Originally Posted by Nervosa
Shibata says hi. While jobbing to Makabe.
New Japan will never forgive him if he leaves. It appears that they have already punished him for even considering it.
The Laughter 7 thing seemed to be nobody wanted to work with them. Jado & Gedo didn't even know they were going to be brought in. Hell, supposedly, Bushiroad's president (the guy who pushed for the angle and signed Shibata and Sakuraba) is stepping down. It's either a big angle that will see Laughter 7 as huge players in the coming months, or we are not gonna see them in a New Japan ring in a long ass time (Tokyo Sports is the source so who the hell knows).
Okada would receive a hero's welcome if he is was to return from WWE. His situation is completely different from Shibata's when he retired and went the MMA route.
Tanaka will defend the NEVER title in Korakuen....against Ishii. So it seems we gonna get his annual MOTYC very early.
Oh, and for the next New Japan iPPV:
NJPW “THE NEW BEGINNING”, 2/10/13 (WPW/PPV/iPPV)
Hiroshima Sun Plaza
1. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Tag Team Title: KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley (c) vs. Rocky Romero & Alex Koslov
2. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title: Prince Devitt (c) vs. Ryusuke Taguchi
3. IWGP Tag Team Title: Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr. (c) vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima
4. IWGP Heavyweight Title: Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs. Karl Anderson