Cruel Summer #14: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (2004) w/ Joey Bay

Cruel Summer #14: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (2004) w/ Joey Bay

WH Park and Joey Bay discuss the finals of NJPW’s 14th annual G1 Climax tournament: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi from August 15, 2004.

Joey is a frequent guest on a number of wrestling related products and has a vast knowledge of wrestling from all over the world. He and WH talk about his Japanese wrestling fandom starting from ROH’s Final Battle 2003, to New Japan starting on Ustream, to today.

Other topics include the use of the semi-final format in the G1, the early days of Tanahashi and the aftermath of his stabbing, the return of Tenzan’s frosted mullet, the influence of “ikemen” on wrestling, and WH’s interesting experience at SummerSlam 2004 in Toronto.

Click here to watch this match on New Japan World (account required).

WH Park and a special guest look back at the finals of every NJPW G1 Climax tournament in Cruel Summer, a limited-edition podcast from POST Wrestling. New episodes every Saturday and Sunday morning.

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