As you probably know by now, I'm on a quest to get informed about Japanese wrestling. I'm looking for suggestions on good AJPW and NJPW tapes, as well as info on FMW and the afformentioned companies.
I've seen Puroresu.com which leaves something to be desired, and I can't sort through the AJPW official website (ya know, the Japanese text thing). Are there any good English sites that will give me info such as wrestler profiles and event results? Thanks.
It's also helpful to read reviews on Japanese tapes at the Smarks or other sites. As I recommend to everybody else, you ought to start with the J-Cup shows ('94, '95, and 2000), which will at least begin to indoctrinate you into the junior heavyweight divisions, while also featuring current US featured talent such as: Chris Benoit (Wild Pegasus, '94/'95) Dean Malenko ('94) Eddy Guerrero (Black Tiger '94) Rey Misterio Jr. ('95) Christopher Daniels (Curry Man, 2000)
Japanese talent that has been featured in the states such as Jushin "Thunder" Lyger & Ultimo Dragon are also on these shows.
The Tokyopop FMW shows are a waste of money, and don't feature many good matches.
Compilation (Best of whatever year) tapes are also recommended. Once you find a style that appeals to you, then you can follow it up.
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