The World Famous Korakuen Hall

“間も無く水道橋駅 到着します”, the announcement comes over the speakers. You think you understood, but you’re uncertain. You heard some other stuff but that stood out. “The next station is Suidobashi”, the voice repeats in a more familiar language. You prepare yourself and eye a waypoint to the door through the packed train. You’re concerned about being able to make it to […]

Roadtrip Music: Last Voyage by kuritaka (Kairi Hojo)

The Pirate Princess has returned home! In light of this weekend’s news that Kairi Hojo (Kairi Sane to you WWE people) has returned to World Wonder Ring Stardom, I thought it only fitting to take a look at the theme she used before setting off to sail the world back in 2017. Born in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Kairi grew up as […]

Roadtrip Music: bad guy by Billie Eilish (ASUKA/VENY)

This weekend in Australia, national radio station triple j have held their annual Hottest 100 countdown, a listener-poll ranking the top songs of the previous year. triple j is positioned as a youth-alternative station and while the countdowns do primarily contain alternative music, a selection of mainstream that lands with the audience also features. (This year it was won by […]

Roadtrip Music: Ministry/Dark Side by Jim Johnston (The Undertaker, Ministry of Darkness, Yoshihiko)

The Undertaker has had many themes over the years. From Jim Johnston productions like You’re Gonna Pay, Deadman Walkin’ and the iconic Graveyard Symphony to licensed songs like Kid Rock’s American Bad Ass and Limp Bizkit’s Rollin’. This week we’ll take a look at Ministry by Johnston. It was released as Ministry on WWF The Music Volume 4 in 1999, […]

Trashing the Competition (December 18, 1995)

Right from the start of the Monday Night War – which began on September 4, 1995 with the debut of Nitro – Eric Bischoff made his intentions felt. He knew he had to be aggressive in order to compete with the well established WWF and their flagship programme, Monday Night Raw. If Lex Luger’s unexpected return to the company on […]