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AstroBoy

Member Since 18 Sep 2014
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In Topic: Greatest Match Ever Project

16 June 2018 - 12:22 PM

I haven't posted over there in a while but playing devil's advocate here -- I nominated a few matches at one point and they were quickly just buried in the nomination folder with no replies at all.  This isn't about me but a more general issue of if people are nominating matches and there is no actual discussion about the matches, then so much stuff just gets lost in the shuffle.  It's not like people are not seconding or thirding a lot of these nominations, it's that they aren't getting any discussion at all. 

 

I think the thing is that there are just SO MANY MORE matches than there are wrestlers, and therefore you have so much ground to cover just to nominate things you think you might vote for.  And even then, you're probably missing or forgetting some stuff.  It's just a tall task to try to get everyone to nominate everything they want while also getting others to vouch for them or disagree with them, and then leave time to actually watch other stuff. 


In Topic: Spanky vs American Dragon (MCW Memphis 10/07/00)

15 June 2018 - 07:21 PM

This may have been my favorite match of theirs yet.  Nice, fluid mat work early leading to Spanky getting the better of it with his speed and some real nice agile spots to take over.  Dragon's transition to offense with a big reverse suplex felt like a solid way to strongly change the complexion of the match.

 

Dragon showed a real nice vicious side on offense and they do display some cool ideas.  Spanky jumping on the top rope to avoid Dragon was neat but ultimately felt out of place, like they tried to shoehorn it in here.  The finishing run gets going real good and they really build strongly to Spanky's big splash ending things.

 

***1/2


In Topic: Yoshihiro Takayama vs Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (NOAH 10/07/00)

14 June 2018 - 09:26 PM

Takayama shaking off the surprise dropkick at the start was great.  Kikuchi cleverly uses his smarts to attack a limb and get some momentary light to go on offense but obviously that wasn't going to hold up.  Takayama's knees here were vicious and looked totally killer.  The ref stoppage added some real gravity to help get Takayama over as a beast here, too.

 

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In Topic: Takeshi Morishima vs Vader (NOAH 10/07/00)

14 June 2018 - 09:24 PM

This was awesome.  Morishima comes out of this looking better, actually, given that he jumps Vader and pounds on him without any hesitation to start the match.  Vader is just Vader, though, and mauls him pretty thoroughly.  Vader was really laying in the shots here and it was a great clash of bulls fight, albeit one-sided.  I loved the surprising finish of him just beating on Morishima and then covering him for a cumulative damage pinfall.  Really great showcase for Vader while keeping a young giant strong in the process.

 

**1/2


In Topic: HHH vs Kurt Angle (WWF Raw is War 10/02/00)

12 June 2018 - 09:55 PM

I absolutely liked this more than the pay per view match.  Better pace, more discernible hatred, better character work.  Angle is steadily coming along a bit week by week but I still think he struggled here to be that compelling on top.  Luckily, this goes by quickly and it doesn't have a chance to lose its intensity.  I even like the finish and Angle really was in a spot to capitalize off a win at this point.

 

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