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re: Official Puro Match/DVD Discussion Thread (NO SPOILERS)

Giant Baba vs Billy Robinson - AJPW 1976/07/24
Robinson made this an absolute treat to watch. He makes all his moves make sense, has great facial expressions and can work on limbs like he's Fit fuckin' Finlay. That doesn't mean Baba was terrible by any means. To protect himself after Robinson went to work on his exposed knee, Baba pisses off the angry Manc by chopping him into a blind rage that ends up costing Robinson the first fall after running into a back suplex. Later in the second fall, Robinson learns to keep his cool and stick to the objective of working on Baba's leg. Baba desperately protects himself by kicking away. This really shown the vulnerability of Baba's injuries. They do rush through the second fall, but it's expected. The final fall is where everything reaches boiling point. They brawl all over the place but stay consistent with the earlier themes of the match. Easily the best pre-80's match I have ever seen.
Rating: ★★★★★
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