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iPPV Recap – New Japan’s G-1 Climax 2014 Days 3 & 4

Hosts: Jason Namako (@Jason_Namako), Greg McNeish (@GregMcNeishWV)
Email the show: jason@wrestleview.com

Jason and Greg review days three & four of the 2014 New Japan G-1 Climax from July 25 and July 26, 2014 in Yamagata and Akita, Japan, featuring the following matches:

Day 3
* A BLOCK: Tomoaki Honma vs. Doc Gallows
* B BLOCK: Lance Archer vs. Karl Anderson
* B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Yujiro Takahashi
* A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Shelton “X” Benjamin
* B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Toru Yano
* A BLOCK: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
* A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Bad Luck Fale
* B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Minoru Suzuki
* A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Satoshi Kojima
* B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Kazuchika Okada

Day 4
* A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Bad Luck Fale
* A BLOCK: Shelton “X” Benjamin vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
* B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Minoru Suzuki
* B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Toru Tano
* A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tomoaki Honma
* B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Lance Archer
* A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
* B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Tetsuya Naito
* B BLOCK: Kazuchika Okada vs. Karl Anderson
* A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Katsuyori Shibata

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iPPV Recap – New Japan’s G-1 Climax 2014 Days 1 & 2

Hosts: Jason Namako (@Jason_Namako), Greg McNeish (@GregMcNeishWV)
Email the show: jason@wrestleview.com

Jason and Greg review the first two days of the 2014 New Japan G-1 Climax from July 21 and July 23, 2014 in Sapporo and Aomori, Japan, featuring the following matches:

Day 1
* A BLOCK: Tomohiro Ishii vs. Bad Luck Fale
* A BLOCK: Shelton “X” Benjamin vs. Doc Gallows
* B BLOCK: Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Karl Anderson
* A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Yuji Nagata
* B BLOCK: Toru Yano vs. Minoru Suzuki
* B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Yujiro Takahashi
* B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Hirooki Goto
* A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Tomoaki Honma
* A BLOCK: Katsuyori Shibata vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
* B BLOCK: AJ Styles vs. Kazuchika Okada

Recap of Day 1 on Wrestleview.com: http://www.wrestleview.com/misc-news/49754-recap-of-day-1-of-the-2014-new-japan-g-1-climax-okada-styles

Day 2
* A BLOCK: Satoshi Kojima vs. Tomohiro Ishii
* A BLOCK: Shelton “X” Benjamin vs. Bad Luck Fale
* B BLOCK: Hirooki Goto vs. Yujiro Takahashi
* B BLOCK: Tetsuya Naito vs. Lance Archer
* A BLOCK: Yuji Nagata vs. Tomoaki Honma
* A BLOCK: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Davey Boy Smith Jr.
* B BLOCK: Toru Yano vs. AJ Styles
* B BLOCK: Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan
* B BLOCK: Togi Makabe vs. Karl Anderson
* A BLOCK: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Doc Gallows

Recap of Day 2 on Wrestleview.com: http://www.wrestleview.com/misc-news/49775-recap-of-day-2-of-the-2014-njpw-g-1-climax-tanahashi-gallows

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The MMA Report Post Fight Show: UFC on FOX 12 and Bellator 122 Edition

UFC on FOX 12 took place on Saturday in San Jose, California and was headlined by Robbie Lawler defeated Matt Brown by unanimous decision. TheMMAReport.com writers Jason Floyd and Daniel Galvan recap the fight card, along with recapping Bellator 122.

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UFC on FOX 12 Recap: Robbie Lawler secures rematch with Johny Hendricks; Anthony Johnson makes a statement

UFC on FOX 12 took place on Saturday from the SAP Center in San Jose, California and Robbie Lawler defeated Matt Brown by unanimous decision in a five round striking battle.

As advertised, the fight started with the fighters swinging away and Lawler was landing the more significant strikes in the opening minute. At the ninety second mark of the round, Brown would land a right hand that stunned Lawler, but he would be able to recover. Brown would end up scoring a takedown and looked for a d’arce choke. Lawler would defend the submission and get back to his feet.

They would clinch against the fence and Brown would land a few elbows. Lawler would come back with his own elbow and landed a flurry of punches. Brown would be able to get away and the fight would move into the second round. In the second round, they started with a fast pace, just like the first round and Brown looked very patient with his strikes. Brown would take the fight to the ground at the two minute mark, but Lawler would be able to get back to his feet. The remainder of the round would be on the feet with Brown landing the more significant strikes.

Brown looked to take the fight to the ground and Lawler would make him pay for looking for the takedown. He landed several strikes that would open up a cut and Lawler broke away. At this point, Lawler began to attack the body of Brown and this would set up other strikes for him. Lawler would end up landing a kick to the body that at first, appeared to be low. Referee John McCarthy would pause the fight but the replay showed that it was a legal strike. The fight would be restarted and they would battle on the feet until the end of the round.

At the start of the fourth, Lawler was able to get the fight to the ground. He would work his top game and Brown attempted to wall walk to get back to his feet. It appeared he was up, but Lawler would slam him back to the ground. However, Lawler would not keep it there as Brown got to his feet. The fight would move into the fifth round and they slugged it out at the start of the round. Brown would began to pour it on and after landing a right hand, Brown shook his hand. Lawler would end up landing his own flurry of punches and both guys would throw a spinning back fist that would miss.

The would battle until the final bell and Lawler (24-10, 1NC) would win by unanimous decision. He wil now get his rematch against current welterweight champion Johny Hendricks once the champion recovers from his injury.

Johnson makes statement with vicious knockout
The co-main event was a light heavyweight bout as Anthony Johnson made a huge statement as he scored a brutal knockout of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at the 44 second mark of the first round.

Johnson would be able to take control of the octagon and would land a series of punches against the fence. He would land a right uppercut that rocked Nogueira and would throw a couple of more punches before the referee came in to stop the fight.

Johnson (18-4) now has twelve career wins by knockout and this is his eighth straight win. The defeat snaps a two fight winning streak for Nogueira (21-6) and this is his second career knockout defeat.

Bermudez submits Guida to extend winning streak to seven
Ultimate Fighter alum Dennis Bermudez continued his winning streak on Saturday night as he defeated Clay Guida by submission in the second round.

As expected, the fight started with a high pace and Guida would connect with a significant right hook. Bermudez would look for a takedown, but the attempt would be unsuccessful. With the fight remaining on the feet, Bermudez stalked down Guida and ended up getting the fight to the ground.

Guida would work back to his feet after taking several short shots, including a knee as he broke away. Once again, Bermudez would close the distance and was able to get on the back of Guida. He went for a rear-naked choke but would be unable to get the finish and the fight moved into the second round.

The second round would open up just like the first round with a high pace and Guida would land a solid combination in the opening twenty seconds. They would briefly grapple against the cage before they moved back to the center of the octagon.

Guida would land a series of punches that stunned Bermudez, but Bermudez would be able to close the distance and get the fight to the ground. He would immediately get on the back of Guida and would finish the fight with a rear-naked choke submission.

Bermudez (14-3) has now won seven in a row and now has the longest current winning streak in the UFC featherweight division and this is his third career win by submission.

Green upsets Thomson, wins eighth straight
The opening bout of the main card was a lightweight bout as Bobby Green scored an upset as he defeated Josh Thomson by split decision.

The fight opened with the fighters exchanging strikes and anytime Thomson landed a strike, Green would talk to him. At the three minute mark of the round, Green would accidtally poke Thomson in the eye and the fight was stopped for a moment.

Thomson would be able to continue and they would continue their striking match until the final bell of the round sounded. As the second round started, Thomson would be the aggressor and the fighters continued to talk to each other throughout the round.

Green would be able to take control of the octagon and they continued to exchange strikes. Thomson would rush in and score a takedown in the final minute of the round, but Green would be able to get back to his feet with twenty seconds left in the round.

The fight would move into the third round and Thomson just missed a spinning back fist in the first thirty seconds of the round. Green would attempt a flying knee, but Thomson would catch it. However, he would be unable to get the fight to the ground and they continued to strike with each other.

After each fighter landed significant strikes, Green would take the fight to the ground but he would give up the position after Thomson landed several short strikes. They would remain on the feet until the final bell and the judges would decide the winner.

Two of the three judges scored the fight for Green (23-5) and he has now won eight in a row. Thomson (20-7, 1NC) has now dropped back to back fights for the first time in his career.

The complete UFC on FOX 12 results are below.

Main Card: (Fox)
Robbie Lawler def. Matt Brown via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-36, 48-47)
Anthony Johnson def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, :44
Dennis Bermudez def. Clay Guida via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:57
Bobby Green def. Josh Thomson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Preliminary Card: (Fox)
Jorge Masvidal def. Daron Cruickshank via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Patrick Cummins def. Kyle Kingsbury via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-24)
Tim Means def. Hernani Perpetuo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Brian Ortega def. Mike De La Torre via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:39

Preliminary Card: (Fight Pass)
Tiago Trator def. Akbarh Arreola via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Gilbert Burns def. Andreas Stahl via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Joanna Jedrzejczyk def. Juliana Lima via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)
Noad Lahat def. Steven Siler via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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Bellator 122 Recap: Andrey Koreshkov and Brandon Halsey secure title shots

Bellator 122 took place on Friday night at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California and was headlined by Andrey Koreshkov winning the season ten welterweight tournament with a decision victory over Adam McDonough.

As the fight opened, Koreshkov was able to take control of the cage and McDonough ended up shooting for a takedown. The attempt would be unsuccessful and they would continue to strikes with each other.

Koreshkov would continue to be the aggressor in the opening round as he landed 21 strikes, compared to the 10 of McDonough. The fight would move into the second round and McDonough would open up the round with a failed takedown attempt.

Koreshkov maintained control of the cage and landed a spinning back kick that put McDonough on the mat. He would survive the strike and get the fight back to the center of the cage. Koreshkov would land a series of punches in the final minute of the round and the fight moved into the final round.

The striking battle would continue for the first ninety seconds of the round before McDonough went for a takedown. Once again, the takedown would be unsuccessful and Koreshkov briefly looked for a guillotine on the ground. They would return to the feet and once again, McDonough looked for a takedown. Koreshkov would stop the attempt and he would end up in top position on the ground. After a lack of action, referee John McCarthy would stand the fighter up with thirty seconds left and the judges would decide the winner.

All three judges would score the fight for Koreshkov (17-1) and he joins Paticio Pitbull, Douglas Lima, Alexander Shlemenko, and Alexander Volkov has two-time tournament winners in same weight class.

Halsey remains undefeated, wins middleweight tournament
The co-main event of the fight card was the final of the season ten middleweight tournament as Brandon Halsey submitted Brett Cooper in the first round by armbar.

It would only take thirty seconds for Halsey to get the fight to the ground and he would end up going for an armbar submission. Cooper would be able to defend it at first, but Halsey continued to work for it and Cooper would end up tapping out to the submission.

Halsey (7-0) now secures his title shot against current Bellator champion Alexander Shlemenko and this is his third career win by submission.

McGeary with another first round victory
Just like his previous four Bellator fights, Liam McGeary scored a first round victory as he defeated Egidijus Valavicius by TKO in the first round.

Early in the fight, Valavicius landed a significant right hand and McGeary immediately looked to clinch. They would end up separating and McGeary began to tae the fight over. He would land multiple strikes near the fence and after several unanswered strikes, the referee came in to stop the fight.

McGeary (8-0) is now tied with Attila Vegh for the second most wins in Bellator light heavyweight division and now owns the record for the most TKO/KO wins in the division.

Parisyan wins second straight fight by knockout
The opening fight of the main card was a welterweight bout as Karo Parisyan scored his second straight victory by knockout as he defeated Phil Baroni in the first round.

The entire fight would be on the feet and Parisyan would land a right hand that would drop Baroni to one knee and he would begin to land punches on the ground. After a series of punches, referee John McCarthy saw enough and called the fight.

Parisyan (24-10, 1NC) has now won four of his last five fights and has won back to back fights in Bellator. Baroni (15-18) drops his third straight fight and has been defeated in five of his last six fights.

Anundson advances to the finals after Lins suffers knee injury
The first light heavyweight tournament semifinal bout took place on the preliminary card as Kelly Anundson advanced to the final after Philipe Lins suffered a left knee injury.

Anundson was able to get the fight to the ground early, but Lins would be able to work back to his feet. During a striking exchange, Lins would attempt to throw a power right hand and his left knee gave out on him.

Referee John McCarthy witnessed the injury immediately and came in to stop the fight at the 1:40 mark of the opening round. Anundson (9-2) has now won six fights in a row and he will face McGeary in the tournament final.

The complete Bellator 122 results are below.

Main Card: (Spike TV)
Andrey Koreshkov def. Adam McDonough via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Brandon Halsey def. Brett Cooper via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 2:09
Liam McGeary def. Egidijus Valavicius via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:10
Karo Parisyan def. Phil Baroni via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 2:06

Preliminary Card: (Spike.com)
Linton Vassell def. Virgil Zwicker by submission (rear naked choke) – Round 1, 1:07
Augusto Sakai def. Matt Frembling via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 3:32
Bubba Jenkins def. Poppies Martinez via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 4:10
Kelly Anundson def. Philipe Lins via TKO (injury) – Round 1, 1:40
Fernando Gonzalez def. Karl Amoussou via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Saad Awad def. Joe Duarte via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:18
Sergio Rios def. Stephen Martinez via KO (strikes) – Round 2, :20

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40 Oz Friday 7/26/14

On this weeks episode of 40 oz Friday, KenCo12 and Ghetto Dan break down this week in WWE wrestling, including recapping Battleground, RAW, and of course, the greatest newest tag team ever, SLATER GATOR!

We also dive into the class action law suit that will encompass a lot of financial stories in the upcoming future, what it means for the WWE now, and what it will mean for the future.  So pop that 40, take a listen, and learn something about the ‘sport’ of wrestling!

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Independent Roundtable – July 26th, 2014

Hosts: Jason Namako (@Jason_Namako); Nicholas Gray (@DaBoyzNDaBak)
Special Guest: Greg McNeish (@GregMcNeishWV)
Email the show: jason@wrestleview.com

On this week’s Independent Roundtable, Jason & Nick talk about the following:

* Reviews of the 7/17 & 7/24 WWE NXT
* Jason rants about the negative reaction by the Full Sail crowd to the Charlotte-Summer Rae match, the booking decisions behind Mojo Rawley losing and the Adrian Neville-Rusev match
* Why the NXT Tag Division now shows a lot of promise
* News & results from the last week
* Previews of this weekend’s shows from AIW, Future of Honor, St. Louis Anarchy, PWG, Beyond Wrestling and Days 4 & 5 of the 2014 New Japan G-1 Climax tournament
* Greg McNeish joins Jason to review SMASH Wrestling’s Rival Schools show (http://smash-wrestling.com/product/rival-schools-2014-digital-download/)from June 2014 featuring #WalkingWeapon vs. Kyle O’Reilly, Chris Hero vs. Takakki Watanabe, ACH vs. Michael Elgin, the Super Smash Bros, Cherry Bomb, Pepper Parks, Greg Iron, Matt Cross and more! (starts at the 2:12:00 mark)

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Pulse!n Episode 98 – Speed Running With Google

News

Thoughts on the Destiny Beta
Google buys Twitch for $1 billion
Sony offering more free games from 2011 hack
Destiny Ghost collector’s edition.. being cancelled by Walmart
Windows 9 marks the beginning of 1 windows for all devices

What The… Moment of the Week

Comcast.. Y U SO HARD 2 QUIT!?

The Rapid Pulse

Apple has ordered 80 million iPhone 6 displays
Destiny’s beta was so popular it knocked PSN offline.. it’s also open to everyone
Apple filed a patent for a Smartwatch
EA delays Battlefield Hardline until 2015
They also delayed Dragon Age until 11/18
PS4 is getting 3D Blu-ray support with the 1.75 firmware update
Uncharted gets a movie and it’s coming out on 6/10/2016
Azure Striker Gunvolt drops English voice acting for a faster worldwide release

Commercial Break

This week’s commercial is… Wrestleview International Desk and APEX Radio

Geek Culture Segment

Interview with Joe Stone aka Joenome1. He is a world record speed runner for Ys3. We talk about Ys3 and his record getting taken away as well as what other games he looks to speed run in the future as well as games he has already attempted. We also delve into what he thinks about the speed run community and even ask him who would win in a race in the classic Mega Man X Series! This and more in this near 30 minute interview!

You can follow Joe Stone over on his official Twitch.tv channel http://www.twitch.tv/joenome1

Plug of the Week

Creative Image Designs – A company in South Florida that sells custom made geek t-shirts and can even order t-shirts tailor made to your specifics for just $15 regardless of the size of your order! I had the pleasure of meeting them at SuperCON and they are just amazing people! Be sure to check them out!

Official Website: www.creativeimagefl.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/creativeimagefl

Song of the Week

Shield of Legend – mega man x6 from OC Remix

Length: 79:50

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The MMA Report Podcast Episode 104

On this week’s edition of “The MMA Report Podcast,” Jason Floyd is joined by Bellator 122 fighters Brett Cooper and Liam McGeary. Also, latest news in MMA including the Nevada State Athletic Commission deciding to give Vitor Belfort a conditional license.

Follow The MMA Report on Twitter: @TheMMAReport
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Untappd Do’s and Dont’s

There are many reasons why a person will use the phone application Untappd.  Whether it is to check in the latest craft brew they tried; conversing, commenting, and toasting to friends on the application for the beer they just tried; or just showing off how many different beers that you have tried.  The objective is simple; Drink Beer, Tell People.

There are right and wrong ways to check in beer, but there are a few simple rules to follow.  These rules will make your experience truer.

  1.  Comment on what your friends are drinking.  Ask questions.  See where they may have found a special beer you can’t find anywhere else.  Using it as a networking site allows for you to not only find hidden gems of beer stores, but it also allows you to trade beers, find likeminded people, and learn more about beer!
  2. Check out the .  Each month the specialty badges allow for you to earn those fake pride patches that say “hey, I followed the rules!”.  For example, this month there is a large concentration on Oregon Beers, so they have multiple beer badges that do with Oregon.  This includes “The Summer Original”, which you earn for drinking a Hefeweizen from the Widmer Brothers Brewing and “Oregon Craft Beer Month(2014)” in which you drink four beers from Oregon.  There are also more fun ones like celebrating “Independence Eve” buy drinking a Newcastle Brown on July 3rd.
  3. Check out the brewery pages like Falling Down!  When doing so, you’ll see what beers are being poured at the venue, you can find links to their Twitter, Facebook, Website, etc. and maybe even learn about a small batch beer that they’re brewing up just for that day or week.
  4. Check out the Top Rated beers, feel free to sort by country or style, play with it.  You’ll notice most top beers are stouts or IPA’s, so if you’re looking for something else, just change the Style to another.  My favorite style are American Brown Ales, and I haven’t tried any of the top ones, so that means it’s time to add them to my wishlist and ask around!
  5. And importantly, are you with lots of friends?  Are you out and trying to socialize with them?  Put that damn phone away!  The program does not go anywhere, and you can check in when you get home!
  6. When checking in the same beer multiple times, use these measurements to how many (if any) checkins.
  • 0 Check Ins- If you take a sip from someone else’s beer.  This isn’t a competition to see how many beers you can try, at least drink a sample size!  This goes for many breweries and beer festivals.
  • 1 Check In- 4 Ounces – 12.7 Ounces.  This covers a full sample to a bottle/can of beer, or a 375 ml bottle.  If you let a friend try a sample and it’s not exactly 4 ounces, that’s fine, but as long as it was your sample that you’re checking in, that’s the key.
  • 2 Check Ins- 16 Ounces – 25.4 Ounces.  This covers a pint glass, a 23 oz, or a 750 ml bottle.
  • 3 Check Ins- a 40, so if you’re drinking some King Cobra Malt Liquor, it’s time to brag about it!
  • 5 Check Ins- a full growler!  We’ve all done it.  Finished a growler to ourselves.  Brag about it as well!

Following these rules will make your experience more fun, entertaining, and you will get more out of this free app!

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