Episode 16 sees Chris Charlton and John Carroll look at 2004. Despite a strong start to the year, NJPW would struggle, especially through a difficult IWGP title reign for Bob Sapp. Meanwhile NOAH make their Tokyo Dome debut with a fantastic Departure card. The podcast is an audio companion to EGGSHELLS: Pro Wrestling in the Tokyo Dome, available now!
John Pollock & WH Park chat about Neville’s sudden return to Dragon Gate and his future, a look at the Destruction tour highlights, WH’s thoughts on Fighting Spirit Unleashed, a review of the Mayu Iwatani vs. Utami Hayashishita 5 Star GP final, and a look at the Japanese candidates for the Observer Hall of Fame.
Raw took place from Seattle (the former home of the SuperSonics) featuring a closing segment with The Undertaker, Kane, Triple H & Shawn Michaels. The show also saw an incredible live reaction to Elias & Kevin Owens, a Ronda Rousey match, and more teases of Dean Ambrose splitting from The Shield on the go-home Raw before Super Show-Down.