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  1. This was a solid, fun match. You had to know (without the benefit of hindsight, wikipedia, etc.) that Martel had no shot going in, but Harley makes him look great and the Portland crowd is hot for their guy. Nothing groundbreaking, but there were a bunch of sequences that I enjoyed - Martel's deep arm drags (a la Ricky Steamboat), Harley the ring general stooging and finding the ropes at the last second to get out of dodge. I laughed at the "wake up" spot after the sleeper ended the second fall. What a goofy pro wrestling trope. It's something we laugh at but would be embarrassed if a non-fan was in the room. Race was great acting punch drunk and wild after the karate chops of rejuvenation. This ends with a time limit draw in the third. All-in-all, excellent start to the set (I know I'm late to the party). I'm working my way chronologically through the 80s now. I caught Martel in Strike Force and as "The Model" growing up, so I've not seen most of his run as a top babyface in the early-mid 80s. I look forward to his run in Portland and then the AWA. I'd call this ***1/4.
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    PTBN GWWE

    Thanks for bringing attention to the FB group, I just joined. this is right in my wheelhouse. I followed the GWE threads from afar but felt I still have so much more to watch and abstained from voting because I wanted to be more well rounded globally and didn't think it was fair to vote with my limited perspective. But WWE/F, I grew up on this, happy to participate!
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    Best YouTube & Dailymotion Channels

    Not the most exotic stuff, but if you are looking for WWF and WCW matches from the 80s and 90s, these guys have thousands of videos on their channels here: http://www.dailymotion.com/Stinger1981 http://www.dailymotion.com/TSteck160 This was more valuable five years ago before the Network existed, but there's still lots of good to sift through.
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  13. Young Kawada in Footloose is a blindspot for me. Fuyuki can move for a chubby dude. Fulton has some tragic 80s hair still. There are some awkward miscommunication exchanges but it’s likely this is the first time they wrestled. The Fantastics are much stiffer in Japan and seem to fit in nicely. Match picks up and the finish was solid after some huge drops off the top rope. Fuyuki looked particularly strong here.
  14. First time seeing Mando I think, and getting to see young Eddie is a treat. Los Guerreros turn this into a brawl straight from the start and i wonder if there was a feud here or if this was just a one-off match. The Guerrero brothers both pin Santo somehow which must be legal and they try the same move on Demon only this time for a submission. You must have to gain a fall on both team members to get the full fall. Eddie and Mando work this match similar to Tully and Arn respectively. Tecnicos start to get the upper hand and clean house. Eddie and Santo have a great exchange and it’s fun to see how good Eddie is already at this point in his career. Guerreros counted out for the 2nd fall. Mando putting the boots to Demon with a Santo mask on and when Santo comes in, Demon attacks him thinking he was jumped by his partner. Brilliant (not really but this is pro wrestling)! The Guerreros attack making it a 3 on 1. That was an unexpected ending, kinda sloppy. I love that the Guerreros were lying, cheating and stealing way back in 1990. Fun stuff.
  15. I'm taking notes offline then copying them here before reading others' thoughts, so apologies if some of this was stated already. We kick off the 90s yearbooks with Lucha, a style in which I am very much a novice. Serious star power in this one. Asai (future Ultimo Dragon) and Panther start with some swank matwork. Don’t know much about Asai at this point of his career but he has a “Super Tiger” vibe to him. Never seen Fuerza; Hamada impresses me in every match I’ve seen him in. I hear Fuerza’s a great rudo but shakes GH’s hand and tags out to Casas who I’ve heard tons about, never saw before and I’m shocked at how small he is. Santo tags in and I’ve heard they had quite the rivalry going at this point and the crowd perks up immediately. Awesome amateur matwork and I’m digging the hell out of this to start. I have a lot to learn re: trios mat structure but the feeling out period is fun. I'm never going to call every highspot in this one, as Fuerza takes the Hamrick bump through the ropes and lands on his feet. All six in and the tecnicos get the first fall. Trying to tell who was legal or if it even matters. Looks to be enough Lucha on this set and the 80s DVDVR where I’m sure I’ll learn. Fuerza’s insincere handshakes are great. Santo from what I've seen is super smooth. Asai is the young lion trying to hang with the vets. I think Hamada submitted but must not be a captain as the fall has not completed. Casas pins Santo and gets the 2nd fall; that was quick. Hamada and Casas start throwing blows. Santo vaults through the ropes near the turnbuckle to the floor with a plancha on Casas which was tremendous. Hamada gets the pin on Panther to win the match. I've been watching a lot of 70s WWWF so the pace of this was impressive. I enjoyed this a lot but at the same time it feels like they barely got started and the falls were rushed. Maybe this is normal and I just need to adjust to the style. Not great but still very good.
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