Jump to content


Photo

Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 goodhelmet

goodhelmet
  • Admins
  • 18962 posts

Posted 22 September 2014 - 12:28 PM

My #1 tag team of all time. 



#2 WingedEagle

WingedEagle
  • Members
  • 5597 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 22 September 2014 - 01:10 PM

YEAH!



#3 Karl

Karl
  • Members
  • 314 posts

Posted 22 September 2014 - 01:24 PM

An awesome ,awesome team. Had pretty much everything. An absolutely lock for my top 5.



#4 JazeUSA

JazeUSA
  • Members
  • 496 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 22 September 2014 - 06:36 PM

suggestions on matches to view of them? 



#5 soup23

soup23
  • Moderators
  • 10652 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 22 September 2014 - 07:03 PM

vs. Kobashi/Misawa 12/3/93

vs. Kobashi/Misawa 6/9/95

Vs. Misawa/Akiyama 7/9/96

vs. Misawa/Akiyama 12/6/96

vs. Kobashi/Ace 6/5/98

vs. Takayama/Omori 6/9/00



#6 Timbo Slice

Timbo Slice
  • Members
  • 1446 posts

Posted 22 September 2014 - 07:11 PM

Also the 6/1/93 vs. Kobashi/Misawa and the 5/21/94. If you're interested in them, they also have two 60-minute matches on 1/24/95 and 10/15/95.

 

If they aren't my #1, I'm gonna be very surprised, but they're Top 5 easy for me right now.



#7 dawho5

dawho5
  • Members
  • 4021 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:North Dakota

Posted 22 September 2014 - 07:40 PM

I would say watch every tag they had against Misawa/Akiyama from 96 in order.  The narrative is what made 96 for me.



#8 Loss

Loss
  • Admins
  • 44074 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 22 September 2014 - 08:11 PM

For people who are interested in peaks and valleys, some ***-***1/2 matches they had might be worth pulling out too. Let's pull their 1/7/99 match against Kobashi-Akiyama into the conversation. Let's pull their June match with No Fear in as well.



#9 WingedEagle

WingedEagle
  • Members
  • 5597 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 22 September 2014 - 08:20 PM

5/21/94 isn't 6/9/95 or 12/6/96.  But it was the first big AJPW match I saw and the one that hooked me.  If you're new to their game you won't regret jumping in then.  If you want to be comprehensive, start with 6/1/93 and 12/3/93 beforehand.



#10 dawho5

dawho5
  • Members
  • 4021 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:North Dakota

Posted 22 September 2014 - 10:50 PM

For watching them work with lesser opponents, the RWTL match in 98 against Hayabusa/Shinzaki is surprisingly watchable.  I think that was the year they wrestled Takayama/Kakihara also.



#11 MJH

MJH
  • Members
  • 908 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 23 September 2014 - 08:42 AM

I love MX/R'n'R as much as the next guy (well, maybe), but the best All Japan tags are on a different level altogether. Misawa/Kobashi were the better team when they were together, but Kawada/Taue being together thrice as long and having the Misawa/Akiyama tags, even the Kobashi/Akiyama tags, etc swings it comfortable their way. 12/93 and 5/94 are perhaps more important for this poll than the later ones, too: the structural similarities/comparisons are much more evident, and then of course in how they take those forms and take them to a different level. For me, the only argument for anyone else in the top spot is "well, they weren't really a tag team"...  



#12 JazeUSA

JazeUSA
  • Members
  • 496 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 27 September 2014 - 06:50 PM

vs. Kobashi/Misawa 12/3/93

vs. Kobashi/Misawa 6/9/95

Vs. Misawa/Akiyama 7/9/96

vs. Misawa/Akiyama 12/6/96

vs. Kobashi/Ace 6/5/98

vs. Takayama/Omori 6/9/00

vs. Kobashi/Misawa 12/3/93

vs. Kobashi/Misawa 6/9/95

pretty awesome I must admit



#13 WingedEagle

WingedEagle
  • Members
  • 5597 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 27 September 2014 - 09:19 PM

vs. Misawa/Kobashi 5/21/94 is a personal favorite as it extended the 12/3/93 formula (debate the merits if you must), but this was the first AJPW classic I saw and absolutely hooked me.  I think its a must watch before checking out 6/3/94, 6/9/95 of 12/6/96.



#14 DylanZero

DylanZero

    Sky Blue Hot Blooded Young Man

  • Members
  • 55 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Clarksville, Tennessee
  • Interests:BattlARTS, RINGS, CMLL, AJPW, NOAH, BJW, Ice Ribbon, Zenjo, IWRG, UWF, Sendai Girls

Posted 30 September 2014 - 04:22 PM

Like most others here they're my working #1, and pretty comfortably at that.



#15 Loss

Loss
  • Admins
  • 44074 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 01 October 2014 - 01:56 PM

Just curious what puts them above Misawa & Kobashi for everyone. Is it just the difference in output since Misawa would later change partners a couple of times? Or is it more tied to how they worked as a team? What are their best matches against teams other than Misawa & ___ ?



#16 AndyLFC

AndyLFC
  • Members
  • 13 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Belfast, N.Ireland

Posted 13 October 2014 - 05:51 PM

suggestions on matches to view of them? 

 

Check out Kawada/Taue v Kobashi/Akiyama 3/96 - it's a lot of fun and worth it for the Kawada/Akiyama exchanges alone.



#17 El-P

El-P

    NFLTG

  • Members
  • 10045 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:France

Posted 09 November 2014 - 05:52 AM

Greatest team ever ? Yeah ? Yes.



#18 JerryvonKramer

JerryvonKramer
  • DVDVR 80s Project
  • 11352 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 14 March 2016 - 03:54 AM

Came across this last night, thought it was pretty cool:
 

tumblr_mwm5s5aQfN1qj1jhno1_500.jpg

 

tumblr_mwm5s5aQfN1qj1jhno2_500.jpg



#19 TheU_2001

TheU_2001
  • Members
  • 142 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 09 April 2016 - 06:34 PM

Came across this last night, thought it was pretty cool:
 
tumblr_mwm5s5aQfN1qj1jhno1_500.jpg
 
tumblr_mwm5s5aQfN1qj1jhno2_500.jpg


This is freaking awesome. I ranked them very high in my top tag teams for GWE, but now looking back I regret not putting them at #1. I'm happy with my #1 choice, but I should've put the Holy Demon Army there. Instead I had them a spot or two lower I think. Still though, one of if not the greatest team ever.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users