It helps New Japan doesn't have the Vince mindset. They understand that you need competition for different areas of the market. When NOAH and AJPW were struggling, if it was Vince he would try to kill them. While it didn't work out, New Japan were open to sending talent to help the show out.
The Japanese scene does seem to be on the edge of a boom, which can only be a good thing for wrestling as a whole, especially wrestlers that want creative freedom away from the WWE, so instead stay independent and top up their earnings with the Japanese bookings.
What the fuck?
Theyre not in a position to have a Vince mindset and the circuit not set up for promotions to be super competitive, never has been. New Japan could never kill any other promotion's business just by being around and neither can any other promotion to each other.
There's no "boom" but the male section of the scene except a NOAH or whatever's happening with DG(cant really tell when you never give the real numbers out) at least have some sort of upswing, but it's nothing that can be considered a "boom"
Because Japanese wrestling is undeserving.
Its not like its up there with the hugely successful impact wrestling who have their own section.
Forget that promotions like NJPW have a genuine world title, paying fans, sell out venues and put on the best cards in any promotion, they dont deserve their own section.
Moderators said so, they know what it best, its what they are paid for.
TNA doesn't deserve its own section anymore just going off seeing 20 post in a weekly Impact thread i the first hour of the show, but any given buzz on TNA is stronger than regular New Japan buzz outside Wrestle Kingdom here, plus it runs weekly and news is not only more frequent but more accurate(Dave is awful as far as knowing the puro scene). Also shafting the rest of the puro scene is a terrible idea.
And besides, this is a general. Doesn't mean doing a New Japan thread about a certain topic is off limits.
Which is either a dick move by Satomura for starting something she wasn't going to finish anyway or/and stardom's foolishness on not making sure Meiko would agree with the ending or thinking a wrestler of her level would job to a "rookie". Or the more positive option "they thought they could build hojo up to a level where a victory over Satomura would be believable but couldn't". Or a mix of everything, we'll never know.
I firmly believe that rossy tried to bite off more than what he could chew, because that sounds like something he would do. The sad thing is that if he had shirai as the one to be defeated in the end instead of the begining he would get pretty much the same result without the risk of getting nope'd.
The whole thing with Kairi and Meiko has been gone through a lot but their handling of Kairi afterwards, whether she was meant to win the title but was shafted or never at all, was fucking horrid.