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  1. Grimmas

    Command Bolshoi - send in the clown

    Very excited for some Yokota!! 2009.10.4 JWP Korakuen Hall Bolshoi 20th Anniversary Match Command Bolshoi & GAMI vs Jaguar Yokota & Tsubasa Kuragaki GAMI is a weird choice for a partner for this match. In this match, her character is I'm a bad a wrestler. However, she's clearly really talented so it really takes a talent to fake being bad. It's actually good comedy. Her segments are all fun. Tsubasa and Bolshoi continue to be a good pair, but the few minutes of Jaguar-Bolshoi we got were fucking awesome! Tsubusa also pulled out a double torture rack. A fun, just outside the spreadsheet match. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMhsxyukylw Let's stick to the legends and go to America. CHIKARAPRO USA September 16, 2012 Command Bolshoi & Tsubasa Kuragaki vs Manami Toyota & Kaori Yoneyama This is not Bolshoi's cam from the balcony, this is straight Chikara footage with a pre match promo by Bolshoi and Tsubasa plus commentary. This is a fucking awesome showcase match and it really warms my heart to see American fans go nuts for Toyota's and Bolshoi's regular spots. This is legit Rey-Psicosis level of touring match! Watch it! Rating - 8.5/10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ4OfOojhRg One more, because I woke up early. 2009.7.19 JWP Certified Tag & Daily Sports Certified Women's Tag Championship <Champion> Command Bolshoi & Megumi Yabushita vs Kaori Yoneyama & Emi Sakura <Challenger> On the watch party we saw Bolshoi/Nakajima vs Yoneyama/Sakura and it was an all-time classic. I'm very excited to see how this matches up. It's not on the exact level of the before mentioned match, but it does fucking rule. Yabushita and Bolshoi have a great technical chemistry that works really well. Yoneyama and Sakura would become an elite team, but here they are just developing their great chemistry. Another must watch. Rating 8.25/10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeDXGAqZEhg
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    Command Bolshoi - send in the clown

    After a few days of laziness, let's get back in with the clown. I want to keep up with the latest drops, while slowly filling in the backlog, so two have been posted since my last post. 2005.5.22 Kaikyo Messe Shimonoseki Bolshoi Kid vs Erika Watanabe Did I point out how cute the cartoon graphics on this channel are? Her giving a little talk about the history of the match or opponent before the match is the best idea ever, I just wish it was subtitled. These would be unbelievably valuable. For some reason Bolshoi is in her very early 1990s costume, that's interesting and I have no idea why. To answer my question, Bolshoi flat out starts the match with all her old comedic schtick. That's fascinating, I wonder if this outfit is her comedy outfit she pulls out when she wants to do comedy matches? SHE WENT FULL CLOWN in this match. Some hilarious stuff, and really cool how she can incorporate her cool real spots and slightly adjust them to comedy. I love that her comedy isn't kayfabe breaking like some it doesn't make the match feel fake, just that she is trying to frustrate her opponent. A small example is that Watanabe slams her and goes to the top rope to do a high flying move, while climbing Bolshoi casually gets up and moves and lies back down too far away. Watanabe then has to go to the other corner and repeat. Watanabe then tries the too far dive and misses. It's good stuff! A fun match and one of the better comedy matches I've ever seen if not the best. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6U4R4y9y_mE 2005.5.22 Kaikyo Messe Shimonoseki Command Bolshoi & Azumi Hyuga & Tsubasa Kuragaki vs Kayoko Haruyama & Erika Watanabe & Aja Kong This is the main event of the show where the previous match took place on and she changed into her legit gear. That makes a lot more sense, she's working twice so let's make them completely different matches. It's amazing that when I saw Tsubasa vs Bolshoi I thought she was a world beater, but in this she is a solid wrestler with cool athletic spots. That might be the best case for Bolshoi you can get from this match as she clearly wasn't the focus here. Hyuga continues to impress and Kong looked great as well. Sadly no Kong-Bolshoi moments. A pretty good match, borderline spreadsheetable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL7z2HQSPPk One more before work and we can go back to the oldest posted stuff. 2009.4.12 JWP Korakuen Hall JWP Certified Tag & Daily Sports Certified Women's Tag Championship <Champion> Yumiko Hotta & Kikyouto vs Command Bolshoi & Megumi Yabushita <Challenger> Later Hotta is all about crowd brawling and using her chain. It's so strange because I'm in 1993 with her. Yabushita bleeds early and the first few minutes is just all out war around the Hall. We settle into the ring for a petty traditional match after that. What sucks is this rules, especially Bolshoi and Yabushita EXCEPT for when Hotta is on offense for the body of the match. The last third we get no Hotta boring us with her offense and it gets rather exciting. She is either working with others who are doing all the fun stuff or she is throwing bombs. This ended up with a damn good finishing sequence. I'd say about on par with the previous match above. If you use the star ratings the 3ish to 3 1/2 star range. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9tsZt8-3iDU
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    Command Bolshoi - send in the clown

    I was going to be done for the day, but I decided to fit in a few more. 2007.8.26 JWP Korakuen Hall Command Bolshoi & Kaori Yoneyama vs Chisako Kanari & Sachiko Kanari A sister team? Siblings or not they are very aggressive, but seem to be new to the business as most of their offense was dropkicks. Maybe Manami Toyota trained them? Luckily Bolshoi and Yoneyama carry the load. Bolshoi pulled out another version of the tarantula. Seriously how many different versions can she do? Her and Yoneyama have good team work too. A real fun tag match! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ft4_SsKWFvA One more before I am done for today. Seeing Hotta in the thumbmail made me not continue going from oldest to newest, so I will do the most new upload I can. 2006.9.3 Tokyo Kinema Club JWP Certified Tag Team Championship [Champion] Ran Yu-Yu & Toshie Uematsu vs [Challenger] Command Bolshoi KAZUKI This match has Bolshoi and KAZUKI talking about it in current time. That's a fun feature and I wish it was subtitled. The "Bolshoi Class" t-shirt is pretty cool. Ran Yu-Yu can keep up with Bolshoi in exchanging holds, so this is a great open to the match. Toshie is a wild women. This is an uptempo tag match that was very exciting. Lots of drama with the nearfalls and just great action. Rating - 7/10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzLtWwnBW0w
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    Command Bolshoi - send in the clown

    Well I can't get enough Bolshoi and this match looked too tasty to wait on. 2005.9.18 JWP Korakuen Hall Command Bolshoi & Devil Masami vs Amazing Kong & Haruka Matsuo I never thought about Kong vs Bolshoi before, but what a fucking dream. There opening segment with each other is everything you could had hoped for and more! Bolshoi tags out and then we have Devil vs Kong, which same thing! We don't settle who has more power, which leads to Matsuo tagging in. She's all speed and quickness and Devil murders her. Luckily Kong helps her and she gets some great stuff in on Devil. There is some laughs at Matsuo is so clearly under matched vs Devil. One thing I loved about Bolshoi in tags is her taking out the opponent on the apron in order to ensure her stuff in the ring vs the legal opponent. Kong and Devil do dueling gorilla presses!!!! After a fun Kong-Bolshoi segment, Bolshoi does a flying rana from the top rope to the floor on Kong! This follows with Devil crowd brawling with Matsuo and Bolshoi and Kong crowd brawling. The wrestling is good today! After another fun Bolshoi-Kong sequence, Bolshoi does a super rana on Kong. This whole sequence with Kong gets better and better and better. I don't want to ruin it, but hot fucking damn this rules! I hope a singles match exists, because this is the best! The finishing sequence then rules! Watch this match! Rating - 7.75/10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkzwR2Gcjbg
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    Command Bolshoi - send in the clown

    @Reel definitely, although she may be uploading her whole damn career here! @NotJayTabb some of the matches you should really go back to watch, but they will pop up in this thread if I get to them! NOTE - If I don't give a rating, that means it's below 7/10. It could be good like I say, but doesn't make my spreadsheet and I don't rate things that don't make it. Going through her channel is interesting, because it starts with all music and than that one EVE match. Then in continues on and on with music, until this match. Then it's mostly matches from there. 2004.9.12 JWP Korakuen Tournament Azumi Hyuga 10th Anniversary 6-person Tag Match Azumi Hyuga & Tsubasa Kuragaki & Erika Watanabe vs Command Bolshoi & Kayoko Haruyama & Kaori Yoneyama A nice little ceremony for Hyuga starts this off. On the Bolshoi watch party we learned Bolshoi has amazing chemistry with Tusbasa and that continues here with all of the cool Tusbasa throwing Bolshoi around as she turns them into submissions. We learn in this match, she also has unreal chemistry with Hyuga! I'm starting to think Bolshoi just works great with almost anyone. Some fun things early on are Bolshoi's team doing the demolition all reigning blows down on in a triple team and the rope walk by Bolshoi leading to her getting to the corner where Hyuga was, so she moon walks and then does the armdrag. We got a nice dive train after Tsubasa gorilla presses Bolshoi to the floor which ends with an amazing sommersault off the top rope by Hyuga. Hyuga is clearly designed to be the star here and she gets the win after a great closing segment with Kaori Yoneyama. Really both of those two need to be explored further, they rule! Rating - 7/10 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps4pWofXylQ Also, why not check out what was uploaded today too. 2009.2.8 Tokyo Kinema Club Command Bolshoi & Kayoko Haruyama & Ran Yu-Yu vs Kikyouto & Yumiko Hotta & Kyoko Kimura Aono weirdly gets left off the translation. So this starts as a wild brawl all over the place, before breaking down to the heels, Hotta's team, cheating and some heavy fists thrown. The first half Bolshoi is only in to give a slick armbar takedown. Finally, the last half is all Bolshoi. First she's destroyed by Hotta with chains, then a vicious head chair shot. The real highlight was the ending last few minutes which was all Boslhoi and Kimura. They work so well together and I want more! A fun and solid match here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrIziIoKpHw
  6. You mean the clown that Hotta punted? Over the last year or so I have barely tipped the iceberg of Command Bolshoi, but I have learned that she is easily a top 75 GWE candidate. She may be a top 50 or even a top 25 candidate. I want to find out. Yes, she's a clown who started as a flying comedy worker. However, she developed into a Rey Jr Kimura worker in her 27 year career. I have seen her damn good in 1993 and damn good in 2019, so the question is how fucking great is she? Thankfully a few years ago she started a youtube channel to upload her music. Somehow that turned her into the Buddy Rose of joshi and now that channel has over 300 matches of her's. I am going to start diving into this channel, because it's riddled with gems and someone needs to make her case. I have so much on my plate, so this may not be constant updates, but I'll work through it. 2018.11.10 ProWestlingEVE ~ SHE1 Command Bolshoi vs Jetta The first match uploaded is from EVE in England. It's not EVE's footage, but it's shot from the balcony. A very unique angle to watch wrestling from. With this being Jetta and Bolshoi this could be a technical match or a comedy match, but they went with the tricked out technical submission work and it fucking ruled. Bolshoi has so many tricks in her arsenal and we need to speak of her as one of the greatest technical wrestlers ever. 8 minutes of tricked out submissions leading to a tiny comedy spot and a strong finish. Well worth your time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYbti264pTU
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    Command Bolshoi

    Watching a ton of her to put together a watch list for the watch party this upcoming Saturday and damn she seems like such a no brainer choice. She debuts in 1992 and not only is a good comedy worker, but is good on the mat and a great flyer. As her career goes on she develops into one of the greatest technical wrestlers of all time. It's really wild. Has great match up to 2019, when she retired. The fact she can be a Russian Clown who can do comedy, technical, flying, and pure bad assery is an impressive resume. She has the great matches to back it up to. I have no idea how you can leave her off your list, unless you just refuse to watch her.
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    Daniel Bryan

    People did want Kofi as a star forever. Look at the Orton match to see that.
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    Mickie James

    So should I go into hundreds of threads and just type "Nope" to all the people I don't think are worthy? Would that be helpful?
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    Mickie James

    Cool, so ignore the thread. I find going into threads to just say no to be the most pointless activity that people do in GWE. What is the fucking point? If you aren't adding anything, then why post?
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    Ikuto Hidaka

    I doubt Hidaka would make my two 100 male list.
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    Mickie James

    Thanks for adding so much to this thread. I do appreciate it.
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    Daniel Bryan

    I am doing my list of wrestlers of 2021. Syuri and Utami are easily above him. I think Mercedes Martinez is a better wrestler today. Thunder Rosa too. I could go on.
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    Judy Martin

    The problem with Martin for me is not her fault, but her competition. The JBA series rules, but she is really lacking in opponents for the majority of her career. Sadly. Would love for a lot of recs though.
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