Originally Posted by Yeah1993
Watched Hansen/Kobashi. Ever since I first watched I thought one of two things - either this match was overrated, or it was me. It was definitely me. I don't think this is five stars, the 93 match of the year or even still as good as Hansen/Kawada, but I don't know what I missed the first time. Just a mind-blowing match; has to be the best Kobashi singles behind 1/20/97 right? Anything I'm forgetting? #2 singles for Hansen behind Kawada 2/28/93 I'm thinking, too. The finish gave me goosebumps.
The one with the Northern Lariat off the turnbuckle? Yeah, amazing fucking match, in my top 5 for 90's AJPW probably (maybe). Definitely behind 1/20/97 Misawa match, but I can't think of another better Kobashi singles match.
Kawada/Tenryu '00 is the latest 5* match I've seen. Just beautiful.