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Podcast Episode 415: Naito!!!

First ever New Japan double champion!
Back in January, New Japan Pro Wrestling kicked off the year in their usual fashion – with a banger of a card on January 4 at the Tokyo Dome. Little did we know back then, though, that they’d have just a few more shows before shutting down for the majority of the first half of 2020.

It’s now June, and NJPW is back, baby! The New Japan Cup 2020 bracket has been released, and we are here for it.

Josh and Neo spent the last week or so (re)watching Wrestle Kingdom and catching (back) up on the storylines, rivalries, and top contenders as we head into the second half of the year. They break down some of the matches from the January show and share their hype over what’s to come.

If you’re looking for alternatives to WWE, or even just have a general curiosity about New Japan – we’d be glad to take you along on this journey with us!

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Featuring: Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag) and NeoEcks (@theneoecks)

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley

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New Japan Returns with New Japan Cup 2020!

NJPW Cup 2020 logo

The New Japan Cup 2020 bracket has been revealed.

It has been over three months now since New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) put on a wrestling event, and quite frankly, I have missed it very much. But no longer! NJPW has returned with the Together Project Special and The New Japan Cup 2020! I am very excited about this!

The six-match Together Project Special card was a very exciting and much-anticipated event. The event has now passed; however, I encourage all of you to try and watch that. It is missing some NJPW stars, primarily from Bullet Club, but all the hits were there. And by hits, I mean Los Ingobernables De Japon vs CHAOS in the main event! PURO FUEGO!

Now on to the New Japan Cup 2020. This tournament I already know is going to be special. For the first time ever, there will be junior heavyweights competing in this tournament! This tournament will have 32 entrants, and of that 32, 13 will come from the junior heavyweight division. This tournament can really blur the lines between the junior and heavyweight divisions. After examining the bracket, it is a healthy mix of the weight classes, for example, Ishii vs El Desperado, that is a great mix! I am pulling for Ishii, but I hope it elevates El Desperado to another level.

NJPW Cup 2020

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The winner of the New Japan Cup will have a match against the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Champion, Tetsuya Naito, at Dominion July 12. Be sure to stay tuned to The Steel Cage for more coverage of the New Japan Cup 2020.

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CJAE 101: Tana-Fozzy!

IT’S TIME!  IT’S TIME!

IT’S WRESTLE! KINGDOM!

TIME!!!!

Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) and our ace NJPW correspondent Chris Damasceno (@BrasilianFury) cover the retirements, surprises, shockers and MOTY candidates of the biggest January shows in the company’s recent history.

We now have a champ-champ, Murder Dad has risen, Murder Ibushi is here to stay, and we said a tearful goodbye to our favorite Demon Beast God.

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Opening theme by Lemi and the Captain. Closing theme this week courtesy of MIQ.

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Podcast Episode 394: Wednesday Night War Declared!

It’s official. WWE is going head to head with AEW this fall. NXT is making the move to USA, extending to two hours, and broadcasting LIVE against AEW’s weekly show on TNT. It’s like the late 90s all over again. And if you think NXT vs AEW isn’t a big deal, you’re fooling yourself. In a world where everyone consumes whatever niche entertainment they want, even the world of pro wrestling is splintering amongst fans.

Featuring: ‘Super Jew’ Jared (@SuperJew75), ‘The Mayor of Reseda’ Derek (@cap_kaveman) and Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag)

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley

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CJAE 96: G1 29, Night 13-19 – SHIBAAATAAA!

Captain Jack (@JackHeartless) and Chris (@BrasilianFury) have done it…they’ve made it through every single G1 Climax 29 block match and the final, and they’re discussing the last third of the tournament on this week’s episode. Listen in as they discuss their overall top 5 matches, their picks for G1 MVP, and…the return of SHIBATA?!?!

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Opening theme by Lemi and the Captain. Closing theme by Ayumi Nakamura (@ayumi_nakamura).

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