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Wrestle Inn is a home for passionate fans to write and talk about pro-wrestling, a packed house full of talented individuals. No news or clickbait, simply terrific original content about the past, present and future that encapsulates and celebrates the diverse wrestling landscape we love so much.

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Noob Japan: Hyper Misao
Noob Japan: Hyper Misao
Host CiaranRH is joined by Sam (@nambasanreacts) to discuss the career of TJPW's Hyper Misao! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
54:34
November 29, 2022
Purovision: Tom Lawlor’s Tiny Shorts 2 - Tokyo Drift
Purovision: Tom Lawlor’s Tiny Shorts 2 - Tokyo Drift
This month, Jamie, Kay and Ben start off with the big news of Kenny Omega returning to NJPW for Wrestle Kingdom 17. Then, it’s a match-by-match review of NJPW and STARDOM’s Historic X-Over, highlights from DDT’s D-Oh Grand Prix and thoughts on the finalists. Attention then turns to NOAH, as the trio discusses Timothy Thatcher’s GHC Heavyweight title challenge against Kaito Kiyomiya on November 11th, and the Global Dream inter-promotional show with Kay’s beloved Dragongate. Also, Ben’s shock at NOAH’s KENTA shaped announcement, the big lads vs small lads debate and the return of Tom Lawlor’s tiny shorts! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
54:11
November 25, 2022
All Elite Listening: The Friends Along the Way
All Elite Listening: The Friends Along the Way
Alex (@Alex_m197), Libby (@libby_cadman), Joe (@thumblysqueezed) and Mx Sharpe (@fakesportfeel) talk in-depth about Full Gear, discussing how much they loved The Elite's return and Jamie Hayter's huge title win, and the less enjoyable things... Jay Lethal mostly.  Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:48:03
November 24, 2022
Flight of 5: Wrestlers You'd Want to be in a Band With
Flight of 5: Wrestlers You'd Want to be in a Band With
In a first for the show, Ryan is joined by two guests, the first being Sean Smith (@SeanSmithSucks) who is the frontman for the bands The Blackout (@TheBlackout) and Raiders (@RaidersBandUK), as well as being the host of Sappenin’ Podcast (@SappeninPod). Meanwhile, host of Noob Japan and Into the Wrestle-Verse CiaranRH (@CiaranRH93), joins for a record fourth time.  In the episode, Ryan, Sean and Ciaran each rank their top 5 wrestlers they’d like to be in a band with, their choices ranging from tactical to absurd. The conversation includes stories of bar fights, how it feels to be smashed through a table, and a challenge to Chris Jericho. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:00:38
November 22, 2022
Noob Japan: Himeka
Noob Japan: Himeka
Host CiaranRH is joined by Ben (@bwidds72) and Trent (@1UpCulture) to discuss the career of Stardom's Himeka! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
40:29
November 15, 2022
All Elite Listening: Toilet Break
All Elite Listening: Toilet Break
Alex, Libby and Steve talk everything happening in the world of AEW, including Colt Cabana's return, MJF vs Moxley, Saraya vs Britt and where Juice Robinson might fit in the already stacked roster, plus lots more! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
59:54
November 11, 2022
Flight of 5: Matches That Changed You
Flight of 5: Matches That Changed You
Voices of Wrestling columnist Jeri Evagood (@TheJerriest_Jer) joins host Ryan Dilbert as they each rank their top 5 matches that changed them as a fan. Bouts involving the likes of Kenta Kobashi, Vader, Yuka Sakazaki, and Bret Hart opened Jeri and Ryan’s eyes to a new promotion or style, impacting the way these two writers look at and appreciate the art of wrestling. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
56:31
November 08, 2022
The Ocean Cyclone Show: What Is This, A Crossover Episode?
The Ocean Cyclone Show: What Is This, A Crossover Episode?
The Threedom of Trent Breward, Ryan Dilbert and Scott Edwards rank their top choices (in homage to our Flight of 5 podcast series) on a host of subjects in the joshi world such as best finisher, most overrated, who should definitely not lead a country and more! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:57:48
November 04, 2022
Noob Japan: Go Shiozaki
Noob Japan: Go Shiozaki
Host CiaranRH is joined by Ben (@bwidds72) of Wrestle Inn's Purovision podcast to discuss the career of NOAH's Go Shiozaki! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
47:15
November 01, 2022
Purovision: Everything Happened on September 25th
Purovision: Everything Happened on September 25th
Jamie, Kay and Ben return to talk about a range of shows, almost all happening on September 25th! First, they cover NJPW’s Burning Spirit and Declaration of Power shows. Then, DDT’s event featuring Kazusada Higuchi vs Konosuke Takeshita and Yuki Ueno vs Cara Noir. Also, Kenoh vs Kaito Kiyomiya from NOAH, all the news from Dragongate and a whistle-stop tour of AJPW’s Anniversary show. Unfortunately, no mention of Tom Lawlor’s tiny shorts this time. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:03:37
October 28, 2022
Flight of 5: Celebrities/Athletes Who Would Thrive in Wrestling
Flight of 5: Celebrities/Athletes Who Would Thrive in Wrestling
In this episode, host Ryan Dilbert is joined by Scott Edwards (@ScottEWrestling) of Ring Post Radio and The Five Star Joshi Show as they each rank their top 5 celebrities or athletes who they think would succeed in pro wrestling. Their lists pull from the world of basketball, MMA, Hollywood and elsewhere. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
56:54
October 25, 2022
Noob Japan: Antonio Inoki
Noob Japan: Antonio Inoki
On the 25th episode of Noob Japan, host CiaranRH is joined by Young Boy Joshua Smith of the Keepin' It Strong Style podcast (@KIStrongStyle) to discuss the life, career and legacy of Antonio Inoki! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:24:13
October 18, 2022
Into The Wrestle-Verse: Episode 33 [Patreon Exclusive]
Into The Wrestle-Verse: Episode 33 [Patreon Exclusive]
Into the Wrestle-Verse is our Patreon exclusive podcast that brings Libby, Trent and Ciaran together to talk all topics the past week in wrestling as they give their spicy takes and try avoid an entire train-wreck, but we had so much fun making this episode that we wanted to share it for free! If you enjoyed this episode, you can sign up to our Patreon for just $1 a month. You'll get exclusive access to Into the Wrestle-Verse along with early ad-free access to all our other podcasts and any interviews we do, along with other perks. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
59:55
October 16, 2022
Flight of 5: Favourite Events Seen In Person
Flight of 5: Favourite Events Seen In Person
In this episode, host Ryan Dilbert is joined by Wrestle Inn columnist and wrestling history buff Adam Ryan (@writeradam84) to talk about their favourite in-person wrestling experiences. As they rank their top 5 shows they've attended, the conversation turns to atmosphere, match quality, nostalgia, and the dangers of sitting ringside. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:27:20
October 11, 2022
All Elite Listening: Scissor Me Daddy Ass
All Elite Listening: Scissor Me Daddy Ass
In this episode, Alex is joined by Jamie Johnson to discuss the past month in AEW, from Grand Slam and Saray's surprising debut to AEW's recovery in the on-going wake of Brawl Out! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
54:22
October 07, 2022
Noob Japan: Can-Am Express
Noob Japan: Can-Am Express
Host CiaranRH is joined by Matt (@wizardspodcast) of The Shining Wizards podcast and Fightful Overbooked's Bread Club to discuss the tag-team career of Can-Am Express! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
33:46
October 04, 2022
The Ocean Cyclone Show: Halloween Edition
The Ocean Cyclone Show: Halloween Edition
In this episode, the Threedom of Trent Breward, Ryan Dilbert and Scott Edwards don their spookiest costumes for this Halloween Special episode, which goes off the rails hard and fast. The trio tell creepy joshi stories, play Trick or Treat, discuss the best scary joshi wrestlers and more! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
02:03:48
September 30, 2022
Flight of 5: Casting Wrestlers in Crime Dramas
Flight of 5: Casting Wrestlers in Crime Dramas
On the 25th episode of the podcast, host Ryan Dilbert is joined by Karen Murray (@KarenMurray_), host of Karen Watches Wrestling on YouTube, to talk which wrestlers would make great characters on TV and movie crime dramas. While each giving their top 5 lists for this topic, Ryan and Karen touch on the show Luther, Zack Sabre Jr.'s potential acting chops, crime bosses, and more. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
54:06
September 27, 2022
Purovision: First Puro Experiences
Purovision: First Puro Experiences
This month Jamie and Kay are joined by Trent (with Ben away on holiday) for a special episode of Purovision as they discuss their first experiences of puroresu. From Alpha vs Omega to the Golden Lovers, from Shinsuke Nakamura to Shun Skywalker, it’s a range of experiences! They talk about what it was that drew them into Japanese wrestling, whether it be the seriousness of NJPW or the seeming silliness of DDT. Also, they found time to talk about Tom Lawlor’s tiny shorts (again), how accessibility to wrestling has changed and even gatekeeping within puro.
01:09:57
September 23, 2022
Noob Japan: Jungle Kyona
Noob Japan: Jungle Kyona
Host CiaranRH is joined by Trent (@1UpCulture) of Monthly Puroresu and the Ocean Cyclone Show podcast to discuss the career of Jungle Kyona! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
41:43
September 20, 2022
Flight of 5: Dream Mixed Gender Tag Teams
Flight of 5: Dream Mixed Gender Tag Teams
In this episode, host Ryan Dilbert is joined by Anna DeMarco (@annacdemarco) of the Elas Que Lutem podcast to talk dream mixed gender tag teams. Anna and Ryan pluck stars from AEW, STARDOM, WWE, NJPW and elsewhere as they each create five teams of one male and one female wrestler. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:00:26
September 13, 2022
All Elite Listening: HR IS All Elite
All Elite Listening: HR IS All Elite
In Wrestle Inn's newest podcast, the focus is solely on AEW! In this episode, Alex, Caro, Libby, Joe and Steve discuss All Out and Punk Gate, and envision what the future might look like for AEW going forward. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:59:03
September 09, 2022
Noob Japan: Hiroshi Tanahashi
Noob Japan: Hiroshi Tanahashi
Host CiaranRH is joined by NK (@nkpreach) of WRESTHINGS to discuss the career of NJPW's Ace, Hiroshi Tanahashi!  Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
57:60
September 06, 2022
The Ocean Cyclone Show: The Debate Special
The Ocean Cyclone Show: The Debate Special
In this episode, the Threedom of Trent Breward, Ryan Dilbert and Scott Edwards go head to head on a series of Joshi related topics to find out who is is the better debater, or at least who is loudest! Topics include who is Stardom's MVP, the biggest TJPW disappointment and whether the TJPW Pool Party was better than the Cosmic Rules match. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:58:18
September 02, 2022
Flight of 5: Reasons To Watch Tokyo Joshi Pro-Wrestling
Flight of 5: Reasons To Watch Tokyo Joshi Pro-Wrestling
In this episode, host Ryan Dilbert is joined by Sam (@nambasanreacts) to talk the weird, unique, and powerful elements of TJPW as they give their top five reasons to check out this underrated promotion. Their discussion touches on company ace Miyu Yamashita, Hyper Misao’s character arc, comedy wrestling, match times, and more. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:34:15
August 30, 2022
Purovision: Tom Lawlor's Tiny Shorts
Purovision: Tom Lawlor's Tiny Shorts
Each month, Jamie, Ben and Kay get together to discuss all things Puro! From DDT to Dragongate, NJPW to NOAH and every promotion in between, they provide their insight and laughs on the current happenings in Japanese wrestling. In this episode they cover Japan’s tournament season, namely NJPW’s G1 Climax, AJPW’s Royal Road and NOAH’s N1 Victory. They discuss all the title matches from Dragongate’s Kobe Festival weekend at the end of July, including a fantastic Open the Twin Gate Championship match. Also, a match-by-match review of the Kazusada Higuchi vs Tetsuya Endo headlined DDT Wrestle Peter Pan show. All this and KENTA’s obsession with sticks, ZSJ’s tantrums, magic bikes, Shun Skywalker love-ins and of course Tom Lawlor’s tiny… tiny shorts. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:09:19
August 26, 2022
Noob Japan: Shun Skywalker
Noob Japan: Shun Skywalker
Host CiaranRH is joined by Kay (@KaysQuest), of the Purovision podcast, to discuss the career of Dragon Gate's Shun Skywalker! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
41:13
August 23, 2022
Flight of 5: Wrestlers To Go Camping With
Flight of 5: Wrestlers To Go Camping With
Host Ryan Dilbert is joined by POST wrestling columnist Karen Peterson (@heykarensensei) to name the top 5 wrestlers they would invite on a camping/glamping trip. Ryan and Karen talk tent space, fishing lures, and curry in a lighthearted, fun discussion. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
48:21
August 16, 2022
Noob Japan: Tomohiro Ishii
Noob Japan: Tomohiro Ishii
Host CiaranRH is joined by Andy H. Murray (@andyhmurray) of What Culture to discuss the career of NJPW's Stone Pitbull, Tomohiro Ishii! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
42:38
August 09, 2022
Flight of 5: Joshi Basketball
Flight of 5: Joshi Basketball
In this episode, host Ryan Dilbert is joined by Puroresu columnist Trent Breward (@1UpCulture) as they each build a starting five for a basketball team of all joshi wrestlers. The conversation touches on basketball strategy, the athletic ability of wrestlers from STARDOM and Marvelous, as well as a look back and Trent and Ryan’s own limited athletic achievements. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
53:25
August 02, 2022
Noob Japan: Hayabusa
Noob Japan: Hayabusa
Host CiaranRH is joined by Bret (@BAHUFMW) to discuss the legacy and career of the innovator Hayabusa! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:01:22
July 26, 2022
The Ocean Cyclone Show: 5☆Star Grand Prix Special
The Ocean Cyclone Show: 5☆Star Grand Prix Special
This monthly series brings the Threedom of Trent Breward, Ryan Dilbert and Scott Edwards together to discuss all things joshi! In this episode, the trio discuss the history of Stardom's renowned 5☆Star Grand Prix tournament, preview the upcoming 2022 edition of the tournament, and play some fun games along the way!  Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:23:34
July 22, 2022
Flight of 5: Wrestlers To Have A Drink With
Flight of 5: Wrestlers To Have A Drink With
In this episode, host Ryan Dilbert is joined by Lo from Wrestling Winedown (@wwdcast) to talk wrestling, wine, and good company as they each rank the top 5 wrestlers they’d like to have a drink with. The conversation touches on drink orders, road stories, and wrestlers’ likability. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
44:37
July 19, 2022
Noob Japan: Momo Watanabe
Noob Japan: Momo Watanabe
In this episode, host CiaranRH is joined by Izan (@SkullKickSquad) to discuss the career of Stardom's Momo Watanabe!  Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
37:46
July 12, 2022
Purovision: MAO Makes Everything Better
Purovision: MAO Makes Everything Better
In our newest podcast, Jamie, Ben and Kay get together each month to discuss all things Puro! From DDT to Dragongate, NJPW to NOAH and every promotion in between, they provide their insight and laughs on the current happenings in Japanese wrestling. In this debut episode the trio give their thoughts on the final of the King of DDT tournament, with Kazusada Higuchi becoming KO-D Openweight Champion. Also, GLEAT’s PPV on July 1st, headlined by Yuji Nagata vs Takanori Ito. Then, the trio look ahead to NOAH Destination and make predictions for NJPW's upcoming G1 Climax 32. All this and some jokes at the expense of Pheromones, some awful segues and a Dragongate history lesson! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:13:32
July 08, 2022
Flight of 5: Best Independent Joshi Wrestlers Today
Flight of 5: Best Independent Joshi Wrestlers Today
In this episode, host Ryan Dilbet is joined by Ring Post Radio host and the writer of the Fightful Joshi Wrestling Wrap Up Scott Edwards (@ScottEWrestling) as they each name their top 5 joshi indie wrestlers. Who are the best joshi talents outside of STARDOM and TJPW? Scott and Ryan head to Marvelous, SEAdLINNNG, Pro Wrestling WAVE, and beyond to discuss the best the joshi world has to offer right now. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
59:04
July 05, 2022
The Ocean Cyclone Show: Mid-Year Joshi Report Card
The Ocean Cyclone Show: Mid-Year Joshi Report Card
This monthly series brings the Threedom of Trent Breward, Ryan Dilbert and Scott Edwards together to discuss all things joshi! In this episode, it's time for the mid-year report cards! They look at a bevvy of joshi promotions (Sendai Girls, TJPW, Ice Ribbon, Wave, Stardom and a 'freelance' category) and give them a grade between A and F. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:42:12
July 01, 2022
Noob Japan: Juice Robinson
Noob Japan: Juice Robinson
In this episode, host CiaranRH is joined by Joe (@AwesomeOJoe) of the Wild Things podcast (@MoxPodcast) to discuss the career of the previously Flamboyant, but now Rock Hard, Juice Robinson! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
45:47
June 28, 2022
Flight of 5: Entrance Themes
Flight of 5: Entrance Themes
In this episode, host Ryan Dilbert is joined by guest Rob McCauley, writer of the How I Met Your Puroresu series,as they each rank their top 5 favorite wrestler entrance themes! The discussion touches on nostalgia and musical taste as they chat about the songs wrestlers like Hiroshi Tanahashi, Drew McIntyre, and Jade Cargill, use as their entrance music. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
55:46
June 21, 2022
Noob Japan: Jun Kasai
Noob Japan: Jun Kasai
In this episode, host CiaranRH is joined by Loren (@LorenYDOD), the host of the Your Dose of Death podcast, to discuss the deathmatch wrestling legend Jun Kasai! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:02:08
June 14, 2022
Into the Wrestle-Verse: Episode 15 [Patreon Exclusive]
Into the Wrestle-Verse: Episode 15 [Patreon Exclusive]
Into the Wrestle-Verse is our Patreon exclusive podcast that brings Libby, Trent and Ciaran together to talk the spicy topics the past week in wrestling, but we had so much fun making this episode that we wanted to share it for free! If you enjoyed this episode, you can sign up to our Patreon for just $1 a month. You'll get exclusive access to Into the Wrestle-Verse along with early ad-free access to all our other podcasts and any interviews we do. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
55:03
June 12, 2022
A Drink at the Inn With: Speedball Mike Bailey
A Drink at the Inn With: Speedball Mike Bailey
A strong contender for 2022 wrestler of the year, Speedball Mike Bailey is proving himself among the greatest in the world every week. The IMPACT Wrestling star was unable to enter the USA for five years and is now making up for lost time, seemingly appearing in every independent wrestling promotion across the country whilst lighting the X-Division on fire. In this interview, Speedball discusses his time in IMPACT and his upcoming Ultimate X match at Slammiversary, his time in DDT competing alongside Mao as Moonlight Express, his endless stream of content that he provides via Twitch and YouTube, his insanely packed WrestleMania weekend, his dream Forbidden Door opponents from AEW and NJPW, his return to PWG, films, spicy food and more! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
43:17
June 11, 2022
Flight of 5: Joshi Road Trip
Flight of 5: Joshi Road Trip
In this episode, POST Wrestling writer Karen Peterson joins Ryan as they each rank the top 5 joshi wrestlers they would most like to travel with on a road trip. Who would be the best wrestler to talk with, go on a gas station snack run, or sing with in the car? Their light-hearted discussion touches on wrestlers from STARDOM, TJPW, and just about every corner of the joshi world. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
58:37
June 07, 2022
The Ocean Cyclone Show: Mailbag
The Ocean Cyclone Show: Mailbag
This monthly series brings the Threedom of Trent Breward, Ryan Dilbert and Scott Edwards together to discuss all things Joshi! In this episode, the trio answer the questions that you sent in! The questions span Stardom, TJPW, Ice Ribbon and more, and include questions such as "can Stardom reach AJW levels?" and "who should be TJPW's next main eventer?"! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:58:28
June 04, 2022
Noob Japan: Masahiro Chono
Noob Japan: Masahiro Chono
In this episode, host CiaranRH is joined by Curtis (@ELDESTRUCTO83) to discuss the career of NJPW legend Masahiro Chono! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
57:39
May 31, 2022
Flight of 5: Dream Best of the Super Junior Entrants
Flight of 5: Dream Best of the Super Junior Entrants
In this episode, Noob Japan host CiaranRH joins Ryan as they each rank their top 5 dream NJPW Best of Super Juniors entrants. They discuss the current state of New Japan before diving into their lists of junior heavyweights who would be huge gets for the annual tournament. Ciaran and Ryan grab their picks from AEW, Impact, WWE, the UK scene, AAA, and Big Japan. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
45:58
May 24, 2022
Noob Japan: Hana Kimura
Noob Japan: Hana Kimura
Exploring the world of Japanese pro-wrestling, one wrestler at a time! In this episode, host CiaranRH is joined by Trent (@1UpCulture) to discuss and remember Stardom's Hana Kimura.  Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
43:39
May 17, 2022
A Drink at the Inn With: Francesco Akira
A Drink at the Inn With: Francesco Akira
The first European to ever win the AJPW World Junior Heavyweight Championship, Francesco Akira is no stranger to Japan. However, the Nova Fireball is now set to burn NJPW's junior heavyweight division to ashes as he prepares to make his New Japan debut by competing in the upcoming Best of the Super Juniors! In this interview, Francesco tell us what to expect from him in the upcoming tournament, he discusses his surprise appearance at Hyper Battle, being the newest member of the United Empire, the wrestling scene in his home of Italy, his ideal Forbidden Door opponents from AEW, his tremendous RevPro match with Gabriel Kidd, his time in AJPW and much more! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
22:01
May 11, 2022
Flight of 5: Fighting Against Wrestlers
Flight of 5: Fighting Against Wrestlers
In this episode, Monthly Puroresu writer and Wrestle Inn columnist Jamie Johnson joins Ryan as they each rank the top 5 wrestlers who they would least like to fight. They discuss the unsettling possibility of being in a bar fight with the likes of Minoru Suzuki, Jon Moxley, and others. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
42:37
May 10, 2022
Into the Wrestle-Verse: Episode 10 [Patreon Exclusive]
Into the Wrestle-Verse: Episode 10 [Patreon Exclusive]
Into the Wrestle-Verse is our Patreon exclusive podcast that brings Libby, Trent and Ciaran together to talk the spicy topics the past week in wrestling, but we had so much fun making this episode that we wanted to share it for free!  If you enjoyed this episode, you can sign up to our Patreon for just $1 a month. You'll get exclusive access to Into the Wrestle-Verse along with early ad-free access to all our other podcasts and any interviews we do. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
48:44
May 08, 2022
A Drink at the Inn With: Clark Connors
A Drink at the Inn With: Clark Connors
The first member of NJPW's LA Dojo, Clark Connors has since graduated the Young Lion system and become a staple of New Japan Strong as the powerhouse Wild Rhino. His career in New Japan thus far has seen him compete in a bevvy of tournaments, both in Japan and USA, but none as important as his upcoming debut in Best of the Super Juniors! In this interview, Clark shares his excitement and tells us what to expect ahead of him making his Best of the Super Juniors debut, his feelings seeing Shibata wrestle again, his thoughts on the Forbidden Door and who he wants to face off against from AEW, his previous experiences wrestling in Japan, the growth of New Japan Strong and so much more! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
43:06
May 06, 2022
Noob Japan: Shoko Nakajima
Noob Japan: Shoko Nakajima
Exploring the world of Japanese pro-wrestling, one wrestler at a time! In this episode, host CiaranRH is joined by Sam (@nambasanreacts) to discuss TJPW's Big Kaiju, Shoko Nakajima!  Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
42:50
May 03, 2022
The Ocean Cyclone Show: Remembering Hana Kimura
The Ocean Cyclone Show: Remembering Hana Kimura
This monthly series brings the savant trio of Trent Breward, Ryan Dilbert and Scott Edwards together to discuss all things Joshi! The trio dedicate this episode to the memory of Hana Kimura, discussing her best matches and moments as well as looking at the Memorial Shows in her honour. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:32:48
May 02, 2022
Flight of 5: Underappreciated Women
Flight of 5: Underappreciated Women
In this episode, Grapsody co-host Phil Lindsey joins the show. He and Ryan each rank their top 5 underappreciated women’s wrestlers of today. They discuss women who deserve more recognition including wrestlers from AEW, the indies, and joshi companies like Pro Wrestling Wave. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
49:02
April 26, 2022
Noob Japan: Kota Ibushi
Noob Japan: Kota Ibushi
Exploring the world of Japanese pro-wrestling, one wrestler at a time! In this episode, host CiaranRH is joined by Joe (@thefeelite) to discuss the Golden Star, Kota Ibushi!  Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
53:38
April 19, 2022
Flight of 5: Discovering Joshi Wrestlers
Flight of 5: Discovering Joshi Wrestlers
In this episode, Karen (host of the Karen Watches Wrestling YouTube channel) joins Ryan as they each pick their top 5 newly discovered joshi wrestlers. Part of the joy of watching joshi is learning about and becoming fans of new stars, a process Ryan and Karen discuss in a conversation that touches on Sendai Girls, TJPW, ChocoPro, and elsewhere. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
53:52
April 12, 2022
Noob Japan: Io Shirai
Noob Japan: Io Shirai
Exploring the world of Japanese pro-wrestling, one wrestler at a time! In this episode, host CiaranRH is joined by Trent Breward and Steven Howard to discuss the Genius of the Sky, Io Shirai! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
39:34
April 05, 2022
The Ocean Cyclone Show: All Time Stardom Draft
The Ocean Cyclone Show: All Time Stardom Draft
This monthly series brings the savant trio of Trent Breward, Ryan Dilbert and Scott Edwards together to discuss all things Joshi! In this episode, the trio try their hand at drafting their dream Stardom roster, ten rounds and eleven years of history to pull from! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:29:13
April 01, 2022
Flight of 5: Comedy Wrestlers
Flight of 5: Comedy Wrestlers
Host Ryan Dilbert welcomes a revolving door of guests to break down their top 5 picks for a variety of wrestling topics. In this episode, Wrestle Inn columnist ThumblySqueezed joins Ryan to explore the funny side of wrestling as each of them pick their top 5 comedy wrestlers of all time. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:05:04
March 29, 2022
Noob Japan: KAIRI
Noob Japan: KAIRI
Exploring the world of Japanese pro-wrestling, one wrestler at a time! In this episode, host CiaranRH is joined by Ryan Dilbert and Libby Cadman to discuss one of the daughter's of Stardom, KAIRI! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
48:33
March 22, 2022
Flight of 5: Wrestling Comfort Food
Flight of 5: Wrestling Comfort Food
Host Ryan Dilbert welcomes a revolving door of guests to break down their top 5 picks for a variety of wrestling topics. In this episode, Adam of Monster Box Cards joins Ryan to talk about their top 5 picks for wrestling comfort food, shows and matches that they go back to time and time again. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
50:19
March 15, 2022
Noob Japan: Katsuhiko Nakajima
Noob Japan: Katsuhiko Nakajima
Exploring the world of Japanese pro-wrestling, one wrestler at a time! In this episode, host CiaranRH is joined by Jamie Johnson to discuss NOAH's indomitable Katsuhiko Nakajima! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
43:11
March 08, 2022
The Ocean Cyclone Show: KAIRI
The Ocean Cyclone Show: KAIRI
This monthly series brings the savant trio of Trent Breward, Ryan Dilbert and Scott Edwards together to discuss all things Joshi! In this episode big discussions are had surrounding the grand return of KAIRI to Stardom, as well as touching on the Nagaoka show and the NOMADs freelance group! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:08:10
March 05, 2022
Flight of 5: Wrestlers in Movies
Flight of 5: Wrestlers in Movies
Host Ryan Dilbert welcomes a revolving door of guests to break down their top 5 picks for a variety of wrestling topics. In this episode, Bleacher Report writer Chris Mueller joins Ryan as they both pick their 5 favorite acting performances from pro-wrestlers in movies! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
52:20
March 01, 2022
Into The Wrestle-Verse: Episode 1 [Patreon Exclusive]
Into The Wrestle-Verse: Episode 1 [Patreon Exclusive]
The newest addition to the Wrestle Inn podcast network, Into The Wrestle-Verse brings together CiaranRH, Libby Cadman and Trent Breward to have fun and talk all things wrestling! From the UK to Australia, Japan and USA, the trio talk the hot topics of the week in wrestling. Episode 1 is available to everybody, but going forward this will be a Patreon exclusive series. Join our Patreon for as little as $1 to get exclusive access to Into The Wrestle-Verse, along with early access to all our other podcasts. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn
54:12
February 27, 2022
Noob Japan: Miyu Yamashita
Noob Japan: Miyu Yamashita
Exploring the world of Japanese pro-wrestling, one wrestler at a time! In this episode, host CiaranRH is joined by Ryan Dilbert to discuss the Tokyo Joshi Pro-Wrestling's Pink Striker, Miyu Yamashita! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
32:11
February 22, 2022
Flight of 5: Dream Gaijins in NOAH
Flight of 5: Dream Gaijins in NOAH
Host Ryan Dilbert welcomes a revolving door of guests to break down their top 5 picks for a variety of wrestling topics. In this episode, Wrestle Inn and Monthly Puroresu writer Jamie Johnson joins Ryan to each pick their 5 top non-Japanese wrestlers they’d like to see wrestle for Pro Wrestling NOAH. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
50:04
February 15, 2022
A Drink at the Inn With: Michael Oku
A Drink at the Inn With: Michael Oku
Over recent years, Michael Oku has become synonymous with the positives surrounding the British wrestling scene, becoming the hottest name in UK wrestling, his potential evident to anyone that has seen perform. One of the UK's best kept secrets, Oku has suddenly taken the entire wrestling world by storm thanks to his instant 5 star classic with Will Ospreay in RevPro. In this interview, Oku provides deep insight into his match with Will Ospreay, his Twitter interaction with Kenny Omega, his thoughts on the British wrestling scene, his hopes for the future, his experiences previously wrestling NJPW names including Shingo Takagi, and much more! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
45:28
February 11, 2022
Noob Japan: J-Crown featuring Matt Charlton
Noob Japan: J-Crown featuring Matt Charlton
Exploring the world of Japanese pro-wrestling, one wrestler at a time! In this episode, host CiaranRH is joined by special guest Matt Charlton to discuss the illustrious J-Crown and Charlton's newest book in his J-Crowned series!  Purchase Matt Charlton's J-Crowned on Amazon. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
43:14
February 08, 2022
The Ocean Cyclone Show: Pilot
The Ocean Cyclone Show: Pilot
This monthly series brings the savant trio of Trent Breward, Ryan Dilbert and Scott Edwards together to discuss all things Joshi!  In this debut episode the trio discuss all things STARDOM including their recent Nagoya Supreme Fight show, where Joshi as a whole could go in 2022, Voices of Wrestlings and Shu Pro's match of the year lists and lots more! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:10:06
February 06, 2022
Flight of 5: Wrestler and Actor Buddy Cop Movie Duos
Flight of 5: Wrestler and Actor Buddy Cop Movie Duos
Host Ryan Dilbert welcomes a revolving door of guests to break down their top 5 picks for a variety of wrestling topics. In this episode, Wrestle Inn columnist and Monthly Puroresu writer Trent Breward joins Ryan as they each pick their best wrestler/actor combos for potential buddy cop movies. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
59:44
February 01, 2022
Noob Japan: Mayu Iwatani
Noob Japan: Mayu Iwatani
Exploring the world of Japanese pro-wrestling, one wrestler at a time! In this episode, host CiaranRH is joined by Trent Breward to discuss the Icon of Stardom, Mayu Iwatani!  Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
44:12
January 25, 2022
Flight of 5: Best Stardom Matches of 2021
Flight of 5: Best Stardom Matches of 2021
Host Ryan Dilbert welcomes a revolving door of guests to break down their top 5 picks for a variety of wrestling topics. In this episode, columnist and podcaster Scott Edwards joins Ryan to each pick their top 5 STARDOM matches of 2021. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
51:01
January 18, 2022
Noob Japan: Vader
Noob Japan: Vader
Exploring the world of Japanese pro-wrestling, one wrestler at a time!  In this episode, host CiaranRH is joined by Jamie Johnson to discuss the legacy of one of the biggest and best gaijin of all time, Vader! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
28:59
January 11, 2022
Flight of 5: Biggest Blindspots in Wrestling Fandom
Flight of 5: Biggest Blindspots in Wrestling Fandom
Host Ryan Dilbert welcomes a revolving door of guests to break down their top 5 picks for a variety of wrestling topics. In this episode, Ryan welcomes Adam to break down their top five biggest blindspots in wrestling, the most famous wrestlers that they know the least about. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
01:05:18
January 04, 2022
Noob Japan: Shinya Hashimoto featuring Chris Dickinson
Noob Japan: Shinya Hashimoto featuring Chris Dickinson
Exploring the world of Japanese pro-wrestling, one wrestler at a time! In this episode, host CiaranRH is joined by New Japan's own Chris Dickinson to discuss the legendary King of Destruction, Shinya Hashimoto! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
57:06
December 28, 2021
Flight of 5: Legends of Japan Today
Flight of 5: Legends of Japan Today
Host Ryan Dilbert welcomes a revolving door of guests to break down their top 5 picks for a variety of wrestling topics. In this episode, Ryan welcomes CiaranRH to talk which five Japanese wrestling legends they would most like to transport to the present. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
49:01
December 21, 2021
Noob Japan: Lulu Pencil
Noob Japan: Lulu Pencil
Host CiaranRH welcomes guests to explore the wonderful world of Japanese pro-wrestling one wrestler at a time. Each episode sees an enthusiast have a discussion with a noob about a wrestler from Japan, hoping to encourage the noob to broaden their horizons. In this episode, Trent and Libby join the podcast to learn all about the endearing Lulu Pencil! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
40:22
December 14, 2021
Flight of 5: Video Game Wrestlers
Flight of 5: Video Game Wrestlers
Host Ryan Dilbert welcomes a revolving door of guests to break down their top 5 picks for a variety of wrestling topics. In this episode, Ryan welcomes gamer and wrestling writer Caro to rank their top 5 wrestlers who should star in their own video game. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
53:28
December 07, 2021
Noob Japan: Konosuke Takeshita
Noob Japan: Konosuke Takeshita
Host CiaranRH welcomes guests to explore the wonderful world of Japanese pro-wrestling one wrestler at a time. Each episode sees an enthusiast have a discussion with a noob about a wrestler from Japan, hoping to encourage the noob to broaden their horizons. In this episode, the seasoned Robert McCauley of Eastern Lariat joins the podcast to gush about DDT's Konosuke Taekshita! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
35:57
November 30, 2021
Flight of 5: First Time IWGP Heavyweight Champions
Flight of 5: First Time IWGP Heavyweight Champions
Host Ryan Dilbert welcomes a revolving door of guests to break down their top 5 picks for a variety of wrestling topics. In this episode, Ryan welcomes Jamie Johnson to rank the NJPW stars most likely to win the IWGP Heavyweight Championship for the first time! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
33:07
November 23, 2021
Noob Japan: Kazuchika Okada
Noob Japan: Kazuchika Okada
Host CiaranRH welcomes guests to explore the wonderful world of Japanese pro-wrestling one wrestler at a time. Each episode sees an enthusiast have a discussion with a noob about a wrestler from Japan, hoping to encourage the noob to broaden their horizons.  In this episode, Wrestle Inn columnist Adam joins the podcast to learn about NJPW's Kazuchika Okada! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
40:05
November 16, 2021
Flight of 5: Dream G1 Climax Entrants
Flight of 5: Dream G1 Climax Entrants
Host Ryan Dilbert welcomes a revolving door of guests to break down their top 5 picks for a variety of wrestling topics. In this episode, CiaranRH joins Ryan to each pick their top 5 dream G1 Climax entrants! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
51:42
November 09, 2021
Flight of 5: Joshi Building Blocks
Flight of 5: Joshi Building Blocks
Host Ryan Dilbert welcomes a revolving door of guests to break down their top 5 picks for a variety of wrestling topics.  In the series’ first episode, Trent Breward joins Ryan to each pick their top 5 joshi building blocks. Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
59:01
October 12, 2021
G1 Climax 31 Preview
G1 Climax 31 Preview
A panel of the Wrestle Inn team discuss their thoughts ahead of NJPW's G1 Climax 31, including some extra spicy opinions and cursed fantasy booking! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
56:14
September 10, 2021
A Drink at the Inn With: Les Thatcher
A Drink at the Inn With: Les Thatcher
Les Thatcher is a man who's seen and done it all in his over 60-year career in professional wrestling. He's been a wrestler, a promoter, a TV commmentator, a trainer, and has even worked with WCW and WWF/WWE. He's also been a t-shirt designer (designed the first wrestling t-shirt sold, the "Brisco Booster") and helped work on some of the early WWWF magazines. From 1995-2003, Les ran the Main Event Pro Wrestling Camp and also the Heartland Wrestling Association (HWA) out of Cincinnati, Ohio.  During his time running HWA, he helped develop stars such as Nigel McGuinness, Shark Boy, Rory Fox, Chad Collyer, Charlie Haas, and The Island Boys (aka Three Minute Warning aka Rosey and Umaga) to name a few. During that time he also promoted the annual Brian Pillman Memorial Shows from 1998-2001 which featured stars from WWF, WCW, and ECW along with independent stars from HWA, OVW, and other independent promotions on the same show. In this near hour long conversation, Les and I chat about his distinguished career and how he got started in professional wrestling; what led to the creation of the HWA and the Main Event Pro Wrestling Camp, how the Brian Pillman Memorial Show anthology DVD project with Joe Dombrowski came together, the legacy of the Chris Benoit vs. William Regal match from Pillman 2000, promoting Pillman '99 at the legendary Cincinnati Gardens, how HWA became a developmental territory for both WCW and WWF, and why he ultimately stepped away from HWA in 2003. We also talk Jon Moxley, Nigel McGuinness, and so much more in this fantastic interview! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
58:18
June 24, 2021
A Drink at the Inn With: Tama Tonga
A Drink at the Inn With: Tama Tonga
Record breaking, history making, Bullet Club founding. One of the greatest tag team wrestlers of all time, Tama Tonga is a record holding seven time IWGP Tag Team Champion. Alongside his brother Tanga Loa, Guerrillas of Destiny have built a legacy as the tag team in NJPW. Tama is one of the original members of Bullet Club, paramount in the worldwide success the group has had since being formed in 2013. Spending his whole career within New Japan, there aren't many that can match the illustrious career that Tama has had. In this compact interview, Tama talks about the G.o.D legacy; the tag teams he has battled over the years; the ever changing and growing Bullet Club; his beef with the ex-Bullet Club members in America; if he'll show up on AEW or IMPACT one day; which teams he'd like to see join NJPW; Will Ospreay winning the New Japan Cup; Andrade leaving WWE and much more! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
22:02
March 25, 2021
A Drink at the Inn With: Adnan Kureishy
A Drink at the Inn With: Adnan Kureishy
A name and face you may not have seen before, but a voice you’ve definitely heard, Adnan Kureishy is the terrific ring announcer for NJPW Strong! A long-time New Japan fan, Adnan has found himself living the dream, an integral part of New Japan’s USA expansion, introducing stars including Jay White, KENTA, Jon Moxley and many more. In this lively interview Adnan talks about how he got his start with New Japan; how it felt going from buying a ticket to the Strong Style Evolved tour three years ago, to now being the ring announcer for that same tour; the highlights of his time with NJPW so far, including calling the IWGP US Heavyweight Championship match between Jon Moxley and KENTA; the work that goes into being a New Japan ring announcer; his hopes for the future; which NJPW wrestlers he’d like to play video games with (Minoru Suzuki?!) and much more! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
52:09
March 22, 2021
A Drink at the Inn With: Alex Coughlin
A Drink at the Inn With: Alex Coughlin
One of the first recruits of Katsuyori Shibata'a LA Dojo, Alex Coughlin is making a name for himself as a Young Lion in NJPW. He is the powerhouse of the LA Dojo and doesn't let the Young Lion restrictions hold him down, constantly able to explode in the ring with his versatile and unique neck-based offense. When Alex inevitably graduates from the LA Dojo and returns to Japan, he's going to turn heads in the best way possible, a guaranteed future champion. In this interview Alex talks about his life within New Japan under the tutelage of Katsuyori Shibata in the LA Dojo; his return from injury in an intense Strong match and back-to-back Bloodsport matches; why he puts so much effort into making his neck so powerful; his time spent in Japan including his Tokyo Dome debut; who he wants to face within New Japan; the "forbidden door"; his love of video games and much more! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
33:50
March 14, 2021
A Drink at the Inn With: Kevin Kelly
A Drink at the Inn With: Kevin Kelly
Always in the conversation for greatest commentator of all time, the incomparable Kevin Kelly has been part of the wrestling business for 30 years, most famously for his work as an interviewer during WWE’s Attitude Era, interacting with mega-stars such as The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin. For a number of years he was the lead commentator for Ring of Honor, before finding himself a second home in Japan as the English voice for New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he today provides sublime commentary to English speaking fans worldwide. In this interview, Kevin gave us a peak behind the commentary curtain, detailing his process from preparing his notes, to producing his fellow commentators and being a tremendous play-by-play commentator. He spoke about the numerous people who have joined him at the desk over the years, including wrestlers such as Juice Robinson, and even revealed that NJPW wanted to bring in Bret Hart to do commentary! Kevin regaled how Shinya Hashimoto ribbed Satoshi Kojima by filling his hotel room with cicadas, and how just a few years ago a number of the roster filled Kojima’s room with oranges, poor Kojima! This, and so much more, make this rare interview unmissable! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
50:51
March 10, 2021
A Drink at the Inn With: Rocky Romero
A Drink at the Inn With: Rocky Romero
Rocky Romero is an unsung hero within NJPW. Newer fans may be entirely unaware of his Hall of Fame worthy career because the maestro can seemingly do it all; he’s on English commentary; he’s managing Roppongi 3K; he’s dropping awesome hip-hop tracks; he’s integral to the development and promotion of New Japan Strong. You’d be forgiven for not knowing that he is also one of the greatest junior heavyweight wrestlers of all time, a record holding 8 time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion and a former IWGP Heavyweight Champion (as Black Tiger Mask)! In this interview, Rocky discusses the unforgettable Wrestle Kingdom 15 and Kota Ibushi’s ascension to becoming God; the incredible Mega Coaches vs Roppongi 3K title match; his future as a wrestler; his life behind the commentary desk; who his favourite son is; whether the Okada cruise will return; how NJPW Strong is akin to NXT or AEW Dark; why he hates BUSHI and so (so so so!) much more! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
42:45
March 10, 2021
A Drink at the Inn With: Chris Dickinson
A Drink at the Inn With: Chris Dickinson
The dream of stepping foot in a NJPW ring became a reality for Chris Dickinson when he made his debut as the surprise new member of Team Filthy on New Japan Strong. A veteran of the independent scene, he has made his mark in recent years competing for the likes of Beyond and GCW, most notably competing against Jon Moxley at Bloodsport in 2020, and now he’s finally where he belongs! In this interview, Dickinson discusses his admiration for Japanese wrestling, from the fans to the wrestlers themselves; what the future hopefully holds for him within New Japan, and who he is most eager to step into the ring with; how it felt completing his first tour in Japan in early 2020; the big match against Jon Moxley; his love of music and drumming, and so much more! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
45:43
March 10, 2021
A Drink at the Inn With: Karl Fredericks
A Drink at the Inn With: Karl Fredericks
Karl Fredericks was a last minute recruit to Katsuyori Shibata’s LA Dojo, choosing to join NJPW over the WWE Performance Centre. He was the first to graduate the dojo, but in his time as a Young Lion he became the first foreigner to ever win the Young Lion Cup; his confidence and ability often unable to be restrained by the Young Lion regime. Touted as a guaranteed star in the future, Fredericks is a currently a constant on the main roster of NJPW’s weekly American show, New Japan Strong. In this interview, Fredericks discusses life at the LA Dojo under the tutelage of Shibata; what changed for him when he graduated from being a Young Lion; his thoughts on the “forbidden door” happenings; his experience making his Wrestle Kingdom and Tokyo Dome debut; competing in the World Tag League alongside Hirooki Goto; how he discovered he could hit his gravity-defying dropkick; his love of music and horror films, and so much more! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
44:14
March 10, 2021
A Drink at the Inn With: Danny Limelight
A Drink at the Inn With: Danny Limelight
In a year of uncertainty, Danny Limelight has turned the pandemic into prosperity. A main-stay on New Japan Strong and marquee matches on AEW Dark have given Limelight a taste of the spotlight, but he’s not here for just a taste. In this interview, Limelight discusses his time with both NJPW and AEW, wrestling against the likes of Brian Cage, Matt Sydal and Rocky Romero and he gives us the five wrestlers on his 2021 bucket list. Plus there’s lots more wrestling talk and Limelight talks about his love of Marvel! Read our features on our website WrestleInn.com. Follow us on Twitter @WrestleInn. Support us on Patreon at patreon.com/WrestleInn.
20:20
March 10, 2021