As we get closer to the WWE Cruiserweight Classic (tonight) the excitement starts to get higher and higher. With 32 participants from all over the world competing in the 205 pound weight limit tournament, there’s seem to be some favorites going into the tournament. One of those favorites is Kota Ibushi from Japan.
Kota Ibushi started his career in the Japanese promotion DDT, and has wrestled in promotions such as Evolve, Ring of Honor, Chikara and in New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he’s spent most of his career. He is a 3 time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, 2011 Best of the Super Juniors and 2015 New Japan Cup winner.
If you don’t know about Ibushi, here’s 5 matches to get you familiar with him before tonight’s Cruiserweight Classic on the WWE Network. These matches include some familiar faces such as Prince Devitt (now known as Finn Balor), El Generico (now known as Sami Zayn), and Shinsuke Nakamura (now signed with WWE).
NJPW: Prince Devitt vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Lucha Underground: Prince Puma vs. Dragon Azteca Jr.
Throughout the years Combat Zone Wrestling has been known by wrestling fans mostly for their deathmatches. CZW tends to get a bad reputation for just being deathmatch based promotion, when in actually they try please every type of wrestling fan. People who aren’t fans of deathmatches tend to miss another great matches that aren’t ultraviolent deathmatches.
It’s been about a year since CZW started their streaming site and Roku channel which has 8 different promotions including WSU and Five Borough Wrestling. Shortly after it was started, I joined and took a look at a bunch of great matches. Shortly after that I posted an article with the top 10 non ultraviolent deathmatches you should watch on CZW Studios which can be seen HERE. It’s been almost a year since that article was released and now I’m back with 10 more non ultraviolent deathmatches matches that you should watch on CZWStudios.com.
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