NJPW SAKURA GENESIS Prediction and Discussion.

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2018.04.01 SAKURA GENESIS 2018 | NEW JAPAN PRO-WRESTLING




Sakura Genesis airs live on April 1st at ~3am eastern (I'll have to check it later, the time conversion is tricky)via NJPWWorld.com: 非対応端末エラー:ULIZA

Here's the card:

Young Bucks Vs. Chase Owens and Yujiro Takahashi

Toru Yano and Tomohiro Ishii Vs. Taichi and Takashi Iizuka



NEVER OPENWEIGHT 6 MAN TAG CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:


Tonga Loa, Tama Tonga and Black Fale (c) Vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Micheal Elgin and Togi Makabe.


Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson and David Finlay Vs. Yoshi-Hashi, Jay White and Hirooki Goto.

Tetsuya Naito, EVIL and Sanada Vs. Killer Elite Squad and Suzuki.



IWGP Jr. TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP 3 WAY:


El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru (c) Vs. Hiromu Takahashi and Bushi Vs. Roppongi 3k


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IWGP Jr. HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:

Will Ospreay (c) Vs. Marty Scrull



Golden Lovers Vs. Cody and Hangman Page


IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:

Kazuchika Okada (c) Vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
 

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only a couple good matches on this card tbh.
Young Bucks Vs. Chase Owens and Yujiro Takahashi
should be fun. Bucks always produce a worthwhile match no matter what. More interested in who Yujiro has to bring to the ring more than anything else here.

Toru Yano and Tomohiro Ishii Vs. Taichi and Takashi Iizuka
only interesting in seeing how Yano and Ishii team up in this. Makes for an interesting dynamic. Gonna be a lot of comedy spots between the two I'm sure.

NEVER OPENWEIGHT 6 MAN TAG CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:

Tonga Loa, Tama Tonga and Black Fale (c) Vs. Ryusuke Taguchi, Micheal Elgin and Togi Makabe.
would be better without the bullet club bros, while the other team are all good workers imo. would rather literally anyone else as champs

Tetsuya Naito, EVIL and Sanada Vs. Killer Elite Squad and Suzuki.
banger alert right here. just like every LOS match baby

Hiroshi Tanahashi, Juice Robinson and David Finlay Vs. Yoshi-Hashi, Jay White and Hirooki Goto.
really looking forward to this one, love everyone here, especially Juice.

rest of the card:
  • RPG3k will carry the match as they do
  • Osprey v Scrull will probably not be that good. couple interesting spots but neither of them can do anything psychological in the ring.
  • Golden Lovers v Cody and Page is gonna be good. Became of fan of Page after Strong Style Evolved. Golden Lovers will carry the match tho
  • Okada vs ZSJ is probably just going to be any other ZSJ match. I've always been super conflicted on whether or not i like ZSJ. He's got some great creative submissions, but I hate submission wrestling so much because there's really nothing going on. He at least knows how to wrestle well and he doesn't need to be carried or anything, but I still just get bored watching him do the same "I'm pulling your fingers back" type of stuff over and over. So I'm expecting just another New Japan Cup match with Okada obviously getting the W on this one.
 
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only a couple good matches on this card tbh.

should be fun. Bucks always produce a worthwhile match no matter what. More interested in who Yujiro has to bring to the ring more than anything else here.


only interesting in seeing how Yano and Ishii team up in this. Makes for an interesting dynamic. Gonna be a lot of comedy spots between the two I'm sure.


would be better without the bullet club bros, while the other team are all good workers imo. would rather literally anyone else as champs


banger alert right here. just like every LOS match baby


really looking forward to this one, love everyone here, especially Juice.

rest of the card:
  • RPG3k will carry the match as they do
  • Osprey v Scrull will probably not be that good. couple interesting spots but neither of them can do anything psychological in the ring.
  • Golden Lovers v Cody and Page is gonna be good. Became of fan of Page after Strong Style Evolved. Golden Lovers will carry the match tho
  • Okada vs ZSJ is probably just going to be any other ZSJ match. I've always been super conflicted on whether or not i like ZSJ. He's got some great creative submissions, but I hate submission wrestling so much because there's really nothing going on. He at least knows how to wrestle well and he doesn't need to be carried or anything, but I still just get bored watching him do the same "I'm pulling your fingers back" type of stuff over and over. So I'm expecting just another New Japan Cup match with Okada obviously getting the W on this one.
I agree with you on Sabre. His style, while unique, gets old pretty quickly. I wish he'd add something in between the submission spots, maybe some stiff striking or something idk. That being said though I'm really excited to see what he and Okada can do and I wouldn't be too suprised if Sabre pulled an upset and ended Okada's streak...but we know Okada is keeping that belt.