One year to the day that this thread was last posted in and there is a very good reason for this, at least to me
Today, 8/10/14, is the finals of the 2014 G-1 Climax tournament. NJPW has been keeping Shinsuke Nakamura and Kazuchika Okada away from each other since Okada's redebut on 1/4/12. They have been in the same stable since then. People have wanted to see this match since April of 2012 and today that match is happening...ON TWO DAYS NOTICE. This will be happening at a dome, not the Tokyo Dome, but a 37,000 seat dome nonetheless and this is to NJPW what Bryan/HBK (or w/e dreammatch you've had for years that would draw well) would be here. Some nice irony here is that they're both heels. one last note is that NJPW went so far as to not air their G-1 match or ppv in its entirety in 2012 so they could sell this at a later date.
In the undercard, Hiroshi Tanahashi will be facing AJ Styles for third place of the tournament. Another dream match for many many people. I have never paid attention to AJ before but in this tournament he has gone on a tear and even had what some have called a 5* match with Minoru Suzuki on Day 7 and been consistently awesome. Tanahashi has had 3 5* matches from Meltzer and even more ****3/4 matches.
Also on the undercard is Goto vs Shibata. This is their 4th or 5th meeting. They are real life best friends and started tagging after their match on 1/4/14. Been done to death but the match is always awesome.
Honma vs Naito. Naito had a helluva tournament and is a world class wrestler. Probably top 15 in the world. Honma is the underdog story. Out of ten matches in the G-1, he won none. The match should be great.
Here's the rest of the card. ROH collaborated with this Dome show after some NJPW stars went to NYC a couple months ago for two ppvs.
Ishii vs Anderson - should be ok. anderson has regressed he past year while ishii is more than capable of carrying anybody and is probably WoTY so far this year for any promotion.
reDRagon vs timesplitters - i've never seen redragon before but apparently they're good and they're the ROH tag champs vs the IWGP Jr tag champs.
Liger/CNJ vs Cole and Bennett - do not recommend.
YOSHI-HASHI/Yano/Sakuraba vs Iizuka/Shetlon/Suzuki - should be fine. heel vs heel match.
Nakanishi/Makabe/Nagata vs Gallows/Fale/Takahashi - **** this match
Taguchi/Tiger Mask/TenCozy vs El Desperado/TAKA/KES - see above
Everybody should seek out the first four matches mentioned before SummerSlam airs as a warm-up as those matches will rock and the crowd should be off the charts.