On our 22nd W2M Extra, we are joined once again by longtime New Japan fan Tom Reese, to discuss and review the big matches on the NJPW Destruction in Okayama 2015 card and to also do a full NJPW Destruction in Kobe 2015 Review as well.
We first go through the big title matches on the NJPW Destruction in Okayama show, discuss how the matches went, we also discuss some of the weird booking decisions in the two main events, and if perhaps NJPW is getting too trigger happy with title switches recently.
After that, we go through the 9/27 show in full with our NJPW Destruction in Kobe 2015 Review. We discuss how Matt Sydal and Juice Robinson (the former CJ Parker in NXT) have looked on their first tour, if Gedo’s booking is really hurting KUSHIDA, and what’s with putting the IWGP IC Title back on Shinsuke Nakamura once again? Is it more about Hirooki Goto not being a draw? Or is there a bigger plan here for Nakamura? All of these questions are answered and more.
Finally, we finish things out with our ratings for both shows and which wrestler was the MVP of the tour as well.
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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