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All Time Dream WWF Super-Card

12 March 2018 - 09:08 PM

Inspired by the GWWE project: Imagine you have a time machine and can cherry-pick WWF/E wrestlers at their peak to put on one magnificent card. Who would you choose and how would you book them? 


Self-imposed limits: Ten matches. Only choose from the GWWE Top 100, and try not to reprise classic matches we have already seen (like Bret vs Austin or Savage vs Steamboat).


It's tough! I am cheating by booking Survivor Series matches, and I'm still leaving worthy wrestlers like Shinsuke, Show and Punk off of the card.



All Time Dream Survivor Series - Toronto, Canada - SkyDome - November 2018


Main Event - Heavyweight Title: Bret Hart vs Bryan Danielson - My two favourite WWF/E guys of all time, and you have to think they'd be able to burn the house down together. Also, it's in Canada, so Bret makes sense in the Main Event.


Survivor Series Special Co-Main Event: ​Hogan, Andre, Rusev, Big E, & Bruno vs Undertaker, Quake, Bossman, Mark Henry, & Braun - Younger versions of Hogan, Andre, and Bruno. More recent, more work-ratey version of Taker. Maybe Andre gets slammed a couple of times in this one. Hogan pose-down gets the pop of the night. 


IC Title Match: Savage vs HBK - They worked some House Show matches in '92 and '93, but I don't think they ever had a major showcase match on TV or PPV. I'd like to see what they could do together, particularly in this scenario where both are at their peak. 


Women's Title Match: Trish vs Asuka - If the Toronto crowd gets behind Trish, she ends Asuka's streak here. (Then Asuka gets the strap back on TV). If the crowd is behind Asuka, or split: Asuka Kick, Buzzsaw Kick, Asuka Lock.


Survivor Series Match: Rock, Dusty, Backlund, Steamboat, & Tito vs Flair, Perfect, Butch Reed, Rude, & Razor Ramon - Classic good vs evil. Backlund from his first title run. Vintage "if ya smell" Rock. 


Tag Title Match: Warrior & Cena vs LOD - Let's take a break from work-rate and enjoy some larger-than-life characters. Cena eats a Domsday Device.


MITB Ladder Match: Eddie, Y2J, Angle, RVD, Tajiri, Foley - Who wants spots? Get your spots here! Latino Heat gets the case, has to decide whether to go after Bret or Savage. Either way, we all win.


Texas Death Match: Stone Cold vs Sarge - I like a good brawl. You?


Survivor Series Match: Owen, Pillman, Bulldog, Dyno, & Neidhardt vs Piper, Jake, DiBiase, Bad News & Martel - It's in Canada. We are blatantly trying to get IYH Candian Stampede heat in the SkyDome here. Bad News vs Owen is the highlight. 


Cruiser-weight Title Match: Rey vs Styles - I'm assuming they can get the crowd heated up. 






What you got??

Japan Wrestling Association March 1986

27 February 2018 - 06:12 AM

Updated Roster


JWA Heavyweight Champion: Genichiro Tenryu


JWA Japanese Champion: Tatsumi Fujinami


JWA Tag Team Champions: Power Rush (Riki Choshu and Rusher Kimura)


JWA Middleweight Champion: Tiger Mask (Sayama)


JWA Trios Champions: The Machines (Super Strong Machine, Sumo Machine, & Very Tall Machine)


JWA Middleweight Tag Team Champions: (Belts Currently Suspended)



Baba's Corporation (J-Mex): 


Giant Baba

Jumbo Tsuruta

Yoshiaki Yatsu

Isamu "Carpenter' Teranishi

Shiro Koshinaka

Mitsuharu Misawa

Hiro Hase (rookie)

Dos Caras

El Canek

Gran Hamada



Tenryu's Gang: 


Genichiro Tenryu (World Heavyweight Champion)

Ashura Hara

Mighty Inoue

Animal Hamaguchi

Masa Fuchi

Toshiaki Kawada

Samson Fuyuki

Super Strong Machine

Sumo Machine (Takeshi "Ōnoumi" Ishikawa)

Very TallMachine #3 (Shunji Takano)

Naoki Sano


Choshu's Army:


Riki Choshu (Tag Champ)

Rusher Kimura (Tag Champ)

Umanosuke Ueda

Tatsutoshi Goto

Anoaro Atisanoe

Sivi Afi

Kensuke Sasaki (rookie)

Black Tiger (Rollerball Rocco)

Kuniaki Kobayashi

Phil Hickerson

Mike Shaw


Fujinami's Family


Tatsumi Fujinami (Japanese Champion)

Yoshiaki Fujiwara

Kengo Kimura

Shinya Hashimoto

Keiji Mutoh

Masa Chono

Keiji "Thunder" Yamada

Masakatsu "Flying" Funaki

Nobuhiko "Esperanza" Takada

Tiger Mask (Sayama) (Middleweight Champion)

Kantaro Hoshino



Upcoming Schedule


March: 4th - Tour Opener, 14th - TV Taping, 24th Big Tour-Ending Show (Guests Bruiser Brody and Abdullah the Butcher, 24th only. Patera, Blackwell, and Spivey, from AWA, 4th and 24th. Mick Foley and John Nord, from the AWA, 4th only, Ron Simmons, from the UWF via AWA, 14th. Bam Bam Bigelow, from WWC, 4th, 14th, and 24th).
April: 4th - Big Osaka Show. 14th, 24th Middleweight Tag Tournament, Young Lions Showcase (good time to send over rookies or juniors) (Guests: Bruiser Brody and Stan Hansen, 4th only. Bam Bam Bigelow, from WWC, 4th only. Hogan, Andre, OMG. and Bossman, from the WWF, 4th only. Middleweight Tag Tournament Guest Participants: Invader #2 & #3, from WWC. Young Lions Showcase Participants: Sting, from the WWF, Chris Benoit and Chris Candido, from Lutte. Hot Property (Billy Travis and Joe Savoldi), and Spike Huber, from MACW. Owen Hart from WWC, Pillman, Scorpio, Wellington, and Blackman, from the AWA,14th and 24th. Ron Simmons and Leon White, from AWA, 14th only).


 May: 4th - Tour Opener, 14th - TV Taping, 24th Big Tour-Ending Show (Guests: Rick Martel, NWA Champion, from Lutte, 24th only. Bam Bam Bigelow ,The Sheepherders, from WWC, 4th, 14th, and 24th. Hulk Hogan, from the WWF, 4th and 14th. Andre, OMG, and Bossman, from the WWF, whole tour). 

Japan Wrestling Association February 1986

27 January 2018 - 09:11 PM

Announcement of upcoming cards:


February 4th, 1986 in Fukuoka:


The Board of Governors of the Japan Wrestling Association, after reviewing tape of the JWA Trio Tournament Semi-Finals, have ordered the following re-match: Baba, Jumbo, and Misawa vs Tenryu, Hara, and Kawada


Special AWA Challenge match: Chris Adams, Dave Taylor, and Marty Jones vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara, Nobuhiko Takada, and Masakatsu Funaki


No-DQ Blood Elimination Match: Yoshiaki Yatsu, Cactus jack, Nord the Barbarian, and Hiro Hase vs Rusher Kimura, Phil Hickerson, Umanosuke Ueda, and Tatsutoshi Goto




Senpai and Kohei Tag Grudge Match: Choshu and Kensuke vs Fujinami and Chono


Super Strong Machine vs Anoaro Atisanoe


Dos Caras and Shiro Koshinaka vs Masa Fuchi and Samson Fuyuki


Keiji Mutoh and Thunder Yamada vs Kuniaki Kobayashi and Black Tiger (for the right to face The Fantastics on February 14th)




February 14th, in Yokohama, airing live on Asahi TV:


The Fantastics vs (The winner of Keiji Mutoh and Thunder Yamada vs Kuniaki Kobayashi and Black Tiger) (if the Fantastics win, they get a shot at Riki Choshu and Rusher Kimura for the JWA Tag Titles in Tokyo on the 24th).


Inspired by the success of similar events in the WWF and UWF recently, JWA is proud to present the first ever JWA Rumble Match.


Participants will include:

Giant Baba

Jumbo Tsuruta

Genichiro Tenryu

Ashura Hara

Riki Choshu

Rusher Kimura

Tatsumi Fujinami

Yoshiaki Fujiwara

El Canek

Super Strong Machine

And 20 other wrestlers!

Separated at Birth?

05 January 2018 - 09:01 PM

Classic topic, couldn't find a thread on here using the search function. Apologies if one already exists.


Here's my usual reply to this topic:



My good friend, Asian Coogar

30 December 2017 - 08:52 PM

It was his birthday yesterday.


I met him years ago, at a Vancouver All Star Wrestling event... then a couple of years after that I moved to Japan and met him again, and he remembered me from Vancouver. We've been drinking buddies for eight years now. He's a great guy, a great wrestler (in my opinion, one of the absolute best veteran indie wrestlers in the world) and a true friend. 


Hopefully I'll have some Kuuga-related drinking and wrestling stories to tell in the new year. Here are a few pictures from the past 8 years:




This is the bar where about 40 of Kuuga's friends had our year-end party. It was three hours of all you can eat Chinese food, and all-you-can-drink. Good times.




This is from the karaoke party in late October. I am pleased to be one of the group of people around whom Kuuga feels comfortable removing his mask. We were drinking buddies for seven years before I saw his face. 





Eating kushikatsu in Osaka's exotic Shinsekai area, shortly after my birthday. 



At the rooftop BBQ in Namba Parks this summer


I'll post more later.