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G. Badger

Member Since 19 Oct 2016
Offline Last Active May 17 2017 08:49 AM
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In Topic: Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs Aja Kong & Kyoko Inoue (AJW 07/15/92)

17 May 2017 - 08:47 AM

The match begins with Aja calling out her mystery partner, Kyoko Inoue. From there we get a real rough and tumble tag team match. It is tremendously gritty and full of heart. It seems to be an off night in terms of execution as this is Kyoko's 2nd match, and Toyota gets injured. With that being said, the performances are more realistic because of these stumbles and mistakes. It's covered well because the passion and intensity are there. It's not one of those matches were they are biting off more than they can chew. It's more like the women are so drained that they can hardly muster the strength, concentration, and balance to execute their moves. So, the moment is never really killed, it's just a more organic match. Many of the great early 90's Joshi matches are in this same vein. This match is not talked about in the top tier of Joshi and maybe rightfully so but, it's certainly a top tier match of 92 for AJW.

In Topic: Mariko Yoshida vs Sakie Hasegawa (AJW 07/15/92)

17 May 2017 - 08:40 AM

This match takes place right after the AJW tag match in Mariko fought in. So, Mariko has this belt as well and she must defend this evening...because why?

Sakie and her have very similar style and have provided us memorable and recommended encounters. This is no different. There is nice limb working and a real display of fighting spirit by both. The good kind too, not the 'macho elbow to the jaw - grunt - throw an elbow of your own - repeat' kind.

There aren't any mind blowing segments but, it's really very good stuff. It's a shame for joshi fans that Mariko got hurt around this time and was not around until a year or two later because you could tell she was heating up in terms of ring awareness, psychology, and story building. Highly Recommended

In Topic: Sakie Hasegawa vs Mariko Yoshida (AJW 06/21/92)

17 May 2017 - 08:31 AM

A physical and monumental match up as two up and comers battle it out like top tier talent. Oh yeah, that was alliterative! If this was the best that Joshi had to offer, it would still be worth while. It showed guts and determination and is Highly Recommended.

In Topic: The Rock vs Mankind (WWF Monday Night RAW 02/15/99, Ladder Match)

15 May 2017 - 11:29 PM

This is simply a continuation of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre match. Brutal and intense as all hell. Austin as the toughest S.O.B in the world puts the contest and wrestlers over huge. This stuff is the real Attitude era..not the dick jokes, pillow fights and the cheap stuff. Its heated violent stuff with an ornery baddass Austin as the moderator.

In Topic: ...Dive

15 May 2017 - 10:18 PM

How does this effect him? Is he losing work because there are all of these work-rate guys out there?

I think "he's" 17 years late to the party. Did "he" see WCW Cruiserweights, RVD vs Jerry Lynn, Tajiri and Super Crazy...hell! Jack Evans in ROH?

Can't put the genie back in the bottle, or shut Pandora's Box.

I like the tweet as a poem though. It maintains its intensity and focus throughout. With a little editing to keep rhythm, we could get it published. The PWO community should encourage more wrestling poetry :)