Roadtrip Music: G1 Climax by Yonosuke Kitamura (G1 Climax)

‘Tis the season! G1 season, that is. This past weekend New Japan Pro Wrestling kicked off the 32nd annual G1 Climax tournament. In recent years NJPW has used licensed music as the main theme for the tournament. We’ve covered the 2018 theme in this series. But throughout the event the promotion has used a bumper theme that over time has […]

Podcast: AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door (June 26, 2022)

We’re back on the road after a bit of a tech-induced break and this week we’re taking a look behind the forbidden door and the AEWxNJPW crossover show. As mentioned in the cast – check out “Dazzler Dunlop: Inside My Squared Circle” by Australian wrestler Ken Dunlop. Available from the publisher or other places you’d buy a book. Email us […]

Roadtrip Music: Thunder Storm by Masayoshi Takanaka (Genichiro Tenryu)

As of writing Chris Jericho and Eddie Kingston have been feuding in AEW. Genichiro Tenryu’s name has been thrown around a few times as Jericho once worked for him in the WAR promotion in Japan, and Eddie Kingston takes inspiration from him. The link is tenuous, but bear with me – we’re talking Tenryu today. To some, Genichiro Tenryu (pronounced […]

Roadtrip Music: Sunrise (Instrumental) by SPECTRUM (Stan Hansen)

Violent brawler? West Texas University alumni? Beloved in Japan? One could be forgiven for thinking I’m talking about last week’s edition with Terry Funk – but this man ticks many of the same boxes. It’s Stan “The Lariat” Hansen. Stan Hansen started his career in the territories but it wasn’t long before he hit upward momentum. He debuted 1973 and […]

Roadtrip Music: It’s a TONI TIME by kuritaka (Toni Storm)

This week on the roadtrip we take a look at one of the themes of AEW’s latest acquisition – Toni Storm! The Roadshow is an Australian-based website and podcast and we’re no strangers to the career of Toni Storm here. In fact – we remember when she was just Storm! So you can imagine my shock when she turned up […]

Roadtrip Music: Fire by Scooter (TPR Remix) (Sanshiro Takagi)

With the recent news that AEW and DDT/CyberFight have signed a deal to work together (something we’ll discuss more on an upcoming podcast) – I thought this week we’d take a look at one of the key players in this deal. The name Sanshiro Takagi may not mean much to many American fans, as when they think of DDT they […]

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: Joker and the Thief by Wolfmother (TMDK)

It’s January 26 which is currently recognised as Australia Day and that brings with it a debate about the appropriateness of recognising a national day on that specific day. A wrestling music post isn’t really the place to have that debate – but you can read about it here. A music post is the place to post music and due […]