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Default I'd have one more singles feud with Tana at least

Given the story they told with the IC around New Beginning he needs to continue to chase that title at some point. My fantasy book is he wins the NJ Cup and tries to challenge for the IC, beating Naito in the process. Then Naito messes up the title shot for Tana, leading to Tana-Naito feud which Naito wins. Naito-Okada at Dominion where Naito is HATED in that province, Naito wins the strap, Okada wins G1, Tana builds himself back up (maybe through tags) and we have our top two matches for dome as: Okada-Naito(c), rematch from 2014 dome, this time top of the card, and Tanahashi-Omega(c), to finish up that feud, given how important the Intercontinental Title has been to Tanahashi in promos and the like recently. Also, Tanahashi is both Naito and Omega's best feud mate in my opinion, the Tanahashi-Naito feud last year was great outside of a few let down matches, and Omega-Tana has already produced (in my opinion) the best match of Omega's career this year, and now Kota is gone (probably) it seems to me to be the best feud for him for dome if they go ahead with pushing him UNLESS they promote Little Ace to heavies, which I don't see happening, because he's one of the best Junior Babyfaces they've had in decades.
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So if I was to start watching NJPW....what is a good launching point? I'm one of those guys who needs the English commentary so the following shows need to be translated. The WWE is just doing a good job of making me look for alternatives.
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I'm not too versed on past stuff as I've only really started watching this year. If you're looking for English commentary, I believe Wrestle Kingdom 9 and 10 had English commentary. 2016 New Year Dash had English commentary (not sure about 2015). And the recent ROH/NJPW shows had English commentary I think? Or will once ROH packages it for TV?

Can't say if anything else has English commentary off the top of my head. If it does help, there are some shows with no commentary period, but I'm not sure if that's better/worse depending on your preference.

I'd say tomorrow would be a good starting point with the first night of the New Japan Cup, but it's gonna be Japanese commentary most likely.
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So if I was to start watching NJPW....what is a good launching point? I'm one of those guys who needs the English commentary so the following shows need to be translated. The WWE is just doing a good job of making me look for alternatives.
New Japan on AXS is you're only real option, it's about one year behind but has great highlights from 2013-2015, with fantastic commentary from Mauro Ranallo and Josh Barnett. Most of NJ's live English commentary is really bad, with the 2015 Dome Show being a possible exception. AXS show is great, but I'm not sure JR/Barnett will be as good, who knows. I'll urge you to try the Japanese comms, they're so passionate and all the story is told in the ring through body language, it's truly wonderful. For example, one slap in the Dome main event this year was the big climax, the perfect climax, to over 3 years of a very specific story being told, my favorite storytelling moment in the history of wrestling, beautiful.
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There are english translations of promos and the like moments after they happen, if you can watch matches without commentary. Invasion Attack in April will be the next PPV with english as well.
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There are english translations of promos and the like moments after they happen, if you can watch matches without commentary. Invasion Attack in April will be the next PPV with english as well.
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New Japan on AXS is you're only real option, it's about one year behind but has great highlights from 2013-2015, with fantastic commentary from Mauro Ranallo and Josh Barnett. Most of NJ's live English commentary is really bad, with the 2015 Dome Show being a possible exception. AXS show is great, but I'm not sure JR/Barnett will be as good, who knows.
Totally forgot about this. Pretty solid stuff on AXS. They cut down the matches and toss in commercial breaks, so you rarely get a full match, but Ranallo is a fantastic commentator. They also translate an occasional promo or two, but with it being a year or so behind, it'll be an older storyline. I believe the JR/Barnett era starts this Friday as a matter of fact.

I'd also suggest checking out the Voices of Wrestling website. I mostly go there for their New Japan stuff. They do reviews and previews for most shows (at least the ones that air on NJPW World). Also, I highly recommend their free e-book they released earlier this year which is a Year-in-Review for 2015 book about New Japan.
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Totally forgot about this. Pretty solid stuff on AXS. They cut down the matches and toss in commercial breaks, so you rarely get a full match, but Ranallo is a fantastic commentator. They also translate an occasional promo or two, but with it being a year or so behind, it'll be an older storyline. I believe the JR/Barnett era starts this Friday as a matter of fact.

I'd also suggest checking out the Voices of Wrestling website. I mostly go there for their New Japan stuff. They do reviews and previews for most shows (at least the ones that air on NJPW World). Also, I highly recommend their free e-book they released earlier this year which is a Year-in-Review for 2015 book about New Japan.
seconded, that e book is awesome
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I don't mind being behind a year just as long as I'm watching cohesive shows....English commentary is a must for me because I try watching some of the matches on DailyMotion even though the Japanese Commentators are really into the match it takes me out of it not knowing what they are saying. Hell if the promos are subbed I might throw money at a subscription tonight.
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Cup is streaming live right now at http://njpwworld.com/lp/l_live_52_1

They've announced Elgin signed a 2 year deal, and Shibata is officially a NJPW member (as opposed to being considered non affiliated)

Super J Cup set to return for August with promotions including Dragon Gate, CMLL, NOAH, and ROH

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Super J Cup is going to trump the GCS. Always such a special event.

Also, totally called the new CHAOS member in here. Best way to go with it.
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I'm navigating the site and it seems there is only a handful of shows with English Commentary....I don't think this would be a good investment for me because I would blow through what content they had in under a month. If I knew Japanese this would be a great deal but at this time I'm going to have to find different alternatives.
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NJ Cup night 1 was a very good show. Kushida/Shibata vs Okada/Sakuraba, Ishii/EVIL, and Naito/Yoshi were all great. Also enjoyed Nagata vs Goto but I'm arguably the biggest fan of old man Nagata. The tag match especially felt really fresh and had some great pace to it. Main event was ok but it was a Fale match and a Tanahashi main event, you can see it play out in advance.

Next round is tomorrow with the semi and finals a week from Saturday. Ishii/Naito main event should be fantastic.
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Tanahashi lost. All is good with the world.
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