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Best Wrestling Matches I've Seen

Posted by World's Worst Man, 15 January 2007 · 834 views

Stolen completely from Loss. I like putting together lists, so I'm going to do one of the top wrestling matches by year, according to me. I left out matches that were significantly edited. I'll post additions at the bottom and will occasionally change or remove the status of a match. Comments appreciated, because I'd love to re-watch some of these, but generally don't have the motivation to do so without a good reason (too many unwatched matches kicking around).

1970
Antonio Inoki vs Dory Funk Jr. (9/2/70, ***3/4)

1973
The Destroyer vs Mil Mascaras (10/9/73, ****1/4)

1974
Mil Mascaras vs The Destroyer (7/25/74, ****1/2)

1976
Jumbo Tsuruta vs Terry Funk (6/11/76, ****1/2)
Jumbo Tsuruta vs Jack Brisco (8/28/76, 2/3 Falls, ****)
Jumbo Tsuruta vs Giant Baba (5/1/76, ****)

1977
Jerry Lawler vs Bill Dundee (8/29/77, ***3/4)
Jumbo Tsuruta vs Harley Race (6/11/77, 2/3 Falls, ***1/2)

1980
Dynamite Kid vs. Tatsumi Fujinami (2/5/80, ****)
Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Dick Slater (5/1/80, ****)
Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Dick Murdoch (2/23/80, ***1/2)
Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Dick Murdoch (3/5/80, ***1/2)

1981
Bruiser Brody & Jimmy Snuka vs. Terry Funk & Dory Funk Jr. (12/13/81, ****1/4)
Bob Backlund vs. Sgt. Slaughter (3/21/81, ***1/2)

1982
Bob Backlund vs. Adrian Adonis (1/18/82, ****1/4)
Bruiser Brody vs. Dory Funk Jr. (3/21/82, ***3/4)
Dynamite Kid vs. Tiger Mask (8/5/82, ***3/4)
Tiger Mask vs. Bret Hart (7/30/82, ***1/2)


1983
Dynamite Kid vs. Tiger Mask (4/21/83, ****)
Stan Hansen & Brusier Brody vs Jumbo Tsuruta & Genichiro Tenryu (12/12/83, ***3/4)
Tiger Mask vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi (1/6/83, ***3/4)
Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood vs. Sgt Slaughter & Don Kernodle (3/12/83, ***1/2)
Ric Flair vs Harley Race (11/24/83, ***1/2)

1984
Sgt. Slaughter vs. The Iron Sheik (6/16/84, ****)
Adrian Adonis & Dick Murdoch vs. The Brisco Brothers (12/28/84, ****)
Kazuo Yamazaki vs Nobuhiko Takada (12/5/84, ***3/4)
Super Tiger vs Akira Maeda (9/11/84, ***3/4)
Adrian Adonis/Dick Murdoch vs. Bob Backlund/Brian Blair (7/7/84, ***3/4)
Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Super Tiger (12/5/84, 25:36 of 27:19 shown, ***1/2)
Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Nobuhiko Takada (10/22/84, ***1/2)
Jumbo Tsuruta vs Nick Bockwinkle (2/24/84, ***1/2)
Super Tiger vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara (9/7/84, ***1/2)

1985
Jaguar Yokota vs. La Galactica (2/27/85, ****1/2)
Devil Masami vs. Chigusa Nagayo (8/22/85, ****1/2)
Nobuhiko Takada vs. Kazuo Yamazaki (9/11/85, ****)
Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Super Tiger (9/11/85, ***3/4)
Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Super Tiger (7/17/85, 10:23 of 15:15 shown, ***3/4)
Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Akira Maeda (3/2/85, ***3/4)
Nobuhiko Takada vs. Super Tiger (9/6/85, ***3/4)
Dump Matsumoto & Rosy Moreno vs. Lioness Asuka & Chigusa Nagayo (1/5/85, ***3/4)
Nobuhiko Takada vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara (7/8/85, 11:23 of 15:04 shown, ***1/2)
Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Kazuo Yamazaki (1/7/85, ***1/2)
Ricky Steamboat vs. Bob Orton Jr. (7/20/85, ***1/2)
Greg Valentine vs. Ricky Steamboat (6/21/85, ***1/2)
Super Tiger vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara (6/24/85, ***1/2)

1986
Akira Maeda/Yoshiaki Fujiwara/Osamu Kido/Nobuhiko Takada/Kazuo Yamazaki vs. Antonio Inoki/Tatsumi Fujinami/Kengo Kimura/Umanosuke Ueda/Kantaro Hoshino (3/26/86, ****1/2)
Hart Foundation vs. Killer Bees (2/17/86, ****1/4)
Nobuhiko Takada vs. Keiichi Yamada (5/1/86, ****)
Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat (7/27/86, ****)
Nobuhiko Takada & Shiro Koshinaka vs. Akira Maeda & Osamu Kido (12/8/86, ****)
Akira Maeda/Yoshiaki Fujiwara/Osamu Kido/Nobuhiko Takada/Kazuo Yamazaki vs. Tatsumi Fujinami/Kengo Kimura/Shiro Koshinaka/George Takano/Kantaro Hoshino (9/16/86, ***3/4)
Nobuhiko Takada vs. The Cobra (6/17/86,***3/4)
Nobuhiko Takada vs. Kazuo Yamazaki (8/7/86, ***1/2)
Nobuhiko Takada vs Shiro Koshinaka (9/19/86, ***1/2)
Ricky Steamboat vs. Jake Roberts (8/9/86, ***1/2)

1987
Ric Flair vs. Barry Windham (1/20/87, ****1/2)
Nobuhiko Takada & Akira Maeda vs. Keiji Muto & Shiro Koshinaka (3/20/87, ****1/4)
Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy Savage (3/29/87, ****)
Yukari Omori vs. Lioness Asuka (4/15/87, ***3/4)
Nobuhiko Takada & Akira Maeda vs. Keiji Muto & Shiro Koshinaka (3/26/87, ***1/2)
Nobuhiko Takada vs. Kuniaki Kobayashi (8/20/87, ***1/2)

1988
Stan Hansen & Terry Gordy vs Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada (12/16/88, ****3/4)
Jumbo Tsuruta vs Genichiro Tenryu (10/28/88, ****1/4)
Nobuhiko Takada vs Akira Maeda (11/10/88, ****1/4)
Nobuhiko Takada vs. Hiro Hase (3/11/88, ****1/4)
Kazuo Yamazaki vs Nobuhiko Takada (8/13/88, ****)
Jumbo Tsuruta vs Tiger Mask (3/9/88, ****)
Akira Maeda vs Gerard Gourdeau (8/13/88, ****)
Nobuhiko Takada vs Bob Backlund (12/22/88, ***3/4)
Akira Maeda vs Kazuo Yamazaki (5/12/88, ***3/4)
Nobuhiko Takada vs. Shiro Koshinaka (2/4/88, ***3/4)
Hiroshi Hase vs. Shiro Koshinaka (2/7/88, ***3/4)
Nobuhiko Takada vs Akira Maeda (6/11/88, ***1/2)

1989
Genichiro Tenryu vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (6/5/89, ****3/4)
Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat (4/2/89, ****3/4)
Genichiro Tenryu vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (10/11/89, ****1/4)
Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat (5/7/89, ****)
Yoji Anjoh vs Masakatsu Funaki (6/14/89, ****)
Masakatsu Funaki vs Tatsuo Nakano (7/24/89, ****)
Naoki Sano vs. Jushin Liger (7/13/89, JIP, 10:56 of 13:48 shown, ****)
Jushin Liger vs. Naoki Sano (8/1/89, JIP 11:04 of 15:26 shown, ****)
Akira Maeda vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara (8/13/89, ***3/4)
Yoji Anjoh vs Minoru Suzuki (10/25/89, ***3/4)
Akira Maeda vs Kazuo Yamazaki (5/21/89, ***3/4)
Jushin Liger vs. Naoki Sano (9/20/89, ***3/4)
Kazuo Yamazaki vs Yoji Anjoh (8/13/89, ***3/4)
Kazuo Yamazaki vs Nobuhiko Takada (5/4/89, ***3/4)
Nobuhiko Takada vs Akira Maeda (1/10/89, ***3/4)
Shiro Koshinaka vs. Hiroshi Hase (3/16/89, ***3/4)
Riki Choshu & Masa Saito vs. Super Strong Machine & George Takano (3/16/89, ***3/4)
Nobuhiko Takada vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara (10/25/89, ***1/2)
Jumbo Tsuruta & Kenta Kobashi vs. Stan Hansen & Genichiro Tenryu (8/6/89, ***1/2)
Atsushi Onita vs Masashi Aoyagi (10/6/89, ***1/2)
Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada (1/7/89, ***1/2)
Jumbo Tsuruta & Yoshiaki Yatsu vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Toshiaki Kawada (2/23/89, ***1/2)
Yoji Anjoh vs Minoru Suzuki (4/14/89, 13:41 of 19:39 shown, ***1/2)

1990
Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (9/1/90, ****3/4)
Jushin Liger vs. Naoki Sano (1/31/90, ****1/2)
Mitsuharu Misawa/Kenta Kobashi/Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jumbo Tsuruta/Masa Fuchi/Akira Taue (10/19/90, ****1/2)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (6/8/90, ****1/2)
Southern Boys vs. Midnight Express (7/7/90, ****1/4)
Nobuhiko Takada vs Akira Maeda (6/21/90, ****)
Stan Hansen & Dan Spivey vs. Terry Gordy & Steve Williams (4/19/90, ****)
The Great Muta vs. Hiroshi Hase (9/14/90, ****)
Nobuhiko Takada vs. Kazuo Yamazaki (2/9/90, ***3/4)
Steve Williams vs. Toshiaki Kawada (JIP, 13:27 of 16:22 shown, ***3/4)
Steve Williams & Terry Gordy vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Stan Hansen (3/6/90, ***3/4)
Genichiro Tenryu & Ricky Fuyuki vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Tiger Mask II (1/14/90, ***3/4)
Genichiro Tenryu vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (4/19/90, ***1/2)
Nobuhiko Takada vs Akira Maeda (1/16/90, ***1/2)
Hulk Hogan vs. Stan Hansen (4/13/90, ***1/2)

1991
Jumbo Tsuruta/Akira Taue/Masanobu Fuchi vs. Mitsuharu Misawa/Toshiaki Kawada/Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (10/21/91, ****1/2)
Jumbo Tsuruta vs Toshiaki Kawada (10/24/91, ****1/2)
Mitsuharu Misawa/Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jumbo Tsuruta/Akira Taue (11/29/91, ****1/2)
Keiji Muto vs. Masahiro Chono (8/11/91, ****1/4)
Jumbo Tsuruta vs Mitsuharu Misawa (4/20/91, ****1/4)
Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada (3/3/91, ****1/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Terry Gordy (6/1/91, ****1/4)
Jumbo Tsuruta/Akira Taue vs. Toshiaki Kawada/Kenta Kobashi (9/27/91, ****1/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa/Toshiaki Kawada vs. Terry Gordy/Steve Williams (12/6/91, ****1/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Terry Gordy & Steve Williams (07/24/91, ****)
Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect (8/26/91, ****)
Nobuhiko Takada vs Kazuo Yamazaki (10/6/91, ****)
Ric Flair/Larry Zbyszko/Barry Windham/Sid Vicious vs. Sting/Brian Pillman/Scott Steiner/Ric Steiner (2/24/91, ****)
Jumbo Tsuruta/Akira Taue vs. Mitsuharu Misawa/Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (9/1/91, ****)
Toshiaki Kawada/Kenta Kobashi vs. Akira Taue/Masa Fuchi (9/23/91, ****)
Mitsuharu Misawa/Toshiaki Kawada vs. Kenta Kobashi/Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (11/24/91, ****)
Shinya Hashimoto vs. Masahiro Chono (8/9/91, ***3/4)
Toshiaki Kawada vs. Akira Taue (1/15/91, ***3/4)
Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada (5/24/91, ***3/4)
Toshiaki Kawada vs. Steve Williams (6/16/91, ***3/4)
Stan Hansen/Danny Spivey vs. Terry Gordy/Steve Williams (12/4/91, ***3/4)
Mitsuhara Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue (09/24/91, ***1/2)
Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Toshiaki Kawada (4/6/91, ***1/2)
Bull Nakano vs Yumiko Hotta (1/23/91, ***1/2)
Jumbo Tsuruta/Akira Taue/Masanobu Fuchi vs. Toshiaki Kawada/Kenta Kobashi/Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (10/27/91, ***1/2)
Mitsuharu Misawa/Toshiaki Kawada/Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Jumbo Tsuruta/Akira Taue/Masa Fuchi (1/27/91, ***1/2)
Toshiaki Kawada vs. Akira Taue (4/18/91, ***1/2)
Toshiaki Kawada/Kenta Kobashi vs. Stan Hansen/Danny Spivey (9/1/91, ***1/2)
The Great Muta vs. Tatsumi Fujinami (9/23/91, ***1/2)

1992
Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki (11/26/92, ****3/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Toshiaki Kawada (10/21/1992, ****1/2)
Manami Toyota vs. Toshiyo Yamada (8/15/92, ****1/2)
Jushin Liger vs. El Samurai (4/30/92, ****1/4)
Kyoko Inoue vs Akira Hokuto (1/4/92, ****1/4)
Kyoko Inoue vs Akira Hokuto (11/26/92, ****1/4)
Vader vs Sting (12/28/92, ****1/4)
Jushin Liger vs. Pegasus Kid (2/10/92, ****1/4)
Jushin Liger vs. Brian Pillman (2/29/92, ****)
Aja Kong & Kyoko Inoue vs. Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada (12/13/92, ****)
Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog (8/29/92, ****)
Ric Flair vs. Randy Savage (4/5/92, ****)
Nobuhiko Takada vs Gary Albright (9/21/92, ****)
Pegasus Kid vs. Jushin Liger (8/12/92, ****)
Hiroshi Hase vs Great Muta (12/14/92, ****)
Stan Hansen vs. Mitsuhara Misawa (08/22/1992, ****)
Bull Nakano & Aja Kong vs. Akira Hokuto & Toshiyo Yamada (8/15/92, ****)
Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Akira Taue & Jun Akiyama (12/04/1992, ****)
Stan Hansen vs. Mitsuharu Misawa (3/4/92, ****)
Toshiaki Kawada vs. Kenta Kobashi (3/22/92, ****)
Masa Chono vs. Keiji Muto (8/11/92, ***3/4)
Bull Nakano vs Aja Kong (11/26/92, ***3/4)
Vader vs. Sting (7/12/92, ***3/4)
Jumbo Tsuruta/Masanobu Fuchi/Yoshinari Ogawa vs. Mitsuharu Misawa/Toshiaki Kawada/Kenta Kobashi (1/12/92, JIP, 19:30 of 26:00 shown, ***3/4)
Nobuhiko Takada vs Gary Albright (5/8/92, ***3/4)
Stan Hansen vs Mitsuharu Misawa (4/17/92, ***1/2)
Kyoko Inoue & Mariko Yoshida vs Manami Toyota & Sakie Hasegawa (5/24/92, ***1/2)
Aja Kong & Bison Kimura vs Akira Hokuto & Etsuko Mita (5/24/92, ***1/2)
Bret Hart vs. Roddy Piper (4/5/92, ***1/2)
Jumbo Tsuruta & Masanobu Fuchi vs. Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi (1/2/92, ***1/2)

1993
Akira Hokuto vs. Shinobu Kandori (4/2/93, *****)
Stan Hansen vs Kenta Kobashi (7/29/93, *****)
Toshiyo Yamada & Manami Toyota vs. Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki (4/11/93, ****3/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (06/01/93, ****1/2)
Terry Gordy & Steve Williams vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Toshiaki Kawada (1/30/93, ****1/2)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (3/27/93, ****1/2)
Aja Kong & Sakie Hasegawa vs. Toshiyo Yamada & Kyoko Inoue (10/10/93, ****1/2)
Stan Hansen vs Toshiaki Kawada (2/28/93, ****1/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Akira Taue (2/28/93, ****1/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (7/29/93, ****1/4)
Steve Williams vs Mitsuharu Misawa (9/3/93, ****1/4)
Stan Hansen vs. Kenta Kobashi (4/16/93, ****1/4)
Vader vs. Sting (2/21/93, ****1/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Stan Hansen (3/30/93, ****1/4)
Akira Taue vs Kenta Kobashi (1/26/93, ****1/4)
Shinya Hashimoto vs. Genichiro Tenryu (8/8/93, ****1/4)
Kyoko Inoue vs. Shinobu Kandori (8/25/93, ****1/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (12/3/93, ****)
Toshiyo Yamada vs. Dynamite Kansai (10/9/93, ****)
Mitsuharu Misawa/Kenta Kobashi/Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada/Akira Taue/Yoshinari Ogawa (7/2/93, ****)
Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect (6/13/93, ****)
Steve Williams vs Kenta Kobashi (8/31/93, ****)
Aja Kong & Akira Hokuto vs. Shinobu Kandori & Eagle Sawai (4/11/93, ****)
Shinya Hashimoto vs. Keiji Muto (12/10/93, ****)
Shinya Hashimoto vs Genichiro Tenryu (8/8/93, ****)
Kyoko Inoue & Takako Inoue vs. Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki (4/2/93, ****)
Aja Kong vs. Dynamite Kansai (8/25/93, ****)
Nobuhiko Takada vs Vader (12/5/93, ***3/4)
Akira Hokuto vs. Rumi Kazama (8/25/93, ***3/4)
Shinya Hashimoto vs. Power Warrior (12/13/93, ***1/2)
Akira Hokuto vs. Yumiko Hotta (8/21/93, ***1/2)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Stan Hansen (5/21/93, ***1/2)
Vader vs. Cactus Jack (10/24/93, ***1/2)
Kenta Kobashi vs Terry Gordy (5/21/93, ***1/2)
Kyoko Inoue/Takako Inoue/Toshiyo Yamada vs. Aja Kong/Kaoru Ito/Infernal Kaoru (8/21/93, ***1/2)

1994
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (6/3/94, *****)
Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada (5/21/94, ****3/4)
Super Vader vs. Nobuhiko Takada (8/18/94, ****3/4)
Aja Kong vs Yumiko Hotta (1/24/94, ****3/4)
Kenta Kobashi vs Steve Williams (9/3/94, ****3/4)
Toshiaki Kawada vs Steve Williams (4/16/94, ****1/2)
Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart (3/20/94, ****1/2)
Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs Etsuko Mita & Mima Shimoda (1/24/94, ****1/2)
Wild Pegasus vs. Great Sasuke (4/16/94, ****1/2)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (4/11/94, ****1/4)
Toshiaki Kawada vs Steve Williams (10/22/94, ****1/4)
Toshiaki Kawada vs Akira Taue (4/1/94, ****1/4)
Shinya Hashimoto vs. Hiro Hase (12/13/94, ****1/4)
Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Gary Albright (8/18/94, ****1/4)
Jushin Liger vs. Great Sasuke (4/16/94, ****1/4)
Bull Nakano vs Kyoko Inoue (1/24/94, ****)
El Samurai vs. Great Sasuke (4/16/94, ****)
Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (12/10/94, ****)
Akira Hokuto & Aja Kong vs Dynamite Kansai & Yumiko Hotta (8/24/94, ****)
Manami Toyota vs. Aja Kong (11/20/94, ****)
Kyoko Inoue vs. Dynamite Kansai (11/20/94, ****)
Kenta Kobashi vs Akira Taue (3/27/94, ***3/4)
Giant Baba & Stan Hansen vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (12/10/94, ***3/4)
Jushin Liger vs. Super Delfin (6/18/94, ***3/4)
Shinya Hashimoto vs. Genichiro Tenryu (2/17/94, ***3/4)
Shinya Hashimoto vs. Riki Choshu (6/15/94, ***3/4)
Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs. Kyoko Inoue & Takako Inoue (10/9/94, ***3/4)
Aja Kong vs. Dynamite Kansai (11/20/94, ***3/4)
Nobuhiko Takada vs Gary Albright (6/10/94, ***1/2)
Bret Hart vs 1-2-3 Kid (07/01/94, ***1/2)
Cactus Jack & Kevin Sullivan vs. The Nasty Boys (5/22/94, ***1/2)
Shinya Hashimoto vs. Shiro Koshinaka (8/7/94, ***1/2)
Bull Nakano & Kyoko Inoue vs. Aja Kong & Manami Toyota (3/3/94, ***1/2)
Aja Kong vs Yumiko Hotta (12/4/94, ***1/2)

1995
Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa (6/9/95, AJPW Double Tag Titles, *****)
Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (1/24/95, ****3/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (4/15/95, ****1/2)
Toshiaki Kawada vs Akira Taue (4/8/95, ****1/2)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (3/26/95, ****1/2)
Jushin Liger vs. Ultimo Dragon (12/95, ****1/2)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (7/24/95, ****1/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (4/6/95, ****1/4)
Kenta Kobashi vs Akira Taue (7/24/95, ****1/4)
Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog (12/17/95, ****1/4)
Koji Kanemoto vs. Shinjiro Otani (7/13/95, ****1/4)
Jushin Liger vs. Gedo (12/95, ****1/4)
Toshiaki Kawada vs Gary Albright (10/25/95, ****)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (4/12/95, ****)
Akira Taue vs Kenta Kobashi (3/21/95, ****)
Lionheart vs. Wild Pegasus (12/95, ****)
Ultimo Dragon vs. Shinjiro Otani (12/95, ****)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (9/10/95, ***3/4)
Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada (10/15/95, ***3/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (12/9/95, ***3/4)
Shinya Hashimoto vs. Keiji Muto (5/3/95, ***3/4)
Bret Hart vs. Diesel (11/19/95, ***3/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (10/25/95, ***3/4)
Jushin Liger vs. Gran Naniwa (12/95, ***3/4)
Shinya Hashimoto vs. Keiji Muto (8/15/95, ***3/4)
Shinya Hashimoto vs. Kensuke Sasaki (1/4/95, ***1/2)
Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (3/4/95, ***1/2)
Ric Flair vs. Keiji Muto (8/13/95, ***1/2)
Toshiaki Kawada vs Jun Akiyama (3/21/95, ***1/2)
Nobuhiko Takada vs Vader (4/20/95, ***1/2)

1996
Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama (12/6/96, *****)
El Samurai vs. Shinjiro Otani (1/21/96, ****3/4)
Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama (5/96, ****1/2)
Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (7/9/96, ****1/2)
Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Shinjiro Otani (3/17/96, ****1/2)
Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin (11/17/96, ****1/2)
Shinjiro Ohtani vs. Ultimo Dragon (8/4/96, ****1/2)
Shinjiro Otani vs. Wild Pegasus (3/20/96, ****1/2)
Black Tiger vs. Wild Pegasus (6/11/96, ****1/2)
Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (11/29/96, ****1/4)
Toshiaki Kawada vs Akira Taue (3/31/96, ****1/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (3/31/96, ****1/4)
Jushin Liger vs. Black Tiger (6/12/96, ****1/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (5/24/96, ****1/4)
Antonio Inoki vs. Vader (1/4/96, ****)
Chris Benoit vs. Dean Malenko (8/10/96, ****)
TAKA Michinoku/Koji Kanemoto/Shinjiro Otani vs. Gran Hamada/El Samurai/Jushin Liger (4/5/96, ****)
Shinya Hashimoto vs. Riki Choshu (8/2/96, ****)
Kenta Kobashi vs Akira Taue (7/24/96, ***3/4)
Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (11/22/96, ***3/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs Kenta Kobashi & The Patriot (11/22/96, ***3/4)
Jushin Liger vs. Dick Togo (British Jr. Title, ***3/4)
Nobuhiko Takada vs. Shinya Hashimoto (4/29/96, ***1/2)
Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada (5/24/96, ***1/2)

1997
1 Kenta Kobashi vs Mitsuharu Misawa (1/20/97, *****)
2 Kenta Kobashi vs Mitsuharu Misawa (10/21/97, *****)
3 Jushin Liger vs. Shinjiro Otani (2/9/97, ****3/4)
4 Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama (12/5/97, ****3/4)
5 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (4/19/97, ****1/4)
6 Hiroshi Hase vs Kenta Kobashi (8/26/97, ****1/4)
7 Bret Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin (3/23/97, ****1/4)
8 Kenta Kobashi vs Jun Akiyama (3/30/97, ****)
9 Jushin Liger vs. Ultimo Dragon (1/4/97, ****)
10 Mitsuharu Misawa & Hiroshi Hase & Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi & Akira Taue & Jun Akiyama (9/26/97, ****)
11 Toshiaki Kawada vs Mitsuharu Misawa (6/6/97, ***3/4)
12 Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi (4/19/97, ***3/4)
13 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Jun Akiyama (9/6/97, ***3/4)
14 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (4/2/97, ***1/2)
15 Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (7/25/95, ***1/2)
16 Shinya Hashimoto vs. Keiji Muto (6/5/97, ***1/2)
17 Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace & Johnny Smith vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama & Satoru Asako (8/22/97. ***1/2)

1998
Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada (6/12/98, ****3/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (10/31/98, ****1/2)
Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace vs Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada (6/5/98, ****1/2)
Shinya Hashimoto vs. Kazuo Yamazaki (8/2/98, ****1/2)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (3/29/98, ****)
Jun Akiyama vs Mitsuharu Misawa (1/26/98, Triple Crown, ****)
Jun Akiyama vs Kenta Kobashi (7/24/98, Triple Crown, ****)
Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi & Johnny Ace (1/25/98, ****)
Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs Stan Hansen & Vader (12/5/98, ***3/4)
Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada (10/11/98, ***3/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Jun Akiyama (4/18/98, ***3/4)
Shinjiro Otani vs. Ultimo Dragon (1/4/98, ***3/4)
Toshiaki Kawada vs Mitsuharu Misawa (5/1/98, ***1/2)
Akira Taue vs Kenta Kobashi (9/11/98, Triple Crown, ***1/2)

1999
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (6/11/99, ****1/2)
Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue vs Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama (1/7, 17:28 of 25:58 shown, ****1/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa vs Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama (10/23/99, ****1/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (1/22/99, ****)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Vader (5/1/99, ****)
Bret Hart vs. Chris Benoit (10/4/99, ****)
Kenta Kobashi & Jun Akiyama vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Yoshinari Ogawa (3/6/99, ****)
Vader vs Kenta Kobashi (4/16/99, ***3/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (7/23/99, ***3/4)
Ayaka Hamada/Mika Akino vs Mima Shimoda/Etsuko Mita (12/11/99, ***3/4)
Kenta Kobashi & Toshiaki Kawada vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Akira Taue (6/4/99, ***3/4)
Raven & Saturn vs. Dean Malenko & Chris Benoit (4/11/99, ***1/2)
CIMA vs Minoru Fujita (10/19/99, ***1/2)
Ryuji Yamakawa vs Tomoaki Honma (6/20/99, ***1/2)

2000
1 Kenta Kobashi vs Jun Akiyama (12/23/2000, ****1/2)
2 Jun Akiyama vs Mitsuharu Misawa (2/27/00, ****)
3 Vader vs Kenta Kobashi (2/27/00, ****)
4 Jun Akiyama vs Kenta Kobashi (8/6/00, ****)
5 Kensuke Sasaki vs. Toshiaki Kawada (10/9/00, ***3/4)
6 Masa Fuchi & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Yuji Nagata & Takashi Iizuka (12/14/00, ***3/4)
7 Jun Akiyama & Kenta Kobashi vs Vader & Steve Williams (2/20/00, ***3/4)
8 Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada (1/17/00, ***3/4)
9 Jun Akiyama & Kenta Kobashi vs Mitsuharu Misawa & Akira Taue (8/5/2000, 2/3 Falls, ***1/2)
10 Toshiaki Kawada vs Genichiro Tenryu (10/28/00, ***1/2)
11 Genichiro Tenyru vs. Kensuke Sasaki (1/4/00, ***1/2)
12 Shinya Hashimoto & Takashi Iizuka vs. Naoya Ogawa & Kazunari Murakami (1/4/00, ***1/2)

2001
1 Jushin Liger vs. Minoru Tanaka (6/4/01, ****1/4)
2 Minoru Tanaka vs. AKIRA (5/28/01, ****)
3 Toshiaki Kawada vs. Satoshi Kojima (6/6/01, ****)
4 Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima vs. Mike Barton & Jim Steele (12/11/01, ****)
5 Jun Akiyama vs. Mitsuharu Misawa (7/27/01, ****)
6 Naomichi Marufuji vs. Tatsuhito Takaiwa (4/18/01, ****)
7 Keiji Muto & Taiyo Kea vs. Osamu Nishimura & Tatsumi Fujinami (10/28/01, ****)
8 Mitsuharu Misawa & Jun Akiyama vs. Shinya Hashimoto & Yuji Nagata (3/2/01, ***3/4)
9 Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Toshiaki Kawada (1/4/01, ***3/4)
10 Keiji Muto vs Genichiro Tenryu (6/8/01, ***3/4)
11 Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Yuji Nagata (1/4/01, ***3/4)
12 Toshiaki Kawada & Mitsuya Nagai vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Satoshi Kojima (9/16/01, ***3/4)
13 Tatsuhito Takaiwa vs Naomichi Marufuji (12/9/2001, ***3/4)
14 Takehiro Murahama vs. Minoru Tanaka (4/20/01, ***3/4)
15 Keiji Muto & Jushin Liger vs. Tatsumi Fujinami & Osamu Nishimura (10/19/01, ***3/4)
16 Yuji Nagata/Osamu Nishimura/Takashi Iizuka vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan/Satoshi Kojima/Scott Norton (4/20/01, ***3/4)
17 Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jun Akiyama (4/11/01, ***1/2)
18 Taiyo Kea vs. Genichiro Tenryu (3/3/01, ***1/2)

2002
Masayuki Naruse & El Samurai vs. Tsuyoshi Kikuchi & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (9/23/02, ****)
Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs. Yuji Nagata & Jun Akiyama (2/17/02, ***3/4)
Kenta Kobashi & Kentaro Shiga vs. Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito (10/19/02, ***3/4)
Satoshi Kojima vs. Genichiro Tenryu (7/17/02, ***3/4)
Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Osamu Nishimura (2/16/02, ***3/4)
Osamu Nishimura vs. Yoshihiro Takayama (8/10/02, ***3/4)
Jushin Liger/Great Sasuke/Tiger Mask IV vs. Dick Togo/Gedo/Jado (1/4/02, ***3/4)
Yuji Nagata vs. Jun Akiyama (1/4/02, ***3/4)
Great Sasuke/Jinsei Shinzaki/Dick Togo vs. TAKA Michinoku/Gran Naniwa/Kaz Hayashi (11/8/02, ***3/4)
Masahiro Chono vs. Yuji Nagata (10/26/02, ***1/2)
Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Yoshihiro Takayama (8/4/02, ***1/2)
American Dragon vs Low Ki (3/30/02, ***1/2)
Samoa Joe vs Low Ki (10/5/02, ***1/2)
American Dragon vs AJ Styles (11/9/02, ***1/2)

2003
Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Jun Akiyama (8/17/03, ****1/2)
Kenta Kobashi & Tamon Honda vs. Jun Akiyama & Akitoshi Saito (6/06/03, ****1/4)
Makai Mask IV & Makai Mask V vs. Yutaka Yoshie & Hiroshi Tanahashi (7/09/03, ****)
AKIRA/Super Crazy/HEAT/Masahito Kakihara/Tiger Mask IV vs. Minoru Fujita/Gedo/Koji Kanemoto/El Samurai/Jushin Lyger (2/16/03, ****)
Jun Akiyama/Makoto Hashi/Akitoshi Saito/Yoshinobu Kanemaru vs. Tamon Honda/KENTA/Tsuyoshi Kikuchi/Kenta Kobashi (5/14/03, ***3/4)
Doug Williams vs. Chris Daniels (3/22/03, ***3/4)
Tamon Honda vs. Kenta Kobashi (4/13/03, ***1/2)
Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle (1/19/03, ***1/2)
Kazunari Murakami vs. Yuji Nagata (12/10/02, ***1/2)
Osamu Nishimura vs. Yuji Nagata (2/02/03, ***1/2)

2004
CM Punk vs. Samoe Joe (10/16/04, ****3/4)
Yoshihiro Takayama vs. Kenta Kobashi (4/25/04, ****1/2)
CM Punk vs Samoa Joe (12/4/04, ****1/2)
Akira Taue vs. Kenta Kobashi (9/10/04, ****1/4)
Bryan Danielson vs Samoa Joe (10/2/04, ****1/4)
Hiroyoshi Tenzan vs. Kensuke Sasaki (12/12/04, ****1/4)
Takeshi Rikio & Naomichi Marufuji vs. Kenta Kobashi & KENTA (11/28/04, ****1/4)
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan (8/15/04, Final, ****1/4)
Mark Briscoe vs Colt Cabana vs Austin Aries vs Homocide vs Bryan Danielson vs Samoa Joe (6/24/04, ****1/4)
Low Ki & Bryan Danielson vs Samoa Joe & Jushin Thunder Liger (11/6/04, ****)
Brock Lesnar vs Eddy Guerrero (2/15/04, ****)
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Kensuke Sasaki (11/03/04, ****)
Austin Aries vs Samoa Joa (12/26/04, ****)
Low Ki vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru (9/10/04, ****)
Austin Aries vs Bryan Danielson (8/7/04, ****)
Jay and Mark Briscoe & Jimmy Rave & John Walters vs Alex Shelley & Jack Evans & Austin Aries & Roderick Strong (5/22/04, ****)
Takeshi Rikio vs. Kenta Kobashi (3/06/04, ***3/4)
CM Punk vs Samoa Joe (6/12/04, ***3/4)
Great Sasuke & Dick Togo & Nobutaka Moribe vs Minoru Fujita & Ikuto Hidaka & Macho Pump (8/22/04, ***3/4)
SUWA vs. Magnum Tokyo (2/08/04, UDG Title, ***3/4)
Bryan Danielson vs Jushin Thunder Liger (11/5/04, ***3/4)
Yoshinari Ogawa & Kotaro Suzuki vs. Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA (4/03/04, ***3/4)
KENTA vs. Kenta Kobashi (10/09/04, ***1/2)
Toshiaki Kawada vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan (12/5/04, ***1/2)
Jun Akiyama vs. Kenta Kobashi (7/10/04, ***1/2)
Kenta Kobashi & KENTA vs. Akitoshi Saito & Takashi Sugiura (11/28/04, ***1/2)
Kurt Angle vs Eddy Guerrero (3/14/04, ***1/2)

2005
Kenta Kobashi & Go Shiosaki vs. Kensuke Sasaki & Katsuhiko Nakajima (11/5/05, ****3/4)
Kenta Kobashi & Makoto Hashi vs. Jun Akiyama & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (8/19/05, ****1/2)
Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA vs. Ikuto Hidaka & Minoru Fujita (5/7/05, ****1/2)
Low Ki vs. KENTA (12/17/05, ****1/4)
Bryan Danielson vs. James Gibson (9/17/05, ****1/4)
AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe (12/11/05, ****1/4)
KENTA vs. SUWA (9/18/05, ****)
Kenta Kobashi vs. Samoa Joe (10/1/05, ****)
Roderick Strong vs. Bryan Danielson (10/29/05, ****)
Kenta Kobashi & Homicide vs. Low Ki & Samoa Joe (10/2/05, ****)
Eddy Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio (6/23/05, ****)
Mitsuharu Misawa/Kenta Kobashi/Jun Akiyama vs. Naomichi Marufuji/KENTA/Makoto Hashi (4/2/05, ****)
James Gibson vs. Austin Aries (4/16/05, ****)
Naomichi Marufuji & Minoru Suzuki vs. Akitoshi Saito & Takashi Sugiura (9/11/05, ****)
Chris Daniels vs. James Gibson vs. Samoa Joe vs. CM Punk (8/12/05, ****)
KENTA vs. Mushiking Terry (10/28/05, ****)
CM Punk & Spanky vs. Samoa Joe & Jay Lethal (3/12/05, ****)
Kenta Kobashi vs. Takeshi Rikio (3/5/05, ***3/4)
Satoshi Kojima vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (3/26/05, ***3/4)
Satoshi Kojima vs. Toshiaki Kawada (2/16/05, ***3/4)
Satoshi Kojima vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan (2/20/05, ***3/4)
Chris Daniels vs. Samoa Joe (11/5/05, ***3/4)
KENTA vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru (7/18/05, ***3/4)
Roderick Strong vs. Bryan Danielson (11/5/05, ***3/4)
Spanky vs. Bryan Danielson (4/2/05, ***3/4)
Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Takashi Sugiura vs. Richard Slinger & Low Ki (8/27/05, ***3/4)
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Yuji Nagata (4/19/05, ***3/4)
Mitsuharu Misawa & Mohammed Yone vs. Kenta Kobashi & Go Shiozaki (4/17/05, ***3/4)
Low Ki & Homicide vs. Samoa Joe & Jay Lethal (8/13/05, ***3/4)
KENTA/Naomichi Marufuji/Kotaro Suzuki/Ricky Marvin vs. Takashi Sugiura/Yoshinobu Kanemaru/Makoto Hashi/SUWA (4/17/05, ***3/4)
James Gibson vs. Homicide vs. Austin Aries vs. Samoa Joe (7/8/05, ***3/4)
Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle (4/3/05, ***3/4)
Toshiaki Kawada vs. Minoru Suzuki (8/11/05, ***1/2)
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (8/7/05, ***1/2)
Satoshi Kojima vs. Kensuke Sasaki (11/19/05, ***1/2)
Samoa Joe vs. Jay Lethal (12/3/05, ***1/2)
Black Tiger vs. Koji Kanemoto (10/30/05, ***1/2)
Shinsuke Nakamura & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Yuji Nagata (1/30/05, ***1/2)
Jun Akiyama & Makoto Hashi vs. Minoru Suzuki & Naomichi Marufuji (7/18/05, ***1/2)
Kenta Kobashi vs. Kensuke Sasaki (7/18/05, ***1/2)
Yuji Nagata vs. Hiroyoshi Tenzan (8/13/05, ***1/2)
Chris Daniels vs. CM Punk (7/23/05, ***1/2)
Minoru Suzuki vs. Mohammed Yone (9/18/05, ***1/2)
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Toru Yano (8/4/05, ***1/2)
Naomichi Marufuji & KENTA vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & Takashi Sugiura (6/5/05, ***1/2)
Kenta Kobashi/Mohammed Yone/Go Shiosaki vs. Takeshi Rikio/Takeshi Morishima/Naomichi Marufuji (2/20/05, ***1/2)
Takeshi Rikio/Mohammed Yone/KENTA vs. Jun Akiyama/Genichiro Tenryu/Go Shiosaki (5/17/05, ***1/2)
Satoshi Kojima vs. Keiji Muto (7/26/05, ***1/2)
Bryan Danielson vs. Homicide (2/19/05, ***1/2)
Colt Cabana vs. Austin Aries (2/19/05, ***1/2)

2006
Samoa Joe vs. Bryan Danielson (8/5/06, ****1/2)
Kenta Kobashi vs. Naomichi Marufuji (4/23/06, ****)
KENTA & Naomichi Marufuji vs. Takeshi Morishima & Takeshi Rikio (NOAH 7/16/06, ****)
Samoa Joe/Adam Pearce/BJ Whitmer/Ace Steel/Bryan Danielson vs. Chris Hero/Claudio Castagnoli/Nate Webb/Necro Butcher/Eddie Kingston (7/15/06, ****)
Bryan Danielson vs. KENTA (12/2/06, ****)
KENTA vs. Bryan Danielson (9/16/06, ***3/4)
Nigel McGuinness vs. Bryan Danielson (8/12/06, ***3/4)
Roderick Strong vs. Bryan Danielson (3/31/06, ***3/4)
Kenta Kobashi vs. KENTA (3/5/06, ***3/4)
Kurt Angle vs. Undertaker (2/19/06, ***3/4)
Necro Butcher vs. Low-Ki (4/1/06, ***3/4)
Naomichi Marufuji vs. KENTA (10/29/06, ***3/4)
Naomichi Marufuji vs. Akira Taue (3/5/06, ***1/2)
Yuji Nagata vs. Giant Bernard (4/30/06, ***1/2)
Homicide vs. Bryan Danielson (6/3/06, ***1/2)
Colt Cabana vs. Bryan Danielson (8/26/06, ***1/2)
Abdullah Kobayashi vs. Takashi Sasaki (3/31/06, ***1/2)
Lance Storm vs. Bryan Danielson (4/1/06, ***1/2)
Edge vs. Mick Foley (4/2/06, ***1/2)
Samoa Joe vs. Bryan Danielson (10/28/06, ***1/2)
Jimmy Rave vs. Bryan Danielson (2/25/06, ***1/2)
Genki Horiguchi/Ryo Saito/Dragon Kid vs. CIMA/Naruki Doi/Masato Yoshino (3/31/06, ***1/2)
William Regal vs. Chris Benoit (10/8/06, ***1/2)
Kenta Kobashi & Kensuke Sasaki vs. Genichiro Tenryu & Katsuhiko Nakajima (2/11/06, ***1/2)
Samoa Joe vs. Christopher Daniels (4/13/06, JIP, ***1/2)

2007
CM Punk vs. John Morrison (9/4/07, ***1/2)

2012
Kazuchika Okada vs. Tetsuya Naito (3/4/12, ****1/2)
Kazuchika Okada vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (2/12/12, ****)

2013
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kazushi Sakuraba (1/4/13, ***1/2)




Fun list! There's still quite a bit I want to see from your list, but there's lots of good recommendations here.

Jaguar/Galactica better than Nagayo/Masami? That must be an incredible match!
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I may have been underselling Nagayo vs. Devil, so I'll have to watch it again, but Jaguar and Galactica was just all kinds of goodness. Great structure and context, and a really nifty performance from Galactica.
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I revisited this match in the match review folder. Thanks for giving me the motivation biggrin.gif
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