Terry Funk vs Crusher Blackwell - AJPW 9/82
OH HELL FUCKING YEAH! Big ups to Matt D for finding this and Parv for disseminating the info.
Awesome match between two of the all-time greats. A perfect exhibition of what makes Blackwell awesome within the first half he shows he has a size advantage, deceptively agile (dropkick, techincally proficient (drop toehold), punches like a champ and is ruthless. With those five tools, he is formidable opponent for anyone, but All Japan's hero, Terry Funk was not backing down. Funk was massively over. When he balled his fists up to get to work, he crowd went wild. The match really kicked when they busted each other open with short nasty headbutts. Funk is fucking crazy and Blackwell took glee in all of it. Absolutely killer boxing match breaks out afterwards. SInce, I don't know how well circulated this match is, I won't spoil the ending. I will leave it like this can Blackwell finish the injured and bloody Funk off or will Funk find a way to take the big man off his feet to apply the Spinning Toe Hold or get the pinning combination? ***1/2