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Genichiro Tenryu vs Yokozuna (WAR Battle Angel 03/26/95)

WAR March 26 1995 Tokyo Genichiro Tenryu Yokozuna

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#1 Loss

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 05:13 PM

Talk about it here.



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Posted 19 November 2011 - 10:06 AM

This was pretty sad to watch. Yoko could still do a few good things, but for the most part, he was shot by this time. WAR obviously had no confidence in him to work a good match, because they take lots of shortcuts -- blood, interference, foreign objects -- in an attempt to disguise him. In fairness, he hadn't worked since November so he may have been rusty, but this is not the same guy who was the monster heel in the WWF in 1993 and was more than capable. In 1993, this match would have been worlds better. In 1995, Yokozuna takes a bump outside and someone has to put a chair on the ground so he can step on it to get back in since he's too big to roll under the bottom rope. :(

#3 FLIK

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 10:38 AM

Ah, that's depressing to hear. On paper it does seem like something that should be pretty rockin.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 03:03 AM

Yamaguchi San as Fake Mr. Fuji with face paint is funny. Other than that, this was pretty bad. Who was the guy that interfered? Didn't seem to affect anything except to kill time. Good thing the match wasn't even 10 minutes.

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:25 AM

Surprisingly, the foreigner who was pretending to be a Japanese sumo wrestler didn't go down too well with the fans.



#6 PeteF3

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Posted 04 September 2014 - 07:59 PM

I'm honestly a little surprised that they got away with using the name Yokozuna here.

 

I didn't think this was BAD, but it was disappointing--there are glimpses of a good match here and it doubtless would have been if Yoko were to go down about 100 pounds. The bullshit was annoying and ultimately unnecessary. The interfering guy looked like either Isamu Teranishi or Kengo Kimura but I don't see what either would be doing in WAR at this point. Yoko still has some nice crunchy offense and big fat bumps, but he sort of blows his belly-to-belly suplex and can only do the Banzai Drop off the bottom rope.







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