Rank #1: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #3
This week Fumi Saito and Jim Valley talk about:
- The realism in the Sami Zayn/Kevin Owens storyline
- Kurt Angle wrestling in WWE
- Last-minute replacements throughout history
- The legacy of Yoshihiro Takayama
- Antonio Inoki's biggest moments
- Fumi remembers his friend Road Warrior Hawk
Oct 21 2017
Rank #2: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #13 Wrestle Kingdom 12
Wrestle Kingdom 12 is history, but did it make history? Fumi Saito thinks it did. On this epidsode of the Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Fumi talks about:
- Kenny Omega's interesting post-match interview
- Clues Chris Jericho gave in his post-match interview
- His thoughts on the booking of the IWGP title match
- Why Alpha vs Omega was a legendary match
- A run down of the major matches
- What it means for NJPW to run Nippon Budokan.
- much more
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Jan 04 2018
Rank #3: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #27
Remembering Big Van Vader, Leon White. Fumi Saito was there the night Vader debuted and beat Antonio Inoki. Fumi talks about the 3 men who were considered to fill the role, Vader's biggest matches, his history in Japan & around the world and where Vader ranks among the greatest foreign wrestlers in Japanese history. Next week: how you can win a Pacific Rim tshirt and we remember Adrian Adonis. Like, comment and subscribe.
Jun 22 2018
Rank #4: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #16
In episode 16 of the Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast we cover Hulk Hogan's career in Japan in depth: his beginnings, his teachers, his biggest matches and his legacy in Japan. Plus New Japan, Omega, Ibushi, All Japan, Miyahara, Yoshitatsu, Joe Doering, AJPW Carnival, and much more. Follow on Twitter @fumihikodayo and @jimvalley. Please like, share and subscribe.
Feb 06 2018
Rank #5: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #6
This week on the Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast:
- Stars who got "Lost in Translation" in Japan & The U.S.
- Analysis of WWE Survivor Series 2017
- A look back at All Japan Women at Survivor Series 1995
- More on the Chris Jericho/New Japan relationship
- The Tag League tournaments
- The Destroyer Dick Beyer. His upcoming award and history in Japan
- Eddy Guerrero in Japan
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Nov 15 2017
Rank #6: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #21
Episode #21. This week Fumi Saito and Jim Valley talk about Nakamura as heel, WrestleMania 34, NXT Take Over, WWE Hall of Fame, Hiro Matsuda and the TRUE STORY of breaking Hulk Hogan's leg in training, Andre the Giant in Japan, Bull Nakano and t-shirts! Share and subscribe!
Apr 13 2018
Rank #7: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #25
An incredibly special episode. It's been 30 years since the murder of Bruiser Brody. It's also been 30 years since Fumi Saito spoke to Brody's widow Barbara Goodish. In a very personal interview for both Fumi and Barbara, they talk about Bruiser Brody's legacy, his favorite opponents, Brody's surprising fears, plus Barbara answers the question once and for all if Bruiser Brody would have gone to the WWF and lost to Hulk Hogan. In addition Barbara learns parts of her husband's career from Fumi that even she didn't know. A very special interview. You may hear other Bruiser Brody interviews, but not one like this. Please like, share and subscribe.
May 25 2018
Rank #8: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #24
Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast #24: This week Fumi Saito and Jim Valley talk about the significance of #ALLIN, New Japan's new president, Fumi's program with Tanahashi, Jumbo Tsuruta, Brody and questions for #AskFumi. Share and subscribe.
May 14 2018
Rank #9: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #4
A packed show! Fumi Saito and Jim Valley are back. This week Fumi gives his thoughts on this year's Japan candidates for the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame. On November 17th, Fumi is hosting a special Q & A at Bull Nakano's bar for the return to Japan of Debbie Malenko! Also this week, Fumi & Jim talk about the Inoki funeral show, Joe Doering's Triple Crown win, plus answer your questions about Onita's place in history and Heisei Ishingun. Please like, comment, share and subscribe. On Twitter @jimvalley @fumihikodayo
Oct 29 2017
Rank #10: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #28
We are back! After a little abscence Fumi Saito and Jim Valley talk about the style of New Japan. Is it too tough on the body? Plus Fumi's live perspective of WWE in Tokyo, remembering Bruiser Brody and details on Fumi's new book on Bruiser Brody and more. Like, share and subscribe to the Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast.
Jul 11 2018
Rank #11: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #23
Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #23. This week Fumi Saito and Jim Valley talk about the return of Chris Jericho, if he will wrestling at the NJPW at The Cow Palace in San Francisco, Omega vs Okada, All Japan Carnival, Marifuji, Mrs. Baba, the 25th anniversary of Onita vs Funk in FMW and more. Share and subscribe!
May 07 2018
Rank #12: pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #18
This week Fumi Saito and Jim Valley talk about WrestleMania 34, what it means for Shinsuke Nakamura and Asuka, Ishimori's plans, Bob Backlund returning to Japan to wrestle Fujinami, a history of Fujinami, who are viewed as the legends of today, Steve Keirn and more. Please download, share and subscribe.
Mar 16 2018
Rank #13: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #17
Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #17:
- We're back after an unplanned break!
- Shinsuke Nakamura's popularity in Japan as he challenges for the WWE title at WrestleMania
- The surprising first Japanese wrestler to work on a WrestleMania card
- History of Dory Funk Jr. in Japan including Baba, Bruiser Brody, Abdullah the Butcher, Terry Funk, David Von Erich and more
- New Pacific Rim t-shirts
- much more
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Mar 03 2018
Rank #14: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #7
Episode 7 of the Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast. This week Fumi Saito and Jim Valley talk about:
- Survivor Series booking
- Asuka's future on RAW
- Debbie Malenko's return to Japan after 16 years
- Mariko Yoshida's retirement
- New Japan at Korakuen Hall
- Jeff Cobb's debut in Japan
- Chucky T & Barreta
- Has The Bullet Club lost its steam in Japan?
- History of Wrestling at the Tokyo Dome
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Nov 21 2017
Rank #15: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #32
A jam-packed episode! How you can win a free Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast tshirt. Plus the story of the Fumi Saito tshirts from the 90s, the history of Japanese wrestlers traveling abroad only to come back as bigger stars, women's wrestling in Japan, will fans reject The Firing Squad's constant interference, Asuka, Nakamura, your questions and more. Follow @fumihikodayo and @jimvalley. Like, comment and subscribe to the Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast.
Jul 28 2018
Rank #16: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #9
Our longest show so far! This week Jim Valley and Fumi Saito talk about:
- The newest inductees to the Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame: The Sharpe Brothers, Minoru Suzuki and AJ Styles
- New Japan interviews Fumi on Chris Jericho
- UWF U-Cosmos at Tokyo Dome
- Continue our look at the history of wrestling at Tokyo Dome
- Hulk Hogan in Japan, plus Fumi's take on Hogan in the AWA. Did Hulk actually want the AWA title?
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Dec 04 2017
Rank #17: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #33
Fumi Saito's firsthand account of the finals of the G-1 Climax. Fumi was at Budokan for Tanahashi's amazing win. Fumi talks about why he thinks Tanahashi is the best choice to win, what makes him special and what could happen at WrestleKingdom 13. Plus, Okada, Gedo, Omega, Tama Tonga, Pieter, your questions for #AskFumi and more.
Aug 13 2018
Rank #18: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #31
Remembering Fumi's friend, the late Adrian Adonis, who died tragically in a van crash 30 years ago this month. Fumi talks about his career, how they met, Adrian's runs in Japan as well as the WWF and what Adrian said before he passed away. In addition we talk about Fumi's book, more on Brody, Masa Saito and the party to remember Motoko Baba. Lots of history and stories you probably haven't heard in this episode. Like, share and subscribe to the Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast.
Jul 20 2018
Rank #19: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #30
For the first time ever released to the public, on the 30th anniversary of Bruiser Brody's death: Fumi Saito's interview with Bruiser Brody recorded in 1985. Among many topics, Brody talks about Jumbo Tsuruta, Jimmy Snuka, working as an independent and his legacy.
Jul 17 2018
Rank #20: Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast Episode #10
Pacific Rim Pro Wrestling Podcast #10
This week Fumi and Jim cover:
- Chris Jericho's surprise appearance in Japan
- Michael Elgin and Jeff Cobb
- Could we see NJPW roster changes in 2018?
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Dec 11 2017