Just watching a few NJPW matches that you have recomended on YouTube and there have been some fantastic matches this year alone. The Shibata v Ishii match in paticular was incredible. 2 questions for you:
1) Why arn't NPJW on tv in the US? If someone bought the rights to the product and just added an American commentator, im sure the ratings would do well.
2) Do you have a top ten list of NJPW favourite matches, or even just top ten from this year?
Keep up the good work.
1) I dunno, because even if they packaged it with English commentary and put it on Hulu or Netflix I'd watch the SHIT out of it. Many people agree with me.
2) The Shibata-Ishii matches are indeed out of this world, anything with Tanahashi is fantastic (the Okada trilogy are all ***** and he had a ***** match with Minoru Suzuki last year). Really, any combination of the Tanahashi/Okada/Prince Devitt/Karl Anderson crew is going to give you something tremendous. One match I really loved earlier this year was Tanahashi v. Devitt, which was a rare "sports entertainment" style match in the middle of a bunch of hard-hitting mat-based matches, and it made for a GREAT contrast, even if it was only **** instead of Tanahashi's usual ****1/2 and above. Honestly, it's incredibly difficult to go wrong with any of these guys.