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#121 southofheavy

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:20 AM

I'd like to get in on this next round.

#122 Matt D

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 08:03 AM

 

Awesome, specially because I thought I had seen it but got it mixed up with another match.

 

http://prowrestlingo...g-awa-tv-53186/

 

 

I rewatched this last week and was as great as I remembered. Hopefully you have fun watching SUWA being a fucking asshole.

 

KENTA vs SUWA 9/18/05 for the GHC Jr Title

http://www.dailymoti...m/video/x2fmp5g

 

 

Glad that I found something you hadn't seen (I threw a hail mary there because you've seen a lot of stuff). It really is a hell of a sprint with a great crowd and a ton of traditional, classic babyface fire by Hennig. 

 

Very much looking forward to what you've put in front of me because it's far out of my wheelhouse. Will check it out in the next couple of days.

 

http://prowrestlingo...-voyage-091805/

 

 

Thanks to jmare for this. It's something I wouldn't have come across on my own and I got a real kick out of it. Very interesting layout with a top notch heel performance and what might be an underrated ace babyface one. 



#123 Jmare007

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:11 AM

Glad you liked it!



#124 AstroBoy

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:56 AM

My review for Rey Escorpion vs. Super Porky, given to me by Grimmas:

 

http://prowrestlingo...2013/?p=5827602

 

I am super happy with how this turned out.  If I were kind I'd call myself a budding Lucha fan so this hit the sweet spot of having some familiarity to me while also being a completely new discovery.  Such an awesome and unique match with a lot of drama.  So glad I was exposed to it.  Good pick!



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:05 PM

My review for the Last Battle of Atlanta:
http://prowrestlingo...18#entry5827618

I have a feeling most people are going to disagree with my feelings on it.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:47 PM

My review for the Last Battle of Atlanta:
http://prowrestlingo...18#entry5827618

I have a feeling most people are going to disagree with my feelings on it.

I think opinions on the match vary wildly. When it first hit I heard a lot of podcasters and read a lot of opinion makers share your feelings. I personally never got it. I loved the match and on second and third watch found it even grew on me. That said, I can see why you feel the way you do. I don't think you are at all alone on an island on this one.



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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:22 PM

Glad you enjoyed the Super Porky match. Porky doing MMA is one of the most bizarre things in history.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:00 AM

But Super Porky doing sumo???  Now that's just great. :)



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:20 AM

Did you guys ever see Super Porky doing real MMA? He fought for Deep once (Canek and El Solar did Vale Tudo).

 

 

One of the funnier endings to a fight I've witnessed.

 

 

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@SPS, I'll get to your match and your nomination tonight!



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Posted 12 January 2018 - 08:15 AM

Did you guys ever see Super Porky doing real MMA? He fought for Deep once (Canek and El Solar did Vale Tudo).

 

 

One of the funnier endings to a fight I've witnessed.

 

 

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@SPS, I'll get to your match and your nomination tonight!

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:54 PM

Reviewed Rey/450.

 

http://prowrestlingo...a-verdad-22716/



#132 Rah

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:39 AM

@SPS

 

You said you weren't too familiar with Lucha (and I think you are/were into deathmatch so why not try a slight bit of both?)

 



#133 Grimmas

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:10 PM

Grimmas, your match for this round is the television title match of Alex Wright vs Arn Anderson from Slamboree 5/21/95. A personal favorite and I have always had a soft spot for Alex Wright. Let me know what you think.

I wrote up a beautiful review, but it got lost due to a pc bug.

 

Very odd structure with Wright dominating, but it was a good way to get him over. Arn could only gain advantage by outsmarting him and it didn't last long, until the GREATEST FINISH EVER!! Fuck yeah!

 

Really cool and interesting match. Thanks for the pick.



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 05:51 PM

@SPS

 

You said you weren't too familiar with Lucha (and I think you are/were into deathmatch so why not try a slight bit of both?)

 

 

Thanks Rah, I am a fan of the old deathmatch groups like FMW and although grew out of it once CZW and the like took over, still enjoy some of the style as long as it's doesn't make me shake my head at the stupidity of some spots you see now. 

 

I am not familiar with much lucha outside of the major names and companies and the stuff that crosses over to North America and Japan so this was a real way to dip my toes in so to speak and try it out.

 

I posted my review here in the match discussion archive(had to make a new topic as it hadn't been reviewed yet)

 

http://prowrestlingo...n-xxi-06012018/

 

 

and here was my overall opinion afterwards,

 

"So overall opinion this match reminded me of something you would have seen on an ECW card in 1995 with wild brawling and sometimes reckless and botched spots. Demus seemed to play his role well and Waton was okay but both really didn't sell much at the points I though mattered and the whole struggle to set up the finish with that plywood sheet came off as clumsy and contrived and a simple table would've probably cut out all the nonsense and struggle.

 

Overall as a very casual lucha fan I give it **1/4 stars, it had some bright spots with a pretty receptive and noise making crowd and the finish once it got off looked great with Demus crashing through that board despite it's non threatening appearance. Lucha fans more familiar with this promotion and these two would probably like it more than me but it didn't feel like a total waste of time or offensive to sit through and I'd like to see more lucha as there must be talents I'm missing out on due to this blindspot."



#135 Jetlag

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 07:37 AM

I was given a Memphis studio TV match between Jerry Lawler and Ric Flair:

http://prowrestlingo...estling-082982/

 

Lots of promo work. All quite textbook stuff. Not much to write about I thought but it's always a joy to check out these highly efficient territory angles.



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 11:18 AM

Wahoos Leg assigned me Andre the Giant vs. Stan Hansen from AJPW on September 23rd, 1981.

 

His take on the match: "pro wrestling as a kaiju monster movie."

 

That is about as perfect a description as there could ever be.

 

Arnold Skaaland is at ringside for Andre as his manager. The crowd is white hot from the get-go!

 

This is far from the dominant Andre the Giant performance I thought I'd see. Even though there's obviously a size difference between Andre and Hansen, they are equals throughout the match - they go tit-for-tat all the way. It begins with them clubbing the shit out of each other!

 

What struck me the most was the fantastic selling and agility of both men. I was expecting more of a lumbering monster match, but that's definitely not the case here. 

 

BTW, if you think Hulk Hogan was the first wrestler to bodyslam Andre, think again! Stan Hansen does it with ease here. In fact, whenever he has the advantage, he tosses Andre around like a ragdoll. And Andre does the same to Stan as well.

 

During the middle of the match, it's seemingly stopped momentarily and officials jump in. Since I don't understand Japanese, I'm not sure what that was all about.

 

After a spell, the match continues.

 

The finish seems sudden. Outside the ring, Andre seemingly reaches under the apron (proving that's not a new spot) and pulls out an elbow pad. Am I to assume the elbow pad is loaded? Who knows. Back inside the ring, Andre uses his loaded (?) elbow to clothesline the referee for no reason that I can see. But what the heck, Andre and Skaaland are obviously the heels here, so why not? The match is thrown out. Andre and Hansen brawl wildly as officials storm in.

 

Awesome stuff!

 

Today's "great workers" could learn a lot from a match like this about how to really work.

 

Note: I've also posted this here: http://prowrestlingo...-series-092381/



#137 Wahoos Leg

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 12:17 PM

From what I have seen Andre getting slammed was, if not a regular occurence in Japan, definitely more frequent than it was stateside.

So glad you liked this!

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 12:40 PM

Rah, since I don't know what services you have I've plucked a match from online. I don't know you well at all and I see you like Lucha, but since I know little about it I'm giving you Dan Severn vs Tarzan Goto for the NWA title at IWA KOTDM 08/20/1995.

 

 

Nifty little match that adds a little reasoning to why Goto was sitting ringside to Tajiri/Severn. Fun section where Tarzan near stabs Dan with a beer bottle. Bet he didn't have that in UFC.

 

http://prowrestlingo...o-iwa-20081995/



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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:17 PM

Richeyedwards assigned me American Dragon vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi from New Japan (10/24/04). Was interesting to see these two in their only singles encounter, and before they hit their primes.

 

Wrote it up here:

http://prowrestlingo...2404/?p=5828261



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 07:01 AM

Week 3. I tried to pick up people who wanted to join since last time. The deal is the same. I did a quick check to make sure we didn't have pairings from Weeks 1 or 2 but that's not going to last forever. Even if you're behind, still try to select a match for your opponent. If you need to sit out a week at some point, let me know. We have 26 people now, which is nuts, so if I missed you, let me know. I think people have been enjoying things so far, so thanks for participating. 

 

WEEK 3

 
southofheavy
PeteF3
 
dkookypunk43
Jmare007
 
Beast
Wahoo's Leg
 
Matt Franklin
Matt D
 
Richeyedwards
concrete1992
 
Laz
AstroBoy
 
topropepodcast
Grimmas
 
Rah
Nintendo Logic
 
SPS
SirEdgar
 
Jetlag
WingedEagle
 
C.S.
soup23
 
dawho5
CapitalTTruth
 
Tim Evans
Migs
 
I'll try to have a match for my fellow Matt later on today.





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