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Wrestling Omakase #75: AJPW Year in Review 2018 w/ Nathan, Paul & Richie

12/10/2018
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This week on Wrestling Omakase the Year in Review series continues with a look at All Japan! Back for another year, the Year in Review series will focus on a different promotion each week and get you all caught up on them. Didn't see a ton from their year? Feel like you need a refresher course? We go through as much of the year as we can in chronological order, highlighting stuff you may have missed along the way. Then we discuss our picks from the promotion for the traditional...

Duration:02:19:37

Wrestling Omakase #74: Joshi Year in Review 2018 w/ Taylor & Luke

12/3/2018
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This week on Wrestling Omakase the Year in Review series continues, as we head to the wide world of joshi! Back for another year, the Year in Review series will focus on a different promotion (or type of wrestling) each week and get you all caught up on them. Didn't see a ton from their year? Feel like you need a refresher course? We go through as much of the year as we can in chronological order, highlighting stuff you may have missed along the way. Then we discuss our picks from the...

Duration:02:12:52

Wrestling Omakase #73: WWE Year in Review 2018 w/ Jack, Lawson, Kelly & Suit

11/27/2018
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This week on Wrestling Omakase the Year in Review series rolls on, as we get this one out of the way early. Back for another year, the Year in Review series will focus on a different promotion (or type of wrestling) each week and get you all caught up on them. Didn't see a ton from their year? Feel like you need a refresher course? We go through as much of the year as we can in chronological order, highlighting stuff you may have missed along the way. Then we discuss our picks from the...

Duration:02:26:04

Wrestling Omakase #72: BJW Year in Review 2018 w/ Drew & Kevin

11/21/2018
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This week on Wrestling Omakase it's a reunion from another former VOW podcast, as we kick off our 2018 Year in Review series! Back for another year, the Year in Review series will focus on a different promotion (or type of wrestling) each week and get you all caught up on them. Didn't see a ton from their year? Feel like you need a refresher course? We go through as much of the year as we can in chronological order, highlighting stuff you may have missed along the way. Then we discuss our...

Duration:02:23:50

Wrestling Omakase #71: Rating Every WCW Year From 94 Through 00 w/ Rich & Scott

11/15/2018
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It's another trip through wrestling's past this week on Wrestling Omakase! This is the sequel episode of sorts to our previous rating every year episode ([#62, Rating WWF/E From 96-06](https://audioboom.com/posts/7004096-wrestling-omakase-62-rating-every-wwf-e-year-from-1996-to-2006)), as this time around we look at World Championship Wrestling! John is joined by returning guest Rich Kraetsch of the Voices of Wrestling flagship ([@voiceswrestling](http://twitter.com/voiceswrestling)) and...

Duration:02:37:28

Wrestling Omakase #70: NJPW Power Struggle w/ Jasmine

11/8/2018
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This week on Wrestling Omakase we're joined by a first time guest to break down NJPW's big November show, Power Struggle! Jasmine ([@bigsadboii](https://twitter.com/bigsadboii)) first introduces herself to Omakase by going a bit into her own history- both as a fan of wrestling in general and NJPW in specific. We then turn to a match-by-match breakdown of this past weekend's Power Struggle card, which also goes into a number of different tangents including one on the apparent end of the...

Duration:01:23:30

Wrestling Omakase #69: FIP Everything Burns 2017 w/ Jake & the EVOLVE Aarons

11/1/2018
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This week on Wrestling Omakase it's Jake ([@oatgan](https://twitter.com/Oatgan))'s pick for winning our 2018 Champions Fantasy Draft, and he chose to have us watch a rather infamous show: FIP Everything Burns 2017! At his behest we're also joined by the hosts of the now ex-podcast Everything Evolves, Aaron Taube ([@aptaube](https://twitter.com/aptaube)) & Aaron Bentley ([@aaronlikethecar](https://twitter.com/aaronlikethecar)). Journey back to 1/8/17 and the early days of the FloSlam era of...

Duration:01:36:10

Wrestling Omakase #68: DDT Peter Pan w/ Jesse & Taylor

10/25/2018
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This week on Wrestling Omakase we dive into the Dramatic Dream Team for one of their biggest shows of the year! John is joined by our two most prolific Omakase guests, Jesse (@K0jiii) and Taylor (@tamaimbo), as we break down all twelve matches on this massive 6-hour show. Hear us talk the controversial Dieno-Sasaki main event, the CIMA-Takeshita semi-main, Irie's final appearance as a DDT roster member, GIANT PANDA BATTLES, and much more! We also get a little into the upcoming D-ou Grand...

Duration:02:17:55

Wrestling Omakase #67: JOSHI-MANIA! Ice Ribbon 10/8 & SEAdLINNNG 10/3 w/ Alexandra

10/18/2018
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It's JOSHI-MANIA this week on Wrestling Omakase, as we cover two recent Korakuen Hall events from two undercovered joshi promotions, plus give an overview of the current joshi scene as a whole! First we cover women's wrestling in Japan in general, mainly focusing around the TV/streaming landscape and where you can watch various promotions, as well as some of what's been going on lately. Then we get into two specific show reviews: first Ice Ribbon's 10/8 show headlined by a tag team title...

Duration:02:07:14

Wrestling Omakase #66: NJPW King of Pro Wrestling w/ Kevin Brown

10/9/2018
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This week on Wrestling Omakase John is joined by returning guest Kevin Brown (@darukinoi) to give a full review of New Japan's latest Ryogoku show, King of Pro Wrestling. Hear their thoughts on this very up and down but newsworthy show match-by-match, including why some stuff may just not be for them right now in New Japan. There's a lot of macro thoughts about NJPW's place in the wrestling world and what both want to see out of it vs. what they're actually getting at the moment. Other big...

Duration:02:16:17

Wrestling Omakase #65: Fantasy Draft 2018 Final (Worldwide Champions Edition)

10/3/2018
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It's the final draft episode of 2018 this week on Wrestling Omakase! All the winners from past episodes compete: Winner of Vol. 1 (WWE Men/NJPW) Alex (@AlexWendland), winner of Vol. 2 (WWE Women/Joshi) & Vol. 3 (Indie Puro) John, winner of Vol. 4 (US/UK Indies) Jake (@Oatgan), and winner of Vol. 5 (Lucha) Mike Spears (@fujiiheya). This time around our draft board is EVERYONE IN THE WORLD, of any gender! WWE, NJPW, lucha, indies in America and Japan and around the entire world, joshi, no...

Duration:01:33:06

Wrestling Omakase #64: DDT's Big News Week, Road to Ryogoku & BJW Death Vegas w/ Jesse

9/27/2018
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It was a massive week of news for the Dramatic Dream Team and we've got you covered this week on Wrestling Omakase! John is joined by returning guest Jesse (@K0jiii) to break it all down, starting with the major news that DDT is running their first ever show in the US next year during Wrestlemania weekend! We do some major speculation on how that might all work out, speculate even more about Mania weekend in general (also talking the rest of WWN, wXw, Wrestlecon, GCW and more), and discuss...

Duration:02:18:11

Wrestling Omakase #63: Fantasy Draft Vol. 5 (Lucha)

9/19/2018
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This week on Wrestling Omakase we finally return to our Fantasy Draft series, with the penultimate draft of the year! We've covered WWE/NJPW, the Japanese indies, and the US/UK indies, so this week we turn our attention to lucha! John is joined by four participants this week, all returning guests: JR Goldberg (@wrestlingbubble), Skylar (@Twwitterdotcom), Mike Spears (@fujiiheya) and Andy (@trillyrobinson). All four will be selecting 25 picks each, with the requirement that the wrestlers must...

Duration:01:49:49

Wrestling Omakase #62: Rating Every WWF(E) Year From 1996 to 2006!

9/12/2018
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This week on Wrestling Omakase we jump right into an ambitious discussion: rating every year of the WWF/E from 1996 through 2006, on a scale of 1 to 5! Joining me to tackle this interesting project are returning guests and VOW writers Alex Wendland (@AlexWendland) and Lawson Leong (@LawsonComedy89), as we break down each and every year. Which years did we love and which did we absolutely hate? Some of the answers may surprise you. Plus for each year we pick a Best & Worst PPV, Best Match of...

Duration:02:09:28

Wrestling Omakase #61: Live from All In w/ Taylor & Quinlan

9/2/2018
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This week on Wrestling Omakase we come to you with a relatively quick (less than one hour, a new record for this show!) show breaking down the All In event, live from a nearby hotel room in Chicago! John is joined by returning guests Taylor (@tamaimbo) & Quinlan (@IM_NOT_QUINLAN) as the three of them give their thoughts just hours after attending the landmark event. Hear us break down each match as well as just the general feel and experience of being in the building, plus as a bonus the...

Duration:00:59:05

Wrestling Omakase #60: King of DDT, TJPW 8/25 Review & All In/NJPW Destruction Preview w/ Taylor

8/30/2018
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It's a packed episode of Wrestling Omakase! John is joined by returning guest Taylor (@tamaimbo) as they start by discussing three big Korakuen Hall shows from this past weekend. First it's the King of DDT 3rd Round show from 8/25, as they talk a stellar top four matches featuring the quarterfinals of DDT's big single elimination tournament. Then it's Tokyo Joshi Pro's 8/25 Korakuen featuring a huge Yamashita-Yuu title match main event, guest stars, superhero wasabi tricks, BETTER CALLBACKS...

Duration:02:52:19

Wrestling Omakase #59: WWE SummerSlam w/ Kevin Brown

8/21/2018
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This week on Wrestling Omakase it's our much anticipated review of WWE SummerSlam 2018! John is joined by returning guest Kevin Brown (@darukinoi) as the two talk maybe the first halfway decent WWE PPV since the Royal Rumble (or Mania, I guess, depending on how you felt about that one). They break down all the main card matches in some detail, including: two boring openers, the first of many squashes, the latest in the modern WWE specialty of "100% justified heel turns", the amazing Samoan...

Duration:02:34:56

Wrestling Omakase #58: NOAH Retrospective Vol. 1, Beginning (00-03)

8/16/2018
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On this week's edition of Wrestling Omakase, John is joined by returning guest Tanner (@Tanner1495) from the All You Can Hear Podcast (@AYCHPodcast) to talk the early days of Pro Wrestling NOAH! John and Tanner begin their tale back in 2000 talking the circumstances behind the famous All Japan/NOAH split, as well as some of the awkward final AJPW shows featuring NOAH talent and how All Japan had to get along after the split. The show then quickly turns to NOAH's first shows, as we go...

Duration:02:38:55

Wrestling Omakase #57: NJPW G1 Climax (Nights 12-15) w/ Hannah & Skylar

8/8/2018
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It's more G1 Climax coverage this week on Wrestling Omakase! John is joined by returning guest Skylar (@Twwitterdotcom) and first time guest Hannah (@HannahYoleau) to break down four more G1 shows, nights 12 through 15\. Hear our discussion on 20 more G1 matches, with the main highlight being a major show on August 4th in Osaka! What match did our hosts prefer between the highly hyped Omega-Ishii & Naito-Ibushi clashes? Plus we talk our ten favorite and least favorite matches of the entire...

Duration:02:40:18

Wrestling Omakase #56: G1 Climax & AJPW 7/29 Osaka w/ Joey Bay

8/1/2018
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This week on Wrestling Omakase we talk both of Japan's two longest running wrestling promotions! John is joined by first time guest Joey Bay (@joey_bay), as they begin the episode reminiscing over their first trip to Japan together in 2016 and then talk traveling to Japan more generally, as both have been on multiple trips (Joey leaves for his next one in just a few days!). Once that's out of the way they discuss the All Japan 7/29 show from Osaka, a big show that featured three title...

Duration:02:24:53