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As a big puro fan for the last 29 years, this is my favorite thread ever!  I can't express how grateful I am to you for your labors.

Thank you very much for all this.

Dan Ginnetty

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Same. And thanks for introducing me to deepl--it kicks Google Translate's ass as far as translating Japanese into readable English. I've been using it to read random bios on Dr. Mick's showapuroresu.com site.

This has some pretty good info on the origins of SWS--I think it was originally posted on the Other Arena but it made its way to Classics sometime later. Some of the info from this thread contradicts it, but for 2000 this was as good first-hand info as we were gonna get.

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Just to say thank you so much for this. One of the greatest threads I've ever read. Many mindblowing details. I'm still recovering from learning that Sato from Orient Express was the booker for early 80s AJPW.

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He was more than just a booker. He was a trainer and the examiner for the dojo's entrance test. While he was the booker, he was instrumental in creating a freer environment for the younger wrestlers where they were allowed to do big moves in their matches. He made a lot of reforms to the undercard of All Japan and improved the training methods for rookies. He broke Misawa and Koshinaka into the business and was highly respected by both. I believe he was also an interpreter for the foreigners. According to The Great Kabuki he now drives a truck in the States. 

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I don't remember, was he still working with AJ when he got back to WWE with Shinzaki or was he settled in the US by then and just served as the WWF interpreter/contact for Shinzaki ?

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This is an amazing thread. Too much to single out but 

 

 

1. Sumo and puro really put the carny bullshit of American wrestling to shame 

2. It's pretty fucking weird that Jumbo had a blog in 1996

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18 minutes ago, strobogo said:

2. It's pretty fucking weird that Jumbo had a blog in 1996

The website was made posthumously, tying in with the nonprofit his widow ran and named after him. 

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I couldn't figure out how to match these to an original post or if we needed them.

If we need to move any of them, please let me know. I'll lock this thread a week from today.

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3 hours ago, Loss said:

I couldn't figure out how to match these to an original post or if we needed them.

If we need to move any of them, please let me know. I'll lock this thread a week from today.

I think we're fine. These are all inessential overall. 

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