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AstroBoy

Member Since 18 Sep 2014
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In Topic: Kenta Kobashi & Takeshi Rikio vs Jun Akiyama & Yoshinobu Kanemaru (NO...

Yesterday, 08:46 PM

The story here is strong and definitely carries the day.  Akiyama is getting more and more cocky and aggressive and goes right at Kobashi, eventually taking him out on the rampway with a spiked piledriver.  The work in between that and the Kobashi comeback is pedestrian, but the Kobashi hulk up is milked for a ton.  He destroys Akiyama, then Kanemaru, then Akiyama again with the lariat and gets the shock pin to reassert himself in a big way.  The purple and black was a nice touch too.

 

**3/4


In Topic: Kenta Kobayashi & Naomichi Marufuji vs Richard Slinger & Scorpio (NOA...

Yesterday, 08:15 PM

Scorpio's antics help give the early moments of this some flavor and intrigue.  He looks good and has great impact on both his standing moonsault and the flipping leg drop late in the match.  Slinger was adequate but didn't stand out in any way, same with Kenta here.  Marufuji I thought was the one who reached a bit too much here.  He was a little sloppy trying to execute spots he couldn't quite pull off, maybe a little overzealous to bust out flashy offense.  A couple nice nearfalls that the young guys get to kick out of but Marufuji succumbs to a german suplex by Slinger.  Pretty much the definition of an average match.

 

**1/2


In Topic: Greatest Match Ever Project

19 June 2018 - 08:16 PM

Yeah no matter what I am just happy that you all put this project together. So many matches to check out.

In Topic: Greatest Match Ever Project

16 June 2018 - 12:22 PM

I haven't posted over there in a while but playing devil's advocate here -- I nominated a few matches at one point and they were quickly just buried in the nomination folder with no replies at all.  This isn't about me but a more general issue of if people are nominating matches and there is no actual discussion about the matches, then so much stuff just gets lost in the shuffle.  It's not like people are not seconding or thirding a lot of these nominations, it's that they aren't getting any discussion at all. 

 

I think the thing is that there are just SO MANY MORE matches than there are wrestlers, and therefore you have so much ground to cover just to nominate things you think you might vote for.  And even then, you're probably missing or forgetting some stuff.  It's just a tall task to try to get everyone to nominate everything they want while also getting others to vouch for them or disagree with them, and then leave time to actually watch other stuff. 


In Topic: Spanky vs American Dragon (MCW Memphis 10/07/00)

15 June 2018 - 07:21 PM

This may have been my favorite match of theirs yet.  Nice, fluid mat work early leading to Spanky getting the better of it with his speed and some real nice agile spots to take over.  Dragon's transition to offense with a big reverse suplex felt like a solid way to strongly change the complexion of the match.

 

Dragon showed a real nice vicious side on offense and they do display some cool ideas.  Spanky jumping on the top rope to avoid Dragon was neat but ultimately felt out of place, like they tried to shoehorn it in here.  The finishing run gets going real good and they really build strongly to Spanky's big splash ending things.

 

***1/2