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  1. Boss Rock

    Four Years On: An Updated GWE Ballot

    Great stuff! Currently working on my own list.
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    Perfect Opponents

    Not including the ones already listed: Kenta Kobashi vs. Mitsuharu MIsawa Kenta Kobashi vs. Stan Hansen Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega Hiromu Takahashi vs. Dragon Lee Toshiaki Kawada vs. Mitsuharu Misawa
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    Greatest year ever by a wrestler

    Kobashi 1993 has to be in the mix I think. Probably his best year in terms of peaks and great performances against different wrestlers (Hansen twice, William's, Gordy, Kawada, Tag League final).
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    My New Year's Revolution: The Rewatchening

    One of the reasons I dig this thread is the analysis often has me revisiting some of these matches. Like I recall not really caring for Orton-Cena '07 when I first saw it but now I'm probably going to revisit it to see if it's better than I recall.
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    AJPW four pillars vs NJPW cornerstones

    Going back to Okada giving folks their best matches, I dont agree with that necessarily but he's usually going to get at least get something decent out of his opponent even if tends to stick a bit too much to his formula at times. The 2018 G1 saw the biggest talent disparity between blocks in recent memory and yet he gave nearly everyone their best match.
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    AJPW four pillars vs NJPW cornerstones

    That's where I'm at I think. Okada's body of work has become increasingly impressive over the years and barring any sort of major injury or drop-off, he will definitely solidify himself as an all-time great but not quite a number 1 contender.
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    AJPW four pillars vs NJPW cornerstones

    I'll have more to say, but I will say that I think Misawa, one of my all-time favorites, is better than Okada, my current favorite.
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    AEW Revolution

    Thought the show was terrific. Hager-Dustin and Nyla-Statlander disappointed and Cody-MJF was a bit of a mixed bag, but everything else I think fired on all cylinders. The tag title match in particular was tremendous. Solid MOTYC for me and honestly one of the best U.S. tags I've ever seen.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Looks like Wrestle-1 might be finished. They're suspending operations indefinitely on April 1st and all their talent will be released.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    Archer could definitely be a big deal. Crazy how much he was able to raise his stock this past year.
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    Current New Japan

    Agreed on Shingo-Ishii. RPG3K vs. Mega-Coaches was good but by God did it feel 10 minutes longer than it actually was. Golden Aces-G.O.D. was pretty good if not great and actually makes the tag scene interesting. Think this is the first time since starting to watch NJPW 4 years ago are every single title held by people I like and would push.
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    Best In The World 2025?

    Dragon Lee and Hiromu will also be in contention if both guys' bodies hold up.
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    Current New Japan

    Really good show with Hiromu-Lee being MOTN. Those Phoenix Plex teases man...They got a bit destroyer-happy near the end but another excellent chapter to their neverending rivalry. Mox-Suzuki was the violent brawl I hoped it would be although the final chair sequence felt a bit contrived. Since Mox wore an eyepatch in NJPW I expect his arm to be bandaged up tomorrow on Dynamite, heh. Roppongi 3K-SZGK was really good and hopefully a sign that 3K will get a decent reign this time. The main event was really good but felt like they didn't really kick things into a new gear until Naito got busted open. I liked that they worked a more consistent pace without your usual padding, but I think there could have been more escalation. All in all, a great week of shows for NJPW and 2020 continues to get off to a great start.
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    P2B Greatest Crockett/WCW matches

    Probably the first War Games, Sting's Squadron-Dangerous Alliance, all three Flair-Steamboat matches, both Funk-Flair matches, Magnum-Tully, and Rey-Eddie.
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    Keiji Mutoh vs Genichiro Tenryu (NJPW/WAR/AJPW)

    Most would point to the 2001 Triple Crown match as their best and I would agree. Grumpy, hard-hitting Tenryu is my favorite Tenryu but he's also terrific in these more technical championship matches. It's a bit slow in the beginning but builds extremely well. I love escalation in longer matches like these because it makes everything feel earned and that the slow start was worth the wait. I would probably still go Park-Santo as the 2001 MOTY but this is an extremely close second.
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