The guys over at WrestlingKO published a list of their Top 100 Wrestlers for 2009 and one of the points raised (amongst many it must be said - these lists always bring forth a myriad of opinion) was Shawn Michaels' abscence (on a list that featured, amongst others, Jerry Lawler , Bill Dundee  and, of course, Mark Henry ). Now, of course, a...
Posted by MJH, 26 February 2010 - · 212 views
I've often thought the greatest barometer for how good or bad a wrestler is isn't necessarily how good a match they can have when they go all out, but rather how good a match they can have on auto-pilot. Watching Misawa/Kobashi/Akiyama vs. Kawada/Taue/Omori (January '94) last night - a 25/+ six-man that's available on Ditch's site, it...
I've recently started to gradually collect all AJW releases from mid-1990 through to the Dream Slam interpromotional era. I had a fair few to begin with; but prior to the summer of 1992 they were very sporadically spaced between events and, as I guess would be obvious, the idea is to see and plot the development of the top talent of that era; Hokuto,...
Paul Heyman made (mainstream US) wrestling grow up goes the thought, but I don't think it ever did. The "Attitude" era wasn't grown-up at all. It was for an older audience than "The New Generation" era and the Hogan era, sure, but if those previous eras were "childish" then 98-01 was, at most, adolescent. Realistically the...
Posted by MJH, 24 October 2009 - · 219 views
Sixty-Minute SprintsOn KENTA/Marufuji and Toyota/Kyoko...I'm a huge Manami (and Kyoko as much, for that matter) fan, and certainly out of the current crop of wrestlers KENTA's one of my favourites; but really neither are cut out for going 60:00. Whereas in the days of Lou Thesz and Dory Funk when most matches were at a pace you could keep for sixt...
"Working Hurt" and/or "Coasting"...01 March 2010
Random thoughts on some stuff I've been watching...26 February 2010
Embracing youth in wrestling...07 February 2010
Random Thought...01 November 2009
Sixty-Minute Sprints - On KENTA/Marufuji and Toyota/Kyoko...24 October 2009