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Last Call: Top Matches of August 2019



With August in the books, it’s time to take a look at what I believe to have been the best matches I saw this month. If you believe there’s anything I need to see please send me your recommendations on Twitter. With that being said, here’s where I pulled from:

– Everything released from NJPW World
– AEW All Out, Dragon Gate Dangerous Gate, GCW Worst Behavior, GCW The New Face of War, NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff, WRESTLE-1 Flashing Summer and miscellaneous matches from BJW, DDT, NOAH and Stardom.

1. G1 Climax: Tetsuya Naito vs Shingo Takagi – NJPW 8/4
2. AAA World Tag Team Championship: Lucha Brothers (c) vs The Young Bucks – AEW 8/31
3. G1 Climax: Will Ospreay vs Hiroshi Tanahashi – NJPW 8/10
4. IWGP Heavyweight Championship: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs Minoru Suzuki – NJPW 8/31
5. G1 Climax: Kota Ibushi vs Kazuchika Okada – NJPW 8/10
6. Open the Dream Gate Championship: Ben-K (c) vs YAMATO – DG 8/24
7. G1 Climax: Kazuchika Okada vs SANADA – NJPW 8/3
8. G1 Climax: Kota Ibushi vs Hiroshi Tanahashi – NJPW 8/3
9. G1 Climax: Shingo Takagi vs Tomohiro Ishii – NJPW 8/8
10. Open the Twin Gate Championship: Eita & Big R Shimizu (c) vs Kzy & Genki Horiguchi – DG 8/24

Along with providing show reviews from across Japan, Robert McCauley is also an editor for FightboothPW.

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