AKIRA MAEDA vs DUTCH MANTELL-UWF 11.4.1984.
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 style here and this was too bizarre for it to not end up here. I guess this blog's philosophy is closer to UWFi than it is to RINGS. This wasn't even a shoot style match but it took place in a (proto) shoot feud and that's a good enough excuse for me. First thing that stands out is how much Maeda looks like a blowjob babyface. Dutch's heel mannerisms in the beginning of the match were awesome, he was great at trolling Maeda, acting like a dick, throwing streamers at him etc. The crowd started chanting for random wrestlers in the middle of the match which was hilarious, exactly like the stuff you'd see at a post-wrestlemania raw, just without the part where they fuck everything up with dumb chants. This was worked at a very.......american style which the crowd totally rejected and the action was merely solid but you can't go wrong with a match in which you get both Maeda shoot kicking someone so hard it knocks them silly and an enraged japanese crowd.