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#21 NintendoLogic

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 02:05 PM

Added: 1978-Mark Rocco vs. Marty Jones, 7/26 1979-Dory Funk Jr./Terry Funk vs. Giant Baba/Jumbo Tsuruta, 11/30 Also, I changed my 2008 pick to Panther/Villano. I'm not 100% in love with it, but it's good enough for what I think is a pretty weak year overall.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 06:17 PM

Know I missing some but mine is something like this: 1950's - Rikidozen Vs. Lou Thesz (JWA - 10/7/57) 1961 - Pat O'Conner Vs. Buddy Rogers (NWA - 6/30/61) 1962 - Rikidozan Vs. Freddie Blassie (JWA - 4/23/62) 1963 - Rikidozan Vs. The Destroyer (JWA - 12/2/63) 1964 - ??? 1965 - Toyonobori Vs. The Destroyer (JWA - 2/26/65) 1966 - Giant Baba Vs Fritz von Erich (JWA - 12/3/66) 1967 - Gene Kiniski Vs. Giant Baba (JWA - 8/14/67) 1968 - Bruno Sammartino Vs. Giant Baba (JWA - 8/7/68) 1969 - Giant Baba Vs. The Destroyer (JWA - 3/5/69) 1970 - Antonio Inoki Vs. Dory Funk Jr. (JWA - 8/2/70) 1971 - Antonio Inoki Vs. The Destroyer (JWA - 5/19/71) 1972 - Dory Funk Jr. Vs. Jack Brisco (Florida - 2/8/72) 1973 - The Destroyer Vs. Mil Mascaras (AJ - 10/9/73) 1974 - The Destroyer Vs. Mil Mascaras (AJ - 7/25/74) 1975 - Antonio Inoki Vs. Billy Robinson (NJ - 12/11/75) 1976 - Jumbo Tsuruta Vs. Terry Funk (AJ - 6/11/76) 1977 - Jumbo Tsuruta Vs. Billy Robinson (AJ - 3/5/77) 1978 - Giant Baba & Jumbo Tsuruta Vs. the Funks (AJ - 12/15/78) 1979 - Abdullah the Butcher & The Sheik Vs. The Funks (AJ - 12/13/79) 1980 - Bob Backlund Vs. Ken Patera (WWF Streetfight - 5/19/80) 1981 - Stan Hansen Vs. Andre The Giant (NJ - 9/23/81) 1982 - Ric Flair Vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (AJ - 6/8/82) 1983 - Dynamite Kid Vs. Tiger Mask (NJ - 4/21/83) 1984 - Kerry Von Erich Vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (AJ - 5/22/84) 1985 - Ric Flair Vs. Kerry Von Erich (Hawaii - 10/12/85) 1986 - Ric Flair vs Barry Windham (Florida - 2/14/86) 1987 - Ric Flair vs Barry Windham (NWA - 1/20/87) 1988 - Ric Flair Vs. Sting (NWA - 3/27/88) 1989 - Ric Flair Vs. Ricky Steamboat (NWA - 4/2/89) 1990 - Jumbo Tsuruta Vs. Mitsuharu Misawa (AJ - 6/8/90) 1991 - Hiro Hase & Kensuke Sasaki Vs. The Steiners (NJ - 3/21/91) 1992 - Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada Vs. Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki (AJW - 11/26/92) 1993 - Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada Vs. Dynamite Kansai & Mayumi Ozaki (AJW - 4/11/93) 1994 - Mitsuharu Misawa Vs. Toshiaki Kawada (AJ - 6/3/94) 1995 - Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi Vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJ - 6/9/95) 1996 - Shawn Michaels Vs. Mankind (WWF - 9/22/96) 1997 - Bret Hart Vs. Steve Austin (WWF I-Quit - 3/23/97) 1998 - Mitsuharu Misawa Vs. Kenta Kobashi (AJ - 10/31/98) 1999 - Mitsuharu Misawa Vs. Kenta Kobashi (AJ - 6/11/99) 2000 - HHH Vs. Cactus Jack (WWF Streetfight - 1/23/00) 2001 - Aja Kong Vs. Meiko Satamura (GAEA - 12/15/01) 2002 - Genichiro Tenryu Vs. Satoshi Kojima (AJ - 7/17/02) 2003 - Mitsuharu Misawa Vs. Kenta Kobashi (NOAH - 3/1/03) 2004 - HHH Vs. Shawn Michaels Vs. Chris Benoit (WWE - 3/14/04) 2005 - Kenta Kobashi Vs. Kensuke Sasaki (NOAH - 7/18/05) 2006 - CZW Vs. ROH (ROH/CZW Cage of Death - 7/15/06) 2007 - Nigel McGuinness Vs. Austin Aries (ROH - 12/29/07) 2008 - Nigel McGuinness Vs. Bryan Danielson (ROH - 2/23/08) 2009 - Katsuhiko Nakajima Vs. KENTA (NOAH - 3/1/09) 2010 - Tyler Black Vs. Davey Richards (ROH - 6/19/10) 2011 - John Cena Vs. CM Punk (WWF - 7/17/11) 2012 - Hiroshi Tanahashi Vs. Minoru Suzuki (NJ - 10/8/12) 2013 - Hiroshi Tanahashi Vs. Kazuchika Okada (NJ - 4/7/13)

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:03 AM

My top 5 MOTYs... #1 Misawa/Akiyama vs. Kawada/Taue (AJPW 12/6/96) ***** #2 Misawa vs. Kobashi (AJPW 1/20/97) ***** #3 Misawa/Kobashi vs. Kawada/Taue (AJPW 6/9/95) ***** #4 Misawa vs. Kawada (AJPW 6/3/94) ***** #5 Hansen vs. Kobashi (AJPW 7/29/93) *****

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:34 AM

Here's my current list: 1980 - Bob Backlund vs. Ken Patera (Texas Death), 5/19 1981 - Jerry Lawler vs. Terry Funk (No DQ), 3/21 1982 - Bob Backlund vs. Adrian Adonis, 1/18 1983 - Sangre Chicana vs. MS-1 1984 - Rick Martel vs. Nick Bockwinkel, 9/20 1985 - Jim Duggan vs. Ted DiBiase (Cage), 3/22 1986 - La Fiera vs. Babe Face (Hair v. Hair) 1987 - Akira Maeda vs. Yoshiaki Fujiwara, 8/29 1988 - NJ 10-man elimination match, 9/12 1989 - ? 1990 - El Dandy vs. El Satanico, 12/14 1991 - Atlantis vs. Blue Panther, 8/9 ***MOTD*** 1992 - Sting vs. Vader, 12/28 1993 - Bret Hart vs. Mr. Perfect, 6/13 1994 - Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart (Cage), 8/29 1995 - Volk Han vs. Yoshihisa Yamamoto, 6/17 1996 - Bret Hart vs. Steve Austin, 11/17 1997 - Volk Han vs. Kiyoshi Tamura, 1/22 1998 - Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Yoshihisa Yamamoto, 9/21 1999 - Kiyoshi Tamura vs. Yoshihisa Yamamoto, 6/24 2000 - Atlantis vs. Villano III, 3/17 ... 2011 - CM Punk vs. John Cena, 7/17 2012 - CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan, 5/23 After thinking about the list I would say 1992 - 1997 are the strongest years. For example, Dandy/Llanes from 1994 would be my MOTY in at least 10 other years.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:48 AM

I wish people wouldn't call Hart/Austin an I Quit match. It may seem like nitpicking, but it's really an important difference. It's better than an I Quit match precisely because it doesn't have the nonsense with the microphone.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:42 PM

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1978-Mark Rocco vs. Marty Jones, 7/26
1979-Dory Funk Jr./Terry Funk vs. Giant Baba/Jumbo Tsuruta, 11/30

Also, I changed my 2008 pick to Panther/Villano. I'm not 100% in love with it, but it's good enough for what I think is a pretty weak year overall.


What could you not possibly love about Panther/Villano?

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Posted 13 May 2013 - 12:31 AM

I wish people wouldn't call Hart/Austin an I Quit match. It may seem like nitpicking, but it's really an important difference. It's better than an I Quit match precisely because it doesn't have the nonsense with the microphone.

The microphone can be goofy, but in Magnum/ Tully it's an essential part of the match. The one that's the greatest of all time, not just 1985. :)

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 07:45 PM

I've changed my 1987 pick to Choshu/Fujiwara, which has increasingly grown on me. I've developed such an appreciation for it, in fact, that I've added it to my list of 50 favorite matches. For those of you keeping track, feel free to check out the updated list in the other thread.

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:08 PM

It's official. Punk/Lesnar is my current 2013 MOTY.

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 01:59 PM

92: Bret Hart vs British Bulldog, Summerslam 93: Bret Hart vs Mr Perfect, King of the Ring 94: Shawn Michaels vs Razor Ramon, Wrestlemania 95: Shawn Michaels vs Razor Ramon, Summerslam 96: Juventud Guerrera vs Rey Misterio Jr, Big Ass Extreme Bash 97: Bret Hart vs Steve Austin, Wrestlemania 98: Mankind vs Undertaker, King of the Ring 99: Stone Cold vs The Rock, Backlash 2000: Chris Benoit vs Chris Jericho, Backlash

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 11:01 PM

I figured this was worth a bump since we're almost at the the end of the year. At this point, I have no idea what my MOTY for 2014 is. I'd say it's between Shield/Wyatts and Atlantis/UG, with Okada/Ibushi as a dark horse pick.



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Posted 18 November 2014 - 04:07 PM

From an old post of mine:

My memory is kind of bad and I'm going off of matches I haven't seen in a while but here's my various MOTY's for different years:

1977 - Mil Mascaras vs Jumbo Tsuruta 8/25/77

1978 - Zoltan Boscik vs Steve Grey 3/18/1978

1981 - Funk vs Lawler Empty Arena. One of the most disturbing matches I've ever seen. You can never unhear Terry Funk screeching about being blind.

1982 - Dutch Mantel vs Jerry Lawler Memphis TV or Bockwinkel/Lawler MSC. Dutch/Lawler was a classic angle on TV with some awesome hate filled work and Lawler/Bock was just an awesome brawl with Nick showing another side.

1983 - Lawler vs Dundee Loser Leaves Town with props to The Von Erichs vs The Freebirds

1984 - Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Super Tiger

1985 - Dump Matsumoto vs Chigusa Nagayo Hair Match or Lawler/Dundee Loser Leaves Town. Dump vs Chiggy is unforgettable and probably broke the innocence of every teenager in attendance.

1986 - Dump Matsumoto vs Chigusa Nagayo Return Hair Match with Bockwinkle/Henning or Jumbo/Tenryu vs Yatsu/Choshu as other candidates. Midnight Rockers vs Rose and Sommers was good too.

1987 - Flair vs Windham 40+ minute TV match

1988 - Not sure but Maeda vs Takada, The Fantastics vs The MX and others are possibilities.

1989 - Steamboat vs Flair 2/3 Falls. My favorite of the series.

1990 - El Dandy vs Angel Azteca with Vader/Hansen maybe 2nd. Vader/Hansen was a war while Dandy/Azteca was a technical classic.

1991 - Wargames 1991. Awesome match. Great heat, great work and an unforgettable finish.

1992 - Yamada/Toyota vs Kansai/Ozaki from Dreamrush. Legit my favorite match of all time.

1993 - This year is incredibly hard to pick but I'll go with Toyota/Yamada vs Ozaki/Kansai from Dreamslam 2. Super hot year here with Hokuto vs Kandori from Dreamslam, Kobashi vs Hansen and others. The girls tag was amazing but not as good as the year before, Hokuto/Kandori is rated as 5 stars by everyone and Hansen/Kobashi was a stiff shootout.

1994 - Misawa/Kawada 6/3/94 with a nudge to Toyota/Kong from Big Egg and Kobashi/Misawa vs Kawada/Taue. I really also enjoyed Liger/Sasuke from the J-Cup and believe it or not, Kawada/Williams which happened to take place on the same day in the same city as Liger/Sasuke. Loved Tenryu/Onita Exploding Cage also but it's not quite on the same level. Hard not go to with 6/3/1994 as its universally regarded in the IWC as the greatest match ever.

1995 - Kobashi/Misawa vs Kawada/Taue or Aja Kong vs Manami Toyota from Queendom. Really hard pick. Misawa/Kobashi was also very good as was Hokuto/Toyota. Loved Kong vs Toyota for the stiffness and the nasty Victory Star Drop. This one was the Toyota show. Hokuto/Toyota was an incredible spotfest.

1996 - Nobuhiko Takada vs Shinya Hashimoto NJPW Tokyo Dome with major props to Kudo/Toyoda Explosion Match. Takada/Hash is simple pro wrestling at its best. Nuclear heat to cap off the hottest and biggest money making feud ever.

1997 - Misawa/Kobashi or LLPW 8-Woman Tag match. The Kobashi/Misawa match was great but did have armwork that went nowhere and the LLPW Women's match had some of the best facework I've seen with great heeling.

1998 - Kawada/Kobashi aka The Last Great AJPW match.

1999 - Kyoko Inoue vs Manami Toyota 12/8 - Much like Kawada/Kobashi, this was the last great AJW match.

2000 - Atlantis vs Villano 3. El Super Classico. Lucha at its finest.

2001 - Rock vs Austin. Best WWF match ever. They went above and beyond to close out The Attitude Era.

2002 - Angle and Benoit vs Rey and Edge from No Mercy. The Smackdown 6 tore it up and this was my favorite match of their series.

2003 - Kenta Kobashi vs Mitsuharu Misawa. Loved Benoit vs Lesnar too. Misawa/Kobashi was their last true AJPW style match and it had some huge bumps with stiff shots. Benoit/Lesnar was stiff and the finish was memorable.

2004 - Kenta Kobashi vs Jun Akiyama. Eddie Guerrero vs Brock Lesnar is close. Akiyama/Kobashi did everything they could and I thought Kenta got too much in. Brock vs Eddie was a classic and it was great to see Eddie finally get the big one.

2005 - Angle vs Michaels with Kensuke Sasaki and Nakajima vs Go Shiozaki and Kenta Kobashi in 2nd. I was live for Angle/Michaels and loved it. The tag was very good and the first sign that Shiozaki would be a star.

2006 - Benoit vs Finlay 5/5. Stiffness and headbutts baby.

(2005 and 2006 were really bad years for wrestling all around aside from Finlay being amazing on Smackdown)

2007 - New Hazard vs Typhoon vs Muscle Outlaw'z or Takashi Sasaki vs Yuko Miyamoto scaffold match. The 3 way tag was nuts with a fast pace and tons of big moves. The scaffold match had some huge bumps in it and made Miyamoto.

2008 - Floyd Mayweather vs The Big Show (being serious too). Props also have to be given for Jimmy Jacobs vs BJ Whitmer I-Quit from IWA-MS. Whitmer vs Jacobs was disgusting and was so violent. Those two got the best out of each other.

2009 - Yuko Miyamoto vs Masashi Takeda Scaffold Match or HBK/Taker and a small nudge to Azumi Hyuga vs Kayoko Haruyama. Hyuga/Haruyama was a classic but HBK/Taker was a huge match on the biggest stage and Miyamoto/Takeda pretty much did everything you could in a scaffold match without killing each other.

2010 - The Miz vs Jerry Lawler TLC match. For a big Memphis fan like me, this was gold. I really thought King was going to do it and the heat was off the charts.

2011 -CM Punk vs John Cena. Great heat with great work.

2012 - Tanahashi/Okada Dominion. Everything was just perfect here and it was obvious to me that it was the MOTY. Didn't like Suzuki/Tana as much, but it was very very good.

2013 - Ishii/Shibata 1 with Polvora vs Titan 1/1 coming in 2nd. I stopped regularly watching in September so if there's been something good since then, I didn't see it. Ishii/Shibata was just unreal with nasty strikes and intensity upped to 11. Titan/Polvora was well paced with traditional lucha, flashy moves and a dangerous head drop.

 

I haven't seen any wrestling this year really, so nothing from me for 2014. I saw maybe two Wyatt's/Shield matches but I work nights, so I miss everything.



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Posted 22 November 2014 - 10:20 PM

Trying to keep this to matches I saw relatively recently

1988: Jumbo vs Tenryu
1989: Tenryu/Hansen vs Baba/Kimura
1990: Jumbo vs Misawa I
1991: Jumbo/Fuchi/Taue vs Misawa/Kobashi/Kawada
1992: Misawa vs Kawada
1993: Misawa/Kobashi vs Kawada/Taue RWTL Final
1994: Misawa vs Kawada TC
1995: Misawa/Kobashi vs Kawada/Taue 6/9
1996: Misawa/Akiyama vs Kawada/Taue 12/6
1997: Misawa vs Kobashi 1/20
1998: Misawa/Kobashi 10/31
1999: Kobashi/Vader CC Final
2000: Kawada/Fuchi vs Nagata/Iizuka
2001: Misawa vs Takayama GHC Final
2002: Kawada/Mutoh TC
2003: Misawa vs Kobashi
2004: Kobashi vs Akiyama
2005: Kobashi/Shiozaki vs Sasaki/Nakajima
2006 KENTA vs Marufuji GHC Title
2007: KENTA/Ishimori vs Marufuji/Ibushi
2008: BattlArts 8-man
2009: Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels
2010: Sugiura vs Takayama GHC
2011: Sugiura vs Shiozaki GHC
2012: Kota Ibushi vs Kenny Omega
2013: Kobashi retirement tag

Haven't seen enough from 2014 to feel comfortable listing a MOTY, though I really loved the Okada/Nakamura G1 final.

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Posted 23 November 2014 - 11:12 AM

I'm keeping this to what I've watched since my return to wrestling earlier in 2014 (I'll probably update this along the way),

 

1951: Fred Kohler Enterprises: Chicago International Amphitheatre (01-01-1951) Buddy Rogers vs. Lou Thesz

 

1975: All Japan Pro Wrestling: Open Championship League ’75 – Day 10 (12-15-1975) Dory Funk Jr. vs. Horst Hoffman

1976: All Japan Pro Wrestling: Summer Action Series ’76 (07-24-1976) Billy Robinson vs. Giant Baba

 

1980: Universal Wrestling Association: El Toreo de Cuatro Caminos (04-13-1980) Gran Hamada & Satoru Sayama vs. Perro Aguayo & Babe Face

1981: New Japan Pro Wrestling: Bloody Fight Series ’81 – Day 29 (09-23-1981) Stan Hansen vs. Andre the Giant

1982: New Japan Pro Wrestling: 5th Madison Square Garden Series (04-01-1982) Steve Wright vs. Tiger Mask

1983: Empresa Mexicana de la Lucha Libre: Arena Mexico (11-25-1983) Atlantis & El Hijo del Santo vs. Fuerza Guerrera & Lobo Rubio

1984: Empresa Mexicana de la Lucha Libre: Arena Mexico (03-02-1984) Herodes vs. Tony Salazar

1985: National Wrestling Alliance: Starrcade ’85 (11-28-1985) Magnum TA vs. Tully Blanchard

1986: World Wrestling Council: Anniversario ’86 – Day 1 (09-19-1986) Ron Starr vs. Invader #1

1987: World Wrestling Federation: WrestleMania III (03-29-1987) Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat

1988: All Japan Pro Wrestling: Summer Action Series ’88 – Day 20 (07-27-1988) Stan Hansen vs. Genichiro Tenryu

1989: National Wrestling Alliance: Chi-Town Rumble (02-20-1989) Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair

 

1990: Empresa Mexicana de la Lucha Libre: Super Viernes (06-01-1990) El Dandy vs. Ángel Azteca

1991: World Wrestling Federation: WrestleMania VII (03-24-1991) Randy Savage vs. Ultimate Warrior

1992: World Championship Wrestling: WrestleWar ’92 (05-17-1992) Dangerous Alliance (Arn Anderson, Beautiful Bobby, Larry Zbyszko, Rick Rude, & Steve Austin) vs. Sting’s Squadron (Barry Windham, Dustin Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, Ricky Steamboat, & Sting)

1993: World Championship Wrestling: SuperBrawl III (02-21-1993) Big Van Vader vs. Sting

1994: World Wrestling Federation: WrestleMania X (03-20-1994) Owen Hart vs. Bret Hart

1995: New Japan Pro Wrestling: Battle Rush ’95 – Day 3 (04-16-1995) Lord Steven Regal vs. Shinya Hashimoto

1996: World Wrestling Federation: In Your House 10 (09-22-1996) Mankind vs. Shawn Michaels

1997: World Wrestling Federation: WrestleMania 13 (03-23-1997) Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart

1998: Extreme Championship Wrestling: Heat Wave ’98 (08-02-1998) Mike Awesome vs. Masato Tanaka

1999: Extreme Championship Wrestling: November to Remember ’99 (11-07-1999) Masato Tanaka vs. Mike Awesome

 

2000: World Wrestling Federation: Royal Rumble ’00 (01-23-2000) Cactus Jack vs. Triple H

2001: World Wrestling Federation: Unforgiven ’01 (09-23-2001) Kurt Angle vs. Steve Austin

2002: World Wrestling Entertainment: Unforgiven ’02 (09-22-2002) Kurt Angle vs. Chris Benoit

2003: World Wrestling Entertainment: Royal Rumble ’03 (01-19-2003) Chris Benoit vs. Kurt Angle

2004: Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre: Guadalajara Domingos (04-18-2004) L.A. Park vs. Último Guerrero

2005: Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre: On Televisa (02-25-2005) Último Guerrero vs. Místico

2006: Total Nonstop Action Wrestling: Genesis ’06 (11-19-2006) Samoa Joe vs. Kurt Angle

2007: World Wrestling Entertainment: Royal Rumble ’07 (01-28-2007) Umaga vs. John Cena

2008: Ring of Honor: Northern Navigation (07-25-2008) Claudio Castagnoli vs. Bryan Danielson

 

2011: Pro Wrestling Bushido: La Jaimica (10-16-2011) Timothy Thatcher vs. Fit Finlay

2012: All Pro Wrestling/Vendetta Pro Wrestling: Terror Dome ’12 (10-20-2012) Chris Masters vs. Timothy Thatcher

2013: Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre: Domingos Arena Mexico (10-06-2013) Guerrero Maya Jr. vs. Virus

2014: Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre: 81. Aniversario (09-19-2014) Atlantis vs. Último Guerrero



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Posted 29 January 2015 - 09:08 PM

We decided to take this project on over at Segunda Caida

 

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 09:32 PM

Just a few I haven't seen mentioned yet that are my favorites off the top of my head.

1986: Flair vs. Morton cage, 7/5.
2004: Guerrero vs. JBL, Judgment Day.
2005: Edge vs. Hardy cage, Unforgiven.

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 09:53 PM

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Posted 23 February 2015 - 07:59 PM

EDIT: deleted because I got tired of keeping track of them



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 08:52 PM

For 2003, I highly recommend Kobashi vs Yoshinari Ogawa. It was my personal favorite match of the decade from Japan and just a super, super fun performance from both wrestlers. Kobashi is just at his best against a pure heel. Kawada vs Naoya Ogawa from Z-1 was MOTYC for me that year and was a terrific chaotic brawl.

 

2004 - I agree.

 

2005 - I recommend watching Kobashi/Taue vs Tenryu/Akiyama if you have not seen as that was just an awesome performance from all four people. Tenryu and Kobashi want to kill each other and Taue just owns it. Also, Ishikawa vs Ikeda from FUTEN if like ultra-stiff, ass-kicking shoot-style.

 

For 2006, I recommend Taue vs Akiyama for the GHC title as last great All Japan Pillars of Heaven singles match and Danielson vs KENTA was my runner up in what was a very weak year.

 

2007 - I agree with you.
 

2008 is all about the BattlArts resurgence my two favorites were Ishikawa, Sawa & Otsuka vs Ikeda, Usuda & Super Tiger II, Battlarts July 26th & Ishikawa & Sawa vs Hara & Super Tiger II, Battlarts November 16th

 

2009 - Fujita Hayato Jr had a crazy awesome year. His best match was against Kanemoto, but check out his match with Sasuke too. The only other contender for me is KENTA vs Kotaro Suzuki, which is awesome chickenshit heel performance from Suzuki and then a great asskicker performances from KENTA.

2014 - Tanahashi vs Nakamura 4/6 Invasion attack and Styles vs Suzuki G-1 Climax. Other would recommend Nakamura vs Okada, which I thought was excellent, but a step below those two. 



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 12:08 AM

This list was long overdue for an update, so I finally added selections for 2014 and 2015. I also changed a few of the selections from previous years. As always, all selections are subject to change.






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