After a month long hiatus the Eastern Lariat returns with one of its classic formats: The Big Summer Potpourri! A lot has happened since STRIGGA & Dylan too a look at the Japanese landscape for the last time and now it's time to gain an overview again of what's going on in places like All Japan, NOAH, GLEAT, DDT and Stardom. Join in on a fun ride as The Eastern Lariat discusses the Triple Crown Tomoe Battle, NOAH's Cage War, GLEAT's official launch, Takeshita, Higuchi, Hino and the Stardom 5*Star Grand Prix Line Up!
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Eastern Lariat Special - Zeus buys Osaka Pro
1:00:01In this special episode STRIGGA is joined by Izzac of Puro in the Rough to discuss former Triple Crown Champion and Osaka Pro trainee Zeus buying Osaka Pro Wrestling. Izzac and STRIGGA talk about Osaka Pro's history, the current Osaka scene as well as other companies and the future of Osaka Pro Wrestling.
Episode 196: The Potpourri of the Fall
2:06:09After a huge weekend of professional wrestling in Japan the Eastern Lariat returns with a wide range of topics and promotions! STRIGGA & Dylan discuss the current situation in the G1 Climax and shed a light of the good, the bad and stuff in between. From there they take it to Tokyo Joshi Pro and Stardom, two promotions that ran big shows on the second weekend of October. What's there to say about the title picture in TJPW? What's the outlook for Stardom's main event scene? The title picture is the main focus for Pro Wrestling NOAH as well after Katsuhiko Nakajima won the GHC Heavyweight Championship and declared himself “NOAH” - what's next for the company and its new champion?
Episode 195: Tournament Headquarters 2021
1:44:37Tournaments all over the place! STRIGGA & Dylan look back at the beginning of this year's G1 Climax where we saw highlights, but also lowlights and repetitive & tired tropes. The N-1 Victory and Stardom's 5 Star GP come across like fresher and more diverting tournaments – just because of their concepts? Besides these 3 tournaments The Eastern Lariat crew also looks at the most recent All Japan Korakuen Hall show, discusses Jake Lee as Champion and breaks down the Real World Tag League Line Up.
Episode 194: Machiavellian Heat Magnet
1:40:52With Wrestle Grand Slam in the rear view mirror and the G1 Climax right around the corner STRIGGA & Dylan got back on track to discuss the two nights of New Japan Pro Wrestling in the MetLife Dome including big title matches, turns and a horrendous match between Yano and Owens. The Eastern Lariat crew gives their take on the G1 Climax line up and has a clear winner in mind. Other topics besides NJPW include the STARDOM 5 Star Grand Prix, GLEAT & ZERO1 in dispute over Hayato Tamura, Suwama challenging for the Triple Crown & DAMNATION disbanding.
Episode 193: Fourth Time's A Charm
2:28:59With the resurgence of New Japan Pro Wrestling of America The Eastern Lariat for the first time in months presents an extensive look at the matches, stories and future events in NJPW. While this part of the show is mostly focused on the US side of things, STRIGGA & Dylan also discuss participants in this year's G1 Climax and whats up with White, Finlay & Robinson. The voyage over the big pond then leads the Eastern Lariat team to Pro Wrestling NOAH, their most recent Kawasaki Go event and the upcoming N-1 Victory. The show is then topped off by the “rapid fire tournament corner” as STRIGGA & Dylan discuss the Tokyo Princess Cup, Stardom's 5 Star Grand Prix being on hold and AJPW's Oudou Tournament 2021.
Episdoe 192: Speed Star Final
1:51:34This episode of the Eastern Lariat revolves around Dragon Gate and their two day spectacle known as the Kobe Pro-Wrestling Festival 2021 that saw Masato Yoshino's final two matches and his emotional retirement while the question whether it was Kzy time was answered with a crushing no. Titles, masks and toilet wipes changed hands while the action was wild and unpredictable. Join us in our look back at some fond memories of Yoshino and the Dragon System itself while also looking into the future of Dragon Gate. Other topics on this show include TJPW's Princess Cup and the send-offs of Yuya Uemura & Yota Tsuji in NJPW.
Episode 191: Big Summer Potpourri IV
2:09:58A lot has happened in late July in the world of japanese pro-wrestling so the Eastern Lariat duo got back together to discuss a wide range of topics led by New Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestle Grand Slam in Tokyo Dome and its aftermath. The show though starts with a look back at All Japan's Summer Action Series and then moves to GLEAT's recent events (including the highly praised Takuya Nomura vs. Yu Iizuka bout) before STRIGGA & Dylan discuss current and future events in a trifecta of Joshi promotions in Stardom, Ice Ribbon and Tokyo Joshi Pro Wrestling.
Episode 190: Half Year Awards 2021
3:41:31The Eastern Lariat once again proudly presents the Half Year Awards! In staggering 14 categories Dylan Fox and STRIGGA welcome POST Wrestling's WH Park back to the show to discuss all their choices as well as the choices that YOU, the listeners made! It's an incredible ride from New Japan Pro Wrestling over Dramatic Dream Team to Marvelous, from FREEDOMS over Sendai Girls to Ganbare Pro to Keita in the House! Almost none of the bigger japanese wrestling promotion, men's or women's, gets forgotten. This is your guide through the first 6 months of 2021!
Episode 189: Big Summer Potpourri III
2:16:47After a month long hiatus the Eastern Lariat returns with one of its classic formats: The Big Summer Potpourri! A lot has happened since STRIGGA & Dylan too a look at the Japanese landscape for the last time and now it's time to gain an overview again of what's going on in places like All Japan, NOAH, GLEAT, DDT and Stardom. Join in on a fun ride as The Eastern Lariat discusses the Triple Crown Tomoe Battle, NOAH's Cage War, GLEAT's official launch, Takeshita, Higuchi, Hino and the Stardom 5*Star Grand Prix Line Up!
Episode 189: CyberFight Festival & NJPW Dominion, Crash Landing on You
2:57:00It's a special episode of the Lariat! STRIGGA is out winning at life this week so Dylan is joined by friend of the show, Happy Wrestling Land's Rob McCauley. They're here talking two huge shows in wrestling. First it's all about CyberFight Festival and they go through every match on the event featuring stars from NOAH, DDT, TJPW, & Ganbare Pro, and of course the discussion of Naomichi Marufuji's title win. After that they run down a full preview of the King of DDT tournament coming up and talk about all the matches. Finally to close the show they talk about the biggest company in Japan, NJPW. It was time for Dominion and we saw what ended up being the biggest upset of the year in the main event with a new IWGP champion crowned! We talk about Shingo Takagi's new run as champion and have a time doing it. It's a big one, there's lot to talk about, lots to say, hopefully you enjoy! Follow us on Twitter @DylanZeroSky - @BeMcCooley - @EasternLariat And subscribe to our Patreon for 100s of hours of Japanese wrestling content both past and present, along with Dylan & Rob's upcoming coverage of the King of DDT tournament, and big shows from Stardom, AJPW, NOAH, US Promotions and more just this month! patreon.com/easternlariat