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    NJPW NJPW World Tag League 2020 & NJPW BOSJ 2020



    BOSJ Participants

    Ryusuke Taguchi
    Master Wato
    SHO
    Robbie Eagles
    Hiromu Takahashi
    BUSHI
    El Desperado
    Yoshinobu Kanemaru
    DOUKI
    Taiji Ishimori

    WTL Participants
    FinJuice (Juice Robinson & David Finlay)
    Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr.
    Guerillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)
    Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare
    YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto
    Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii
    Shingo Takagi & SANADA
    EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi
    Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens
    Great O-Khan & X

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    Both tournaments will conclude at the Nippon Budokan show that takes place on the 11th of December.
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    Re: NJPW World Tag League 2020 & NJPW BOSJ 2020

    Dick Togo is literally right there ffs

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    Re: NJPW World Tag League 2020 & NJPW BOSJ 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by King Steventon View Post
    Dick Togo is literally right there ffs
    That's cause he's probably doing the WTL With EVIL during the same tour. A waste all the same.

    The Super J line up for NJPWUS sounds way more interesting than the BOSJ lineup.

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    Re: NJPW World Tag League 2020 & NJPW BOSJ 2020

    About as uninspiring of a singles tournament in a Japanese wrestling company I've ever seen.

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    Re: NJPW World Tag League 2020 & NJPW BOSJ 2020

    Quote Originally Posted by Zero View Post
    About as uninspiring of a singles tournament in a Japanese wrestling company I've ever seen.
    Between this and the world tag league full of EVIL and Togo cheating, Ospreay and O-kharn cheating, Jay White and Gedo cheating, KENTA and Yujiro cheating, and god forbid if GoD ever make it over for the tour, my thoughts are with you having to watch those shows to cover it on Eastern Lariat.

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    Re: NJPW World Tag League 2020 & NJPW BOSJ 2020

    FinJuice (Juice Robinson & David Finlay)
    Taichi & Zack Sabre Jr.
    Guerillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Tanga Loa)
    Hiroshi Tanahashi & Toa Henare
    YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto
    Toru Yano & Tomohiro Ishii
    Shingo Takagi & SANADA
    EVIL & Yujiro Takahashi
    Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens
    Great O-Khan & X
    A lacklustre line-up for the World Tag League. X is maybe the most interesting thing about the whole thing. Maybe Umino or Ren Narita returns to New Japan early. No Dick Togo again. Perhaps Togo just doesn't want to wrestle as much now. He is pretty old and I imagine he earns a lot by being with EVIL. I hope that's it otherwise I'm baffled by NJ not using him.

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    Re: NJPW World Tag League 2020 & NJPW BOSJ 2020

    I'm guessing X is gonna be Jeff Cobb to go along with Meltzer's report that Cobb was supposed to join the Empire G1 Finals weekend. Either way, that doesn't save what looks to be another crummy WTL, but maybe Goto and Yoshi Hashi, and Tanahashi and Henare can pull off a few surprises. Glad Henare has found a way back.

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    Re: NJPW World Tag League 2020 & NJPW BOSJ 2020

    So the shows have been mostly boring, unexciting, and completely skippable but every now and then you get a good match. Especially SHO feels determined not to make this all a complete waste with worthwhile matches against DOUKI & Robbie Eagles.

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    Re: NJPW World Tag League 2020 & NJPW BOSJ 2020

    Haven’t even bothered to watch a minute of it. My interest in new japan is that in the gutter, and hearing that Hiromi Vs Despy can’t even have a main event without ref bumps is gonna make me load up the shows any quicker. This nonsense is in every division and every show.

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    Re: NJPW World Tag League 2020 & NJPW BOSJ 2020

    Finally watched some of what I've missed. Despy vs Hiromu was good but it did meandered on for far too long. And I agree about the ref bumps and weapon shots. It's tiresome and doesn't add anything to the matches if they are in every match. No clue why New Japan has gotten on this trend recently. It's not like this was ever the most over gimmick with the crowds before it was the norm.

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    Re: NJPW World Tag League 2020 & NJPW BOSJ 2020

    Took a month off from watching New Japan pretty much and watched a bit of the November 30th BOSJ show. I did think Hiromu Vs Eagles was pretty great with a nice story of Hiromu's knee giving him cause for concern and Eagles stepping up and having arguably his best match in New Japan.

    Also watched Uemura/Taguchi and having Ren Narita vibes from when he was in the tournament last year and had some really good showings. Every tournament in NJPW should have a young lion, they add such a fun dynamic to the shows.

    Any recommendations from the tour?

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    Re: NJPW World Tag League 2020 & NJPW BOSJ 2020

    Robbie Eagles is having a very good tournament from what I've seen so far. Definitely putting in the work for a proper push next year imo. Need to watch the Hiromu match but he vs Sho was really good. The Wato match too. Basically all the most recommended matches are on the Korakuen Hall shows.

    Been skipping the tag league matches as per tradition but the Dangerous Tekkers matches usually always get hype.

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