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The Wrstling Podcast #79 - Mr Haku Interview

The Wrstling Podcast #79 - Mr Haku Interview

April 29, 2022

We’re back for our second episode of the week and it’s a very special interview with translator extraordinaire MR HAKU!

The man behind the (unofficial but authorised) DDT/TJPW English Update twitter account, which has served as an entry point into both companies for so many fans, opens up about his background, translation and his journey into pro wrestling. 

MR HAKU tells all about his time with CyberFight, his exciting future plans and his work with Ganbare and NOMADS'.

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Thanks as always to Rob Hawkins for our wonderful theme tune.
Find Rob at @rob_hawkins.

The Wrstling Podcast #78 - Pro Wrstling EVE/DDT/MCW

The Wrstling Podcast #78 - Pro Wrstling EVE/DDT/MCW

April 25, 2022

This week, Liam and Gareth chronicle their travels up to London for Pro Wrestling EVE's Global Women Strike event!

The show featured past podcast guests Emi Sakura and Shoko Nakajima, alongside a host of the UK and Ireland's premier grapplers, and marked the first time in years that the boys attended a live show together.

In addition, we look at DDT-Pro wrestling on a moving train and MCW's Vendetta show!

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Thanks as always to Rob Hawkins for our wonderful theme tune.
Find Rob at @rob_hawkins.

The Wrstling Podcast #77 - Mei Suruga Returns (in English!)

The Wrstling Podcast #77 - Mei Suruga Returns (in English!)

April 15, 2022

This week, we are delighted to welcome back one of our favourite guests, the incredible Mei Suruga!

Longtime listeners may recall that the last time we had the pleasure of Mei's company, she spoke of wanting to do a solo episode - in English!

Well, the day has come and the Apple Girl did NOT disappoint, talking us through her recent success in Stardom, her time in AEW and what's next for the Best Bros in ChocoPro!

Be sure to follow Mei on: Twitter & Instagram

Also, watch ChocoPro here!

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Thanks as always to Rob Hawkins for our wonderful theme tune.
Find Rob at @rob_hawkins.

The Wrstling Podcast #76 - Around The World in 40 Mins

The Wrstling Podcast #76 - Around The World in 40 Mins

April 8, 2022

The Wrstling Podcast is back and keen tmake up for lost time!

The boys shoot the breeze on many of the recent goings on in pro wrestling, from Mei Suruga's Stardom success to her tag team partner's newly found death wish - there's a LOT to get into!

Liam and Gareth ponder how Konosuke Takeshita will get on in the US, what relaxed travel will mean for New Japan and whether Tony Khan's Ring of Honor is still a part of the Wrstling universe!

Be sure to follow our socials for more content throughout the week: @wrstlingpod, @metaphwoarr and @LWyatt_probably.

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Thanks as always to Rob Hawkins for our wonderful theme tune.
Find Rob at @rob_hawkins.

The Wrstling Podcast #75 - TJPW’s Shoko Nakajima Interview

The Wrstling Podcast #75 - TJPW’s Shoko Nakajima Interview

March 16, 2022

This week, we welcome the Big Kaiju, Shoko Nakajima, to the podcast! 

Mere days away from her Princess of Princess title match at TJPW's Grand Princess '22, Shoko reveals her feelings about the match, as well as who else can make it to the top of Tokyo Joshi Pro. 

We also talk pets, Pokémon and her recent appearance in ChocoPro, among other things.

Buckle up for a monster interview with the industry's most feared Kaiju!

If you’re interested in watching Grand Princess 22, you can on Wrestle Universe! https://www.wrestle-universe.com/en

Shoko Nakajima on Twitter: @nk147cm
Shota on Twitter: @shota0810
Farrah on Twitter: @farrahakase

In addition, you can find us at: @wrstlingpod, @metaphwoarr, & @LWyatt_probably

Find all our links at wrstlingpod.com

The Wrstling Podcast #74 - DDT’s Yuki Ueno Interview

The Wrstling Podcast #74 - DDT’s Yuki Ueno Interview

March 11, 2022

This week, we speak with one of the moist exciting professional wrestlers on the planet, who whilst still in his mid-twenties is already considered one of the finest performers in the world. We are of course talking about DDT-Pro star Yuki Ueno!

The former DDT Universal champion joins Gareth and guest host-come-translator extraordinaire Farrah, to discuss his beginnings in wrestling, the brotherhood of THE37KAMIINA and of course, his upcoming match at DDT’s Judgement 2022.

For added value, we recommend you listen to this episode in a sauna* or failing that, get cosy, light some sandalwood incense and enjoy the story of one of Japan’s premier pro wrestlers. 

*This does not constitute advice. The Wrstling Podcast is not liable for any injury or damage to equipment held.

If you’re interested in watching Judgement 2022, check out the links below:

WRESTLE UNIVERSE: https://www.ddtpro.com/universe |
English guide on how to subscribe: https://support.ddtpro.com/hc/ja/articles/360008018073

Yuki Ueno on Twitter: @dna_ueno
Shota on Twitter: @shota0810
Farrah on Twitter: @farrahakase

In addition, you can find us at: @wrstlingpod, @metaphwoarr, & @LWyatt_probably

Find all our links at wrstlingpod.com

The Wrstling Podcast #73 - Interview with Ninja Mack

The Wrstling Podcast #73 - Interview with Ninja Mack

February 25, 2022

Hot on the heels of speaking to GHC Junior Heavyweight kingpin Daisuke Harada, we speak to a man soon to join him in Pro Wrestling NOAH, the incredible Ninja Mack!

Mack has blown up over the past 18 months, generating some truly gif-worthy moments across the US independent scene and more specifically, Game Changer Wrestling. 

In this interview, we find out more about the man behind the mask, his career aspirations and what he has in store for NOAH’s junior heavyweights – Bet That!

Follow Ninja Mack on:
Twitter - @NinjaMack1
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/c/NinjaMack
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/brenden.mack.754

And be sure to follow our socials for more content throughout the week: @wrstlingpod, @metaphwoarr and @LWyatt_probably.

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Thanks as always to Rob Hawkins for our wonderful theme tune.
Find Rob at @rob_hawkins.

 

The Wrstling Podcast #72 - Daisuke Harada Interview (Pro Wrestling NOAH - GHC Jr. Heavyweight Champion)

The Wrstling Podcast #72 - Daisuke Harada Interview (Pro Wrestling NOAH - GHC Jr. Heavyweight Champion)

February 21, 2022

The Wrstling Podcast welcome Junior Heavyweight royalty in the form of the current reigning and defending GHC Junior Heavyweight champion, Daisuke Harada!

Harada-san talks about his goals in Pro Wrestling NOAH, N INNOVATION, his relationship with Kotoge and much more!

The perfect warm up for Wednesday's huge NOAH show in Nagoya, where Harada will defend his belt against ECW legend Super Crazy, come get to know one of the most decorated juniors in history!

If you're as excited to watch NOAH's Gain Control 2022 in Nagoya show as we are, you can watch on Wrestle Universe
English Guide to signing up here.

Follow NOAH Global on Twitter: @NOAHGlobal
Follow Harada on Twitter: @noah_harada

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The Wrstling Podcast #71 - Chat With Matt Charlton

The Wrstling Podcast #71 - Chat With Matt Charlton

February 18, 2022

This week, the boys welcome Matt Charlton, author of the J Crowned book series, onto the podcast.

Matt talks Liam and Gareth through his artistic process, the inspiration behind the books and much more.

We find out more about the man himself, his history in wrestling and the mental health benefits of having a creative outlet. 

You can follow Matt on Twitter here: @ShiningWizardDs and buy Matt's excellent books here.

And be sure to follow our socials for more content throughout the week: @wrstlingpod, @metaphwoarr and @LWyatt_probably.

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Thanks as always to Rob Hawkins for our wonderful theme tune.
Find Rob at @rob_hawkins.

 

The Wrstling Podcast #70 - Baliyan Akki returns ahead of ChocoPro 200!

The Wrstling Podcast #70 - Baliyan Akki returns ahead of ChocoPro 200!

February 11, 2022

The Ace is back!

Baliyan Akki makes his triumphant return to The Wrstling Podcast on the eve of his biggest challenge yet. 

Akki talks through his history with Minoru Fujita, leading into their Super Asia Championship match at ChocoPro 200, as well as his current runs in All Japan and DDT-Pro.

In what is perhaps his most personal interview to date, Akki talks about missing Mei & Emi on their US excursions and finally finding a home in Ichigaya.

You can find our guest at @baliyanxakki and follow ChocoPro/Gatoh Move at@gatohmove

 
You can watch all of ChocoPro for free at youtube.com/gatohmove
 

And be sure to follow our socials for more content throughout the week: @wrstlingpod, @metaphwoarr and @LWyatt_probably.

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Thanks as always to Rob Hawkins for our wonderful theme tune.
Find Rob at @rob_hawkins.

 

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