Jun 18 2011, 09:39 AM
Talk about it here.
Jul 23 2011, 07:39 PM
Gordy is good here, but this is really more Misawa vs capable opponent than Misawa vs Gordy. It feels like the Taue match from 2/93 in that regard, in that I loved this match, but mostly because of what Misawa did. Gordy more than held his own, but Misawa gave a fantastic performance. The German on Gordy was awesome, and I loved the crucifix pin to finish.
Jul 24 2011, 06:50 PM
This was 04/14/92.
Jul 27 2011, 01:19 AM
This felt different than most other Misawa vs foreigner singles matches. I loved when Gordy punched Misawa after the finish. Almost like he didn't know it was the finish?
Aug 24 2011, 06:51 PM
I thought this was really good. I thought it was really cookin when we went to the roll up that seemed anti climatic, but does need to be done so the finish is still believable when done on occasion, and that people will by as a false finish. I think Gordy might be getting a little short shafted by Loss. Gordy does a solid job getting the heat on Misawa earlier. Misawa does his flying elbow smash to the outside and takes control. Here I thought we were going to get Misawa in control for about 5-8 minutes. Instead we get him in control for two minutes or so. Gordy cuts him off with a nice looking clothesline and we see Gordy go to work on Misawa's neck. We eventually go into the finishing run, and instead of finishing Gordyoff with a big move, we get a simple crucifix pin.
Aug 24 2011, 07:09 PM
Misawa would go to the crucifix pin on rare occassion. He used it to take the TC back from Hansen in 1995.
Aug 26 2012, 07:28 PM
I liked the finish myself with the crucifix roll up as allows for something different. Thought Gordy was pretty good here in this match. Was wondering if he does have a better singles match after this one?
Sep 19 2012, 11:02 AM
Not deficient in the stiffness department as they layed into each other with forearms. Gordy always looked stoned but knew what he was doing in there. The pacing was good and it was a satisfying overall match. Gordy used the powerbomb a bit too early as once Misawa survived that it was always going to be his day.
Jan 11 2013, 12:59 PM
I liked this, but I didn't love it. Both guys were game, Misawa much more than Gordy. I loved the spot where Misawa was turning for an elbow and Gordy saw it coming and dropped him with lariat.
Apr 1 2013, 10:39 AM
The crowd is amped for this before they even start. Misawa sold for the bulk of this, painting Gordy as a monster and doing a fantastic job of it. After trading strikes and eating a lot of Gordy's offense, which sets up some huge pops when Misawa reverses a suplex, power bomb and then kicks out of the 2nd power bomb. I liked the crucifix finish -- kind of a call back to 6/8/90 even if Misawa wasn't working as a LHW here.
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