The Squared Café is where I go to talk about the things I liked (and didn’t) from throughout the week in wrestling, comics, TV or just stuff from the internet. I use lots of PICS and GIFS because if a picture is worth a thousand words, a GIF is worth a thousand and four. Plus it hides the fact that me no write so good. Let’s ninja, shall we?


Best Wrestler Ever (This Week): Shinsuke Nakamura


He will also kick your head off, like he did here to Hirooki Goto. Either way.


Shinsuke Nakamura is a Japanese professional wrestler, currently working in New Japan Pro Wrestling. He is the current two-time IWGP Intercontinental Champion and former three-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion. And many other champions. Basically the dude is a champion.


Why He’s The Best Wrestler Ever (This Week)


That’s why!


I was lucky enough to see him perform live at a house show in Gifu, Japan, just a few weeks back. While the show itself was nothing to phone home about, just pretty standard house show stuff, but fun nonetheless, there was one standout, Shinsuke Nakamura. Out of all the great wrestlers who performed that night, Nakamura really stood out. His strange mannerisms and unique wrestling style set him apart from many wrestlers. He has a certain charisma which a lot of wrestlers are missing.
His performance was the most memorable of the night for me. And he instantly became my new favourite wrestler.


Best Move: Boma Ye (Basically he knees his usually kneeling opponent’s face off)



Other Best Move: Weird Shaky Foot Choke In The Corner

I don’t know the name of the move but I love it when he chokes his opponent in the corner with his foot and does a crazy body gyration thing. It’s weird and pointless and I love it.
Somebody gif that, please! So…ah…here’s this instead:


Sometimes it doesn’t work out so well.


Best Match/Rivalry: Nakamura vs. Tanahashi



There’s a plethora to choose from. But probably his IWGP Heavyweight Title match against Tanahashi where he busted out a Samoan Driver off the top rope. Pretty good!


Best Beef Bowl Commercial:


What the what?

As always, thanks to Tumblr for the GIFS. Click ’em! And don’t forget, read comics!