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The Casual Mark Podcast – Episode 35

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Segment 1: Introduction

Segment 2: Fire Pro Wrestling Game History – Mike

  • On the announcement that the NJPW roster will be in Fire Pro Wrestling, Mike talks about the history of the series and why this is significant to both brands.

Segment 3: Wrestle Kingdom 12 Results

  • Masahito Kakihara Wins New Japan Rumble
  • The Young Bucks defeated Roppongi 3K (c) to win the IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championships
  • Beretta, Toru Yano, and Tomohiro Ishii defeated Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, and Bad Luck Fale (c), Ryusuke Taguchi, Juice Robinson, and Togi Makabe, War Machine & Michael Elgin, and Taichi, Takashi Iizuka, and Zack Sabre Jr to win the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships
  • Kota Ibushi defeated Cody w/Brandi Rhodes
  • EVIL and SANADA defeated Killer Elite Squad (Lance Archer and Davey Boy Smith Jr.) to win the IWGP Tag Team Championships
  • Hirooki Goto defeated Minoru Suzuki © to win the NEVER Openweight Championship (Suzuki cut his hair off)
  • Will Ospreay defeated Marty Scurll (c), Hiromu Takahashi, and KUSHIDA in a Fatal 4 Way Match to win the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) defeated Jay White to retain the IWGP Intercontinental Championship
  • Kenny Omega (c) defeated Chris Jericho in a No DQ Match to retain the IWGP United States Championship
  • Kazuchika Okada (c) defeated Tetsuya Naito to retain the IWGP Heavyweight Championship

Segment 4:  New Year’s Dash

  • The Elite defeated Roppongi 3K and Rocky Romero
  • Omega saves Ibushi from Cody.  
  • Omega offers membership to Bullet Club to Jay White, who accepts, and then drops Omega.
  • Tama Tonga, Tanga Loa, & Bad Luck Fale defeated Beretta, Toru Yano, & Tomohiro Ishii (c) , to win the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships
  • Suzuki Gun beats down Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • EVIL, Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI, SANADA, and Hiromu Takahashi defeated Kazuchika Okada, Gedo, Will Ospreay, Hirooki Goto, and YOSHI-HASHI
    • Takahashi hits Time Bomb on Will Ospreay
    • Evil hits Goto with Darkness Falls
    • SANADA with a TKO and Skull End on Okada
    • LIJ Stands Tall
  • Jericho sneaks in and attacks Naito
    • All hell breaks loose.

Segment 4 Cont.: New Japan Going Forward

  • The New Beginning in Sapporo (1/27/2018)  (Day 1)
    • Hiroshi Tanahashi (c) vs Minoru Suzuki for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship
  • The New Beginning in Sapporo (1/28/2018)  (Day 2)
    • The Young Bucks (c) vs Roppongi 3K for the IWGP Jr. Tag Team Championships
    • Kenny Omega (c) vs Jay White for the IWGP United States Championship
  • The New Beginning in Osaka (2/10/2018)
    • Special Singles Match: Tetsuya Naito vs YOSHI-HASHI
    • Will Ospreay (c) vs Hiromu Takahashi for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship
    • Hirooki Goto (c) vs EVIL for the NEVER Openweight Championship
    • Kazuchika Okada (c) vs SANADA for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship
  • New Japan Cup (3/9/2018 – 3/21/2018)
  • Strong Style Evolved Live in Long Beach (3/25/2018)