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Wrestling Omakase

Omakase means, literally, "I'll leave it up to you". It's a term primarily used in modern Japanese in sushi restaurants, where you allow the chef to prepare their own personal favorites, leaving your meal completely in their hands. Wrestling Omakase, therefore, is a show where we place each episode into the hands of one or two passionate fans, from all across the wrestling spectrum. Our regular host John Carroll has over 20 years of diverse wrestling fandom to draw upon, and they will be joined by a revolving door of guests who will share their knowledge and passion for particular promotions or time periods. While our primary focus will be on modern Japanese wrestling, we will also at least touch on wrestling from all over the world, in addition to the occasional episode covering historical periods of various promotions. This is a journey with wrestling fans around the world, bringing you the promotions they know and love the best, and we hope you will join us!

Episodes

Wrestling Omakase #122: Joshi Year in Review 2019 w/ Luke & Taylor
Show Details2hr 54min
Wrestling Omakase #121: WWE Year in Review 2019 w/ Garrett & Kelly
Show Details2hr 42min
Wrestling Omakase #120: DDT Year in Review 2019 w/ Jamie
Show Details2hr 3min
Wrestling Omakase #119: AEW Full Gear, NOAH 11/2, SEAd 11/2 & STARDOM 11/4 w/ Aaron & Taylor
Show Details2hr 24min
Wrestling Omakase #118: NJPW Power Struggle, DDT Ultimate Party & BJW Ryogokutan w/ Taylor, Thomas & Jack
Show Details2hr 35min
Wrestling Omakase #117: Mega Puro Weekend Preview (NJPW, NOAH, DDT & BJW) w/ Taylor & Kevin Hare
Show Details2hr 50min
Wrestling Omakase #116: 2019 Worldwide Fantasy Draft w/ 4 guests!
Show Details1hr 7min
Wrestling Omakase #115: NJPW King of Pro Wrestling & AEW Dynamite Weeks 1 & 2 w/ Hayley
Show Details2hr 4min
Wrestling Omakase #114: 2019 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame w/ Rich Kraetsch w/ Rich Kraetsch
Show Details2hr 43min
Wrestling Omakase #113: NJPW Fighting Spirit Unleashed (NYC & Philly) Live Reviews & DDT 9/29 Korakuen
Show Details2hr 26min
Wrestling Omakase #112: NJPW Destruction in Kobe, AJPW Oudou & STARDOM 5STAR GP Finals w/ TJ
Show Details2hr 29min
Wrestling Omakase #111: NJPW Destruction in Beppu & Kagoshima, AJPW Oudou
Show Details2hr 10min
Wrestling Omakase #110: AJPW 9/3, NJPW Road to Destruction, TJP & DDT 9/1 w/ Thomas
Show Details1hr 59min
Wrestling Omakase #109: AEW All Out & NJPW Royal Quest w/ Quinlan
Show Details1hr 13min
108: Wrestling Omakase #108: DG Dangerous Gate, TJPW & DDT 8/25 Korakuens & STARDOM 5STAR GP (Nights 1 & 2) w/ Taylor
Show Details2hr 15min
107: Wrestling Omakase #107: NJPW G1 Climax 29 Wrap-Up (Nights 15-19) w/ Sean & Andy
Show Details2hr 8min
106: Wrestling Omakase #106: NJPW G1 Climax 29 (Nights 8-14) w/ Hannah
Show Details2hr 7min
105: Wrestling Omakase #105: G1 Climax 29 (Nights 4-7), DDT Wrestle Peter Pan & Summer Vacation w/ Thomas
Show Details2hr 7min
104: Wrestling Omakase #104: G1 Climax 29 (Nights 2 & 3), AEW Fight for the Fallen & ROH Woes w/ Sean Sedor
Show Details2hr 8min
103: Wrestling Omakase #103: G1 Climax 29 Opener Live from Dallas
Show Details1hr 23min
102: Wrestling Omakase #102: 2019 Mid-Year Awards w/ Five Guests!
Show Details2hr 8min
101: Wrestling Omakase #101 (Part 2): Live Thoughts on NJPW Dominion, DG & More Plus Travel Mailbag w/ Taylor
Show Details1hr 26min
101: Wrestling Omakase #101 (Part 1): How to Travel to Japan w/ Taylor
Show Details1hr 46min
100: Wrestling Omakase #100: NJPW BOSJ Finals & More Live From Japan!
Show Details1hr 9min
99: Wrestling Omakase #99: AEW Double or Nothing & NJPW BOSJ Nights 7-10 w/ Bryan Quinlan
Show Details1hr 23min
98: Wrestling Omakase #98: NJPW BOSJ, STARDOM 5/16 Korakuen & AEW w/ Aaron Bentley
Show Details2hr 4min
97: Wrestling Omakase #97: King of DDT & BJW Endless Survivor w/ Jesse
Show Details1hr 38min
96: Wrestling Omakase #96: NJPW Wrestling Dontaku, STARDOM Cinderella, Sendai Girls 4/16 & TJP 5/3 w/ Taylor
Show Details2hr 8min
95: Wrestling Omakase #95: AJPW Champion Carnival, NJPW Dontaku Tour & DDT 4/28 Korakuen w/ Thomas & Gerard
Show Details2hr 8min
94: Wrestling Omakase #94: New Japan Unit Draft & Dontaku Tour Preview
Show Details1hr 33min
93: Wrestling Omakase #93: NJPW/ROH G1 Supercard & Wrestlemania w/ Andrew Rich
Show Details1hr 53min
92: Wrestling Omakase #92: Mania Weekend (DDT, STARDOM, EVOLVE, wXw & WC US vs. the World) w/ Quinlan
Show Details1hr 24min
91: Wrestling Omakase #91: An Evening with Kevin Kelly
Show Details1hr 27min
90: Wrestling Omakase #90: New Japan Cup Wrap-Up, AJPW 3/19 & DDT 3/21 Korakuens w/ Taylor
Show Details2hr 7min
89: Wrestling Omakase #89: WWE Fastlane, New Japan Cup Nights 4-7 & Momo-Jungle w/ Bryan Quinlan
Show Details1hr 12min
88: Wrestling Omakase #88: NJPW Anniversary Event & New Japan Cup Nights 1-3 w/ Lorien
Show Details1hr 27min
87: Wrestling Omakase #87: New Japan Cup Live Pick 'Em w/ Damon McDonald, Nate, Suit Williams & Andy LaBarre
Show Details2hr 7min
86: Wrestling Omakase #86: Puro Blowout (Baba Show, NJPW, AJPW, TJP, DDT) w/ Thomas Fischbeck
Show Details2hr 4min
85: Wrestling Omakase #85: DDT Judgement & MUSCLE w/ Taylor Maimbourg
Show Details1hr 55min
84: Wrestling Omakase #84: NJPW New Beginning Tour & Next Tour Preview w/ Emily Pratt
Show Details1hr 51min
83: Wrestling Omakase #83: 2018 VOW Match of the Year Poll w/ 6 Guests!
Show Details2hr 7min
82: Wrestling Omakase #82: WWE Royal Rumble & DDT 1/27 Korakuen w/ Skylar
Show Details2hr 7min
81: Wrestling Omakase #81: NJPW/CMLL Fantasticamania, NJPW New Beginning & WWE Royal Rumble Preview w/ Quinlan
Show Details1hr 9min
80: Wrestling Omakase #80: 2018 Year End Awards w/ JR, Mike, Kevin & Eyean
Show Details2hr 7min
79: Wrestling Omakase #79: NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 13 Instant Reaction w/ Jack & Robin
Show Details1hr 22min
78: Wrestling Omakase #78: NJPW Year in Review 2018 w/ Joel & Damon (SuperJCast), EvanDeadlySins & August Baker
Show Details2hr 7min
77: Wrestling Omakase #77: DDT Year in Review 2018 w/ Jesse & Taylor
Show Details2hr 7min
76: Wrestling Omakase #76: ROH Year in Review 2018 w/ Joe Gagne & Sean Sedor
Show Details2hr 7min
74: Wrestling Omakase #74: Joshi Year in Review 2018 w/ Taylor & Luke
Show Details2hr 8min
73: Wrestling Omakase #73: WWE Year in Review 2018 w/ Jack, Lawson, Kelly & Suit
Show Details2hr 7min
72: Wrestling Omakase #72: BJW Year in Review 2018 w/ Drew & Kevin
Show Details2hr 8min
71: Wrestling Omakase #71: Rating Every WCW Year From 94 Through 00 w/ Rich & Scott
Show Details2hr 7min
70: Wrestling Omakase #70: NJPW Power Struggle w/ Jasmine
Show Details1hr 24min
69: Wrestling Omakase #69: FIP Everything Burns 2017 w/ Jake & the EVOLVE Aarons
Show Details1hr 36min
68: Wrestling Omakase #68: DDT Peter Pan w/ Jesse & Taylor
Show Details2hr 7min
67: Wrestling Omakase #67: JOSHI-MANIA! Ice Ribbon 10/8 & SEAdLINNNG 10/3 w/ Alexandra
Show Details2hr 6min
66: Wrestling Omakase #66: NJPW King of Pro Wrestling w/ Kevin Brown
Show Details2hr 7min
65: Wrestling Omakase #65: Fantasy Draft 2018 Final (Worldwide Champions Edition)
Show Details1hr 33min
64: Wrestling Omakase #64: DDT's Big News Week, Road to Ryogoku & BJW Death Vegas w/ Jesse
Show Details2hr 8min
63: Wrestling Omakase #63: Fantasy Draft Vol. 5 (Lucha)
Show Details1hr 50min
62: Wrestling Omakase #62: Rating Every WWF(E) Year From 1996 to 2006!
Show Details2hr 7min
61: Wrestling Omakase #61: Live from All In w/ Taylor & Quinlan
Show Details59min 7s
60: Wrestling Omakase #60: King of DDT, TJPW 8/25 Review & All In/NJPW Destruction Preview w/ Taylor
Show Details2hr 7min
59: Wrestling Omakase #59: WWE SummerSlam w/ Kevin Brown
Show Details2hr 6min
58: Wrestling Omakase #58: NOAH Retrospective Vol. 1, Beginning (00-03)
Show Details2hr 7min
57: Wrestling Omakase #57: NJPW G1 Climax (Nights 12-15) w/ Hannah & Skylar
Show Details2hr 7min
56: Wrestling Omakase #56: G1 Climax & AJPW 7/29 Osaka w/ Joey Bay
Show Details2hr 7min
55: Wrestling Omakase #55: G1 Climax & DDT 7/22 Korakuen w/ Taylor
Show Details2hr 8min
54: Wrestling Omakase #54: G1 Climax, Extreme Rules & Attack on Titan w/ Kevin & Jack
Show Details2hr 7min
53: Wrestling Omakase #53: G1 Special in San Francisco & More w/ Jesse
Show Details2hr 7min
52: Wrestling Omakase #52: Mid Year Awards w/ 4 Guests!
Show Details2hr 7min
51: Wrestling Omakase #51: DDT 6/24 Review & NJPW G1 Climax Preview w/ Arrum
Show Details1hr 34min
50: Wrestling Omakase #50: Fantasy Draft Vol. 4 (US/UK Indies)
Show Details1hr 53min
49: Wrestling Omakase #49: NJPW Dominion w/ Gran Akuma
Show Details1hr 37min
48: Wrestling Omakase #48: NJPW Best of the Super Juniors w/ Joe Gagne
Show Details1hr 32min
47: Wrestling Omakase #47: Fantasy Draft Vol. 3 (Indie Puro- AJPW/BJW/DDT/NOAH/more!)
Show Details1hr 35min
46: Wrestling Omakase #46: AJPW Super Power Series (5/24) & Puro Roundup w/ Eyean
Show Details1hr 20min
45: Wrestling Omakase #45: Fantasy Draft Vol. 2 (WWE women/Joshi)
Show Details1hr 51min
44: Wrestling Omakase #44: WWE Backlash & NJPW Wrestling Dontaku w/ Kyle
Show Details2hr 7min
43: Wrestling Omakase #43: Fantasy Draft Vol. 1 (WWE/NJPW)
Show Details1hr 48min
42: Wrestling Omakase #42: AJPW Champion Carnival w/ Jahmale (RealHero)
Show Details2hr
41: Wrestling Omakase #41: Wrestlemania w/ (Murder) Bryan
Show Details2hr 8min
40: Wrestling Omakase #40: DDT Judgment & April Fool w/ Jesse
Show Details2hr 8min
39: Wrestling Omakase #39: NJPW Strong Style Evolved Live Thoughts w/ Sean Williams
Show Details1hr 33min
38: Wrestling Omakase #38: DDT Judgment Preview & Saki Akai Produce w/ Jamie
Show Details1hr 36min
37: Wrestling Omakase #37: History of Tokyo Dome Shows w/ Chris Charlton
Show Details1hr 50min
36: Wrestling Omakase #36: E-Wrestling w/ Rich Kraetsch & Michael Spears
Show Details1hr 49min
35: Wrestling Omakase #35: NJPW/ROH Honor Rising w/ Bryan Quinlan
Show Details1hr 36min
34: Wrestling Omakase #34: WWE 2003-2007 w/ Andrew Rich
Show Details1hr 43min
33: Wrestling Omakase #33: History of STARDOM w/ Sean Williams & Tara Wrist
Show Details2hr 7min
32: Wrestling Omakase #32: VOW 2017 Match of the Year Poll Roundtable
Show Details2hr 8min
31: Wrestling Omakase #31: Royal Rumble & NJPW New Beginning in Sapporo w/ Kara & Aaron
Show Details2hr 6min
30: Wrestling Omakase #30: RAW 25 & Puro Grab Bag Part 2 (NJPW/DG/NOAH & more) w/ Taylor
Show Details2hr 7min
29: Wrestling Omakase #29: DDT D-King GP & Puro Grab Bag w/ Jesse
Show Details2hr 4min
28: Wrestling Omakase #28: 2017 Year End Awards Spectacular w/ 9 Guests!!
Show Details2hr 7min
27: Wrestling Omakase #27: NJPW Year in Review w/ Joe Lanza & Lawson Leong
Show Details2hr 7min
26: Wrestling Omakase #26: BJW Year in Review & NJPW WK12 Preview w/ Brennan Patrick
Show Details1hr 47min
25: Wrestling Omakase #25: ROH Year in Review w/ Joe Gagne & Sean Sedor
Show Details2hr 7min
24: Wrestling Omakase #24: Joshi Year in Review w/ Alexandra
Show Details2hr 7min
23: Wrestling Omakase #23: DDT Year in Review w/ Mort & Drew Wardlaw
Show Details2hr 8min
22: Wrestling Omakase #22: PWG w/ Eric Ex & Brian
Show Details1hr 24min
21: Wrestling Omakase #21: WWE Year in Review w/ Kelly Harrass & August Baker
Show Details2hr 5min
20: Wrestling Omakase #20: AJPW Year in Review w/ Eyean
Show Details1hr 54min
19: Wrestling Omakase #19: CZW w/ Jake & Kevin Brown
Show Details2hr 3min
18: Wrestling Omakase #18: DDT/BJW/Wrestle-1 w/ Jesse
Show Details2hr 7min
17: Wrestling Omakase #17: The King of Banter, Joe Lanza
Show Details2hr 8min
16: Wrestling Omakase #16: WON Hall of Fame Lucha Candidates & ROH Mailbag w/ JR Goldberg
Show Details2hr 7min
15: Wrestling Omakase #15: NOAH Great Voyage in Yokohama Vol 2 w/ Dylan Harris & Connor Dunphy
Show Details2hr 8min
14: Wrestling Omakase #14: Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame w/ Rich Kraetsch
Show Details2hr 8min
13: Wrestling Omakase #13: NJPW Destruction Review & King of Pro Wrestling Preview w/ Andrew Rich
Show Details1hr 39min
12: Wrestling Omakase #12: TNA/Impact/GFW/That Owl Wrestling w/ Garrett Kidney
Show Details2hr 8min
11: Wrestling Omakase #11: Wrestling Podcasts & More w/ Joe Gagne
Show Details1hr 56min
10: Wrestling Omakase #10: History of CHIKARA w/ Michael Spears
Show Details1hr 51min
9: Wrestling Omakase #9: Growing Up ROH w/ JR Goldberg
Show Details2hr 7min
8: Wrestling Omakase #8: DDT Peter Pan 2017 w/ Dylan Justin
Show Details1hr 22min
7: Wrestling Omakase #7: Live from Japan Vol. 1 (NJPW, DDT, NOAH, STARDOM, YMZ & more!)
Show Details2hr 8min
6: Wrestling Omakase #6: NJPW G1 Climax w/ Andrew Rich & Kevin Hare
Show Details2hr 8min
5: Wrestling Omakase #5: All About Joshi (Japanese Women) w/ Alexandra & Sean Williams
Show Details2hr 8min
4: Wrestling Omakase #4: Big Japan Ryogokutan 2017 & Wrestle-1 GP
Show Details1hr 44min
3: Wrestling Omakase #3: Japanese Wrestling Crash Course w/ Drew Wardlaw & Dylan Justin
Show Details2hr 7min
2: Wrestling Omakase #2: WWE in 2017 & NJPW G1 Special in USA w/ Jeff Hawkins
Show Details1hr 58min
1: Wrestling Omakase #1: NJPW G1 Preview & Kizuna Road w/ Connor Dunphy
Show Details2hr 8min