Fumi Saito attended the NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 press conference. On this episode, Fumi Saito and Jim Valley talk about the matches announced, impressions of what was said, where things are going and what the future could hold for Chris Jericho, Ibushi, Jay White, Okada, Naito and the overall wrestling business. Like, comment and subscribe to the Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast.
Fumi Saito and Jim Valley talk about the "F" word in wrestling: Fake
Plus, Onita comes to NYC for WrestleMania Weekend, Baba's NWA title wins, Otsuka vs Takada in Pride, Okada shakes hands with Takahashi and the history of superstar tag teams in Japan. Don't forget to #AskFumi on Twitter and we'll answer your questions on the show. Like, comment and subscribe to the Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast.
This week Fumi Saito and Jim Valley cover some very controversial topics:
- The reaction to nudity on the cover of Weekly Pro Wrestling magazine
- Lanny Poffo meeting with New Japan Pro Wrestling
- Don Callis and the photo the rubbed some people in the NJPW office the wrong way
- Which North American wrestlers NJPW wants to keep
- Ricki Chosu announces his retirement
- Your #AskFumi questions on: Naito, Kitao, Kazuo Yamazaki and more.
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Fumi Saito and Jim Valley look at the career of the late Don Leo Johnathan in Japan. Plus a deep dive into Kenny Omega and why Fumi is impressed with Omega and thinks he will be a legend in Japan. Plus Tanahashi, Shingo, Cody, Jericho, your #askfumi questions about Roddy Piper, Weekly Pro Wrestling and and more.
It's the one year anniversary of The Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast. This episode Fumi Saito and Jim Valley discuss:
- The recent shows Fumi has seen in Tokyo
- The Mae Young Classic
- The president of New Japan
- A preview of King of Pro Wrestling
- The history of Masato Tanaka
- The Japan candidates for The Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame
- Much more.
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A packed show! On this week's episode:
- Why Jim dislikes "Nak-America"
- Fumi looks at Gedo, Jay White, Okada and Tanahashi
- The new yet old addition to the Stardom roster
- Your #AskFumi questions on Sayama's book, kayfabe in Japan, Sano vs. Liger, the big Tokyo Dome card put on by Weekly Pro Wrestling Magazine in 1995 and more. Like, comment, share and subscribe to The Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast.
Fumi and Jim are back! This week they talk about:
- Were Tanahashi's comments about Omega real?
- When and how Chris Jericho may appear again
- Could New Japan break into two separate tours?
- The current WWE scene
- Plus your questions on live entrance music, Kawada, Misawa and more.
A number of shows in Japan this week: The Takayama benefit show, Hideo Itami (KENTA) on the Marufuji anniversary show and WWE in Osaka. Plus Fumi and Jim talk Chris Jericho at ALL IN and answer your questions on Ken Shamrock and Bob Sapp. We had a few technical issues. We're sorry and we're working on them.
A Summerslam review plus looking forward to Hell in a Cell and WWE Evolution. Fumi Saito says he learned a lot from this show. We'll tell you what that is, Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman, Rhonda Rousey and more. Plus Kairi Sane, Io Shirai and Japanese women's wrestling. Like, share and subscribe!
Fumi Saito's firsthand account of the finals of the G-1 Climax. Fumi was at Budokan for Tanahashi's amazing win. Fumi talks about why he thinks Tanahashi is the best choice to win, what makes him special and what could happen at WrestleKingdom 13. Plus, Okada, Gedo, Omega, Tama Tonga, Pieter, your questions for #AskFumi and more.