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Jetlag posted a topic in 1971The Saints vs. The Royals. A technical sprint! Compare this to the tags from japan or the US from the 70s and it'll look like it's from another planet. They go all out with the tricked out technical stuff. There wasn't much usual tag psychology, but they worked a highly competitive match. Walton kept bringing up the size difference, giving the bout a nice feel of an uphill battle with the Royals having to be as slick as possible. They work their butts off taking all these awesome bumps and sprinting across the ring lightning fast. Some of the best criss cross running spots I've ever seen, and it felt bordering on dangerous especially Faulkner who seemed always close to causing a crash with how reckless he was. My favourite guy in the match may have been Bert as he did all these crazy lucha-ish submissions. They do a bunch of really great nearfalls - british wrestling isn't nearfall heavy, but having watched a bunch of it I knew a fall could end with any move, and they do so many teases that had me and the crowd by the balls the whole time. Because getting a pinfall in WoS is treated as catching and containing the other guy rather than knocking him silly and then lying on top of him for the 3 count, the match never felt excessive. Great, intricate bout that flew by.
Jetlag posted a topic in 1970Interesting tag which was fairly luchariffic. These guys clearly had a routine worked out, and they wrestled smooth as butter. I dug Royal alot as he always does nifty technical stuff, Faulkner on the other hand could never get his stupid grin off of his face. The Black Knights - Masambula and Honeyboy Zimba were pretty solid too. Obviously Masambula's charisma was the center, as he has mad presence, but he also did a lot of wrestling. I liked that while it was acknowledged that Masambula was a bit of a comedic, he had no problem going on the mat and piledriving Faulkner out of nowhere. I also loved Walton pointing out Faulkner is too short for the arm lever to work. Zimba saves the biggest highspots until the end when he does his awesome kip ups. Match didn't develop a ton of intensity or high end work but it was a fun look at this kind of entertaining good time british match.