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Member Since 16 Oct 2015
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In Topic: Tarzan Goto/Ryo Miyake vs. Shinichi Nakano/Masayoshi Motegi (WDF 7/16/1997)

21 June 2017 - 02:00 AM

Gritty brawling with lots of blood, a nice heel-face dynamic, stiff strikes and good-looking punches, fire and hate. Well paced with an interesting structure as they start off slowly with some chain wrestling before tensions quickly boil over and it just disintegrates into an absolute fight. A great tag match. ****


In Topic: Any other longterm fans starting to feel alienated by the current fanbase?

21 June 2017 - 01:51 AM

 

I really hate the idea that liking one kind of wrestling is more evolved than liking another. It's all equally stupid, just in different ways.

 

This.

 

 

I completely agree. That is such an elitist line of thinking and, unfortunately, I have seen it occasionally pop up in the PWO/WKO circles. 


In Topic: Wild Pegasus vs Black Tiger (NJPW Best of the Super Juniors 06/11/96)

19 June 2017 - 03:28 PM

The first third did a great job establishing Benoit's strength and Eddie's speed. Then comes the legendary stretch with Benoit's energy sapping sleepers where he would repeatedly grab a sleeper whenever Eddie built up any sort of momentum. Eddie's selling of the effects is just masterful and the segment brilliantly turns him from subtle heel at the beginning to a sympathetic babyface as the crowd gets behind him. The escalation in the last third is superb. The nearfalls are some of the best of all time, the top rope tombstone tease is great and Eddie powering out of Benoit's control to setup his big run of offense is a great finish.

 

Strong MOTYC in one of the most loaded years in wrestling history. Best Benoit match by a massive margin and up there with Halloween Havoc 97 vs. Rey for Eddie. **** 3/4


In Topic: Best Squash Match ever?

19 June 2017 - 02:37 PM

The aforementioned Hashimoto vs Ogawa is literally as much of a squash as Misawa vs Kawada or any other epic japanese wrestling match ever.

 

 

 

That one I was back and forth on about whether it was truly a squash but I went with yes because Ogawa never looked in any real trouble and reversed all of Hashimoto's offense pretty easily. Ogawa pretty much owned him from start to finish. Also all of those pop-ups near the end from Hashimoto did not resemble any sort of comeback and seemed to be fueled by defiance and pride. I get if people like it as much as Misawa vs. Kawada or something but the one-sidedness of it classifies it as a squash.


In Topic: Dick Togo vs Billy Ken Kid

19 June 2017 - 01:36 AM

I am not totally on board with the Dick Togo: Super Worker narrative just yet but matches like these certainly help his case. A commanding heel performance as the arrogant champion vs. the smaller challenger. Taunting, mask ripping, cheapshots and lowblows, sadism, it's all there. Great desperation from him in the finishing stretch as BKK was able to overcome all of that and Togo was running out of steam. The interference spots were very clever and well done with respect to the narrative and payoffs. Great match. ****