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Five dollars per month is all you need to pay to get access to all of our bonus audio content, which will include at minimum (often more):
  • Two full length exclusive episodes of Wrestling Omakase per month
  • One bite sized "1 Match" episode per week (four per month); sometimes two per week!
  • Additional bonus audio as available (Anime Omakase, other bonuses)

Plus: Bonus daily tournament coverage
(when major tournaments like the G1 Climax or Champion Carnival are running; note this will replace the 1 Match episodes during those tournaments)
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  • Complete post archive

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About Wrestling Omakase

Wrestling Omakase has been producing podcast content nearly every single week since our very first episode on June 28th, 2017, focusing on Japanese professional wrestling (but with some additional coverage of US wrestling as well) and featuring weekly rotating guest co-hosts. In June 2020 we began offering bonus content here on Patreon. For just $5, here is what you're getting each and every month:

1) Two full exclusive episodes of Omakase every month
This is the most obvious benefit: each month you will get two full, complete extra episodes of the Wrestling Omakase podcast exclusive to our Patreon feed.

So to make this simple: as of June 2021 we will be doing two free episodes of Wrestling Omakase for the free Voices of Wrestling podcasting network, but in addition there will be at least two episodes per month exclusively for Patreon subscribers. They will be numbered like normal to indicate these are full episodes, and to show people on the free feed that they're missing out. These episodes will feature John and at least one guest, and since this is on Patreon the guest will be able to be paid for their time.

Sometimes they will follow the 5 Matches format where John and the guest each pick 2 matches and then there's a fan vote for the fifth match between our third picks, and the fan vote for these episodes will only be open to patrons, so you'll get to select what we watch as well! Other times we do Retro Roulette episodes, where the matches within a certain theme ("NJPW Best of the Super Juniors finals" for instance) are chosen randomly.

While we're covering daily tournaments, and especially when we're covering multiple tournaments at once, these episodes will often be John and a guest breaking down multiple tournament shows. Other times the episodes will follow other seasonal formats, such as our annual "Year in Review" series that we've been doing dating back to 2017 now. Still other times we may do one of our Draft episodes, historical episodes, or who knows what else. The bottom line is pretty simple- you get two more full episodes of Wrestling Omakase every month, that are exclusive to the Patreon.

2) John's new "1 Match" series: at least one per week/four per month
Think of this as a bite-sized supplement to the 5 Matches series you're used to. John will sit down and watch a wrestling match and then they'll record a solo podcast about that match. The idea will be very similar to the 5 Matches series if you're enjoying that, except without a guest, and will be used to follow along a series of matches. Since we're following a series of matches in order it also gives John ample opportunity to talk about other topics as we discuss what each wrestler did in between each match, so expect plenty of digressions as well.

For the first 1 Match series John began with all the Okada-Tanahashi matches in order from 2010 to present day, so that gives you an example of what to expect. For another series we took listener requests to cover all sorts of matches, and we plan to do that again in the future.

Each of these podcasts will also be on the shorter side (generally about 25-35 minutes, sometimes longer though). You're guaranteed to get at minimum one per week/four per month, unless it's a tournament month in which case this will be replaced by tournament coverage (see below).

3) Anime Omakase
We almost rolled this out on the free feed a few months beforehand but instead it was saved for the Patreon. Do you like the anime talk from the start of many Omakase episodes? Well this will be the show for you. John, usually with their regular guest Nicole, will record new Anime Omakases on an irregular basis. This is the only category we don't include with a minimum- they pretty much go up when we're able to do them, because obviously all of the wrestling content comes first.

4) Bonus daily tournament coverage!
The Wrestling Omakase Patreon changes completely during the major Japanese tournaments, as we shift to daily audio coverage of each tournament show. Already John has covered three tournaments at once twice (!)- the G1 Climax, AJPW Champion Carnival & NOAH N-1 Victory in the early fall of 2020, and the Best of the Super Juniors, World Tag League & DDT D-Ou GP in the late fall. Other than a couple shows covered each week on the free episode of Omakase, the only place to hear our audio coverage of all these tournament events is right here on the Omakase Patreon. This daily coverage feature both John alone and sometimes guests as well, and bleed over to the monthly bonus full Omakase episodes. No one brings you reviews of the daily tournaments as in depth as we do here at the Omakase Patreon, and it will continue in 2021 with all sorts of tournaments, likely starting with the New Japan Cup in March.

And that's it! I hope you enjoy the Wrestling Omakase Patreon! Thank you very, very much for your support, I greatly appreciate it!

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