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Vinnie B

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In Topic: Matches of the Month

10 May 2017 - 01:44 PM

May:

1.      War Games (Wrestle War 5/17/92) **** ¾

2.      Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat (AJ 5/25/92) **** ¾  

3.      Mitsuharu Misawa, Kenta Kobashi & Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jumbo Tsuruta, Akira Taue & Masa Fuchi (AJ 5/22/92) **** ½

4.      Rick & Scott Steiner vs. Tatsumi Fujinami & Tayayuki Iizuka (Wrestle War 5/17/92) **** ¼

5.      Vader & Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Keiji Muto & Hiroshi Hase (NJ 5/1/92) **** ¼

6.      Manami Toyota & Sakie Hasegawa vs. Kyoko Inoue & Mariko Yoshida (AJW 5/24/92) ****

7.      Mitsuharu Misawa & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue (AJ 5/30/92) ****

8.      El Hijo del Santo, Atsushi Onita & Tarzan Goto vs. Negro Casas, Horace Boulder & Tim Patterson (Los Angeles 5/16/92) ****

9.      Brian Pillman vs. Tom Zenk (Wrestle War 5/17/92) *** ¾

10.  El Hijo Del Santo vs. Espanto Jr. (5/14/92) *** ¾

11.  Barry Windham vs. Steve Austin (WCWSN 5/9/92) *** ¾

12.  Rick Rude vs. Dustin Rhodes (WWW 5/30/92)

13.  Arn Anderson vs. Big Josh (WCWSN 5/2/92) *** ¾

14.  Ricky Steamboat, Nikita Koloff & Dustin Rhodes vs. Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton & Larry Zbyszko (WCWSN 5/23/92) *** ½  

15.  Nobuhiko Takada vs. Gary Albright (UWFI 5/8/92) *** ½

16.  Nikita Koloff vs. Mr. Hughes (WCWSN 5/9/92) *** ½

17.  Riki Choshu vs. Keiji Muto (NJ 5/17/92) *** ½

18.  El Hijo del Santo, Mil Mascaras & El Hijo del Santo vs. Negro Casas, Tarzan Goto & Giant Warrior (FMW/UWA/WWA 5/15/92) *** ½

19.  Bill Wilcox vs. Freight Train Fulton (UCW 5/1/92) *** ½

20.  Great Muta vs. Brad Armstrong (WCWSN 5/30/92)

21.  Ric Flair vs. Sgt. Slaughter (Superstars 5/9/92) ** ¾

22.  Nick Bockwinkel vs. Billy Robinson (UWFI 5/8/92) ** ½

 

I watched this and made ratings absolutely weeks ago, but have forgotten the comments I was going to make. I am a moron. It was an excellent month, War Games especially. I think I would still have Liger/Samurai as my MOTY, however. 


In Topic: Matches of the Month

17 April 2017 - 06:50 AM

April 1992:

 

1)      Jushin Liger vs. El Samurai (NJ 4/30/92) **** ¾

2)      Stan Hansen vs. Toshiaki Kawada (AJ 4/19/92) **** ¼

3)      Jushin Liger vs. El Samurai (NJ 4/16/92) **** ¼

4)      Atlantis vs. La Fiera (CMLL 4/3/92) **** ¼

5)      Aja Kong vs. Bull Nakano (AJW 4/25/92) **** ¼

6)      Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Jumbo Tsuruta (AJ 4/2/92) ****

7)      Octagoncito, Misteriocito & Mascarita Sagrada vs. Espectrito, Piratita Morgan & Pequene Pierroth (CMLL 4/17/92) ****

8)      Manami Toyota vs. Kyoko Inoue (AJW 4/25/92) *** ¾

9)      Bret Hart vs. Roddy Piper (Mania 4/5/92) *** ¾

10)  Mitsuharu Misawa vs. Terry Gordy (AJ 4/26/92) *** ¾

11)  Wild Pegasus vs. 2 Cold Scorpio (NJ 4/16/92) *** ¾

12)  Mitsuharu Misawa, Toshiaki Kawada, Kenta Kobashi & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi vs. Jumbo Tsuruta, Rusher Kimura, Masa Fuchi & Yoshinari Ogawa (AJ 4/18/92) *** ½

13)  Ric Flair vs. Genichiro Tenryu (SWS 4/18/92) *** ½  

14)  Ric Flair vs. Randy Savage (Mania 4/5/92) *** ½

15)  Stan Hansen vs. Mitsuharu Misawa (AJ Carnival Final 4/17/92) *** ½

16)  Blue Panther vs. Love Machine (Mask vs. Mask) (CMLL 4/3/92) *** ½

17)  Eddy Guerrero vs. Negro Casas (NJ 4/16/92) *** ¼  

18)   Randy Savage vs. Shawn Michaels (Munich 4/14/92) *** ¼

19)  Jushin Liger vs. Eddy Guerrero (NJ 4/19/92) *** ¼

20)  Rick Rude, Steve Austin & Arn Anderson vs. Barry Windham, Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Steamboat (Pro 4/4/92) *** ¼

21)  Ric Flair vs. Davey Boy Smith (London 4/13/92) ** ¾

22)  Paul Orndorff vs. Hector Guerrero (SMW 4/11/92) ** ¾

 

April was certainly another strong month. Helped by a good Champs Carnival and BOSJ, this was similar to many months of 1991 with it’s run of consistently good matches.

 

I’ve never really ‘got’ Liger as a GOAT contender, so for me to say he has been my wrestler of the year is really saying something. Him as the Junior version of the fighting champion, who will take on all comers who provide him with all kinds of challenges, yet eventually overcomes, has been fantastic. I’ve seen the El Samurai match before and thought it was really good, but it really benefited from watching the prior match and Liger in 1992 in general. It was a match where two people looked like they were trying to murder each other, not so much with brawling and weapons, but with wrestling moves, which seems an incredibly tough thing to pull off. Certainly my MOTY as this point.


In Topic: Top 500 of the 90s In Progress

18 November 2016 - 05:01 AM

Absolutely great work, Loss. As someone who's working their way (very slowly) through the Yearbooks, it's been great to go through and see what I remembered, what I'd forgotten, and what I have to look forward.

 

A fitting conclusion to an incredible project and lots of hard work from you (and others!) that has made you, personally, an index or encyclopedia for 90s wrestling.


In Topic: Matches of the Month

17 September 2016 - 01:50 PM

March:

1) Manami Toyota & Toshiyo Yamada vs. Aja Kong & Bison Kimura (2/3/ Falls) (AJW 3/20/92) **** ¼

2)      Stan Hansen vs. Mitsuharu Misawa (AJ 3/4/92) ****

3)      Cien Caras, Máscara Año 2000, & Sangre Chicana vs. Konnan el Barbaro, Perro Aguayo, & El Rayo de Jalisco Jr. (CMLL 3/1/92) ****

4)      Toshiaki Kawada vs. Akira Taue (AJ 3/31/92) *** ¾

5)      Toshiaki Kawada vs. Kenta Kobashi (AJ 3/20/92) *** ¾

6)      Vader & Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Masa Chono & Shinya Hashimoto (NJ 3/9/92) *** ½

7)      Steve Williams & Terry Gordy vs. Jumbo Tsuruta & Akira Taue (AJ 3/4/92) *** ½

8)      Arn Anderson vs. Ricky Steamboat (Pro 3/28/92) *** ½

9)      Ric Flair & Sid Justice vs. Hulk Hogan & Roddy Piper (MSG 3/23/92) *** ¼  

10)  Masa Chono vs. Shinya Hashimoto (NJ 3/1/92) *** ¼

11)  Ricky Morton vs. Brian Pillman (WCWSN 3/14/92) ***

12)  Tim Horner vs. Rip Rogers (SMW 3/14/92) ** ¾

13)  Roddy Piper vs. Shawn Michaels (Prime Time 3/29/92) ** ½

 

Took a week off before I start my PhD next week, however I wasn’t really in a mood to watch wrestling. I tried plenty to watch a whole range of stuff, but just wasn’t feeling it, so returned to watch a bit of the Yearbooks.

 

March was not as good as January or February, but that has been true of the previous two Yearbooks as well. This was definitely more of an angle-centred month, which was probably needed, and I’ve enjoyed the build to Wrestlemania more than 90/91, which SMW has been pretty entertaining and the Dangerous Alliance storyline carries along. To that end, I think all of the major promotions across the world were running hot, and producing notable matches and angles. Whilst I’m not always the biggest Lucha fan, I do agree with Loss that the best wrestling was coming out of Mexico. I still think that the ‘average’ (pfft) match is much stronger than previous yearbooks.


In Topic: Matches of the Month

11 July 2016 - 09:38 AM

February

1)      Jushin Liger vs. Pegasus Kid (NJ 2/10/92) **** ½

2)      Doug Furnas & Dan Kroffat vs. Toshiaki Kawada & Tsuyoshi Kikuchi (AJ 2/22/92) **** ½

3)      El Texano, Silver King & Gran Hamada vs. Negro Casas, Dr. Wagner Jr. & Rambo (UWA 2/29/92) **** ½

4)      Barry Windham & Dustin Rhodes vs. Steve Austin & Larry Zbyszko (SuperBrawl 2/29/92) **** ¼

5)      Jushin Liger vs. Norio Honaga (NJ 2/8/92) **** ¼

6)      El Texano, Silver King & Gran Hamada vs. Negro Casas, Dr. Wagner Jr. & Mike Lozansky (UWA 2/16/92) ****

7)      Bestia Salvaje vs. Huracan Sevilla (Hair vs. Hair) (CMLL 2/14/92) ****

8)      Sting, Dustin Rhodes, Barry Windham & Ricky Steamboat vs. Rick Rude, Arn Anderson, Bobby Eaton & Larry Zbyszko (WCWSN 2/22/92) ****

9)      Brian Pillman vs. Jushin Liger (SuperBrawl 2/29/92) ****

10)  Keiji Muto & Hiroshi Hase vs. Scott Norton & Brad Armstrong (NJ 2/10/92) *** ¾

11)  Hiromitsu Kanehara vs. Masakazu Maeda (UWFI 2/29/92) *** ¾

12)  Jumbo Tsuruta vs. Kenta Kobashi (AJ 2/27/92) *** ¾  

13)  Rick Rude vs. Ricky Steamboat (SuperBrawl 2/29/92) *** ¾  

14)  El Canek vs. Dos Caras (UWA 2/2/92) *** ¾

15)  Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs. Yusuke Fuke (PWFG 2/24/92) *** ½

16)  Masa Chono & Hiroshi Hase vs. Tatsumi Fujinami & Shiro Koshinaka (NJ 2/4/92) *** ¼

17)  Jerry Lawler, Jeff Jarrett & Junkyard Dog vs. Moondogs (Arena Clips) (USWA 2/29/92) *** ¼

18)  Rick Rude vs. Brian Pillman (Pro 2/15/92) *** ¼

19)  Vader, Cactus Jack & Mr. Hughes vs. Sting & The Steiner Brothers (Main Event 2/9/92) *** ¼

20)   Steve Austin vs. Ricky Steamboat (Power Hour 2/7/92) ** ¾

21)  Jerry Lynn vs. Barry Horowitz (GWF 2/14/92) ** ¾

22)  Randy Savage vs. Jake Roberts (SNME 2/8/92) ** ½

23)  Big Bad John vs. Eddie Gilbert ($25,000 Bounty Match) (2/21/92) ** ½

24)  Hulk Hogan & Sid Justice vs. Ric Flair & The Undertaker (SNME 2/8/92) ** ¼

25)  Ric Flair vs. Roddy Piper (Cage Match) (Worcester 2/24/92) ** ¼

 

February continued to deliver in a huge way. I’m not sure it was definitively the best month of the yearbooks so far (I was quite partial to November 1990, August 1991 and November 1991) but it certainly is up there. I mean, just look at that lengthy list with so many snowflakes, it was definitely spectacular. I think the ‘median’ match on the yearbook has improved significantly.

 

Match of the Month:   Jushin Liger vs. Pegasus Kid (NJ 2/10/92) **** ½ - I really like the idea of Liger as junior version of the traditional face champion who takes on a variety of tough guys and oddballs. This had a lot of the great stuff from the Honaga match but with added flips and shit.

 

Not an easy decision – the Kawada/Kikuchi tag was probably my favourite thing on the yearbook so far – only left off the top spot because I feel the 5/22 match will be even better. The Los Cowboys six man I rated **** ½ was also brilliant – I thought it merged so many styles brilliantly, from traditional lucha dives and chain wrestling, big Puro power spots, to Southern US tag double-teaming and comedy spots. Probably the most ‘different’ match I’ve ever called a legit MOTYC. As I said, hot month.

 

Angle of the Month – There’s more promos and segments this month and that’s very welcome. That said, I think the DA vs. WCW is the best angle for this month, and from what I’ve seen so far they seem to do most of this development in the ring, but no complaints from me. I also liked Jake Robert’s promo with Undertaker at the end of month – everything he touched turned to gold in the early 90s.

 

MVP: Jushin Liger – see above comments. The Pillman match was real good as well. I still don’t see him as a GOAT contender, but I liked everything he did this month.

 

Think I may have overcooked it watching two whole months in 10 days, and this may be why I didn’t love February as I could have. Writing my comments has made it sound a fantastic month of wrestling, which it undoubtedly was. I think I may return in September to watch a few more months of 1992.