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I've thought about New Japan, does it have angles at all, or is it just good wrestling. Also, as hard as I have tried, I need English commentary. I can't get the weekly show you guys get in the US, so I'd be stuck with their streaming service. Isn't All Japan just an indie now?
New Japan has angles, but they're much more subtle than in the U.S. There's not going to be anything too involved, it's all much more based on competition, chasing titles, mentor-student, and losing 16 times to an opponent before finally winning. I like it just fine. The Bullet Club stuff has basically died down to nothing with The Elite leaving, so they're searching for the next big thing. But Okada, Naito, and Ibushi are on fire right now.
And yes, AJPW is basically an indy, and not a great one at that. I've seen a couple of shows on FITE TV and it's not probably not fair to judge without more context (and with Japanese commentary) but I had trouble getting through it. I just don't see their guys as having as much talent as NJPW, and a lot of their gaijins aren't exactly physical specimens. Joe Doering has been a top guy there for years, in between a failed NXT stint, so...Zeus and The Bodyguard are big acts for them and do nothing for me (and no one that small should call themselves those names).
The Violent Giants are the big deal in AJPW. Suwama & Shuji Ishikawa. Also last year was AJPW best year in ticket sales in years.
Last edited on Thu May 30th, 2019 05:05 pm by freebirdsforever2001