Minoru Suzuki vs. Samoa Joe Was a Dream Match Stuck In the Real World

Minoru Suzuki and Samoa Joe wrestled for the Ring of Honor Television Championship in the main event of Dynamite last week. It was fine. When I say “it was fine,” I don’t mean it dismissively. Both Joe and Suzuki are presence guys at this point, and that meant that the…

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Minoru Suzuki Takes America (Again)

When Minoru Suzuki made his excursion of the United States last September and October, it was a bit of a revelation for many here stateside. A shock to the system, if you will, of wrestling in the United States. Certainly, many words were written on this very site by diverse…

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To Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary, NJPW Chased Its Past

New Japan Pro Wrestling currently has a complicated relationship with its history. The company has existed for half a century now, having spent most of that tenure as the leading wrestling promotion in Japan. New Japan’s grip on the top spot in Japan has rarely wavered in any quantifiable way.…

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Dominic Garrini and Minoru Suzuki Made Me Love Indie Wrestling Again

I did not go to Fargo to have my love of independent professional wrestling rekindled. All I wanted was to see Minoru Suzuki, the bonus being that he was wrestling Dominic Garrini, a wrestler I knew and felt very attached to despite our paths never crossing. But how do you…

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For Dominic Garrini, Minoru Suzuki Is More Than a Dream Opponent

I’m going to begin this interview with Dominic Garrini as if this was a personal essay, because in some ways it is. The two of us come from the same territory, so to speak, Cleveland’s Absolute Intense Wrestling, and while I consider myself a critic capable of expressing displeasure in…

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Bryan Danielson Cracked the Minoru Suzuki Code

So here’s the thing about Minoru Suzuki’s recent tour of the United States: if you’ve seen one of those matches, you’ve seen them all. The novelty of his match ups, more often than not, far outweighs the in-ring product as many of these matches follow the same general formula and…

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