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[1998-07-22-Indy World #2] Tarzan Goto & Masashi Aoyagi & Azteca vs Dick Togo & Shoichi Funaki & MEN's Teioh

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Big badass brawl pitting Goto against Kaientai (who are all in WWF gear and have Yamaguchi-San with them), but mainly Goto against Togo. I loved the opening, which has Goto attacking Yamaguchi only to be hit by big Togo diving senton. Then chaos ensues and Togo is recklessly flying into chairs. Easily one of the better „opening brawling“ segments I can remember from a match in Korakuen Hall. Togo ends up busted open and has his cut worked over. Togo gives a really great performance here, and Goto and Aoyagi are great working the cut (Azteca is decent too).Goto uses foreign objects, while Aoyagi throws punches and kicks at Togo's face. Goto is so great here as a grotesque lumbering psycho destroying the little dudes, and Aoyagi working exchanges with Kaientai and laying into them with kicks is all kinds of fun too. It gets to the point where Goto gets ready to carve people up with a broken beer bottle and you wonder how Kaientai are gonna get out of this alive. I actually loved the sports entertainment twist right before the finish too as it resulted in a badass character moment from Aoyagi. Match probably needed a big dive train or something, but as it was it was a spectacular fight.

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This is for the Secret Santo project from Jetlag. Link is below.

 

 

Togo ambushes Goto during entrances and it seems like these guys either have a feud or Goto is just pissed off by this. Early on it is established that KDX have to use teamwork to overcome the fact they are severely outgunned by Goto, on even terms with Aoyagi and a little above Azteca. This point is driven home by Goto no-selling everything thrown at him for the first 10+minutes of the match. And destroying two members of KDX, but mostly Dick Togo. He is entertaining in the way he does it though. He makes Togo a chair necklace to bust him open, completely destroys a fan's umbrella and borrows the ref's belt. Togo is great at being the face/heel (can't tell which in peril). Aoyagi and Azeca get in on things, but this match is all about Goto wanting to murder Togo. Goto takes things too far for Aoyagi when he grabs and breaks a beer bottle to stab Togo with. KDX pounce on this opportunity to put Azteca away with a Togo top rope senton. Goto no-sells most of Aoyagi's post-match offense as well.

 

Fun match with maybe a little too much no-selling by Goto. Seems like he'd be far enough above KDX that it makes sense and I'm not sure I want Goto to be putting a lot of time into selling anyway. KDX and Aoyagi play their roles well. Azteca seems like he's around to do some lucha spots and eat the fall.

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