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Zenjo

Member Since 11 Feb 2012
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In Topic: Volk Han vs Yoshihisa Yamamoto (RINGS 08/13/97)

Yesterday, 05:13 PM

Yamamoto showed some silky movement à la Tamura on the mat. He got pushed hard in late 95 and was a top guy in the final years of Rings. Volk did his thang, and of course ruled at it. No wasted motion. Good fun and easily digestible. I felt like it would've benefitted from a few more minutes. If the only complaint is that you're left wanting more then you know you're onto a good thing.

In Topic: Masahito Kakihara vs. Shinjiro Ohtani (NJPW, 1/3/96)

Yesterday, 05:04 PM

This was from a UWFI show held on March 1st, 1996.

Shinjiro was adapting his style with few problems. Only a short match but it was tight and action packed with an interpromotional crowd. Ohtani was on the form of his life and Ka-Ki was a good hand. I was slightly surprised that the home fighter won. He did a nice celebration after securing the victory.

In Topic: Fuerza Guerrera v Gallo Tapado (CMLL, 3/1/91)

Yesterday, 04:56 PM

Awesome performance from Fuerza here. He was radiating charisma and had the crowd in the palm of his hands. Tapado was a veteran Luchador who made me wish for additional 70's and 80's footage once more. Like KB8 says he was actually Guerrera's trainer. They played into that with some parity spots as they attempted the same moves. The primera became a game of one-upsmanship which Tapado won with a poetic cradle. The student came back strongly in the second, bending the limits of fair play. The final fall was going along nicely and getting exciting before a weak DCO.

In Topic: Shinya Hashimoto vs Satoshi Kojima - NJPW 8/2/98 G-1 Climax Semifinals

22 February 2018 - 04:05 PM

Hashimoto was involved in two G1 classics during his triumphant 1998 campaign. So he was at the peak of his form. This was the match sandwiched between them and is a fine bout in its own right. There was strong psychology with the fiery underdog against the great champion fighting to overcome a curse. Unlike previous years he was totally focused, but his body took the usual battering. Kozy attacked the knee which was expertly sold. Plenty of lariato's were also delivered, but Hash refused to stay down and counter-attacked the right arm. The stretch put the youngster over as he survived a lot before falling.

Kojima was certainly pre-prime at this stage. If he were further along in his development this could've been really good. Still Hash carried him and it was well planned and constructed. A worthy Semi Final.

In Topic: My Top 100 Matches of 1995

14 February 2018 - 01:54 PM

Zenjo's Top 100 Matches of 1995



100) Megumi Kudo & Aja Kong vs Combat Toyota & Bison Kimura (FMW 12/21/95)
99) Kazushi Sakuraba & Naoki Sano vs Joe Malenko & Yoji Anjoh (UWFI 7/22/95)
98) Toshiaki Kawada vs Jun Akiyama (AJ 3/21/95)
97) Rey Misterio Jr vs Psicosis (AAA 9/22/95)
96) Aja Kong & Kyoko Inoue vs Manami Toyota & Blizzard Yuki (Indy 4/2/95)
95) Mitsuya Nagai vs Yoshihisa Yamamoto (RINGS 3/18/95)
94) Wild Pegasus vs Koji Kanemoto (NJ 3/13/95)
93) Silver King vs Apolo Dantes (CMLL 6/23/95)
92) Rick & Scott Steiner vs Keiji Mutoh & Hiroshi Hase (NJ 1/4/95)
91) Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi (AJ 4/13/95)

90) Kyoko Inoue vs Aja Kong (AJW 12/4/95)
89) Megumi Kudo vs Shark Tsuchiya (No Rope Barbed Wire Match) (FMW 12/22/95)
88) Mitsuya Nagai vs Nikolai Zouev (RINGS 12/19/95)
87) Rey Misterio Jr vs Psicosis (WAR 12/13/95)
86) Ric Flair vs Masahiro Chono (NJ 8/11/95)
85) Masayuki Naruse vs Sotir Gotchev (RINGS 1/25/95)
84) Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Taka Michinoku (PWFG 8/26/95)
83) 12 Caged Minis (Masks vs Hairs) (AAA 6/10/95)
82) Bret Hart vs Diesel (WWF 11/19/95)
81) Keiji Mutoh vs Shinya Hashimoto (NJ 8/15/95)

80) Cuty Suzuki & Mayumi Ozaki vs Bull Nakano & Akira Hokuto (WCW 11/26/95)
79) Rey Misterio Jr, Octagon & Super Muneco vs Psicosis, Fuerza Guerrera & Blue Panther (AAA 7/4/95)
78) Miki Handa & Michiko Nagashima vs Noriyo Tateno & Yasha Kurenai (LLPW 4/25/95)
77) Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Hiroyoshi Tenzan & Masahiro Chono (NJ 12/11/95)
76) Manami Toyota vs Aja Kong (AJW 3/26/95)
75) Shinya Hashimoto vs Keiji Mutoh (NJ 5/3/95)
74) Brian Pillman vs Johnny B. Badd (WCW 9/17/95)
73) Mayumi Ozaki, Cuty Suzuki, Candy Okutsu & Sumiyo Toyama vs Dynamite Kansai, Devil Masami, Hikari Fukuoka & Hiromi Yagi (JWP 3/21/95)
72) Akira Hokuto & Bull Nakano vs Manami Toyota & Mariko Yoshida (AJW 4/28/95)
71) Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (AJ 4/12/95)

70) Cuty Suzuki & Dynamite Kansai vs Kaoru & Hikari Fukuoka (JWP 12/9/95)
69) Yoji Anjoh & Yoshihiro Takayama vs Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan (UWFI 11/25/95)
68) Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi (AJ 1/19/95)
67) Jushin Thunder Liger vs Ultimo Dragon (WAR 12/13/95)
66) Shinjiro Ohtani vs Koji Kanemoto (NJ 4/16/95)
65) Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJ 1/24/95)
64) Keiji Mutoh vs Ric Flair (NJ 8/13/95)
63) Devil Masami & Dynamite Kansai vs Kaoru & Hikari Fukuoka (GAEA 9/17/95)
62) Bret Hart vs Owen Hart (No Holds Barred) (WWF 3/27/95)
61) Bison Kimura vs Cooga (Jd' 12/25/95)

60) Volk Han vs Andrei Kopylov (RINGS 11/16/95)
59) Atsushi Onita vs Hayabusa (Death Match) (FMW 5/5/95)
58) Kyoko Inoue & Tomoko Watanabe vs Manami Toyota & Kaoru Ito (AJW 12/10/95)
57) Eddy Guerrero vs Dean Malenko (ECW 4/15/95)
56) Akira Maeda vs Volk Han (RINGS 1/25/95)
55) Yoji Anjoh vs Naoki Sano (UWFI 6/18/95)
54) Kenta Kobashi vs Akira Taue (AJ 7/24/95)
53) Devil Masami & Mayumi Ozaki vs Hikari Fukuoka & Kaoru (GAEA 11/3/95)
52) Yumiko Hotta, Takako Inoue, Manami Toyota & Sakie Hasegawa vs Aja Kong, Toshiya Yamada, Kyoko Inoue & Mariko Yoshida (Winner/Loser Elimination) (AJW 2/26/95)
51) Owen Hart vs Davey Boy Smith (WWF 6/5/95)

50) Kenta Kobashi vs Akira Taue (AJ 3/21/95)
49) Super Munequito vs Espectrito (AAA 7/8/95
48) Shinya Hashimoto vs Steven Regal (NJ 4/16/95)
47) Lizmark, Perro Aguayo, Mascara Sagrada, La Parka & Latin Lover vs Angel Blanco Jr, Blue Panther, Mascara Ano 2000, Universo 2000 & Cien Caras (Captains Fall) (AAA 6/16/95)
46) Sakie Hasegawa vs Tomoko Watanabe (AJW 7/31/95)
45) Randy Savage vs Arn Anderson (WCW 1/10/95)
44) Etsuko Mita & Mima Shimoda vs Mayumi Ozaki & Hikari Fukuoka (JWP 1/8/95)
43) Mima Shimoda vs Etsuko Mita (AJW 11/18/95)
42) Nikolai Zouev vs Volk Han (RINGS 3/18/95)
41) Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (AJ 9/10/95)

40) Kanako Motoya, Reiko Amano & Chihiro Nakano vs Yuki Miyazaki, Sugar Sato & Meiko Satomura (GAEA 11/3/95)
39) Akira Hokuto & Mima Shimoda vs Toshiyo Yamada & Etsuko Mita (AJW 10/10/95)
38) Manami Toyota vs Dynamite Kansai (AJW 12/4/95)
37) Ric Flair vs Arn Anderson (WCW 9/17/95)
36) Mayumi Ozaki & Cuty Suzuki vs Devil Masami & Hiromi Yagi (JWP 8/10/95)
35) Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (AJ 10/25/95)
34) Toshiyo Yamada vs Manami Toyota (AJW 7/31/95)
33) Keiji Mutoh vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJ 12/11/95)
32) Akira Taue, Stan Hansen & Toshiaki Kawada vs Johnny Ace, Kenta Kobashi & Mitsuharu Misawa (Indy 4/2/95)
31) Keiji Mutoh vs Shiro Koshinaka (NJ 8/11/95)

30) Mitsuharu Misawa, Kenta Kobashi & Satoru Asako vs Toshiaki Kawada, Akira Taue & Tamon Honda (AJ 6/30/95)
29) Sakie Hasegawa & Manami Toyota vs Aja Kong & Kyoko Inoue (AJW 4/16/95)
28) Steven Regal vs Wild Pegasus (NJ 9/23/95)
27) Shinya Hashimoto & Junji Hirata vs Masahiro Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan (NJ 6/12/95)
26) Cactus Jack vs Terry Funk (Barbed Wire Death Match) (IWA-Japan 1/8/95)
25) Lioness Asuka vs Yumiko Hotta (AJW 3/26/95)
24) Aja Kong vs Dynamite Kansai (AJW 8/30/95)
23) Mayumi Ozaki vs Dynamite Kansai (Dress Up Wild Fight) (JWP 7/9/95)
22) Aja Kong vs Bison Kimura (AJW 9/2/95)
21) Volk Han vs Yoshihisa Yamamoto (RINGS 6/17/95)

20) Kyoko & Takako Inoue vs Manami Toyota & Sakie Hasegawa (AJW 1/4/1995)
19) Manami Toyota vs Yumiko Hotta (AJW 9/3/95)
18) Mitsuharu Misawa vs Kenta Kobashi (AJ 3/26/95)
17) Mima Shimoda vs Manami Toyota (AJW 7/23/95)
16) Bull Nakano vs Kyoko Inoue (AJW 9/2/95)
15) Dynamite Kansai vs Chigusa Nagayo (JWP 6/16/95)
14) Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (AJ 7/24/95)
13) Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs Steve Williams & Johnny Ace (AJ 3/4/95)
12) Mayumi Ozaki & Devil Masami vs Dynamite Kansai & Chigusa Nagayo (GAEA 4/15/95)
11) Mitsuharu Misawa vs Toshiaki Kawada (AJ 4/6/95)

10) Mayumi Ozaki vs Dynamite Kansai (JWP 3/17/95)
9) Manami Toyota vs Aja Kong (AJW 6/27/95)
8) Manami Toyota vs Kyoko Inoue (AJW 5/7/95)
7) Toshiaki Kawada vs Akira Taue (AJ 4/8/95)
6) Dynamite Kansai vs Hikari Fukuoka (JWP 8/10/95)
5) Manami Toyota vs Akira Hokuto (AJW 9/2/95)
4) Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJ 10/15/95)
3) Toshiaki Kawada vs Gary Albright (AJ 10/25/95)
2) Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue (AJ 4/15/95)
1) Mitsuharu Misawa & Kenta Kobashi vs Toshiaki Kawada & Akira Taue (AJ 6/9/95)