NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by Greg_McNeish » Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:22 pm

Two things to note today. Taichi has indeed been suspended for 2 months, and will take a 30% pay cut for the two months after that. In happier news, the full card for Dominion has been announced.

New Japan Pro-Wrestling “DOMINION 6.21”, 6/21/2014 [Sat] 17:00 @ BODYMAKER COLOSSEUM in Osaka

(1) IWGP Junior Tag Championship Match: [37th Champions] “Young Bucks” Matt & Nick Jackson vs. [Challengers] “Time Splitters” KUSHIDA & Alex Shelley
~ 6th title defense.

(2) Tetsuya Naito vs. Tama Tonga
(3) Yuji Nagata & Tomoaki Honma [FREE] vs. Hirooki Goto & Katsuyori Shibata [FREE]

(4) NWA World Tag Championship Match: [75th Champions] Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. [Challengers] Lance Archer & Davey Boy Smith Jr.
~ 3rd title defense.

(5) IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match: [67th Champion] Kota Ibushi vs. [Challenger] Ricochet (Winner of the BOSJ XXI)
~ 4th title defense.

(6) Special Tag Match: Toru Yano & Kazushi Sakuraba [FREE] vs. Minoru Suzuki [Pancrase MISSION] & Takashi Iizuka
(7) Special Tag Match: Kazuchika Okada & Tomohiro Ishii vs. AJ Styles & Yujiro Takahashi

(8) IWGP Tag Championship Match: [64th Champions] “The Machine Gun” Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows vs. [Challengers] “King Ace” Hiroshi Tanahashi & Togi Makabe
~ 5th title defense.

(9) IWGP Intercontinental Championship Match: [8th Champion] Shinsuke Nakamura vs. [Challenger] Bad Luck Fale
~ 2nd title defense.
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by Red_And_Yellow » Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:31 pm

I'm not that excited for Fale/Nakamura tbh.
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by Jama7301 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:22 pm

Like, is it weird of me to think Takahashi is gonna pin Ishii to set up more Bullet Club nonsense? Like, Styles would normally secure the pin if his team would win, because champion, but as soon as I read that match my mind went Takahashi.
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by Red_And_Yellow » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:30 pm

I would say Styles essentially winning the match for Yujiro to get the pin is something very plausible.
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by GooberBM » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:39 pm

Yujiro did openly challenge Ishii for the NEVER belt, so science

And A Naito/Styles Kizuna Road title match would get my stamp of approval in about .8 seconds
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by Jama7301 » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:41 pm

I was unaware he challenged. Well then.
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by GooberBM » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:03 pm

It hasn't been accepted yet, but he certainly did challenge
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by Red_And_Yellow » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:11 pm

Yup, so what I'm thinking is that Spiral Tap, Yujiro gets the pin shortly thereafter.
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by Greg_McNeish » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:16 pm

What's a Spiral Tap? Is that like a spinning dead drummer?
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by Red_And_Yellow » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:52 pm

Greg_McNeish wrote:What's a Spiral Tap? Is that like a spinning dead drummer?
That's the flippy move AJ does off the top rope.
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by Greg_McNeish » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:45 am

Ah. He hasn't been doing that in New Japan, thus far, to my knowledge. The Styles Clash is his finisher.
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by Red_And_Yellow » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:27 pm

He's done the move in both Okada matches I believe.
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by Greg_McNeish » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:36 pm

I might be on crack, then. I don't remember him doing anything from the top other than his springboard forearm smash.
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by Greg_McNeish » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:53 pm

I just tapped Jason for a consult, since he's our official MOVEZ~ expert (also, he recaps the action on our podcasts), and he concurs that AJ has not performed the Spiral Tap during this New Japan run.
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by GooberBM » Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:57 pm



Side note: Good on Lil Hebner for ignoring the interference and doing his damn job
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by Red_And_Yellow » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:37 pm

I'll replay the 1st and 2nd Okada/Styles matches because I vividly remember him doing it. Did he do it on the ROH and I'm getting myself crossed?
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by Greg_McNeish » Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:53 pm

Not at Global Wars, but I don't know beyond that.
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by Red_And_Yellow » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:26 am

So I'm making a judgment tonight if I'm going to watch Dominion. Is anyone else?
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by Greg_McNeish » Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:14 pm

I'm planning to, and I believe Jason said he's going to do a live recap for the main site.

Right now, I'm debating doing predictions.
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Re: NJPW 2014: New Beginning to Dominion

Post by Red_And_Yellow » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:14 pm

I appreciate live coverage and the effort Mr. Namako will expend doing it. However, given the timing of the event, would it make more sense to have a recap up in the morning after the show? This is clearly a WV decision but it seems weird given the timing of the event that NJPW airs here.
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