Jump to content
Pro Wrestling Only

[1976-01-09-NJPW] Antonio Inoki vs Tiger Jeet Singh


Recommended Posts

Oh, Tiger, you and your goofy rapier. Tiger ambushes Inoki and pummels him in the face with the butt of his rapier like a goof. Inoki bleeds immediately and Singh goes to town on him throwing chairs in his face and drinking his blood like a vampire. Jeet Singh may be not as intense a brawler as the Sangre Chicanas and Perro Aguayos of this world, but he does the same things they would do: punching and kicking a bloody Inoki in the head, dumping row of chairs on him, etc. Inoki makes comeback by nailing Singh with a random bottle and then throwing punches. You don't think of Inoki as Jerry Lawler but he throws awesome punches and there are some cool exhausted exchanges from their knees here. Both guys were also grimacing to the max, with Inoki's blood painted face being a distorted mask of wrath. They spill to the outside and the double countout ensues but they keep going at it. This was not on the level of your classic bloodbaths due to being a little long and slow but it may be my favourite Inoki/Singh match so far because it gets straight to the point and the action is what you want all the way.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • GSR changed the title to [1976-01-09-NJPW] Antonio Inoki vs Tiger Jeet Singh
  • 5 years later...

Antonio Inoki vs Tiger Jeet Singh - NJPW 1/9/76

What if I told you a match had double juice, one dude getting busted open by a sword, the other by a glass bottle or some sort of tank, punches to the cut, biting the cut, steel chairs, guard rails, choking. Sounds killer. These two I don’t know what it is but they just don’t have it together. I love Inoki so it seems like a Singh problem. Does Tiger Jeet ever wrestler anyone else? The What and Why are there but the How is just heatless and no vim or vigor. It is weird because a verbal description would sound badass but it was anything but. There would be glimpses of that could be great but nothing sustained. The biggest pop was a fan nailed Tiger Jeet with a paper ball. Inoki was brutalized for the first ten minutes, made his comeback, double countout and then sent Tiger packing by kicking his ass. Maybe if it was more back and forth. It is probably just everyone is right, Tiger Jeet just kinda sucks. After contemplating this s’more this is a pretty decent brawl it is just not what I wanted it to be but it is good. ***

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...