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In Topic: Nobuhiko Takada vs Yoshiaki Fujiwara (UWF Atlantis 10/25/90)

08 September 2017 - 12:45 PM

Loved this.Takada doesn't do a whole lot for me, especially on the mat, but when he's paired against Fujiwara, I find myself more invested in him as a performer. He sells Fujiwara's awesome lunging headbutts like a million bucks and sells the danger of Fujiwara on the mat, at times, freaking out when Fujiwara's able to reverse a hold. Fujiwara's as methodical as always with that classic grin, brushing off Takada's kicks and hanging out in the corners, which he utilizes as a home base when Takada comes striking. Such a fantastic visual when Takada's strikes get to be too much and Fujiwara slumps to the canvas, still managing a smile when he makes it back to his feet but ultimately, running out of options.

In Topic: Akira Maeda vs Masakatsu Funaki (UWF Atlantis 10/25/90)

08 September 2017 - 12:40 PM

Loved the flurried slap-action to open and the frantic way Funaki counters out of the rear waistlock to ground  Maeda with the wakigatame, really cranking it on. They convey good struggle for control and for the most part, Funaki's able to roll with a lot of Maeda's punches so to speak...you know, except for when Maeda is repeatedly rocking him kicks on the ropes. I like that even when they're on the mat, Funaki is still trying to drive home a few knees and boots, and his slaps are as nasty as usual. Maeda has a hard time slowing Funaki down, despite the suplexes and focused legwork, and eventually has to choke him out to win. Great stuff. 

In Topic: Strong BJ vs Naoya Nomura & KAI (AJPW, 8/27/17)

31 August 2017 - 09:57 AM

Yeah, this was a real breakout performance for Nomura and I thought his chemistry with Yuji Okabayashi was especially awesome. Tons of fire, a hot crowd, that close stretch was something else. I really liked Yuji's suplex counter to the small package attempt and then just throwing Nomura with the powerbomb when Nomura tries for his new finish. Daisuke was also being more of a dick here, between stepping on Nomura's face and pissing off KAI on the apron. KAI's proven himself to be a good tag team wrestler in AJPW, so it'll be interesting to see if he finds a new partner since Nomura has stated that he is waiting for Jake Lee to return from injury. Personally, I'd love to see KAI and Maruyama team. 

In Topic: Shinya Hashimoto vs. Victor Zangiev (NJPW 4/24/1989)

23 August 2017 - 08:52 AM

Yeah, this ruled. Zangiev was great here with his shoot suplexes and simple but effective counters. Hashimoto really sells him as a legitimate and unpredictable threat, which only adds to Zangiev's allure. I like how Hashimoto's frustration builds throughout the match as Zangiev has answers to a lot of Hashimoto's offense. That dosey-doe counter to the headscissors was awesome.

In Topic: Konosuke Takeshita vs. Tetsuya Endo (DDT, 8/20/2017)

21 August 2017 - 05:49 PM

This match had its moments and I thought Takeshita’s performance was really great, especially toward the end, but Endo did a good job of centering his offense on Takeshita’s neck and bringing the focus back at various points in the match. I liked the viciousness of it early on and Takeshita’s selling was great for the most part, with him not being able to fully strike back at Endo. However, the backwork on Endo was conveniently ignored  in favor of his glitzier offense, some of which didn't quite hit the mark. Some believable nearfalls toward the end and hard-hitting bombs from Takeshita building to the finish. Pretty good match.