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#41 SPS

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:51 AM

Alright for Nintendo Logic for an easy test run and since we both have NJPW World I've chosen Yamada vs Funaki 12.27.1987 which I just watched myself and enjoyed.

 

https://njpwworld.co...eries_00081_1_2



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 01:12 PM

Rah watch this: 

 

 

On it!

 

Real Americans vs Rhodes Bros (WWE Main Event 18th March 2014)

 

From memory you're someone who values smart wrestling and this match epitomizes that for me. While it's not a MotDC or anything, I think it's one of the smartest worked matches from WWE in the 2010s - everything has purpose, build and reason. Enjoy!



#43 Jetlag

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 01:19 PM

Can I still join in? I need to get watching again.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 01:29 PM

Rhodes brothers fuck yeah!! Thank you!

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:03 PM

Alright for Nintendo Logic for an easy test run and since we both have NJPW World I've chosen Yamada vs Funaki 12.27.1987 which I just watched myself and enjoyed.

 

https://njpwworld.co...eries_00081_1_2

 

Thanks. I'll try to write it up later tonight.

 

For you, I pick Io Shirai vs. Shayna Baszler from Stardom on 2/23/17. You had mentioned wanting to get into joshi, and I enjoyed this match quite a bit.

 

https://rutube.ru/vi...86d81f4cb2c6d2/



#46 Matt D

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:23 PM

Can I still join in? I need to get watching again.

 

Absolutely. We've got an even 20 right now, so if someone else either pops up (or drops out), we can slot you in. Otherwise, once someone's finishes, if they want to do another for this week, they can pair off with you (and if no one manages it, I'll do double duty with you).



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:46 PM

Do we have an official name for this thing?



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 06:14 PM

Ill jump in. Ive got pretty broad wrestling tastes, so happy to expand my horizons. I have the WWE network, hard drives filled with footage plus obviously youtube.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 06:16 PM

Do we have an official name for this thing?


The Secret Santo?

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:02 PM

I found that WingedEagle said his favorite feud was Hogan/Savage so I'm giving him a match they had from a rare taped Detroit House Show at Joe Louis Arena (4/26/1986). It's on the Hogan Unreleased Archives DVD and at this link:

 

https://www.dailymot...om/video/x68f9g

 

Features Ken Resnick's debut on WWF commentary and Jack Reynolds' last appearance.



#51 Matt D

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 07:24 PM

Ill jump in. Ive got pretty broad wrestling tastes, so happy to expand my horizons. I have the WWE network, hard drives filled with footage plus obviously youtube.

Done. You're paired with Jetlag. I'm sure he'll come up with something good for you.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:19 PM

Alright, I will hit that match Matt gave me later this evening.  Or tomorrow morning, whatever.  I had two I was looking at and one is not on youtube so I'd have to do some chicanery to find a way for Matt to watch.  So I went with this.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=W5LKear9iLs

 

It's a tag match from Puerto Rico in 1988.  Post-match is as good as the match itself.  Watch it all the way through. :)



#53 C.S.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:47 PM

I got paired with AstroBoy. We're both off to the races and excited about each other's picks.

 

 

Do we have an official name for this thing?


The Secret Santo?

 

This is brilliant!



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:58 PM

For the record I have just WWE Network and NJPW World at the moment (but also a multitude of DVDs, mostly from the '90s and before). I'm willing to shell out for a month's or a show's worth of product for a certain match, though.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:07 PM

Okay, if we call it something that is NOT the secret Santo I quit. :)

 

And secondly, thanks for the match Matt D. Definitely my kind of wrestling and I'd never seen it.



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 07:53 AM

Okay, if we call it something that is NOT the secret Santo I quit. :)

 

And secondly, thanks for the match Matt D. Definitely my kind of wrestling and I'd never seen it.

 

Who am I to doubt El Boricua? Secret Santo sounds good to me.

 

Thanks for the match. I'm only back on Disc 3 of the PR set and at the rate I'm going, I'd not get to that match for another year. It was a blast. 

 

http://prowrestlingo...on-starr-52588/

 

I'm glad you liked Arn vs Barry. It's amazing how much good wrestling was littered on WCW C shows in the early 90s. 



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 03:26 PM

For my trade with laz, I have gone for a safe bet based on his fondness for blood filled, story brawls and have gone for the first meeting of the funks Vs the sheik and Abby in ajpw on 15/12/77

https://drive.google...ew?usp=drivesdk


In turn, sir, I present you with a match that actually reminds me more of a late 80s tag than a more modern one, with its production and the moves used being what betrays how recent it is.

Sumerian Death Squad vs. OI4K, CZW WrestleCon 2012
https://youtu.be/8PWe2GgZaac

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:58 PM

 

 

For my trade with laz, I have gone for a safe bet based on his fondness for blood filled, story brawls and have gone for the first meeting of the funks Vs the sheik and Abby in ajpw on 15/12/77

https://drive.google...ew?usp=drivesdk

In turn, sir, I present you with a match that actually reminds me more of a late 80s tag than a more modern one, with its production and the moves used being what betrays how recent it is.

Sumerian Death Squad vs. OI4K, CZW WrestleCon 2012
https://youtu.be/8PWe2GgZaac
 
 
 
I have heard of both teams here, but I dont think that I have seen any of their stuff before. Then I realise that one of the members of the Sumerian death squad is tommy end aka Alistair black and I know I am in safe hands.
We start with some shoot inspired mat work with end schooling one of the crists. Dante tags in, he looks like a beefy guy, I like him already some nice double teams. End back in, crists take over with a double team codebreaker and qudabra thing. End takes back over with a kick to the gut. Dante in clubs one of the crists. Quick tags beating him up. Jake makes comeback and tags in Dave, he hits a bunch of moves and then some dives. I think Dante screamed Fus Ro Dah at one point. He takes back over. Dante has his nose bust open somehow. Another comeback from the crists, cut off by high kick into German by end, retaliation from Jake with his own kick into tiger suplex, broken up . End knocks Dave out. Nasty double stomp from end. Super rana countered into a double stomp tombstone piledriver WTF. Gets the three count.
 
I really enjoyed this, it was not an epic but at the same time felt like it could have been if it was the same story but three times the length as it felt like an epic tag match from ajpw in the Olympians era compressed into ten mins. There was zero down time and it flew by. End was violent, dante was stiff and looked badass with blood all over his face, the crists were good as a team taking a kicking but able to make quick comebacks with their innovative offense the look of them was very 80s Crockett just with extra tattoos. They finally were able to string a few moves together one of them being a nuts finisher to get the win. The only problem I see with the match was that due to it being so condensed nothing was given any time and it was back and forth very quick, there were some nasty moves such as the kicks from end or the tiger suplex that were done and then ignored, I would have liked a little more time given to selling these moves, but at its short length it was not a major problem at all. For a star rating I would go around ***1/2 it was very good a damm good upper midcard match
 
I would like to see more of the death squad as they impressed me as a team here, can anyone recomend me any of their stuff

 http://prowrestlingo...restlecon-5413/

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 07:47 PM

 

Alright for Nintendo Logic for an easy test run and since we both have NJPW World I've chosen Yamada vs Funaki 12.27.1987 which I just watched myself and enjoyed.

 

https://njpwworld.co...eries_00081_1_2

 

Thanks. I'll try to write it up later tonight.

 

For you, I pick Io Shirai vs. Shayna Baszler from Stardom on 2/23/17. You had mentioned wanting to get into joshi, and I enjoyed this match quite a bit.

 

https://rutube.ru/vi...86d81f4cb2c6d2/

 

 

Finally got to sit down and watch you recommended match and wrote my first ever match review(man it was long writing when I got going haha) which I posted in the existing thread for this match, 

 

http://prowrestlingo...stardom-022317/

 

Thanks for the recommendation and aside from the few complaints I had in my review I enjoyed this match and it makes me interested in checking out more STARDOM and current Joshi wrestling.

 

I really like this "Secret Santo" idea and look forward to others reviews and hopefully making this an ongoing thing on the site, thanks again for the recommendation Nintendo Logic.



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 08:59 PM

I found that WingedEagle said his favorite feud was Hogan/Savage so I'm giving him a match they had from a rare taped Detroit House Show at Joe Louis Arena (4/26/1986). It's on the Hogan Unreleased Archives DVD and at this link:

 

https://www.dailymot...om/video/x68f9g

 

Features Ken Resnick's debut on WWF commentary and Jack Reynolds' last appearance.

 

Thanks, really looking forward to this!

 

I've been looking forward to tomorrow's Wrestle Kingdom for weeks.  Okada's my runaway wrestler of the year and I think his 2017 is in league with the best year any wrestler has ever put together.  From some quick browsing it doesn't look like you've commented on or perhaps watched a ton of modern NJPW, so I thought I'd point you to Kazuchika Okada vs. Satoshi Kojima (NJPW 7/27/2017) from last year's G1.  Its not his best match of the year or perhaps even among the 5 I'd rate the highest, but its arguably the most different and interesting performance he put in all year.  Well worth watching from his intro rather than the bell as its all part of the approach he takes on this night against a vet the crowd is eager to get behind.

 

https://www.dailymot...m/video/x5v20j5






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