We headline this episode with a NJPW G1 Climax 25 Finals Review.
Sean is joined by Gary, 411mania.com’s Robert Cooper, and a special guest who has been watching New Japan Pro Wrestling since 1984 named Tom Reese. The guys hit the highlights of Nights 17 and 18, discussing some of the great matches on those shows.
Then they go match by match doing a NJPW G1 Climax 25 Finals Review. Everything from the opening tags to the epic closing encounter of the entire tour.
Finally, everyone gives their standout things from this G1, their thoughts on the format, what to expect for the rest of the year, ROH saying they will wrestle in Japan in 2016. There’s also their Top 5 matches and wrestlers of the tournament as well.
*Just in case for those wondering, Sean covered Nights 15 & 16 of the G1 Climax 25 on the regular episode of W2M that was just released. Go to W2M EP 156 and fast forward to the 184:00 for coverage of that and a preview of what we talked about tonight. *
Wrestling 2 the MAX: NJPW G1 Climax 25 Finals Review
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Sean Garmer: studied Journalism at the University of North Texas. Sean loves pro-wrestling so much that he even trained to be a wrestler at the age of 17. Though he eventually had to quit wrestling to go to college, he still returned to do play-by-play commentary, help write storylines, and most of all, to watch matches. Sean started his love of pro-wrestling at the age of five after watching a Hulk Hogan match. Due to his family hating sports-entertainment, there were many years he missed. However, he returned full-time to being a fan in the late 1990’s. Since then, Sean has gone on to write for various wrestling websites in a number of capacities, but he discovered his true passion, Podcasting, two years ago when he and Gary started the Wrestling 2 the MAX Podcast.
Gary Vaughan: is a native North Texan with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas. His time in college actually rekindled his love of pro wrestling he had lost somewhere along the way. Gary’s enjoyment of the sport began around 1996. As a fan, he has become a student of the wrestling business and gains knowledge through many platforms. WCW is dear to his heart because of it being his introduction to the scene. Now, Gary is a proud podcast host, as well as a writer for wrestling columns.
Paul Leazar: is a recent college graduate from the University of North Texas with an immense amount of time on his hands because nobody wants to hire the idiot with the History degree. He was born an’ raised in the great state of Texas, and began his love affair with pro wrestling at the tender age of five after watching WWF’s Summerslam 1993 pay-per-view. The relationship turned serious with the growth of independent wrestling and the internet in the early 2000’s, which has seen the love affair turn into a full blown addiction that led him to write about it sporadically for various websites, and co-host the Wrestling 2 The Max podcast.