Wrestling Omakase #55: G1 Climax & DDT 7/22 Korakuen w/ Taylor
This week on Wrestling Omakase we're once again talking New Japan and DDT! John is joined by five-time returning guest Taylor Maimbourg (@tamaimbo) to break down some big shows from both promotions. First we've got a solid hour of Dramatic Dream Team talk, as we discuss their 7/22 DDT Korakuen (Summer Vacation 2018). Here us break down a bit of a disappointing show including the ongoing trials and tribulations of the Irie-gun unit, new tag team champions, the downfall of BIG LOVE and more. Once that's out of the way we run down some upcoming major cards in DDT, including this week's Maji Manji featuring the ladies of Sendai Girls in the main event and the upcoming Beer Garden lineups, including a 16-match first round of King of DDT all in one night!
Once that's out of the way we move on to breaking down four more NJPW G1 Climax shows, namely the three Korakuens from 7/19-7/21 and the Hachioji show from 7/22. Hear us offer bountiful praise for the B block matches except for Tama Tonga's, praise for Tama Tonga's troop-insulting skills but not quite his wrestling, and some more mixed feelings on the A block contests. We then wrap things up with a brief look ahead at what's to come in the G1. It's a packed, Korakuen-heavy edition of Omakase, this week!