Crave a podcast that goes in-depth on the hotbed that is the Japanese pro wrestling scene? If so, the Eastern Lariat podcast from the MLW Radio Network is for you! Hosted by STRIGGA of Purolove.com and Cagematch.net and Dylan Harris of MLW's Lucha Talk, this bi-weekly podcast series explores the Japanese pro wrestling landscape with analysis, reviews and news on New Japan Pro Wrestling and beyond. Be introduced to new companies and their style of wrestling, insight on their business, wrestlers, rivalries, tours, big shows and much, much more.
Episode 185: Champion Carnival Half Time Show
In this two parted episode the Eastern Lariat crew first looks at a bunch of different topics from last week including Samoa Joe being let go by WWE, TTT's new Indepenendent Championship, the 5/26 GLEAT card, DDT vs. NOAH and CyberFight, TJPW's amazing Still Incomplete show, Stardom's Cinderella Tournament and 2AW before STRIGGA & Dylan turn their attention to the first half of AJPW's Champion Carnival and put everything into perspective as they name their top five performers, top five matches and rate every performer's tournament so far.
Episode 184: NJPW Synopsis & Champion Carnival PickEm
This episode of the Eastern Lariat starts out with an hour long synopsis of the current state of New Japan Pro Wrestling after Sakura Genesis. This includes the new IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, Kota Ibushi's fall from grace, Will Ospreay's rise to such as well as Okada, Tanahashi and much, much more. After that STRIGGA & Dylan make their picks for the 2021 Champion Carnival of All Japan Pro Wrestling thus mapping out their ideas for storylines within the tournament. Join in for a fun ride!
Episode 183: Championship Edition
After a brief hiatus The Eastern Lariat returns with a mixed bag of topics starting out with our very own March Madness and shouting out the Bracketology podcasts. From there STRIGGA & Dylan first take it to the New Japan Cup before going into the championship situations in NJPW, DDT, NOAH and AJPW. The final topic of the show begins with Ryuichi Kawakami signing with GLEAT and ends with fantasy booking a whole GLEAT roster and championships. Join us for our discussion about a lot of gold!
Eastern Lariat Special - Joshi Puroresu March Madness Bracketology (w/Jumping Bomb Audio)
Both Aaron & Taylor from Jumping Bomb Audio join Dylan! We run through the entire Bracket of the best of women's wrestling in Japan! Every performer and matchup is spotlighted until we all come down to our winners, as well as the predictions of the polls. It was a lot of fun and a lot of great discussion throughout. Please enjoy and support both the Eastern Lariat and Jumping Bomb Audio, as well as Joshi Puroresu and all women's wrestling in general!
Eastern Lariat Special - Heavyweight Puroresu March Madness Bracketology (w/WH Park)
Dylan is joined by WH Park of POST Wrestling to discuss the Heavyweight Bracket of March Madness as in a whirlwind of a show where WH drifts into fantasy booking overdrive taking things to levels Dylan, and perhaps nobody could have predicted. A lesson is learned for all of us though: Theae things, and wrestling in general...are just for fun.
Eastern Lariat - The Jr. Puroresu March Madness Bracketology Special
Dylan's joined by Robert McCauley of Wrestle Inn breaking down the entire Jr. Heavyweight Bracket of March Madness and going through their picks! Every wrestler is profiled and every match is discussed with disagreements, predictions, and other assorted fun in the first of 3 completely different March Madness special episodes!
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Great puroresu podcast
Informative, engaging, one of my go-to sources re: puro talk. Cheers fellas and thanks for all the hard work.
It’s like Dylan said...
Dylan has been saying for a long time that as far as this show goes, STRIGGA is pretty cool, but Dylan seems to need to continually inform both Strigga, himself, and the audience that, no matter the opinion, Dylan already has been expressing it “from the beginning.” If he was so prescient you think he’d, like, use it for the good of the human race. This is a good podcast to keep up w/ the smaller Japanese promotions if you can tolerate the cranky, contrarian, self-aggrandizing banter of these two (particularly when they talk about NJPW). It’s sort of like bizarro Jim Cornette... you hear the same crap every episode from ostensibly intelligent people who seem like they’re intentionally missing the point.
The lunacy continues...
Gave it another shot, still garbage. The guy with the awful taste just wished for the best faction in the world to "disintegrate"... the guy that always interrupts agreed... Shame that there isn't a podcast with such a wide coverage, but by people who don't hate everything that's actually good about wrestling. For these two, you have to pretend it's opposite day. If they condemn something - you know it must be great.