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I remember when the puro discussions were split because people couldn't stop complaining about spoilers. We are in a post spoiler world. Bless us all.

Also, what's the happenings of non-NJPW Japanese wrestling? You know, the GOOD stuff. Need to download all the AJPW & W1 as I have a soft spot for hard hitting graps.
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You know, the GOOD stuff.
If it was actually good, people actually be talking about it then.
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Why is this not called Official Puroresu Discussion Thread?
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Why is this not called Official Puroresu Discussion Thread?
Regular Joe who wanders in might not understand what Puroresu is while "Japanese Wrestling" is easier to get.
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Ibushi is one crazy cat. Legit turned down the top Two companies in the world, only to return to one as a tiger.


Guess that's one reason he's so great, even though he's so wasted in his current spot.
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It's pretty awesome to see someone live on their own terms in wrestling these days. I've got a crazy amount of respect for him.

I mean he looks like he just walked out of Japans biggest boy band he could be a mega star anywhere. I'd have definitely sold out by now.

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*big quote*
So it is a "What if Emi Sakura never left Ice Ribbon" AU after all
You're correct on Sakura's trainees except for Kyuuri who debuted in 2013 (Emi left in 2012, although I heard that she already didn't have much input since early 2011) and Kotori who, while trained by Sakura, made her debut in Gatoh Move.
Now that I think about, I think it's the first time I have seen the names Ice Ribbon and Neoplus in the same line. It's a good thing when the promoter (when it's not a wrestler at least) is never mentioned when people talk about a promotion, only the talent. You see people talking mentioning rossy ogawa but never Hajime Sato.

Now that you mentioned stardom lack of character arcs, I remember one from 2015 that got stuck in my head: kairi hojo losing the title to Satomura and promissing to get it back ( and I'm sure I heard a few ZETTAI from her). She wins the 5 Star GP to earn a title shot on the year end show, and then... io shirai beats Meiko Satomura on said show and hojo uses her title shot AFTER the event, losing to shirai and never getting her title back or beating Satomura 1 on 1. Unless I'm not seeing the real story, it always looked like a strange way to conclude an arc. It gets even weirder when 6 months later, Ice Ribbon starts a simillar angle with Risa Sera (loses title to Tsukasa Fujimoto, gets her momentum back on the Birthday Deathmatch show and wins back the title from Fujimoto on the year end show). As a result, Sera is in the middle of a much stronger title run than the first, while hojo is one step into wwe.

On Sendai Girls, by 3 belts I meant literally, they'd need 3 people to hold them all lol

Good to read that about Akai, I always wondered if the shit she got at the time was because she was bad, like really BAD, or just green with too much spotlight thanks to her looks.


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If it was actually good, people actually be talking about it then.
No offense but it sounds a lot like a smartass wwe fanboy downplaying anything non-wwe (NJPW included). I like New Japan but I would hate if it's the only puro thing people talked about.

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NJPW is growing faster in the west than other promotions so I think its natural that discussion about it will drown out smaller promotions. At some point, if their shows in the USA take off they'll probably need to create separate forum for NJPW.

Also, I keep hearing here and there that AJPW is doing great stuff right now, but I don't see much information on what to watch from them and where to find their stuff. Any tips?
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NJPW is the most accessible thing for Western fans to come out of Japan. It gets high praise and is perceived as being a big deal. Which makes it something newer fans will cling too. They're less likely to get behind AJPW who(until recently) couldn't sell out Korakuen Hall.

You hope over time they'll explore the other promotions like Noah and AJPW. Which they should. That being said NJPW is the starter, and thus gets the most attention.

And a lot of times that's the case for most things, whether it be film, comic books, music, etc. You get into the big successful thing first, and then you start exploring something different as time goes on. You're always looking for something that could be a little bit different or new, while still loving what you liked before.

Everyone should be into NJPW. Especially if you're a fan who's had to deal with WWE's shit for so long. And I think, at this moment, NJPW deserves the high praise it has gotten over the past 2 or 3 years. Their success is also lifting up the promotions around them.
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