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Jetlag

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In Topic: Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Satoru Sayama (Rikidozan Memorial 03/11/00)

21 August 2017 - 04:17 PM

Sayama was showcasing his Seikendo philosophy here. The point of which was to do fighting in any situation, hence I think the GI was made to resemble an office suit. I remember Sayama and someone else also did a demonstration at an RJPW show wearing actual office suits and MMA gloves. Anyways, this match is never not fun, even though this was short. Fujiwara just does so much cool stuff taking Sayama down by his gi and all that, and Sayama's contempt was amusing, not like he was selling, but as if he was thinking "Stop grabbing me! I wanna do spin kicks!"


In Topic: August 2017 Match of the Month: Discussion Thread

15 August 2017 - 05:33 AM

 

Please do

 

Is that the month with the Fuji vs Strongbow match? (kidding, but if so the best choice we probably have that people would have access to easily is Bruno vs Patera; I should have probably said August, 87).

 

 

FWIW Claude Roca/Walter Bordes vs. Albert Sanniez/Pierre Bernaert (France 8/29) was pretty rad


In Topic: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Tatsumi Fujinami (NJPW 6/5/1998)

13 August 2017 - 01:04 PM

Go here: http://v.youku.com/v...from=s1.8-1-1.2


In Topic: Genichiro Tenryu & Shiro Koshinaka vs Masa Chono & Hiroyoshi Tenzan (...

13 August 2017 - 03:36 AM

Surprisingly good tag, better than it looks on paper. Felt a little like they were making an attempt at an AJPW style epic with stiffness, big bumps and intricate structure, except 3 out of these 4 guys are middle aged geesers which makes this match even crazier. Good energy early on with everyone laying into eachother, no hands headbutts, chops, the whole deal. My favourite bit was Chono almost being KO'd by a Tenryu punch but firing back with angry punches of his own. Koshinaka had his working boots on, catching Tenzan with a painful looking hip attack to the back of the head and then following up with shots to the same spot. Chono was bringing it too, taking a huge bump to the outside and then getting sent over the guardrail by a big Tenryu flying forearm in an amazing spot which set up the heat section on Tenzan. An almost spent Chono giving his all trying to turn the match over was pretty great and I loved his yakuza kicks and big punch. Because it's the late 90s they bust out all their finishers including Tenryu dumping Chono right on his neck and Tenzan crushing Koshinaka with one of the nastiest moonsaults I've ever seen. Pretty overkill-ish, but the match didn't get too bloated.


In Topic: WAR - Wrestle and Romance/Wrestle Association R

09 August 2017 - 01:45 AM

I watched the 5/26/96 commercial tape. It had an undercard of WAR vs. Yume Factory matches, so I couldn't resist. Unfortunately all the matches were clipped to just a few minutes. The longest surviving footage was Kitahara vs. Shinichi Nakano with 6 out of 10 minutes shown and it looked really damn good, with Nakano selling his arm and landing huge punches to Kitahara's face. Also it was fun watching Osamu Tachihikari bleeding and raging, waffling everyone in sight with chairs as a response to Motegi's heel tactics. Tenryu/Nakano was as cool as it sounds and the main event - Fuyuku/Jado/Gedo vs. Anjo/Takayama/Kenichi Yamamoto was fun as fuck with the UWFi guys working super stiff and the WAR residents going for heel tactics and brawling while keeping the match mostly in the ring. After that they showed about 30 minutes of interviews. Damn you, WAR editors! Some people CARE about Yume Factory.