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cactus

Member Since 12 Dec 2015
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In Topic: Sam Adonis vs. Negro Casas (CMLL Sin Piedad 01.01.2018)

09 January 2018 - 07:53 AM

Sam Adonis has a rather creative character and look and I admire his dedication to trying something different with his pro-Trump character.  He also hits a gorgeous 450 splash, one of the better ones I've seen in a while. Negro seems like he's phoning it in, but I have to tip my hat to anyone in their late 50's leaping from the top rope for the sake of our entertainment.

 

Decent enough, there's just nothing overly special about this.

 

★★¾


In Topic: Shinsuke Nakamura vs Kazushi Sakuraba (NJPW Wrestle Kingdom VII 01/04/13)

17 December 2017 - 02:28 PM

Sakuraba's first singles match in a long, long time and you can feel that there's something special in the air.

 

The mat work is dominated by Saku and even if you aren't you aware of him before this match like I was when I first saw this, you now know that he's no pushover. The first few minutes establishes that Nakamura has no chance beating Sakuraba in a grappling match and he has to resort in using a lucky strike to bring down the mighty Saku. Nakamura makes the mistake of going for a take down and is met with a legitimate looking knee, a direct call back to when Nakamura attempted a take down on Takayama many moons ago. Nakamura manages to slide out of an armbar and takes Sakuraba out with a violent Boma Ye, the only pin attempt of the match.

 

Still as great as it was when I first saw this back in 2013. It's like Lesnar v Cena at Extreme Rules, but worked as a shoot style match, and who could hate that?

 

★★★★½


In Topic: Kassius Ohno vs. Lars Sullivan (WWE NXT Takeover: WarGames 11/18/17)

29 November 2017 - 05:00 PM

Awesome little match. Lars possesses a unique look and he looked great eating Ohno's strikes like they were nothing. Another match to throw into the discussion for 'Greatest Match Under 10 Minutes'.

★★★¾

In Topic: Genichiro Tenryu & Tiger Mask vs Riki Choshu & George Takano (NJPW vs...

04 November 2017 - 05:10 AM

Choshu and Misawa start off, the crowd is hot, then Misawa tags Tenryu and the crowd reaches absolutely molten levels and all four guys manage to keep the crowd that hot for the remainder of this 20 minute match. Everyone puts their work in this match, but Tenryu and Choshu are the stars of the show here. Riki Choshu is Japan's answer to Jerry Lawler. Doesn't do that many moves, he just knows when to use them. Just impeccable timing and psychology. He has Misawa in the Scorpion Deathlock and the way he doesn't take his eyes off Tenryu is brilliant. Tenryu always looks like he legits hates his opponents and that's why he's so fantastic.

 

It can be a bit hard to follow at times due to the chaotic nature, but I guess that's why this is such a great brawl. You don't get these kind of matches and atmosphere in wrestling matches nowadays.

 

★★★¼


In Topic: "I TRIED TO TELL YOU, I BOUGHT YOU SOME TIME"

04 November 2017 - 04:27 AM

I don't know how this storyline with Sting and the Horseman plays out exactly, but I do know that Flair and Sting became huge rivals by the end of the year, so I was expecting a turn at some point, but doing it here came as a jarring surprise. Very rushed. Decent promo from everyone involved though.