The night after Wrestle Kingdom 13 had some good matches, but the night was centered more on setting up new feuds for all the new champs. Some big statements were made tonight, though few real surprises were to be had.
The fallout from Tokyo lands at Korakuen Hall, and even though many people are hurting from last night, the beginnings of many new rivalries are formed among the chaos.
B Block of the 2017 G1 Climax starts with a round of great matches featuring, among other things, Juice Robinson getting off to an impressive start, EVIL and SANADA tearing the house down, and Kenny Omega trying to survive against the maniac Minoru Suzuki!
The 2017 G1 Climax started with some good (and some great) matches from A Block and set up the start of B Block in a very nice way with some interesting tag matches!
There were a lot of big expectations going in to many of the matches at Dominion, and I think they were met and in some cases exceeded. This was a great show top to bottom.
Two nights before the big event in Osaka, the Road to Dominion had a lot of fun tag matches and managed to build some solid interest in all of the upcoming title matches.
The Best of the Super Jr. 24 tournament ends with great final match a bunch of fun tag matches in the undercard.
The race to the top of Block B gets tighter as the tournament creeps towards the finish. Was KUSHIDA able to stay in the running, or did Kanemaru effectively knock him out of this year’s tournament?
Block B reaches the halfway point of the tournament with some wrestlers looking to increase their lead and others looking to just stay competitive.
The third round of Block B matches contained a nice variety of entertaining matchups, including a great main event featuring two men looking to score their first victory in the tournament, KUSHIDA and BUSHI!
Night three of the 2017 Best of the Super Jr. tournament wasn’t as exciting as the first two nights, but it still delivered a nice variety of entertaining matches.
New Japan started the wrestling year with a highly entertaining show that all wrestling fans should see. I was lucky enough to be able to be there in person to experience it. Here are my thoughts.