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We're back to talk about our namesake show: King of Pro Wrestling! Plus tons of discussion about all the rumors swirling around the backstage situation and contract negotiations. We also devote some time to discussing WWE's Crown Jewel and the controversy stemming from it. It's good to be back and we've got more on the way soon!

Hit us up on Twitter @KoPW72 and don't foret to hit that subscribe button and leave us a review!

Special thanks as always to The Hails for our intro and outro music!

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We are back to talk about the Destruction tour! Plus we've got some interesting news and notes, previews, and the much anticipated return of our Classic Match segment is announced with a match for next episode! All this and more!

Special thanks to the Hails for our theme music.

Huge shout out to Betsy Frymire for the incredible and much loved logo!

And, of course, don't be shy, come find us on Twitter @kopw72, subcribe on iTunes and leave us that review.

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GuestsJeff Cobb

2004 Olympic wrestler & Pro wrestler, @SuplexWrestling sponsored athlete Shirts: https://t.co/27Q3H61Wr6 For bookings: jeffcobb82@gmail.com


ShiningWizardDesigns

Trying to catalogue an industry. DM for commissions and Redbubble https://t.co/Sb8ESPZWZx for merchandise


In this episode we have a fun interview direct from Podcast Row at Starrcast with the 2018 PWG BOLA winner, Jeff Cobb. We talk about his work in NJPW, the transition to working the style, what he likes about it, selling, telling stories, Matt Riddle, and what's next! You won't want to miss a fun, honest, and open interview with a passionate performer like the King of Hawaiian Strong Style, Jeff Cobb.

Then we move on to an in depth and wide ranging interview with Matt Charlton, the illustrator of Eggshells: Pro Wrestling in the Tokyo Dome by brother Chris Charlton. We talk about his art, his love and passion for pro wrestling, NJPW, Pro Wrestling NOAH, Joshi wrestling, and so much more!

Make sure to his that subscribe button so you won't miss any of our upcoming Destruction coverage!

As always, a big thanks to the Hails for their awesome music!

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Here it is: our special All In coverage! We kick off with thoughts recorded at Starrcast, less than 24 hours removed from attending the historic show live. We then move into our thoughts a week later after letting the show sink in a bit.

We also tease our NJPW Destruction coverage for next week!

And keep your eyes peeled as we'll be delivering special bonus content like interviews and NJPW discussion recorded live from Podcast Row at Starrcast in the coming weeks! Plus we'll have our special interview with Matt Charlton (@ShiningWizardDs) up soon as well!

Make sure you hit subscribe, leave us that 5-star review you've been meaning to, & follow us @kopw72 on Twitter to come along for the exciting ride we're on as we endeavour to be THE New Japan Pro Wrestling podcast!

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We've got a jam-packed episode in a short amount of time! We talk to Adrian from Podcast Row sponsor Buffalo Wild Wings, Benjamin Raven from Court of Nerds & That's so Braven, Dave from Meet Chciago Northwest who helped organize the event, & fan Clifton Grooms!

A lot of stuff is going down on Starrcast, don't miss out on the chance to hear about some special giveaways, sponsorships, and general Starrcast info.

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We had the pleasure of speaking to the legendary Magnum T.A. for well over an hour and decided to dedicate the entire episode to him. We talk Starrcast, All In, Cody, Tessa, his views on the psychology and artistry of professional wrestling, and so much more! How much of an influence was Bruce Lee? Did Magnum ever want to wrestle in Japan? How does he feel about blood in wrestling?

We did our best to ask questions we'd never heard him answer before. It was an incredible experience and couldn't have been possible without Dave Hancock, Conrad Thompson, and the whole Starrcast crew!

Make sure you follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for tons of Starrcast coverage and more!

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Paul & Sam have to resort to take 2 as a technical SNAFU results in the loss of Paul's half of the audio. But you're in for a fun time as the guys preview the big matches announced for Destruction & Fighting Spirit Unleashed! Plus we address the PAC (Neville) situation, potential King of Pro Wrestling matches, and, of course, some Wrestle Kingdom 13 debate! But it doesn't end there, oh no! We talk about our Starrcast plans, announce another super cool giveaway, go in depth about our new logo, and give a full preview of All In!

But wait, there's more! Paul headed down to Back Breakers Training Center to sit down with Justyn Glory, trainer & veteran independent wrestler, and recent grad & current BBTC champ, Aaron Roxas for a pair of great interviews that touch on what All In and Starrcast mean to independent wrestling, as well as the upcoming FITE tv taping and documentary series on the BBTC!

Don't forget to hit that subscribe button & leave us a review! Give us a follow on Twitter @KoPW72 and join the discussion! Hit us up at kingofprowrestling72@gmail.com with any questions or comments. And be on the lookout for more giveaways, merchandise, and partnerships coming soon!

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GuestsFilsinger Games

Filsinger Games produces cards and dice games featuring Champions of the Galaxy, Ring of Honor, Evolve, CZW, CHIKARA, SHIMMER, and more!


Todd Joerchel

Tournament Enthusiast. Hotel Industry Analysis Expert. Wrestling Fanatic. Filsinger Games Director of Ops. Almond Joy pancake inventor. All around swell guy.


It's an epic episode as we drop an announcement for Starrcast! In addition to the scheduled G1 Post-Mortem, we've got an interview with Todd Joerchel from Filsinger Games. We spens some time chatting about the history of the company, the different game lines, ways to play, and even chat a little wrestling.

Then we've got our big post-mortem coverage of G1 CLIMAX 28. We go over our favorite matches for each competitor, our MVP, our Match of the Tournament, our Top 5, & answer some big questions left in the aftermath.

We know it's a long one, but we had such a good time talking with Todd, we wanted to share the whole interview. After the interview & post-mortem, Paul and I got lost in some chatting and reminiscing that we decided to share as well.

As always, special shout out to the Hails for our awesome intro and outro music!

Don't forget to check out Starrcast on FiteTV! And if you'll be there in person, remember we're on Podcast Row on Friday, 8/31!

Our friend Wilfred couldn't join us for this episode, but you can find him over at the NJPW-US blog and don't forget we'll have stickers at our table for free!

Check out Filsinger Games at www.filsingergames.com

Interview with Todd Joerchel (@tourneymaster & @filsingergames) begins at the 39 minute mark.

G1 Post-Mortem coverage begins at the 1:58 mark!

Enjoy! And don't forget to follow us on Twitter @kopw72

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We have come to the end of the road for this year's G1. Paul, Sam, & Wilfred are on hand to discuss nights 14-18 and, of course, the G1 CLIMAX 28 Finals culminating in a classic (though not everyone agrees) between the Ace, Hiroshi Tanahashi, and the Golden Star, Kota Ibushi. And they do it all in just a little over two hours.

Don't be shy to let us know what you think about this year's tournament and our thoughts. Join us on Twitter as we continue the conversation over the next week @KoPW72

Find Wilfred @NJPWUS & @WilfredWatches

Of course, big shout out to The Hails for the intro anf outro music.

Stay tuned for some awesome Starrcast news in the near future and don't forget to stop by and say hello on Friday as we take to Podcast Row.

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