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Episode 77: Inside Nakanishiology

A new Eastern Lariat episode brings an extensive update on New Japan, All Japan, DDT and Joshi Wrestling. STRIGGA & Dylan discuss the return of the Golden Lovers and other news and notes from Honor Rising, the upcoming Strong Style Evolved and the New Japan Cup before switching gears and getting into the big 3/25 All Japan and DDT cards as well as Hideki Suzuki in Ice Ribbon, recommended matches from Stardom and more.


Episode 76: Lariat The Live

After a couple of weeks of being out of action STRIGGA & Dylan return with an episode focusing on recent events and upcoming cards for New Japan, All Japan and Pro Wrestling NOAH. While discussing some of the top matches in February the duo takes a look at the roster of all three groups to talk about what's next for the likes of Okada, Naito, Ospreay, Hiromu Takahashi,Taichi, Kento Miyahara, Kenou, Naomichi Marufuji and shooting star Kaito Kiyomiya.


Episode 75: Twilight Blues Special

Following another eventful weekend in japanese pro-wrestling the Eastern Lariat crew returns to discuss everything surrounding All Japan's Yokohama Twilight Blues Special from this past Saturday: The matches, the stories as well as news and notes including All Japan's announcement of their own streaming service and the Champion Carnival lineup. Plus: More on Hideki Suzuki in Ice Ribbon and...NOAH?, Munenori Sawa in DDT and the HUG that let the wrestling world stand still.


Episode 74: Hideki Suzuki Presents Joshi And Other Shenanigans

STRIGGA & Dylan are back with a new episode covering focusing on one of the best joshi promotions of the year 2017 in Ice Ribbon and their Ribbonmania Event from New Year's Day before also discussing Stardom's Year End Climax and what else to watch in Joshi lately. From there the duo breaks down what ZERO1 and Big Japan Pro Wrestling had to offer going into the new year. Along the way there's one name that leaves its mark on this episode: Hideki Suzuki!


Episode 73: Show Me Your Power

In a new Eastern Lariat episode STRIGGA & Dylan explain the key differences between New Japan and All Japan while discussing their January Korakuen Hall shows. Other topics include the Net Pro Wrestling Awards 2017, Pro Wrestling NOAH's successful start to 2018 and the highly recommended D-King Grand Prix from Dramatic Dream Team.


Episode 72: A Kingdom for a Wrestling Fan

Wrestle Kingdom and New Year Dash are behind us which means STRIGGA & Dylan present their full analysis of what happened in front of over 35,000 fans in the Tokyo Dome. Join the Eastern Lariat crew in their run down of the matches, their takes on winners and losers, on stories, individual performances and especially on the outcome of the main event between Kazuchika Okada and Tetsuya Naito. Since New Year Dash is in the books as well they also highlight the rivalries that began at New Year...


Episode 71: Wrestle Kingdom and beyond

Just days before the biggest japanese pro-wrestling show in over a decade STRIGGA & Dylan sit down to preview New Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom 12 in Tokyo Dome. They discuss all the matches, their build and give their predictions whilst also weave in some listener questions. The Eastern Lariat crew also goes beyond Wrestle Kingdom as STRIGGA & Dylan talk about the future of Okada, Naito, Goto and Suzuki-gun. Plus: a look at some smaller companies like FREEDOMS, IGF, HEAT UP, Hard...


Episode 70: Tokyo Sports Awards 2017

In a new Eastern Lariat episode the duo goes through this year's Tokyo Sports awards, the most important awards in japanese pro-wrestling. STRIGGA & Dylan highlight the winners, talk about how the voting process works and also give their own takes and nominees in order to review the year in japanese wrestling. In addition to the categories given by Tokyo Sports they also name their promotion of the year and not only look back, but also give some predictions for 2018.


Episode 69: Puroresu Potpourri Turbo

Puroresu potpourri returns yet again! With a little delay STRIGGA & Dylan added even more talking points to their already stacked list for their delayed recording from last Sunday. The duo goes rapid fire on New Japan's World Tag League, All Japan, Big Japan and DDT before they slow down to get back on the bandwagon known as NOAH THE REBORN. Joshi wrestling also continues to be in the focus of the Eastern Lariat crew as they go over Manami Toyota's retirement show, OZ Academy's huge...


Episode 68: Ode to Toyota and Onita

After the retirements of both Manami Toyota and Atsushi Onita the Eastern Lariat crew looks back at some of the greatest matchs in Manami Toyota's career and explains what made her one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. In contrast to that STRIGGA & Dylan focus on the final years of Atsushi Onita's career leading up to his "Final" in Korakuen Hall. Besides that the duo gives an update on WRESTLE-1 and discusses All Japan's Yokohama show from late October.


Episode 67: The Alpha, the Switchblade and the Omega

Following the very eventful Power Struggle show from Osaka STRIGGA & Dylan give their thoughts on New Japan Pro Wrestling's final big stop before Wrestle Kingdom 12 in January. From the biggest surprise in Pro-Wrestling this year over the great finals of the Super Junior Tag Tournament to an amazing Tanahashi vs. Ibushi the Eastern Lariat crew gives their thoughts on matches, angles, returns and much more.


Episode 66: Big Guapo Dipper

STRIGGA & Dylan go over a bunch of topics including an update on Katsuyori Shibata and Yuji Okabayashi, Pro Wrestling NOAH's Global League, Big Japan's Saikyou Tag League and Konosuke Takeshita at the top of DDT. They also discuss two highly praised Joshi matches in Yoko Bito vs. Takumi Iroha and Chihiro Hashimoto vs. Meiko Satomura.


Episode 65: Briefcases and glass ceilings

In a new Eastern Lariat episode STRIGGA & Dylan discuss recent developments in New Japan and All Japan as they address problems in the overall very success full “King of Sports” such as the briefcase trope and the presentation of Hiromu Takahashi. In very similar fashion they discuss the glass ceiling created around the Triple Crown in All Japan as well as Yoshitatsu being named a challenger and blunders in booking. But behold, there could be good times ahead with a major name returning...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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