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G. Badger

Member Since 19 Oct 2016
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In Topic: Obscure Japanese 90s Indies (Yume Factory, W*ING, KAGEKI, IWA Japan, Capture...

Today, 07:07 PM

Oh wow! This sounds really fun. Thanks for the review
:)

In Topic: Prince Devitt vs Naomichi Marufuji

15 June 2018 - 10:18 AM

The date is 01/30/10.The rematch from the Super J Cup Finals...this time for the IWGP Jr. strap! We get a very similar opening but, with a bit more focus on wrestling. Its not a lot but, more than you'll see in Jr. fights nowadays. The great improvement was that this match had a story to tell. Devitt had learned from his mistakes and was prepared for the NOAH hotshots stuff. 'Fuji had to be careful on what he could pull out of his bag AND when because the Irishman could hit him with a surprise. Great finishing segment. I'd have to say this was a great match and perhaps scratching a classic if you're feeling it. This shows the brains both in performance and layout.

In Topic: Naomichi Marufuji vs Prince Devitt (NJPW Super J Cup 12/23/09)

15 June 2018 - 10:14 AM

This is a case of a fireworks display. The story was the invading Marufuji, who's always done well in NJ Super J, going for their top Junior (and top gaijin). This was and was meant to be a cool looking Finals match. I'd highly recommend it based on its flashy new (to me) moves and action but, I didn't have a real drama to it. The fans were flipping out so, others may get more out of it than me. But a great way to end the tournament nonetheless. Naomichi shines in tournament settings.

In Topic: Jun Akiyama vs Naomichi marufuji (AJPW Champions Carnival 25/4/2018)

15 June 2018 - 01:04 AM

The move selection is something that really sets AJ apart from modern stuff. Its really back to basics compared to NJ for instance. Just good solid hits, holds, and throws. I wouldn't say its Sekimoto/Okabayashi simple all of the time but, it definitely resembles AJPW from the 90's. Anyhow, the moves chosen, the pacing, the fakeouts, taking the time to do nothing but sell, and the truly select few false finishes made this a classic CC match to me.

In Topic: PWO Marketplace

12 June 2018 - 03:45 PM

Yeah the DVD stuff would be a big one for me. I go through old ROH phases for instance :)