The little of it I have watched is cool, I just can't get behind a fed that has Sal holding a title, though I do think the commentary is so much more interesting in FIP than ROH, the wrestling isn't as good.
Proud supporter of PWG, probably the best wrestling company in the universe. Probably.
Got to watching the Best of Dean Malenko DVD from IVP today and skipped straight to the Malenko/Black Tiger match from the 95 BOSJ:
Dean Malenko v Black Tiger, 7/7/95 (Best of the Super Juniors Tournament
Awesome little match! There's no underlying story to it or anything (that I can think of anyway) as it's just 2 participants going at it in the top jr. heavyweight competition, and everything is just spot on. The back and forth sequence at the beginning is fantastic and both guys just bring it from start to finish. I'm a little surprised that Malenko got the win here as he wasn't at the level of Guerrero in terms of status in the company, but all is good considering Eddie made it to the semi-finals (and lost a phemomenal, ****1/2 match against Benoit) anyway.
Probably not as good as their ECW series, but this was still great nonetheless. ****
Tonight I should FINALLY get a chance to watch the J Cup 95 over again! Dragon/Liger FTW!
I actually need to check out some FIP shows. I've lost most of my interest in ROH this year so perhaps a great feud like Strong/Stevens is what I need to get me back interested in the indies. I enjoyed most of what I saw of PWG last year, but I've lost all hope after being screwed over a couple times on orders.
As long as there's a Triforce, there will be a Zelda;
as long as there's a prosperous kingdom, there will be an evil bent on destroying it;
and as long as there's an oppressive force threatening Hyrule, there will be a boy...
in a green tunic, silver shield, and magic blade to stand against it.
All Japan 9/4/91: Mitsuharu Misawa and Toshiaki Kawada vs. Jumbo Tsuruta and Akira Taue
Man, this match was fucking awesome. The story was plain and simple with Misawa and Jumbo fueding and Kawada and Taue well hating each other. Great tag match that have Jumbo and Taue playing the heels and working on Misawa's injured shoulder. Kawada clubbing the shit out of Taue at the end was wonderful and it was cool seeing Jumbo submit to the "Misawa Lock" as I like to call it. Pretty epic stuff. ****1/2-****3/4