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In Topic: Takehiro Murahama vs Naohiro Hoshikawa (Osaka Pro 03/25/00)

Yesterday, 01:08 AM

Lovely match. Great matwork, super intense and dramatic stand-up strike exchanges and awesome character based storytelling. Murahama comes in as the cocky yet tenacious shooter and never loses that edge even when Naohiro's size and strength advantage has him in trouble for significant periods of time, and that ends up being the deciding factor. **** 1/4


In Topic: Axel Dieter vs. Moose Morowski (Germany 10/5/80)

24 April 2017 - 05:52 PM

From my limited sampling, this is the best match I have seen out of Germany so far. I read the Segunda Caida guys review and was surprised that they gave most of the credit to Morowski for this. He threw great punches and took some huge bumps but, personally, this was clearly the Dieter show. Terrific performance as the babyface hero resisting the relentless bull through technique and ferocious fightbacks. His selling was excellent throughout. Super intense and dramatic match with a great crowd. Unique finishing stretch as well. **** 1/2 +


In Topic: MOTD by Decade

24 April 2017 - 05:30 PM

Updated to include a runner up for each decade since the 1970s.


In Topic: MOTYs by year

19 April 2017 - 11:56 PM

 

 

Care to expound on the Murdoch/Fujinami pick? I was just reading my review sounds like it climaxed early with the dive and blood, but then quickly rushed to an anti-climatic. Interested on yoru thoughts why that would be a MOTYC?

 

I thought it was really intense, well constructed and had a very interesting dynamic . Murdoch was the bull, adding cool heelish touches and throwing amazing strikes and just trying to pulverize Fujinami. Fujinami tried to control him with holds and technique but was more than willing to fight back with fire. Even the finish and post match were super intense. The match had a lot of energy.

 

I have it around **** - **** 1/4. Probably wouldn't be a MOTYC in most years but I thought 1982 was kind of a weak year in general so it was good enough.

 

 

Worth checking out Flair/Kerry and Andre/Killer Khan from that year.  Probably others as well but those are what come to mind first.

 

 

Andre/Khan was my original pick. Not a fan of Flair/Kerry. One of the Lawler/Mantell bouts has a good shot, need to revisit.


In Topic: Has any other top star had such a lackluster career like Orton?

19 April 2017 - 11:48 PM

I would actually argue Orton has had a pretty strong career. Loads of decent-good matches and some great ones (vs. Foley, Rey, Bryan, Cesaro etc.). It's all accumulated quality of course and doesn't mean he is a great wrestler or a reliable worker by any means. Lots of duds and mediocre stuff along the way.

 

I don't want to veer off into GWE territory but Orton is a good example of why having a resume of good matches built up over a bunch of years doesn't mean you are an elite worker.

 

"Has any other top star been as lackluster as Orton?" would be a better question for me personally.