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  2. ohtani's jacket

    Jushin "Thunder" Liger

    Liger is a guy I struggle to find interesting. I thought the NOAH stuff would spark some interest but it only soured things more. I did enjoy the Hase handheld match, though. Perhaps I need to go back to that era.
  3. Jmare007

    Dick Togo

    He's probably gonna be higher on my list than last time. The more I see of him the more I like him, and he's still so fucking good in the ring.
  4. Graham Crackers

    Ricky Morton

    For something completely different check out the 1980 Ricky Morton vs Sonny King match from the Memphis set. It's from the time period where Memphis presented a lot of matwork.
  5. ohtani's jacket

    Stan Hansen

    It's better if I didn't say. I like strobogo's take on Hansen a lot. My gut tells me that because Hansen is such an ideal brawler that folks can't see past the positives and put him through the wringer like they do with Flair, but for now I'm going to rewatch some of the matches people mentioned.
  6. ohtani's jacket

    French catch

    Segunda Caida reviews and releases the matches on a weekly basis. I don't think they're up to the Giusto match yet. They should get there soon as they're up to 1965 and I think the match you're asking about is from 1966.
  7. elliott

    Ricky Morton

    Of course!
  8. Pulici76

    French catch

    Thanks to everybody, all very useful tips. @ohtani's jacket I read a review you posted about a match featuring Pasquale Giusto, is that link still available by any chance? Cheers!
  9. Kadaveri

    Ric Flair

    Even if it is necessarily better, I also want a list of wrestlers who consistently connected the first 5-10 minutes of their matches all the way to the finish while regularly going 25+ minutes. It seems like something that only Nick Bockwinkel and the 90s All Japan guys pulled off more than very rarely. It's the kind of flaw that may separate your Top 10 from candidates just below, but I can't see it being that much more damaging to someone's case.
  10. I'll definitely dive more into the AJW run. There seems to be more of it on youtube than when I last took a proper look (and searching her name in Japanese brings up even more results). Mariko Yoshida & Takako Inoue v Etsuko Mita & Mima Shimoda (AJW, 1/4/92) - FUN This was alright, if a bit messy here and there with a few transitions even shakier than you'd expect. It felt like a bit of an off night for Yoshida, unfortunately. She flubbed a handful of things and there were some awkward moments as a result. On the other hand, one of those flubs led to maybe the most interesting part of the match, as Mita just started potatoing her in frustration. Yoshida countered what would've been an eardrum-exploder of a slap into a roll up and it did not look like Mita was expecting it. Mita was pretty fun here in general, how she was rolling out several big throws that got progressively more complex over the course of the match, culminating with a super fast airplane spin where she chucked Inoue across the ring. Towards the end Inoue and Yoshida started picking apart Shimoda's leg and it looked like they were going to make a thing of it, but then Shimodo just bolted to the corner immediately following a tandem missile dropkick and that was that for your late-match heat segment.
  11. Quentin

    Jushin "Thunder" Liger

    Would also add the Liger vs Eita match from the first round of that 2016 Super J Cup for great Liger 2010s stuff
  12. elliott

    Jushin "Thunder" Liger

    I really thought one of the great victories of 2016 was that Liger finished 6th behind only that murders row of a top 5. Ahead of Kobashi, Kawada, Lawler, Jumbo. These are some big names. I didn't have him that high, but its a result I was happy with. A lot of folks seem to think he doesn't have the peak, but I think 89-97 Liger is about as good as it gets. Cool that he really survived the juniors backlash unscathed.
  13. KawadaSmile

    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    They don't even know what to do with MANDY ROSE, bubba.
  14. sek69

    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    That's entirely possible and probably depressingly close to the truth, but since it's Billie there's a non zero chance that they legit don't know what to do with a woman who isn't blonde.
  15. SirEdger

    Big Boom Free Agents

    AWA signs Johnny Saint (UK)
  16. Boss Rock

    Dick Togo

    I'm begging them to put him in BOSJ, just to show how good he still can be.
  17. Boss Rock

    Ricky Morton

    Thanks!
  18. Coffey

    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    Every time I hear some crusty old dude in WWE, be it Vince, Hayes, Dunn, etc., say they don't "get" some woman, her gimmick, her work, whatever, I assume it means they tried to make a sexual pass at them & got rejected. I'm not giving any of the people in charge in WWE benefit of the doubt on anything.
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  20. elliott

    Ricky Morton

    Morton was awesome before the RnR's formed and were having very good matches well into the 90s so he's got great longevity. But he's the quintessential 80s Babyface & tag worker and that's going to be the bulk of his case. Unlike most tag team specialists, he actually backs it up with high end singles matches when given an opportunity. Incredible bumper & athlete. His hand eye coordination & body control are extraordinary. These things combined to make him one of the all time sellers. Wasn't just a guy who got beat up though. Was awesome on the hot tag and underrated offensively. He'd do topes and hurricanranas when those were mind blowing spots hardly anybody else in the territories was doing. Great puncher. Incredibly consistent in the 80s with a high floor. Ricky Morton didn't have bad matches in the 80s (this continued well into the 90s). Played his role so well decades after his prime, the role is named after him. What other roles are literally named after wrestlers? When someone is brawling around the crowd we don't say they're "Playing Bruiser Brody" or "playing Terry Funk." When he finally got the chance to be a heel, he was good at that. Childs mentioned this back in the 2016 project. Ricky Morton just understood pro wrestling better than most. In terms of matches excluding the Midnights, I would recommend: the trio of matches against the Arn & Ole Anderson from 86. THere's a Worldwide, GAB and Starrcade match. If you don't like these matches or the Midnights rivalry, you can probably just skip 80s US Tag Team Wrestling altogether The 7/9/85 match against the Russians is probably the best RnR's match and funnily enough its Gibson in the Ricky Morton role for much of it, but its still awesome. Matches against Rick Rude & Manny Fernandez vs Dirty White Boys 5/11/85 vs Savage & Lanny Poffo vs Nightmares 1/85 Memphis
  21. sek69

    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    I wonder what blackmail material Velveteen Dream has to keep his job while at the same time not get used on TV because the company doesn't want to keep getting asked why they feature a kid groomer.
  22. Jetlag

    Mariko Yoshida: Complete & Accurate

    Yoshidas AJW work is worth digging through. Even though she was not yet the spider lady, she was in some quite epic matches that were pretty different from the usual AJW material. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-poooLaCsxo
  23. GlassS0Ldier

    1990s NJPW Recommendations

    70s-early 80s junior Fujinami is probably the best junior in the company's history. I enjoy him more than Liger, even. The Ryuma Go series is classic stuff.
  24. Childs

    Dick Togo

    He would be a great one for the random match generator. It's abhorrent that he's rotting as a spare part in Gedo's current booking hell.
  25. Matt D

    1990s NJPW Recommendations

    I'm very happy to watch late 70s-early 80s Fujinami vs guys like Skip Young. i should probably do more than that though.
  26. Mando>Eddie

    GWE Non-Thread Worthy Comments

    It was a blast working on the previous GWE project. Let’s do this!
  27. Childs

    1990s NJPW Recommendations

    Spice in some juniors Fujinami and I think you've got it.
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