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In Topic: Have you ever cried watching wrestling?

06 July 2017 - 01:51 PM

Many times, but hardly ever because of sorrow.

In Topic: Shinya Hashimoto vs Steven Regal (NJPW Battle Rush 04/16/95)

29 June 2017 - 12:36 AM

An enjoyably different type of title bout. It was a very stiff and spiky encounter where things got heated between the wrestlers. Regal really worked over the champions face, busting his nose early. Hash fired back with vicious kicks and could compete with anyone on the deck. The matwork emphasis along with the breaks and resets gave it a Muga type of feel. With added potatoes. Aside from a few nice holds it sure wasn't pretty. But it sure was brutal and captivating. They also met on 9/21/96 but it wasn't as strong as this.

In Topic: Vader vs Nobuhiko Takada (UWFI 04/20/95)

29 June 2017 - 12:20 AM

I loved the first two encounters in their famous trilogy. I didn't care for this third instalment. There was some entertainment value with the big match atmosphere and natural dynamic between them. The flaws are numerous and severe however.

Let's see. The theatrical start was horrible. Takada's selling absolutely sucked. It was too pro style, even for Vader in UWFI. The narrative and structure had been so strong before. Not so here. Vader had lost some of his aura and Takada was also in decline. A big disappointment.

In Topic: Shinjiro Otani vs Koji Kanemoto (NJPW Battle Rush 04/16/95)

29 June 2017 - 12:07 AM

The general outline of this was in keeping with the standard Junior structure. The composition of the matwork wasn't particularly captivating in itself. Yet the key difference here was how they interspersed the holds with strikes and touches of rivalry psychology. So they always held my interest. The theme was very much a battle of equals and contemporaries. Ohtani's big match nerves and choking tendencies proving the only difference. The stretch was nice and compact. The finish itself could've been better. Comfortably the best I've seen from Kanemoto this year.

In Topic: Eddy Guerrero vs Dean Malenko (ECW Hostile City Showdown 04/15/95)

28 June 2017 - 11:21 PM

As it's ECW I was anticipating that something would happen sooner or later to make me dislike the match. It never did.

The early exchanges were quickly paced with indyriffic parity spots. Take a bow. After that it became surprisingly grounded with Deano working over the knee. The latter stages became fairly epic with plenty of close calls. Neither man could quite keep his opponent down for the three. 26m was shown. Possibly there was clipping although I didn't notice it. There are minor flaws you could pick out, but the overall structure is sound and this was a commendable effort from both parties.