2011 was an amazing year in Puroresu (Japanese Pro Wrestling). Daichi Hashimoto, son of legend Shinya Hashimoto, made his debut. Daisuke Sekimoto began working regularly for (and against) All-Japan Pro Wrestling. Dick Togo vs Antonio Honda (Jan 31, 2011) was an all-time classic. There was also this card:
Archive for the ‘Mixed Martial Arts’ Category
Posted by invizweb on March 20, 2013
Posted in Mixed Martial Arts, Puroresu, Union of Wrestling Forces International | Tagged: Daijiro Matsui, Daisuke Nakamura, Dan Severn, Hiromitsu Kanehara, Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Minoru Suzuki, Osamu Nishimura, The Great Sasuke, Yoshihiro Takayama | Leave a Comment »
Posted by invizweb on July 7, 2010
MMARising.com: Did you feel any added pressure in leaving Japan and representing your country for Bellator or did you see it as just another fight that you had to win? Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by invizweb on July 5, 2010
The Wrestling Observer Online/ Figure 4 Online’s Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez do a Post-UFC 116 interview with UFC World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar’s new old PR manager and official biographer: Paul E “Dangerously” Heyman. They talk about UFC and the state of Pro Wrestling.
Posted in Combat Sports, Mixed Martial Arts, Ultimate Fighting Championships | Tagged: Ariel Helwani, Bill Goldberg, Bryan Alvarez, Dave Meltzer, Jim Ross, Paul Heyman, Stone Cold Steve Austin, YouTube | Leave a Comment »
Posted by invizweb on April 17, 2010
So here I am again, out of hiatus temporarily to doing another Round by Round of a StrikeForce show. I have been too serious with these so tonight’s RxR is brought to you by Fentiman’s Curiosity Cola in the sense that I am not doing a show without 1/2% of alcohol in my system. I will return when the show starts after I finish off finding out which of the previous stories are Fact and which are Fiction. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by invizweb on January 31, 2010
On January 30, 2010, former guest of the show, Roxanne Modafferi added another win to her record. A few weeks back, the King of the Cage (C), American Mixed Martial Arts promotion decided to begin their Asian expansion holding an event they would entitle “Toryumon” at the Okinawa Convention Center in Okinawa, the accredited birthplace of Karate. This reporter does not know if Ultimo Dragon’s copyright extends to the Ryuku Islands or if was expired to begin with. Thus they contacted Roxanne, who recently fought StrikeForce W omen’s Lightweight Title contender Merloes Coenen (!7-4-0) in November 2009 in lL at the “StrikeForce: Fedor vs Rogers” event, to fight Molly Helsel (8-8-1). After some striking exchanges, the fight ended at 3:18 of Round 2 when Roxanne applied an inescapable Rear Naked Choke.
The Invizible Web Podcast~!! Episode 27/ The Mexipan Power of the Hour No 5 – The DANGERest Finale~!!
Posted by invizweb on December 31, 2009
In this brief epilogue and finale (for now) of the MMA Blitz Radio Network, I talk myself to sleep until I see Mark Danger on Skype and he tells me of his future prospects. Also (SPOILER ALERT) the Dream/SenGoku FIELDS DYNAMITE results, and I Tarot readings for personalities and promotions in the Combat Sport industry.
Posted by invizweb on December 1, 2009
On this episode of the Invizible Web, I interviewed Fortean Times contributor, Disinformation World News senior correspondent, and freelance MMA blogger, Joe Nolan. We compare life in the Motor City and Music City. We discuss how Joe started writing with Fortean Times, hooked up with the Disinfo Crew, and prepare against Austin Gandy’s episodic Discordian barrages. Finally we talk MMA and the Martial Arts: Who are some of his favorite fighters, GAMENESS, and what he really thinks about PRIDE compared to the UFC.
The opening song was Dick Justice’s “Cocaine.”
The second song was Joe Nolan’s “Walkin’ with the King.” It is part of the King album. Download it here with other tracks.
The third song was Joe Nolan’s “The Night Comes.” It comes from the Blue Turns Black album. You can listen to it here on his Myspace Music page.
The closing track was Joe Nolan’s “Dead Man’s Song.” It comes from the Blue Turns Black album. You can also listen to it or buy it here on his Reverbnation Page.
Posted in Combat Sports, Mixed Martial Arts, Mythology, Philosophy & Religion & Spirituality, The Invisible Web Podcast, Ultimate Fighting Championships | Tagged: Disinformation, Fortean times, Joe Nolan, PRIDE | Leave a Comment »
Posted by invizweb on November 23, 2009
Mike Coughlin posted this very well-written, mature, and thoughtful article on the Figure Four site. In this blogger’s opinion, it is the best written article on the sport this year. I hope Mike’s articles can be incorporated in a Best American Sports Writing or similar anthology. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by invizweb on November 7, 2009
Roxanne Modafferi was a guest on my show last fall (2008). The episode in question is: The Invisible Web Episode 21 (0302) – Fighting 63 in Japan. Tonight she will be facing one of the premiere female fighters in the world, Merloes Coenen on the StrikeForce Fedor vs Rogers undercard. Her fight may or may not be televised due to time constraints. In 2007 , Roxy beat Merloes to win the K-Grace Tournament, in Japan. At that time many consider Merloes to be the “female Rickson Gracie” due to her numerous tournament wins. We here at the Invizible Web (and MMA-Blitz) wish Roxy a good fight and know she will kick Merloes’ ass again.
Posted by invizweb on September 10, 2009
This week I join two friend and colleagues and shoot the Breeze ala gonzo journalism. Note, if you are easily, I seriously ask you not to listen.
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Posted by invizweb on April 18, 2009