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Bierschwale

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In Topic: American International Wrestling, 1991.

Yesterday, 04:12 AM

TENTATIVE CARD FOR AIW'S HELLBOUND ON OCTOBER 6 IN VILLA PARK, IL.: 

 

AIW HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION "RAVISHING" RICK RUDE vs. "DR. DEATH" STEVE WILLIAMS IN A STEEL CAGE MATCH; FOR RUDE TO WIN, HE MUST ESCAPE THE CAGE AND FOR WILLIAMS TO WIN, HE MUST GET BOTH AN IN-RING FALL AND ESCAPE THE CAVE; ANY FALLS REGISTERED BY RUDE IN THE CAGE WILL JUST ADD ANOTHER FALL TO WILLIAMS'S TOTAL. 

 

"PEGASUS KID" CHRIS BENOIT vs. TERRY "BAM BAM" GORDY WILL COMPETE IN A MATCH WHERE FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE WITHIN NOT JUST THE RING, WITHIN NOT JUST THE ARENA, BUT THE ENTIRE STATE OF ILLINOIS! 

 

A THREE-MATCH TAG TEAM SUPERSERIES INVOLVING TEN OF THE FINEST COMBINATIONS IN WRESTLING TODAY TO DETERMINE NUMBER ONE CONTENDERS TO THE AIW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP! THE FIRST TWO MATCHES WILL EACH BE TEN MINUTES IN LENGTH AND CONTAIN FIVE TEAMS EACH. A TEAM IS ELIMINATED IF A MEMBER IS PINNED, MADE TO SUBMIT, OR DISQUALIFIED. ANY TEAM THAT LASTS THE FULL TEN MINUTES WILL MOVE ON TO THE FINAL, WITH NO TIME LIMIT; THE MATCH WILL ONLY END WITH ONE WINNING TEAM!

 

BAM BAM BIGELOW, BLACK MAGIC, THE GREAT KOKINA, & TATANKA vs. TERRY FUNK, JEFF JARRETT, BUDDY LANDEL, & PAUL ORNDORFF IN AN EIGHT-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH

 

AND ONE LAST SHOW'S WORTH OF MATCHES TO DETERMINE WHO AIW'S BEST LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHTS ARE, AND WHO INDEED CAN EARN THEIR WAY INTO AIW'S LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT WITH A VICTORY! 2 COLD SCORPIO vs. JOHN TATUM, BLUE PANTHER vs. MISTERIOSO, BRADY BOONE vs. JERRY LYNN, EDDIE GUERRERO vs. VOLADOR, OWEN HART vs. NAOKI SANO,  & THE LIGHTNING KID vs. MINORU SUZUKI!


In Topic: Dick Togo vs Antonio Honda (DDT Sweet Dreams 01/30/11)

21 May 2017 - 09:26 AM

This might be my very pure bell-to-bell favorite match ever, because of how it works in both kayfabe and reality. Togo is brilliant and proves it better than he had ever before or since, giving Honda some utterly amazing selling on his armwork. But Honda does so many little perfect things, like how he rolls over Togo's back after an early leglock. He does SO MANY little things that are just him knowing that Togo taught him everything he has and that he just has to make up for that, his lack of athleticism, the fact that he knows that he's not as good as Dick, SOMEHOW. Those wild swinging punchdrunk hooks. And of course that amazing tope. And Togo absolutely pulls off some small but canny moves in the early going that just seem wonderful, like the kick to the gut/bodyscissors combo because he knows, of course, that Honda is not a sterling athlete. If you do a close reading on a match you like, you'll always scope things that you like just because you want extra reasons, but Honda's GREAT Dragon suplex that he can't immediately bridge is a PERFECT nearfall.

 

Even the cover is beautiful, with Togo giving Honda the respect to do the crossover double leg hook even though the Pedigree/senton combo is obviously enough to win it. It's a great Southern match, it's a great lucha match, it's a great puro match, it's a great "champ vs. champ" match, it's a great "who's the better man" match, it's a great "student vs. teacher" match. Just a great match.

 

Also, we are REALLY lucky to get the version we have without commentary, because it 1) enhances the match so, so much with this being such a snug, tight match AND 2) there's something just incredible about the way that the opening of "Insane in the Membrane" hits almost immediately after the bell as this perfect release of pressure. Add in the really good secondships by Daisuke Sasaki for Honda & Yasu Urano for Togo and it's a great atmosphere/presentation.


In Topic: 2017 MOTY Yes/No Thread

20 May 2017 - 07:49 PM

NOMINATING: Dominic Garrini vs. Cain Justice (CWF Mid-Atlantic, 2/25).

 

A match completely unique for 2017 between two guys with ~2 years experience between them. Intense, entertaining, short, and just cool as hell.

 

YES to: D. Lee-Takahashi. The snake and the mongoose are simply meant to fight. It is the natural order, and they must also adapt, adding in new variations of now classic spots and just bringing a truly palpable sense of danger in the name of winning.

 

 


In Topic: American International Wrestling, 1991.

20 May 2017 - 07:29 PM

It seriously is, even though I'm going to have to give a few guys up. Though some are in odd situations that I can borrow from RL in order to keep them around.

 

Example, and it isn't a spoiler, but how the MVC left WCW in '92 because their AJPW deals were more important than being stars for the affiliate of AJPW's rival. Well, say with this, plus Baba putting his foot down very early that they'd need to work with AIW as their American company, that they just never go to WCW in the first place.

 

Other stuff will take... creativity.


In Topic: Overcoming Limbowrk

16 May 2017 - 10:06 AM

I want matches to more often have the inverse build than the traditional one with limbwork, where it's instead a secondary measure and it's used after trying to just win without an explicit strategy, like something that's a card in your backpocket, and when the limb should be weaker from just the regular action of the match.