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Episode 64: The 140 Club

STRIGGA and Dylan start off this week's Eastern Lariat episode with news about injuries and retirements including Atsushi Onita and Manami Toyota. From Mayu Iwatani's elbow injury they talk about Stardom's next Korakuen Hall show on 10/17 before looking back at Ice Ribbon's show in the same arena back in August. The duo also discusses the All Japan Royal Road tournament and the overall state of the company as welll as NOAH's upcoming Global League.

Duration: 01:42:49

Episode 63: Wonderfully insane humans

The Eastern Lariat is back with another episode full of a variety of topics that include breaking news on MLW One Shot and an interview with independent wrestler Jimmy “Wheeler” Yuta who spent a month in Michinoku Pro Wrestling this July. Learn about japanese culture and wrestling from the perspective of Great Sasuke's company. Besides that STRIGGA & Dylan also discuss Stardom's 5 Star GP tournament, WRESTLE-1 Pro-Wrestling Love in Yokohama and current news & notes on Big Japan Pro Wrestling.

Duration: 01:53:33

Episode 62: Puroresu Potpourri Returns

In a new Eastern Lariat episode STRIGGA & Dylan bring back the puroresu potpourri as they cover a wide range of promotions from the land of the rising sun. Besides New Japan Destruction in Fukushima and All Japan's Sumo Hall show the duo also dives into NOAH's crazy October card, Big Japan, Sendai Girls, OZ Academy and SEAdLINNNG.

Duration: 01:58:03

Episode 61: Super Sentai Pro-Wrestling

Coming off an intensive couple of weeks full of G1 Climax action STRIGGA & Dylan turn to other japanese promotions that also have their biggest shows around this time of the year. The crew takes a look back at DDT's Ryogoku Peter Pan event and preview All Japan's 45th anniversary celebration in Sumo Hall this coming Sunday as well as WRESTLE-1's Pro-Wrestling Love in Yokohama that takes place in early September.

Duration: 01:34:25

Episode 60: G1 Climax Megashow

STRIGGA & Dylan round off their in depth coverage of New Japan's G1 Climax tournament with another show looking back at the final four shows from Yokohama and Sumo Hall. The duo not only discusses the individual G1 matches of each show, but also discuss their top performers and matches. Was the 27th edition of the G1 Climax the best one ever? This and much more in a jam packed Eastern Lariat episode!

Duration: 02:04:53

Episode 59: Visions of Choshu

STRIGGA & Dylan roll on with their detailed review of the G1 Climax as they look back on the most recent stretch of three shows that happened during the first weekend of August. With only 4 shows left the wheat is starting to separate from the chaff. Besides great matches and stories during G1 the duo also talks about All Japan being picked up by Fite.tv as well as the upcoming Stardom 5 Star Grand Prix tournament.

Duration: 01:27:02

Episode 58: Going beyond god

The Eastern Lariat is back with a new episode looking back at nights 9, 10, 11 and 12 of the 27th G1 Climax by New Japan Pro Wrestling. Besides opinions on matches and wrestlers STRIGGA & Dylan explain the meaning of Kota Ibushi's new finisher and Dylan goes onto a rant about Kazuchika Okada that was so powerful that it knocked out the power.

Duration: 01:13:30

Episode 57: No G1 fatigue whatsoever

As the G1 Climax rolls on the Eastern Lariat crew shows no fatigue whatsoever and looks back at nights 6, 7 and 8 of New Japan's big summer tournament. In addition to that STRIGGA & Dylan also discuss the current group of Young Lions.

Duration: 01:10:18

Episode 56: EVIL McLovin

STRIGGA & Dylan return with their takes on nights 4 & 5 of the G1 Climax as the tournament rolled on over the weekend. They also take it beyond New Japan Pro Wrestling and talked about Dragon Gate's Kobe Pro-Wrestling Festival as well as DDT's Road to Ryogoku event and the Ryogoku card for August 20.

Duration: 00:58:32

Episode 55: Secondary Finishers

In an all new Eastern Lariat episode STRIGGA & Dylan go in depth on the 2nd & 3rd night of the G1 Climax from the world famous Korakuen Hall including contrary opinions on Kenny Omega vs. MInoru Suzuki.

Duration: 00:51:18

Episode 54: Umi no Hi Special

One day after the public holiday Umi no Hi (Ocean/Sea Day) STRIGGA & Dylan take a look at two major shows that took place on this Japanese national holiday: The opening day of the 27th G1 Climax tournament as well as Big Japan Pro Wrestling's Ryogokutan event from Sumo Hall. After some controversial opinions on some of the matches and competitors on those shows they also talk about Satoshi Kojima's return to All Japan Pro Wrestling for at least one match and the near future for All Japan.

Duration: 01:32:59

Episode 53: Outside the NOSAWA

STRIGGA & Dylan return with 90 minutes full of news, notes, reviews and opinions on the world of japanese pro-wrestling starting with recent and future events in New Japan Pro Wrestling including the G1 in USA Specials and a quick look at the G1 Climax undercards. From here the two use Yuji Nagata's proposal of a new Young Lions Cup for a comparison of the rookie systems in New Japan and DDT while also looking at the summer in Dramatic Dream Team. After discussing Dragon Gate's King of...

Duration: 01:30:49

Episode 52: Akira was fixed

This week's Eastern Lariat starts with a major update on Katsuyori Shibata's condition. From there STRIGGA & Dylan first talk about the participants in the 27th G1 Cllimax by New Japan Pro Wrestling before they focus on NOAH & All Japan in May and June including some great matches. Other topics include Atonio Inoki vs. IGF, NEW's June Korakuen Hall show and Stardom.

Duration: 01:49:41

Episode 51: The Director's Cut of Wrestle Kingdom

STRIGGA & Dylan don't take a break this time because with Dominio in Osaka-jo Hall New Japan Pro Wrestling presented a stacked card full of incredible matches and many interesting developments so the Eastern Lariat crew sat down and discussed the stories that were told both inside and outside the ring. With Kizuna Road starting and New Japan's American expansion being imminent the two also talk about upcoming shows in June and July.

Duration: 01:30:12

Episode 50: Taichi's Jedi Mind Tricks

While celebrating their 50th episode STRIGGA & Dylan look back at the 24th Best of the Super Junior tournament that saw an outstanding final as well as some other great matches. The two name their favorite matches, rank their top 3 performers and discuss the best and not so good elements of New Japan's annual Junior heavyweight tournament that every year sets the stage for Dominion. Besides going through the card for the big show in Osaka STRIGGA & Dylan also answer some questions that YOU...

Duration: 01:48:28

Episode 49: Then & Now

This episode of the Eastern Lariat revolves around the past, present and future of japanese pro-wrestling as STRIGGA & Dylan first answer a question about the American expansion of New Japan and how they would approach it. From there they go through K-DOJO, Guts World, Big Japan, All Japan and their most recent events including TAKA Michinoku vs. Kota Ibushi, Dick Togo vs. Yuko Miyamoto and Kento Miyahara losing the Triple Crown after 464 days. Another question makes the two look back and...

Duration: 01:54:19

Episode 48: Golden Week Special

The Eastern Lariat rolls on through Golden Week as STRIGGA & Dylan present a new episode in which they talk about the All Japan Champion Carnival finals and extensively cover Big Japan's Endless Survivor show that featured a fantastic match between Hideki Suzuki and Yuji Okabayashi. They also take a look at the 60 minute draw between Konosuke Takeshita and Tetsuya Endo in DDT, cover other groups running in and around Golden Week like WRESTLE-1, Pro Wrestling NOAH, ZERO1, Michinoku Pro,...

Duration: 01:51:41

Episode 47: On the road through Golden Week

In a new episode of the Eastern Lariat podcast STRIGGA & Dylan take a look at New Japan Pro Wrestling's big shows on the road to Wrestling Dontaku with a fabulous Tetsuya Naito vs. Juice Robinson match and also discuss the top matches of Wresting Dontaku and the upcoming Best of the Super Junior. They also dive deep into All Japan's Champion Carnival tournament and briefly recap Stardom's Cinderella Tournament.

Duration: 01:40:00

Episode 46: Puroresu Potpourri #3

STRIGGA & Dylan open this week's episode of the Eastern Lariat podcast by talking about the medical conditions of Katsuyori Shibata, Akebono and OKUMURA and the reporting about these situations. From there the two transition to a wide potpourri of topics including Stardom, Sendai Girls, Ice Ribbion, Big Japan and other promotions running shows during Golden Week. The duo also dives into WRESTE-1 for the first time in months to check how Keiji Muto's company is doing.

Duration: 01:35:04

Episode 45: Sakura Genesis & more

STRIGGA & Dylan start the show by tackling the difficult topic of bullying in pro-wrestling and go on to a topic not much less difficult with Katsuyori Shibata undergoing surgery due to a subdural hematoma. From there the two try to switch gears to celebrate Dylan's one year anniversary on the podcast in style and fashion with the review of a great Sakura Genesis show put on by New Japan headlined by the match that is talked about for more than one reason now: Kazuchika Okada vs. Katsuyori...

Duration: 01:27:19

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