Foreign Aces

Paul Crockett (Voice of Beyond Wrestling), "The Choice" Christopher Cornwell Boyce, and Matt Camp (Host of Busted Open/Voice of House of Hardcore) primarily cover NJPW from both the industry and fan perspective. The absurdity of fantasy booking is a regular topic, as the guys will often work your favorite WCW Monday Nitro midcarders into current storylines. From time to time, the show will include interviews with some biggest and fast-rising stars in the world. Names like Keith Lee, War Machine/Raiders, Switchblade Jay White, Rocky Romero, Roppongi 3K, and Chase Owens have appeared on past shows. You'll also get plenty of coverage of ROH, WWE NXT, and promotions from around the world. If you listen closely, you might even catch a hint or two about major news in the wrestling world with both Crockett and Camp having plenty of connections.

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    NXT: Alaska

    The guys talk about the life of Dynamite Kid (the good and the bad), which quickly morphs into a discussion of who best represents current tag team wrestling. That leads to the obligatory World Tag League update including predictions both real and fantastical. We appear to be on a (literal) crash course to Ibushi vs Ospreay at the Dome, but what if Ospreay isn't ready? What if Ibushi needs someone to fight the evil out of him? Suzuki-Gun. ICHIBAN. After we hinted about it months ago, there appears to be legs to the KUSHIDA to WWE rumors, so the guys try to book NXT Japan. This show is a bit off the rails, so hopefully you enjoy it.

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    BONUS EPISODE - "Das Wunderkind" Alex Wright (from 2017)

    From October 2017, Paul Crockett chats with "Das Wunderkind" Alex Wright about growing up in the wrestling business, his time in World Championship Wrestling (including being ribbed by Malenko & Guerrero), why he chose not to go with WWE, competing in the 1995 Best of the Super Junior Tournament and his current wrestling school (The Wright Stuff) and promotion (New European Championship Wrestling)!

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    The All Elite Draft

    The boys are back together to try to figure out the World Tag League and how to make it entertaining. You may have missed it, but New Japan tossed away Okada and Tanahashi tagging together for the first time. Should that have been saved for more? It appears NJPW is focusing on European expansion and getting TV deals. That could be a better focus than America, which leads us to the NXT UK deals and who is allowed to work where. Finally, we have our All Elite Wrestling Fantasy Draft! Five rounds of unsigned talent who should join AEW.

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    All Ace Wrestling

    With The Choice preparing for his WrestleMania weekend match with Nick Gage, Camp and Crockett talk All Elite Wrestling, the World Tag League, Goto/Ibushi, and what should be Ibushi/Ospreay at the dome. How viable is a new promotion in 2019? Would New Japan have any working relationship and does NJPW need The Elite or vice versa? The wrestling scene will look a lot different in 2019, so the guys talk about how things will change and if NXT: Insert Country Here will be the replacement for the independents in five years.

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    Interview with former NJPW Director of U.S. Operations George Carroll

    The guys are all back together to interview George Carroll, who spent time in a backstage role in Ring of Honor and more importantly as the NJPW Director of U.S. Operations until the end of 2017. He explains how he was brought into New Japan and his responsibilities with the company. That includes how the United States Title was introduced and the lack of a plan after the tournament for the direction of the title. Plus, we get into why NJPW didn't really have a plan for American expansion and why George was ready to do more if they gave him the green light to do so. George also goes into further detail on the official NJPW podcast that was supposed to be hosted by Camp and Crockett in addition to other plans that should have happened for additional expansion. George gives his thoughts on how NJPW could improve their American footprint, including better ways to work with ROH. We close the show with a discussion of the rumored new promotion and breakout stars for 2019.

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    91 Matches to FreeDome

    With The Choice M.I.A., Camp and Crockett kick off the show trying to figure out why Nick Jackson made such flippant comments about New Japan and not working the World Tag League. They transition into a quick discussion about a Power Struggle, which felt like a show that was just there. However, that leads to Crockett quizzing Camp on the history of the European Title. Where does NJPW go with the NEVER title and Goto/Ospreay/Ibushi, if anywhere? The World Tag League teams and format is covered. Yikes. The big news of the week is Tetsuya Naito turning down a WWE offer, but were there others? Also, TAKA got into some hot water.

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    The MegaAces Unite

    Camp got lost in Parts Unknown so Paul & Chris discuss: Power Struggle Preview Super Junior Tag Tournament A Mole inside CHAOS? Okada & Tanahashi handshake and Omega's Twitter reaction Paul travelling to Long Island for WWR and Chris' reaction to that show and watching Beyond on Wednesday

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    National Choice Alliance

    Crockett and Camp have to roll without The Choice since he's on the Jericho Cruise...or do they? Some updates on the Super Jr. Tag League including why it's tough to get into it and how it's a bad time to introduce new wrestlers. Power Struggle is a week away, but Will Ospreay is out. However, could this be a sleeper card much like last year's Power Struggle? The Okada Cruise happened this week, but what if it became an event with actual attractions? New Japan's gif policy is addressed and it's another problem for the new regime. Much of the story on the Jericho/JR wrestling promotion was proven false, but what if we told you where there's smoke, there's fire? Finally, a Crockett and Camp share their interactions with Adam Cole and that turns into the six-month saga of Camp and...Ric Flair? Did Camp work for TNA? What was Ric Flair's drink of choice? This is some show.

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    The Billionaire Bread Club

    This show takes quite a turn at the end. The guys stick to the plan with a discussion of the Super Junior Tag League and how guys like Shingo Takagi and Robbie Eagles are fitting in. Then, we get our first official Tama Tonga Twitter Update, which includes plenty of real and storyline comments about Ibushi, The Elite, BCOGs, Dave Meltzer, and of course, Cody. Should Tama and the BCOGs be thankful for the worldwide recognition Bullet Club has received from The Elite or should they be mad about getting cut out of a lot of things? The show transitions into a review of the outstanding OTT 4th Anniversary show featuring an extended Satoshi Kojima Twitter update and why Will Ospreay is ready to be the top babyface and wrestler in the world. A short discussion about the Wrestling All-Star Battle show and potential matches gets cut short by major breaking news. Is there a new wrestling promotion coming in the next 12-16 months? How involved are Chris Jericho and JR? What about Cody and The Bucks? Camp and Crockett share some inside info including some obvious clues that were missed over the last two months. It's arguably the biggest story of the wrestling year and you can get much more on it from this show.

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    SlingBlade Club

    After an angle-filled King of Pro Wrestling show, the guys are back to discuss everything and there's a lot of disagreement. Even though KOPW is one of the biggest NJPW shows of the year, the biggest stories coming out of the show were about the angles, not the in-ring product. Jay White is part of the BCOGs, Okada saved Tanahashi, Chris Jericho returned to attack EVIL, and we have new member of LIJ and a tag partner for Taiji Ishimori. The guys also address Dave Meltzer's report of unhappiness of NJPW wrestlers and Tama Tonga's retort in addition to Cody/Tama's back and forth on Twitter. Oh, and there's a Jr. Tag League Tournament starting next week. It's a jam-packed show and somehow, we get NJPW Groundhog Day booked in the middle of it all.

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