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24: Power Struggle Review

11/8/2018
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On this week's episode of the King of Sports Podcast, we review the big show from Osaka, Power Struggle! This show is leading us down the road to Wrestle Kingdom, and there's less uncertainty in the air now that we also have CONFIRMED matches for January 4th! We also get some late breaking news with the upcoming World Tag League tour, and we name off the teams involved in the tournament! And we answer some great listener questions as well, so check out all that and more on this week's...

Duration:01:43:42

23: Road To Power Struggle Pt. 2 / Power Struggle Preview

11/2/2018
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The King of Sports is strolling on the Road To Power Struggle, and we’re here to update you on all the super junior tag league matches, as long as get you prepared with a preview for this weekend’s Power Struggle show! We take a quick crack at what could hypothetically happen at Wrestle Kingdom just based off what we know now, and we dive a little into fulfilling the differences in wants and needs of Western fans and Japanese fans when it comes to New Japan as a whole. All that and a lot...

Duration:01:36:58

22: Road To Power Struggle: Super Jr. Tag League 10/16-10/22

10/24/2018
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The King of Sports is back yet again and we’re on the Road To Power Struggle, which entails the Super Junior Tag League! We cover the first five nights of the tournament, and get you all caught up on the standings, as well as how the Power Struggle card is shaping up for next month. We also discuss how cool Shingo Takagi looks, Henry’s childhood being deprived of live PPVs, and lots more!

Duration:01:20:18

21: King Of Pro Wrestling Review

10/12/2018
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The King of Sports Podcast returns to review the King of Pro Wrestling show with very special guest and great friend, Drew, from [@_burningspirits](https://twitter.com/_burningspirits)! We go in-depth on the show that came to us from Ryogoku, and discuss the upcoming Junior Tag League, as well as the Power Struggle matches that have been announced up to this point. We also discuss what to expect from new LIJ member Shingo Takagi, ramen, traveling to Tokyo, and even dive a little into whether...

Duration:02:10:59

20: Fighting Spirit Unleashed Review

10/7/2018
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The King of Sports is back with Episode 20, and in it we review the Fighting Spirit Unleashed show that we were live at from Long Beach, California on September 30th. We also have a preview for the King of Pro Wrestling card happening October 10th! Give it a listen! Don’t forget to subscribe where you may download podcasts (iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc.) and leave us a 5 star review!

Duration:00:44:06

19: Destruction Review and Fighting Spirit Unleashed Preview

9/29/2018
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The King of Sports Podcast is back and we're here with the highlight matches of the Destruction tour that happened in Hiroshima, Beppu, and Kobe. What does the future hold for some of the standing champions, and what can we expect at Wrestle Kingdom? We also preview the Fighting Spirit Unleashed card happening this weekend in Long Beach, California. We'll be there live, so listen in and keep an eye out for our Fighting Spirit Unleashed reactions! Don’t forget to subscribe where you may...

Duration:01:04:25

18: ALL IN and Road To Destruction Reviews

9/14/2018
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We’re back after a break! We discuss ALL IN from September 2nd, and then we dive into the first chunk of Road To Destruction shows from Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, and Togane Arena in Chiba. We follow that up with a preview for this weekend’s shows: Destruction in Hiroshima and Destruction in Beppu. We sprinkle in some BOLA talk (since that’s where we’ll be this weekend) and plenty of other stuff, so check us out! Don’t forget to subscribe where you may download podcasts (iTunes, Spotify, Google...

Duration:01:27:11

17: Destruction Tour and Beyond

8/24/2018
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Welcome to another episode of the King of Sports Podcast! This week, we go through the cards of the entire Destruction tour happening in September. We have 3 Road To shows, followed by Destruction in Hiroshima, Destruction in Beppu, and Destruction in Kobe. Then we take a look at the matches announced so far for Fighting Spirit Unleashed happening in September in Long Beach, throwing around other potential matches that could end up on the card and the junior tag league happening on the Road...

Duration:01:29:01

16: G1 Climax 28: G1 Finals

8/17/2018
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The King of Sports Podcast returns this week for one of the hottest weekends of the year: the G1 Finals! Branden tells us all about his trip to Tokyo, and what it was like seeing all the shows in person at the historic Nippon Budokan arena. We have in-depth looks at each G1 match from the final three nights, and gush about how amazing the G1 finals match itself was. We also discuss what could be in store for some of the tournament participants for the rest of the year. We're OFFICIALLY on...

Duration:01:40:01

15: G1 Climax 28: Nights 12-16 Review

8/9/2018
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This is it! The King of Sports Podcast is back with our penultimate episode before the G1 Finals! We discuss Nights 12-16 of the G1 Climax where the path to the G1 Finals becomes clearer for six individuals. We also preview the final three G1 Climax nights at Budokan, where we will have our boots to the ground with our lovely host Branden, who will be there in person! Who’s got the best shot of getting into the finals? Who’s winning the entire thing? All this and more discussed on this...

Duration:01:25:09

14: G1 Climax 28: Nights 8-11 Review

8/1/2018
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The King of Sports is back and we are smack dab in the middle of the G1 Climax! We discuss each tournament match that happened on Nights 8-11 of the G1, and we preview the upcoming slate of shows (Nights 12-16) that go from August 1st all the way to August 8th. We’re getting close to the end of the tournament; who’s currently on top of the block, and who’s close to getting eliminated? Follow along with us on all things G1 and more on the King of Sports Podcast! Don’t forget to subscribe...

Duration:01:21:30

13: G1 Climax 28: Nights 4-7 Review

7/26/2018
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Branden and Henry are back this week with a new episode of the King of Sports Podcast! In it, they give an in-depth review of Nights 4-7 of the G1 Climax, and preview Nights 8-11 that kick off July 26th. Who's at the top of the blocks? What's been their favorite matches of the tournament so far? And whose storylines up to this point have surprised them the most? Find out all that and more on the King of Sports Podcast! Don't forget to subscribe wherever you may download podcasts (Spotify,...

Duration:01:14:31

12: G1 Climax 28 Nights 1-3 Review and Nights 4-7 Preview

7/19/2018
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Hello everyone! It's finally here! G1 Climax 28 is officially underway and we are here to bring you our analysis of each match! We also preview the next four shows happening from early Thursday morning all the way to early Sunday night! We are all killer and no filler this week with our G1 coverage, so check us out! Don't forget to subscribe wherever you may download podcasts (Spotify, iTunes, Google Play, etc.) and leave us a 5 star review! Follow us on...

Duration:01:15:14

11: G1 Special in SF Review, Strong Style Evolved UK Review, and G1 Climax 28 Nights 1-3 Preview

7/12/2018
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Hello all, and welcome to episode 11 of the King of Sports Podcast! We were live at the Cow Palace this past weekend for the incredible G1 Special in San Francisco show and now we're here to give you our review on it! We also discuss the Strong Style Evolved shows that happened in Milton Keynes and Manchester, and we go down the card of the first three nights of the G1 Climax happening this weekend! All that and so much more, so give us a listen! Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a 5...

Duration:01:53:33

10: G1 Climax 28 Primer

7/2/2018
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Hello again from the boys at King of Sports Podcast! We dedicate our episode this week to one thing: G1 Climax 28\. This is our crash course on the G1 Climax, in case this is your first time watching the tournament, or are a veteran New Japan head and just need a refresher on last year's G1! We give a brief history lesson on the G1 Climax Tournament, we break down all of the competitors' chances of winning the block, what their previous G1s have looked like, and who we think will be G1...

Duration:01:34:16

9: Episode 9 - Kizuna Road 2018, G1 Special in SF Preview, and G1 Climax 28 Block Preview

6/25/2018
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It’s officially summertime and things are heating up in the world of New Japan! Branden and Henry discuss highlights of the Kizuna Road tour, we get the full G1 Special in San Francisco card happening on July 7th at the Cow Palace, and then we do a quick preview of the G1 Climax 28 semifinals and main events of each night! All that and more here at the King of Sports Podcast! Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a 5-star review! Follow us on...

Duration:01:15:03

8: Episode 8 - Dominion 6.9 Review

6/11/2018
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The King of Sports Podcast is back this week with a full review of Dominion 2018! And to do that, we brought in the big guns to help us out; our good friend Righteous Reg joins Henry and we break down all of Dominion. What an incredible time to be a New Japan fan, and what better way to celebrate the amazing, historic, and beautiful show on 6/9 than by joining us in our talk! Don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review! [Opening video: “New CEO Meij promises the NJPW faithful to take...

Duration:01:09:13

7: Episode 7 - BOSJ 25 (Nights 8-14) and Dominion Preview

6/8/2018
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The King of Sports Podcast returns to wrap up the Best of the Super Juniors 25! Henry reviews the block nights from 5/27-6/3, and the finals match on 6/4 between Taiji Ishimori and Hiromu Takahashi. He discusses his top 5 matches of the tournament and the standout competitors, and then it’s time to dive deep into Dominion, where we preview the entire show (with a special guest)! Who’s walking away with the IWGP heavyweight title on 6/9? Will Jericho get one over on Naito? Find out our...

Duration:01:38:12

6: Episode 6 - BOSJ 25 - Nights 3-7

5/28/2018
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Hello again everyone, we are back with Episode 6 of the King of Sports Podcast! This week we discuss everything up to the halfway point of the Best of the Super Juniors Tournament. We also preview the home stretch of the tournament, with the semifinal coming up on 6/3 and the finals of the tournament taking place on 6/4\. We discuss that and much more this week, so check us out! Check us out on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/kingofsportspod) /...

Duration:01:38:28

5: Episode 5 - BOSJ 25 - Nights 1 and 2

5/21/2018
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The King of Sports Podcast is coming at you hot off the first two nights of the Best of the Super Juniors tournament, which took place on the 18th and 19th. We also give you a preview of the upcoming slate of shows happening in the next week (7 SHOWS!), and briefly talk about the Rev Pro shows involving favorites like Tomohiro Ishii, Minoru Suzuki, and Zack Sabre Jr. Come join us on the ride that is BOSJ! Follow us on [Twitter](https://twitter.com/kingofsportspod) /...

Duration:01:20:38