Kick Out (2.99) #14 – Interview with Sanshiro Takagi

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In this special episode of Kick Out, we are bringing you an interview with Sanshiro Takagi, professional wrestler and President of CyberFight. We talked about the fast approaching CyberFight Festival, which wrestlers from DDT, NOAH, TJPW, and GanPro you should be keeping an eye on right now, some of Takagi’s favorite wrestling, and more.

Don’t forget to check out episode #13, The Rebellious Spirit of Sanshiro Takagi, for more information on his early life, in-ring career, and how he became part of the team that founded DDT Pro Wrestling.

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Kick Out (2.99) #13 – The Rebellious Spirit of Sanshiro Takagi

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Welcome to episode #13! We are bringing you a deep dive on Sanshiro Takagi. Join us as we discuss his early life, how he found himself at the heart of a little “indie” known at the time as Dramatic Dream Team, and his professional ventures that he has become so well known for today.

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Talking Triple Crown – Episode #5 (May Tour)

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Jessie, Alicia, & Rachel are back again with episode 5 of Talking Triple Crown, a monthly show covering All Japan Pro Wrestling. We’re bringing you all the news and updates from All Japan’s May Tour including our thoughts on Kento Miyahara vs. Yuma Aoyagi’s Triple Crown match coming off the conclusion of Champion Carnival, where things stand with the faction shake ups, updates from the Jumbo Tsuruta memorial show, and much more!

Follow Jessie at @royalroad72 or @SisterJessiee for more All Japan news. Follow Rachel & Alicia at @kickout299, email us with questions and feedback for TCC or otherwise at kickoutat299@gmail.com. We are looking for contributors across all mediums – please get in touch! As always, please rate and follow/subscribe on your platform of choice. Thank you so much for your support!

Special thanks to Celia for all of our amazing Talking Triple Crown graphics!

Theme song credit: Combustible Sushi written and performed by Don Shenenberger, ASCAP, Cabin Hill Media, LLC.

Kick Out (2.99) #12 – Matches We Love (Relaxed Fit)

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We’re trying something new for episode #12! In lieu of our regular content, we’re discussing four matches we love, two from each of us, and giving you a breakdown on their backgrounds, key moments to look out for, what they mean to us, and more. If you like this style of episode, please let us know by DMing us on @kickout299 or by sending us an email at kickoutat299@gmail.com!

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Please consider purchasing something from Yoshihiro Takayama’s shop. All proceeds from purchases go toward his care and medical expenses. You can follow Takayama-san’s blog for updates on his condition by his wife.

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Kick Out (2.99) #11 – NJPW Factions with Thistle

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We are back with part 3 of our puroresu factions series and this time we are covering New Japan Pro Wrestling. Join us for a look at some of the most prolific factions in New Japan’s 50 year long history and stick around for an interview with our good friend Thistle on El Desperado and how Suzukigun has shaped his career.

Follow Thistle on twitter here or on their art twitter here. You can also check out their wonderful work by visiting their tumblr.

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Talking Triple Crown – Episode #4

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Jessie, Alicia, & Rachel are back with episode 4 of Talking Triple Crown, a monthly show covering All Japan Pro Wrestling. This episode is a big one as we bring you the highlights from Champion Carnival from start to finish and all of the important moments and news as we head into what All Japan has in store for their May tour.

Follow Jessie at @royalroad72 or @SisterJessiee for more All Japan news. Follow Rachel & Alicia at @kickout299, email us with questions and feedback for TCC or otherwise at kickoutat299@gmail.com. We are looking for contributors across all mediums – please get in touch! As always, please rate and follow/subscribe on your platform of choice. Thank you so much for your support!

Special thanks to Celia for all of our amazing Talking Triple Crown graphics!

Theme song credit: Combustible Sushi written and performed by Don Shenenberger, ASCAP, Cabin Hill Media, LLC.

Kick Out (2.99) #10 – The Life & Legacy of Jumbo Tsuruta

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Happy 10th episode of Kick Out! This week, we bring you an episode very close to our hearts: a look into the life, career, and legacy of Jumbo Tsuruta. We also discuss the Mitsuharu Misawa/Jumbo Tsuruta feud from early 90’s All Japan and two contemporary feuds in puroresu that you can see Jumbo’s influence on today.

Thank you all so much for your support of Kick Out. We couldn’t have gotten this far without your incredibly kind feedback and enthusiasm. Here is to the next ten and another ten after that!

Follow us at @kickout299 on Twitter, email us with questions and feedback at kickoutat299@gmail.com, and check out our e-zine at kickout299.wordpress.com. We are looking for contributors across all mediums – please get in touch! As always, please rate and follow/subscribe to us on Spotify and Apple. Thank you so much for your support!

Talking Triple Crown – Episode #3

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Jessie, Rachel, & Alicia are back with your breakdown of All Japan’s March shows, including Champion’s Night 3, with a very special guest: Dylan Fox of the Eastern Lariat! We’re bringing you all the highlights, our favorite moments of the month, and of course, who we felt was best dressed at the Champion Carnival press conference. This is a fun episode, so make sure you tune in!

Follow Dylan at @Viva_Zero and check out the Eastern Lariat on Spotify or by going to their Patreon.

Follow Jessie at @royalroad72 or @SisterJessiee for more All Japan news.

Follow Rachel & Alicia at @kickout299, email us with questions and feedback for TCC or otherwise at kickoutat299@gmail.com. We are looking for contributors across all mediums – please get in touch! As always, please rate and follow/subscribe on Spotify and Apple. Thank you so much for your support!

Special thanks to Celia for all of our amazing Talking Triple Crown graphics!

Theme song credit: Combustible Sushi written and performed by Don Shenenberger, ASCAP, Cabin Hill Media, LLC.

Kick Out (2.99) #9 – AJPW Factions with Jessie & Dr. Jonathan Foye

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Alicia & Rachel are bringing you part 2 of their faction series and this week, the spotlight is on All Japan Pro Wrestling. Join us for a walkthrough of some of the factions that have shaped AJPW history, followed by an interview with Jessie of Talking Triple Crown and @RoyalRoad72 and Dr. Jonathan Foye, author of Ganbaru: How All Japan Pro Wrestling Survived the Year 2000 Roster Split, who lead us in a discussion on the factions BURNING and NEXTREAM.

You can follow Jessie’s coverage of All Japan on Twitter by going to @RoyalRoad72 or @SisterJessiee. Find her AJPW show reviews at @PuroGate.

You can follow Jonathan on Twitter by clicking here and please purchase his excellent book Ganbaru by going to Amazon.

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Not Another Black T-Shirt: Fast-Fashion, Wrestling, and Looking Cool (Ethically)

There is no ethical consumption of the wrestling shirt. 

Printed t-shirts are, far and away, the most common form of wrestling merchandise. You can buy them at every show and every wrestling website; there is no easier way to support your favorite wrestler. They’re comfortable, they serve a daily use, and they’re accepted as the common “uniform” in the wrestling community. Additionally, they’re cheap to make, quick to manufacture, and generally easy to ship out to fans. To the point where a black merch shirt and jeans have become infamous as the standard of many wrestling fans around the world. 

However, these undeniable advantages come at a cost. 

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