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Naomichi Marufuji vs. Go Shiosaki (SEM 12/23/06)

14 January 2017 - 01:17 AM

I only bothered watching this show for the Sugiura/Takaiwa title change, and found this hidden gem.  It's based around Marufuji working over Shiosaki's arm, and being just as crafty as he was with Misawa's knee from the 12/10 GHC match. But, this time it actually matters! Shiosaki sells it the whole match, and when he tries to start a comeback, he'll throw chops and elbows with the other arm, and even remember to sell it when he's in control. There's a really nice part where Shiosaki wears Marufuji down with a sleeper, stuns him with an Oklahoma roll, and then tries a German suplex, but loses the bridge because of his arm. The finish is odd, but goes back to NOAH not really getting submission finishes over, Marufuji gets a juji-gatame out of a Tiger driver, and Shiosaki lingers for a little too long, and grabs at the ref, and the ref winds up calling it. With how much he'd been worked over, Shiosaki really should have maybe held out for about ten seconds and tapped out.

Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Kazuo Yamazaki - 08/29/85

05 August 2016 - 01:29 AM

This is easily my favorite UWF match, and probably Yamazaki's best one. Their mat exchanges are great, and Fujiwara has no problem going 50/50 on the mat, and selling big to make it seems like Yamazaki would be able to knock him off. The finish is Fujiwara blocking a German suplex, and countering into the Fujiwara armbar, which is a hell of a lot better than what others had been doing, which was taking the suplex and then going to the hold.