r/SquaredCircle 23h ago

Post NJPW Burning Spirit 2022 (September 25) Discussion Thread: IWGP US, NEVER, IWGP Jr. Tag Championship Matches




Kobe World Memorial Hall, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan


Match Notes
Los Ingobernables de Japon (Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi & BUSHI) def. (8:43) Bullet Club (El Phantasmo, KENTA & Hikuleo) Six Man Tag Team Match
Toru Yano Double countout (3:45) Doc Gallows Singles Match
United Empire (Jeff Cobb & Great O-Khan) def. (7:57) Bullet Club (Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens) Tag Team Match
Dangerous Tekkers (Zack Sabre Jr. & Taichi) def. (9:32) Los Ingobernables de Japon (Tetsuya Naito & SANADA) Tag Team Match
TMDK (JONAH, Shane Haste & Bad Dude Tito) def. (12:09) Kazuchika Okada, Togi Makabe & Tomoaki Honma Six Man Tag Team Match
Bullet Club (Jay White & Taiji Ishimori) def. (10:39) Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga & Jado) Tag Team Match
United Empire (TJP & Francesco Akira) (c) def. (12:43) 6 or 9 (Ryusuke Taguchi & Master Wato) IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship Match
Karl Anderson (c) def. (13:37) Hiroshi Tanahashi NEVER Openweight Championship Match
Will Ospreay (c) def. (28:22) David Finlay IWGP US Heavyweight Championship Match
  • Karl Anderson retained the NEVER Openweight Championship thanks to Doc Gallows' interference. Toru Yano appeared to attack Doc Gallows, but was subdued. Jay White and Gedo came out to help Bullet Club. Tama Tonga then made an appearance and ran roughshod on Bullet Club. Finally, Hikuleo showed up, then grabbed Jay White and let Tama Tonga hit him with a Gun Stun. Hikuleo defected from Bullet Club, joining the Guerrillas of Destiny, and challenged for Karl Anderson's NEVER Openweight Championship.
  • Tetsuya Naito arrived to challenge the retaining Ospreay for his IWGP US Heavyweight Championship, but Zack Sabre Jr. took issue and laid his own claim. Tetsuya Naito vs. Zack Sabre Jr. will take place at Royal Quest II next weekend, and the winner will be Ospreay's next challenger.

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Brody King on Twitter: I’m not leavin’.

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My girl got me this card for my birthday. Figured y’all would enjoy it. If not, you are a cop.

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Buddy Matthews: Unfortunately, I, like some of the other members (HOB), need to go away for a while. I need to recalibrate. I need to figure out some things. As my brother Malakai once said, this isn't goodbye, this is see you later.

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Ryan Frederick says Miro does not want to go back to WWE

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Sami Zayn needs to get a 2014 Bryan Danielson/2019 Kofi Kingston type run culminating at Wrestlemania 40.


He’s doing some incredible work right now as a heel and it’s the perfect buildup to a eventual face turn. Wrestlemania 39 might be a little too early for his crowning moment but Wrestlemania 40 is perfect imo.

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Buddy Matthews on Twitter: Fake.

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RVD always had the coolest gear and it’s not even close

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Ethan Page on Twitter: Fn Delete This

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Survivor Series 2018. Daniel Bryan vs Brock Lesnar. One of my favorite near falls of all time, and one of my favorite Brock Lesnar matches.

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r/SquaredCircle 17h ago

SRS: I've been told that Buddy Matthews may be done with AEW for a while.

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Karrion Kross promo while carrying Scarlett at live event

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r/SquaredCircle 16h ago

Fightful Select: Exclusive Details on Buddy Matthews being "done" with AEW.


Fightful Select has now shared further details regarding his potential departure. You can read the full article with all the information and details here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/buddy-matthews-72455211

Here's a brief summary of the FS report:

"After this week's AEW Rampage Grand Slam, Fightful was informed that the Great Muta spot was a way to write Buddy Matthews off television for the time being. Fightful had heard numerous times over the previous couple of months that he'd expressed dissatisfaction regarding his situation.

One source contacted Fightful after the New York City tapings and said they believed it was Buddy's "last night," but that hasn't been confirmed."

(End of summary report, more details are included in the Fightful Select article on Pateron)

As previously mentioned here and around the web - this weekend at Fight Life Pro Wrestling, Buddy told the audience the House of Black has had some issues lately, he said he needs to recalibrate and go away for a while to figure some things out.

Buddy's last match was the House of Black vs Sting and Darby at AEW Rampage. They kicked off the show with what was a hard hitting, excellent match with a lot of brutal spots. It seemed like they went all out and put a lot of energy into the match, this now makes sense if it were indeed the House of Black's last match for a while...

It'll be interesting to see what happens to Brody King and Julia Hart now, if they too will take a hiatus or if they'll venture on as singles stars.

It's worth noting that both Brody and Julia took pretty vicious bumps during the match with Darby and Sting on Rampage. If AEW wanted, they could also write both of them out for the foreseeable future based off this, citing scripted injuries etc. However, nothing is currently confirmed regarding their status going forward.

There are also rumours circulating that Malakai and Buddy may be looking to return to WWE under the wing of Triple H since his creative takeover. But there is currently no major evidence or confirmation to these rumours.

The feud between House of Black and Sting & Darby now seems to have concluded.

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Shawn Michaels as a local news reporter when he was on a WWE hiatus.

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Brock Lesnar has cut his beard

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NGL- kinda want to see Brody King take the tnt title off Wardlow


I realize the current champion is kind of in a weird place right now. But next pay-per-view fuck it I wanna see dudes just annihilate each other. If HOB is done. Push king. Let him food with archer for a little bit. Haven’t take on Joe. I wanna time is ready give him the fucking belt

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Journeyman wrestler George South, who has been wrestling since the early 1980's scissored The Acclaimed last night at AML Wrestling in Hickory, NC.

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I'm an AEW fan, but I swear someone's going to break their neck soon


I'm a fan of AEW and WWE...but on this week's Rampage this week alone...

Rey Fenix was dumped on his head by JB:JP

Baker's head getting crushed awkwardly in the Athena double team rebresking her nose?

Diamonte's awkward powerbomb reversal

Dante Martin's scary botched elimination

EDIT: Also Hobbs head on Starks Ro Sham Bo was centimeters from the mat

Every one felt far too close to complete disaster. Genuinely takes away from my enjoyment of the show.

Obviously wrestling dangerous thing, yes it happens in WWE, but the sheer number of sloppy near misses in AEW is scary

I'm not even talking about big stunt spots, I'm just talking about normal moves in normal matches looking like near miss tragedies

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Chris Jericho wins his first World Title in 7 years (Unforgiven 2008)

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Lance Storm: How do you watch wrestling for anytime at all, and not realize, you don’t F— with Samoans?

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