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Sakie Hasegawa vs Mariko Yoshida (AJW 06/21/92)

AJW June 21 1992 Sakie Hasegawa Mariko Yoshida Korakuen Hall

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#1 PeteF3

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Posted 03 December 2014 - 09:25 PM

It may have been mentioned how awesome Yoshida was in 1992. Again here she looked like a future superstar. And for one night only they upgraded Sakie '92 for Sakie '94. Her finest performance of the year. Nicely thought out matwork to start as both women had clearly focused areas of attack. Yoshida's shoulder and Hasegawa's leg were the targets. As they stepped it up it looked like a regular length match. Great action and the fans were super into it. It proved to be a false stretch as neither would stay down. At this point they returned to the mat and it's a valid critisism to say they got the pacing "wrong". It would normally bother me, but I've watched this match several times over the years and this is a big exception. The key is how they returned to the body part work from earlier. From a psychology perspective they'd both taken a lot of damage so going back to the injury may well lead to a submission, whilst also allowing you to recover your strength. From here they were able to launch into the 2nd stretch in the closing minutes. This was even more thrilling than the 1st as the exhaustion selling was incredible. Plus Yoshida sold the shoulder the entire match. So many near falls before it went to an epic 30m draw. It wasn't a polished 30m match with every segment timed just right. They'd never done it before. How they coped with the situation and the organic structure meant it never looked like a draw. It felt like a voyage into the unknown as both wrestlers pushed themselves to the absolute limit. One of my favourite matches of the year.

 

 



#2 garretta

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Posted 15 November 2015 - 09:36 PM

Could someone put this on YouTube, please?



#3 Zenjo

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 02:46 PM

It may have been mentioned how awesome Yoshida was in 1992. Again here she looked like a future superstar. And for one night only they upgraded Sakie '92 for Sakie '94. Her finest performance of the year. Nicely thought out matwork to start as both women had clearly focused areas of attack. Yoshida's shoulder and Hasegawa's leg were the targets. As they stepped it up it looked like a regular length match. Great action and the fans were super into it. It proved to be a false stretch as neither would stay down. At this point they returned to the mat and it's a valid criticism to say they got the pacing "wrong". It would normally bother me, but I've watched this match several times over the years and this is a big exception. The key is how they returned to the body part work from earlier. From a psychology perspective they'd both taken a lot of damage so going back to the injury may well lead to a submission, whilst also allowing you to recover your strength. From here they were able to launch into the 2nd stretch in the closing minutes. This was even more thrilling than the 1st as the exhaustion selling was incredible. Plus Yoshida sold the shoulder the entire match. So many near falls before it went to an epic 30m draw. It wasn't a polished 30m match with every segment timed just right. They'd never done it before. How they coped with the situation and the organic structure meant it never looked like a draw. It felt like a voyage into the unknown as both wrestlers pushed themselves to the absolute limit. One of my favourite matches of the year.

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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:31 AM

A physical and monumental match up as two up and comers battle it out like top tier talent. Oh yeah, that was alliterative! If this was the best that Joshi had to offer, it would still be worth while. It showed guts and determination and is Highly Recommended.





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