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Every Monday, the Fight Boyz are comin for ya, brother! Featuring the dulcet tones of the greatest podcasting tag team of all-time, the BS and the Lord of the Smark Side, Dylan Fehribach, Fight Boyz gives you a look into our bizarre world of professsional wrestling and is the only place for you to catch up on Alabama's premier wrestling organization, the JWF!
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It's a big ole open gym session, but it's still fun! We talk a little Elimination Chamber 2024 and the state of nostalgia acts in wrestling today! Final Wrestling Place is a proud member of the Soon To Be Named Network - soontobenamednetwork.com If you want to help the show, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Player FM, T…
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Fumi Saito & Justin Knipper took an in-depth look into the life and career of Rossy Ogawa, a prominent figure in the world of Japanese professional wrestling, and his journey in Stardom. Delving into Rossy Ogawa's rich history from the '70s to today, they celebrated his prolific contribution to shaping budding talents into widely acclaimed wrestlin…
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Sometimes you need a little help from your friends! That's why we've enlisted Brett from We Need Wrestling and Wings on Wings to join us to talk rasslin' this week! Whether it's which gaijin should have been bigger in the US or the detective work on the Bloodline, or just how great a good old fashioned ring clearing can be, we've got it all! Final …
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On the latest episode, Fumi & Justin casted light on the much talked-about and rather controversial match between Kota Ibushi and Naomichi Marufuji at Pro Wrestling NOAH last month. In their discussion, Fumi & Justin discussed the pushing boundaries of the wrestling narrative. They debunked criticisms and emphasized the emotional & human aspects of…
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Love is in the air as we lead into Valentine's Day, so the boys took the moment to recount and place some of wrestling's most notorious couples in their Final Wrestling Place? While Macho and Liz may be #1, are they actually a Good Place couple? Is there something that is vital to their final verdict? Also, we talk more about the Road To WrestleMan…
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Marcus and Tim love some Groundhog Day, so during their road trip this weekend (that they talk about to start the show) they discuss the ideas of wrestling moments or days that you'd love to or hate to relive like you were Phil Connors in the classic comedy! Plus, we talk about Cody rolling out the red carpet for The Rock to finish his story and mo…
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Join our final and rather captivating discussion about Keiji Muto's phenomenal legacy in the world of professional wrestling. This episode dives into Muto's multifaceted career, dissecting the various aspects of his work, comparable to a saga like Star Wars or Lord of the Rings. We discuss Muto's significant gimmick match with Atsushi Onita, giving…
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There has been a huge week for the World Wrestling Entertainment as they have experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows between last Monday and the Royal Rumble! We are here to discuss that week that was PLUS talk about WWE's list of the top 25 Royal Rumble surprises of all time and see where it stacks up with our list! As mentioned on th…
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In this episode of 'Write That Down,' we trace the transformative journey of legendary wrestler Keiji Muto and his profound influence in shaping the landscape of professional wrestling. Joined by industry experts Justin Knipper and Fumi Saito, we explore significant events and eras of wrestling in Japan, moving from the 'Dark Age' in the new millen…
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The long awaited Lone Wolf AJ Styles episode is here, plus we talk about what rocked this week and of course, what would this show be without some Sports Talk to start?! Final Wrestling Place is a proud member of the Soon To Be Named Network! If you want to help the show, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Player FM, Tune…
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Part Two of our series on all-things Keiji Muto is here. On today’s episode, we picked up from part one and covered: New Japan, the NWA title & WCW 1991–1996: -The Fujinami vs. Flair NWA title changes in Japan & USA -The Great Muta vs. Masahiro Chono for the NWA title, Jan. 4 1993 -Muta vs. Antonio Inoki during Inoki’s retirement tour, Wrestling Do…
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This episode of Write That Down! is about all-things Keiji Muto. The 58-year-old legend captured Pro Wrestling NOAH’s GHC title at their Destination iPPV held in Tokyo Budokan in February '21. In part one, Fumi and Justin discussed: -Pro Wrestling NOAH: Destination 2021: Muto wins GHC -Muto's NJPW debut in ’84 vs Masahiro Chono -His first excursion…
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As promised, Tim and Marcus took the time to sit down and watch Bully Ray's magnum opus as a wrestler, the Aces & Eights storyline in TNA Wrestling! Thanks to a supercut of the video, we could binge all the greatest hits. How did it stack up to our memories? Is it Good Place in spite of Bully Ray? Final Wrestling Place is a proud member of the Soon…
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We start our year off not with open gym but rather a nice scheduled team practice type episode. We discuss Marcus' willingness to watch Japanese wrestling on his own volition, we talk how WWE plans on finishing multiple stories at Wrestlemania 40 in Philly and what rocked this week! Hold onto your butts, it's FWP! Final Wrestling Place is a proud m…
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Tim and Marcus are ringing in the New Year on their baddest behavior with our Worst Year Ever coverage! Plus, since we missed doing it live, we've included Viewer's Choice for AEW World's End and some New Year's Resolutions talk! Final Wrestling Place is a proud member of the Soon To Be Named Network! If you want to help the show, be sure to subscr…
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Today, the two took a closer look at the origins of All Japan Pro Wrestling's Triple Crown, which has a somewhat complex history compared with other Japanese pro wrestling titles throughout history. Listen to Fumi & Justin talk about the history of how the International, PWF & UN championships came to be, and later on how they became joined togethe…
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Fumi & Justin return to complete their Championship Origin series, wrapping it with a talk on the origin of NOAH's GHC Heavyweight title. From the ashes of All Japan came the Ark and the GHC Heavyweight Championship, and Fumi & Justin went over what led to the GHC title coming to fruition and how it relates to the AJPW Triple Crown championship. (A…
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Sean Waltman joined Fumi & Justin for the latest edition the show. Waltman talks about the upcoming autobiography he’s working on, plus his memories of UWA Japan, early ’90s Minnesota times with Fumi, the Monday Night Wars, his relationship with HHH, his time in WWE & WCW and tons more! (Airdate 2/9/23)…
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From working in AJW Japan early on in her career to her legendary matches vs. Bull Nakano in the WWF to her current position as producer at NWA, Madusa joins Fumi Saito and Justin Knipper to talk a variety of topics ahead of Madusa’s upcoming book release this spring. (Airdate 2/2/23)Justin Knipper
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This is a special classic edition of Write That Down! With an original airdate of April 6, 2021, Fumi & Justin went over Stan Hansen’s storied career in this special archive edition of Write That Down! The two went over Hansen vs. Bruno Sammartino at Shea Stadium & MSG before diving into his early years as a pro wrestler in 1973, when Hansen debute…
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This is a special classic edition of Write That Down! With an original airdate of April 6, 2021, Fumi & Justin went over Stan Hansen’s storied career in this special archive edition of Write That Down! The two went over Hansen vs. Bruno Sammartino at Shea Stadium & MSG before diving into his early years as a pro wrestler in 1973, when Hansen debute…
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On this week’s episode, Fumi & Justin talked about pro wrestling and its relationship to print media both in Japan and in the English-speaking West over the years. (Airdate: 11/10/22) 今週のエピソードでは、フミとジャスティンが、長年にわたる日本と英語圏の欧米におけるプロレスと活字メディアとの関係について語りました。Justin Knipper
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Fumi and Justin began their profile series on “Mr. Puroresu” himself, Genichiro Tenryu. In Part One, they went over Tenryu starting sumo at 14, then transitioning to Giant Baba’s AJPW a decade later. They also detailed Tenryu’s early career in the US, teaming with Billy Robinson and Jumbo Tsuruta, Tenryu’s legendary rivalry with Riki Choshu and the…
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On this week’s episode, Fumi & Justin talked about Tokyo’s mini-Madison Square Garden, the Mecca of puroresu, Korakuen Hall. Fumi shares his first experiences watching wrestling in the building before going over the history of the venue, what kinds of events have taken place in it over the years and its overall importance to both pro wrestling and …
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Mitsuharu Misawa. Toshiaki Kawada. Kenta Kobashi. Akira Taue. These were All Japan’s “Big Four” during of the 1990s, the four most influential players of the decade. English-speaking fans in 2021 have more and more often been referring to these four wrestlers as AJPW’s “Four Pillars of Heaven,” and recently, the term “four pillars” has turned into …
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Fumi and Justin are back again to remember former NWF Heavyweight Champion, Johnny Powers, who passed at the end of last year. Powers was from the Northeast but ended up a bigger name in Japan because of his connection to the late Antonio Inoki. Learn where “the eagle belt” came from and more in this week’s special episode, “Remembering Johnny Powe…
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On this week’s episode, Fumi & Justin talked about “Captain Redneck” Dick Murdoch. With strong ties to the Funk family early on, Murdoch, the man who popularized the Brainbuster and Calf-Branding, made a name for himself all throughout the US before establishing solid footing in Japan, the country that he’d actually spent the majority of his career…
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On this week’s episode, Fumi & Justin focused on the one & only MASAHIRO CHONO. After debuting after dozens of wrestlers left NJPW for Japan Pro Wrestling and the first incarnation of UWF, Chono, alongside fellow Three Musketeers Keiji Muto & Shinya Hashimoto, rose to the zenith of his popularity during his time as active in-ring performer during t…
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On this week’s episode, Fumi & Justin talked about the “God of Pro Wrestling” Karl Gotch. They hit topics like Gotch at the 1948 London Olympics, his relationship with Antonio Inoki, his time in the WWWF, his time in Japan with JWA, IWE and later NJPW, and his overall influence on the world of Japanese pro wrestling and MMA. 今週のエピソードでは、フミとジャスティンが "…
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Fumi and Justin are back again to talk about the distinct, impactful career of Jinsei Shinzaki, also known as Haksuhi. From his time as a stuntman to UWA Japan and later Michinoku Pro, they go over Hakushi’s early career before moving on to his time spent in WWF in 1994–1996, his famous match with Great Muta in 1996 at the Tokyo Dome, as well as hi…
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On this week’s episode, Fumi & Justin talked about the very special, very talented Adrian Adonis and his time with NJPW as well as his work in territories over the years, like in Portland, Amarillo, AWA in MN with the East-West Connection, before his stint as “Adorable” Adrian in the WWF. 今週のエピソードでは、フミとジャスティンが、非常に特別で、非常に才能のあるエイドリアン・アドニスについて、そして彼のNJ…
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(This episode was originally released in September of 2021.) On this week’s episode of Write That Down!, Fumi Saito & Justin Knipper talked about the Three Musketeers of NJPW: Keiji Muto, Masahiro Chono, and Shinya Hashimoto. Each musketeer had their own distinct style and personality in the ring, and outside of the ring, each would end up leading …
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Fumi Saito & Justin Knipper went over the storied career of “The Dragon” Tatsumi Fujinami, who celebrated his 50th year in pro wrestling at an anniversary show last week, where he took on Hiroshi Tanahashi in the main event—at the age of 68! (Airdate: 12/22/22) フミ斎藤&ジャスティン・ニッパーが、この収録の週に行われた記念興行でプロレス生活50周年を迎え、68歳にしてメインイベントで棚橋弘至と対戦した "ザ・ドラゴン "藤波辰爾の輝か…
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It's that time of year again! Tim and Marcus give you the rundown on who had the Best Year Ever! Pretty self explanatory, right? Merry Christmas! Final Wrestling Place is a proud member of the Soon To Be Named Network! If you want to help the show, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Player FM, TuneIn, Castbox, Amazon Musi…
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Fumi Saito & Justin Knipper again focused on Rikidozan, the father of Japanese pro wrestling. Part two examines his final match against Lou Thesz in 1958, his matches with Fred Blassie and the Destroyer, and the circumstances surrounding his death 60 years ago.Justin Knipper
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Fumi Saito & Justin Knipper focused on the father of Japanese pro wrestling, Rikidozan. This episode covers up until 1958 in his career and on his deep impact on Japanese pro wrestling and post-war society in general.Justin Knipper
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We are back at it and in the midst of TNA trying to sign Will Ospreay and CM Punk and landing Kushida, Tim and Marcus break down a list from The Sportster on the Top 10 Most Impactful Signings in TNA history! Plus, more insurance woes from Tim, what rocked this week, and more! Final Wrestling Place is a proud member of the Soon To Be Named Network!…
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Tim may have had the worst weekend ever and needs Marcus to help him commiserate. Also, we book WCW Slam Jam vol 2, we talk about what rocked this week and just catch up like good brothers do! Sorry for the harshies! Final Wrestling Place is a proud member of the Soon To Be Named Network! If you want to help the show, be sure to subscribe on Apple …
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