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Jetlag posted a topic in March 1991The first Slinger match that I know of that received some modest hype. I'm not sure if the consensus on Slinger was that he sucked or that simply nobody paid attention. Anyways this was an unexpectedly intense scrap with some gnarly submissions. I wonder if AJPW did sudden finishes on houseshows a lot at this time because the crowd really bites on the holds (granted these guys were really stretching eachother to the max). Add a constant feeling of struggle and both guys being willing to kick the shit out of each other and you have an enjoyable match in the vein of a stiff undercard fight. There was an awesome backslide spot too that was one of the better "wrestling" spots I've seen in a match in a while.
Jetlag posted a topic in March 1997It's a slow paced AJPW undercard match with a lot of matwork. Pretty cool eh? Sano is a guy you don't know what to expect from here as he is in between UWFi, KINGDOM, BattlARTS and Michinoku Pro, but he rocks the shootstyle here. Some really cool matwork involving him and Smith which had that clash of styles feel. Smith isn't a guy who does a ton for me but to his credit he sold the fuck out of Sanos kicks and knees and looked like he was struggling with all his might here. Really good moment when Sano was destroying Smith in the corner with kicks and Smith goes for a front headlock only to be taken down easily. Tornado is Richard Slinger in a goofy mask and he looked good here grappling and throwing kicks, did not look so good trying to take a huracanrana. Fuchi is obviously still very good at this point but doesn't go full bore aside from a cool pin.
This is sooooo much fun. Modest is a guy I didn't think much of before re-watching/watching a lot of these Noah matches, but he puts on a show here. Ever since his breakout singles match performance against Ogawa, back in July, Modest has really grown onto the local fans and he's made a name for himself. Here he does a great job at working over Ogawa's arm briefly with some nasty stuff that could easily dislocate someones shoulder. Unfortunately this doesn't go on for long given the match setting. They also pop the Michinoku Pro/Osaka Pro/Toryumon JAPAN wrestler on the ring apron is given opponents arm to pull and opponent reverses it and the guy on the ring apron ends up yanking his own tag partners arm which gets a big pop from the crowd. Everyone else looks good without taking the shine away from Modest. The finishing stretch is pretty neat as it's kept short and neat enough to not overstay it's welcome or head into overkill territory.