Let us be your guide to some of the best matches from this week in history. King of strong style by shinsuke nakamura hardcover. Sadly, event cancellations have continued to affect the njpw calendar, but there are still countless matches to explore in the njpw world archives, with many more being added under the njpw together project. There is something perfectly judged about the decision to allow shinsuke nakamuras words to speak for themselves in king of strong style. With his rise in the amateur wrestling ranks first in high school before attending university at aoyama gakuin university to the toyko dome and wrestlemania, there isnt much that the king of strong style hasnt. The japanese language book was titled king of strong style. The turbulent history of new japan pro wrestling explores njpws triumphs and tribulations. Shinsuke nakamura admits he cried after facing brock. Njpw match highlights nakamura vs brock lesnar for the iwgp heavyweight championship.
Viz media sent out a release today that they have obtained the rights to the englishlanguage version of the book. King of strong style by shinsuke nakamura the life of the internationally famous professional wrestler shinsuke nakamura, from his childhood to the. Shinsuke nakamura reveals issues with brock lesnars njpw run. There is something perfectly judged about the decision to allow shinsuke nakamura s words to speak for themselves in king of strong style. King of strong style books by shinsuke nakamura and jocelyne allen learn about the king of strong style books.
It was the eighth event under the king of prowrestling name. Every year, the anniversary show is a chance to look back at njpw s long history and the merchandise team is following suit with some brand new designs inspired by. In 2017, njpw produces the best matches of the year. New japan prowrestling was one of two wrestling promotions the other being all japan pro wrestling to split off from the jwa in the 1970s. Back in 2006, fans saw the upandcoming nakamura who would later become the king of strong style take on lesnar, a depleted figure who had lost all passion for the wrestling business. All information about cookies and data security can be. Due to its large file size, this book may take longer to download. Njpw official english podcast new japan prowrestling. In presenting shinsuke nakamuras words as spoken, king of strong style allows the reader what feels like a genuine glimpse into the mindset of one of the greatest performers of a generation. Which is why in this episode, im going to trace back to the roots and follow the evolution of what.
A comprehensive recap of new japan pro wrestling in 2018. Today, strong style is less common new japan has veered away from the discipline, with stars like hiroshi tanahashi, kazuchika okada, and kenny omega simply representing the best of all worlds. I was under the impression that strong style referred to the use of legit submission holds and legit looking strikes in a match to make it look more like a shoot, while i thought that king s road style was like strong style except with more of an emphasis on kind of the use of callbacks in in ring. Lions pride is the definitive english language book about the history of new japan pro wrestling. The legendary scott norton joins the official english podcast. Follow his life and career from the amateur grappling ranks to the nippon budokon, thrill to his matches against such legends as kurt angle and brock lesnar, his reign as the youngest new japan prowrestling heavyweight champion, and his success as a mixed martial artist. It signals that the king of strong style will never hold the gold despite being probably the hottest and most over act in puro at that time. Wwe 2k16 the king of strong style shinsuke nakamura. This special dvd, complete with english commentary, features some of the best matches from 20 2014 including new japan pro wrestlings biggest stars, the rainmaker kazuchika okada, tetsuya naito and the ace of new japan, hiroshi tanahashi along with some of the notable past and future stars of njpw such as the phenominal aj styles, the.
Well as it turns out, strong style has a great history and is really worth learning about. While chatting to sky sports, the king of strong style was asked to set the record straight regarding the recent rumors that he was planning to return to njpw once his contract is up at the start of 2019, and he certainly seems adamant that his move to the us is a longterm thing. The event was broadcast on axs tv in the united states and on njpw world internationally. Along with fellow njpw wrestler kazuchika okada, nakamura is featured in the japanese music video directed by fashion designer, dj and record producer nigo for pharrell williams song happy, released in may 2014.
Shinsuke nakamura on brock lesnar having no love for pro. But you cant prevent him from saying hi to all his friends at njpw and as hot as that organization is right now, its not a bad move on the wwes part to keep him under contract because if he returns to njpw it will be a freaking explosion for a welcome back. The january 4th show has always been a platform for spectacular matches and wrestle kingdom 10 was no exception. King of strong style books by shinsuke nakamura and jocelyne. Please click this line if you do not care and want to view it anyway. It took place on october 14, 2019 at the ryogoku kokugikan in tokyo, japan.
Njpw s second american event, strong style evolved, took place on march 25, 2018, also in long beach. Wwe 2k16 the king of strong style shinsuke nakamura entrance njpw iwpg. The event featured nine matches, five of which were contested for championships. The company has endured strong competition, scandals and riots, and for a time it seemed like poor decision making would sink what was once a national institution. King of strong style books by shinsuke nakamura and. Despite floundering during the 1990s due to ajpws dominance, njpw is currently the largest wrestling promotion in japan and one of the largest in the world. It covers not just the history of njpw but it also briefly explains the history of professional wrestling in japan and what makes japanese wrestling puroresu different from other styles. King of strong style book by shinsuke nakamura, jocelyne allen. It is a must read for every new japan pro wrestling fan and a comprehensive primer for the most unique wrestler of this early century. We havent seen anything close to that from the king of strong style on smackdown. The week that was in njpw world history february 1621 strong style shopping. Watch njpw strong style evolved 25th march 2018 full show. The event took place on october, 2014, in tokyo at ryogoku kokugikan and featured ten matches, six of which were contested for championships.
Shinsuke nakamura can be classed amongst the most charismatic, dynamic and unique performers in the history of the professional wrestling industry. Here are some of nakamuras best matches i can remember during his hayday as the king of strong style. Since we are based in europe, we are forced to bother you with this information. King of prowrestling 2012 was a professional wrestling payperview ppv event promoted by new japan prowrestling njpw. Difference between strong style and kings road style. Per squared circle subreddit, some excerpts from nakamuras the king of strong style. King of strong style by shinsuke nakamura, 9781974701612, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Strong style evolved uk strong style evolved 2 was a professional wrestling event promoted by new japan prowrestling njpw. King of prowrestling 2014 was a professional wrestling payperview ppv event promoted by new japan prowrestling njpw.
Njpw s second american event, strong st yle evolved, took place on march 25, 2018, also in long beach. Mar 6, 2020 the anniversary show may be off the tables, but that doesnt stop us from bringing you all the latest merchandise from new japan prowrestling. Flash reflects on his career in japan, and talks about three great matches from the njpw world archives, against vader, hashimoto and nagata. This event marked the first time a njpw ppv could be bought outside japan, through ustream. Scrolled too fast and red this as the king of strong style and the king of. The life of the internationally famous professional wrestler s. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The week that was in njpw world history march 8 new. Presented as an extended interview and originally consisting of two books. Hey guys, i was wondering what the difference is between strong style and king s road style. I n 2017, njpw produces the best matches of the year. In november 2017, njpw signed a television deal with discovery communications, which would see the companys programming brought to 70 million indian homes through dsport.
King of prowrestling 2019 was a professional wrestling event promoted by new japan prowrestling. On may 27, 2014, nakamura published an autobiography titled king of strong style. Shinsuke nakamura autobiography to be released in english. Before he became a star of american professional wrestling, shinsuke nakamura was japans king of strong style. Funnily enough, the first already includes tanahashi king of prowrestling 2014 against aj styles. Nakamura tells his early life stories, as well as stories of training and wrestling for new japan pro wrestling njpw. Dont forget to pick up scotts book strong style where books are sold. Shinsuke nakamura tribute subconscious njpw, roh, wwe. The perfect prologue for nakamuras ascension to wrestlemania.
King of strong style book by shinsuke nakamura, jocelyne. In 2015, shinsuke nakamura released a 2volume autobiography. Njpw an introduction to new japan pro wrestling 2 disc dvd wrestlingstore is proud to present the first ever official njpw dvd released in europe. This special dvd, complete with english commentary, features some of the best matches from 20 2014 including new japan pro wrestlings biggest stars.
Why njpws kenny omega is right about wwe, shinsuke. This text is hidden because it is only available in german language. Shinsuke nakamura is probably my favorite japanese wrestler. The show took place on march 25, 2018, in long beach, california, united states at the walter pyramid. The event took place on october 8, 2012, in tokyo at ryogoku kokugikan. Witness the first time ever dream match between the king of strong style shinsuke nakamura and the phenomenal one a. Shinsuke nakamura the king of strong style i hope you guys enjoyed listening to this his theme back when he was in njpw make sure turn on post notifications and subscribe to me, thanks. Strong style evolved was a professional wrestling event promoted by new japan prowrestling njpw. The king of strong style shinsuke nakamura vs kurt angle for the iwgp heavyweight championship. Founded by antonio inoki in 1972, it competed with ajpw for supremacy in the wrestling field. It was the third event under the king of prowrestling name. Nakamura talked about getting to main event a njpw show at the tokyo dome against lesnar. A great read, king of strong style is a deep, step by step journey.908 1066 1484 1266 999 1528 1346 1546 1381 1152 1225 461 112 941 417 354 1130 1179 592 653 1473 1417 839 321 1491 619 959 1409 332 398 235 951 336 916 573