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post #690 of (permalink) Old 10-05-2011, 08:40 AM
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Re: Your 5 Star Match Lists

Originally Posted by Cactus View Post

AJPW 4/15/1994
Mitsuharu Misawa vs Akira Taue
Akira controls Misawa for the first portion of the match. Misawa struggles to fight back, but after wining and dining Akira on his world-famous elbows, Misawa regains control. Much like his comrade in the Holy Demon Army, Taue fights back with some dirty tactics and makes the match even. Some awesome sequences follow. Akira wants to dump Misawa on the concrete outside with a chokeslam, much like he did in the 9/6/1995 tag match. He eventually does and Misawa is hurt. From here on out, this reminds me of Akiyama/Kobashi '04. The heel slams the face on the outside and the face looks in bad shape. Much like Kobashi did in 2004, Misawa keeps selling the outside spot all the way until the end of the match. Misawa fighting spirit keeps him alive and puts Akira away after a couple of Tiger Suplexes.
This match is so underrated. I mean, everyone is talking about Misawa/Kawada, but people rarely mention Taue's awesomeness.
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