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Old 01-23-2013, 12:41 AM   #5203 (permalink)
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Default Re: Official Puro Match/DVD Discussion Thread (NO SPOILERS)

Andre's matches with Hansen and Khan are both in or near the five star range. The Hansen match is nearly guaranteed to be my NJ match of the decade.

The Choshu Revolution is pretty much the turning point in puroresu history. It changed everything from a booking and style standpoint. The Fujinami feud launched them both into superstardom. Find the six man with them and Inoki vs Abdullah, Allen and Jones from late 82 to see the breakdown between Choshu and Fujinami take place. 1983 and 1984 are revolutionary gold. Then, the boys go to All Japan and Choshu's presence essentially creates Tenryu as the worker he would become, which causes the resisting Jumbo to stop being lazy in order to keep up with Tenryu who had surpassed him, all leading to the awesome twilight Jumbo ace run he'd begin by '88. In other words, Choshu is the indirect creator of King's Road too.

Being that Choshu was a midcarder at the time of his ascension, Masa Saito (his trainer) was technically the head of the stable the first time round, although he was travelling all around the world as he did. Saito doesn't actually make the NJPW set in a match until 1987, once he gets out of American jail with his new aptly named Prison Hold. He was so fucking good and a psychological master. The '87 Inoki vs Saito match (not the island deathmatch) is Muta Scale done right!

Frank Jewett's detailed article on Ishin-gundam. http://www.otherarena.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=609
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