About This Show
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!
Most Recent Episode
Wrestling Omakase #33: History of STARDOM w/ Sean Williams & Tara Wrist
2 days ago
Wrestling Omakase returns after a brief period off with an exciting new episode looking at the entire history of the World Wonder Ring, STARDOM! John is joined by returning guest Sean Williams (@TheDragonSuplex), author of the STARDOM Project blog, and new guest Tara Wrist (@ae2501maeth), longtime STARDOM and joshi fan, to discuss the entire history of this incredibly interesting joshi promotion! The three start right at the beginning in 2011 and discuss a ton of different topics as they work all their way up to the present day: the early days and first rookies, Nanae Takahashi and Rossy Ogawa, gravure idol turned joshi star Yuzuki Aikawa, Act Yasukawa and Yoshiko's careers and their infamous incident, the match quality of the promotion, idols and merch sales, Oedo Tai, starting STARDOM World and targeting Western fans, and much more! Plus a number of other topics come up including other joshi promotions, today's joshi world vs. the dark ages of the 00s, true idol promotions and matches involving AKB members, and much more! It's a fun and packed nearly 3 hours of discussion entirely on joshi, and we hope you enjoy it.