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Captain Jack’s Armbar Emporium Ep. 33: NJPW G1 Climax, Nights 13-19!

Here it is…the home stretch of the best tournament in pro wrestling!  After 28 hours(?!) of tournament matches, Captain Jack Heartless (@JackHeartless) wraps up his coverage of G1 Climax 27, with help from special guest Owen Reynoldson (@owenreynoldson).  They give you the Top 5 from Nights 13-19, the Top 10 G1 matches overall, the tournament MVP, and plenty of speculation about what it all means as we begin the Road to WrestleKingdom 12 on January 4th, 2018!

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Opening music by Lemi & The Captain. Closing music by Ayumi Nakamura (@ayumi_nakamura).

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Captain Jack’s Armbar Emporium Ep. 32: NJPW G1 Climax, Nights 7-12!

Captain Jack Heartless (@JackHeartless) & Sleeve Assassin (@SleeveAssassin) waste no time this week, and jump right back into the best tournament in pro wrestling, the G1 Climax!

Much like last week, they watch every tournament match from nights 7 through 12 in both blocks so you don’t have to, and each gives a Top 5.  Some of the choices may surprise you!

Tangents include why Okada may be having the Best Year Ever, how Nakamura and AJ leaving made the G1 grow, who will upset Kenny down the stretch, Ibushi’s apparent death wish, and our impending trip to meet Stan “The Lariat” Hansen!  Holy crap!!

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Opening music by Lemi & The Captain. Closing music by Ayumi Nakamura (@ayumi_nakamura).

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Captain Jack’s Armbar Emporium Ep. 31: NJPW G1 Climax 27, Nights 1-6!

It’s the most wonderful tiiiiiime…of the yeeeeear!

It’s tournament season for pro wrestling, and Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) is joined by return guest Sleeve Assassin (@SleeveAssassin) to talk about this year’s iteration of the best tourney there is – the G1 Climax!

They’ve watched every A & B Block match from the first 6 nights of action, and will break down the best of the best shown, for those who have nowhere near that kind of time.  Also, stick around for the bonus PWG BOLA preview, Kawada’s above-average ramen skills, and even more love for the beautiful violence that is Bruiser Brody.  Enjoy!

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Opening music by Lemi & The Captain. Closing music by Ayumi Nakamura (@ayumi_nakamura).

*** WARNING – PODCAST SPOILERS AHEAD — Sleeve Assassin and Captain Jack’s Top 5 of the first half of NJPW G1 27 ***

Sleeve Assassin:

  1. Elgin vs Okada
  2. Naito vs Ibushi
  3. Ishii vs Makabe
  4. Ibushi vs Ishii
  5. Juice Robinson vs Evil

Captain Jack:

  1. Naito vs Ibushi
  2. Sabre Jr vs Tanahashi
  3. Elgin vs Okada
  4. Ibushi vs Sabre Jr
  5. Sanada vs Okada

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Captain Jack’s Armbar Emporium Ep. 29: Wash Your Asses! Eat Some Vegetables!

The New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Special in the USA is in the books, and your pals at The Steel Cage were there LIVE and IN PUBLIC, IF YOU WILL!  If you didn’t see these NJPW shows yet, go watch them right now. [Night 1 / Night 2 on NJPW World] We’ll wait…OK, good! Moving on!

TSC boss Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag) joins Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) to talk merch, hygiene, odd commentating, the Bullet Club, LIJ, Tana with the Good Hair, the awesomeness of Okada and Ishii, the evolution of the business, but most importantly… AWESOME wrestling! Enjoy!

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Opening theme by Lemi & The Captain. Closing theme by Del the Funkee Homosapien (@DelHIERO)

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Captain Jack’s Armbar Emporium Ep. 28: They Sold the Sonofabitch Out!

Are you hyped for New Japan to come to America yet?!  If not, this week’s show should make that happen, as Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) is joined by CHAOS member and 1/2 of RPG Vice, Rocky Romero (@azucarRoc)!

From debuting at 15, training with Antonio Inoki and Bas Rutten, touring with Samoa Joe and Bryan Danielson, feuding with Virus and the Young Bucks, and all the way to becoming a hometown guy in New Japan, they run the gamut.  Rocky even talks about the genesis of his music in Mexico, which led to Six Trees Vice Volumes 1 and 2, and the coming of CHICO the Luchador!

Watch: Roppongi Vice vs. Young Bucks @ NJPW Dominion (NJPW World)

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Opening theme by Lemi & The Captain. Closing theme by Rocky Romero.

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