Re: Your 5 Star Match Lists
I don't think "rather watch" should be used if you're talking about flat out "best" of anything. Andre/Hansen is one of my five favourite matches ever and I'd probably rather watch it than any AJ 90s match, but that's not at all saying it was as good as over a dozen matches from AJ. I'd rather watch Rey Mysterio v Jamie Noble to any John Cena match ever. I'd rather watch TAKA Michinoku to Genichiro Tenryu. I'd rather watch Dustin Rhodes to Jerry Lawler. ETCETERA.
Also the heavy storytelling stuff for All Japan......IDK. I think any fan can watch any AJ match at any point point and enjoy it. You may need to watch/know about all the back-shit to fully appreciate what they're doing, but the first time I 6/9/95 was in 2008 with no knowledge to anything and I still thought it was a classic match. I watched Jumbo/Taue v Gordy/Williams recently and enjoyed it. If someone tells me I missed part of the "story" about it or whatever, I'm not going back and re-watching it just to catch that stuff. I watched, I enjoyed, SO THERE.