What's Next For New Japan?

  • Published: 18 August 2019
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    Adam Wilbourn and the Dadley Boyz discuss the future of New Japan Pro Wrestling...

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Comments • 120

  • kryceksangel
    kryceksangel  2 weeks back

    Full Gear is the same night as NJPW'S show in Texas

    • Dexx Baker
      Dexx Baker  3 weeks back

      We should do these monthly. Or at least on the front and back ends on major IWGP events.

      • Yahya Zakaria
        Yahya Zakaria  3 weeks back

        Next year is a real test. If they can sell out a Tokyo Dome show, then they are only going to grow more.

        • Ryback TV
          Ryback TV  1 months back


          • FullMetal Bernie
            FullMetal Bernie  1 months back

            What next for New Japan.... We do what we do everyday Try and takeover the world

            • Red Fish, Blue Fish
              Red Fish, Blue Fish  1 months back

              I wish AEW and NJPW would work their nonsense out (I know there's more to it than bad blood) because I really want to see the continuation of Moxley and Shooter once Moxley has to dedicate more of his time to AEW. But if nothing else, I hope Gedo puts them in the Tag league.

              • av saikarthik
                av saikarthik  1 months back

                Nobody is more over in njpw than Naito

                • Dominic Hayes
                  Dominic Hayes  1 months back

                  The neckbeard guy talking about how Dave Meltzer ratings justify pushing a wrestler was hilarious ngl highlight of the video

                  • Jarrell Jones
                    Jarrell Jones  1 months back

                    I am satisfied knowing other people appreciate NJPW like myself

                    • Steve Engblom
                      Steve Engblom  1 months back

                      KENTA is facing Ishii at thr Copper Box?

                      • Broden Shean
                        Broden Shean  1 months back

                        Adam Wilbourn, I'm pretty sure that if Haku did indeed try to murder you you'd be murdered. He merely reminded you of that Adam.

                        • Christopher Jazzcat
                          Christopher Jazzcat  1 months back

                          I never knew how much I wanted Omega vs Ospreay in a big match until now

                          • Vangelis Syr
                            Vangelis Syr  1 months back

                            i don't think or hear about ospreay being heavyweight (at least for now). maybe when he drop the title on the returning hiromu. i think that will be a match between them at wk. the only thing that njpw needs is more tag teams. with the departure of Davey Boy smith , zsj and suzuki should enter the tag league and then won the titles. the only teams on the mix are lij and god, so bring more teams and in the junior division as well. they have a partneship with rev pro , so aussie open will be great and teams from roh like coast to coast, in order to fresh up the division... plus a good partner for mickey nichols in chaos

                            • Capital Murder
                              Capital Murder  1 months back

                              This is what's wrong with wrestling now. Dorks gone

                              • jen rozen
                                jen rozen  1 months back

                                There is no world tag league this year, only super jr tag league. Njpw has really weak tag team divisions.

                                • David Rosales
                                  David Rosales  1 months back

                                  NJPW 😎👍

                                  • Alex Magic
                                    Alex Magic  1 months back

                                    AEW as partner brings nothing. Best example AAA had to move their MSG show to Hulu Theater at MSG. AAA had asked AEW for help to fill the MSG show. AEW has refused, and AAA did not help. Is that really a good partner ??

                                    • TheRentalMetard
                                      TheRentalMetard  1 months back

                                      Sorry to be a party-pooper but I wonder if you guys would consider making a second channel for your podcast?

                                      I have felt clickbaited by every one of them

                                      • Bruce Banner
                                        Bruce Banner  1 months back

                                        I love the get the table segment and would love if you talked about NJPW, MLW, ROH, Impact and more wrestling promotion.

                                        • anasazi79
                                          anasazi79  1 months back

                                          Are you guys still talking about wrestling? Jeeeeeeez!

                                          • minoranza
                                            minoranza  1 months back

                                            Best wrestling on the planet. Even the commentary was exemplary, Kevin Kelly was amazing night after night.

                                            • Raggle101
                                              Raggle101  1 months back

                                              NJPW has gotten so much better now that the kids have gone. Addition by subtraction.

                                              • Christoph allen
                                                Christoph allen  1 months back

                                                Yes, more NJPW stuff! Please and thank you.

                                                • Maurice Kinloch
                                                  Maurice Kinloch  1 months back

                                                  More NJPW discussions please!!!

                                                  • Sam J
                                                    Sam J  1 months back

                                                    Where can I watch NJPW with English commentary?

                                                  • MIZTEK
                                                    MIZTEK  1 months back

                                                    Yeah I like how what culture thinks they know what's going to happen next in a promotion they know nothing about damn dirt sheets mind your own business whatever they come out just shut up and enjoy it. F*** your damn YouTube f*** your Roundtable f*** a dad De boys or who ever the f*** those guys are.

                                                    • JJ Moore
                                                      JJ Moore  1 months back

                                                      So nobody is going to mention how great a 40+ year old lance archer looked in the g1?

                                                      • Alex Magic
                                                        Alex Magic  1 months back

                                                        That's true .. Archer was really good

                                                    • Hamzah Iftikhar
                                                      Hamzah Iftikhar  1 months back

                                                      New japan vs wwe should happen

                                                      • Shane G
                                                        Shane G  1 months back

                                                        God I miss old what culture. Dislike.

                                                        • Lincoln Jacdonmi
                                                          Lincoln Jacdonmi  1 months back

                                                          Lampard: I need time

                                                          Sky pundits: Yeah yeah, he needs some time, maybe a year or 4.

                                                          Also Sky pundits: Pogba sucks although he doesn't and Ole will be gone by Christmas!

                                                          • RENDELL BRIGHT
                                                            RENDELL BRIGHT  1 months back

                                                            The Elite & Bullet Club have too much history. They need to stay separate. Just like the OC in WWE & Villain Enterprises in ROH. It makes the Bullet Club look stronger, as they're spread out. If they ever all hook back up, they'll look like they took over Pro Wrestling.

                                                            • Nikolaus Pollutra
                                                              Nikolaus Pollutra  1 months back

                                                              Love it , love you guys. Aew is beat thou and njpw is night and day better without elite.

                                                              • Akshit Bhatia
                                                                Akshit Bhatia  1 months back

                                                                Asking NJ to work with AEW is like asking Whatculture to work with Cultaholics, as is nothing happened

                                                                • seth m
                                                                  seth m  1 months back

                                                                  NJPW and AEW not working together is mostly because of New Japan's partnership with ROH. AEW is now a direct competition with ROH so New Japan sided with their current partner

                                                              • Akshit Bhatia
                                                                Akshit Bhatia  1 months back

                                                                Elite royally fucked NJPW while leaving... Not only they quit at last moment but AEW took best Friends after they signed a deal with new japan and was a messy break up...

                                                                • Andrew Mann
                                                                  Andrew Mann  1 months back

                                                                  New Japan will always be the best pure wrestling promotion. Its the reason Moxley went. He knows thats where you prove yourself in the ring

                                                                  • kryceksangel
                                                                    kryceksangel  2 weeks back

                                                                    Also awesome they approached him

                                                                  • CHRIS
                                                                    CHRIS  1 months back

                                                                    Creative freedom. You can do whatever the hell you want, I would definitely prefer that over "good money" because it'll come eventually. Not only do you compete but you're actually enjoying it. Tama Tonga took it to an amazing level when he started attacking fans but they banned some stuff sadly because of it.

                                                                • Krutarth Kadam
                                                                  Krutarth Kadam  1 months back

                                                                  You'll should do more njpw videos

                                                                  • S- S-
                                                                    S- S-  1 months back

                                                                    ambrose still sucks

                                                                    • thevoid99
                                                                      thevoid99  1 months back

                                                                      @Aakash Somani and his name is no longer ambrose. ambrose is dead. long live jon moxley and his new buddy shooter.

                                                                    • Aakash Somani
                                                                      Aakash Somani  1 months back

                                                                      Nobody asked for ur opinion
                                                                      Shut up

                                                                  • Daniel Sanchez
                                                                    Daniel Sanchez  1 months back

                                                                    I’m sorry but watching this in the same period of time as the ufc makes me think that the wrestling business is a JOKE. I would like to see all of those clowns compete with any low rank fighter in mma. I’m certain than few could put up a fight. I know not a lot of people feel the same way but it’s my opinion and honestly wrestling has gotten so soft these days that clowns in the WWE are lucky they have jobs. They aren’t super stars people, they are circus clowns. You want to watch real superstars watch any of Nate Diaz fights. Then tell me if I’m wrong. Btw I love the show keep doing what y’all doing

                                                                    • Yahya Zakaria
                                                                      Yahya Zakaria  3 weeks back

                                                                      Most of NJPW guys know MMA.

                                                                    • Luis Nicolau
                                                                      Luis Nicolau  1 months back

                                                                      Yeah MMA is real Wrestling is not, we know

                                                                  • BigdoggUF
                                                                    BigdoggUF  1 months back

                                                                    More NJPW chats like this, please.

                                                                    • Mister Doctor
                                                                      Mister Doctor  4 weeks back

                                                                      Would only be worth it if they improve on their NJPW knowledge

                                                                  • John Ravana
                                                                    John Ravana  1 months back

                                                                    Y'all do love your work-rate wrestling.

                                                                    • minoranza
                                                                      minoranza  1 months back

                                                                      John Ravana no one has ever accused me of being concise, point well taken.

                                                                    • John Ravana
                                                                      John Ravana  1 months back

                                                                      @minoranza This was way too many words....yes, I understand all that.

                                                                    • minoranza
                                                                      minoranza  1 months back

                                                                      John Ravana referring to new japan as simply “work-rate wrestling” completely misses the point. Yes, the work in ring is phenomenal, but so is their story telling. In big singles matches, every move means something, there are call backs to previous matches, sound psychology, fighting spirit, and matches crescendo with high drama that is without parallel. They don’t treat their audience like idiots; they don’t tell you stories, they show you stories.

                                                                  • El Muchacho
                                                                    El Muchacho  1 months back

                                                                    Sidgwick is incorrect about NJPW-Impact at the end. They recently repaired their relationship, which is why Taiji Ishimori appeared at, I believe, Slammiversary

                                                                    • Alex Magic
                                                                      Alex Magic  1 months back

                                                                      That was Taiji Ishimori requirement. He only signs with NJPW if they allow him to perform at Slammiversary. NJPW has given his ok. Since then, Ishimori has not seen Impact Wrestling anymore.

                                                                    • BlazeMasterGaming
                                                                      BlazeMasterGaming  1 months back

                                                                      Repaired only means they've gone from hate to ambivalence in this case. They'd rather send people to RoH if they wanted them to work America especially after the Okada and No Limit fiascos

                                                                    • Samuel Chatman
                                                                      Samuel Chatman  1 months back

                                                                      That was a one time thing. There's still many instances in which Impact and New Japan are still at odds. Gedo has gone on record multiple times (i.e. Davy Boy Smith Jr.) That the grudge is still held because of Okada's excursion.

                                                                  • Nicholas Currado
                                                                    Nicholas Currado  1 months back

                                                                    What do I have to download on my Xbox yo watch NJPW???

                                                                    • Nicholas Currado
                                                                      Nicholas Currado  1 months back

                                                                      Yeah that’s what I was thinking. Thanks!!

                                                                    • Natty Bummppo
                                                                      Natty Bummppo  1 months back

                                                                      Maybe use your browser to go to NJPW world? Other than that you’re gonna have to use a laptop or phone and use their streaming service there

                                                                  • Michael Dowd
                                                                    Michael Dowd  1 months back

                                                                    3 virgins

                                                                  • Maciej Jarosz
                                                                    Maciej Jarosz  1 months back

                                                                    What is the best way to follow New Japan? I’ve fallen in love with Shingo, Juice and Ishii during this year’s G1, and I’ve only watched it because of Mox, before that i’ve seen a couple of matches, like Okada vs Omega and the finals of Super Juniors, but this G1 definitely convinced me to continue watching the show.

                                                                    • BlazeMasterGaming
                                                                      BlazeMasterGaming  1 months back

                                                                      Good thing about New Japan is most of the stories happen during and between the matches.

                                                                      When you do get to watching NJWorld, try to catch at least 1-2 of the Road to X(event) shows

                                                                    • InvertedReaper
                                                                      InvertedReaper  1 months back

                                                                      Maciej Jarosz New Japan World. $10/month

                                                                  • Gravey's Brewery
                                                                    Gravey's Brewery  1 months back

                                                                    7:33 - "They've established a prescence over here"

                                                                    Now if only we could get a New Japan TV show here, that would be great

                                                                    • Gravey's Brewery
                                                                      Gravey's Brewery  4 weeks back

                                                                      @Mister Doctor the thing about NJPW World is that as I’m not familiar with the promotion, I’m not sure I’d be willing to put down money for a service I might not end up using.

                                                                      In respect of streaming, as far as watching live is concerned, I’m not really trusting that my internet connection won’t cause the stream to continuously buffer during the broadcast. The WWE Network is bad enough for that, let alone NJPW World or another (possibly illegal) overseas based streaming site.

                                                                      Both of these reasons are why I’d prefer the promotion to have a TV presence

                                                                    • Mister Doctor
                                                                      Mister Doctor  4 weeks back

                                                                      @R4ND0M1ZER There are many sites on which you can watch live NJPW events

                                                                    • Mister Doctor
                                                                      Mister Doctor  4 weeks back

                                                                      @Gravey's Brewery NJPW World is available in the UK and it doesn't cost too much. There is also many free live streams online that you could easily watch if you don't want to pay for it.

                                                                    • R4ND0M1ZER
                                                                      R4ND0M1ZER  1 months back

                                                                      There is always the internet option at (without the blanks)
                                                                      watch wrestling . in

                                                                      Mayber there are just the ppvs tho, I dont have time to work, work out, hang out with friends and watch all the wrestling there is at once
                                                                      (I suggest this site if the regular product is regionally locked in your country)

                                                                    • Gravey's Brewery
                                                                      Gravey's Brewery  1 months back

                                                                      @Tyler Johnson I don;t know if we get that channel in the UK.

                                                                  • Sean Ducharme
                                                                    Sean Ducharme  1 months back

                                                                    Vince Russo never said he never let a Japanese guy be over he said he never book a foreigner to be champion to say he'd never let a Japanese guy get over is ridiculously even for him gets your facts straight if your gonna say it's on record

                                                                    • thevoid99
                                                                      thevoid99  1 months back

                                                                      yeah but okada headlined madison square garden and helped sell that place out. and he claims that okada would never be over in the u.s. wow bro, you're so fucking wrong bro.

                                                                    • Human Ya
                                                                      Human Ya  1 months back

                                                                      You trust about the guy who made WCW No longer a thing?😂

                                                                    • patticusmaximus1984
                                                                      patticusmaximus1984  1 months back

                                                                      But isn't the perfect end result of getting a superstar over is putting the strap on him/her? So you can capitalize on said heat. So in a way Russo did mean that cause if your not gonna make a foreigner champion you have no plans to maximize the potential of that superstar which really holds them back.

                                                                  • Franklin Long
                                                                    Franklin Long  1 months back

                                                                    My dream would be all the top companies coming together in regards to talent going here, there and everywhere...I know the one company that would be left out would be WWE...to their lost. Now is the greatest era of wrestling because of all the promotions trying to get over on each other. That means the fans will get the best shows and matches where ever they look.

                                                                    • Deepak King
                                                                      Deepak King  1 months back

                                                                      I think jay white will be the next Kenny omega

                                                                      • Emmanuel Agyei-Boakye
                                                                        Emmanuel Agyei-Boakye  1 months back

                                                                        Deepak Your comment is disrespectful. I know it isn't intended as such. I would have said that a week ago. 😂😂😂 But still... Jay White is a star on his own. The global exposure of Bullet Club boost his popularity. On his own.

                                                                      • Human Ya
                                                                        Human Ya  1 months back

                                                                        Heel Kenny was idiot, Heel Jay was perfect and smart
                                                                        Jay had a ton of counter meanwhile kenny just spamming V Trigger.
                                                                        Jay cares about the club, kenny cares about his Shit superkick friend.
                                                                        Tama like Jay more then Tama with kenny.
                                                                        Jay had a same leadership as devitt and Styles ( its different way but still) meanwhile kenny was shit back then.
                                                                        Jay was new, meanwhile kenny was way more experience.
                                                                        If you talk about push, Yeah Jay was same as kenny or ever better, he was one of the choosen one guy by gedo since Okada and Tanahashi.

                                                                      • Randy Monster
                                                                        Randy Monster  1 months back

                                                                        not in terms of wrestling ability cause Kenny is upper echelon.

                                                                      • Deepak King
                                                                        Deepak King  1 months back

                                                                        Look at his G1 performance that's awesome and the final it was great