here bro?

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      yeah i am

  • Sir Mitch

    Over a hundred comments already…so cool!

  • This kind of reminds me of a more rambunctious version of “WWF Superstars of Wrestling”. Very much the same vibe.

  • Cheeseburger….ROFL!!!!

  • Sir Mitch

    It’s looking like New Japan has over 40,000 people in the dome this year!
    15,000 more than last year!

  • That ending seemed rather pat, honestly.

    • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

      Agreed. Enjoyed the Rumble overall. Not a fan of that ending.

  • The audience is just so respectful! Very different. I likes!

    • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

      No “What?” chants. So different.

  • Sir Mitch

    The person who won the Rumble is a MMA fighter who only wrestled now and then.
    He is in remission after a long battle with Cancer.
    NJPW went the sentimental route in booking the finish of this one!

    • Aww. That’s cool. I can dig it.

    • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

      I can dig it now that I have context.

      • Sir Mitch

        I’m here all night to give context for the uninitiated.
        Something you don’t get? Just ask!

  • The winner does look awfully thin. That would explain it.

  • So now we wait 20 minutes until the actual show starts?

  • Sir Mitch

    Ok, guys I need to make some last minute preparations for the show.
    I’ll be back in ten!

  • No way I’m leaving that page until it starts. I may never get back in…LOL!!

  • So who else is on the East coast?

  • There is now a rumor floating around that Lashley is due to re-sign with WWE once his contract with that Canadian entity is done.

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      ive heard the same for EC3 as well.

      • EC3 makes far less sense but they were fools to let him go in the first place. They just didn’t know what to do with him.

        • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

          yup. i could see EC3 going to NXT and being a top guy. idk how i feel about Lashley though quite yet.

          • Oh, I know how I feel about him. LOL! I feel his ship sailed a long time ago. He’s kind of like Bootista to me. We did him already and he shouldn’t come back.

          • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

            true haha. VKM would probably wanna do him vs Brock though if he has both around at the same time

          • There’s another one who’s getting tired. We’ve gone from “It’s BROCK!!!” to “there he is…again”. Even Paul Heyman can’t make me excited about him anymore.

          • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

            Brock should just not re-sign, take his money from his last paycheck and buy more land and just show up for his eventual HOF induction cause it will most likely happen

          • He’s only in this for the cash. He doesn’t care anymore…if he ever did. AJ got a good match out of him but that was AJ doing it, not Brock.

          • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

            agreed.

  • Sir Mitch

    Ok, I’m back!

  • Four minutes to go, kids!

  • Sir Mitch

    What do you think WRC people…is 1,000 comments for this thread possible?

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      maybe. i could see 500 at least

  • Here we go!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    time for what will probably be the show of the year!!!!

  • Sir Mitch

    Showtime!!!

  • Are we gonna get ACH????

  • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

    Not gonna lie. I doozed off. LOL

  • Oh, Cross Rhodes, how I’ve missed you.

    • Sir Mitch

      He’s gotten even better at hitting it since he’s left WWE!

  • This is a large card. Yikes!

    • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

      I’m going to TRY and stay awake for all of it.

    • Sir Mitch

      I told you..one hour pre-show and four hour main card!

  • Wired mics. Love it.

  • Generation Me!!

  • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

    I LOATHE the Not So Young Bucks…

    • I’ll give it to them. They know how to make a lot of noise and be heard doing it.

      • Mayday “No Chill” Myrtle

        I’ll give them that. Their style is just not my thing. Too spotfest for me.

  • Sir Mitch

    There is minimum 40,000 people in that building!

    • Cavernous looking venue. They shoot like old school WWF used to.

      • Sir Mitch

        It’s actually a baseball stadium so it is a tricky set up!

  • Sir Mitch

    Don Callis trying to start a relationship between Impact and New Japan but it’s NEVER going to happen!

    • Why would NJPW want to do that. NJPW is on the come up and Impact doesn’t even cut it as yesterday’s heroes.

      • Sir Mitch

        Exactly why it won’t happen.
        Callis got his job at Impact because Anthem hopes he can work out a deal…but it will NEVER happen!

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      what is Impact?

  • Sir Mitch

    Another bit of info…the apron is a bit bigger than a normal ring and workers use it often!

  • Seems rather early in the match to do that kind of a spot.

  • THAT DIVE!!!!

  • Matt is DEAD!!!

  • I think Matt is legit hurt. No way he can’t be, really. That looked OOOGLY!

  • This match is going to shorten Matt’s career.

    • Sir Mitch

      You’re going to be saying stuff like that a lot in this show!

  • Sir Mitch

    Matt’s having a rough night!

  • Sir Mitch

    @maydayitsmyrtle:disqus you still with us?

  • This SPEED tho!

    • Sir Mitch

      Welcome to NJPW’s Jr-Heavyweight division!

  • NICE spot!

    • Sir Mitch

      One of their signature moves

  • THE SWAN TON THO!!!!

  • We can say what we want but those Bucks can work!

  • Sir Mitch

    Roll call…who’s still with us?

  • This is some first-class storytelling!

    • Sir Mitch

      But some grouchy old timers will still say they can;t work!

      • All of them are KILLING it! And they aren’t just doing it for spot stuff. They’re telling a GREAT story! I’m MARKING OUT!!!

  • The KICKS!!!

  • “Intestinal fortitude”. Thanks, Gordon Solie.

  • EXCELLENT match!!!!!!!

  • Yeah, Matt’s back is torn UP!

    • Sir Mitch

      No doubt!

  • I love the vibe of this! It’s very much it’s own thing.

  • Sir Mitch

    IIzuki is a wild man!
    Always comes through the crowd on a leash with Michanuku trying to control him!

  • George “The Animal” Steele – Japanese style!

    • Sir Mitch

      Pretty much!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    War Machine just reminded me i have to start watching the new season of Vikings on my DVR lol

  • Sir Mitch

    Surprised Elgin was still booked for this show all things considered!

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      indeed

      • Sir Mitch

        Maybe not the right message from New Japan!

        • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

          i was surprised he was still on it with all that happened the last few months. def not a good look

          • Sir Mitch

            No, it isn’t!

    • Eleazar Rodriguez

      What happened with Elgin?

      • Sir Mitch

        He runs a wresting school and one of his female students accused one of his male students of sexual assault.
        Elgin bad mouthed her basically!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    cant wait til War Machine makes their way to wwe

    • Sir Mitch

      Apparently it’s happening soon!

      • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

        sweet.

        • Sir Mitch

          Fun fact: Rowe is engaged to Riott squad member Sarah Logan.

  • Sir Mitch

    That’s a big ass moonsualt!

  • Nice Pop-up!

  • Nice finish and really unexpected!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    Zack Sabre Jr is ever impressive

  • Sir Mitch

    ZSJ is the best submission based worker in the world (Sorry Daniel Bryan)

  • “Demented Ralph Malph”. DEAD!!

  • Sir Mitch

    Toru Yano is hilarious!
    Just watch

  • So the ref can get abused and he just has to take it?

    • Sir Mitch

      Pretty much!
      DQ’s are VERY rare.

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    man has Beretta made something of himself since leaving WWE

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    Juice Robinson as well has done wonders since leaving

    • Sir Mitch

      Yep!

      • Shut up, Zayn!

      • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

        i was surprised when i saw him in NJPW and saw how much different he was. and by different i do mean for the better

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    Certain people who leaves WWE for New Japan becomes better.

    • Sir Mitch

      Absolutely

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      someone could probably write an article on just how many

  • Sir Mitch

    Taguchi is funny AF!

  • Micah/Donny Marlow!

  • Sir Mitch

    Bullet Club OG’s IN DA HOUSE!!!!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    man i just love Ishii

  • All the clotheslines…LOL!!!

    • Sir Mitch

      LOVE THE NAME CHANGE!!!

  • Sir Mitch

    Meet a bouncer like Fale once in Sydney…he threw out six guys at once with little effort.
    Bottom line, don’t mess with Pacific Islanders!

  • I don’t think I’ve ever actually seen Donny Marlow work like this before! Very cool!

    • Err…Tonga Loa. Didn’t know what name he was going by here.

      • Sir Mitch

        The card is listed on the article if your looking for names!

  • THAT STUNNER!!!!!!!!!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    for wwe’s next network tournament, they should do a 6 man tag one

    • Sir Mitch

      I wouldn’t mind seeing that!

      • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

        could bring in a bunch of talent and also make use of some underutilized nxt talent too

  • I miss “Smoke and Mirrors”.

  • Sir Mitch

    Looks like tickets for the next U.S. show will go on sale soon!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    Brandi is really a beautiful woman

    • Sir Mitch

      Yep, Cody is a lucky man!

  • Okay, could have done without Brandi’s speech. That was AWFUL…LOL!!

  • Sir Mitch

    Thoughts on Blonde Cody?

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      reminds me of early Dolph

  • Sir Mitch

    Cody will win the ROH Title back at Supercard of Honor!

  • Loving Cody’s blonde hair. Make him more hate-able.

  • Sir Mitch

    Ibushi is beyond quick!

  • This is a different Cody…and I like him!

    • Sir Mitch

      There is Reason why ROH’s business went up 29% in 2017 with him as Champ!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    heel Cody has always been the best Cody

  • Sir Mitch

    Love that spot with Brandi pretending to be the hurt damsel LOL!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    “She’s gorgeous, she can have whatever she wants” lol

  • WWE has no clue what they let walk right out of the door. Cody is EVERYTHING!

    • Sir Mitch

      No clue what so ever!

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      Absolutely None!!

    • Eleazar Rodriguez

      With certain people they never do.

  • Sir Mitch

    I hope some of this footage is shown on WAGS Atlanta in some way.
    Brandi is playing her role to perfection and it would be great mainstream press for NJPW!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    best manager in pro wrestling? hmm that does make me ponder who currently is the best manager right now

  • CROSS RHODES ON TO THE FLOOR FROM THE APRON!!!!!!

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      MAMA MIA!!!!!!

      • SHUT IT, MAURO!!!

        • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

          well he did call NJPW for Axs before signing with wwe lol

          • Glad he’s not here for this. He’d definitely dampen my enjoyment. LOL!

          • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

            lol i like Mauro but to each their own

          • Many do…and I have no clue why….LOL!!!!

    • Sir Mitch

      Spiked him!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    300 comments!!!

    • Sir Mitch

      Not bad for 4 people!

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    The human javelin

  • Sir Mitch

    Wanna hear something incredible?
    Ibushi has had three neck surgeries and he takes moves like this!

    • Dag! Did NOT know that.

    • Eleazar Rodriguez

      Holy snickerdoodles I did not know that.

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    Cody just screams 80s high school/college bully in a movie with that bleach blond hair

    • I keep waiting for him to beat up Daniel-san.

      • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

        well he just has to sweep the leg

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    i just love how Ibushi waits for the very last moment for some of these kickouts

  • Pretty finisher from Ibushi!

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    That was an awesome match for it not being for a title.

  • I. Am. Exhausted. That match was BRILLIANT!

    • Sir Mitch

      Still more incredible matches to go mate!

      • So glad you talked me into this. Brilliant stuff so far. I won’t make all of it while it airs live but I’ve already been greatly rewarded.

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    beautiful story told in that match. greatness from both parties

  • For all the complaining about NJPW’s servers we were doing, I’ve had ZERO glitches since this started. ZERO. Can’t say that about WWE’s PPVs.

    • Sir Mitch

      Nope!

  • Sir Mitch

    EVERYTHING IS EVIL!!!!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    LIJ in the house

  • What. Am. I. Watching???

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      something that would be goofy in wwe??

      • I’m not sure. Would it? I mean…they’d make it corny but this doesn’t feel corny. It just feels…unusual.

        • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

          feels just right with that. i mean with a name like EVIL it should be like this.

    • Sir Mitch

      That my friend is EVIL and SANADA.
      One half of the faction called Los Ingobernables de Japon lead by Tetsya Naito!

  • That mask is BRILLIANT!

  • Davey Boy…with blonde hair!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    talk about another person who didnt do much in wwe but excelled in NJPW. Davey Boy Jr.

  • NJPW seems like the land of WWE misfit toys. They know what to do with them.

    • Sir Mitch

      In New Japan…talent actually gets you over!

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      it is almost the opposite of the company on pop! tv

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    Archer reminding me of James Storm.

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    Davey Boy Jr reminds me of Ivan Drago

  • The count is significantly faster here than it is anywhere else. This really would be the U.S. “10 count”.

    • Sir Mitch

      It’s 2O in Japan!

      • It’s a lot faster than the U.S. 10 count. It might as well be a 10 count.

        • Sir Mitch

          It used to be slower!

          • It adds urgency when it’s fast. I like it.

          • Sir Mitch

            That’s why they sped it up!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    utter destruction

  • Sir Mitch

    Those guys around ringside are NJPW trainees!
    Part of their training is to set up rings for all the shows and admisnter ice packs and cold sprays to Wrestlers after matches.
    New Japan trainees live the Dojo lifestyle and get the snot beat out of them for three years minimum before the have a match.
    For a year minimum they job to the veterans either in matches or ringside beatdowns.
    After that they go on excursion and Wrestle in Mexico or America.
    Then and only then after all of that do they get a gimmick to work with !

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      imagine wwe doing that lol

      • Sir Mitch

        A lot of their trainees might actually be able to work matches if they did LOL!

  • Sir Mitch

    Davey Jr looks so much like his father it’s scary!

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      and his father should be in the HOF

      • Eleazar Rodriguez

        So gosh darn true

      • One time for each of his 53 gimmicks.

  • Sir Mitch

    Fun Fact: SANADA was trained by The Great Muta!

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    This has been great so far.

  • These people do not know the meaning of “cool down”. I am exhausted.

    • Sir Mitch

      LOL, no cool down matches in New Japan!

      • Can’t we just have a 3MB segment or a maybe a Bayley promo? Anything?

        • Sir Mitch

          This aint WWE mate…this is REAL PRO WRESTLING!!!

    • Eleazar Rodriguez

      If WWE did more of this then people won’t complain as much.

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      the closest wwe gets to this is in nxt and even then they have had a cool down at times

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    LIJ claiming gold. hopefully this wont be the only title they claim tonight

    • Sir Mitch

      Its Naito’s night trust me!

      • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

        i sure hope so. that is the match im looking forward to

  • All of a sudden, I get why they leave Japan to go to WWE. They want to relax.

    • Sir Mitch

      LMFAO!

  • Sir Mitch

    Goto is like the Dolph Ziggler of New Japan!
    Always so close…yet so far!

  • Sir Mitch

    Minoru Suzuki is one of the meanest, scariest people on planet earth…and he knows it!

    • Eleazar Rodriguez

      I wouldn’t want to cross paths with him in broad daylight and in a full crowd.

  • That looked VICIOUS!

  • Sir Mitch

    This is going to be the “Fight” match of the show!

  • Okay, that chair shot looked REALLY fake.

  • Sir Mitch

    Do yourself a favour guys and read up on Mineru Suzuki!
    MMA Founding Father, Student of Karl Gotch and Billy Robinson…and one seriously scary dude!

  • The diabolical laughter tho!

    • Sir Mitch

      I told you…legit scary guy!

    • Eleazar Rodriguez

      That will haunt my dreams.

  • Sir Mitch

    Man alive those forearm shots!!!

  • Awful looking bulldog.

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      took the Kane bump by putting his knee up

  • Sir Mitch

    Suzuki scares the crap out of me!

  • Was that Yoshi Tatsu?

    • Sir Mitch

      Nope!

      • Looked exactly like him.

        • Sir Mitch

          That’s Taichi!
          Yoshi is working for All Japan!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    the timing on the dropkick

  • Real quick way to bust an eardrum.

  • Sir Mitch

    Suzuki is beating the piss out of Goto!

  • Sir Mitch

    This match is brutal!

  • That. Was. incredible!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    this match is as hard hitting as advertised

    • Sir Mitch

      Expect anything different from a Suzuki match?

      • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

        Nope.but man for him to do this at his age

        • Sir Mitch

          Age is only a number!
          If you’re a bad Mother F****r…you’re a bad Mother F****r for life!

          • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

            that sounds like a tag line for an epic action movie

          • Sir Mitch

            Thanks!

  • Suzuki is 50?!?!?

    • Sir Mitch

      Yep…and he’s still a dangerous man!

  • Goto did it!

  • Sir Mitch

    Suzuki is going to lose his trademark hair LOL!

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    They’re going to need a lot more than ice packs in the morning.

  • Bad clippers…LOL!

  • Okay, kids, I’ve give this all I have. I’ll have to catch the rest of this later. This was a lot of fun and I’ve officially been converted. Enjoy the rest of this!

    • Sir Mitch

      Shame to lose you!
      Sleep well

      • I’ve still got some work to do before I can crash and I’d better do it now before I can’t. Darned EST timezone.

  • Sir Mitch

    TIMEBOMB!!!

  • Sir Mitch

    KUSHIDA won Best of the Super Jr Tournament, Won the Jr-Heavyweight Title, Won the ROH TV Title and won the What Culture Wrestling World Cup all in 2017!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    this is one match that should be a barrel of fun

  • Sir Mitch

    Can’t wait to see Marty Scurll’s entrance!

  • Sir Mitch

    How can someone move as fast as Osprey does?

  • Sir Mitch

    Roll Call!
    Who’s still here?

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      im still here.

    • Eleazar Rodriguez

      Me too

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    man Ospreay is so fast and fluid in the ring

  • Sir Mitch

    Can three hardcore fans help an open thread reach 1,000 comments?
    We shall see!

    • Eleazar Rodriguez

      I’m just hoping for 500

      • Sir Mitch

        Hour and a half minimum left for the show and we are already at 416…we’ll top 500!

        • Eleazar Rodriguez

          True but man it’s almost 5 a.m. where I’m at.

          • Sir Mitch

            Some people may join the show late to see Jericho and Omega!
            You never know!

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      i’ll be here for the whole show. one of the benefits of living on the west coast of the usa for time zone alone lol

      • Sir Mitch

        it’s almost 10PM at night here in OZ so I’m good!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    i still find it funny how many “old school” types dislike Ospreay for his style.

    • Sir Mitch

      Old school types dislike most new guys!

      • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

        true. some people just dont go with the times

  • Sir Mitch

    This match is so much fun to watch!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    man has this matched picked up into the next gear

  • Sir Mitch

    That finger snap is just plain sick!

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    So far there’s no bad matches.

    • Sir Mitch

      Not one!

  • Sir Mitch

    Powder?
    When was the last time we saw the powder spot LOL!

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    Did the villain head hit the guardrail.

    • Sir Mitch

      Tucked his chin!
      He’s fine!

  • Sir Mitch

    This match is awesome!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    what a match

    • Sir Mitch

      Incredible!

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    So far there has been a new champion in every title matches.

    • Sir Mitch

      Which os unusual!

  • Sir Mitch

    Wrestle Kingdom is giving WrestleMania a run for it’s money as far as Special Entrances are concerned!

    • Eleazar Rodriguez

      I wonder what type of entrance Jericho and Omega are going to do.

      • Sir Mitch

        Same!

  • Sir Mitch

    GO ACE!

  • Sir Mitch

    Man alive, did they put a weave in Tanahashi’s hair?

    Hasn’t he had enough bad hairstyles the last few months!

  • Sir Mitch

    Tanahashi is still working with that bicep tear SMH.
    Eventually he’s just going to have to get surgery!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    Tanahashi should drop the title here and take a break to heal up. i get the dedication but man fix yourself up

    • Eleazar Rodriguez

      So true man he needs to worry about the future.

    • Sir Mitch

      Absolutely!

  • Sir Mitch

    Loving this new vicious streak from White that this new gimmick allows him!

  • Sir Mitch

    I can’t imagine this match going longer than another ten minutes!
    Still have Omega vs Jericho and Okada vs Naito to go and both those matches will for 30 minutes minimum.

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      Okada vs Jericho would go 30 min lol

      • Sir Mitch

        Omega will want the time I think!

      • Sir Mitch

        Ok, now I noticed my mistake LOL.
        But first one in nearly 4 hours…a record of me!

        • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

          i knew you would notice lol. just waited patiently

          • Sir Mitch

            I’m a lousy typist and fatigue is starting to set in with this match being a bit of a drag!

          • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

            yeah this is much slower paced than the ones prior

          • Sir Mitch

            Tanahashi body just won’t allow for anything more sadly!
            He’s super beat up and needs to take the time to heal!

          • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

            agreed

  • Sir Mitch

    No disrespect to Tanahashi, but his frog splash/cross body is the worst in the biz!

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    No more wrestling for at least half a day after this awesome display of wrestling.

    • Sir Mitch

      This show will sustain my Wrestling needs for the next week!

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    Just have tanahashi retain already.

    • Sir Mitch

      Yeah, this is the only match on the card that feels like its dragging!

      • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

        tanahashi was worried this would be the bathroom break match from what i read on reddit and he hoped he could make it the opposite

        • Sir Mitch

          Well, I don’t think he’s succeeded!

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    That look nasty.

  • Sir Mitch

    Ok, that’s that!
    Now we can move on to the Main Events.

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    Alpha vs Omega time!!!

  • Sir Mitch

    Jericho selling Fozzy in a big way in Japan right now!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    well at least Jericho is walking out to his own song made by Fozzy

  • Sir Mitch

    Omega looks awesome!

  • Sir Mitch

    And here we go…

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    2nd straight year Jericho is wrestling a KO for a US title at the biggest stage for the company

    • Sir Mitch

      LOL!

  • Sir Mitch

    Well there goes the…English announce table?

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      but it is Japanese so it doesnt look like it broke much

      • Sir Mitch

        Japanese tables are weird!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    man i thought Omega was gonna overshoot that for a sec

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    Well this match escalated really quickly.

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    no thats the Lion Tamer. the Walls is the basic boston crab

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    i honestly hope Jericho has it in him still to be able to do a long match.

    • Sir Mitch

      Same!

      • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

        really it was my only worry for this match cause Jericho can still go but nowhere near the level he once did

        • Sir Mitch

          Agreed!

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    Is there still count out rules.

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      looks like it

    • Sir Mitch

      NO DQ but count out still applies!

  • Sir Mitch

    That rope spot was nasty!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    remember Jericho that is a Japanese table, they are built extra strong

  • Sir Mitch

    Man alive did you hear that thud!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    that photographer couldnt help but laugh that he has Chris Jericho grab and use his camera

  • Sir Mitch

    Thoughts on this match thus far?

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      its been fine but something feels off. cant put my finger on it

      • Sir Mitch

        Omega hasn’t hit any V-TRIGGERS yet!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    lol red shoes. “don’t touch me, don’t touch me”

  • Sir Mitch

    As seen on TV…Elite Cold Spray!!!

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    So far a good match.

  • Sir Mitch

    Bloody hell Kenny protect yourself!

  • Sir Mitch

    Foley style chair shots are NOT a good thing!!!

  • Sir Mitch

    Colour always adds more drama!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    watching wwe for so long now without chair shots to the head makes them look so brutal and kinda really do not wanna see them anymore

    • Sir Mitch

      Agreed!

  • Sir Mitch

    Bloody hell, and we thought the Suzuki/Goto match was brutal!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    well if you set it up, you go through it as the wrestling mantra says

  • Sir Mitch

    Jericho have any teeth left?
    Bloody hell!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    that was a sweet reversal

    • Sir Mitch

      Absolutely!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    Lion Tamer!!!

  • Sir Mitch

    Now there is the Lion Tamer!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    i was thinking he could do the Lion Tamer on Kenny and yep he was

  • Sir Mitch

    Well, I’d say this is living up to the hype!

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      second half of this match has certainly picked it up

      • Sir Mitch

        Like you, I didn’t think Jericho had this in him!

        • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

          having one of the top 3 wrestlers in the world helps a lot

          • Sir Mitch

            True!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    500+ comments. doesnt look like we will hit 1000 but still quite the number

    • Sir Mitch

      I’m happy!

  • Sir Mitch

    Man that was close!!!!

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    Awesome match

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    Jericho’s face when he was on Kenny’s shoulders and realized he was about to hit the chair was perfect of shock and oh ish

  • Sir Mitch

    Matches like this are how stars become legends!

  • Sir Mitch

    I agree 100% with Kevin Kelly!
    Kenny’s critics can go to hell!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    Okada vs Naito. Chaos vs LIJ. been looking forward to this one

    • Sir Mitch

      Same!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    man is Naito over

    • Sir Mitch

      Over AF!

      • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

        it’s his time

        • Sir Mitch

          Agreed, he HAS to go over here!

  • Sir Mitch

    Okada is once in a lifetime talent!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    Okada lookin like a million bucks

    • Sir Mitch

      That’s because he’s worth Millions!!!

  • Sir Mitch

    Okada has switched to long tights!

  • Sir Mitch

    Kelly’s voice is officially gone!

  • Sir Mitch

    Crowd is hot already!!!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    Naito can do what his fellow los ingobernables mate Cien Almas did in NXT and win the big one tonight

    • Eleazar Rodriguez

      Almas as good but Naito is better and can win the big one.

  • Sir Mitch

    #Tranquillo

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      i wonder if Almas is watching

      • Sir Mitch

        Tye Dillinger is believe it or not!

        • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

          well not like wwe is doing anything with him so i wonder if he has thought about going to japan

          • Sir Mitch

            Not the worst idea really!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    picture perfect dropkick

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    That series of moves looked sick.

  • Sir Mitch

    I have an awful feeling Naito is going under as he’s working very heel in this match!

    • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

      i hope not. he is over as ever and that has helped get LIJ over AF as well. they need to not pull a wwe and capitalize on it

      • Sir Mitch

        Agreed!

  • Sir Mitch

    Ouch!!!

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    That was very unlike okada.

  • Sir Mitch

    I love the sound of New Japan’s ring!
    It sounds like lightning strike when someone hits the mat.

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    man is LIJ over as hell

    • Sir Mitch

      BIG TIME!!!

  • Sir Mitch

    Look how packed the Tokyo Dome is!

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    I would have loved to been there to see this in person.

    • Sir Mitch

      Same!

  • Sir Mitch

    Haven’t seen Naito pull out StarDust in eons!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    really good story being told in this match

    • Sir Mitch

      Agreed!

      • Eleazar Rodriguez

        Second

  • Sir Mitch

    Excellent match!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    Stephanie Mcmahon would approve of that slap

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    I thought he had him.

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    They’re going to use each other’s moves.

  • Sir Mitch

    Man alive I thought that was it!

  • S.A.M. I AM BAY-BAY!!!

    this match. this match right here is just pure awesomeness

    • Eleazar Rodriguez

      You said it right.

  • Sir Mitch

    Bugger, I had a feeling Okada was going over!

  • S.A.M. Tranquilo

    come on man!!! great match but still

    • Sir Mitch

      I had a feeling SMH!

      • S.A.M. Tranquilo

        wrong decision

        • Sir Mitch

          Agreed!

  • S.A.M. Tranquilo

    this should be Naito’s moment

    • Sir Mitch

      Yep

  • Sir Mitch

    Despite the ending of the final match…WHAT AN EPIC SHOW.
    No offence to anyone in WWE, but there is NO WAY WrestleMania33 can top WrestleKingdom 12!

    • Eleazar Rodriguez

      That is so true.

  • Eleazar Rodriguez

    Well I’m tapping out good night and tranquilo.

  • Sir Mitch

    Thanks for joining me guys…this was a blast!

  • S.A.M. Tranquilo

    amazing card but man did that last decision feel like a more wwe style choice than the smart one to put the title on the guy who is over as hell rather than essentially the golden boy.
    see ya on Monday for Raw!

    • Sir Mitch

      Agree entirely!

  • Sir Mitch

    Final attendance for Wrestle Kingdom 12:
    34,995