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Posted by GOTNW, 07 February 2016 - - - - - - · 52 views
katsumi usuda, masanobu kurisu and 1 more...
Katsumi Usuda vs Masanobu Kurisu-Big Mouth Loud 29.12.2005. This is my kind of wrestling right here, I was coming in hoping for this to be a festival of ultraviolence but they chose to work the mat which I would have also accepted, I don't really ever remember watching Kurisu roll, he looked good here, doing neat stuff like using his knee to bend Usu...


Posted by GOTNW, 09 December 2015 - - - - - - · 60 views
naoya ogawa, kazuo yamazaki, njpw and 1 more...
Naoya Ogawa vs Kazuo Yamazaki-NJPW 6.7.1997.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG7_3p9rc5QFirst Fujiwara-Frye, now this, today has been a good day. Ogawa is still in his gi-wearing phase and his offence is limited to judo stuff, it creates an interesting styles clash against a shoot wrestler like Yamazaki, there were a bunch of good looking slams and strikes...


Posted by GOTNW, 09 December 2015 - - - - - - · 73 views
yoshiaki fujiwara, don frye, njpw and 1 more...
Yoshiaki Fujiwara vs Don Frye-NJPW 5.6.1998.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD_SLwj5r_UI had no idea this happened so I watched it immediately as I stumbled upon it. It ruled. It had to. Don Frye isn't a great wrestler per se, so I tried to imagine a scenario in which this match would be disappointing, but I simply couldn't. There was no way the narrow sk...


Posted by GOTNW, 21 November 2015 - - - - - - · 92 views

SHINYA HASHIMOTO VS SATORU SAYAMAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7QXDdHai-cThis is probably the most important video of my life. Like I think there's a chance I encountered it somewhere before and then forgot about it but finding it right now, at this stage of my life, holds a meaning that is hard to put into words. It may not even be worked but who care...


Posted by GOTNW, 17 November 2015 - - - - - - · 96 views

Satoru Sayama vs Yuji Ito-Gracie Tournament 29.7.1994.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAuZYWULWb0 Firstly I'd like to thank the person that helped me decipher Yuji Ito's kanji/name and made this review possible. One of my favourite things right now is finding as many Sayama shoot matches as possible and their inaccessibility and the convoluted youtube jou...


Posted by GOTNW, 31 October 2015 - - - - - - · 136 views
Akira Maeda, Dutch Mantell
AKIRA MAEDA vs DUTCH MANTELL-UWF 11.4.1984.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlF2ybfSBgI OH BOY HERE WE GO. I am sure this is a match that is very famous among pwo elders but I am young and inexperienced and had no idea it happened until today. I envisioned this as a shoot style blog but really I'll post anything that I can somehow connect to shoot sty...


Posted by GOTNW, 08 October 2015 - - - - - - · 169 views

Jushin Thunder Liger vs Satoru Sayama-NJPW 1.5.1994.An exhibition match with a ten minute limit-you know how those end. Glimpses of this were really great (Liger's Abisengiri, the slap-punch exchange and Sayama avoiding a shoulder block by just walking away) but it looked like they were too tentative to create something that would be more than merely good...


Posted by GOTNW, 08 October 2015 - - - - - - · 168 views

Satoru Sayama vs Yoshinori Nishi-LUMAX CUP 13.10.1995.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88QudiLn5hU This was an "exhibition match" that took place during a shoot tournament. I always thought worked judo would be an amazing form of pro wrestling and this is probably the closest we'll ever get, they still used leglocks and punches/kicks but wore gis and...


Posted by GOTNW, 07 October 2015 - - - - - - · 167 views

Satoru Sayama vs Tiger Mask IV- BJW 25.7.1995.   This was short and a really great Sayama carry job, his kicks looked beautiful, he performed a couple of great looking takedowns and punches the shit out of his protege when he was in a position that allowed him to do so. There's a really cool moment wher...


Posted by GOTNW, 06 October 2015 - - - - - - · 150 views

JAPW 6/7/2002: American Dragon vs. Low Ki This was a submission match that would've stylistically fit right into Battlarts, hence its inclusion here. The great thing about early 2000s indies is that they could've done an amazing experimental match like this because there weren't really any indy tropes established at the time. They go out of the ring and...

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