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I had to do a double take when Mutoh named his new promotion Wrestle-1. Hopefully this version will do better than its predecessor.

In wacky NOAH news: Suguira has challenged Onita to a death match. The location: Taue's house.
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WRESTLE-1 is a fine name. It's not like anyone is going to get it confused with the old promotion.
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To be honest, lately I've been following NOAH more than any other promotion mainly due to so many of my countrymen doing tours for them. I gotta ask though, what the hell happened to Yoshinari Ogawa? Former GHC Heavyweight Champion, 2-time tag team champion with motherfuckin' Misawa, trained under the great Giant Baba yet he seems to be relegated to enhancement talent. He loses to guys who are on their first tour of Japan, why isn't this guy held in the same regard as Misawa, Kawada, Kobashi and the like?

I won't lie, I'm not much of a puro diehard, I pretty much know of all the name guys in Japanese wrestling history and then whatever's been going on the last year or so. Was Ogawa just not over enough? Is he not big enough?

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It's certainly not too unheard of for Veterans to be spending their last few years working in the undercard with younger talent (hell, Taue's been doing it for most of the past decade). A respected vet losing to Gaijin is different than normal NOAH booking, or normal booking up until fairly recently, but having a smaller talent roster will cause that kind of thing.

Ogawa's GHC title win is pretty controversial; he ended Akiyama's long-due reign in under 5 minutes with a small package. Many feel he only made his way up the card due to his friendship with Misawa. He isn't held with the same regards as Misawa or Kawada because he spent a lot of his early career as a Jr. Heavyweight in All Japan, which wasn't known for its Junior division like New Japan. His time as a top card singles competitor didn't last too long, but he had a stellar tag team career with Misawa. I believe he suffered a neck injury a couple of years back due to a botched move by the late Bison Smith. Considering he's been around for 20+ years, its probably best he is used to help the younger talent at this stage of his career.
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has anyone in puro history ever used the term Yakuza for a stable?
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I don't have a problem with the WRESTLE-1 name as long as it's not like the previous incarnation.

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AJPW "SUMMER ACTION SERIES 2013", 14.07.2013 (GAORA TV)
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1. Yoshinobu Kanemaru besiegt SUSHI (14:17) nach dem Touch Out.
2. Kotaro Suzuki & Atushi Aoki besiegen Hikaru Sato & MAZADA (17:31) mit einem Reverse Cross Armbreaker von Aoki gegen MAZADA.
3. Jun Akiyama besiegt KENSO (14:56) nach einem Running Knee.
4. Taiyo Kea & Joe Doering besiegen Takao Omori & Masao Inoue (22:17) mit der Revolution Bomb von Doering gegen Inoue.
5. 2/3 Falls Match: Suwama besiegt Go Shiozaki [2:1] (35:43). Suwama besiegt Go Shiozaki mit einem Backdrop Hold (15:18). Go Shiozaki besiegt Suwama nach einer Lariat (9:30). Go Shiozaki besiegt Suwama (10:55) mit dem Limit Break.
Hopefully Suwama and Go delivered this time. Their CC match was good, but not great, which is disappointing.
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NJPW, 7/14/13

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1. Takaaki Watanabe beat Yohei Komatsu (7:55) with a crab hold.
2. Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Satoshi Kojima, Tiger Mask & KUSHIDA beat Toru Yano, Takashi Iizuka, Jado & Gedo (9:40) when KUSHIDA used a Japanese leg roll clutch old on Gedo.
3. Alex Koslov vs. TAKA Michinoku went to a no contest (6:22).
4. Minoru Suzuki, TAKA Michinoku & Taichi beat Tomohiro Ishii, Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov (11:57) when Suzuki used a Gotch-style piledriver.
5. Yuji Nagata & Hirooki Goto beat Yujiro Takahashi & YOSHI-HASHI (11:31) when Nagata used a backdrop hold on YOSHI-HASHI.
6. Kazuchika Okada, Shinsuke Nakamura & Masato Tanaka beat Tetsuya Naito, Tomoaki Honma & La Sombra (15:33) when Okada used the Rainmaker on Honma.
7. New Japan vs. BULLET CLUB Elimination Match: Prince Devitt, Karl Anderson, El Terrible, Tama Tonga & Bad Luck Fale beat Hiroshi Tanahashi, Togi Makabe, Manabu Nakanishi, Jushin Thunder Liger & Captain New Japan (22:00) when Devitt used the Bloody Sunday on Captain.
source - http://www.puroresufan.com/njpw/2013...w-japan-71413/

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So now because their roster got cut in half all the matches have to go twice as long as they should. Every match over 14 minutes. Even a SUSHI match.

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