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Fumi Saito is Japan's #1 wrestling journalist and historian. With co-host Jim Valley, Pacific Rim Wrestling talks about today's stars and goes deep into the history of professional wrestling

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Fumi Saito is Japan's #1 wrestling journalist and historian. With co-host Jim Valley, Pacific Rim Wrestling talks about today's stars and goes deep into the history of professional wrestling

    Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #42

    Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #42

    Fumi Saito attended the NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 press conference. On this episode, Fumi Saito and Jim Valley talk about the matches announced, impressions of what was said, where things are going and what the future could hold for Chris Jericho, Ibushi, Jay White, Okada, Naito and the overall wrestling business. Like, comment and subscribe to the Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast. 

    • 46 min
    Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #41

    Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #41

    Fumi Saito and Jim Valley talk about the "F" word in wrestling: Fake


    Plus, Onita comes to NYC for WrestleMania Weekend, Baba's NWA title wins, Otsuka vs Takada in Pride, Okada shakes hands with Takahashi and the history of superstar tag teams in Japan. Don't forget to #AskFumi on Twitter and we'll answer your questions on the show. Like, comment and subscribe to the Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast.

    • 59 min
    Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #40

    Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #40

    This week Fumi Saito and Jim Valley cover some very controversial topics:


    - The reaction to nudity on the cover of Weekly Pro Wrestling magazine


    - Lanny Poffo meeting with New Japan Pro Wrestling


    - Don Callis and the photo the rubbed some people in the NJPW office the wrong way


    - Which North American wrestlers NJPW wants to keep


    - Ricki Chosu announces his retirement


    - Your #AskFumi questions on: Naito, Kitao, Kazuo Yamazaki and more.


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #39

    Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #39

    Fumi Saito and Jim Valley look at the career of the late Don Leo Johnathan in Japan. Plus a deep dive into Kenny Omega and why Fumi is impressed with Omega and thinks he will be a legend in Japan.  Plus Tanahashi, Shingo, Cody, Jericho, your #askfumi questions about Roddy Piper, Weekly Pro Wrestling and and more. 

    • 56 min
    Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #38

    Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #38

    It's the one year anniversary of The Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast. This episode Fumi Saito and Jim Valley discuss:


    - The recent shows Fumi has seen in Tokyo


    - The Mae Young Classic


    - The president of New Japan


    - A preview of King of Pro Wrestling


    - The history of Masato Tanaka


    - The Japan candidates for The Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame


    - Much more.


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    Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #37

    Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #37

    A packed show! On this week's episode:


    - Why Jim dislikes "Nak-America"


    - Fumi looks at Gedo, Jay White, Okada and Tanahashi


    - The new yet old addition to the Stardom roster


    - Your #AskFumi questions on Sayama's book, kayfabe in Japan, Sano vs. Liger, the big Tokyo Dome card put on by Weekly Pro Wrestling Magazine in 1995 and more. Like, comment, share and subscribe to The Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

RoyLucier ,

Best Podcast Bar None

Been a fan of pro wrestling since 1981, and my “tastes” are more towards overseas wrestling, like Japan and Mexico. In that sense, I highly respect and admire Fumi Saito, who has the most knowledge of anyone that I’ve ever heard in regards to the world of Japanese Puroresu. This is a must listen for older fans and newer ones who want to learn

Owen Andersen ,

Great Podcast!

Jim is a GREAT friend and a GREAT podcaster! Thanks for making this show great Jim!

dluh ,

The best team in wrestling podcasts

Fumi is an encyclopedia of puro knowledge and Jim is a pro’s pro. My heart breaks a little every time Fumi says “so long from Tokyo.”

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