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Member Since 11 Feb 2012
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In Topic: Paige and all that

23 March 2017 - 11:40 PM

I'm just glad Paige didn't do something really filthy and sleazy, like posing nude for Playboy.

In Topic: Fuerza Guerrera vs Pantera II (EMLL 5/4/90)

23 March 2017 - 11:26 PM

I always enjoy a good title bout and this one had no less than half an hour of wrestling. Fuerza is always a favourite amongst Lucha smarks and Pantera was no slouch either. The quality level was quite consistent throughout. There was never a phase of the match where the work blew me away. On the flip side there weren't times when it dragged either. The action was always decent at a minimum. It felt important, involved the viewer and came together nicely at the end.

In Topic: Shinya Hashimoto & Masa Saito vs Keiji Mutoh & Masahiro Chono (NJPW 4...

23 March 2017 - 11:04 PM

After a very successful Stateside excursion Keiji Mutoh is now back in Japan and looking to rise to the top of the New Japan ranks. It's such fun seeing his fellow Musketeers Chono and Hash also levelling up around this time. They all had so much potential, which was realised to varying extents. The barrel chested Masa Saito had his strengths and limitations due to his physique. The powerhouses dominated the opening 5m, the challengers the next 5m is an even contest. The hot crowd were going wild for an exciting climax and wholeheartedly approved of the result. There was a rematch on 6/26 which is skippable.

In Topic: El Texano, Mascara Sagrada & Apolo Dantes vs Los Villanos I, IV & V (...

23 March 2017 - 10:43 PM

All of the wrestlers were tecnicos, and believe me it was all technical. The primera lasted the best part of 15m and it was divine. Lashings of matwork on offer with wonderful flow, leverage and technique. El Texano vs IV (I think) also added a rough edge, making it the best of the matchups. They then took to the air with aplomb. The next two falls were unsurprisingly shorter. Not at the same level but still good quality action. They actually teased a 2-0 Villano victory as Sagrada got pinned before the comeback. The tercera was highlighted by a long spot where they were fighting over a surfboard. I'm guessing the previous sentence wouldn't have been written often.

In Topic: Angel Azteca vs Emilio Charles Jr (EMLL 1/12/90)

23 March 2017 - 10:29 PM

If you want to see a textbook example of a good traditional title bout then look right here. They didn't need to do anything overly ambitious. Just utilize a wonderful basic match format. If you didn't know Emilio Charles was a boss then where have you been? Azteca has also proven himself as a strong worker from the era. All the parts were there. They could maybe had done with a bit more time on the mat had the duration been longer. I liked how the momentum carried over between the falls. Often the worm turns sharply. A satisfying tercera as EMLL picks right up where it left off in 1989.